Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Why I am a Bad Blogger

I don't have much to write about...life has been busy lately and the condo is in shambles. But I do want to make an announcement of sorts: I am moving this blog to fully lifestyle, with just a smattering of home decor. I LOVE home decor and home decor blogs, but I think it puts too much pressure on me and I don't want to make choices on condo things based on the short-term, ya know? Why spend my hard earned money and time on something I don't love so that the 26 people who read this blog can breeze by the photos? And then I submit the post to a billion link ups and websites in the hopes I get featured and get a few more followers so one day some company will offer me canned peaches to review (I'm looking at you- Happy or Hungry)? Ain't worth my time. This blog is my fun space. I don't want it to feel forced.



There are many reasons why I will never be a "successful" blogger:
1. I go to bed at 10pm, maaaybe 11-12pm on weekends if I'm feeling fancy/ I have had 5 Coke Zeros and gotten into the candy stash, so if it ain't done by then, it ain't happening
2. I suck at taking photos...like, even taking them at all. I go to things and don't take photos
3. I look bad in selfies. My face goes derpy in them. So you never see me on here. But 90% of the time I am in my housecoat with no make up and it is a scary thing, so you're welcome on the lack of selfies.
4. I can't post 5 days a week because I am le tired after work and evening activities (Like working out! and drinking! :D)
5. Canada has no natural light for 6 months of the year. And then the other 6 months of the year we are so grateful for sun that we don't want to be indoors. I can't fight mother nature



SO! This blog is going to be my space to write about stuff when I feel like/when my life is semi-interesting. And I don't know how often I will post, but I am going to try and keep up my Casey Gets Fit series on Mondays because it keeps me accountable to my diet and work outs. And of course, I will continue to share condo things as they develop. Like I think I need a new oven. Yaaaaay.....

Oh, and I am planning on moving to wordpress and getting self hosted and redesigning a bit, but who knows when that will happen (see #4 above). I debating changing the name, but frankly Waffling pretty much fits my indecisive nature when it comes to life, as well as home decor so I think it'll stay. All the good names are taken! And I can only think of good names when they are completely unrelated to my blog. Like FixerSupper.com for a food blog. You're welcome, unnamed food blogger!

Have a Whimsical Wednesday everyone!


14 comments:

  1. Dude you need to register FixerSupper.com and sell that badboy for big money.

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    1. I know right?! I was surprised it was available

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  2. Yeahhh, lifestyle blogger! I am so similar, there isn't just one subject I want to talk about. And I will never be a successful blogger either, because of those same reasons! It's okay. There are more important things in life. Write what you want, I will still be reading! And if you're lucky maybe someone will offer you free peaches one day.

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    1. That is the dream, Lindsey. If the peach people contact you again, you send them my way

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  3. Dude. I'm in the same boat! I go to bed at 10pm. Work a very busy regular job 9-5 and have a dog. I get out of the house as much as possible. My fiance is a walking mess disaster (leaves TRAILS of stuff everywhere he goes), my bedroom is dark (worst pictures) and with the cat and dog - there is fur EVERYWHEREEEEEE........Optical illusions!

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    1. omg yes my bedroom is a cave because the windows face another condo so the blinds are always shut

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  4. I think we need to start a "why I will never be a successful blogger club" that way we can all feel the same together! Great honest post!

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    1. I will join your club!! Maybe we can band together and between all of us create a blog that posts semi-frrequently

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    2. I want in on the 'why I will never be a successful blogger club' too!!

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  5. I feel the same way! I do still enjoy blogging about my house, but I don't really give a rat's backside about posting 5-7 times a week. Also, I'd rather save up and spend a bit more money on something that is exactly what Robert & I want and that will last. I don't want to buy a bunch of cheap IKEA stuff that will be trash in five years just so that a bunch of fresh out of college kids can relate to it. So if all of that means I lose the 3 or so followers I have? So be it.

    Pluuuuus, I recently deleted most of my blog on accident while trying to update to the latest version of Wordpress. I think it was a blessing in disguise, because now I'm just using internet archives to salvage the projects that I like the most or that were the most popular, and the super-personal ones I will save just for me.

    Having said all that, I am currently waffling (see what I did there?) over a blog name change. So if you can think of anything you think works for me... ;)

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    1. If I could think of a blog name for you, then Id have one for me!

      Sucks about your blog...I hope you can salvage some stuff!!

      And yes i agree about the Ikea/quality. A lot of blogs seems to be really cheap stuff people DIY/salvage and the rest are high end, blow $500 a week on decor crap....very few people in between (mostly because we dont have the patience for A and the budget for B, so not enough material to blog about!)

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  6. I love your blog - no matter how often you blog! Sheila

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  7. I am a firm believer that blogs are more enjoyable, and more successful when the blogger is doing it for pure joy. I have personally never been a fan of blogs that are so concerned with being popular. Yes, part of it is about creating a community but whats the point if you don't like what you're doing?! Keep doin' what you like doing is what I say! I'm terrible at posting consistently, so sometimes when I get in the mood to blog I'll just write a bunch of posts then schedule them in advanced. I love the name waffling and thing there is a lot you can do with it, and can make it work for the rebrand! It's amazing what a fresh logo/design can do. But for real... Canadian lighting and photos.. #TheStruggleIsReal

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  8. I'm totally feeling this post. It basically sums up all that I have been thinking lately. I used to be all awesome and post 5 time and week and it was great for that time in my life. Now, now I'm trying not to stress about it and just post when I want to. A lot of people have also told me that they prefer it when I post real stuff that I enjoy in place of a bunch of random posts just to fill space. So do what you gotta do!

    And I totally relate to the light issue here in Canada. No light, no ambition and sucky pictures. Light and way too busy enjoying it to be bothered with blogging!

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