26 Things You’ve Definitely Done If You’re A Blogger


Because let’s face it, we’re all going through the same thing really, deep down.

1. Googled ‘how much money do bloggers make’ and then felt really sad and let down that there was no definitive answer. Sob. How will you make you future life plans accordingly?

2. Had that moment where you realised that if you just brightened a photo and sharpened it your photos suddenly go from amateur blogger to super-swish, professional blogger. Who knew Amaro filter wasn’t the answer to more likes, eh?

3. Umm-ed and ahhed over a £15 candle. Because you could really use it as a prop in photos and also, candles = happiness, but WHY ARE THEY SO FLIPPING EXPENSIVE?

4. Had to physically walk away from your computer to stop yourself sending a really aggressive email to a PR who’s just emailed to see if you want to do a whole post and maybe a video and maybe a few social media mentions about their new campaign on villas in Spain. For free. Because yes, that’s exactly what bloggers do, you clever little PR you.

5. Had a little cry (full blown meltdown) in the corner of a room because why is HTML AND SELF HOSTING AND DOMAIN NAMES SO STUPIDLY HARD?

6. Sat down to write a few posts. Had a quick peruse on Pinterest to get some inspiration. Realised three hours had passed. Oh.

7. Gone to Homebase, B&Q and IKEA to buy the dream cactus. Come home empty handed and bulk-eaten chocolate to take the edge off your plant-based sadness.

8. Reasoned with yourself that it’s actual vital you spend £72 on ASOS because you really need new material for your outfit posts and it’s basically a business cost. Yup, vital.

9. Wondered whether you should book a trip to Paris just so you can do a Sephora haul and Instagram some macarons.

10. Bought fresh flowers, postcards and other pretty things just to use as photo props because that’s just how you roll and you don’t care who knows it.

11.  Read about 783567856 other people describe their blogs as ‘my little corner of the internet’. Oh you guys.

12. Spent over half an hour just rearranging products on your floorboards for a damn good photo. Normally rushing said photos because OMG HOW IS IT GETTING DARK ALREADY.

13. Secretly praised the universe lords when the clocks go back ebcause hello light evenings and hello plenty more hours in the day to shoot glossy, perfect photos.

14. Bought almond butter, coconut oil and chia seeds because Bloglovin told you to.

15. Tried to take a photos of your dreamy smokey eye, only to have a camera roll that looks like close ups of you having a stroke. Oh.

16. Used a piece of tissue to clean the side of your plate to make it photo-worthy. Those pasta sauce splatters make it look way less attractive.

17. Wondered whether it’s important to own an iPhone, iPad, iMac and MacBook Air. It probably is, you should probably buy all of them. It’s the only way to be a success.

18. Tweeted out a link to your blog for readers to ‘enjoy with a tea/coffee/afternoon chocolate-y treat/cake ETC ETC’.

19. Had a really bloody good photo-opportunity day but then not wanted to Instagram them all at once and so staggered them out over a few days and hoped no-one noticed because LOL, girl got to be consistent.

20. Edited out cigarette butts and trodden-in gum out of your photos because ewww London can be gross.

21. Only painted the nails/fake-tanned the parts of the body that are on show in a photo. Hey, time is precious.

22. Hope and prayed that no-one ever finds out that your camera roll is 67% selfies, 21% brunch and 10% cats.

23. Gone out of your way to buy Essie nail polishes and MAC lipsticks over other brands because they just look so damn on point.

24. Introduced the words ‘dupe’ and ‘drugstore’ and ‘pigment’ into your top 20 used words of all time.

25. Sat and stared at your Google Analytics active users on site number and thought whether you should probably get a bit more of a life.

26. Wondered whether blogging is the most exciting, happiest best thing in the world, or the worst, most soul-destroying, negative thing you’ve ever encountered. Oh internet.


  • Haha, I’m addicted to Google Analytics at the moment! Glad to hear you do all the same thing as me. I seriously need to invest in a Macbook!

  • Love this and I’m not even a blogger, just dream of being one. Number 15 made me actually laugh out loud! Loooove your wit, you a literally my favourite no bull shit blogger EVER.

    Hope you win the New York trip!!

  • Abby

    This made me giggle – especially agree with number 7 and 14! I’ve been looking for the dream cactus for quite some time but l I just come home with chocolate and end up looking at other peoples dream cactus’ on Pinterest… 4 hours later and I’m now looking at new hairstyles. Oh dear. Haha.

    Abby | Eärendil

  • Hi Hannah. I’m officially guilty of some of these *blushing*.

  • anon

    Hi Hannah,

    I found your blog a little while ago and really loved it. I find myself checking everyday to see your new posts but it seems that things have changed…you seem to have run out of steam and topics to talk about. Is this blog just for other bloggers or the public?

    The recent posts have been really down in the dumps and it would be a shame if you lose readers because of this. I hope you get your mojo back.

  • LydiaGrace

    I’m not a blogger, I’m a youtuber (wait, at what point do you become a ‘youtuber’? When you get paid? When you get a book deal?) and these DEFINITELY apply here too. Of course I need this new foundation, imagine the horror of me using the same one in every video like some sort of peasant? 😉

  • Haha so true 🙁 Definitely guilty of these

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • So guilty of a lot of these… oops.
    Great post! xx

  • I really want to see more cats on your photos, girl!

  • 100% yes for all of these.

  • Carly

    Your lists are great

  • Yup, I have definitely painted only one hand for a blog post haha. So glad i’m not the only one! xx


  • Sophie

    So true! Especially the Google analytics one … I definitely need to get a life!


  • *Goes to the “my little corner of the internet” blurb on my blog and hastily edits it…*


    Jen xx

  • Oh wow, I’m fairly new to the blogosphere and I do almost all of these! I still haven’t had that pro-photography moment yet. Thanks for the heads up!

    Jess X


  • Love these types of posts you do Hannah! Always get me laughing and in a good mood!
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  • HA just cooked my dinner in coconut oil. Also, you know you’re a blogger when you’ve made your friends wait before eating so that you can get the perfect shot 🙂


  • Charlie

    Yes to all of the above!
    Dreaming of cashing in £8 million a year like The Blonde Salad because that’s what bloggers do right?


  • Your posts make me die, you have skills girl


  • Kb

    OMG number 23 is so true! Hope to catch up soon! x

  • Amen to this! You always get it so spot on!

  • Hahaha this made me laugh so much, good post! x

  • hahaha laughed so much I feel so related xx


  • Guilty as charged hahaha. Too real! x

  • See my phones like 60% selfies, 30% cat pictures, 10% take aways.
    I just want to say I genuinely adore your blog. I featured you in my current reading list post cause I read your blog nearly every day.


  • Ha I love this list! Brilliant… and kinda depressing haha!

  • Hahaha 15 is so so true! Loved reading these.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • amy

    Looking at GA and realising that the 30 sudden views you got yesterday where spam robots and not real people 🙁 , spending more time getting the photo right than focusing on the writing which should be more important but photography is hard,

  • Blizzard Girl

    Hahaha brillant post! I laughed throughout the entire thing!:)


  • Jo

    Spot. On.
    And I’m not even a pro blogger! Love these lists Hannah.

    Jo xx

  • Haha love this! And people think being a blogger is cool 🙂 x

  • Sometimes amaro though, no?

    • hannahgale9

      Sometimes amaro.

  • Olivia

    Hannah, I love this post – and all your others. What I really want to know here is, what are the colours of Essie nail varnish you have on this page? They are to die for

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  • Chloe

    Hi, I’m just starting out as a blogger in my 30s and I found this list so useful and amusing, Thanks love xxx your site is very neat also….ill be back xxx

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