Since I first started this blog in April 2012 I have come a long way. At first I told no one that I was running a blog.
Blogging takes a lot of dedication and it’s only recently that I’ve come to understand that. I’ve always loved to write and since running this blog I’ve been able to put it to practical uses.
Because I read so much I’ve been called ‘sad’ and asked if I have a life. My response? I think it’s sad that people don’t read. They don’t understand why I read because they don’t do it themselves. If I played a sport or an instrument then I would be treated differently but because reading is considered ‘geeky’ it is looked down on.
I know that Rebecca wrote a post about this a while ago. I”m not ashamed to tell people about my blog but I know that if I did tell them they wouldn’t understand me.
Today, teenagers associate the world blog with Tumblr. I’m not going to start bashing it because I use Tumblr myself, although not as often as I used to.
Tumblr isn’t always a proper form of blogging, in my opinion. I spend hours writing and thinking up content for my blog and so it annoys me when people say that they have successful and popular blogs Tumblr blogs when all they do is reblog pictures. There’s no real skill to this. All it is, is the click of a few buttons and for someone like me who works hard, it is disheartening. It can make you wonder why you’re putting the effort in when you could be doing hardly anything. At the moment I’m fine with writing discussions and reviews but there will come a point where I become too busy with school and will have to cut back.
I think people should recognise the work we do because it can be really tough! Sometimes we deserve a little more praise than we are given.
So the next time you see someone’s blog post and decided to ignore it, just think about this: if you had taken the time to write a long post, would you want to be thanked and recognised? I know what my answer would be!
One minute of your time could make a person’s day.