It was a slow build but it finally escalated in 2015 and almost turned me off from blogging COMPLETELY. What is "It" you ask? It was seeing several bloggers telling me how to be a better blogger!
I miss the days before Social Media where people HAD to read your blog to see what's new with you. Don't get me wrong, I love Twitter now, but I remember when leaving comments was a form of communicating with friends. Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, that's no longer needed.
Honestly, how many different ways can someone write the same post?
- 10 Things To Improve Your Blog
- 20 Ways To Be A Better Blogger
- 30 Things You're Doing Wrong With Your Blog
- 40 Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your Blog
- 50 Ways To Please Shut The Hell Up!!
A few blogs I follow were almost regurgitating the same information over and over. Not to mention all the pins on Pinterest, seriously? I just want to look at pretty things, I don't want to think about what I'm doing wrong! Anyone else seeing this or am I just being crotchety?
I hated that I was getting sucked into this world of "Make Your Blog Perfect and MAKE MONEY!!!!!" Well I don't care anymore. I don't care if one person or 5,000 read this.
My only goal for 2016, and every year going forward, is to do more of what I want to do, do more of what makes me happy. If that means writing a trivial post bitching about bloggers, so be it.
Can we just get back to showing our true selves on our blog instead of portraying a "personality" and not try so hard?