23 July – Blog Love

Tell us 10 things you love about blogging.

1. I never thought I’d actually be a blogger

…and now I’m hooked. I love that I’ve actually started and more importantly continued writing my blog. Granted, I currently have, like 18 posts to catch up on, but fuck, man… I have no time!

 

2. I have followers!

I’m amazed that there’s over 130 people out there who actually read my ranty bloggy randomness. To all my followers (really, I’m more amazed that I actually HAVE followers!) – THANKYOU!!

 

3. It’s a challenge

Blogging has provided me an outlet to create some creative writing pieces, as I continue my writing journey, and it makes me realise a) just how much I enjoy creative writing, and b) how hard it actually is.

 

4. It’s practically anonymous

That’s not me

When I started my blog, I made a conscious decision not to tell everybody I know about it, because well, I wanted to keep something separate from the rest of my social media life. Granted, only a select handful of people I know, know about this blog, and I quite like that. It’s almost like exclusivity.

5. The challenge.

Trying to blog daily and work two jobs and maintain a relationship and everything else that comes with life has been a bit of a struggle. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have decided to take on two separate post-a-day challenges, but I have and I’ve stuck to it. I often find myself with quite a backlog, but then I get to a point where I can smash out ten posts on a sunday afternoon which helps me catch up… and then when I do, it’s such a sense of accomplishment!

 

6. Other people’s blogs

It’s been quite interesting opening my eyes to the blogging world. I still tell myself that I’m still trying to find my feet with it all, and am constantly amazed at just how many blogs and bloggers there are out there. I’m always learning more… I didn’t even know there were such things as ‘Blogger Conferences’!!

7. I’m not the only one.

I’ll never forget the moment when I started following a couple of my follwers’ blogs, only to discover that they were also full of ranty, sweary, bloggy, randomness. Sitting there like a kid on christmas morning, I realised that I’m really not the only one who is also feeling jaded and generally hating people for being a bunch of fucktards. You guys are my new best friends… that I’ve never met. *hugs*

8. The push for more creativity.

Through my blogging venture so far, I’ve realised just how much I miss writing. I know that I have a lot of shit going on in my head, and I’m the sort of person who just wants to get it all down on ‘paper’, in an attempt to try and calm my mind. As a result, I’ve discovered that there are a few different writing ventures and aspirations that I would secretly like to achieve in addition to keeping up my blog… but those things take time, and time is something I don’t seem to have much of.

9. It’s something that I can do wherever I am.

Mobile blogging is fantastic. I love being able to spend work time updating all the posts in my draft folder, then spend my time in transit between work and home and the gym etc tapping away on my phone, or sitting in a food court killing time updating my blog. Previously I was spending that time watching catch-up tv shows, but now blogging has overshadowed that.

10. GIFS!! USE ALL THE GIFS!!

Because gifs are so fucking awesome and they complete me. Gifs make everything better.

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