Top Ten Thoughts Every Blogger Has Had At Least Once

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Hello and happy Top Ten Tuesday, beautiful people! This week’s theme is a freebie, which is great because boy, have I got the topic for you. Without further ado, let’s just jump right into it — here are ten thoughts every blogger has had at some point in their blogging journey! πŸ’

1) β€œIf I had a dollar for every hour I spend on this blog…”

You’ve spent hours and hours blog-hopping, commenting, writing blog posts, editing blog posts, sourcing images, editing images… and guess what? Still as broke as you were before. Sorry! πŸ˜«

2) β€œI want to say something, but I have nothing to say. Help!”

facepalm-gifI’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes thinks this! It happens when:

  • Someone has left a really thoughtful comment on my blog, and I want to return the favour, or when:
  • Someone has posted an amaaazingly well-written and insightful blog post, and I have ~SO MANY THOUGHTS~ but no way to really articulate them.

It’s either so many words, not enough substance, or so much substance, not enough words. I can’t ever get it right. πŸ™ˆ

3) β€œThey’ve been blogging for like one month and they’ve already got TWO THOUSAND FOLLOWERS. How did that happen?”

This kind of thing might make me want to beg them to teach me their ways, but more importantly, it also makes me want to tip my hat and say: You amazing blogger, you. πŸ˜

4) β€œThis CAPTCHA thing is a trap. I’ve clicked β€œPublish” legit five times and my comment is not publishing! The Blogspot gods hate me.”

If you remember my bucket list from several days ago, you know that I’ve made following more blogs part of what I want to do in 2017. Part of this, I’ve decided, would involve me looking into Blogspot and the wealth of great book blogs they have to offer.

rage-against-you-machines-gifAnd yet… and yet. And yet I can’t seem to comment on so, so many of them.

The ones that have Disqus, perfect. The ones that don’t, the ones where I have to login to Google Plus, leave my name/URL, or some other magical way? Even if the CAPTCHA registers me as a real person and not a bot, I have no real way of tracking all the comments I left, so there goes any possibility of conversation.

Seriously, you guys, if you’ve got any insights on this matter, let me know. πŸ™

5) β€œWhy am I doing this? Does anyone really care? Does it really matter?”

There comes a time in every blogger’s life where they start questioning E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G they’ve done. Who’s actually really listening to me? Have I actually offered something different to the community? Will anyone notice when I’m away? Does it really matter? Cue: blogger life crisis. πŸ˜•

6) β€œI wish my blog looks as good as theirs.”

Ever visited another blog and felt like everything they’re doing, they do better than you? Yup, me too. Blog envy is areal  thing, you guys.

7) β€œThis post I’m writing is SO amazing β€” I bet everyone will love it.”

*pats self on the back* πŸ˜Š

8) β€œThis post I’ve written is SO amazing β€” why doesn’t anyone love it?”

*cries into hands* πŸ˜­

9) β€œI should fix that. And that. And that. Oh, and that. Damn it, my blog’s a mess.”

In a way, I’m actually kind of thankful that customisation is super limited on the free version of WordPress, because otherwise I feel like I’ll be chasing unattainable perfection. πŸ˜‚

10) β€œDayuuum, lookin’ good, <insert own blog name>.”

At the end of the day, though, perfect layout or not, error-free posts or not… I just love my little corner of the internet. β€οΈοΈ


Which of these thoughts can you relate to? What other thoughts have you had as a blogger? 😊

This post is a part of Blogger’s Corner, a section on She Latitude dedicated to all things blogging. 

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158 thoughts on “Top Ten Thoughts Every Blogger Has Had At Least Once

    • The captcha thing REALLY annoys me! I’ve no idea why it’s so hard but someone else mentioned that it might be a cookie thing, and I’ve never looked into it so I have no idea. And I can relate with the graphics too – I feel like some people have such a cohesive design and I’m kind of all over the place. Oh well. πŸ˜‚

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  1. This post made me laugh! πŸ™‚ It’s so true. I’ve had most of these thoughts. Numbers 3 and 9 especially resonate. I’m also glad customisation is limited because even when I do change something, I usually revert back to the old style the next day 😊

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    • I’m glad to hear that! And I knooow, haha. I used to change my mind quite a bit too and would flip back and forth with design. I think I’ve found something that I like now, but improvement wouldn’t hurt. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Blog envy is the realest thing…Sometimes I just don’t get how some people are so great at writing post, taking amazing pictures, coming up with witty titles and original content…like TEACH ME YOUR WITCHCRAFT?!!??!
    And everyone has those moments where they go on their blog and notice like 3826486432 things that should be fixed….but like….who got the time for that?! Not me sadly :(.

