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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Least Favorite Things About Blogging

Blogoversary Celebration Day 2

A list of my personal views on the anti-awesomeness that revolves around book blogging :)

The self doubt -- is my blog good enough? Am I good enough? Do people like me? IS ANYONE EVEN READING THIS!?

The self hate -- I didn't blog today and I 'should' have. I forgot to email someone back and I suck. I didn't feel like posting today, that must mean I'm not really devoted to blogging.

The drama -- did you hear it? Did you see that? I can't believe that happened! Someone on the Internet is wrong and I can't look away!

The freedom -- it belongs to everyone. Wrong deeds go 'unpunished'. Wrong people continue to be wrong. What YOU think doesn't always matter.

The books -- sometimes they suck. Sometimes you agree to read something or write something or look at something and you wish you hadn't.

The time suck -- blogging can't exist without the Internet and we all know the Internet can steal your soul away in 5 easy mindless clickty click click hours.

So - what do you hate about blogging? :)

~Coming up tomorrow: My Favorite Things About Blogging


  1. What a great list! Those are all perfect and I think we all feel them on some level.

  2. Most of those are the same issues I have. I always wonder if anyone is actually reading my posts. But then I think, I started this because I like to talk about what I'm reading, so that is all that matters. I also feel bad during the school year when I get backlogged with grading and teaching and don't have time to finish as many books, let alone blog about them. And the internet? Don't even get me started there. Such a waste of time sometimes!! Great post!

  3. I think you pretty much summed it up! Everyday I ask myself, why do I keep doing this? I'm not sure I have a good answer, yet I keep posting. Thanks for the list--it is amazingly accurate! :)

  4. OMG. Yes, the time suck. I can't believe how many hours I spend blogging or reading other blogs.

  5. I totally agree with all of those points. :) Especially time!

  6. Great list! And oh how I agree with so much of that... lol.. the drama seems to be at high lately especially... 0_o


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