Tuesday, May 22, 2012
In honor of launching my new blog name and it's pretty new face this week, I decided to reflect on some of the things I've learned from my blogging experience to date.
Here we go.
It will suck your time dry.
You'll sit down to write a post thinking, this will take about 30 minutes and then a solid 3 hours pass in an instant.
Posts you think people will love, they may not like at all.
Some of you will recall the great candle post debacle that stirred up such huffs and puffs and blow your house downs. Oy.
Blogging is a whole new world.
Cue Aladdin soundtrack. It's robust with words like sponsors and followers and statistics and giveaways.
Comment moderation and Anonymous and widgets and html.
Fashion blogs. Mom blogs. Coupon blogs. Foodie blogs. DIY blogs. Lifestyle blogs. Blogs Hating On Other Blogs blogs.
In a recent conversation with my mom she said, A couple years ago, if I'd heard someone call you a blogger, I'd have thought they were calling you a bad name.
She may have been right to think so.
Picnik is dead. RIP.
For me, I have learned that blogging, like most things in my life, is best done in moderation.
When my only focus is I've Got To Blog This!, I miss out on living life and enjoying the moment.
On the flip, this medium proves an excellent way to document moments, to write out thoughts, to forge friendships, to be present.
If I were to ask Justin what he'd learned from his wife-turned-blogger, he'd probably say this:
Never, ever under any circumstance eat a bite of your food until it has been thoroughly documented with some version of a DSLR. Or an iPhone featuring instagram.
I'd ask him for you, but that joker is asleep.
Top knots and red lips for life,