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16 March 2016

Non-UK bloggers problems

Most of the blogs I read, and most of my visits, are from the UK. I always say I'm kind of undercover in the UK blogging community. And even though I love it, there are certain things or moments where you can't be part of it completely. I've met more bloggers who are in this same situation, so these are a few of our non-UK bloggers problems.


1. Meet-ups. I'm so jealous every time I see there's a bloggers meet-up on twitter. I've met so many lovely bloggers on twitter and I wish I could go to all these meet-ups and meet them in person (wow! so many meet's. oops!)

2.  Products you can't buy. It's very frustrating when I read a review about a product that seems amazing, or fall in love with a product I've seen in a haul post, and I can't buy that product here, or the company doesn't ship to my country. Oh! And having to pay 20€ shipping for a £5 product counts like they don't ship here.

3. Giveaways. 90% of the giveaways I see are UK-only. And they're always super lovely!

4. Freebies. I don't know if this happens to you too, but sometimes brands contact me willing to give me one of their products so I can write a review for my blog, but once I give them my address it's always the same response: We only ship to the UK.

5. Different calendars.We celebrate some occasions on different days. I see all those "what I got for Christmas" post and I haven't even bought mine. And there's a two-month difference between Mother's Day in the UK and here!

6. Language. If English is not your mother tongue there's the added difficulty of having to express yourself in a language that's not yours and trying that your posts don't look like a primary school essay.

Question of the Day

Are you a non-UK blogger too? What are your blogger problems?

La mayoría de los blogs que leo, y la mayoría de mis visitas, son de Reino Unido. Siempre me parece que estoy como infiltrada en su comunidad de bloggers. Y aunque me encanta, hay algunas cosas y momentos de los que no puedo ser parte por completo. Conozco a otras bloggers en esta situación, y estos son algunos de los problemas que tenemos los bloggers que no somos de Reino Unido.


1. Quedadas. Me da un montón de envidia cada vez que veo una quedada para bloggers en twitter. En twitter he conocido a tantos bloggers tan pero tan majos... ¡Me encantaría poder ir a todas las quedadas y conocer a todos en persona!

2.  Productos que no puedes comprar. Es muy frustrante cuando leo una reseña de un producto que parece increíble, o me enamoro de algo que he visto que otra persona ha comprado, pero yo no puedo comprarlo aquí, o la compañía no envía a mi país.Ah! Y si tienes que pagar 20€ de gastos de envío por un producto de £5, cuenta como que no envían aquí.

3. Sorteos. El 90% de los sorteos que veo son solo para Reino Unido. ¡Y siempre me encantan!

4. Cosas gratis. No sé si esto le pasa a alguien más, pero a veces algunas marcas me escriben para ofrecerme probar alguno de sus productos a cambio de que escriba sobra ellos en mi blog, pero cuando les doy mi dirección para que me lo envíen siempre obtengo la misma respuesta: solo enviamos a Reino UnidoUK.

5. Distintos calendarios. Hay fiestas que las celebramos días distintos. Siempre veo posts de lo que han recibido otras personas por Navidad, ¡y yo aun no he ni comprado mis regalos! Y hay dos meses de diferencia entre el día de la madre allí y aquí.

6. Idioma. Si el inglés no es tu lengua materna, hay una dificultad añadida de intentar expresarte en un idioma que no es el tuyo, e intentar que tus posts no parezcan una redacción de un niño de primaria.

Pregunta del día

¿Eres blogger de fuera del Reino Unido? ¿Qué problemas encuentras?

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36 comments:

  1. I'm from the UK but living in Germany at the moment and can relate to a lot of these! I wish there was more of a blogging community in Germany, with meet ups etc, but it doesn't seem to be a big thing here at all.

    Hannah xx
    www.hannahemilylane.com

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    1. Oh it must be so frustrating for you! Not being able to have what you would have in your country... I wish there was a community here in Spain too...

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  2. I can't stress enough on how much i can relate to this post. I am a blogger from Germany, so it is of a big struggle for me to attend any meetups in the UK or enjoy their amazing products that we can't get here. In addition to many other things, the list is endless.

    JULIE || cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh! The previous commenter lives in Germany too! You could start your own blogging community!

