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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48 comments:

  1. Haha love this, story of my life right here!

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

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

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

    http://hotpinkowl02.blogspot.com/2014/03/5-little-grins.html

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

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  6. Haha this is amazing!

    xo. Kailagh

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

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  8. This is pure, artistic genius. Plain and simple.

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  9. 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 :)

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  10. Haha, spot on Amanda. Spot on.

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

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

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  13. This is pretty dang spot on ha ha!

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  14. 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.

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

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

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

    ~Katy

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

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  19. Love this. You're so funny!

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

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

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  22. You nailed it!!! Soooo true. : )

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

    -Amy

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  24. 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

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  25. Freaking genius and absolutely hilarious!!!!!

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

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

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  28. LOVE THIS! Hilarious. Awesome GIFs :))

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

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  30. 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.

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

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  32. 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!

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

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

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  35. 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!

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  36. 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!

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

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