The process of blogging as shown through GIFs I found on Google

3.10.2014

It all starts with an idea.

2.3 seconds later.

I'm very efficient at positive self-talk.

After that I sit down to type the aforementioned genius idea and am immediately besieged by writer's block.

I get mad and start pinning random DIY projects until I realize I'm being a pansy, and I'm like:

So then I'm all,

The words start flowing, and I'm like this:

Ten minutes later, I stop to look over what I've written so far, and all I can think is:

I finally finish my post, and I'm like,

Then I hit publish and wait for comments.

After I get a comment:

Unless it's a mean one, in which case I'm like,

But secretly I'm in the corner doing this: 

After I finish my two boxes of thin mints (okay five), I'm like,

And that's pretty much the end of it (no pun intended) until a few days later, when I go back and read my post, you know, just for kicks, and I see a typo.

So then I fix the typo as quickly as possible and that's pretty much definitely the end of it until a few days later, when I go back and read my post. Again, just for kicks. And I start rethinking the genius of everything I wrote. I'm sitting there like,

Blogging. It's a vicious cycle of ups and downs, my friends. Do tread with caution.

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Shane Prather said...

Haha love this, story of my life right here!

J is for Jessica said...

YES. That is all.

Katie Adams said...

LOVE THIS.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

HAHA!! All of this yes! You really captured the whole process. Everything is awesome until you read it again, then second guess it all.

Jenny Fish said...

This is hilarious - and so very true. Well done.

Night Owl said...

love it. oh how i wish i could find great gifs like this. they rock.

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Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Ha! This is great :)

DJ said...

Love it! I get stuck in the Jennifer Lawrence stage waaaaay too often.

Kailagh said...

Haha this is amazing!

xo. Kailagh

Samantha @ Elah Tree said...

That was fantastic! "I will end you" perfect. Yes, a vicious vicious cycle of never ending typos, no matter how hard I try.

Kari said...

This is pure, artistic genius. Plain and simple.

Jennifer Prod said...

this needs to find it's way to reddit or buzzfeed or some other viral service - perfectly captures the emotions of all bloggers. and spot on about the close line between genius and worst-idea ever :)

Michelle said...

Haha, spot on Amanda. Spot on.

Susannah said...

Haha. Yes, yes, yes, yes and YES!

Beka said...

This is really funny and was definitely worth skipping dinner for! =)

Kenzie S said...

This is pretty dang spot on ha ha!

Charlotte F said...

Really funny (and true). :)

Niken said...

hahahaha!
love you, Amanda!

Raige Creations said...

ha - this seems eerily accurate......
(and I actually got lost finding GIF's for a blog too....but I still go back and look at it and think it was one of my best, after I fixed the typos of course....)
brilliant.

Rachel said...

I totally have the internal debate, wondering if a post is actually brilliant or if I just think it is...

Lindsay @ Typically Late said...

Hilarious - thanks for the giggle this morning :) I needed it!

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! I love it ( even though I'm not the biggest fan of GIFs).

~Katy

Robyn B said...

so so so great!!! THIS was genius!! :)

Ali said...

Love this. You're so funny!

Carly said...

Amanda - you are so dang funny! You make me laugh...I love all these gifs :)

Caitlin F. said...

Oh my gosh, I'm in tears laughing! This sums up blogging so perfectly!

Anonymous said...

This was hilarious! And so true!

Cece said...

You nailed it!!! Soooo true. : )

Anonymous said...

These are all great and spot on really. But my favorite is the little boy waiting patiently {for comments}.

-Amy

Venassa said...

I love this! I don't put effort into my blog and it's quite boring but I can definitely see how this would be the process for people who actually blog :p

17 Perth said...

Freaking genius and absolutely hilarious!!!!!

LeAnna said...

Yeah, I've had a few Ron Swanson moments in my blogging career. :P This was too funny!

Pamela said...

hahhaha! Love this!!!

Chantel Klassen said...

Haha, hilarious! I need more laughter and posts like this in my life!

Kristin Roberts said...

This is AMAZING! :)

Delia Barnas Kearney said...

LOVE THIS! Hilarious. Awesome GIFs :))

Anonymous said...

YES. You have summed it up perfectly, thanks for the laugh :)

Amber Marie said...

I so concur!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Ha, yes, so true!

I hate when I find typos. Sometimes people are all, "Um, this is spelled wrong," and I feel like a complete moron.

Daleian said...

Every single time!

Sarah Pete said...

Oh my gosh.
Best thing EVER.
It's perfect. Flawless. Absolutely.

Megan C. Stroup said...

Haha this is hilarious! Do you actually get mean comments? That's horrible. :/ But I'm watching Criminal Minds right now, so I definitely approve of the Emily Prentiss gif!

Jenna Griffin said...

This is the best! It accurately describes blogging in the funniest way possible. The Emily Prentiss gif is my favorite!

Holly said...

LOL this is awesome....and insanely accurate!

OtherMix said...

This is great! XD

Kiki said...

Obviously I'm going through the links you left in your latest post and I just had to tell you how much I looooooove this post. It seriously fits blogging to a T (especially the waiting for comments part, haha). :) Thanks for the laugh!

Victoria said...

Yep, I love it too!!! :) You are a GIF genius. However long it took you to find this and make this post, it was worth it!

Bethany Carson said...

Haha...oh my...I'm just a little late in reading this, but it is *hilarious*!

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