1.11.2012

Why I will never be a good blogger

1. I disappear without warning and come back with no explanation. My bad.

2. Blog scheduling? Blog planning? Blog calendar? Blog topics? What??

Try: fly by the seat of my pants and hope everything works out. I am NOT organized. 

3. I'm terrible at promoting my blog. I sometimes link up to parties, I rarely get sponsorship spots on other blogs, I never blog hop. I really don't have the energy. I cross my fingers and see what happens.

4. I get very discouraged. I am a sensitive soul, and when I get mean comments or something I want to shut down and delete my blog. 

5. Sometimes I'm just really, really lazy and don't feel like creating or posting. My {secret} doesn't help the situation in the slightest. I try not to blame everything on it but there is no escaping the truth that it is a huge part of my life and affects me in more ways I understand. Sometimes getting out of bed and showering is a productive day. 
6. I don't really bare my soul every single post. (Sometimes I try, but I get shot down.) People like it when bloggers bare their souls. People like stalking people they don't know, it's a scientific fact! I'm sure I get boring because I'm not always dumping the dirty details of my life here. 

7. I don't take awesome pictures that captivate and beg your eyes for more. No cool scenery pictures, not adorable baby pics, none of that. 

8. I lose my mojo a lot. I'll be overflowing with ideas one week and the next it'll all be gone. 

8. I don't design rooms, and I really don't come up with fabulous, creative, ground breaking ideas. And I don't have a house to makeover and show off. 

And that, my friends, is why I will never be a good blogger. I'm never gonna be one of those hot shots (not that I want to be...) but sometimes the green monster of jealousy creeps in. Sometimes it would be nice to be loved and wanted and oh so fabulous. I start thinking:

"Why can't I be popular?"
"Why can't I make a living off my blog? I work really hard on it!"
"Why did't I think of that!?"
"Why does she have so many more followers than me?"
"Why didn't anyone like this post?"
"It's not fair..."

But really, it's ok. I like my blog the way it is. I'm glad I don't have big box sponsors breathing down my neck for a post all the time. I'm glad I don't have hundreds of emails to answer every day. I love that when I just don't feel up to blogging, I don't have to blog! I feel relieved that there are not thousands of people waiting for me to come up with something brilliant. I need to stop putting pressure on myself and remember that I like my blog just the way it is. :) 

By the way, I've missed you! I haven't felt up to blogging lately, but I have been keeping my {facebook} updated. So if you actually do miss me, keep up with me there!

Peace out peeps!

19 comments:

Courtney @ {not so homemade} said...

I feel the same way! I try {well most of the time... when I'm not being lazy} and I'm always questioning why no one looks at my post, no one ever comments, why can't I have that many followers.

I started blogging on the same day as a now big name blogger and I constantly wonder what I could've done differently.

I'm going to try to post almost every day, if not daily. We'll see how long that lasts. I'm not so good at "resolutions".

Stephanie @ Toastie Studio said...

I get it, since the new year I just can't get going again. I was posting nearly every day and now meh...
I will find my mojojo back soon I hope. And to cheer you up, I soooo look forward to the day when I have as many followers as you, and get comments and stuff :) I started also mid 2010 and have 140 followers now, so compared to me you are doing awesome!!!

Rachel said...

I've been following you for awhile now and I really enjoy your writing style! I loooove reading your posts and you have cute craft tutorials!! Who cares if you don't post everyday, even though I sometimes have withdrawals :)

Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me said...

Mojojo ha ha ah I heart you !!! And its your blog you can blog anyway you want! CAuse im still fallowing you around and stalking your page... wait now I sound a little creepy :)

Laurie Sublime said...

You be you, that's what you should do. I enjoy your posts when you do post! God bless!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

I think you are awesome and I'm so happy we meet regularly and make a mess in my basement together ... who cares about the rest . After all crafting should be fun, not a punishment !
*Big hugs*

PS Can't wait for our next play date !

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Oh Amie... I heart you and your blog. There are times I feel the same way...but I have to remind myself that I originally started my blog for ME and no one else. I love sharing my ideas with others...and if they dont like them, oh well. I, too, will never be a big shot blogger. And I am learning to be okay with that and just love my blog for what it is...
Big hugs to you my friend. I didnt know about your secret and struggle with a bit of that myself. Here if you need to vent! xoxo

Laura Kirk said...

I heard/read (can't remember which) something where someone said that if you start a blog to be famous, just stop. Apparently that train has already left.

HOWEVER, if you use it as a creative dumping spot, then it's perfect! That's how I see my blog. I don't have a schedule, I don't post all the time. I rarely have pictures.

I've loved reading your tutorials and blog-stalking you. (see I'm coming out of the woodwork to comment :D ) Keep at it! cuz You're Awesome

{also, if my comment sounds really negative nelly, I'm sorry.... It's far too early to be up and getting ready for work}

Laura / lemonlaiime

Heather Burns said...

I understand and can relate on so many levels! I mean, I know I just started blogging, but even my photo blog that's been up for a year only has 6 followers! We can't all have huge followings I guess. I just try not to get too bummed about it. But thanks for following my blog and I really enjoy yours!

April said...

I like reading your blog because I miss you and it helps me feel like we keep in better touch!

Um... my blog has 3 followers... but gets emailed out to my family. So there are days I think... "WHY do I even bother" But them my grandma calls and tells me how happy she is to have gotten an email post and see what I'm up to.

Miss you lady!

April said...

Oh, and about your secret... it's something a lot of us face. I completely understand how you feel. This blog post is an example and made me laugh so I thought I'd share: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html

Claire said...

No matter what you do or don't do Amie, it is a pleasure to be part of your life, even on the days when all you do is get out of bed and shower. And on those days, I miss you and worry for you. Love you lots!

Crystal said...

Oh Amie I totally get this, I feel the exact same way. You are my favorite blogger if that makes any difference :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Amie,
You're being genuine, and that is what a blog should be. I love your writing style. Thanks so much for finding my blog, and following. I'm following you back. Whenever you feel like posting again, I'll check it out.

The Loops said...

If it makes you feel better I'm jealous you have 14 comments. You are the hotshot blogger of my world. lol

NellieVaughn said...

People do like stalking, but me...I LOVE stalking.

Corey said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while but I never comment on things... anxiety and all that about saying the wrong thing. I'm sleep-deprived right now which is probably the only reason I have the courage to make a comment now.
I just want to say that I love your blog for what it is. The tutorials are things that I, as a normal human being, can actually do without a huge fancy workshop and craft warehouse in my backyard. I love that you don't do huge fancy room make-overs that don't look like a real person's house to me. And even if you don't "bare your soul" I love the voice in your writing and the sense of YOU that I get when I read your posts. You don't have to reveal life-changing details to be authentic, and that's what I admire most about your blog. You come across as a real person. Who's life happens sometimes and doesn't allow you to post for a while.

And, going to be perfectly honest, I love the fact that you don't have cute baby pictures everywhere. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only childless crafter in the world, since I have no friends where I live currently...

So yeah. I love you blog as it is. Sporadic, unplanned posting and all. Now I'm going to hit submit because I'm starting to worry about whether or not I should post this. Much love.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I often ask myself those same questions! ps hi from min for the making! I follow you

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I often ask myself those same questions! ps hi from min for the making! I follow you

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