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The downsides of blogging

I am in a sore mood today. I don’t normally post negative stuff or feel like ranting, but I suppose very once in a while the truth has to come out! I know, the photo is totally random. I had one of these delicious margaritas with my best friend a couple months ago, and it cheered me up when I saw it. So I used it!

Well, my Pinterest account got hacked today. The first hint was I checked my email and saw two people had re-pinned a pin that I had apparently shared two hours prior to me checking my email. Hmmm… I hadn’t share any pins! So I hopped online and checked my account. I almost gasped out loud when I saw I had three new boards. They were labeled “weight-loss”, “diet”, and “fast weight loss”. I scrolled through the pictures and saw inappropriate before and after photos of girls in scantily clad bathing suites. The sites all went to phishing and scam sites selling weird weight loss drugs.

I was so bummed. It feels like such a huge violation for people to just hack into your stuff for their cheap gain and benefit. They utilize all your hard work and efforts to gain followers and readers to advertise their crappy agenda. In this case, illegal diet medication. Yuck!

Then, to make matters worse, I tried to change all my passwords on my iPad as fast as I could. Then my iPad fell off my lap through the arm chair gap- literally less than a foot off the ground- and the screen cracked as I was trying to help my daughter off a chair she climbed. My heart sank!

I hate feeling defeated over material things and petty instances like these but I felt so angry and sad. Money down the drain.

Yet, it’s gonna be alright. I deleted those boards and changed my codes. I’ll save up my money and replace the screen and get a good, hard case on it. Oh well! Honestly, if that’s a bad day I will take it.

Well, thanks for listening to my ridiculous ramble. I was going to attempt an actual post today, but this is what blurted out of my head.

In light of my miseries I thought I would post some light-hearted fun about the woes of blogging. Here goes!

The downfalls of blogging

1. Social media can become a chore, fast.

2. It is a CRISIS if your Internet goes down.

3. Writer’s block in the midst of assembling a post that must go up is your worst enemy.

4. Spammers bring out the meanie in you. I never thought I’d seek revenge on anyone until I was spammed 50 times in 24 hours.

5. Internet security? What? Well, you have to worry about it more than ever while ironically trying to gain new readers and followers you (fingers crossed) hope are normal people.

6. All your passwords are long, crazy, encrypted codes you can hardly remember. Because people are actively trying to hack into your twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts (and any others you have, too!).

7. You have way more pictures than you will ever be able to organize.

8. Your the weirdo who takes a photo of everything- aka your Starbucks drink, your clothes at a downward angle, and any food that looks presentable. Then, your friends smirk at you and say, “are you gonna blog that?”.

9. Everyone assumes you make more money off your blog than you do.

10. Your blogging world feels separate from your real world, and when they collide you feel super vulnerable and odd! Every time a friend mentions they read my blog I am actually really surprised- it is like I forgot my family and friends might want to read it too.

Done and done. Please share with me your blogging woes! It will cheer me up:).



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  • Reply Musings of a Childless Mama

    Ouch! I think I should chk my PN boards more often. I always emails about ppl pinning their pins to my board, but I never worry about it, bc I thought that is how things are now. The downside to not signing out..oops! I am sorry to hear about your phone. My Android took a dip in our toilet this spring. It was sad day. I hear about the blogging thing. I love it (I have blogged in 2007, but I have done much more in the last few months), but it can get draining sometimes. And yes, Social Media can get boring. Fast.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Marked By Grace

    Oh girl! I’m truly sorry! I know that blogging is a HUGE blessing but yes, I agree, sometimes it can bring burdens. Social media is a chore! But ultimately the Lord has your name written at the top of this page for a reason. He has given you a voice and one that speaks very loudly to me personally! Keep going girl! You are doing a great work and cannot come down! (Nehemiah 6:3)

    September 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Tayrina Gonzalez

    Well, what can I say… I feel terrible today… I’m just sitting in from my computer, getting ready to start writing and nothing comes up. I have a big BLANK in my head, nothing to write… social media is killing me sometimes, and the internet too. It’s hard to be in that situation knowing how much work this takes. Some people respect, some just simply don’t. I just decided, today is not the day to write… maybe it’s the day search the web, read, make blog friends, leave comments and share also my feelings. So, keep going. There are days… and there are days. Don’t feel bad for sharing your feelings when are real. This means, there are blogs founded by real people! 🙂 and this is one of them. Take care, xoxo Tayrina 🙂

    September 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Heather Leigh @ Adifferent kind of woman

    Honestly, I would say what you call your sore mood is more happier than most 🙂

    I’m so sorry you were hacked. I hate that. It’s happened to me on Facebook one time.

    September 10, 2013 at 12:10 am
  • Reply Krystal

    That is really crappy that you were hacked… Remember blogging should be fun and not a chore!

    September 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Rebekah Mann

    My biggest woe right now is “blogger block”. I don’t have any floating inspiration for what what I want to blog about. Normally, this is ok and I just won’t post for that day. The real bummer is that this month I personally challenged myself to write a post every weekday…”woe is me”!

    September 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Alessandra Ferguson

    Sorry about your screen. What a bummer! I hate that it seems like things like that break so easily! Hopefully you can get it fixed pretty inexpensively! Also, number ten on that list, so me! Especially now that we moved I’m always like, I hope what they read doesn’t make them think of me weirdly! Especially when I spill my guts on things. Haha!

    September 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Samantha (at) Life Style Love

    Ok this made me smile 🙂 Bummer about the screen and getting hacked but you seem to have a pretty good attitude in light of the miseries. Found your blog over at Marquis’s blog!

    September 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Nina W

    Ahhh yes all these downsides to blogging. Totally can relate! Love it though. Sorry about your screen and pinterest account 🙁 Bummer!

    September 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply Gina Alyse

    I can definitely relate to number 10! “Your blogging world feels separate from your real world, and when they collide you feel super vulnerable and odd!” –You explained that perfectly!

    xo, gina

    September 12, 2013 at 2:48 am
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