I’ve had this space for over a year.
I know! It’s a toddler blog now.
And throughout my time in the interwebs I have picked up skills that I could have never learned from a book on blogging etiquette, or “Twitter for Dummies.”
I’ve made connections I didn’t think were possible and friendships that I’m grateful for.
This is something I did not expect.
But there is also a dark side to blogging.
*Cue scary music and lower lights.
Don’t be afraid.
Because I’m here to bring awareness to the uncomfortable issues and I’m going to let you in on the things no one likes to talk about.
The Darker Side of Blogging
1. There are blogger’s who are only interested in numbers – those blogger’s do not care about your content, their content, bringing awareness to social issues, you’re new hat…. They just want numbers! Do not get caught up in the numbers’ game my friends! Focus on your content and writing from the heart. It will serve you well.
There are NOT cliques in blogging! You’re a dirty LIAR Leighann!
Well.. I thought I was too, for the first 6 months of my writing career, until I found myself plopped right into the middle of one and then thrown promptly out.
I’m a little dense when it comes to cliques so I didn’t realize I’d been cast aside for a few weeks.
If this should happen to you don’t sweat it, come and chat with me, those peeps aren’t worth your time!
4. Writing, engaging, creating proposals, tweeting, commenting, and emailing takes a lot of time away from family, friends, and other hobbies. It can be hard for those outside of the blogging community to understand the time commitment.
5. There are people on the internet that are only interested in attacking ideas, opinions, and the writing skills of others. Trolls are negative commenter’s who never have anything constructive or interesting to say. They are hurtful people who bully around the interwebs. They’re common and if you blog then chances are one of them will find you and insult your craft.
Go link up with my friend Sweaty and share all things blogging!