This was originally posted in June, but I updated the GIFs, and links! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

for the My last You know you’re a blogger when… post (I would link to it, but it was on my old blog 😒) did rather well so I thought why not do a part 2?!

a fun and relatable list of the quirks of being a blogger

You know you’re a blogger when…

  • There are like 50 photos of the same object/person/landscape on your phone because they’re all not good enough for IG
  • You won’t post a picture yet because it’ll ruin your IG feed
  • You’re low-key obsessed with IG (or some other social media network)

Check out my other IG posts here, here and here.

  • You’re constantly on the computer/tablet/mobile device
  • You are part of like 654 Facebook blogging groups (and if you’re not start here)
  • You’re part of IG pods, blog commenting pods/really anything to boost engagement
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  • You think “that’s blog worthy” or “that’s so going up #ontheblog
  • If it’s not hashtagged, Β did it happen? #linkinbio
  • You have like 5 email addresses

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  • You have a blogging bestie
  • You’ve attended a blogging conference
  • You’ve collaborated with another blogger/guest posted

  • You’re always working
  • “Yes, I’m a blogger” “Yes, that’s a job” or some derivative of that phrase
  • Blogging burnout is a real thing (anyone who says otherwise is in for a strongly worded discussion)

  • You have/want an office
  • COFFEE or tea
  • You’ve had bloggers block
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  • Gift guides
  • Photography is so important
  • So is Pinterest

  • You’ve monetized your blog
  • This post contains affiliate links, thanks for supporting me!
  • Is it blog investment worthy?

  • You have more than three tabs open on your internet browser
  • One of them is probably Pinterest
  • And Facebook

  • You own Photoshop/Illustrator
  • If not Canva or PicMonkey is your favorite
  • Because your photos and graphics have to fit in with your aesthetic

  • You’ve rebranded
  • The difference between a brand and a logo can be HUGE
  • You can’t make up your mind on a certain website design/template

  • Vlogging
  • You’ve taken a course on a growing your blog
  • Promote, promote, promote
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  • You’ve considered/hired a VA
  • You have separate social media accounts for your blog
  • You have made/want to make your blog a full time job

  • You’ve hit bottom
  • And thought about quitting
  • But you didn’t because blogging is the best

How did you know you were a blogger?

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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Dymond Moore

    Some of these are SO relatable!

  • Your kids have said, “She can’t come to the phone right now, she’s blogging.” because they know it’s work, even if no one else does. πŸ™‚

    • HAHA my future kids will say that!

  • Christiana Gorchynsky

    I love this post! And I seriously relate to the part about Instagram and how I have so many of the same photos on my phone but I feel like NONE of them are IG worthy. πŸ™‚

    • Haha yes! I have to set aside a time to delete the pictures I don’t want.

  • Omg yes! πŸ˜‚ You hit the nail on the head!

  • Haha! Yesssss to all of this!

  • Tasia Bruderer

    Omg πŸ˜‚ these made me laugh so hard! I’m so glad I have a relatable community!

    • Yay! I’m glad it made you smile.

  • Yes to all of these! Especially the last 3! πŸ˜‰

  • Yes to so many of these! I obvs have a blogging bestie, and we’ve met up IRL 3 times. Love her. Instagram is my shiz, and I have definitely been trying to be strategic as of late about which photos I post, and I’ve been trying to post everyday. I’ve rebranded so many times in the past 4 years. It’s exhausting, but worth it. Ahh! Just love this post. So much truth.

    • Haha I’ve rebranded so many times is totally exhausting!

  • Brittany Olander

    this is amazing- love the gifs!

    • Haha looking for those GIFs was fun!

  • Couldn’t imagine my life without blogging! Cute post!

    • I can’t either! Thanks for reading.

  • I’m new to blogging, but this is so cute! Love it!

  • I’ve recently decided to blog more consistently, and these are so spot-on it’s almost painful. Ha! I laugh because I know.

  • Ashley Stephenson

    An office at home would be to die for!! I am seriously considering turning 1 of our guest rooms into an office but we always have friends and family staying!

  • Sophie

    So much truth in this, so relatable!

  • Oh my god, pretty much all of these fit in my life. I recently hit bottom after breaking my camera and took a month off of blogging because burnout and not thinking I was good enough anymore. πŸ˜› I’m also admin of an Instagram group, so hey not pinterest, but something right? I love this! Sharing on my twitter!

    • I hit bottom and took a month break too! Thanks for the share.

  • Christina S

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! My husband has the patience of a saint!

    Also, I wish I had an office at home! My office is my couch πŸ™‚

    • Seriously! My office doubles as my room/study space/book nook haha.

  • Rachel Ritlop

    Omg haha yes!! So so accurate!

  • mckenna bleu

    These are all so right! Love the gifs btw lol

  • Carly Ned

    I love this post and all the gifs! These are all so true!

  • So spot on! I can say with complete confidence that one of the tabs is 100% always Pinterest, ha

  • Shannon Paige

    This is so cute and oh so true! Love the gifs you used lol. I think it’s about time i get more serious about my blog and work on affiliate links and guest bloggers and such.


    • I’m trying to build my guest posting reach also!

  • Soooo accurate hahaha. I love this post! It was fun to read it because it describe me perfectly. I still need to go to a blogging conference.

    xx, Melissa

    • I do also! I’m just so geographically isolated that is hard. πŸ™

  • Patricia Conte

    Ohmygawd!! All.Of.These! Love it – and p.s. I have 5 tabs open in my browser right now πŸ™‚

    • Yeah I have around five open also haha.

