As usual I am late to the party, but I like parties so let’s see if we can keep things going just a little bit longer. I’m sure many of you are familiar with The Nerdy Girlie’s Blogger Confessions and like the rest of you I couldn’t help but join in on the sharing.
Although I’ve been blogging for what seems like dog years now, I am still gripped by the same insecurities and obsessions as I was when I started. Maybe more so, it’s hard to say. Blogging’s changed so much since I started, and it’s gone from a hobby to one of my main focuses. And while I have more than a few things to make my life easier, there are still things I struggle with.
1. My Blog Is My Life
Unlike what seems like a majority of bloggers, I don’t mind promoting myself or my blog. I actually really like it. I like refining my brand and whipping out business cards as soon as someone asks the name of my blog. Although I’m nowhere near where I want to be in terms of subscribers or reach, I’ve already gotten so many incredible opportunities thanks to my work with Gamerwife and I can’t wait to see where things take me in the future.
2. I have totally done things just so I can blog about them afterwards.
Yes, I am the person who looks at an invitation and actually says “that sounds cool, but even better my readers will love it!” Luckily all of the times I have done this I have ended up having a fabulous time. I guess sometimes I need that extra push of sharing something with the rest of you to get me out of the house.
3. I sometimes resent how much time I spend reading other people’s blogs.
I love you. All of you bloggers and readers and folks who support me and the blogging community at large. But sometimes, just sometimes, it feels really overwhelming to look at my blog reader on a Monday morning and see 100+ unread posts. It took me a long time to gain the confidence to follow and comment on other people’s blogs, and I’ve met a whole host of amazing people precisely that way. But man, sometimes it really does seem like more work than I feel like it should.
4. I am horrible at prioritizing.
Give me a list of 5 things and I will without fail, leave the most important task to the end. It is a sickness and it often means that I have to stay up to do the stuff I should have been doing in the first place. Seriously, if anyone has any suggestions on how to improve this, I’m all ears.
5. I learned to code just to make my blog prettier.
Sure, I ended up learning that I loved it, but if I wasn’t so obsessed with my blog I might not have even tried it.