Thoughts Of A WordPress Blogger
Today I thought I would take a break from blogging advice and write a more general post about WordPress. I actually got the idea for this post from one of my favourite bloggers. You probably know her as Happy Panda and if you don’t already follow her I don’t know what you’re doing with your life… Just kidding! But do check out her post by clicking here.
We all have certain thoughts about as bloggers and today I wanted to share some thoughts I believe all bloggers have had at one point or the other:
1. I F&%cked Up…
This is one I have had A LOT, I’m not going to lie… Lol! And if you say you haven’t, I definitely don’t believe you. Whether it’s the moment you press publish by mistake, accidentally forgot to save and closed the tab, forgot to schedule your post at the right time. And thanks to the unnecessary changes WordPress makes every five minutes I have been exclaiming this a lot more often, lol!
2. I Will Smack You
Yup, we have all been at this point of fury as a blogger. It could be when we notice one of our posts being stolen/plagiarised, talking to an unhelpful Happiness Engineer, getting into a tussle with someone in the comments or some other time. But we have all been at a point where we were ready to throw hands.
This has been my exact reaction when I get a notification for almost seven years now (how has it been so long??). Notifications always make me so incredibly happy and in particular comments always make me say “yay!” Personally, that’s really my favourite part of blogging.
4. Am I Losing My Touch?
Ever had that moment when a post you love so much does horribly and you’re just like “am I losing my touch??” Sometimes I see my older posts that have like 200+ and 300+ likes and I sometimes feel like I’m losing what made me popular. BUT, then I remember I was a lot more active back then and it’s totally okay that my traffic is not as much since I’m not as active.
I have different priorities now that I work full time and that’s fine. And also, now that I’m slowly getting more active my stats are going back to normal which is awesome. Plus, some of the lack of traffic and following has to do with WordPress’s algorithm change. And I don’t care about that as long as my favourite bloggers are still by my side. Although some of them have mysteriously disappeared over the years but that’s a post for a different day.
Anyway, I know we’ve all had a moment even if it was a fleeting moment where you feel like you’re losing your touch.
5. Maybe I Should Quit WordPress?
We all have a moment at least once in our blogging days where we consider quitting. Sometimes it’s because we are overwhelmed, sometimes because we’re just irritated by WordPress and sometimes just because you’re in a bad mood.
Either way, we have all had at least one moment where we are like “should I just quit and disappear?” (much like some bloggers I loved back when I started… seriously what happened to them??).
I hope you enjoyed this post. I wanted to switch things up a little today with the post and write something more general since my fingers are still not great and I can’t type a lot. My blogging advice posts tend to be a little longer.
Have you ever had any of these thoughts? What thoughts do you think all bloggers have that I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments below!
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