Blogging, mid-life, Silliness

5 Reasons I Could Never Make A Living Blogging

I could never in a million years make a living being a blogger. I wish I could be like The DIY Showoff, All Things Thrifty, Remodelaholic, Finding Home, Southern Hospitality, Furniture Flippin or one of fifty other bloggers I read regularly. Here is a peek into my weekend. With five reasons I could not do it for a living.

1. I am unorganized. Yep I mean like seriously, pathologically flawed in this area. This weekend I got up to the lake without one of the projects I was going to do, I left the nail gun here, and I forgot we were out of paint thinner. The combination means that I came home pretty much empty handed. And Grumpy! My garage is a mess, my craft closet is a dump right now and there are two unfinished projects laying on the dining table. Nothing to see here folks. Real deal bloggers would have had it all together.



2. I take terrible photographs. See the picture below? All I have is the after picture. I must have deleted the before and during photos. A pro probably has files lined up, photos named, and backed up.

barstool repurposed


3. I am impatient. I HATE, HATE, HATE when things don’t go as planned and I have to wait. The lack of supplies this weekend along with the 150% humidity meant that even the floor was wet inside the garage. Paint wouldn’t dry and I was left waiting. That meant I was forced to surrender. We cleaned house instead. A good blogger would have muscled through and gotten something crafty done.

4. I don’t understand what the public wants. I love the teal dresser that we painted and turned into a media center. I posted it, I pinned it, but… Crickets. No comments, no repinning, nada. My silly post on how I clean granite gets pinned or viewed almost every day. A five minute cheapo project with terrible photos. If I were a decent blogger I would understand what the public wants and do more of that.


Perhaps it was my bad photography?

5. I have thin skin. I do get my feelings hurt. It always hurts when strangers write mean things on my blog. I delete them before they go public, but I see them. I even have thin skin for the bloggers I read. Sometimes I get mad for the real professional bloggers when I see mean things written about them. A true pro would eat those folk for breakfast, right? See what I mean? After almost two years of blogging, I have come to the conclusion that I better love what I do for a living, because blogging will always be only a hobby for me. I have about 150 people a day who find my blog. Most of them find it by searching for repurposing furniture, but some of you guys found me trying to clean granite. To those of you who choose to follow my blog, thank you and I apologize. I hope you keep reading, because in spite of the fact that I will never be a pro, I enjoy letting you in on my little corner of the world. I hope you had a productive weekend. I do have a new blog, (glutten for punishment) My Burb Home. I hope you follow it and like the Facebook page. I will be updating the progress on our new home there.

6 thoughts on “5 Reasons I Could Never Make A Living Blogging”

  1. I love the story you just told. I too enjoy doing crafty things. While my kids are little, I have put my crafts on hold. I am not one of those moms that has it all together and can refinish a dresser and keep my four year old entertained at the same time. I am the most forgetful person I know. I lay things out to remind me I need to do certain things. My organizing skills are terrible! My husband tries to organize for me, but then I can’t find anything. :o) I also have thin skin and get my feelings hurt easily.
    I just want you to know you are not alone. Most people are not as “with it” as these bloggers you are talking about. And when I say most, I mean probably less than 5%. Some people just have an extrordinary gift to be so organized. Just as you have an extrodinary gift of being so caring that you feel for others when you read unkind posts. It takes an extra caring heart to feel for those you do not even know. (This is a “gift” of mine too, though I know at times it doesn’t always feel like a gift.)
    I love your blog and I hope you keep it up. I am guilty of not commenting very often, but I will try to slow down and take a moment to let you know how much I love your work. :o) As for the other blog, I will check it out now. I am sure it will be as lovely as this one!

    1. Jennifer, what nice comments. I really do appreciate how kind you were. I did none of this when the kids were little. It was busy at our house! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  2. Reading my comment again, I really messed up my wording. I meant less than 5% of people are as organized as the bloggers you mentioned.

  3. I guess I might be a “pro” blogger, because I do sort of make a living at it. I do LOVE it, but I’m clueless what the public loves. I have done posts that I was SURE would go viral on pinterest, and yep–crickets. It’s hard to know.
    I do back up my photos, but I never edit (besides a little cropping) a single picture. hahahah
    Just keep doing what you love, and let the rest happen naturally. At least that’s what I did. πŸ™‚
    I “liked” your fb pages! thanks for hanging out with MRL!

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