July 11, 2013

The Evolution of a Blogger


1. So uhhh...what's this whole blog thing all about? Googles: "What is a blog?"

2. Creates very first Blogger account.

3.Signs into "said" Blogger account and is greeted with the empty white screen of death.

4. Panic ensues.

5. Logs out immediately.

6. Logs back into Blogger account after a solid week of "intense brainstorming" and starts putting together her very first blog post.

7. Starts typing...

8. Delete. Delete. Delete.

9. Back to brainstorming...

10. Whatdya know?! First "epic" blog post written followed by emailing, Facebooking, Tweeting and Instagramming the link out to everyone and their dog.

11. Refreshes post 548 times throughout the day to see if she has any comments yet.

12. Sees none other than a big ugly goose egg next to "Comments". Well....shiiiit...now what??

13. Back to the drawing board she goes and comes out with (what she assumes to be) the greatest blog post of all time.

14. Refreshes screen 549 times...still. no. comments. What gives?!

15. Starts following, reading and commenting on other blogs and FINALLY...her very first follower. A follower!!!!

16. Celebrations ensue.

17. And then...a COMMENT! A real life freaking comment! What now!? Do I play it off as something "normal" and not reply back? Do I reply back like an eager beaver? Decisions. Decisions.

18. She learns to reply to all commenters and thinks she's really got this whole blog thing figured out. Yessssss....

19. Decides to fork up the moolah for a "professional" blog design because afterall, WTF is HTML?? Professional design = professional blogger, right??

20. After finding her footing and writing some really great content, she starts to really pick up some legit traction! Comments, replies, followers, and then...

21. Some sweet soul from another state (say....Ohio....just for an example) emails her and tells her how much she admires her, how beautiful her hair is and how she SO looks forward to reading her blog every single morning. They find 19 more things in common, like her 2nd toe sticks out further than the big toe and she just so happens to be left handed, too.

22. BAM! Blogger BFFs!

23. Continues to create some really good content with actual substance and decides to get "real" one day. You know...no more fluff.

25. WHACK. First rude anonymous comment. Oh no! What have I done to deserve this?

26. Ignores rude anon commenter and goes on with her life. Good girl. :)

27. WRITER'S BLOCK HITS. What in the hell am I supposed to write about today?? This week?? What if I can never think of anything else to write ever again and my blog dies a slow blog death??

28. Stella gets her groove back and then one day, out of nowhere, she gets an email about her very first product review. Free schtuff?? Heck ya!!

29. 2nd rude anonymous comment. She has officially made it.

30. Starts becoming inundated with comments, emails, product reviews, etc and wonders how on earth ANYONE has time for this on top of a real job, a family and, well, a social life.

31. WRITER'S BLOCK. Again??? I think I should really just give up this whole blogging thing...

32. Plans very first trip to meet blogger BFF because afterall, it was fate that they meet.

33. Continues writing...wondering where on earth she's going with this blog thing of hers. Here she is putting her entire life on the World Wide Web. Her "real life" friends thinks she's cray cray and who the hay is reading anyways?! Aha! Google Analytics!

34. Really starts to wonder if she should continue writing FOR FREE...or make this thing a side business. I mean, if you're going to get paid for writing what you're already writing, it just makes sense. Doesn't it?

35. Starts getting paid REAL money for putting every little detail of her life on the internet. Winning! Someone wants to pay me for being awesome? I'll take it.

36. Gets an email from a friend who said she got an email from a friend who said your blog may or may not be all over GOMI. Well...eff. Whatevs. Climbs a bridges and gets over it. #hatersgonhate

37. WRITER'S BLOCK. How the HELL do Living in Yellow, The Daily Tay and The Daybook have THAT much stuff to write about on a daily basis??!! Sometimes even MULTIPLE times a day??!! And HOW are the so witty all the damn time?? Oh ya...because they're legit bloggers.

38. Googles "How to become a real blogger like Sydney from The Daybook".

...and now you know the current state of me and my blog...

Happy Thursday, friends!

38 comments:

  1. I will be your first comment!

    Love you

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  2. Hahaha, I'm probably at about number 20...but add some extra writer's block in there plus a baby...

