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I Suck at Blogging

One of the things I LOVE about doing hosting guest bloggers is I never know what will turn up in my inbox and I have to say this post from Lindsay of Latte Lindsay had me belly laughing. I have to admit I can put my hands up and agree with most of these points she has come up with – so over to Lindsay, who really is a very good blogger and doesn't suck at all! 

Blogging has gone from basic hobby to massive industry in recent years. Everyone and their dog seems to think that they can make it and be a multi-millionaire influence queen. But you won’t, and neither will I. I don’t know exactly why you won’t but here are some reasons why I won’t be winning awards for success.

I’m not interesting

Bloggers live a lifestyle that everyone dreams of, right? Wrong! Ok, actually, they do sometimes. Some of my most popular friends (even those who aren’t bloggers) live amazing and interesting lives. Backpacking, exotic food, jumping out of planes for charity. And that was just this summer. In comparison, I don’t have much to post on social media. I’m pretty sure you are an interesting individual but I don’t think everyone needs to know when I need to widdle, just so that I can post on social media. I’ve already asked Twitter, they said no.

I have no idea what I am doing

Even if you aren’t all that interesting, like me, you can still work the magic of blogging and social media. But you have to know what you are doing. There are different algorithms, marketing strategies, names of blogging thingies that I have no mission of spelling. I’ve been at this for a few years now and I’m still learning stuff. The worst thing is, when you learn something new about this business, you will probably have to go through your site with a fine-toothed comb and change a lot of stuff. It is a learning curve that I’m not ready for.

I’m really disorganised

I see a lot of bloggers and #girlboss feeds that are filled with ideas to get organised. I have used nearly every trick in the book. Do you know what works the best? A notepad or a diary, a pen, and pulling your head out of your backside for five minutes to plan your day. Being organised is not that hard but we make it into an overcomplicated exercise. I sat and planned my day this morning. And still, here I am, sitting at my desk, wondering what I am supposed to be doing and thinking I should really be doing something else. Possibly making a start on that 6ft high pile of ironing.

I suck at blogging by latte lindsay

I can’t multi-task

Let's just get something clear- flicking through Facebook while you have a poo is not multi-tasking, I don’t care what my husband tells you. And when you have a massive to-do list, you probably need to do several things at once. Sometimes I try and watch a movie while I’m ironing for Movie Monday. But I find it impossible to stop the ironing and type up a post before I can move on to the next movie. I find it really hard to work on several things at once and end up only half-finishing a project. Which leads me to my next point…..

I lack follow through

Do you know how many items I have on my to-do list? 29. That is not “29 things I need to do today”. That is 29 unfinished projects. Twenty-freaking-nine! The worst thing is, some of them are nearly finished and if I took a couple of days to focus on them, they would get finished. But I’m not organised enough to make time to get them finished. At least, that’s what I like to tell myself.

I’m lazy

Yeah…..I am. I’m not going to lie. There has probably been plenty of time for me to get organised, put aside a few hours to finish a project and not feel the need to multi-task. What did I do last night instead? Watched 3 episodes of Bones, Meet the Fockers (didn’t do any of the ironing), and ate my bodyweight in chocolate and popcorn. If I had bothered, I could have maybe finished one of my projects. Or got this typed up while the idea was fresh in my mind, still funny, and not getting mixed up with Dustin Hoffman singing “Grandpa Jack is full of  PPTHHPTHPFFTHPPT!!”

This article has 21 comments

  1. hannah

    I’m really un organized when it comes to blogging. I need to be more up to date too. And less lazy

  2. Nina

    I’m really bad at sticking to a routine, it all seems fine and dandy to begin with and then suddenly I’m all over the place trying to spin plates with all limbs!

  3. Stevie

    I can never think what I could blog about.

  4. Samantha Donnelly - StressedMum

    Such a refreshing post, knowing I am not alone in my blogging, I am never organised I know what I have to do and that is as far as it goes. I have tried everything to be organised but that is not me x

  5. The London Mum

    hahaha oh how true are these!! I can relate so much to this at times!

  6. Joanna

    Haha, i guess we are all distracted by Netflix or Facebook. But we should’t call ourselves lazy for it. It’s just a way of relaxing, otherwise it would be work, work and more work only.

  7. Laura Corrall

    I love this. Was such a funny read. I personally love reading blogs, hats off to you bloggers as this post sums up why I just don’t think I would cut it. There is so much work you guys do to put into it.

  8. Gemma

    I have so many draft posts I’ve never finished and countless photos I have taken and never used but if I get to spend time with my husband or friends that will always win out over blogging – it can’t be my everything. Distractions from blogging can be a good thing 🙂

  9. Elizabeth

    So very true! Not that you suck at blogging, but that I related to every single one of these points – I guess I suck at blogging too, lol! 🙂

  10. Rhian Westbury

    Some of these are so true, it can be tough to keep organized and I do think people underestimate how much time blogging takes x

  11. Alli Smith

    Hahah this is me!! I actually think I’m the worst blogger going and somehow I have managed to wing it so that this is now my full time job. I have no clue how, but I really wish I could organise myself better!

  12. Emily Leary

    There’s a lot of pressure that comes with blogging nowadays. In an industry where you’re expected to be good at absolutely everything it’s probably okay to suck a little bit at certain parts!

  13. Louise

    I love this it’s honest and from the heart. I always said I should write about the funny situations I find myself in as might be more of an award winning blog than what I do now. But you know what I don’t care if I am not the best blogger because to me I just love it. I have the best time ever and that’s all that matters 😊

  14. melissa major

    haha this reminds me of myself! I have no idea what Im doing either

  15. Nikki

    Haha this really made me laugh out loud too. I am off to check out lindsays blog as she sounds alot like me!

  16. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Love this and can totally relate! I’m definitely a notepad and pen kind of person!

  17. Mandi

    Brilliant post, although I am rather jealous that your to do list is only 29, I ‘may’ have to add a 1 to the start! I have just messaged a friend today saying that my New Years resolution will be to be more organised and say No to pointless crap that I do not need, but I know by 5th January I will have agreed to something…

  18. Tanya Brannan

    Oh my goodness!! This has had me chuckling so hard! It’s like you were reading my mind! This is me all over xx

  19. Ali - We Made This Life

    Ha ha, I can relate to this a little bit! I’m a terrible procrastinator too!

  20. Ashleigh

    I’ve lost the motivation lately, so feel like I suck at blogging too. I hate this feeling!

  21. Jazmin Williams

    You’ve read my mind! Honestly can relate to pretty much everything haha!

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