The Best and The Worst of Blogging

My favorite thing about blogging is when someone actually reads and tells me they enjoy my content. I honestly never really expected to have a following and thought that blogging would be a fun little thing to do on my off time, but it’s turned into a full blown job at this point. Which is awesome. I’m working on monetizing my blog to help pay for a new logo and my premium WordPress cost. It really is amazing that I have people out there who support what I do. I never expected my words to have any kind of meaning to anyone.

The worst. I am such a socially awkward person and I worry that I’m going to say something that makes me sound dumb. When I reply to comments or say something on Twitter I obsessively analyze them before I reply because it stresses me out. I’m hoping that this is something that become more natural to me as time goes on, but as of right now that’s what freaks me out.

I will say that the pros definitely outweigh the cons. I love being able to share what I think with the world. If I could do this as my primary job I’d do it in a heartbeat. The writing community is such a joy to be a part of, I really do love it here.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

5 thoughts on “The Best and The Worst of Blogging”

  1. Savannah,
    You are doing this flawlessly!
    And you are right.
    Feedback is great since that is how we know that someone has taken 2 minutes of their time to read our work.
    Silence may mean the are not loyal fans – or may be just love to be associated with you.
    I would love to add a worst part – where there are those who are relentlessly on a mission to spoil with comments that are unrelated to the article blog or message – some may be using bots – or cutthroat bullies who cannot stand seeing someone else succeed online.
    Either way, as long as we keep our eyes on the prize – to create value through the messages that our audience expects – all these non-positive vibes confirm that you are on to something awesome going for you.
    Keep up the great work!
    H Emma

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  2. I also find I overanalyze a post or Tweet several times before posting! My favorite by far from blogging is comments rolling in when people say my post has touched or helped them in some way. It is so rewarding!

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  3. I can relate to your blog post. For me, blogging is my safe haven so to speak, my writing is creative and my story about my thoughts is in the eyes of a good book. And learning more and more on how to be productive and being consistent with publishing my content. Thank s for sharing this. It was great.

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  4. I’m so glad you are enjoying blogging, and that’s great that you are managing to monetize it too! I used to be the same with commenting and replying to comments – I was never sure what to say and I took ages writing replies. But it has become easier and more natural over time so I’m sure it will get easier for you too!

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