Its been a while since I’ve done a “stuff bloggers don’t talk about post”. So here’s one thats appropriate during this time.
Sometimes, blogs are indeed unicorns and rainbows. I mean, most people don’t have this whole “life” thing easy, so the blogs can be an escape. Not that all blogs need to be happy-go-lucky, but lets face it, bloggers don’t often write about whats REALLY shitty about their life. Tragedy happens.
Why would some bloggers avoid the “bad stuff”? Consider this:
No One Likes Complainers: Nothing irritates me more than, a “woe is me, feel bad for me, my life sucks, wah wah wah” post.
Bad Things are Bad for Blog Business: People don’t want a drop in their traffic. And when they write of sad things, they risk losing readers.
Bad Things Have Nothing to do with Overnight Oats or Kale Chips: And lets face it, blogs are all about bragging about your latest oatmeal, kale chip, protein smoothie….and those have nothing to do with tragedies.
But guess what….bad things happen. Even to bloggers. Even to nice, happy-go-lucky bloggers.
I think bloggers eventually express some of the shit that’s going on in their life. Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, blogs are diaries. An outlet of expression. And although they may try to hide it, I think eventually the bad stuff spills on to their posts.
Some people love reading all the “bad stuff”. Its like an addiction. Maybe it makes their life feel simple and better in comparison And there are those that want nothing to do with “bad stuff”. They don’t want to post about it, read it, or associate with a blogger who does.
I think I just try to keep it real. I don’t like reading about bad stuff, but I don’t like it when there is clearly some denial going on. As far as my blog, I don’t share EVERYTHING because there may be future bosses and relatives reading this. But I do share things I feel comfortable sharing with say, a good friend. Not a therapist!
So do you like sharing the “bad stuff”? Does reading about it interest you? Does it turn you off?