So when I first saw this 7 day blogging challenge I thought it was good and bad idea at the same time. I really liked Jen’s suggestions on why we should do this..esp the one about *overcoming perfectionism.* Then I thought I *might* participate. Then I thought no way. Then for some reason as I was closing my tabs in google chrome Jen’s post about this challenge was STILL UP…why is this still up? I already decided it was a crazy idea…but then maybe I kept it up subconsciously on purpose like the more I would look at it the more I would do it…and here I am…blogging to avoid other things I should probably be doing…
I’ve really been having an inside battle about blogging lately. I LOVE BLOGGING. I love the friends I have met via blogging, I love READING blogs, and I love the community that blogging creates. But lately I just have been feeling really *blah* about blogging and life in general. I’ve felt that there are just SOOO many better bloggers and stories out there than my boring story. In the last 6 months I haven’t done anything *cool* or had any crazy things happen or stories to share. The only things that have consumed my life are school and my sisters wedding/engagement that I have been blogging about here because I figured no one really wanted to here about it on this here blog but maybe I was wrong?
I have been having fun writing about it on that tumblr and I just wasn’t sure what people would think of the rants I have been writing over there. Is it too much? Is it mean? I felt like for what I see on tumblr it worked…I got the idea from the “My friends are all married” tumblr and just adapted it to what was going on with my sister’s wedding. My cousin reads it every chance she gets and tells me we should be on one of those Wedding Reality Shows. She keeps telling me the stories I tell her are funnier than what TLC produces. One con is you can’t really leave comments on tumblr so I have NO IDEA what people think of it…but so far (from what I can tell) no one has reblogged or liked any of them 🙁 oh well I wasn’t really writing the tumblr to become a famous tumblr person that uses gifs and meme’s and becomes famous from it. However that would be an awesome perk…
I’m signed up for some blogging conferences that I thought would help me get more into blogging but we’ll see if I can afford to attend the conferences when the time comes. The tickets for the conference were 50% off so I grabbed them while they were on sale. I really enjoy conferences because sitting in a classroom/workshop and someone teaching me is just how I learn things so I really enjoy going. A lot of other factors just come into play. And I secretly signed up for iRetreat because it’s at Hershey and I want to go to Hershey Park LOL
I did meet-up with some local bloggers last week and that’s always fun to talk with people in real life that understand what the heck you are doing!! I told them some of my future “business ideas” for when I finish school and they told me they would hire me to do it. I hope other bloggers would hire me as well. I think it would be awesome and yes I’m being very vague, I don’t want you stealing my idea ;).
Remember way back in the day when we all used picnik to edit photos and make awesome blogging photo collages? Then everyone went to picmonkey. Well I hadn’t even used picmonkey since picnik went down because I HATED IT..it was weird and hard to use. Well at the meetup one of the bloggers did a demo of picmonkeys collages and it was soooo easy!! It was amazing! And had been pretty upgraded since I first looked at it. I have been using picasa for collages and kept having issues and photoshop was too complicated to make collages. So yay new awesome blogging tool!! I even made a collage for my sisters wedding website using picmonkey the other day in 10 minutes! #BlogWin!
So in the past few months I have realized I have now earned the roll of “webmaster.” For my sisters wedding I have been putting all the information up on the website. People have been emailing me stuff to put up. It’s been an interesting roll as I never really saw myself in it before…I’m also working on a never-ending project of a memorial website. When I decided to take that on I didn’t think it would be as hard to do as it is….it’s both draining emotionally and just a TON of work because it entails having to scan photos and edit them and email people for stories, etc. I’m also a really bad avoider so it keeps getting put on the back burner.
So I still have 6 more days of writing to do…this should be interesting…I have to write a TON of reviews I really should post some of them this week, they have been in my “evernote blogging do list” FOREVER!!” It’s also NFP Awareness week. I think I am going to try and write something up about NFP for later in the week. It will be an interesting week for sure….happy blogging to all those participating and I hope I don’t bore anyone to death too much.
Misty Kearns says
Great post! Yes there are tons of other bloggers, but only 1 you! You have a unique voice, personality and point of view so that’s what makes you & your blog different. Don’t compare yourself to other’s or other’s blogs. Just do your own thing & have fun with it!