Tuesday, November 19, 2013

#1 Bloggy Addiction: Why the B.L.O.G scared me

Hi my name is Jess, and I'm addicted to blogging. My downfall down the blogging rabbit hole, started about 6 months ago. lol WEEEEE
The semester had just ended and I was on a small break before the start of my summer classes. I'm currently not working because between being a full time student, I also need to be a volunteered teacher assistant. It's time consuming, but when I'm on break, I get super bored. I'm the type of person that has to be doing something. I have to be working on a project, cleaning, writing, trying to get ahead in classes, something. It's really hard for me to sit around and do nothing. So I tried to just relax for a little bit, and started flipping through the channels, and I couldn't find a thing to watch on TV. The pull to blog was so great that I needed to regain all sense, so I cleaned the whole house from top to bottom. I gave my dog a bath, and walked him for the second time just because. I organized my drawers, and closet. I basically was bored out of my mind on my second day of vacation. It was a feeling I longed for during the semester, and now that I had complete and utter boredness I didn't know what to do with myself. Bored out of my mind, and basically waiting for my future hubby to return home was driving me crazy...lol I found myself doing weird things to entertain myself. And if hubs knew....lol I'm sure he would've written me a list of all the things he wanted done before his return home...lol 
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The pull of the bloggy world was calling my name, and I couldn't resist it. I basically starred at my computer for a long period of time, trying to find the courage to start something that would be displayed for the whole world to read and see. It scared me, for all the obvious reasons below. 

Why blogging scared me-WHAT IF... 

1. What if...No one wanted to read my blog? 
2. What if...People hate my blog? 
3. What if...My friends and family judged me based upon my blog? 
4. What if...For some reason, I wouldn't be taken seriously?
5. What if...I got back bad feedback, and negativity from strangers?
6. What if...Sharing my life on the internet would bite me in my butt later when looking for a teaching position?
7. What if...My blog just took up space on the internet?
8. What if...My fiance would feel upset that I was sharing our lives on the internet for the whole world to see?
9. What if...Someone copied my content an used it for their own blog?
10.What if... I started to get writer's block?
11. What if...I just got tired of blogging, and it started to feel like a job more than a fun hobby? 12. What if...My readers just stop following my blog? 
13. What if...I couldn't connect with other bloggers?
14. What if...being a bridal blogger annoyed people?
15. What if...an ex from my (or my fiance's) past stumbled up on my blog?
16.What if...I share tou much of myself?
17. What if...My readers felt unwelcomed, or offended?
18.What if...My voice didn't matter?
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Needless to say, I let go of all my fears and launched my blog. I started by introducing it to my friends on Facebook for a day before I deleted it...lol No one from my Facebook paid attention...what's up with that yo? Help a brotha' out! lol I didn't put much effort in promoting it, because maybe I wasn't ready to share it? Maybe some of my fears still plagued me? 

Thus far, I have enjoyed my time blogging! It's an addiction, I have no intention of breaking. My blog is my voice! I have a little corner of the bloggy world, that from time to time, gets recognized. I've met so many great people through my blog, and it's an amazing feeling. I'm so happy...Blogging has been great for the soul. Come by next week for #2 Bloggy Addict.
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5 comments:

  1. I love this because I know we all thought the same thing at one point!!

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    1. Hey Raewyn, lol I def over analyzed it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I've been there! : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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    1. Hi Lulu, lol I think as bloggers we must have all thought about some of the things I wrote about, but it's been rewarding to be a blogger thus far! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Ah! :-) This makes me feel so much better. I just launched my wedding blog. I have yet to announce it to the world. Maybe soon...a few days...a few more posts...

    :-)

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