Let me tell you something, it takes a certain kind of person to do this blog thing and most the the time I realize I’m totally inadequate for the job.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve been hired for a job because I lied about my skills on my resume and now I’m way over my head but it’s too late to turn back.
So…here are 5 reasons I’m actually the worst blogger ever.
1. I never post consistently.
Oh sure, in my youngin’ days as a blogger I posted 3-4 times every week with a set schedule and organized spreadsheets. Everyone preaches the important of consistency if you want to be a successful blogger. Well, that life doesn’t live here anymore. I’m sporadic in my posts at best. Sure I make sure to provide content every week at least, pushing into early morning hours to finish posts, but there is no method to the madness. But, I’m OK with that. I don’t ever want to feel like I HAVE to make content just for the sake of creating content. And if that means sporadic then that means sporadic.
2. I always forget to snap a photo.
I have serious instagram envy about 24 hours a day. Blogger requirements say you must have feeds with beautiful, perfectly timed shots – and a new one at least once a day! I never remember to snap! Want to know how many photos are on my phone from the last 4 days? Three. And all three are screenshots for a recipes for Monkey Bread I’m going to make on Christmas morning. #bloggingfail
3. I’m about 5 years behind on celebrity/pop news
I’m pretty sure my mom is more up-to-date on the current celebrity going-ons. In my mind Britney and Justin are still hittin’ the streets in their all jean outfits.
This is like the golden rule of blogging….promote the posts! Make sure you instagram it, tweet it once when live (then set up auto-tweets for 3 days later, 1 week later and 1 month later), share it on Facebook, Pin it to a board….I know the drill. It’s not that I don’t KNOW, it’s just that I don’t (mainly for lack of time and sleep.) Except for the fact that WordPress will auto-share this on twitter, I’ll probably forget to promote it anywhere else.
This is the only one I’m actually sad about. I used to have a lot more time to interact with other bloggers, which is part of the reason blogging is so cool. While I maintain a few good blog friends, I do wish I could be more involved in the amazing community that is #bloglife
Any other bloggers reading? What blog things do you FAIL at?