Of course, I love blogging a lot. It has become one of the things I really can’t live without. I can make a long list praising what I like about blogging but just like a coin, blogging also has its two sides- a good one and a bad one. Today I’m gonna talk about the dark side of blogging, things I hate about it. But this post doesn’t mean any hate towards blogging, I’ll also be sharing things I like about blogging on my blog but today we are leaving that story for some other day.
Blogging increases my screen time
Writing posts in a notebook is really not my cup of tea (no offense), I just hate to spoil papers and it’s obvious we make many errors and also undo many things while writing, so I always use my computer to write my posts. Writing regularly is an unwritten rule of blogging I think, so it definitely increases my screen time. And other than writing there are many things we need to do as bloggers- editing the post, creating featured images, promoting on social media, reading others’ posts, managing… etc. Then phone is necessarily in studying these days, and that gives me a headache. My screen time was already enough but since I’ve started blogging, it has increased a lot, and I hate it but also can’t help.
I get less free time
I had never thought I’d become this busy. I’m again in boards this year and the pressure of 12th grade has reached me. And blogging is not a work of a second. It takes time and time. If you’re a regular blogger like me, then you can understand that blogging is nothing less than a full-time job. My studies and my blog, these two things are the most important for me at this time. I can do nothing else to have fun (yes, studying is entertaining to me) and also to spend my time in this lockdown but when I give my time to these two things, I don’t realize how fast they suck all of my free time.
Promoting on social media
I’m just so bad and lazy at this. I can never post my latest post’s update on Instagram at the time. Taking the example of yesterday’s post, I’m still not done with it. My posts automatically get shared on Twitter so that’s not a big problem but I want to give more time there to grow my following but I just can’t. I’m just too bad to be productive on social media platforms. Then creating Pinterest pins is also a work of art but I’m so lazy for that. I really want to work on these platforms just like I do on WordPress but I don’t know why it’s so hard for me. Sometimes I feel like deleting all my profiles on other platforms but I can’t do that because I like to see what’s going on and also to interact with other people on the web. I just hate that I’m not productive on social media.
People asking me to follow them and Spammers
This one is really very annoying and makes me angry. One should never ask someone to follow their blog. Why? First reason, it drops your value and the second one is that it annoys the person behind your screen really a lot. Even if they’ll follow you after you force them, you won’t get any benefit because they won’t be your ideal reader. You won’t get their engagement on your blog, so it’ll make what you did totally worthless. Then the people who spam others’ comments really irritate me, I’ve been through this a few times and it really feels like someone is stalking you. Don’t get me wrong, I myself like other bloggers’ comments but not to get their attention or make their notification panel a mess, I like someone’s comment when I like that blogger’s thoughts but some people start to like all your comments on different websites just to get attention and I don’t like it. I’m not being rude, I just want to make people understand this thing if they do the same.
Okay, so every blogger fears this thing. It doesn’t matter how our content is, it takes hard work and we don’t want anyone else to use it, right? I’ve experienced it once when a blogger stole one of my most popular posts and he just copy-pasted the whole post on his blog. I got to know about it when I was finding new blogs to read so I searched for the tag ‘Blogging Tips’ and found my own post on someone else’s blog. My blood was boiling when he was getting praised by other bloggers for my work. I told him to delete that post and to apologize to his readers and also to me. A funny thing happened that he wasn’t ready to delete that post and said a white lie that it was his post but when I warned him that I’ve taken screenshots and will post about it on my blog, and then my readers will report this post… he finally apologized and deleted that post.
I mean being inspired by someone is different and stealing the whole post is different, it’s actually illegal. I’m not pointing to the incident which happened a few days ago in blogosphere, it was a mistake because of not knowing the rules and that matter has been solved now. I’m talking about the people who spread plagiarism and don’t respect bloggers’ work. I hate it about blogging.
So that’s all for today. Except for these things, I love blogging just so much. I’ll very soon be sharing things I love about blogging and I hope you’ll like that post.
What is something you don’t like about blogging? Let me know your views on this post in the comment section.
Thanks for reading!