    Great post, loved it.
    -Sam. x

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    • I can relate! Especially at the taking amazing pictures part – some people are really creative with props/angles/positions and I’m just here twiddling my thumbs, haha.

      And I know! Too little time to do ~everything~ I actually want to do, but oh well. Such is life.

      Thanks for the visit! πŸ’•

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  3. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are my life. Especially 4! I remember we talked about it being hard to comment on blogspot a while back and I swear I still can’t completely figure it out either. 90% of the time it doesn’t let my comment go through and all I get is an error. I’m beginning to think blogspot just doesn’t like me πŸ˜‚. And blog envy! Yes! Funny enough I was just looking at your featured images and wishing I could do something like that LOL. I love your take on this weeks topic, Reg. Great post! 😊

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    • After reading what everyone else has to say re: Blogspot comments, I now think it’s a community-wide problem (except for people who ARE on Blogspot, I suppose), haha. I suppose we’re spoiled because WP does make it easier for us to comment and for others (I hope) to comment as well on our blogs.

      And thank you so much! I guess that just goes to show that envy is a thing that strikes pretty much everyone. πŸ˜‚

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      • It’s good to know it’s not only us but at the same time booo to commenting problems lol. It does seem to be easier on WP because you don’t have to login when commenting. You only have to fill out the little form, if I’m remembering correctly. It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a WP blog without being logged in.
        You’re welcome!! And that’s very true. πŸ˜‚

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  4. Ahhhh the struggle is so real! I have absolutely had each of these thoughts… sometimes all in the same day lol Currently the one I am relating to most is the β€œI should fix that. And that. And that. Oh, and that. Damn it, my blog’s a mess.” thought. I really want to redesign my blog but haven’t had to time to sit down and actually focus on it.

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    • Ahhh, I’m so glad to know that you can relate! I also really want to redesign my blog but also haven’t found the time/motivation/energy to sit down and do it. I actually have no idea too how I want to redesign it… I feel like there’s a trend with blog designs (watercolours, florals) and I really like that, but I also want something a bit more different, a bit more ‘me’.

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  5. I identify with basically all of these but ESPECIALLY #8, I post something on a whim that I am sure is actual garbage and it becomes my most viewed piece. I post something I have pored over for weeks and literally, 1 like! Idon’tgettit?!

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  6. Oh man, oh man! I relate to this post so much and I’ve definitely had all these thoughts at one point during my blogging ‘career’.
    For me, the one I identify with the most is ‘5) β€œWhy am I doing this? Does anyone really care? Does it really matter?”’ This is me 24/7?! I doubt myself all the time, which is terrible, though it usually happens when I’m still up at 2am finishing something and then I ask myself, WHY AM I STAYING UP T_T will anyone even read it?

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    • I know! After reading the comments it’s very reassuring since it seems like everyone has had these thoughts at some point… it’s just part of the job, that’s all. πŸ˜‰

      I doubt myself A LOT too, and sadly it’s not just with the blog! Plenty of people have that gut instinct but I’m not sure I do… mine just sways back and forth all the time, haha. But CW, honestly, your posts are some of the best I’ve ever read around the community – I think I’d read just about anything you write. ❀

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      • I think I’ve finally come to accept that as part of the job now. It’s rough sometimes, but we do it because we love it, right?

        Oh gosh, I really believe that you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Your blog is wonderful, your posts are consistent, and your engagement is amazing too. You’re a great voice and individual in the book blogging community, so don’t you worry. ❀

        Oh gosh, thank you. T_T That means a lot to me, and is very validating!!

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        • Yeah, exactly! Although I’ve been someeewhat falling behind blog-hopping and reading and all these past few weeks, haha. Life is driving me crazy atm. πŸ˜›

          Thank you so much, CW! You’re super kind to say that and I really, really appreciate it. ❀

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  7. Oh yes! I’ve thought all of these things, especially “if I had a dollar” and “does anyone even care?”

    But then there are those high moments too where everything seems to be sailing along and blogging life is good.

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