COFFEE TALK |Blogging: A Hobby or a Job?!


Welcome to the first Coffee Talk in the series, get your cup of coffee, tea or even just a glass of water, because I will be talking my heart out. These blog posts will be informal and most likely my unedited thoughts and feelings about whatever it is that I’m going through at this precise moment. Specific I know!!

This is a thought that’s been on my mind quite a lot recently, mainly because I’m unsure where exactly my blog and my blogging journey is taking me. I started my blog almost on a whim, it was a fun, creative way I could express my thoughts, my feelings and everything in between to people, who I’ve now become close to, on the internet. I wasn’t interested in starting a business, working with other companies or making a profit, I just wanted to be.

Some time in between me starting my blog and now, things changed. My blog gathered a lot of momentum, I gained more likes, comments and followers. I felt like I was on a positive high, it was and still is, such a great feeling, knowing that what you write, the words that create themselves in your head that flow down through to your fingertips, are making an impact. I’m pretty every blogger, whether you run your blog as a hobby or as a career can agree with me when I say that, that feeling is surreal.

But we all know that with highs come lows, and sometimes that can really drag you down. A few months ago, my blog stopped altogether, there was little activity and knowing that I failed to meet my own expectations hit me really hard. I wanted to give up, and I blamed it all on my lack of creativity, and not being good enough. Was there really a point to all this? Who knew? I certainly didn’t.

Somewhere in the midst of my negativity, I brought my attention back to when I first started writing, and I realised it used to be fun because I had no expectations, I wrote for myself, whenever I wanted to and in whatever style I chose to. It was all me, making those decisions. And most of all it was a hobby. I wasn’t making money from this, even to this day I don’t make money from blogging because it’s not my career. Maybe someday in the future, I’ll change my mind and adopt a more professional, entrepreneurial approach to blogging, but for now, it’s my safe space, my safe haven for unlimited, creative expression. However, I want that to be.




As for now, my main focus is my Instagram account @whenlifeawakens which I gave a huge makeover to since it was my personal account for such a long time, but now it’s my main way to keep in touch my fellow bloggers, to update you on new posts and of course, to be aesthetically pleasing.



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10 thoughts on “COFFEE TALK |Blogging: A Hobby or a Job?!”

  1. Great post! I think many professional online editors/bloggers start off just as you have with their own personal blog as a creative outlet. Best of luck, and I really like your blog’s header!

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