BA Post Challenge: Disgruntled Blogging

BA’s 26 Posts Blogging Challenge

BA's 26 Posts Challenge for Book BloggersWelcome to BA’s 26 Posts Posting Challenge for Book Bloggers! The aim of this challenge is to create one post a week, focusing on books, book blogs, and a scattering of personal topics, for 26 weeks. You can learn more, or be kept up to date with topics here.

Posts will go up every Sunday, but you can post any time during the week (all topics are pre-listed), and share your posts in the comments for others to find. Please refrain from targeting individuals, bullying, or slandering in your posts. Share your opinions, but keep it diplomatic if anything negative comes up so this can be, and stay, a fun challenge.

This Week’s Topic

What are some of the cons you’ve discovered when it comes to blogging?

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TIME SUCK! Like the rest of the internet, I’ve discovered blogging can be of the cyber black hole family. Of course there’s nothing really wrong with that if you’re wanting to find a way to pass time, lose yourself in your awesome blogging hobby, or if you love procrastinating (I find the last two apply with me), otherwise blogging can be a bit of a problem.

I counter-acted that problem by limiting my posts. I will give myself a whole day here and there to plan posts and schedule them, but I will make sure I’m not spending copious amounts of time, several times a week, working on BA. I have had to bring my willpower into play for my blogging obsession and oh has it been tough! Oh well, I love it so I can’t really complain.

The only other thing sometimes is the weird emails I can get and unhappy, negative people associated with the blogosphere. Granted it is a person’s blog to discuss what they wish and if you really don’t like the content you can avoid it, but I do find it upsetting when groups, authors, stores, or anything else are targeted. When something like that happens it makes me quite sad and wonder about the negativity being brought to the blogging world.

As for the emails, oh jeez! Sometimes they’re very obviously spam, but other times I have no idea what’s going on. I’m open to requests with reviews, blog tours, and guest posting, but there are emails every now and then where I have to show my partner and query other people to see if they think it’s real or not. Sometimes I just don’t know what I should take seriously or not.

Mostly blogging has been a very positive experience and I’m glad because blogging can be too much fun. I wouldn’t want anything to turn me off my addiction.

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