Blogging is Hard Work

10:35 AM


I've been back in the business of blogging for less than a week, but it feels like it's been more than a month.

The truth is, blogging isn't easy. In fact, in order to be wildly successful at it, it pretty much has to be your full time job. It can't be my full time job, though, because I already work two jobs on campus at my college, have 16 credits of coursework to deal with, and am a member of various organizations at my college.

Phew.

But you know what? I still want to do this. I want to make it a priority. It's true that I probably won't be wildly successful at blogging, but I can still be mildly successful. All I know is that my creative energy is directed in this direction. I don't know why, but it is; I'm being called to blogging. I want to share my world and the way I view it with others...I want them to gain something from it, to feed off of me all that they want.

I want to blog. So I'm going to blog as much as I can.

It isn't easy to build the community; commenting on other blogs can take a lot of time. It isn't easy to broadcast myself from various social media websites, all at the same time. But it's fun. And I enjoy the feeling that comes with it.

The truth is, I think I was cut out for this. God had a cookie-cutter in his back pocket, labeled it Blogger. He waited until the Internet was created, and then He whipped it out. He formed many of His people with this cookie-cutter - frosting them with pastels, decorating them with flowers, and sprinkling glitter on top of them, and then He sent them out to be various ends of the world. I'm not saying there's a type, but there's a type: the internet-loving, aesthetically drawn, writers, and creative thinkers of this generation. That's the cookie cutter He was using. And I'm one of them.

I love it.

No one ever said loving was easy. In fact, I think most of the time it's hard, because when you love something, you want to put your all into it. When you're putting your all into something, you're doing everything you can. You're making it hard on yourself, because you love it.

Have a lovely day,



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37 comments

  1. I think you're doing great as a blogger :) I personally really enjoy reading what you have to say. You shouldn't feel obligated to post, I think whenever you really feel like you want to, then just let it flow. After all it's your blog to do with it what you want :) Thanks for sharing.

    -Crystal
    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't feel obligated to post at all, usually. The only thing is that I want to post so much and check up on my blog so much that it takes away from things I should be doing - like my school work! In this case, it's a balance issue that I'm working out. Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Crystal :)

      Brooke

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  2. great to know you're back in blogging. i do my blogging in my free time as i have a full time job as well! :D it's like a creative outlet for me since I work in a serious office environment.

    Have a great weekend!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Very cool to know! I'm thinking this might remain my creative outlet for a while too, especially into my professional career as a teacher :) Thanks for reading!

      Brooke

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  3. heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon! http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  4. You have such a great committed attitude towards blogging, I love it! That's definitely something I really really want to work on so I can be more focused on my blog x

    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Georgia! Commitment is so important when it comes to something like this :)

      Brooke

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  5. This post is so on point! I love your viewpoint on blogging, by the way. It's inspiring! :)

    Spreading love and peace,
    Salvé at Indie Kitty

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  6. I understand how you feel! But maybe this could brighten up your day :) I've nominated you and other fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award! Read about it on my blog here :) http://otterlyme.blogspot.de/2015/04/the-liebster-award.html


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    1. Wow thank you, Leva! Such an honor. I've been nominated already, but I will be sure to include you in my post, answer your questions, and read your post! Thanks so much :)

      Brooke

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  7. Your blog is lovely, the design, your content... and you're right it can be hard but you just have to keep going (-:
    I've also nominated you for the Liebster Award, here's my post - http://indecisivejess.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/liebster-award-discover-new-bloggers.html

    (-:

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much. I'll be sure to recognize you in my post and answer your questions!

      Brooke

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  8. I definitely understand how you feel! We co-own this blog and have been friends for a while, but it's difficult to tell your best friend what to do sometimes or that they are blogging. I'm studying abroad currently, so I can't do everything by myself. It requires so much coordination and prioritization, but I think that makes me a better person/blogger/student.
    ps just found your blog and love it! I would love for you to check out ours!
    Shaguna
    www.goldandhearts.com

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    1. Wow that is understandably tricky! I would have a hard time telling my friend what to do, too. It seems like you guys handle it well. I'm going to go check out your blog, as I'm very interested in where you're traveling, and I'm a person/blogger/student as well :)

      Brooke

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  9. love it! Yes I do think God did create that cookie cutter. I love that :)

    Stephanie
    petitepastels.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, Stephanie!

      Brooke

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  10. I just start blogging again (I started my third blog... I know, I should of stuck with one) and this post explained what I'm feeling exactly. Thanks for writing it!

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  11. Je suis d'accord avec toi Brooke ! Blogging n'est pas toujours facile ! On a besoin de beaucoup de temps, énergie, imagination....mais j'adore, je crois que c'est addictif ! J'espère que tu va continué aussi !

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    1. Oui, c'est très addictif! Je pense que je vais continué pendant longtemps :) Merci beaucoup!!!

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  12. Oh man, I agree. I'll never be a big blogger (unless God has something crazy up his sleeve). That's not why I put time into it...I put time into it because putting all that effort into something creative enriches my life all on its own.

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    1. I agree, Meghan! I don't think I'll ever be a huge blogger, it's more of just a very busy hobby haha :)

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  13. I completely agree with you, right now i work full time on my blog and i still feel i need more time, sometimes is so hard to keep a balance and trying to make a blog successful but at the same time i enjoy it and i love what i'm doing, the best part is getting to know more people and bloggers and once in a while find post like this one to inspire you and make you want to keep working hard!
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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    1. Finding those inspiring posts is the best :)

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  14. Ooe lovely blog! Yeah blogging takes so much time and attention .. sometimes its best to schedule posts luckily on wordpress it connects my social media so I don't have to be their all the time

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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    1. I schedule my posts too! Thanks for reading :)

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  15. Yes, you have right it is so hard to run your own blog :) i know something about that because i have had long break and it's hard for me right now :)

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  16. As I've said, I love your blog, Brooke! Definitely keep it up :)

    I'm still trying to learn whether I'm cut out for blogging or not...it does take time and effort. I always say that when I eventually move out, I'll probably have more to blog about because my options will be endless (under your parents' roof, many things are limited...). I'll see how it continues to go!

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  17. This is such a relatable post. It's so difficult to balance everything whilst you're in full time education, and to maintain a social life as well! But, as you said, if it's what I enjoy I'll stick with it and find the time somewhere:)xo

    http://bethinvogue.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I agree with you there, it is so time consuming but its always worth it!

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