The Highs & Lows of Blogging List

Yay a list post! Is it sad that I’m getting excited over my own list post?

Good You get to write creatively about pretty much what ever you want. It’s  your blog after all.

Bad Bloggers block. Trying to figure out an idea for a post that hasn’t been done before is really tough! Hey, I was writing list ‘posts’ before you were born…Age 12 in my diary.

Good You have taken the best picture possible of your lovely food and know it will get shared on Pinterest and liked on Instagram.

Bad You are sure your food was meant to be served a bit hotter -ahem.

Good Companies send you free stuff – whoop! IMG_0142

Bad PR’s can be seriously cheeky by asking bloggers to post info graphics for free or asking bloggers to add links a pre-written text to old articles and then are the ones giving you the ‘opportunity’ to create a specific blog post with text and their products for your ‘chance to win’ being featured on their page – aha no.

Good Getting positive feedback from your readers feels like the most wonderful thing in the world. It can really pick you up when you’re flagging.

Bad Dealing with smeg head trolls who leave abusive or just plain stupid comments. Luckily I’ve not had any of these in over two and a half years of blogging!

Good When you have found an item or a place that you adore and want to share it. You’ve taken the photo’s and edited them. You’ve figured out the perfect formatting and layout. You’ve added the tags and automated social media sharing. You’ve spell checked and faffed about some more. You are really proud of how it looks and your writing and all of your hard work.

Bad It gets no likes, comments or shares. Oh….But you are still proud of the way it looks and all of your hard work.

Good You get to communicate with lots of lovely people that are really supportive, interesting and creative. People that might be on the other side of the world from you or decades older or younger than you but it doesn’t matter.image

Bad Sometimes you don’t get to meet the people you want to because you didn’t get an invite to that fantastic event. Why not? Bring on the blog paranoia. Until you remember there were opportunities that you’ve had that others didn’t and then you feel greatful for getting any opportunities at all.

Good Typing can be so much easier than writing and you don’t have to know a thing about coding to set up a really decent blog that’s customisable. As well as scheduling posts, you can set up programmes such as Hootsuite to do things automatically for you as well.

Bad When you some hoe make spelling mistakes and then publish your completely unedited draft. When that ‘simple’ plug in or competition widget just refuses to work and you are wailing “Why though? What is wrong with you!” at your device.

Good Even if you decide to quit your blog and go in another direction or you get more time consuming commitments. You will always have your little space on the internet that you lovingly crafted to look back on. Like the most vibrant journal or scrapbook that you can imagine.

Chrissie xx

6 thoughts on “The Highs & Lows of Blogging List

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  2. This list is perfect! There are definitely ups and downs, but it can be so rewarding! My favorite of all is the great comments and making blogger friends!

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