SHOP THE PRODUCTS
BLOGGING ISN'T EASY
I'm just going to go ahead and jump into that. Blogging is not easy, y'all. I commend those that do it as a job because right now, I could never see myself doing that. It takes a lot of work, a lot of commitment and a lot of hustle. Yes, hustling is probably one of the most important things about blogging. Putting your name out there and throwing pitch after pitch to companies is something that I still haven't gotten used to –– even after a year. Blogging takes time and countless hours of prepping, planning and producing content.
BLOGGING IS COMPETITIVE
I spoke on the competitiveness of blogging in this post a few months ago, and I still hold what I said in that post to be true. Blogging is a lot more competitive than people think. You're always working to land a major brand, get more followers, get more likes on a picture, etc. It may not necessarily be a competition with the next blogger, but more of one with yourself. I found that I constantly tore myself down to always be better instantly, until I came to the conclusion that it takes time.
IT'S HARD TO BLOG AND BE A STUDENT
Ok, I'm sure most people are like "Rania, you run a site called Excuse Denied yet you make so many excuses" well, it's true. Blogging and being a full time student is a hard thing to manage. Like I said above, blogging isn't easy and it's