Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Blog Blog Blogger

If I was a good blogger, I would update my blog at least once a week.
If I was a good blogger, I would offer things like DIY tutorials and recipes.
If I was a good blogger, I would learn how to use my camera and take nicer photos.

Instead, I am a mediocre blogger. Maybe even a less than mediocre blogger. I update when I remember (or reach a level of guilt that cannot be ignored), keep all of my secret recipes to myself, and point and click with reckless abandon, then photoshop my photos until they are passable. I'm 99% certain I'm fooling no one.

I've had a few conversations with friends over the summer that have questioned the possibility of really developing a blog and taking it seriously and making it into some sort of professional thing. I'll be honest - I've considered it, but then once I get into really thinking about all the things that would have to be done in order to even BEGIN making my blog more polished, I get overwhelmed and say "nope!" I'm an avid reader of all kinds of blogs - home style, fashion, DIY, lifestyle, etc etc - and I've caught myself sighing more than once and wishing that I could make a living off of my blog the way that all of these other bloggers are. It would be great to make a career out of this the way that some of my favourite bloggers have done, but I'm very aware that I'm just a little fish in a big bloggy pond. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to promote and grow your blog, and I'm pretty sure I don't have the skill set necessary to do that at this point. I don't even have my own web address, I'm piggy backing off of blogger! So my little, unpolished, rough around the edges, sometimes updated sometimes not blog will probably keep plodding along in its current state. That being said, I really AM going to try to make a better effort to keep it updated. I have an acquaintance who has started a travel blog that looks all shiny and impressive, and it's inspiring me to make this one a little bit....more.

Also - blog blog blog blog bloggity blog blogger. There. Now that word has COMPLETELY lost all meaning.

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