Sunday, 4 August 2013

THINGS BLOGGING WILL DO TO YOU

Hi lovelies! I hope you're all doing well and have had a fab weekend! Today, I'm going to be talking about 'Things Blogging Will Do To You', the 'side effects' of blogging if you prefer. Now, I know a lot of my readers are already bloggers and will be fully aware of most things I am going to be talking about in this post. However, I know some of you aren't bloggers yourselves, or maybe you're fairly new to blogging. So, take this post as a warning. These are a few things that could happen to you if you become a blogger.

Talking to Strangers
Remember what your Mum told you about never, ever talking to strangers? Forget about it. If you become a blogger, you will talk to completely random strangers on the internet every. single. day. On twitter, facebook, through comments, they're everywhere! There's even a #bbloggers chat on twitter twice a week that encourages talking to random strangers to chat away to eachother between the 8pm and 9pm. Though don't worry Mums, we're a friendly bunch. No dodgy omegle webcam chats here. And besides, we won't be strangers for long, other bloggers can quickly become your friends. Yay!

Taking Photos of Everything
'NO! Don't take a bite of that yet I haven't taken a photo!', 'I can't try this new lipstick yet, it'll look rubbish in photos if I do', 'Ooh Puppy! *click*'. If these are things you find yourself saying or doing while out and about, you've got blogger syndrome. You will begin to feel the need to take photos of everything, it's raining? Photo. On the tube? Photo. New shoes? Duh, photo. Afterall, this week's Instagram post is next week's 'week in photos'.

It's Okay, I Can Review it
This is an excuse you will make a lot while shopping. New lipstick you really don't need, it's fine, if you buy it, you can review it on your blog, right? This is a very common side effect to Beauty and Fashion bloggers in particular. You will find yourself spending money on unnecessary things, but telling yourself it's okay because you can do a blog post on it. This is great for your readers as they'll have lots to read, but your bank account, not so much. This is not limited to beauty either, you may buy clothes you don't need, thinking to yourself, 'well, it'll make a great outfit post'. But hey, as long as you let your readers know where you bought it, it's fine by us.

Over Familiarity With Your Postman
You know when you answer the door and the Postman says something like, 'ooh Parcel for you again Chloe!', that you've got blogger syndrome. Your Postman will become very friendly as he's so used to popping over to your house everyday to deliver the ten thousand things you ordered/ got sent this week and yes, your name is on the box, but Posties should not be on first name terms! This is accompanied by another relevant side effect, the post confusion. When I get home from work and ask 'any post?', I generally have absolutely no idea what I'm expecting to turn up. I often open parcels and go 'Oh yeah! This, I forgot about this!'. It's a problem.

No Post Withdrawals
This time, we're not talking the Royal Mail kind of post, we're talking about blog posts. When you visit one of your favourite blogs and realise they haven't posted for a few days, you may start to feel withdrawal symptoms. Where did they go? What are they up to? HOW DO WE KNOW! This can go as far as checking the blogger's twitter to see what's going on, or to find out if they're planning to post soon. This is particularly common with bloggers who post regularly, then don't post for a while. All you can do in this case is read some other blogs and wait patiently for them to return to posting, which I'm sure they will.

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P.P.S this post is supposed to be lighthearted and fun, blogging is not actually dangerous.

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46 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this post, thankfully I'm not on first name basis with my postman as I'm usually out so my parents are usually the ones who have to answer the door & makes a pile of my goodies in the kitchen until I get home aha xoxo

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  2. Haha i've been blogging for a couple of months now and I definitely have all of these symptoms! I get a twitch if I don't post daily!

    http://www.lost-in-wonderland.co.uk

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  3. Haha I can relate to all of the points you made!! Especially the post - its actually embaressing how often I have to go to my local post office to collect packages I've missed!! I even made my boyfriend go in for me the other day as I was so embarrassed haha OH THE SHAME!! Fab post honey :) xxxxx.

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  4. I loved this post. Really made me laugh, it's so true!