  • This post is so much fun and accurate. I always have like 50 tabs open – whoops.

  • Yes yes yes to so many of these!! I’ve been blogging for 8 years and these are so accurate!

  • Brooke Pollard

    I love these hahahaha – “you forget to drink your coffee if you’re too into it.” I couldn’t stop saying “yup, yup, yup” while going through the list. This is TOO accurate!

    • Oh goodness, that just reminded me to finish my cup now haha.

  • These are so funny and accurate, hello to a zillion tabs opened up on my computer!

    xo, L

    • Lol that seems to be a popular one.

  • So funny! I only just started my blog four months ago but have been reading blogs and studying Social Media in my Uni degree for years! So accurate and funny! Here in Austria people are so behind on all of that, it’s frustrating!
    Love from Austria, Theresa

    • Haha I’m studying social media marketing also!

      • You do? How fun! I’m currently writing my Master’s thesis and I am stuck haha

        • Oh goodness :/ What’s your topic?

          • I am writing about how fashion bloggers and youtubers use cross-media advertising to gain followers and brand deals!

  • Kayla Kleinman

    OMG yes to ALL of this.

  • When you go somewhere or see/do something, or are planning something and you think, “This is blog-worthy.” #doingitfortheblog

    • Absolutely! I think that all the time haha.

  • This is so cute, I found myself nodding the whole time!

  • Haha I’ve been struggling with that for a looong time.

  • Brittnee Miller

    These are perfect! I can definitely relate. The amount of photos in my phone of one item is a bit overboard for me right now.

    • Haha I just deleted like 103208 photos

  • Hanna

    This is freaking awesome! haha I love this!

  • yes!! So many of these are me! The nonstop work definitely defines me, as this is not my full time job!

  • Hahaha yes!! This is so so accurate.

  • hahahaha “There are like 50 photos of the same object/person/landscape on your phone because they’re all not good enough for IG” so accurate!

    • I seriously just deleted like 10!


    This is so accurate πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

  • mQs

    This couldn’t be more perfect. I laughed reading these because they are scary true!

  • Kristine Circenis

    OMG yes to the being part of a million Facebook groups – so true and I love it!

  • HAHA yes to all of these! Especially the 50 photos of the same objects, sooo true!

    • Haha I just took some photos and I have like 100 photos to go through!

  • thesophiadiaries

    All too true xD

  • Morgan

    Haha! The memes just made this post even more perfect!

  • Macarena Ferreira

    Hahaha I love this! All my friends make fun of me for #linkinmybio LOL

    xo //

    • Haha I can see why, but that hashtag is so necessary!

  • Ashley Vickney

    I love these! Seriously my fiance makes fun of me for the amount of photos I have on my phone! The memes are so great too!

    • Haha I really need to go through and delete some of mine.

  • Brittany Daoud

    This is seriously my life right now LOL. I def have a blogger bestie and am constantly trying to get my UNUM perfect for the IG haha. Thanks for sharing!

  • Really funny! And true!

  • Haha so much yes! Instagram is everything. I’ve been trying to get better at posting, but I’m all about that Twitter life. Hashtags fo’eva. I’ve definitely thought about quitting and honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing it for almost five years now, but I’m in it fo life. Or for as long as it still makes me happy.

  • Miss ALK

    Hahaha yes I oh I can relate to a lot of these! I cracked up at “654 FB groups” – recently I actually left some groups to clear up my feed a bit!

    xoxo A

    • I probably need to clean some up also ha.

  • I can relate to all of them. So funny!

  • Hahaha oh my gosh this list is SO accurate…as I sit here with two browsers open because I have such an aggressive number of tabs.

    • Goodness, I haven’t gotten to the point of two browsers yet haha.

  • This is such a fun read! I definitely resonate with a lot of these.

  • Allison Ellzey

    OMG the accuracy of this post though!

  • Gery G.

    haha this is so fun! loved this post πŸ˜‰

  • Audrey Knizek

    Found myself saying “yup” to so many of these! Love the Dumbledore gif you used haha!

  • hahahah gift guides. all. the. gift. guides.

    • Haha yes and I’m making mine up now!

  • These are SO true! I have ten tabs open on my computer right now, and yes one is Pinterest and one is Facebook. The others are those Facebook groups I belong to that I need to finish reciprocating in!

  • Lauren

    Lol!! So much truth this is so cute and funny!


  • Haha these are all so cute and true!


  • Sara Nichols

    Haha my husband gets so made at me for a lot of these!

    • Lol I hear admonishments all the time like that.

  • Patty

    Amazing! So many tabs open, yes Pinterest is one, Facebook, Twitter and don’t forget all those Facebook groups. And yes I love Canva as well. Great post!

    • I always start with just one and end up having like 7 open ha!

  • This is so cute. Nailed it! πŸ˜‚ lol, that blogger life tho.

  • Teresa Desouza

    I really loved reading this! The tabs are literally my life, I always have so many open!

  • Amanda K

    Haha I loved reading through all of these!

    Amanda ||

  • McKennableu

    Haha yep all so true! So funny!

  • Ash Neverson

    Lmaooo! I still don’t have a blogger bestie nor attended those conferences but totally relate to the rest!

    • I don’t either… want to be blogger besties?! Lol.

  • Oh my goodness, so true. If I haven’t hit all of these yet, I’m hitting them soon! Blogging besties are wonderful!! <3

  • Adriana

    ALWAYS working and ALWAYS answering the, “so that’s your job?” question! Haha loved this!

    • I just answered that this weekend haha.

  • Lol, thank you!

  • LOVE this!!! Can totally relate to all of it haha