12 Things I Didn’t Think Would Happen When I Started Blogging

Parrish from Life with the Crust Cut Off and I decided to dedicate a little blogging series to help out all you people thinking about starting a blog, new bloggers and old bloggers alike! This new series is called Blogging 101: Two Girl’s Blog Basics. We will be tackling a different topic each week until well, we run out of ideas, aight?! LOL but no seriously, we thought this would be a fun way to share with you our successes, our failures, our income (gulp…), tips and tricks and the topic we are most itching to write about: how to blog on a budget!

So just sit back, relax and learn a thing or two, or don’t and just laugh at us. This week’s topic:

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As my one year as a blogger mark is getting closer and closer I was thinking back about all the things I never thought would happen once I started blogging. So, I complied a list of things to be aware of or things you might find yourself doing/saying once you start your own blog!

This blogging stuff is addicting.

Oh yeah, after that first comment (not left by a family member) hits your post you’ll be a goner.

You will spend the same amount of time blogging as you would at a full-time job, possibly more.

Seriously…. seriously? You’ve been warned.

Some people will be mean just because they can.

Or they will correct you. I think I dislike this more. Especially when commenting on something you’re an “expert” in. Breathe.

You will start planning your grocery shopping trips around dishes you can blog about.

Allll the time, then I panic if I can’t think of anything.

You will try, fail and be mad at said dishes that don’t work out as planned.

Yup… anyone remember my baking catastrophes?

You will start doing things outside your comfort zone.

Like craft! Or baking… again.

Good pictures are a must.

SOOOO important. Yeah, you can have so so pics and still get noticed but a great pic gets noticed faster. Pinterest, anyone?

You will find yourself saying things like, “Don’t eat that! I have to take a picture first!” OR “Yes I need this, it’s for my blog pics.” OR “That costs HOW much? I can totally make that cheaper.”

All things revolve around the blog.

Do NOT take the first item or opportunity that presents itself just because it is free and/or you’re getting paid. (Unless it’s really freakin’ awesome!)

You may be tempted but if it’s not relevant, is it worth it??

No matter how many times you try you will never EVER be accepted by foodgawker. (This one still erks the heck outta me.)

Don’t even get me started on this one. Composition too tight my ?*&!

You will spend more time networking and promoting then actual writing.

Who knew?!

You won’t have as much time for Pinterest browsing anymore.

Sad but true.

So, there you have it! A little insight into what to expect after becoming a blogger.  Make sure to check out Parrish’s post for Things I Wish I knew About Starting a Blog here:


Still sounds like something you want to do? Then check out my series on Blogging Advice for Beginners from a Beginner by clicking the links below:

Blogging Advice for Beginners from a Beginner Part 1

Blogging Advice for Beginners from a Beginner Part 2

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks so much for reading!


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