Sunday, January 6, 2013

I Suck at Blogging. // Jen J.




......NOT!

I'm out of my league with this whole blogging thing.  I don't know what I am doing and quite frankly, I suck at it.  Let me tell you why I suck.

1.  I don't really like writing, I'm not good at it and it doesn't come naturally to me.  When it comes to the English language and grammar, I am completely baffled.  I am sure my posts are littered with typos and grammatical errors.  I still struggle with how to arrange the (i)s and (e)s in weird, receive, and science.  Commas and semi colons are foreign to me and start sentences with the word and.  Also, I can't write on command.  I have to wait until something comes to me - which typically occurs while I'm out on a run or sleeping.  This makes it very difficult to produce regular much less interesting posts.

2.  All the pictures I post are taken with my iphone.  Taking snaps with my electronic tether is just so much easier than an actual camera.  I know this doesn't result in the best quality images but whatever.  The truth is the BF has one of those fancy schmancy DSLR cameras - the Cannon 7D - but I have absolutely no desire to learn how to use that thing.  I'm lazy.  Plus, then don't you have to upload the snaps to your computer and run them through Adobe Photoshop....or some shit. 

3.  I'm not technical.  I paid someone to design FU for me.  Blogger buttons and things like rafflecopter baffle me.  I just don't get it and again, nor do I really care to learn it.  Thank God for my boyfriend who does web development for a living.  He's helped me with a few technical upgrades such as adding pinning capability to the blog and the #mlfitcamp Instagram feed on the FU Facebook page (click on the Instagram icon).

4. Who has time to blog?  I work full time, typically workout for an hour each day, and have a household to maintain.  On top of that I like to shop, watch The Real Housewives, and play with my BF and friends.  I really have no business dedicating the time that I do to these social media shenanigans.  Frown, my household has become what I consider a pig sty - albeit, I'm pretty anal. You blogger ladies with kids, I don't know how you do it.  Kudos.  Lack of time also is a factor as to why I have no desire to pursue items two and three.

5. I am not that interesting of a person.  Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.  That's pretty much sums me up.  I also haven't even been doing that great in the weight loss department lately.  So much for leading by example.  Ho - hum.  I guess that just makes me human.

All this leads me to a point that I've wanted to make for sometime.  I'm pretty objective and real when it comes to myself and I realize that I wouldn't have nearly the number of followers I do if it wasn't for my affiliation to Fit Camp.  Sometimes, I honestly feel that I am riding on the coattails of Mama Laughlin.  When I started Fit Camp, I had absolutely no idea that it would balloon up the way it did.  And what initially kind of started as a pseudo Mama Laughlin fan club has truly grown to so much more.  Granted it was inspired by her, but now I hope you all now see that the primary focal point of the group is each and everyone of you - not one person.  When I read the posts and see what you all are accomplishing, I am in awe.  As one who struggles with food, I can honestly say that losing weight is the hardest thing I've ever done.  Seriously.  And the fact that you guys are sweating your tits off, putting down the fork, and seeing results is truly inspiring!  It reminds me that I can do it too.

That said - I may not be the best blogger - but the reason I am here is to be held accountable and part of this community of amazing women.  Thank you to those of you who stop by FU and give it a read and especially to those who leave the occasional comment.  You keep me going and make me feel like I am not alone of this journey.

But more importantly, the main reason I spend time on this is because I want to give back.  I truly have a great life and if I/this group can help one person achieve their greatness and be healthier, my neglected dusty baseboards will not be in vain.










P.S. My initial intent for this blog was to be a community effort.  The door is always open for guest posts.  MLfitcamp@gmail.com I bet you suck less than I do.

11 comments:

  1. I suck at blogging too. For real. I take picture on my iPhone and all my fonts and whatnot are crazy. I need a blogging makeover! And I have 5 followers and nobody has commented on my last 3 posts. Sad panda....

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  2. all your posts are muchly appreciated :) mwah x

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  3. I stalk FU more than any other blog I follow! It means so much to me to read what you and all the other guest writers are going through - big or little. It reminds me I'm not alone! Thank you for taking the time to do it! I have wanted to do a guest post but am afraid I am wwaayy to boring!

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  4. I stalk FU more than any other blog I follow! It means so much to me to read what you and all the other guest writers are going through - big or little. It reminds me I'm not alone! Thank you for taking the time to do it! I have wanted to do a guest post but am afraid I am wwaayy to boring!

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  5. Geez. I feel like I wrote that list. My grammer is awful. The whole reason I started this is because I wanted to be part of the Mama Laughlin community. I enjoy reading your post. And if you ever wanna steal a post of time feel free.
    P.S. I have literally sweated my tits off.

    http://erinshappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  6. You pretty much just described me. I plan to keep blogging until I no longer enjoy it, grammatical errors included. Love you Jen and everything you have done for MLFC!

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  7. I DO plan to guest post soon... the holidays have been CRAZY busy!!! :)

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  8. Blogging is less about precision and more about making peace with the words that you need out of your head. Don't be critical of you. We all love you and your inprecision. =)

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  9. I think you are awesome and wished we lived near eachother.. i do the same thing with the "e" and "i" ..thank you auto correct. LoL. Because of you, there is a community i love and continue to run to and rely on for support! Xoxo

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  10. I think you are awesome and wished we lived near eachother.. i do the same thing with the "e" and "i" ..thank you auto correct. LoL. Because of you, there is a community i love and continue to run to and rely on for support! Xoxo

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