15 signs you’re a blogger

15 signs you’re a blogger

I’ve been in the blogging world for 10 months now, and I’ve found myself doing the strangest things I never thought I’d be doing, both in public and in the comfort of my own home. What are those things you might be thinking? Well.. here’s 15 signs you’re a blogger.

1. You spend that long trying to get a decent photo of your food/drink, that by the time you’re finished it’s practically cold.

Not so appetising anymore.. but at least you got that perfect shot for insta. Whether you’ve made a nice meal at the dining table and your dads moaning at you cause he wants to start tucking in, or whether you’re stood in the middle of a nice restaurant desperately trying to get that insta-worthy shot before everyone starts to think you’re a complete nutter.. we’ve all done it. Have you just made a cup of tea to go in that ‘productive, sitting by my laptop with my notebooks getting loads of work done’ shot? That’s going straight down the drain, sorry b.

2. Every photo has to have the ‘Does this fit the insta theme’ approval.

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3. You have notebooks everywhere.

You buy yourself notebooks, your family buy you notebooks.. notebooks are frantically breeding by the second. None of them are full, and most of them only have one note in them. You never throw them away though, because that one note of a blogpost idea may be the post that goes viral. They never end up all in the same place, because there’s just not enough time in the day to be transferring notes from each book. You just got to learn to live with notebooks sitting everywhere in the house.

4. Waking up early on the weekend to catch the natural lighting.

5. You’re friends are sick of taking those (not so) candid photos.

‘This is a nice location, take a picture of me candidly walking with my gorgeous new bag by my side wearing an insta-worthy outfit that definitely wasn’t planned. Make sure you get my good angle, to make it look even more candid.’ Sorry best friends, parents, boyfriends but you got signed up for this job as soon as that blog was published. A quick shoutout to all those strangers though, who are blissfully unaware of the situation whilst asking ‘would you like me to take a picture of the both of you?’.

6. Your camera roll is mostly product images and flatlays.

15 signs you're a blogger camera roll

7. Having blu-tack in your room at all times.

If you don’t use blu-tack, do you even flatlay? If you can manage to balance your round lipstick/mascaras the right way up and the lipstick lids showing the brand clearly on a flat surface, I seriously applaud you because that is some wizardry right there. It takes a long time to strategically place my lipsticks in the right place so they don’t roll around everywhere before getting a good shot.

8. You’re always glued to your phone.

9. You’ve cried over SEO problems.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Trying to sort out broken links or moving your blog over to self-hosted. Yoast is telling you you’re SEO for your post is sh*t but you just can’t get that green box ticked. SEO is a bloggers worst nightmare as it’s so difficult to grasp and incredibly important!

10. You’ve rolled your eyes way too many times at cheeky PR emails offering a whole lot of nothing for hours of your hard work.

11. You’ve got a folder crammed full of apps called ‘Blogging’.

You name an app, and it’s most likely in there. Editing apps, social media apps, links to MOZ to keep an eye on your DA score  and even apps to check who’s playing the follow-unfollow games because we gotta keep on top of those pests.

12. People you meet always ask ‘Do you just get loads of stuff sent to you for free?’

13. You can’t go on pinterest for just 5 minutes.

You log onto Pinterest to have a quick update, and the next minute you’ve spent the past 2 hours pinning pictures of dogs because they’re cute and a whole new bunch of makeup in your ‘to buy’ board.

14. You use exclamations marks for everything, even when you’re not excited.

15. There just simply isn’t enough time in the day.

Most of us don’t blog for a living, so there’s jobs or education to tend with on top of blogging. We’re often up till early hours of the morning when we get a sudden burst of motivation. We also spend so many hours reading other blogs and lusting over pretty instagram themes.

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Can you relate to any of these?


  1. January 4, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    This is so relatable! I definitely need to get an external hard drive and back up everything from my phone AND laptop. Just need to clean everything up really! (And there goes the exclamation point…) My boyfriend also gets upset about the photos…and buying me a crap ton of beautiful notebooks that I really WANT to use, but for some reason, can’t! And don’t even get me started on freakin’ Yoast… LOVE the plugin but sometimes I hate it haha.

    Nicole | http://www.badwithdirections.com

    • sazsinclair
      January 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you! Haha, I use way too many exclamation marks I just can’t help it!

