Blogging is weird and awesome.
The weird part is for people who don't blog and therefore don't understand the awesome part. To those of you fellow bloggers, I love reading your posts and making new friends, and I love that for some reason you all humor me and pretend like you like it when I post 200 family photos.
But let's be honest.
I know you don't read ALL of my posts. I know sometimes you guys are like, "She's blogging about running AGAIN?" #overit (Yes, I just hashtagged my blog post. #canyouhandleit?)
Don't lie. I know you didn't read every single marathon training recap.
Let me tell you a secret: I do the same thing. I follow my favorite blogs via Bloglovin, and sometimes I mark a post as "read" without actually reading it. Do I feel bad about it? No I do not. No one can be interested in all the things. Even Jordan, my darling husband dear, has told me he has skipped a post or two of mine, or at least skimmed. (Case in point: my post about my first kiss, he told me he did NOT read.)
This is not specific to just blogging. You don't watch every news story or read every article someone links to on Facebook. We have our likes and dislikes, topics we're particularly passionate about or interested in. It's what makes us who we are.
So. All that long story being said, I wanted to share with you all 5 posts I usually skip. You can
If you care to, share in the comments what kinds of blog/article topics you usually skip. I'm interested to know! I totally won't be offended if you say running. (*cough* Leanna *cough*)
There might be a day when I care about what color you painted your nails, but today is not that day. Tomorrow probably isn't either. If I see the word cuticles or a picture of nail polish, the post is getting skipped. (Except: See #3)
Seriously, I don't have the money to spend on getting my nails done, and even if I did, it chips off after approximately .82 hours. Which is why you will rarely find me wearing nail polish, at least on my fingers. The one and only time in my life that I have ever gotten a manicure was for my wedding. It miraculously stayed on for the entire day and then chipped the following morning.
And that, my friends, is why I skip posts about manicures. It just ain't my thang, mkay?
*Honorable mention: posts about makeup. Why? Because it reminds me that I have looked like a homeless person all summer long, and posts about makeup just remind me that there are pretty people in the world who own more than one color of eyeshadow.
2. Paleo Diets/Other Dieting Fad Posts
I admire people who diet. I think it's awesome, and I wish I had the discipline. I am so inspired by before/after stories, and I love watching The Biggest Loser.
I am addicted to sugar, and that's the truth. Love me some cupcakes! But since I have never gone on a diet, nor am I planning to cut out carbs in the near future, I don't, at this time in my life, feel the need to read about it.
Although, I will say that I am interested when people do crazy things like juice cleanses, because they always have hilarious/horrifying stories about the first 4 days when they feel like they're going to die. Does it make me a terrible person that I thrive on near-death dieting experiences? No, don't answer that.
3. Anything about Leopard Print
The one exception to this was Britt's post about her cheetah nails (also: see #1), but I read that one only because I read all her posts. Every single darn one. Because she's hilarious. I don't comment on every one because I don't want her to know I'm such a creeper, but I guess now my secret is out.
But for real. I have never owned nor desired to own anything leopard print. If you do, you are way cooler than me, and more power to you.
4. Weekend Recaps/Random Thoughts
I know some of you will disagree with me on this one, but as a general rule, I don't like weekend recaps or any post labeled "Random Thoughts."
I blame my editor mind for this.
It's just that I like to write posts that tell a story or have a point, and weekend recaps or posts full of random thoughts are too ADD for me. They jump around and aren't really about anything, and I usually skip them because reading them gives me headaches.
That being said, I have written such posts in the past, so I'm openly admitting my hypocrisy on this one.
5. Any Post that Has the Word Furbaby in the Title
You might have seen my tweet about this a week or so ago. I expected to get a lot of angry replies from pet owners threatening to torch my apartment, but I actually got a few favorites and retweets, so holler to all my sympathetically minded tweeples. (I think I just made that word up! Holler!)
Basically, I cannot CANNOT handle the word furbaby. If this is you, I'm sorry. I still like you as a person and only semi question your intelligence (KIDDING!), but I really do hate that word. It sounds ridiculous and makes me think of a baby with fur, but the main problem is that it freaks me out.
Look. I get it. Your pet is like your child. That's awesome, and I'm sure your dog/cat/ferret is the most awesome pet in all the land, but I just cannot physically bring myself to click on a post that has the word furbaby in the title.
(Can you tell I'm not really an animal person? I feel like my life is that Friends episode about Chandler hating dogs. I fully understand that I'm the odd one out in this situation. Please don't torch my apartment.)
So there you have it! Five blog posts I usually skip, barring a few exceptions for my favs. Now it's your turn: I really would love to know what posts you skip over. Because I'm just interested, that's why.
Just remember: If you do comment, we're not bashing other bloggers/blogs. Keep it clean, people! This is just a fun, friendly discussion.
If you're not a blogger, you still can join in! What news stories or online articles do you find yourself skimming over? Style? Politics? Running? Let's hear it!
*And.... stay tuned, because next week (or at some point when I get around to writing the post), I will highlight the types of posts/articles I ALWAYS click on. I'm sure you could gander a few guesses. I'm fairly predicable. (EDIT: Check out: 5 Posts I Never Skip)