Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blogging Thoughts

I started blogging soon after we got engaged. I had been looking online for ideas/inspiration and came across a few blogs that I really liked. I thought, Hey I can do this. This seems like a fun hobby.
I kept track of my ideas...which changed a million times.

Then I slowly added our life into the mix of blogging. I gave my blog URL to my family and friends. That was it. Then I just started to browse and really like reading other blogs, so I expanded mine.
I updated the background.
I changed the way wanted everything to come across.
I made it how I wanted it.
I made it me.

Yes at time it might be a little goofy or silly.
But I have fun with it and to me that is all that matters.

I never thought so many people would read my blog. Comment on it. Give advice. Care what I have to say.
But you do and it is pretty cool I have to say :-)
It is fun for me to read your lives and see how similar so many of us are or the things we go through.

But with blogging there are draw backs.
There are some people in my life who make fun of this blog.
In.every.single.way.possible.
Why?
I have no idea.
If you think it is silly or goofy or stupid or lame or whatever the hell you think it is, then why do you read it??
What does it do for you to read my blog if all you do is talk shit?

No one makes you read it.
I never asked you to read it.
So if all you want to do is make fun of me and the blog, then seriously stop reading it.

It is a hobby of mine.
I enjoy it.
I have fun doing it.
It is mine.

I don't make fun of the things you all do even though I disagree with them.
Stop reading if all you want to do is laugh.
I go back and forth on whether I want to make this private.

I blog for myself. Not for anyone.
If I was the only person to see my blog, then so be it.
I don't do it to get hundreds of followers or comments.
Yes, I completely enjoy reading them and thank you for following along...but it isn't the reason I do this.

Blogging lets me document my life. Our life. With a little bit of silliness and goofiness mixed in.
I enjoy it :)

17 comments:

Caitlin said...

I'm sorry some people can't be respectful and happy for you that you've found something you like. I agree about having a blog for yourself though. It's nice to look back and remember the times you've been through.

Keep your head up! So many of us love reading your blog and enjoy it as much as you do!

mojo said...

I love keeping up with your life through your blog! Don't let anyone get you down Lindsay, there's always someone around the corner waiting to criticize you, especially for things they don't enjoy as much, don't understand etc. You're in this for the right reasons, and that's all that matters. Stick to it, girl!

Love ya!

Katie said...

Don't let anyone get you down! Think of all the positive things that have come from it. They are just debbie downers!

Sharon said...

I dont know who is making fun or being sarcastic about your blog...but it gets my morning going, so dont stop! I love you and what you have to write.

Ashley said...

'haters gon' hate!' haha
seriously - ignore the negativity. I love reading your words! You should surround yourself with those who support you and love you, even the side they don't understnad (including the blogging side)
I'm sorry people are being so silly about it -- you keep on doin' what you do hun!

Nicole said...

Oh Girl, I know the feeling....I have people who I know make fun of my blog and smack talk it or people that leave hateful comments when they dont agree with what I have said...and I am like why? Why? are people trying to steal my joy?
Urgh!

Stephanie said...

People who are negative about blogs most likely don't have a blog and don't understand blogging. It is that simple. And it is just mean to be negative about it towards you, there is no reason for it. I am 100% a nice blogger, if I find a blog I don't like or don't care for a specific post, I just leave. I don't leave nasty feedback, it's not productive. Just do what continues to make you happy, who cares what they think- it isn't for them! It's for us :) Kidding, it's for you... but we like it too!

Ashley said...

Sorry to hear you have people making fun of your blog... that's just not cool! I think that we gain so much from blogging, and I think if you went private then you would lose out on some of the things that make blogging so great.

Sometimes people have their own insecurities, and it makes them feel better to bring others down to their level. Don't worry about those people! (:

This might be a little bit cheesy, but here's a great Dr. Seuss quote that relates to your problem:

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

You are really talented! Don't listen to anyone who is bringing you down!

Lindsay said...

NEVER care what others think. Follow your heart :)

Karli said...

Ok, first of all, I LOVE your new blog design! Love it!! Second, I'm sorry you are going through this! I have for so long kept the existence of my blog a secret for the exact reason that you have stated above. I blog for ME & I don't want someone's negativity to take away from the reasons that I enjoy blogging.

I think that the Dr. Suess quote that Ashley posted is so true! Be who you are, say what you think & feel because those who love you don't mind & those who mind do not matter!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Haters gonna hate. Thats all I have to say. I love blogging and dont listen to those people. Do what YOU love!

Natalia Lynn said...

People make fun of your blog??? It is one of my most favorite to read, for sure! Don't worry about what other people think, although I completely understand where you are coming from. You still don't want to hear people be mean!

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