Sometimes, I wonder.

Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to be a successful blogger. You know, the ones that have 400+ followers (I don't even have one hundred) and gain about thirty each day. I wonder how they do it.

Well, I know how they do it. They blog about interesting, important things, and bespeckle their posts with quality pictures taken by a quality camera. They write flowingly and poetically. They post at least five times a week. Their posts are ones that have you riveted, making you want to come back for more.

But I don't know how they do it. I don't know how they come up with all those fantastic post ideas. I don't know how to photoshop properly, and I will never have money for a quality camera. I can't write flowingly or poetically. I don't understand how they find time to do all these post-related things, and do schoolwork, and do jobs, and have what seems like loads of free time.

Another thing; they seem to have a much more joyous outlook on life than I have had in what feels like a very long time. Life hasn't been all that wonderful lately. What with the stress of moving, everyone seems to be angry and upset all the time, especially my parents. I don't want to go into details, but it's hard, living like this. And it hurts. It hurts a lot. I

I know what you're all thinking. Prayer. I do pray, I pray often. But sometimes, it feels like no one's there, or no one's listening. Sometimes I feel like it's just me, trying hard to be a good sister and daughter and failing miserably. I know I'm not trying as hard as I should be. So I'll try harder, I promise I will.

Anyway. I don't think I'm every going to be a successful, real blogger. I don't have time or energy to spend taking pictures and editing them and writing all the time. I don't have the dedication either.

Sorry for the lame post, everyone. This has been a bad week. And it's not even halfway over.


  1. I feel your pain, my friend. I did a post like this on my blog and someone had the nerve to tell me that "If God is your heavenly Father, you have no excuse to be grumpy." *Excuse me?!* My life has been kinda rotten lately too...

  2. Ohh Gwen, as amazing as those others blogs can be, I honestly prefer blogs like yours. Your blog feels so much more real and natural, not as if you're living a perfect life with a perfect camera and perfect writing abilities. When I read your blog or blogs like Näna's or Jo March's, it's almost as if I'm talking to a real person. Incredible, amazing blogs with 400 or 500+ followers seem so out of reach that I feel silly even trying to relate to them. I know they're really no different than you and me, but they seem so much better. I suppose I need to focus more on the blessings that I DO have and not on what I don't have, but it's so hard sometimes.

    Sorry for this rambling comment. I only wanted to assure you that I am certainly not one of those amazing bloggers either and I really appreciate reading real and honest posts like this. It's easy to blog when you're getting five comments and a follower a minute; it takes a lot of character to continue blogging even when it seems like other bloggers out there are 10x better.

    Elizabeth Rose

  3. To be a great sister, a cheerful servant of the family you need to rely on God to give you the strength to do it. Often times we're too busy looking ahead of us to where we want to be right now than where we are....

  4. I understand exactly how you feel. I want to copy and paste this and post it on my blog!
    The problem, I think is that 1. they do have money. And with money you can do alot... cameras and photoshop and classes and skills. I also think that they tend to blog poly-anna style. Meaning, they don't post how they really feel, their lives aren't really carefree, they're just selective and only post the carefree parts.
    I may not write well.
    I may not have the ability to take or edit the best photos.
    and I, in the end, may not have very many followers.
    But in the end I'm real, and i know that the followers I have love the real me. The me that I am. I don't have followers... readers... popularity, really. I have friends. I have alies. And I'd much rather have the latter then the former.

    I love you, dear. I miss you so much.


  5. Ya know, Trini, I kinda agree with the somebody with a nerve. WHAT is SO terrible that GOD can't fix it? Give me ONE REALLY good answer.
    "What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and GRIEFS to bear". This has become my motto, as of late. My family went through some REALLY hard times a few years back. We were below the poverty line. Often, we had no idea how we were to buy food or gas. My Dad was a Realtor, but when the market collapsed, my family's income did as well. My parents never complained though. God held us in the palm of his hand. It might have been rough times for us, but it has built us up to say, "So WHAT?!? God is in control, and we'll be alright". Don't look on crappy days as crappy days. They are lesson and construction days.

    Oh, Gwen, a place to get REALLY good pictures for posts is I'm not lying, after starting to use the photos on there on my blog, I went from 80 followers to 90. Give it a try, what would it hurt?

    Not meaning to be rough, Trini and Gwen, but I felt God wanted me to say that. {{HUGS}} girls.

  6. I love your blog, my reading it is proof!
    I know how hard it is keeping a blog (take my decaying blog for example)but you really are doing a good job. Normal people don't have time to read a blog that has 5 post a week no matter how cool the blog is. Yours is fun to follow because you don't post more than people have time to read and talk about what how you feel - truly how you feel.
    And about the stress and all that, smile! that's as good has my advice gets :P. Smiling can really make a difference with how everyone else feels. Think of it this way, smiling at someone is like giving them chocolate ;)

    Anyway, I love you!

  7. Oh. I really enjoy your posts, and think you are a great blogger. If I didn't like your blog I would not follow it. I am sorry that you have been having a hard time lately. I know it is hard when we pray. It feels like nobody is listening. When I was younger. I use to wonder if God would pay attention to my payers. He had a lot of people praying to him, and mine seemed very insignificant. I think we need to have faith that He hears us. We will never truly know for sure until we are in heaven, but we will have faith that he hears us. I will be praying for you!

    PS. I have often wondered my self as to how other bloggers do it? I just cannot figure it out. I hope things get better for you, and that you are the stronger for it!

  8. Gwen...I'll never have one of those blogs either. I mean, hey, six followers doesn't cut it. And my posts are lame, yours aren't I always enjoy your posts and how upbeat you can be. Don't worry. I'll always read here :-)


  9. Hey Ivania ;)

    I saw you posted on my blog, so I came over here to say hi!

    Honestly - the bloggers are like most are the ones who blog because they love it and they enjoy it. They don't try to get large readership, they don't try to be fancy, they just write well and love it! I think that as long as YOU enjoy working on your blog, it is a success. As long as it gives YOU joy because it provides an outlet for creativity, and you feel fulfilled doing it, be happy :)


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