Hi everybody. Today I want to address an important issue that affects a lot of us here today. Many of us have our own blogs. Some of us have been blogging for quite some time; others are relatively new at the game. But eventually a particular realization will set in for us all: blogging isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. To help you through this painful process, I’ve outlined the Ten Stages of Blogging below.
1. Naive Exuberance: “Look at me, I’m blogging! The whole world can read what I have to say!”
2. Self Doubt: “What the whole world can do and what it actually does do are evidently two completely different things. Also, I’m not sure I have anything to say.”
3. Second Wind: “Six people visited my blog today and one of them left a comment! And now I know where to get discount Viagra!”
4. Denial: “I really just blog for myself anyway. My blog is just a sort of online diary, for sorting out my thoughts. With YouTube clips and memes.
5. Panic: “Someone at work found out about my blog! If they read the entry about Mr. Monkeyhands, I am so fired.”
6. Relief: “It’s been three days and no word from Monkeyhands. Thank God!”
7. Resentment: “I can’t believe nobody at work even bothered to read the Monkeyhands post. That was a good post. Idiots.”
8. Hiatus: “I’m too busy with work to post for a few weeks. Monkeyhands is running me ragged.”
9. Unexpected Resurgence: “I’ve realized how much I’ve come to depend on blogging as an outlet. I guess I can’t stay away.”
10. Cynicism/Apathy: “I don’t feel like writing anything today. Maybe I’ll just post that YouTube clip of the cat licking those puppies. That stuff always gets more traffic than my serious posts anyway. Or I could do another Monkeyhands post. I’m not even sure that idiot can read.
Please note that you may not experience these stages in exactly this order, and more intelligent and self-aware bloggers tend to move through them more quickly. Personally, I’ve been stuck on #1 for the past 8 months.
Wonder if Monkeyhands reads Humor-Blogs.com?
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