I would hope that you have gathered that by now. I would like to think that posting 5+ times a week would be a good indication that I kinda dig it. Speaking of, I need a life. I get it.
But I probably won’t be getting one soon, so deal with it.
Anyhow, as much as I adore blogging and all of the good that can come from it, there are a few things that sometimes makes me (gasp) annoyed. And I don’t really know why, but it does.
So I figured, why not write a post about it? My hope is that this does not come across as a post that is full of complaints, but maybe a post that has a few helpful hints? You’re right. It will probably come across as one giant complaint. My apologies.
Please keep in mind that everything I am about to say is my opinion and my opinion only. And if you do these things–I don’t love you less. I just wish you didn’t do these things 😉
So friends, I present to you “What Makes Erin Irritated With Blogging”. What a charming title I know.
Now I get it people–usually a title of a post is to hint at what is to come, but I don’t think it is the smartest move on the block. For you or for your guest poster//sponsor//giveaway. Maybe this is just my logic, but hear me out. Your readers read your blog because they like what you have to say. They don’t show up thinking “Gosh, I hope it is somebody else today…I am so over hearing from the actual owner of the blog.” If that was the case, they wouldn’t read your blog in the first place.
As much as I hate to say it, if I see a blog title has any of those words up above–I don’t click on the post. Which is lame because I love being introduced to new blogs, but it is true.
I have this theory for that every post of mine, I am going to say at least SOMETHING of my own, regardless if there is a sponsor being highlighted or not. It’s my blog, I want to talk on it. And I think that is what my readers want as well. To hear from me. So I reel you little readers in, entice you with a glamorous story about bird poop, drop one of my fabulous sponsors on you in the middle, and then finish it out from there.
Try it out. You may see more traffic on your sponsor and/or giveaway posts than you normally do. And that’s really what we want for everybody involved isn’t it? Darn right it is.
There are a few other items I could discuss, but that seems like too much negativity for one blog post. And I really kinda hate negativity.
To end on a positive note, leave me a comment with one thing you LOVE about blogging.
That will be fun now won’t it?
Here is mine: I love bloggers who have a passion about making this world a better place and are actually doing something about it. Like Ellie. I happen to be over at her organization, Speak Now, sharing how to love yourself and follow your dreams. Do yourself a favor and read what Speak Now is all about. You will be inspired.
I’m off now to go sit outside in a sports bra and yoga pants.
I like to keep it classy around these parts.
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.