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  3. Love this. Absolutely love because it is literally the truth! LOL

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  4. Beau is so cute! I feel ya girl. Writers block and I are BFF.

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  5. I'm currently stuck at #9, and have been for a little while. I admire you for putting yourself out here like you do, b/c it make me just a little nervous! I enjoy reading and hope one day I'll take the leap of faith and start my own...

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  6. Haha this is so true! I was mentioned a few times on that horrible GOMI site a few weeks ago. AT first it really bothered me, but then I thought... heck yeah! I'm official haha

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  7. So so true, Steph! Currently at number 20 on this little hobby or whatever it is haha! Just keep writing :)

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  8. I can only hope one day to get as far as you have with my blog! And hopefully meet some new great friends along the way!! Love you blog!!

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  9. This is exactly what I'm going through right now trying to start my blog! So technically I'm only on stage 14. Maybe you'll help me make my step to stage 15! :)

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  10. THIS is so amazing Steph and all SO TRUE!! haha

    I did the same thing the first day. I closed the page because I got scared of the big white space!

    thank goodness for blogging though because otherwise I would never be able to find you gorgeous amazing people!

    and Beau...oh man what a guy!! love that he comments! :)

    xoxox

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  11. This is so true! I actually finally decided to start blogging after getting hooked on your blog, thanks lady! Always a great distraction at work and that dog of yours is just too damn cute :) Oh you have also made me want to move to Texas so theres that lol!

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  12. Oh yeah, I have definitely made it to the negative comment bullet this week. I've been blogging for 2 months and it has already happened, however, it was in teh form of a nasty Facebook message. Hatersgonnahate! That shiz is the damn truth! Keep on rockin it :)

    Ginny
    www.buttergirldiaries.com

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  13. Im thoroughly OFFENDED that step 1 wasn't "Kristen makes me a blog and forces me to LOVE it" SHAKING MY HEAD AT YOU MS. JOFFRION!

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  14. Hahaha this is so awesome, and so true. Love it :)

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  15. I've only made it to number 17. I hope to someday become a real blogger like you!! :)

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  16. I love this.
    I'm starting over with blogging and wowza. my brain is blown.

    I seriously love your blog though and I just moved to TEXAS! Love it here.

    xoxo
    ally

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  17. I'm a lefty too! Still don't know what in real life people would think about all this!

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  18. Thank you for posting this. I keep going back and forth on this whole blog thing. I LOVE reading them but not sure if I actually want to put in the time and effort into writing one. Definitely stuck around #9 right now!

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  19. Haha stop it right there. I'll never forget the day you mentioned me last summer, this was when I had no idea how to check where my traffic was coming from, and I jumped up like 100 followers and I about peed my pants I was so excited. So not me, but you my friend, are the "legit blogger." And this post was great.

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  20. Steph, I just love you! You are hilarious! Gosh, I think I'm in your shoes today too! Tomorrow I may write about my hair falling out... I'm so exciting :P

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  21. Well shoot, I'm left handed and I have that toe thing going on- when do I get to hang out with you and Katie? ;) Keep on blogging, girl. You're awesome!

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  22. I'm a leftie too! Do I get to be in the super cool kids club?!

    Also, loved this. I have no idea where I am in my evolution. I think step negative 5.

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  23. haha this is awesome, I'm at like 18 1/2, 19 is in progress. you've got me kinda pumped up for the day I get my first negative comment.

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  24. Good lord freaking hilarious!!! Bahahaha LOVE this!!!!
    Jules

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  25. This is great, I think im still around number 12. Love your blog! Look forward to reading it every day!

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  26. hahaha love this! I still need to fork over the money for a design and figure my life out. hilarious.

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  27. This made me laugh. I nodded me head a long. And stopped before the "fork out money for a profressional blog deisgn". I think I need to so this. But then my blog becomes real and stuff.
    HAve a happy weekend!

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  28. Love this! So true and funny. Writer's block is my arch nemesis!!!

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  29. So true - but I'm only at #14 :( I will take note to comment on other blogs and maybe one day I will have my first comment and follower.

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    Thanks for giving info.

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