5. Everyone Is Doing It
Whether you're a blogger or a reader, I'm sure we've all stumbled upon a blog only to think 'hey, I wore that like three days ago!' or 'I must have those shoes ASAP' and then begin clicking like your life depended on it. Let's not even get started on the tragedy that is DIY. But you make it look so easy on your blog, you just like, glued some sticks together. Why doesn't mine look like that? Or your make up. Or your hair. Well, you get the idea. I could go on and on, but the point is, everyone is doing it.
I didn't get it right away, but after a few months of blogging I realized that all the seemingly 'popular' bloggers are buds. They advertise for each other, they tag each other on social media and they all make more money than I ever will in blogging. It's a hard circle to crack into. Sometimes you even have to pay your way into it. No one said blogging was cheap if you want to make it big. (that's my sarcastic font) Fortunately, if you don't, there's plenty of quality blogs available for you to fit into. Beyond being categorized by how many readers you have, there's more genres of blogging than there probably were cliques in high-school. Fashion, beauty, lifestyle, kids, food, kids and food, crafts, sports, trendy moms, regular moms, cool moms...and probably some really out there ones that I'll just leave to the imagination. The point is, you can plug in wherever you want, but what's nice about blogging world, is it's not quite as exclusive as high-school. I can be friends with a food blogger and it's cool.
3. Comments: The Ultimate Yearbook
Oh, the comments section. I sit with bated breath to see a comment left. It's where people can reaffirm you, support you, tell you how you're 2cute2b4gotten. People can remind you to call them...or rather...don't forget to stop by and read their blog too. And of course, a nay-saying bully pops their head in from time to time. Not that I ever would have willingly let a bully write in my yearbook...but that's why they're a bully. Just like high-school, someone there to tear you down, but even more cowardly, they do so behind a computer screen. The thing that makes blogging way better than high school? You have a blog you can totally call them out on. It's like calling them out in front of the whole school.
4. Link Ups
Link ups are like those school spirit days , where they tell everyone to wear pajamas to school or something totally random. And then you realize you wore them on the wrong day, or you decide not to wear them and everyone looks at you like you just betrayed your country or something. Kind of like when you accidentally link up a post on motherhood to some link up that was supposed to be for people attending a self help forum or something. (hand raised) Or you link up a post on stripes when it was supposed to be polka dot. Or heaven help us you link up and don't link back. Whatevs. Just come back here next Wednesday and you better be linking up your pink outfits! (please don't come back here next Wednesday and do that, I don't even know how to do a link up)
5. You'll Be Happiest If You Stay True To Yourself
The hardest lesson to learn in high-school. One I didn't really cling onto until my senior year. I stopped caring what everyone else thought. I stopped trying to fit in to where I thought I needed to be. I just did my 'thang;. Same rule applies in blogging. Do your own thing, and just see what happens.