10 Of My Greatest Blogging Fails

Oh hey guys! Just stopping in from my senior photo sesh to talk about ten of my greatest blogging fails. In no specific order…
#1. Not posting photos for three-ish years. 
If you don’t believe me check my archives. I truly did not post one single photo for almost the first three years of my blogging life. Think of all the food/Harlow/model shoots I missed out on! I think I just wanted to keep my identity on the DL, which is ironic considering only friends and family were reading in the beginning. Then again, it probably had more to do with me “butting heads” with my previous boss, check out an old post called “The Devil Wears Kohls” if you’d like to read more about that wonderful woman.
#2. Posting novel-length posts for the first three years.
Again, the proof is in the past. If I didn’t write at least six-eight blabbering paragraphs about my day to day activities I didn’t think it was worth hitting publish. 
#3. That one time I tried to start a really bad link-up and no one joined. 
It was awful. I definitely had the “I’m having a birthday party and no one is coming” feeling. But looking back, I think I’m comfortable enough to share it now. It’s just too good not to. It was called the “Wait, is this bad?” link-up, and the button looked like this: 
And then I posted things like, “I like to drink the bottom of my Dorito bag,” is this bad? Told you it was awful.
#4. When I tried to design my own page.
And I thought it was super fancy because it had one main photo that stayed on the homepage for ever and ever and that was it. I still never forget the excitement when I discovered I could cross out words like this –>  I’m an idiot. You’ve probably noticed I still enjoy doing this. It’s the little things when you are as graphically-design-challenged as I am. (see photo above.)
#5. When I used to think anyone who left a comment was making fun of me.
When you blog for three years and your main readers aren’t bloggers themselves, you don’t exactly get a lot of comments. So when I first started getting comments from {GASP} people I didn’t know I was certain they were just being sarcastic and making fun of my blog with all of the “great post!” and “just found your blog, it’s so enjoyable” comments. You aren’t though, right?

#6. Thanks to #5, I didn’t respond to comments for the longest time.
Mostly because A. They didn’t come through to my email so I didn’t even see them coming in until my mom would call and tell me “you just got a comment!” And B. I just didn’t get it.

#7. That time I got way too excited to start having sponsors and posted a new guest post every other day.
Finding a happy medium in the beginning is hard. I do apologize for that time.
#8. When I got kicked out of a bar in Lincoln and threatened to “ruin their reputation” by blogging about it. I also may have threatened to burn it down. But really, of all things I was going to “blog about it?” You know, because so many people take bloggers seriously and all. In my defense however, I was just a child then and it was after football game… And thus I didn’t return to Lincoln for roughly ten months after that incident. 
#9. When I accidentally care too much about this little page.
Don’t get me wrong, I care a lot about this little blog of mine. But every once in a while I’ll accidentally get a little too involved with the whole blogging world and that’s when I remind myself to chill out, it’s just an online diary. I’m not trying to “lessen” blogging by saying that, just lessen my blogging is all. While I’m a huge fan of the online world, I’m an even bigger fan of the real world and that’s where my priorities lie. Unless I’m hungover, bored, or distracted….

#10. When I let the fun slip away.
Usually because of #9, but also because of pride, embarrassment, fear, humility, and a slew of other 
Dr. Phil-esque words. I sometimes forget that I chose to start this blog, and I choose to continue it. Because I guess I kind of enjoy doing it. 
Boom. And that’s my Tuesday tid-bit. 

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