Rants and Whimsy

The Ten Levels of Blogger Guilt

October 21, 2015

*Warning, following post may contain YELLING*

LEVEL 1

I posted yesterday. I don’t need to post today, look at all those big successful bloggers who only post every second day, I can be like them

LEVEL 2

I need to write a post for tomorrow. But I also want to drink. I’ll drink now and write in the morning, everyone wins…

LEVEL 3

Why did I drink? I forgot to do the big important thing and that other thing and email that person….
*15 seconds before jumping in the shower*
OMIGOD THAT BLOG POST I FORGOT TO WRITE IS JUDGING ME.

LEVEL 4

Trying to write a blog post in 15 minutes.
Failing.

LEVEL 5

I’ll just post it later in the day, when I have time to finish it. I know very well I have no time to finish it BUT MAYBE I CAN DO IT WHILE DOING SOMETHING ELSE. Multitasking for the win!

LEVEL 6

OMIGOD THIS POST HAS NO PHOTOGRAPHS. I am the worst blogger in the world.

LEVEL 7

I’m destroying everything I’ve worked for. I’ll never get contacted by any PR companies ever again, people will stop visiting my blog, I’ll never get any comments on any of my future posts just because of this one lapse of judgement and drinking. I’m going to have to start from scratch, that’s all there is to it.

LEVEL 8

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? You don’t blog for the approval of PR companies. Why do you care about getting validation from other people? That’s not why you started this. You didn’t start a blog just to please other people. Wait… why did you start a blog? Was it to write things like this? OH GOD MY BLOG HAS NO DIRECTION

LEVEL 9

Calm down. It’s going to be ok. Today can just be about social media instead. WHAT DO YOU MEAN EVERYONE WAS NORMAL ON THE TRAIN TODAY AND I HAVE NOTHING TO TWEET ABOUT? People are unfollowing me, I can feel it.

LEVEL 10

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER YOU STUPID COW. You have 100 posts in drafts. Just pull out one of those. Or put together a listicle. Oh, but they all require photography and retouching or ten hours of illustrative work or actually making the time to do the thing and report on the thing… whadaya mean it’s midday?

WHERE ARE YOU, GIN O’CLOCK? I NEED YOU.

There, you can all take your fingers out of your ears now. The blogger angst is over.

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  • YOU ARE GOLD Frankie πŸ˜€ <3 !!! hahahaha Too true too true πŸ˜€

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  • Lol!! But seriously I think we do have to remind ourselves sometimes that blogging is supposed to be for fun!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    • It can all get a bit serious, can’t it?

  • I cannot explain how much I love this.

    • Ah, validation from fellow bloggers. Not gonna lie, it feels good πŸ˜€

  • I an sniggering behind my computer screen at work as we speak…!! πŸ˜€ Alice xx

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  • adales8

    My inner me is a bitch to myself so I always berate myself when I don’t post. (A lot) x

    • You ALWAYS post. You are a blogging machine. Maybe you are just really scared of yourself πŸ˜‰

  • Surely if we can have ‘guilt free’ ice cream, one day there’ll be guilt free blogging?! (Obviously it’s all a lie but I’m happy to live in ignorance!)

    • I have never once in my life felt guilty about ice cream, and I intend to keep it that way. Ice cream is life.

      • Well I was obviously not talking about ice-cream-aholics like us actually eating that kinda rubbish…

  • Haha how did you get in my head?! I’ve just decided to commit to daily posting (for a while at least, I’m mucking about to find what works best) and I’m already driving myself bonkers with it! Glad to hear I’m not alone, anyway!

    • I’ve tried that, it can be really good, especially as the more you do it the more inspired you become. I think I’m starting a regime of posting every second day… let’s see how that works out πŸ˜‰

  • Serious LOLLING going on over here, i went through every single one of those stages today, and yesterday, and the day before….yeah and probably tomorrow too #awomanobsessed!

  • Oh my god! You jumped into my head again May Fairy!! How on earth did you know? πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

  • You’ve now given me carte blanche to publish my own post sans photos! πŸ™‚ How can you get in everyone’s head like that? xx

    • As long as you all stay out of mine it’s all good XD

      • I’d be too scared to get in your head. There are squirrels there x

        • Of course there are. It’s full of nuts.

  • I’m at level 8. What is my blog’s direction. I want more chatty posts about my life but I ain’t got the chat. Also who are all these bloggers I’ve never heard of that appear out of thin air…sort of like me…

    • I want more chatty posts on your blog too. You have all the chat!

  • Have you been reading my diary?

    • Yes. It’s all I do with all that free time I have. XD

  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    Lol, I WISH I felt guilty for only posting every other day! My guilt starts to sink in roughly every other week! Does it make me a blogger rebel?

  • Where do bloggers the pressure and nonsense we put on ourselves. I definitely blog for fun the conflict is when life gets in the way and rather than readjusting we try and keep to a blogging schedule that just is not doable. Lucy x

    • I know right, it’s like we all have this idea of what I blogger is supposed to be and it’s some superwoman no one can live up to…

  • PREACH! Blogger guilt is very real. And so hard to explain to ‘civilians’!

    Erin Islandbell xxx

    • Haha, it’s hard to even understand if you’re a blogger! WHY DO WE DO THIS? XD

  • This is my life right now!

    • This never stops being my life, always something to feel guilty about!

  • Editorial calendar, schmeditorial calendar! x

  • Oh this made my day!! What a great, great read!! And I think I go through these levels of guilt like every other day!

    • Thank you for stopping by! Universal blogger problems happening here πŸ˜€