and it's not always complete fun and games. sometimes my loyal minions abandon me, or the skeletons in the cupboard make an appearance; sometimes just for a cup of tea, other times for an extended holiday.
1. ACCEPTING || YOUR PAST (BLOGGING) SELFThat moment when your friend stalks your old blog posts too fast for you to revert them to drafts. When you read an old review and cringe. Looking at how you used to structure your posts with different sized fonts in the same sentence because you didn't even know how to make them all the same. 2. ACCEPTING || THE LACK OF INTEREST ON A POST YOU LOVE
Working extremely hard on a blog post. Writing and re-writing. Editing photos. Adding a watermark to every single one. Re-drafting and re-drafting. Going completely insane over broken links and html that just IS NOT working and photos that won't align or sit comfortably where you want them to (shall I stop ranting about this post now? ok..) But honestly, this is for every single blog post you ever write. You won't ever post anything you're not proud of, you will put your time and effort into every single thing you create and write and photograph. And then to see no-one really taking the time to read it or comment on it is extremely disheartening. But you need to get used to it. Because people don't have all the time in the world. Just like you skip commenting on someone's post because you genuinely have no time, other people do the same. Grow a thick skin. And scales, because that's cooler. Then you can be part human part dragon.
3. ACCEPTING || THE FACT THAT BLOGGING TAKES TIME
To all the people that think blogging doesn't take much time at all. Leave. And close the door behind you, please. 4 . ACCEPTING || THE DESIRE TO SUCCEED
And by success I'm not referring to any certain definition. I'm sure everyone has goals they want to accomplish in relation to blogging. Whether that is to post more often, reach a certain number of page views or followers or become king/queen of blogland (or just the world, why not dream big?) I think I ignored my goals at first, because I didn't know what I was doing and I didn't think I'd get anywhere with it. If I wanted to reach say, ten followers in a month and I didn't. I'd brush it aside and pretend to myself that I hadn't really wanted to achieve that anyway. So I think part of accepting your desire to succeed is also accepting when you fail, and doing something about it. And now this is getting too deep. I think I'm drowning.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE ADDED TO THIS LIST?