  2. Corinne and Kirsty
    January 4, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Ahaha! this is all so true! So relatable! I do have a notebook on me all the time! xx corinne

    • sazsinclair
      January 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Me too, it’s a must!!xx

  3. January 4, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Lol this post gave me a right laugh! All of these are so true! I ran out of blue tak the other week though and have been precariously balancing lipsticks and it’s getting very stressful! I must stock up! Lol
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • sazsinclair
      January 5, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Haha, I’m so glad! Oh no, you need to get more in!!xx

  4. January 4, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Hi, loved these post I think I am guilty of most of these but not sticking notes on the walls. They are things that other fellow bloggers really understand.

    • sazsinclair
      January 5, 2018 / 10:08 am


  5. January 4, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Saz, I think I can safely call myself a blogger as I pretty much do all you have listed. It can become consuming keeping on top of it all. I definetly agree with the lack of hours in a day to do it all! I’m always trying to cram in blogging time around my job. A great post and a lovely blog too! xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Hahaha I love it, there is not enough hours at all Thank you that means so much!xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Wow thank you so much thats so lovely!

  6. January 4, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    During BLOGMAS my husband got very irritated with me photographing all the food before he could touch it! He’d just sort of gaze at the plate as I spent 30 minutes trying to get it to balance at just the right angle!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
    Latest blog post: Hello 2018

    • sazsinclair
      January 5, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Haha, that’s brilliant! Got to get that good shot though!x

  7. January 6, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I love it, nodding my head to most things ahah
    You can’t get enough notepads, esp marble ones 😉
    Why have I never thought about blue tac aaaah im loling! Thanks for the tip! xox

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:20 am

      I love my marble notebooks!! As if, you need to blu-tack asap!!xx

  8. January 7, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Talk about a relatable post here, Sarah! I was mentally saying “yes yes yes” as I was scrolling down this post haha! I have been working really hard on my Instagram theme lately, so point number 2 about checking that everything fits in well has pretty much been my life recently haha! My camera roll really does look exactly like yours, with more flatlay attempts than anything else! any excuse for a new notebook is good excuse for a new notebook in my opinion, they just work so well in so many photos, not to mention the recording all of those important blog ideas!! Fab post – really enjoyed reading!

    Abbey x

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Aaah thank you!! I’ve been working on insta too and it’s been driving me crazy!xx

  9. January 9, 2018 / 8:38 am

    Wow this is totally relatable haha! My camera roll is exactly the same and don’t even get me started on the Intsagram one! Really enjoyed this post Sarah xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Terri!xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:16 am

      I know, it drives everyone crazy but it’s got to be done!xx

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Thank you, me too!!

  10. January 9, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Haha I loved this so much, so many relatable goals. The exclamation mark one made me laugh as I’m always wanting to put about 5 at the end of my sentences and have to physically force myself not too! Xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Me too, I am so dreadful for putting so many exclamation marks! haha xx

  11. January 10, 2018 / 3:17 am

    The truth in this!!!!!! What a fantatsic relatable post!!!

    • sazsinclair
      January 10, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Thank you!

  12. January 10, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    OH MY GOD WAIT – BLU TACK? I hAVE NEVER EVER HEARD OF THIS HACK, HOLY COW. I need to do this. Why have I never thought of that? This is one of the biggest reasons why I don’t do flat lays because I struggle balancing everything but now my world has changed… everything else is soooo relatable though it made me giggle haha!!

    • sazsinclair
      January 11, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Oh my goodness you need the blu-tack in your life, it makes it sooo much easier!!

  13. January 15, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    The “take a candid “picture is sooo true! I sometimes hate how staged it is because it takes away from it a little bit. Another reason you know you’re a blogger is that you take every day life situations and you think…

    How can I make this a post?

    Loved the post!

    • sazsinclair
      January 17, 2018 / 10:46 am

      OMG yes.. how is this going to fit in with my content! I think this alll the time hahah! Thank you!

  14. January 16, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Haha this made me laugh. I use !! too much!! < see! Haha.
    The notebooks… I have so many the draw under my bed has broken, my husband goes mad and says I dont need that many. He has no idea haha xxxxxx


    • sazsinclair
      January 17, 2018 / 10:45 am

      I just can’t stop with the exclamation marks! And notebooks, I couldn’t even begin to count how many I’ve collected ahaha!xxxx

  15. January 17, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Yes I absolutely relate to each one of these. Hehehe reading each one I was like yes! yes! yes! I do that hahaha. Loved reading this post. 🙂

    • sazsinclair
      January 17, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you!!

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