You’ve Been Blogging Too Long When…

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This whole thing started for me around 2008. That’s when I started blogging and it became my vice. I was hooked. I started with a beauty and fashion blog. I tried my hand at a celeb site too. Once I became a mama, that all changed. I wanted to connect with other moms. My friends that lived near me weren’t married and weren’t having babies. I kinda felt like I was on this journey by myself. My solution was to find a community that I could connect with about this mommy journey. I wanted to talk to other women who were trying to maintain their identity and style after having babies.

I have to say, this community has been amazing. I have gotten to know so many women who have become friends. Isn’t that always the way things work with this bloggy life? This whole world of blogging can take overΒ  – if you let it. Here’s how to know when maybe you’ve been blogging too long! Is that even possible? LOL!

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  • Every life event is a bloggable moment.

Who am I kidding? Every day moments become blog worthy!

  • You have more online friends than you do IRL.

I may or may not be guilty.

  • You go to bed thinking about ideas for posts/new site design.

So GUILTY!

  • You inbox is a black hole. Will never see zero again.

Who has over 40K emails? That would be me!

  • Alone time with your lap top and a glass of wine is perfection.

Absolute perfection. It sets the tone for creation.

  • You take a picture of everything just in case you need it for a blog post later.

Am I alone in this?

  • Your friends are all “Are you going to blog this?”

Actually, they don’t ask anymore, they know the answer!

  • You happen to be looking cute one day and your friend offers to take a pic.

Β  “So you can blog your OOTD”

  • Everything you read is a post.

No matter if it was in a magazine. It’s, “Did you read that post?”

  • You keep late hours burning the midnight oil.

Because that’s the only time you have to blog.

Your smart phone is FULL of post ideas!

Bloggers, do you have any other things to add to this list?

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42 Responses to You’ve Been Blogging Too Long When…
  1. LaShawn
    September 17, 2014 | 6:27 am

    OMG this is so me. Almost each and every last one of them! LOL. Blogging is a black hole of time suckage, but I love it! I have met so many great people from it and learned so many things!

  2. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    September 17, 2014 | 8:41 am

    You’re right. Almost everything I do throughout the day I know I can turn it into a blog post. My husband just rolls his eyes most of the time.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    September 17, 2014 | 9:47 am

    If you were to ask my husband, he would say that every other thing out of my mouth is “that would be a great blog post idea”. LOL.

  4. Debbie L.
    September 17, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Fun post – you are so right … my friends and family always ask me are you going to blog about this? LOL Also they say Take a pic and blog about it!

  5. Krissy
    September 17, 2014 | 10:10 am

    I don’t fit into hardly any of those. Now instragram. . . that’s a different story! lol

  6. Pam
    September 17, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    This is so true! Most of my best friends are online now.

  7. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    September 17, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    I first started a blog in the late 90s. It was a geocities tripod type thing. Then came Yahoo 360, MySpace and Blogger. I haven’t really had a niche site up until 2009 when I tried a few of them. Some stuck. Others I got rid of rather quickly. LOL

  8. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}
    September 17, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    Love love love this list! Every one of them sounds like me too. My husband knows now that he can’t touch the food until I give him the go-ahead, you know, in case I need to snap a photo first!

  9. deb
    September 17, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    So true. I think I’m guilty of so many of the things you listed.

  10. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama
    September 17, 2014 | 4:40 pm

    the inbox IS a black hole. I will never have an empty one. It’s my fate.

  11. Rosey
    September 17, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    I do have one to add, whenever someone in the family wants something, no matter how ridiculous it is, they say, ‘why don’t you ask to review one?’ Silly folks… πŸ˜‰

  12. Ben @ Cheap is the New Classy
    September 17, 2014 | 5:57 pm

    Great, great, GREAT post! Burning the midnight oil is an understatement. I’ve learned that I really only need four hours of sleep to remain upright. =D

  13. Marina
    September 17, 2014 | 5:57 pm

    You are so right on all of these! My phone is an encyclopedia of blog ideas!

  14. Liz Mays
    September 17, 2014 | 6:10 pm

    This is a really great post. Everything you said is so true! I don’t know who manufactures midnight oil, but they’re making a killing!

  15. Marybeth Hamilton
    September 17, 2014 | 6:12 pm

    Good lord. You have 40,000 emails! I’d die πŸ™‚ I love the list, too πŸ™‚

  16. Bridgette
    September 17, 2014 | 6:29 pm

    Alone time with my laptop and wine sounds like the perfect date! Life of a blogger….

