My Love/Hate Relationship with Blogging

My love hate relationship with blogging

Yesterday was a rough day. I got some news related to blogging that I didn’t want to hear/read. I cried. I don’t like to cry because it reminds me of my depression.

Then, a friend told me to STFU and I laughed and realized I was being ridiculous. Sometimes I’m selfish and greedy and jealous and that is when I realize that this blogging thing really brings out the good AND bad in me.

I love blogging because I can express myself and write, but I hate blogging because I end up writing for someone else other than for me or for my readers.

I love blogging because I have opportunities to work with people and companies that amaze me when they appreciate my work, but I hate blogging because I start to feel like I deserve it or am owed these opportunities.

I love blogging because I have made some amazing friends online and I want to support them and read their blogs and comment and share, but I hate blogging because I don’t always see that “love” returned to my blog. Well, I should say, it comes in spurts.

I love blogging because I get a rush when a post of mine gets a lot of hits, but I hate blogging because it is so random and it never stays consistently high.

I love blogging because it is helping to provide for my family, but I hate blogging because it can take me away from my family at times.

I love blogging because it has helped me learn to have a fun family, but well…I just love it for that! We have learned to find humor in life, playΒ at all times, wrestle until late at night…and it will all be okay.

When the blogging stuff is getting me down, my family knows just what to say and do to make me laugh and then I know it will all be okay.

Do you have a Love/Hate relationship with blogging? Why?


  1. Brandi says:

    Yes, I go through this often. Back and forth, trying to decide to I love it or hate it. The reality is, just like anything else, blogging has its ups and downs . You have a voice that needs to be heard, Janet, so I’d say it’s here to stay!

    • janet says:

      Thank you, Brandi, you inspire me to keep being me. πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow, I often feel the same way. I hate how it can bring out the worst. But then the good days and good… well for the time, right? Gosh, I am so glad you wrote this. Thanks for your honesty. I know others feel this way too… but I think some don’t show it! Keep your head up, I’ll do the same πŸ™‚

    • janet says:

      Thanks for coming by, Karissa, and encouraging me to keep going!

  3. I totally agree with you. I appreciate when you said that “it is random and doesn’t stay consistent, or for all the times it take you away from your family.” But I also agree that there are so many positives also. That is what keeps me coming back. When I find that I am getting frustrated, I allow myself some time to step back, breathe, and then come back when I am feeling a bit better. Typically that is after a day or 2. Head up. πŸ™‚ You will get through this!

    • janet says:

      Gina, thank you! 95% of the time I love blogging and even during the 5% it is not about hating blogging itself, but hating how I let myself get wrapped up in something that is not “healthy” for me. Thank you so much for the encouragement. πŸ™‚

  4. I love your honesty. And I think you’re an amazing person!

    • janet says:

      Allowing myself to be honest and letting the words flow is my absolute favorite part of this blogging adventure. I think YOU are an amazing person and friend. <3

  5. Janet, I couldn’t have said (every single word you said) better than you did. You hit the nail on the coffin with this post. Seriously. I love (and hate) blogging for the same reasons that you do…especially when I feel like I’m owed, or am more deserving of an opportunity…and when I don’t get hardly any hits for what I’ve written, it stinks!

    PS – if I had to write a post on this topic it’d have to be a copy / paste from yours πŸ™‚

    ~ Barb

    • janet says:

      This, my dear, is why we are such good friends even though we have never met. {{hugs back atcha}}


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