Wednesday, July 22, 2015

You Know You're a Blogger When... (I Heart Blogging Series pt. 2)

This week, I'm doing a series on Blogging here. Bloggers unite! I {Heart} Blogging is where I tell you what I have learned about posting all of my deep thoughts on the internet, in over eight years of blogging. I hope it encourages you in your blogging journey. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section for me!!

Being a blogger sometimes has its own dilemmas, and one of the first thing you'll come to realize or notice about being a perfectionist and a blogger, is quite possibly the issue/problem of self-doubt. Am I really a blogger, a writer, a designer, a photographer, a (certain kind of) blogger?  Am I professional and legit? Or am I just a big sham/impostor?

Today I'm going to explore a few of the ways you know that you're a blogger or are meant to be blogging. If you have some or even all of these characteristics, maybe it's time to own the fact that you love blogging and/or being a blogger. So without further ado, here are the top five ways you know you're a blogger:

5. You see a pretty hydrangea bush or bunch of black-eyed-susans on the side of the road, and you contemplate pulling over to take a quick picture/instagram of them. Likewise, if you cook or bake something pretty or drool-worthy, you are more likely to photograph it than not.

4. You take instagram pictures with very thorough captions, or you take notes as you photograph a birthday party, or when you experience another type of big life event, so that you'll remember everything that happens for your blog, or just in general... for the rest of your children's lives.

3. You spend all of your waking minutes thinking about stories. Birth stories, how we met stories, stories from your day or your week, and especially those stories you just never want to forget. You compose recaps in your head as you live your life, go on a trip, attend a wedding, or go outside in the backyard for a second. ;)

2. You are obsessed with reading blogs. Feedly is always open on your iPhone. ;) And guess what? Twitter and Instagram are so much more fun, since you follow the blogs of the people posting there, and you check in while doing another load of laundry or while you're pushing your child on the swing! Oh and, I mean, Google Plus is all kinds of fun, too right?! ha. ;)

and the number one way you know you're a blogger:

1. When your kids say something funny, you resist turning it into a Facebook post, and instead ponder how to incorporate it into your next blogpost, article, or e-book.

Adding my link to Jenna @ Call Her Happy.

This is part two in a series on Blogging.