Monday, June 2, 2014

Things I'm Tired of Reading About

You guys I almost didn't blog tonight, because earlier today I picked a hang-nail and now my middle finger is really sore and tender and it kind of hurts to type on the keyboard. But then I told myself, "Rissa you're being dramatic" and decided to come blog anyway. Cause I have a few things on my mind that I wanna blog about.

I realize my posts have been sparse around here lately (like, once a week sparse), but that doesn't usually mean I stop reading blogs. And while I've been reading blogs lately, there's a few trends that I've seen pop up in blogland that quite frankly, I'm tired of reading about. On that note, I don't usually use this space to vent and whine and be all negative and complain-y, but I kind of feel like it right now. So, I get a pass since it doesn't happen often right??

Things I'm tired of reading about it blogland

1.) First and foremost, and I do mean "foremost" because this bugs me the most, I'm tired of reading about you questioning the existence of your blog. You know, those posts where people are like, "Is blogging really worth it? Is it worth it to take the time and effort to come here 5 days a week and write in this blank space? Is it worth it to deal with all the negative comments??" And then it always ends up being worth it to them and nothing's changed. And they have this debate like, once a month. I'm tired of reading about that. If you've come to the conclusion that you love blogging and it's "worth it" let's just keep it moving mmk? It's not that hard to figure out, if you don't like blogging - quit it. If you don't want to blog 5 days a week - don't do it. It's not like blogging is your job, you're not obligated to it....unless of course it is your job and you are obligated to it, in which case I especially don't want to hear you moaning about what a chore blogging has become because you've made that choice for yourself. Ooof, I already sound terrible and I'm only on #1...

2.) Secondly, I'm really tired of reading about "tips and tricks" and "advice" that really isn't a tip, or trick, or an actual piece of advice, but rather, common sense. An example: "[X number of] Ways to Stay Cool This Summer:
- Drink lots of water!
- Use sunscreen!
- Stay indoors!

Another example:
"Summer Fashion Essentials:
- Flip flops!
- Tank tops!
- Sunglasses!
- Shorts!
...Those are not "essentials." Those are common sense seasonal items of clothing. C'mon guys. You can't tell me these things warrant their own posts. Please don't insult my intelligence, or anyone else's for that matter, by suggesting we would never think to drink water when it's hot out, or wear shorts in the summer.

3.) Thirdly, I'm tired of reading about how you liked something first.
Like, to actually go out of your way to let the world know that you liked something first. And now that thing, whatever it may be, is popular and trendy and lots of people like it but dang-it you liked it first!! And you need everyone else to know!!! And it's sooooo annoying that so many people now like that thing!! I really hate to be the bearer of bad news here so don't kill the messenger...but people are allowed to like things. And when lots of people like the same things it becomes a trend. Bloggers live and die by trends (well, except for me, I'm not cool enough to be trendy), why are you upset that the thing you love is now trendy?? Personally, I love sunflowers. If sunflowers became trendy I would be so happy because I could buy everything with sunflowers on them: keychains, toothbrushes, undies, fake tattoos to put on my cheek - you name it I'd buy it! Yay for when the thing I love becomes popular!

I'll stop at three; it's a short list but I'm already feeling kind of bad for being so, well, bitchy, so I think we'll call it a day. If you're a perp (that's "perpetrator" but I think "perp" is funnier) of all and/or any combination of the above, I don't hate you and we can still be friends and I'll probably still read your blog anyway. But I just want you to know that I can figure out what to wear in the summer time on my own. Now, I'm off to go find some sunflower scented deodorant.

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  1. i love everything about this but mostly #3 and you rock for blogging and i miss you and im sorry your finger hurts

    love you:)

  2. SUNFLOWER SCENTED DEODORANT FOR THE WIN. yaaas, please make that a thing.

  3. I have seen so many posts that are questioning blogging lately!! It's so annoying, they're basically all the same, too!

  4. I feel you on the blogging posts. If you don't want to do it... don't. No one is forcing you! I just don't get it. If it was a once in a while thing, okay. But you're right... some people literally do it every single month!

  5. I love this post. I just did a rebrand and love blogging again. It wasn't a tough decision but I just get something different out of blogging than I did when I first started. I'm with you in not being trendy.

  6. BAHAHHAHA oh my gosh! Yes! Yes! Yes! 1 drives me insane. JUST BLOG OR DONT! And secondly I hate the new "what's in my purse" blogging trend. Frankly ladies, I don't care what's in your purse. Know what's in mine?? Loose mints and old receipts.

  7. I just laughed so hard at this post. Hahaha. It is all wayyyyyy too accurate. FOUR FOR YOU, GLEN COCO

  8. This cracked me up! ESPECIALLY NUMBER ONE. SO ACCURATE.

  9. Haha, this made me laugh! I agree with all of these! Especially #3 -- get out of here hipster bloggers! Let those of us who are late to the party have our fun!

  10. Hahaha you're the best :) all of these things annoy me too!!


  12. You are awesome and make me feel so much better about NOT fitting in with what I read. I love it and thank you for writing it.

  13. Please thank your hurt finger for this gift.

    You just say the things people are thinking, in a funnier way than they can think/say it. Excuse me, I need to go stretch my neck after nodding.

  14. this. is. incredible!
    also the gifs just made it!!
    and #2...yes! if i see one more "OBVIOUSLY ARE YOU KIDDING ME" post on "essentials and and you should do" haha i will gag.

  15. love this!! there are always the posts of "is this worth it? why am i blogging?" and its just like..... if it makes you happy, do it! it comes down to WHY you blog. i do it because i love it and it makes me really happy



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