I don’t want to sound old, but I’ve been blogging for four years and not everything was a joy to read. I don’t have a huge intro for this post, so let’s just get into it!
Being a general troll, and being annoying
When I first started my graphic design and blog re-designing project-now-business, I helped someone fix the layout on their new blog. But after I was done, they basically begged me not to leave from being an admin on their blog (weird!), I left obviously. But after I did, they just. . . kept emailing me. Sometimes just to say hello, and other times to ask if I could give him more help with his blog. It just went on, and on, and on!
My point is, don’t be a troll and mooch off people and their time & talents!
And just to clear this story up; I ended up blocking them on everything, because I could not stand their constant pestering, but not because they were a bad person. I can expand on this story if you’d like to read more about the weird people who message me.
writing nasty things about others, and being UNNECESSARILY negative
I’m about to say something kind of harsh. . . No one wants to read a long negative post! It makes me upset to see someone else upset because I care about you. I don’t even know you, but I care about you. I understand that expressing emotions is important for everyone, but there’s a point where a good amount of emotion ends, and spiteful negativity begins. Just try to calm down.
And I can’t make you stop being negative about things, but I think if you’re upset by something or someone, being positive and offering empathy towards that situation is one of the best things you can do.
Just by flipping your view point and standing in their shoes for a minute might help to understand the “why?” without aggravating the “who” and “what”.
Giving up on your writing passions because you aimed for the wrong goals
This is something I went though last year, and now I can fully sympathize with others going through this. It was really hard for me to fully distance myself from my blog and writing, and just my blogger friends. I think taking small breaks from blogging is fine, but I would not recommend you stop writing.
If you started blogging because you wanted to be a great writer and blogger, there’s no shame in that. But if the only reason you started was to be famous for your talents, that’s the problem. Having a great blog is hard work, most of it is mental, but it’s hard.
And if your fame and fortune does not come quickly -sometimes it never does- and you are not satisfied by that, you may want to take a step back and ask yourself “okay, what can I do to change and improve myself and my goals?”. Please don’t think that it’s always you personally. Most of the time it’s just the lack of promotion of your blog that’s keeping people from seeing your blog.
Anyway! That’s all I have for you today, if you enjoyed reading this leave a like and comment! Thanks for reading.
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