Blogging has changed over the last several years. I wouldn't even say that it has changed in a good way. because it isn't about writing any more. Instead it is now about creating content that other people will want to share and the people they share with will also want to share it. BAM you are a quasi internet sensation and now you have to maintain that.
And what does that do to a niche blogger such as myself? Well it sucks the fun out of writing really. I just want to talk about how hard it is to clean up after boys in the bathroom. Seriously...where is all this pee coming from and how on earth did he get it under the toilet seat, down the screw that is holding the seat on and into the little groove in the side of the toilet?? And how on earth do you clean that up without gagging?
The way blogging and social media work now I can't just write a funny story about scrubbing the floor and watching water flow down the grout line and under the baseboard and wondering if that is where the pee goes too. Instead I sit here trying to make the topic into a shareable post. Everything has to be a 'How To' or a Top 5.
Top 5 Ways To Find That Pee Smell That Has Been Eluding You
Really? I mean I know it is true but do people really read this stuff (They do).
3 Recipes For Cleaners That Will De-Pee Smell That Pee You Finally Found
Everyone loves a new recipe!
7 Easy Tips To Avoid Sitting On A Wet Seat - Hint! It Involves EO's and Fermenting!
Fermenting! EO! IT HAS TO BE AWESOME!
And what on earth would my pinable image be for such a post??? Do NOT Google 'pee on a seat' or 'elusive pee smell' or 'why is there pee on the wall on the other side of the bathroom'. You're Welcome.
So what is a blogger to do about this shift in our world? I say fuck it. If you don't want to turn a post into a Top 5 or How To then don't. If you want to write a rant about fracking or polar bears then do it. If you don't want to spend the time creating the perfect pinable image that match the words you have written then don't. Let's make blogging FUN again.
Are you caught up in the pin-crazy world? Do you miss the blog world from a few years ago?
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