Let's Discuss Why Blogging is the Absolute Worst thing of Ever
I first want to talk about this truly awesome thing, and different people use it in different ways. Some read, some play video games, some exercise, and then there are some who blog. That's right, I'm talking about free time.
I'm not sure why, but when I first started blogging I thought that I would be able to write a well written post, have fabulous images, and get everything well formatted in fifteen minuets. Everything done quick and easy! But don't be fooled, because nothing is ever as easy as it seems!
In fact, a lot of bloggers use up a lot of their free time to create these posts. Okay, it may or may not just be me, and it may or may not be because I suck at most things revolving around my blog. But, it's important to remember that blogging takes work and time. And sometimes you spend all night redesigning your blog and making all new banners and posts only to realize that it's not three in the morning and you have to get up in four hours. #oops
It's really hard to visit all of the blogs. We can all make a conscious effort, but eventually our emails explode from all of the notifications that we get. So, a new way of keeping track of our blogging friends is in order! Which is why I'm trying a new way of doing things...
Psssssssst! If you go to the page named "My Blogger Bookmarks," you can learn more about it and even be added. ;)
Now, number three is actually a bad thing DISGUISED as a fun thing, and it's designing your blog. It starts out fine, you're choosing your template, you're looking at the different backgrounds, but don't be fooled! This is just what grabs you, and you rarely know how much of a hold it actually has on you.
Because it's now five hours later and you're STILL LOOKING AT THE DAMN COLOR CHOICES.
Luckily, most bloggers rarely feel the need to redesign their blog. Just remember, whenever you go to redesign your blog you'll have to give up a piece of your soul to the design gods, and rarely are they merciful with how long they keep you occupied looking at the itty, bitty details of your blog.
There is this period when you first start blogging where you have so many ideas, you're writing like crazy, and everything is is going great. Then you hit a block. It hits some earlier than others, but it always has the same results. There are no more ideas in your brain. None. Zilch. Zero. It's like your ideas have been eaten by an idea eating beaver.
It can be hard to get out of these idea slumps. Hell, I've been in one for the past year! Just a quick warning, these slumps are highly contagious, and may or may not cause an addiction to candy and/or cake.
You should've seen my face when I realized that instead of reading, I had just started to blog about books, when I wasn't actually reading any...
So, I had to start setting aside time specifically for me to read. Because if you don't read, you won't have much to blog about. #themoreyouknow
Again, doesn't seen like a bad thing. Sort of like when you are first added to a group text. It's fun at first, and then it's not.
So, grab your camera and your phone, and join us on the dark side. Where we have civil discussions about whether beats are tasty, and where your phone will NOT STOP GOING OFF.
Your computer dies while your typing up your post, blogger doesn't publish your post when you scheduled it to go up, your post gets formatted weird and you have to reformat the entire thing; technological issues are the bane of a blogger's existence.
Sometimes it isn't your fault, and sometimes it is. But no matter what, it always sucks. *cue more screaming*
I really don't want to scare people away from blogging, because in reality I had trouble coming up with seven bad things about blogging. I just thought that it would be interesting to take a look at the negatives of blogging instead of the positives. So, what do you think is the worst part of blogging? Let me know in the comments. :)