Thursday, April 10, 2014

The pros and cons of blogging

If you haven't read Kay's list of amazing blog ideas yet, then (1) I don't know what you're doing with your life and (2) get over there and do it now! 

I'll wait.

Did you read it? Isn't it awesome? One of the ideas was to do a "quick pro/con list about blogging" (because let's face it, it isn't all unicorns and rainbows) (although most of the time it is).



Pros:
I have always been an over-sharer and this is a great way for me to build on that habit.
I have always had slightly stalker-ish traits, so it's also a great tool for that.
I get to meet cool chicks, like this one and this one.
I get to gripe about things when I feel like there isn't anyone to gripe to.
I get to feel like I'm not always alone.
I have made some awesome friends that I can trust and count on, and that are always good for a laugh.
I have learned cool new things like how to use dry shampoo and how to fill in your eyebrows.
I got sucked into snapchat.

Cons:
It takes up a lot of time, thought, and energy.
Most of your IRL friends think it is weird.
Your mom will start to worry about you if you don't blog for several days.
It becomes time consuming.
New and refreshing ideas are hard to come by.
Sometimes, people say  mean things.
You may feel the need to censor yourself based on your audience.
Some people don't censor themselves that really should and it leads to angry feelings.
Have I mentioned that you have to devote a ton of time to it?

All in all, blogging has become a wonderful tool and outlet for myself (and millions of other ladies and gentlemen) and even though it can get tough sometimes, I really wouldn't give it up for anything. Well, maybe some things, like an unlimited supply of ice cream or a new house or something. But right now, it isn't something I see myself quitting in the foreseeable future. 

What are some things you like/dislike about blogging?

19 comments:

Marcie said...

I absolutely agree on the censoring yourself thing! I have entirely too many IRL people who read my blog, so I end up not being able to ramble/rant about a lot of things that I'd like to.

Rachel said...

haha so true! p.s. you were in my dream last night which is so random, but feel honored :)

Jamie Vespa said...

This list is so true. Blogging is such an amazing thing, but like anything else in life, it also has its frustrations and its negatives. But overall, it's just fantastic :)

Kay said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST!! Also, do I have permission to pimp this out like crazy next week? It totally sparked an idea for me! DID I MENTION I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS?!

The Handey Way said...

I'm with you on everything on your lists. IRL friends vs blogging friends are awesome, but there's a difference too. It's weird.

JumpingJE said...

Yay for more use of those blog prompts! That was an excellent list.

My life would never be the same if I hadn't learned about dry shampoo and filling in my eyebrows. I'm sure of it.

brooke lyn said...

oh blogging. such a funny world i can't quit now

Bella said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing her idea post and will definitely do a blog post on this or one of her prompts :)

I do agree with you that it is VERY time consuming and sucks all my energy. For example last night I couldn't think of a damn thing to write so I went to bed and wrote something real quick in the morning. Sigh.

kelsnsher said...

So true, pros and cons to everything in life. Hopefully the pros always outweigh the cons for you :)

Micaela Vaughan said...

Your Mom and your Aunt KK.......... love ya!

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I love this list. My friends IRL have no idea what I do or why I take pictures of everything!! I love blogging but it has so many pros and cons.

Kristen said...

fabulous. secret: most of my IRL friends dont know I blog! lol. I don't mind :)

Kelly said...

I agree, you meet new friends and get free stuff but it takes a TON of time!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Amber Thomas said...

So I've read this post three times and yet I never got around to commenting. WHO AM I?

Of course I'm SO GLAD you're dry shampoo-ing like a champ... So much more time to dedicate to BLOGGING?!? ;)

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