As avid bloggers we all know that feeling when you start getting strange looks from those around you when we start doing one of those, just blogger things. So, here are ten of my favourite things only us bloggers will understand!
Having a stack of notebooks that would put W H Smith to shame because everytime a new pattern come out you tell yourself you need to have it; even though you’ve still got three unopened ones. Then also needing to have one of said notebooks with you at all times – just in case you suddenly have a brilliant idea for a blog post whilst your doing something as mundane as the grocery shopping.
Sacrificing Your Sanity.
Spending hours looking like a lunatic trying to get that one perfect photo; even if it means hanging upside down from a tree in the middle of the local park.It’s worth it for that perfect natural lighting though right? Then going through the horror of Photoshop deciding to crash whilst you overlay your watermark.
Now You’re A Night Owl.
Don’t even try and deny that there have been times where you haven’t seen light for three days, whilst you attempt to churn out as many posts as possible so you can queue them up and then deal with ‘real life‘ for a few days, worry free. Also whether you like it or not you’ve probably found yourself getting a little less sleep than you used to, due to the fact you are now slightly addicted to your blog and your laptop.
Constantly paying attention to every step of the simplest tasks, so you can store it in your mind palace and pull it out later when you want to write about it. Even if it’s just letting everyone know which way you fold your t-shirts before putting them in your drawer, because you never know!
Eagle Eye Camera Crewman.
Refusing to leave the house without your camera because if you suddenly see the perfect lighting you might just break into tears if you have no way of capturing it. Also learning to keep your eyes peeled for any unusual or interesting looking buildings or shapes out and about, and then proceeding to stop in the middle of the street to snap the shot.
Don’t Sit There!
Having hard drives stored all over the house, because, lets face it – your laptop ran out of storage long ago. As long as you remember to move them from under the sofa/ on top of the cupboard/ next to the loo when the guests arrive!
Blog Post Banking.
The pain of thinking you’ve got a great idea for a blog post, getting ready to write it, and then, realising someone else has just posted about the exact same thing. It’s the panic of having to do a 360 turn and quickly think of something new to post that really delivers the blow.
Checking in advance that wherever you’re going has WiFi and if it doesn’t seriously considering if you really need to be there. I mean you can always Skype call the family at dinner whilst you stay at home to catch up on overdue posts, right?
Feeling like Christmas has come early when the local craft store has a sale. After all it’s the perfect time to pick up those cute backing papers you’ve had your eye on. We won’t even go into the thrill of getting to look round charity shops, always ready to pounce on that obscure piece that would be the perfect prop.
Cringing at the thought of what your blog looked like way back in the beginning, but at the same time appreciating how far you have come in your blogging journey. Along with knowing you’ve still got a long way to go!