  17. Carly Anderson
    September 17, 2014 | 6:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are all so true! And I’m glad I’m not the only one with a huge amount of emails. πŸ˜‰

  18. Christie
    September 17, 2014 | 10:50 pm

    Yes to all of these! I one day hope to have 0 emails in my box LOL

  19. Stacie
    September 18, 2014 | 6:17 am

    Oh yes!! To all of it! I laughed. It’s sad, I am this post! πŸ˜‰

  20. Jenn
    September 18, 2014 | 6:19 am

    Everything is fair game when you’re a blogger, right? This was great!

  21. mimi
    September 18, 2014 | 8:34 am

    When your husband says lets go to California and you start thinking of all of the bloggy friends you have there and immediately start thinking of some sort of meet up!! #truestory

  22. Melinda
    September 18, 2014 | 9:24 am

    i take pictures of everything just in case too. it’s funny how similar we all are even though our blogs are vastly different

  23. Beth@KCMompreneurs
    September 18, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Although I haven’t had a website as long as you have, I think I can see some of those habits in me. I stay up all night working on it and all morning.

  24. Veronica
    September 18, 2014 | 10:43 am

    I really have to resist the temptation of allowing my blog to take over my life. Haha! But I can relate to alot of what you mentioned

  25. Tracey
    September 18, 2014 | 10:58 am

    This is such a fun post! I was nodding in agreement the whole time.

  26. Elizabeth Ferree
    September 18, 2014 | 11:33 am

    I don’t know if I should admit to this or not but I’m guilty of ALMOST every one of these. Most of my friends are online, we move to much and I never leave the house as I was always shy. Now I’m not but with 5 kids not many want to chat with you.Oh I don’t have 45,000 emails I only have 25,000.

  27. lisa
    September 18, 2014 | 11:44 am

    This is a great post and funny too! I’ve had many of those moments. πŸ˜€

  28. MommaDJane
    September 18, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    My email inbox will never be zero. I just can’t delete that many! I also have more online friends since I also work online than I do IRL friends. Thankfully I’ve met many of them over the years.

  29. Sherelle
    September 18, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    I have pretty much all of these on my list, lol! I laughed when I read how many emails are in your inbox, because I thought my 10k emails was bad, lol! Girl, we are truly bloggers…ha!

  30. Travel Blogger
    September 18, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    My husband had to reel me in. It got to the point where I was so busy photographing everything as a potiential story that I never got to just enjoy things.

  31. Ann Bacciaglia
    September 18, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    It is funny hoe blogging takes over your brain. I dream of blog post ideas lol. My smart phone is full of quick notes from when inspiration hit.

  32. Barbie's Beauty Bits
    September 18, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    This is an awesome post. My blog started off as therapy for me, a way to relieve stress from my “day job”. And I’m addicted, it is fun, I can be creative and market. I love marketing and beauty, I’m obsessed and this fills those two obsessions!

  33. Jeanine
    September 18, 2014 | 5:16 pm

    Absolutely! I have a ton of ideas written in my phone. I even made an insert for my planner and sometimes have to grab ideas off it!

  34. Kristin
    September 18, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    I find myself being able to relate to the amount of emails recieved, your so right it is a black hole. This hit the nail on the head I can relate to this all the way.

  35. Mary O'Malley
    September 18, 2014 | 5:49 pm

    I suffer from a few of these myself. I especially have the “Every minute is a blog worthy minute.”

  36. Reginia Cordell
    September 18, 2014 | 11:53 pm

    Should I be ashamed that I identify with many of these. LOL Yes my iPhone5 is full of pics, everything is a potential blog post, and that email inbox… chile, so shameful.

  37. Lara
    September 19, 2014 | 6:47 am

    So true…. and amazing how many awesome people I have met Online. Some of my best friends I never even met in real life! LOL

  38. kristin
    September 19, 2014 | 9:42 am

    HAHA! This is so true. I’ve met some great people online as well.

  39. Angela
    September 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I can SO relate to this post! You whole life becomes post ideas!! LOL

    Angela

  40. Amanda
    September 20, 2014 | 6:17 pm

    Totally! I also explain to my mom my friend “insert blog name”…. She can’t keep the IRL friends and blog friends straight!

  41. KalleyC
    September 23, 2014 | 6:27 pm

    Okay…I admit that I may be guilty of a few or all of these. I’m weaning myself off though. Promise. πŸ™‚

  42. Debbie Denny
    October 1, 2014 | 3:50 am

    Almost choked on my coffee. I don’t remember the last time my email was at zero.lol

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