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  3. I can 100% relate to this! I'm British, but live in Poland and find these things so frustrating :(

    Alice xo
    www.girlabroadblogs.blogspot.com

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  4. Desde que me dijiste que estabas haciendo este post que tenia las re ganas de leerlo! Es increible que coincido en todas, pero las que mas me frustran son los productos que no puedo comprar y las marcas que no lo mandan hasta donde vivo ): Me encanto el post igual, super relatable!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. haha ¡Me alegro mucho de que te haya gustado, Pau! ¿No es super frustrante? Cuando me mude a Buenos Aires hacemos nuestras propias quedadas nosotras...

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  5. It's so nice to see that we can share the same problems ! I really want to go meetups and events ! Here in Italy there aren't these things :(

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. It is definitely nice! We should try to organize an international meetup!

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  6. Yes to all of these!! I especially get jealous reading about all of the amazing blogger events they get invited to!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  7. GIRL! You said it all! I could not agree more with everything you just listed. Meet ups, brand deals, products, giveaways, you name it. It gets kind of frustrating sometimes and makes me want to move out to UK, haha. Maybe one day I will get to experience what a blogger meet up is like :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yes! Sometimes I feel like if I want a successful blog, I should move to the UK! I'd love to go to a meepup some day.

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  8. I didn't realise how much people who don't live in the UK struggle, I guess everything has been very accessible to me, if you ever wanted anything sent to you, you should let me know :)

    Meme xx

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    www.thedayinthelifeof.co.uk

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  9. Hello Be,

    Greetings from Poland! I've actually never thought of all the things you mention but when I read your post it made me realise things are exactly like you say! I'm a bit surprise to read similar comments from Swedish and German Bloggers though, somehow thought blogger communities in those country are strong. Anyway, good we can 'meet' at least online although I agree it's not quite the same.

    Lots of love,
    Mal

    IntoTheCity

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    1. I somehow thought there was a strong German blogging community too, to be honest!

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  10. I'm a UK blogger, but this was interesting to read. There are so many brands that I'd love to try that are outside of the UK though; I tried that once, but customs was ridiculous :(

    Maira @ http://lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. That's true. There are a lot of well-known US brands that don't ship to Europe...

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  11. This is so relatable! I'm from Switzerland & there isn't really a blogging community here. I mean I love connecting with people from all over the world through blogging but sometimes I do wish I knew more swiss bloggers x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. I totally know what you mean... I feel the same way...

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  12. I can relate to (nearly) all of the points above as I'm from Austria! and that can be quite frustrating very often!

    xo, Lena
    www.lenamarterer.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so nice seeing bloggers from so many countries comment on this post...

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  13. Totally relate to all of these, being in the U.S.! I think the meet ups and the products you can't buy are the biggest struggle!

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  15. I can totally relate! I'm a Canadian, and most blogs I follow are either from the US or the UK. Giveaways and products you can't buy are my biggest struggle!

    Amelie | A Wanderer's Adventures

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  16. Wow I can definitely relate to this! (Even though I'm commenting late...) I am from Australia and it seems that most people think that Australia is just desert all through the country! When in fact, the main cities are very similar to places like England.

    PS. How do you reply to all these comments!?

    Danjilina xx | danjilina.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh no! I don't think Australia is just dessert at all! I would actually love to visit it someday!

      And everyone took the time to write those comments for me, so I think it's only fair I take the same time to reply to them :)

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    2. That's great (visiting Australia and your dedication to your readers :) ) If you ever decide to come one day, I could give you the names of some beautiful places to see!


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  17. I agree and I can relate :( It's so uneasy being from outside the UK :(

    SERENBIRD

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  18. I agree with all these, but especially with the products that I cannot buy here in Cyprus. We do not have new releases of products, so if I want something I will order it online or have a friend travelling to UK purchase it for me! Lovely post!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  19. Im a german blogger and in this moment i write my blog also in German.. but I want to write it in English, but im not sure, because my english isnt so good as yours! I know all the problems you tell us... Germany is so boring ;D

    Kisses, Hannah xx

    from hannahnele.wordpress.com

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  20. You know, you always have the option of coming to live with me and then you won't have these problems?! You know you wanna...... ;)
    Love ya!
    Sarah xxxx
    www.ateachaholicsblog.com

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