Thursday, 24 March 2016

21 ways your life changes when you become a blogger.

As some of you may know, I've now been blogging for three years. I seriously can't believe how fast the time has gone, but at the same time I feel as though I've been blogging forever. Is that weird? I almost feel as if blogging is a part of me now, and it's definitely something I couldn't live without. So for today's post I thought I'd share the 21 ways your life changes when you become a blogger, and I'm sure so many of you can relate!


1. You have to Instagram EVERYTHING. And I mean everything. "WAAIT! Don't eat that yet - I need to take a photo of it!" becomes a sentence you use on an almost daily basis. 

2. Brunch is life. And sitting in your kitchen on a Sunday morning, scrolling through Instagram with one hand whilst holding your bowl of rice crispies in the other makes you seriously envious.

3. You want to buy all the makeup. 

4. But you can't actually start wearing it until you've taken a photo of the product in all its packaging glory for your blog. 

5. You look forward to a day off simply so you can sit in your pjs and catch up on blogging.

6. You have to get ready at least one hour before going out because you need to take all of the outfit photos, at several different angles. 

7. Your mum/boyfriend/housemate's life also changes as they find themselves becoming your designated photographer. (And eventually you don't even need ask them to take photos, they just kind of do it without being prompted.)

8. Sunday night is no time for socialising as you're too deep into those Twitter chats. 

9. You own about 8745 MAC lipsticks, but you're always wanting more

10. A quick trip to Boots for some face wipes results in you coming out with a whole new makeup bag a good hour or so later. 

11. When out with your "real-life" friends you start talking about something a blogger said on Twitter/shared on Instagram and they have no clue what or who you're talking about. 

12. When doing your makeup you narrate each step as you look in the mirror and pretend you're filming a YouTube video. "So first I'm going to use the Dior Skin Forever Foundation and will blend it onto the face with a beauty blender..."

13. You collect little trinkets, random objects, white backgrounds and all things marble for flat lay decoration and blog photos. 

14. You wear all black, but you want everything in your home to be white. 

15. You get really excited when you see a blogger in a TV advert or on a magazine cover, and even more excited if they follow you on Twitter!

16. Your forever lusting over makeup storage pictures on Pinterest, and dream of having a huge dressing table filled with organised makeup boxes and tidies. 

17. "Sorry Hannah, I can't come out tonight. I have a blog post that needs to be up by 8am tomorrow morning."

18. Your become slightly obsessed with PLL. And avoid Twitter at all costs in case you accidentally find out who A is. You're also always lusting over the liars' makeup while watching.

19. You get to go to wonderful events and get pampered like the queen you are. (And while you're there you're constantly wondering how you got so lucky!)

20. You also virtually meet some wonderful people, who become amazing friends that you can always count on, and meeting them IRL is always so nervewrecking but so fun!

21. You're seriously grateful for everything you've learned as a blogger, and even though it's taken over your life, you wouldn't have it any other way! <3

Can you relate? Is there something I've missed?
How has your life changed since you started blogging?
Lots of love, 
Jessie. xoxo

31 comments:

  1. Ahhh Jessie this post is amazing!! I have only been blogging around 6 months but I think each and every single one of these points applies to myself haha!! I am SO glad I started blogging.. definitely the best decision EVER!!! The bit about narrating your makeup made me laugh.. I AM SO GLAD I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES IT HAHA!!! Great post lovely!

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xxx

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    1. Haha aw I'm so glad you like the post Saira : ) I am so glad I started too - Ii just love it. Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one either!! I do it every time :') xx

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  2. This list has made me realise how much i've been missing blogging lately! Can't wait to finish uni so I can finally get back into a proper blogging routine again :)

    Abigail at www.AbigailsWorld.co.uk

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    1. Aw me too! I have hardly any time to do it anymore :( I'm glad to be off for Easter to have a little catch up. xx

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  3. Haha this is so funny and so true!!!! I have to agree with all of them but especially when buying new makeup and you cannot use it until the lighting is good and you take 245 photos of it!!! :) story of my life!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. Haha I am totally the same! Glad i'm not the only one ;) xx

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  4. Haha I love this. Such an instagram addiction, I'm always on the hunt for snaps!!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I'm literally obsessed with Instagram! xx

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  5. This was so entertaining to ready, and really accurate! Great post!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. So many are true and 10 is sooo spot on haha! xx
    alicekatex

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  7. All of these are so accurate! Number one especially is my life - my boyfriend now just sighs and waits for the picture to be taken before even considering eating hahaha

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha my boyfriend does the same! Or he's like "Jess, there's no need to take a photo of everything we eat!" But there definitely is haha xx

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  8. I can relate to SO many of these, you read my mind!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.com

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  9. YES! These are so true. Especially about photographing new makeup before using it. Sometimes, my husband will come in and be like "What are you doing?" Because I'm taking an insane amount of product photos when all I want to do is test out the makeup!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thank you Shannon! I'm exactly the same. xx

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  10. Oh this is so relatable! And I love the last part, it's so truth! I think the worst part is not being able to afford all that make up haha

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. Haha thank you : ) I know! So much makeup, not enough money!! xx

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  11. It's kinda scary at how much I can relate to most of these things. I literally instagram all of my food but I've got another 'real life' blogger so she understands because she also does it lol.

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  12. This is brilliant and so so true! No 12 made me laugh I do that all the time! x

    www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Totally! These are so true!

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  14. Ahhh Jessie, I love this! I actually laughed out loud at some of these thinking 'Yup, that's 110% me!'. Who knew blogging would take over our lives in such a way!
    xxx
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

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    1. Hahah I'm glad I'm not the only crazy fool that does all this ;) xx

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  15. This is such a great post, I can literally relate to nearly all of them, apart from being invited to events x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

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