Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Process of Surviving a Blogging Apocalypse

Lately, I have been completely and utterly stuck. 

Life has been so full of school and things of the like that I most definitely do not want to be doing. So then, when I finally reach the end of my "to-do list of death", as I like to oh so fondly refer to it, I just want to do something I enjoy. The problem has been, I haven't been able to find any creativity to do the things that I enjoy. 

Unless you've somehow managed to not be on the Internet for the past month and this is the first post that you've read, you should know that NaNoWriMo is quickly coming up. I'm participating for the first time, and, despite being a bit freaked out, I'm also really excited. I feel like I'm finally at a really good point to write, and so I can't wait to start getting those words on the page. But I don't want to start until November 1, so that I can get all the words in during November. So now that I actually have been wanting to write, I can't. Yay. 

So since I can't work on my novel, my next instinct is to want to blog. Y'all, I have been going insane. I cannot seem to gain blogging inspiration for the life of me. I literally can't think of a point when my blogging block has been as bad as it's been this past month. I cannot come up with any post ideas, and it's about to drive me to drink. It's not even that I'm just too busy or too tired to blog- if I tried, I could totally make time. I just can't come up with anything to blog about. 

Last night, as I was dramatically lamenting about the horrors of bloggers block and desperately attempting to figure out something to post, I thought back to a post that the fabulous Abbie wrote a few weeks ago- How To Survive The Apocalypse Of Running Out Of Content For Your Blog. Since I'm obviously suffering from this apocalypse, I decided to write a bit of a follow-up post. So, if you happen to be in this dreaded apocalypse right along with me, here is a list (with copious amounts of gifs) of.....

8 Completely Mature Ways To React To The Blogging Apocalypse. 

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1. CRY



Clearly this is the natural response. BECAUSE WE COULD ALL POSSIBLY DIE HERE WHY IS EVERYONE ELSE SO CALM?!

2. STRESS-EAT CHOCOLATE


Chocolate solves a world of problems. Maybe it can solve the apocalypse???

3. PONDER LIFE


I don't know. I don't know anything anymore.

4. GO INTO DENIAL



Because why face your problems like a functioning human when you can pretend they don't exist to begin with? 

5. BEG YOUR FOLLOWERS FOR HELP



If they are kind, they shall send you therapy waffles.


Abbie is always quite lovely about sending therapy waffles.

6. FREAK OUT EVEN MORE BECAUSE YOU NEED CONTENT


Like I don't think you understand WE HAVE A BLOG TO RUN GOSH DARNIT WE NEED CONTENT!!

7. ....WAIT- IS THAT AN IDEA??


No....it can't be...is that..?

8. IT IS IT IS IT IS WE'RE GONNA SURVIVE!!!


*dances for the next ten years while eating waffles* We have officially survived this blogging apocalypse. Congratulations!

.....until next time. 

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If you aren't a blogger, or you're just a blogger who has their life much more together than I do, you might think that this list is slightly overdramatic. BUT THE BLOGGING APOCALYPSE IS QUITE TERRIFYING AND NOT A FUN PLACE TO BE. Hopefully this dry patch of evil goes away soon, and I still manage to keep up posting throughout the scary NaNo process.

And, in helping to get past this blogger's block, I have a request- what kind of posts would you like to see?? I'm in the pits of blogging despair, and I could really use some help- what's your favorite kind of post? HELP A GIRL OUT!!

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So, tell me- what have YOU been up to?? I feel like I haven't talked to anyone lately!! Are YOU experiencing the blogger's block?? WHAT KIND OF POSTS DO YOU WANT TO SEE?? LET'S CHAT!!!



24 comments:

  1. PSSSSHHHHH. This isn't dramatic at all. It perfectly states every dramatic point of the blogging Apocalypse aha. Nowww I have got a word for when i can't think of content.

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    1. Nope, not. at. alllllllll. xD I'm never dramatic!

      YES! It now has an extremely official term. ;)

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  2. I relate to the Ethel gif soooo much.