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  5. This is such a fabulous post Chloe! Even though I've only been blogging for a few months now I can completely relate to all of these points! The post thing is definitely starting to become a problem! This post made me laugh as its so true haha! Love it :)

    fleurdanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I agree with all of these so much! I have definitely turned into this person! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  7. Ha, this post is brilliant! I can relate to all of these... although I am terrible for never using twitter for some reason, so I'm not quite so bad for the first one! xx

    D Is For...

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  8. I loved reading this post.. and all of it so true haha!! You really have the best blog and some lovely posts chloe! :)) xx

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  9. What a fantastic post!! I've definitely got blogger syndrome!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

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  10. Omg so many times has a tonne of post turned up for me and I genuinely have no clue what it is, it really is a problem lol xoxo

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  12. this is so true! i thought you meant the royal mail type of withdrawal as i definitely have that but I also have overfamiliarity too!Beth
    BethMayBlogs

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  13. I connected with so many points on this post. Especially the one where I justify an extravagant purchase just because I can blog about it. Silly really! xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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  14. Loved this post, I can relate to everything on this and I have only been blogging a few months, I definitely have got blogger syndrome! xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  15. This post is brilliant. I do every single one of these. I think the worse is definitely the post man knowing a parcel is for me etc. Haha!!

    Rachel xx

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  16. Hehe I love this post. I haven't been blogging all that long but already relate to most of these! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  17. This was so funny! love you blogs its so happy :)
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  18. hahaha I love this and totally relate to everyone, especially using 'I'll review it' as an excuse to buy things lol!

    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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  19. Haha! I loved this post, made my laugh so much. Thank you for sharing. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  20. Haha, I totally understand where you're coming from with this! Great post! (:

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  21. Haha love this post :)
    The 'don't take a bite yet' bit made me giggle, that is something i say every time I go out, hard to stop myself when on dates haha xx

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  22. Haha loved reading this! :) It's so true :)

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  23. Haha this is so true. I'm self diagnosed with blogger syndrome

    tie-dye-eyes

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  24. Haha I loved reading this post so much lovely! :) I can definitely relate to everything you said, it's so true! <3

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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  25. Haaa I love this blog! I recently got an iPhone and in 2 days I 100 photo's, definitely use the blogging excuse to buy things too!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  26. Definitely true!
    Im constantly in blogger mode, thinking of storylines, picture opportunities etc!
    Just came across your blog on bloglovin' would love for you to come over and join me to or just check out my lifestyle blog :)

    molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk

    i havent been doing it a great deal of time so would love some feedback :)

    Mollie
    xoxo

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  27. I loved this post! The taking photos of everything is so me. Even when I werent blogging, I used to take hundreds of photos, I just love snapping away. I'm the same with my favourite bloggers that have a couple of days out of blogging. It's like where are you? I need to read your posts! haha

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  28. Haha I love this post! I am guilty of all of this. My postman always smiles like a loon when I don't have a parcel because hes sick of the weight and carrying them haha! xxxx

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  29. brilliant post - loved reading it! We are all the same aren't we... My postman knows me far too well - hes always asking what i've ordered 'this time' haha xx

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  30. Haha great post! I always try and justify purchases with reviewing them! x

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  31. Haha great post, everything is so true! My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy for not touching my food in a restaurant, if it looks nice, until I've taken a photo of it first!! x

    http://glitterylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Ah I love this post!hehe!its so true that its hilarious!:-)

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  33. Haha! Loved reading this!!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Haha such a good post, made me smile!

    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  35. I've literally just started blogging over the weekend so I'm a complete newbie, this HAS to be one of my favourites I've come across so far! It's taken the edge off my nerves and made me look forward for all things to blogger!

    With love
    Lola x

    Lola's Patchwork

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  37. Great post, definitely what goes on in my head!
    Amy x
    Amyadorebeaute.blogspot.com

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  38. This made me laugh so much! This post just made me so much more excited about blogging- especially the part about the postman! xxx

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  41. hehe I've got blogger syndrome!
    Awesome post!

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  42. He he such a fun and interesting post which made me smile. Im a blogger but also a photographer so im always taking pics of everything lol! :) xx

    Helen @
    http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. I'm absolutely guilty of buying things just to review! lol great post! xx

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