20 Reasons Blogging Is Weird

Friday, April 25, 2014

And it is finally Friday. I'm feeling less than spunky this morning because I hosted a comedy show at Hubbarb Inn last night and drank one too many Moscow Mules. If you're in Chicago and get the chance to go to one of the shows at Hubbard Inn I would definitely recommend it. They always have great comedians in the room, last night Amir K from Los Angeles flew in (who was so damn good it was ridiculous) and also the 3rd floor where they host the show is just such an awesome space. It's definitely a cool thing to do on a Thursday night.

Anyway... I'm excited today that I get to collaborate with one of my favorite bloggers. She's very funny, tells it like it is, and is just an all around great writer and blogger. And I love this link-up she co-hosted a few days ago called "The Military Wives of Blogland." By now you all know I'm talking about Samantha from The Samantha Show.



1. I talk about my blog friends as if I've met them in real life and I have known them forever. 

2. I get offended when other people share posts on Facebook and have no idea who the blogger behind them is. 

3. I get sent free stuff for no reason other than the fact that I wear it or use it and then talk about it. 

4. I get paid to play on social media. 

5. I plan on visiting bloggers I've met on the internet.. and hope I don't get catfished and shoved in a dumpster. 

6. I've learned I can pretty much buy everything except food on Instagram. Wait, just kidding, I can do that too. 

7. I'm usually blogging, thinking about blogging, getting ready to blog, or brainstorming for a blog post 24/7. 

8. I have no shame in taking selfies and posing for pictures in public. Bonus weird points if I get caught.

9. We have our own special language; link-ups, buttons, sponsoring, etc. Say that to a non-blogger and they will have no idea what the hell you're talking about. 

10. I identify myself as a blogger and most people have no idea what that means. And I'm totally okay with that. 

11. People I've never met sometimes know more about me than I people I know in "real life."

12.  I panic Monday morning if I didn't take any photos over the weekend.

13. My dog sometimes gets more packages sent to him to review than I do.

14. I regularly get asked "are you going to blog about this?"

15. I'd get way too excited if I saw one of my favorite "big bloggers" in public.

16. Wednesday morning photo shoots are just a normal thing now. Except it's still very uncomfortable for all involved...

17. I get a little bit jealous when I see a really good post I wish I would have written.

18. I sometimes complain about it like it's something I have to do...

19. I like to pretend reading other blogs is my job.

20. Because we all know way too much about each other.


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35 comments:

  1. haha omg all of these are so spot on i love it!

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  2. I agree - I tell people I have a blog and they ask me what that means. You would think by 2014 people would know but it seems not!

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  3. Loved these... they are too funny, and so true!!

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  4. Haha this is perfect. My non-blog friends just don't understand sometimes. Happy Friday!

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  5. what are you doing on your phone helene? blog stuff. that's what i say all day every day. i felt that was relative to say.

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  6. These are really awesome. Not to kiss your ass, but you have been nailing it with the posts lately. I gotta get outta this blog funk - and you're definitely an inspiration! Thanks again.

    Oh and the Chris Rock standup last weekend was flipping fantastic. No one else can make Oscar Pistorious jokes and get away with it in April 2014 like he can. I'll have to message you what he said because it's WAY too offensive to put here.

    Have a great weekend and tell Harlow I said hi. Still working on trying to get Eric to cut his hair like Chris.

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  7. 12. I panic Monday morning if I didn't take any photos over the weekend.

    This is me every week! I always start the weekend with the goal to take hundreds of photos (or at least 5) and always get caught up in whatever else I'm doing.

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  8. Taking pictures of the weekend.. I'm finally getting over being *that girl who takes photos of everything, food included.

    And I'd lose my fangirl mind if I ran into a "big blogger." Little Baby Garvin, here's lookin' at you.

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  9. These are all so true - my favorite is that my husband knows to wait before eating food now so i can take a photo lol! Lord when did I become this person...

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  10. All so true! #2 gets me... none of my friends know I blog and one of them recently stared a buzzfeed account and is posting their posts all over Facebook and everyone like "ohhhhhh omg genius. so great." And I've over here rolling my eyes out of my head... blogger problems.

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  11. Haha... This post is so true. I just recently started to get back into blogging & in the short time I have been dedicating to it I can definitely relate to so many of these! I am especially guilty of #7 at the moment!

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  12. You read my mine! And I did see a "big blogger" once - and I was so shocked I forgot to say hello! :(

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  13. Haha these are funny! I often find myself taking pictures to put on my blog now!

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  14. I hate when I realize on Monday that I didn't take any pictures over the weekend, blogger fail!

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  15. "Wait honey, let me take a picture." comes out of my mouth so often Philip's beginning to remind me to take them.

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  16. Thanks for having me :) and for being equally weird

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  17. Oh gosh, all my friends and family have gotten so fed up with me saying "This blog I read said" that I've just started referring to all bloggers as friends and saying " My friend Taylor said..."

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  18. Commenter, Amy Marie...lol....and Brittany, I have started doing the same thing..haha. The Daily Tay is a great way to start your day...:) Love this post!!

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  19. Oh yeah you are spot on I also talk about my blog friends as if they are people I know personally I also get asked are you going to blog about this or told don't blog about this. Oh how I love blogging

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  20. hahha YES to all of these! I met some other bloggers and was so scared I would get catfished.

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  21. These are all pretty true!! :) love the list, ladies!

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  22. haha, all I can say is YUP! I think I annoy my husband that I'm constantly thinking of blog posts or figuring out how to work our latest activity into a blog post. He says he can tell my mind is always going, even when I'm asleep. But it's addictive! How do you stop it?!

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  23. This list is so completely accurate! Bloggers are such a strange species & I love that :)

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  24. I'm crossing my fingers this is my future down the road of blogging. Always love blogging about blogging!

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  25. This is funny! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Spot on! Love this!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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  27. omg i can relate to every single thing listed above! and even if blogging is "weird", is one of the things i love the most!
    xoxo,
    Orly
    coffeebeansandhighheels.weebly.com

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  28. I am new to this world but I have been reading a lot of blogs. This blog was actually the first one to give me tips about "Things I wish I wouldve know before I started Blogging" or "20 Stages of Blogging"... Its hilarious. Hope to get to this point =) keep up this awesome blog!

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