    My problem isn't a lack of ideas, more a lack of ability to execute them the way I want. If I ever say I'm proud of something I did, it means a LOT. I kind of throw myself through constant mills of disappointment for no apparent reason when I'm trying to write, especially for the Odesta blog, or when I'm writing in Bryant's POV (somehow it's just ridiculously hard for me!)

    Honestly, my advice is this: people don't know what's going on with you, and if they've already invested time in becoming a follower of your blog, chances are they don't mind just hearing what you have to say in general, about anything. If there is absolutely nothing to write, just write about how you're doing. Make a random montage of experiences from the week. Your followers would probably be down for that because they have to be able to stand the writer to read the content, right? So just tell us about life.

    If you want more ideas, these are just some suggestions:
    1. Write a short story
    2. Plan out your next baking fail with readers
    3. Compile some quotes that you like off of Pinterest or whatever
    4. Write a quick review on some books or movies you watched/read a while ago
    5. Recommend some new music to people
    6. Pick an issue going on in the world and state your opinion on it
    7. Make some new polls
    8. Just write what makes you happy and doesn't stress you out (It is I, the hypocrite of all hypocrites)

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. The Ethel gif is literally my life.

      Honestly, your work is always SO amazing. I know that you're super hard on yourself, but I promise, it's really good. And I've actually loved reading Bryant's perspective in Jada- I feel like it's super well-executed!

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Abby. You're literally the biggest help. I just screenshot all of this, and I'm definitely going to use it. You are my absolute favorite. ♥

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  3. GIF number 4 is literally me haha. This post made me laugh out loud!
    Also, I've been where you are. In fact, I'm in this position every other week- I have NO idea what to post...

    Bella xx
    http://www.sillymindofmine.com/

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    1. XD Same. That was one of my favorite gifs.

      I'm so glad that you liked the post, Bella! :)

      Blogging apocalypse is the WORST, isn't it? WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS!

      Thank you for stopping by! ♥

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  4. THIS POST OMG!! I get you though, the blogging apocalypse is no fun. I BELIEVE IN YOU THOUGH!! <33

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  5. Scuse me while I crown you lord of gif wielding XD Also I feel this post ESPECIALLY THE CHOCOLATE AND DENIAL PARTS

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    1. AHAHAHA OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO HONORED!!! XD I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jonathan!!

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  6. can't stop LOL-ing. Literally, this is the best. I don't even wanna think of the blogging dry spell. so i'm not gonna

    you should post another poem!!!

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    1. XD I'm so happy that you enjoyed it!!

      Ooh, I may just have to do that;) Thank you, Julia!

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  7. Oh I certainly experience blogging apocalypse... more than I'd like to. It's frustrating really and also really stressful. All those gifs perfectly capture me during blogging block... and also writing block. But if you haven't writen about your novel for Nano, I'd love to read about it. I love reading what people are going to write about this month. Also, good luck with Nano and hopefully the block will soon subside. :)

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    1. I may have to share a bit about it soon! Thank you for that idea, Simona! :)

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  8. I have DEFINITELY experienced this. In fact, I was and still kind of am in one right now, so this is the perfect post :) I hope your bloggers block goes away soon!

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    1. WE SHALL MAKE IT THROUGH TOGETHER! ♥

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  9. This was so cute, Grace! <3
    XOXO
    http://everythingisbetterwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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  10. *sends hurricanes of inspiration your way*

    Dry seasons with blogging can be so frustrating. But hey best of luck with nano, Grace Anne! Abbie is doing it for the first time this year too. Props to you guys... Idk how you deal with the stresssss 0_0

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie!! ♥

      It is really stressful...but it's actually a lot of fun. :) I'm enjoying it so much more than I thought I would. Hopefully Abbie and I shall survive together!!

      I hope you're doing well, Kate:) ♥

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  11. I've been stuck in a blogging apocalypse for over a month! This list is insanely accurate. And good luck for Nanowrimo, let me know if you ever want to word war!

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    1. I may hit you up for a word war sometime soon!

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