I Never Should Have Become a Blogger (Guest Post)
Today’s post is brought to you by Christine, from Christine Everyday! Christine writes about all the things she juggles throughout the day—she’s an accountant, a realtor, a mother, a wife, a blogger, and more, but most of all, she’s Christine, all day, everyday. She writes about anything end everything, and in today she’s sharing a little tongue-and-cheek post about blogging that I’m sure most of us can probably relate to! Check her out, especially her new Build a Better Blog series, and her Meet-Up Monday link up!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are several types of people that should become bloggers. The reason these people make the best bloggers is because, well, because they can. They have the resources to write posts that people will love and their blogs will be huge.
What I’m realizing is that I don’t fall into the categories of people who should be bloggers. I never should have become a blogger. Why, you ask?
Because I was already married. Man, did I make a mistake marrying my husband when I did. If I had waiting just two or three more years, I could have blogged about my wedding. That would have meant endless blog posts about dresses, food, venues, etc. And bonus: I could have blogged about the honeymoon, too! I love reading these kinds of posts and sadly, I already had my wedding, so I don’t get to talk about mine that much! Although I have posted once or twice about it, I don’t get the kind of use out of it that some people do.
Because I already had a child. And I don’t plan on having anymore. Have you noticed that getting pregnant is a major boon for your blog? People (including me) love reading about bump dates, gender reveals, nursery inspiration, thoughts on breastfeeding, and everything in between. But because I had Toddles before I started my blog, I missed out on all these posts! Somehow people just don’t find posts about teaching their toddler to read as entertaining.
Because I don’t have a lot of disposable income. Until recently, my family was a one-income family – my husband’s – and money was tight. Now that I have a full-time job, we have more money, but since we want to be able to retire someday, we still don’t have a lot of our money as “fun” money. And “fun” money is what I use for blog stuff. That means it’s hard for me to buy fancy camera equipment, pay for ad spots, participate in all the giveaways. Darn!
Because I am not a DIYer. If I had any kind of handiness, I could create awesome DIY projects, photograph them, and be a hit online. People love DIYers. But alas, most of projects wind up being Pinterest FAILS, and so I can’t blog about them…unless I start chronicling my fails. Hmmmm…
Because I don’t live in a big city. Or anywhere with a lot going on. Sure, there are lots of beautiful hikes and tons of festivals, but people don’t really look for reviews on hikes or festivals. People who live in big cities are so lucky because they have restaurants and other entertainment venues that they can review. Because who doesn’t love food pictures?
Because I don’t travel a lot. This is related to the disposable income thing…when we vacation, we always go to the same place – a small beach house owned by my husband’s family in a forgotten part of Florida. I can only write about that place so many times. I hope that someday soon, we’ll get to travel more so I can post about it and make you all super jealous.
But I guess even though I don’t have these resources, I guess I’ll just keep plugging away on my blog. It’s way too fun to stop!
I don’t travel a lot or have expendable income, either!
The travel isn’t as big of a deal, but the expendable income thing can make it really tough!
I have had my blog since before I was married, but I wasn’t a good blogger then so my wedding and pre-wedding posts aren’t too helpful to anyone!! This was also pre-Pinterest so I feel like I should get a free do over! 😉
This is hilarious! I admit, I didn’t start Belle Brita until after I was already married… but I’ve still had fun recapping our wedding!