The Pros & Cons Of Being A Dating Blogger
Making the decision to become a dating blogger wasn’t something that I took lightly. Still though, it was a prospect that I was extremely excited about, and I was so eager to get stuck in and find my own voice and place in the world of writing about the dates I go on, and the kind of relationship that I want to create with a partner.
If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that there are ups and downs along the way. If you’re thinking about becoming a dating blogger yourself, there are certain things that you need to weigh up to help you make a decision around whether this is right for you. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons…
The pros of being a dating blogger…
You can connect with likeminded people who are entirely on the same page
Once you hit your 30s, you start to find that many of your friends are happily coupled up. As such, in many ways, they’re just not on the same page as you, and it can be hard to have open and honest conversations about the issues that are bothering you. In fact, you probably want to scream about the things you hear all the time that your friends should really stop saying to single people.
In the dating blogger community though, I’ve found my people. I’ve found readers and fellow bloggers who in the exact same situation, and wonderful friendships have been formed. It’s great to know that you’re not alone.
You’re creating a living archive of your thoughts and memories
For years as a child, I kept a diary. I love looking back over them and dipping into memories that I’d long since forgotten. Blogging is basically a modern version of keeping a diary, and I know that in years to come, I’ll enjoy reminiscing about my dating days.
Most of us these days are living fast lives, and we hardly slow down to take things in and smell the roses. Keeping a blog means that you hold on to the things that you don’t want to forget.
There’s the opportunity to turn it into a career
Did you know that you can make some great money from blogging? How it basically works is this… There are businesses out there who want to reach your audience. If you have great content and engaged readers, then they’ll often be happy to pay a fee to reach them.
If you want to find out more about how to make money from your blog, check out this guide to four things you can do today to increase your blogging income. It’ll give you a ton of inspiration for getting started.
The cons of being dating blogger…
You might turn into a parody of yourself
What if I get so caught up in the world of dating blogging that it stops me from finding a partner? What if I find so much joy in writing here that I subconsciously keep myself single? This is a worry that sometimes plays on my mind.
I know that I have to be mindful of this. Ultimately, my plan is that if I settle down into a relationship, then I’ll share elements of that new journey instead.
There’s a lot to learn, and it takes a big chunk of your time
Blogging isn’t just about writing a few posts now and again. You need to learn the technical elements of setting up and maintaining a website. You have to discover how to source great images to accompany your words, how to grow a readership, and a million and one other little things.
It’s no secret that most blogs are started and forgotten about within the first few months. I believe that this is because people don’t really understand just how much work they’re taking on. If you’re balancing a blog around a full-time job then you definitely need to be disciplined with your time and do plenty of planning ahead.
You need to be careful what you do and don’t share
I’m happy to share elements of my private life here, but I know that I need to be mindful of respecting the privacy of others. You could say, for example, that it would be unethical of me to write about my dates here without their knowledge and consent.
Equally, there’s the privacy of your nearest and dearest to bear in mind. Ultimately, there’s a balance to strike, and I also know that I need to keep in mind that what I share is going to be on the internet for a very long time. A level of responsibility goes hand in hand with that.
So there we have it… The pros and cons, as I see them, of being a dating blogger. Which of these resonate most with you? And have you ever thought about starting your own dating blog to document and share your journey? I’d love to hear your views.