Well, hey friends. Today, today is a soapbox day for this girl. I know I don't do this often but today I just need to get some things off of my chest.
As some of you may know I frequent the twitter machine like it's my actual job. No really, it's like someone is paying me a large fortune to browse the hell out of my Twitter feed. I admittedly spend far too much time on there and one day I will, most likely, need an intervention.
The thing about Twitter is that it's a really easy outlet for vague remarks and such. Only problem is that usually said vague remarks are made after someone else mentions something and so really, it's not all that vague. At that point it's just an indirect response which is actually pretty unnecessary.
With that said, I just wanted to touch on blogging a little bit here today.
Obviously not the actual act of blogging but maybe just a little insight to how much actually goes in to being a blogger. I know I try to make this thing out to seem like it's just a joke and I usually don't get too serious around these parts but I have a little secret to tell you all. I try. I try really hard. I put a lot of energy in to this thing and work every day to keep up with it. I know, it's hard to believe but I'm being serious for once, says the girl with the drunken vlog. Really though, serious face.
Not to say I am the only one, because that is farrrrr from the truth, but this hobby really is time consuming and it takes a lot of passion to keep up with it. I may not be one to schedule posts but I am constantly thinking about this blog and topics to post about. As lame as it sounds, there are mornings that I actually stress about what to post here. I do it because I've quickly grown passionate for blogging and I feel really fortunate that I have come this far. I can only hope that I can continue to grow not only as a blogger but as a person too!
With that said, it's killing me to see these vague remarks about how it's all just a popularity contest, etc., etc. Personally, this is slightly offensive, in my opinion, because I feel I work my ass off on this thing. This thing isn't about being popular or in a group - I'm a lifestyle blogger, this is about my ridiculous stories and fits of binge drinking (kidding... a little). Really though, I had absolutely no idea I was going to grow to be so passionate for this thing when I started it up randomly but I did and now I kind of love being a blogger. So yes, it is offensive to me personally when I hear that some people just think this is a contest to be cool. I can promise you I feel far from cool from this, which can be proven by the lack of people in my "real life" who know nothing about this blog.
With that said, am I seriously grateful for the friendships I've made along the way? Absofreakinglutely. I think just about all of us have connected with other bloggers along the way, it's just one of the great things that comes along with blogging. Do I think it's holy-shit-bad-ass that so many of you read my posts, comment and interact with me 5+ days a week? Hell yes I do, who wouldn't? It's amazing and I'm forever grateful for the crazy, awesome whirlwind this blog has been for me.
What I guess I'm trying to get at today is that this blog has become a part of me, as I believe many other bloggers can agree theirs have too. It's a hobby I love to be passionate about and something I really enjoy putting my energy in to.
< end serious face > Woof. I feel like I'm naked in public.