Hey, It’s Okay!

On this Sunday I just had an urge to say thank to you guys – you rock! You make me feel good every single day, your comments mean so much even after two years and I hope saying ‘thank you’ will never get tired or old. I believe you guys know how special and awesome you are (if you don’t – you should!) and I have someone else on my mind today as well. My fellow bloggers, I know it’s tough as the pressure and expectations are starting to be bigger and bigger every year. Deep down inside, I think we’re all sensitive beings – typing away in hope we’ll (re)connect with someone just like us. There’s a lot of self-doubt as well, we expect too much of ourselves and I’m afraid that we’re all being too hard on ourselves as well. I feel ya, I hear ya – we’re all in the same ‘game’. That’s why I wanted to say that it really is okay;

  1. If you missed a day – or a week – with your posts. We’re still here, clinging to every new read you have in store.
  2. Not having a swish new camera – I’ve been there with my smartphone cam and I enjoyed making every post just as I do now. 
  3. You know your photography is amazing – you don’t need dozens of comments or likes as proof but…one pin wouldn’t hurt either.
  4. To give yourself a break – we all need it sometimes, creative flow needs to recharge from time to time.
  5. If you feel that certain individuals are putting too much pressure on ya – let them know that you’re still a friend as you always were and you’re not going to disappear if posts aren’t flowing as they used to. You always have Instagram, wine and dubious selfies to prove your existence.
  6. To reject rude comments – people who care about you even the slightest will find a nice, caring way to send across their message.
  7. That being profesh isn’t your thing – we’re not all making a living out of blogging.
  8. That your blog is just a good hobby you enjoy – remember? Especially if you created it with no real agenda or income plan in the first place.
  9. Feel absolutely shattered, with no desire to do anything except stay in bed, watch You Tube videos and eat tons of parmezan pasta. Oh, it’s just me then?
  10. If you’re not a busy bee as you expected to be by now. We all blossom at different times.
  11. If followship and readership aren’t on par as fellow bloggers have it. It’s not all in the numbers – there’s something in that one message or e-mail you got recently. There’s also a lot in the trust your readers have gained in you and that amazing feeling of content after you’ve clicked ‘Publish’.
  12. To have no idea what background to use or if you don’t have any particular one. White paper or a floor will do just fine.
  13. To feel a bit down if a post you really loved making isn’t getting a response you expected. 
  14. Not to expose yourself. Not everyone feels comfortable sharing their face to the entire world and you know that’s just fine.
  15. If you haven’t swatched every single lippie or got down the entire ingredients list – we’re all just humans.
  16. To make mistakes – they’re proof you’re trying.
  17. To feel proud when someone asks your advice on blogging.
  18. If someone finds a grammar mistake in your post – there is an ‘edit’ option for a reason.
  19. If you want to explore other niches other than one you’re currently blogging in.
  20. To just be yourself.

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Ove nedelje sam imala zelju da vam se zahvalim – mislim da ste super! Svakog dana uradite nesto zbog cega se dobro osjecam, komentari koje mi pisete znace zaista mnogo cak i nakon dvije godine i nadam se da se ‘hvala’ nikada ne izlizati tj. izgubiti na znacaju. Ipak vjerujem da znate koliko ste posebne (ako niste toga svjesne – trebale bi biti!) ali na umu danas imam jos nekoga. Moje kolegice blogerice, znam koliko je nekada zahtjevno i da pritisak te ocekivanja od nas rastu svake godine. U sustini, sve smo mi osjetljiva bica – tipkajuci se nadamo da cemo se na nekom nivou povezati sa osobama slicnim nama. Takodjer, tu imamo i mnogo samokritike, ocekujemo mnogo od sebe i bojim se da smo isuvise stroge prema sebi. Znam da nije lako, razumijem – sve smo mi ipak u istoj ‘igri’. Zato sam zeljela da kazem da je zaista uredu;


  • Ukoliko niste pisale jedan dan – ili cijelu sedmicu. Citatelji ce i dalje biti tu, nestrpljivo ocekujuci novitete iz vaseg nevidljivog pera.
  • Ako nemate fensi foto aparat – ja sam pocela sa kamericom mobitela i mogu vam reci da sam jednako uzivala praveci postove kao i danas.
  • Ako u biti znate da su vase fotke super – nisu vam potrebni deseci lajkova ili komentara da vam to potvrde ali…jedan pin na Pinterestu ne bi skodio.
  • Da pozelite napraviti pauzu u bloganju – svima nam je nekada potrebna, kreativnost sa vremena na vrijeme treba da ‘napuni baterije’.
  • Ukoliko osjecate da pojedinci vrse pritisak na vas – dajte im do znanja da cete i dalje biti prijatelj, uprkos tome sto postovi ne lete na sve strane kao nekada. Uostalom, uvijek imate Instagram, vino i sumnjive selfije koji ce dokazati da i dalje postojite.
  • Ako filtrirate bezobrazne komentare – osobama kojima je iole stalo do vas nece biti tesko niti naporno da na korektan, kulturan nacin prenesu svoju poruku do vas.
  • Ako mislite da sva ta profesionalnost nije vas fazon – uredu je, ne zaradjujemo svi od bloganja.
  • Ako je vas blog samo dobar hobi koji vas usrecuje – sjecate se toga? Narocito je uredu ako ste od samog pocetka krenuli sa bloganjem bez konkretnog plana djelovanja ili zarade.
  • Da se osjecate potpuno bezvoljno, bez zelje da radite bilo sta osim da gledate You Tube videa u krevetu i da jedete tone paste sa parmezanom. Oh, znaci sama sam u ovome?
  • Sto do sada niste utjelovljenje vrijedne pcelice sa maksimalno popunjenim kalendarom i blogerskim ‘trofejima’. Svi mi procvjetamo u razlicito vrijeme.
  • Ukoliko nivo citatelja i pratitelja ne parira kolegama blogerima. Nije sve u brojevima – ima nesto u onom mejlu ili poruci koju ste nedavno dobile. A mnogo toga ima i u povjerenju koje ste zadobile kod svojih citatelja kao i osjecaju zadovoljstva nakon sto kliknete ‘Objavi’.
  • Da nemate ideju kakvu pozadinu koristiti za svoke fotke ili ukoliko uopste nemate takvo nesto. Bijeli papir ili cist pod ce sasvim lijepo da posluze.
  • Ako se osjecate razocarano sto post u koji ste ulozili mnogo ljubavi i truda nije imao odjek kod citatelja koliko ste se nadali.
  • Ako odlucite da se ne eksponirate. Nije svakome privlacna (ili prihvatljiva) ideja da svoje lice obznani cijelom svijetu i znate da je to sasvim uredu.
  • Ako ste zaboravile swatchati sve i jedan ruz ili ako ste zaboravile na listu sastojaka u postu – ljudski je grijesiti.
  • Praviti greske – one su dokaz da se trudite.
  • Da se osjecate ponosno ako vas netko upita za savjet glede bloganja.
  • Ako netko pronadje gramaticku gresku u vasem postu – zato opcija ‘edit’ i sluzi.
  • Ukoliko zelite istrazivati i ostale ‘niche’ tj. kategorije bloganja, osim one u sklopu koje trenutno pisete.
  • Da budete ono sto jeste, da budete svoji.

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