September 13, 2013

PROS and CONS of Blogging

There's no doubt about it blogging has changed my life! Good in some ways and bad in others.
I am in no way a blogging expert but I feel these pros + cons are true from what I've learned from blogging these past two years...

PROS

Making New Friends
I have met some of the sweetest people through this little blog. I am not the best at keeping in touch but I try to catch up with my bloggy friends when I can.
Inspiration/Motivation
Blogging keeps me motivated and inspired to want to keep working on my home and doing little crafts here and there. I seriously think that without this blog a lot of the home improvements we have done to our home wouldn't have happened. 
Writing
Blogging helps keep my writing skills sharp. I always loved to write especially poems and songs but I stopped for a while. Blogging has helped rekindle my love for writing! 
Free Stuff
I'm not gonna lie one of the best parts about blogging is receiving free stuff or as many of you call it swag! (I don't know why I feel so uncomfortable saying that word!) Of course it shouldn't be the main reason you blog but it is a super awesome perk! I love trying out new products and blogging about them!
Fun
Blogging is FUN! How? For me it's just a way to be creative, it's my space. It's my hobby. What I like to do in my down time. Kinda like reading a book, watching a movie or going for a walk. Blogging can be fun if you write and share things you are passionate about. 


CONS

Time Consuming
Blogging is very time consuming! Writting posts, editing pictures, linky parties, social media and all can be draining! That is one reason why I don't blog weekends. I don't like to feel stressed and if blogging is ever stressful I just take a break. 
Comparison
I hate this. I hate comparing my little blog to others but it happens! Whether you compare numbers or blog content if you are a blogger you will at some point compare yourself to others. 
Privacy
Everything you post online is public. I sometimes get the urge to just shut this whole thing down completely especially when I hear people's pictures being stolen. I don't want creeps looking at my kids! That really freaks me out! It's one of the BIGGEST reasons why I debated starting this blog. However I set that "fear" aside and I try my best to not share too many personal things on here. I often pray for this blog and it's content. I know that ultimately it's my responsibility what I share but I like to think if I pray, I can trust God is protecting me and my family  from people who are up to no good. I pray this blog is a blessing not just for me but for those who read it. 

That's all of the Pros and Cons I could think of!
Are there some things you would add to my list? Please share!

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6 comments:

  1. I actually agree with all your pros and cons. Another pro is hearing the feedback from other people. I love to hear when I've inspired someone. I love how blogging gets the creativity flowing!

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  2. I love this list!! I totally agree with everything you said! :)

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  3. I definitely agree with your list, especially the last point. It's the main reason I started blogging...yet I hate that my whole life is "out there" especially my kids...

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  4. I'd say that one of the pros of blogging is that I get to see "this side" of it. I find myself comparing LESS now to other people, because I realize that for every "polished" thing that's shared, there's something else left undone.

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  5. Great post! I agree with all of these pros and cons. My blog is only 3 months old but I definatly find it consumes my time a lot, but I feel like I am being productive with my time rather than watching tv or aimlessly surfing the internet :)

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  6. There's no doubt about it blogging has changed my life! Good in some ways and bad in others.
    I am in no way a blogging expert but I feel these pros + cons are true from what I've learned from blogging these past two years. blog

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