I've been periodically blogging for as long as I can remember, but I always lose sight of why I do this. Maybe it's my constant need to be successful and/or productive, maybe it's the fact that I get distracted by other things and forget to prioritise what this actually is: a hobby. Anyway, after weeks of trawling Pinterest trying to find the key to success and doing everything from attempting to use Tailwind to Hootsuite to thinking that this is a huge waste of money/time/willpower - I had a thought - fuck it. I started blogging because it's a fun way to talk about what I'm doing for as long as I want to whoever wants to listen. I love writing and sharing my thoughts and opinions and I also love reading other people's opinions while I'm travelling
or on the toilet.
So today I thought I'd get back into it by answering some of the clickbait questions I often see on targeted Pinterest pins. For those of you lucky enough not to get sucked into the abyss, these are questions often seen on Pins that are trying to give you blogging advice e.g. Is your blog name BORING? While some of these pins give good advice, others are just an amalgam of common knowledge that you'll eventually pick up if you stick around for long enough. Anyway, let's get to it.
1. Does your blog design make you look like a total amateur?
Nah. My blog looks fly as heck and I'll fight anyone who wants to say mean things about it for no reason. Also, as long as we're on the topic, my biggest concern with a blog isn't if it looks amateur, it's if it's optimised for mobile. Most blogs will eventually upgrade their design, the more seriously and the longer they're around. We've all got to go through our awkward blog phases - it's blog puberty. Finally, I always stand by what Thumper's father says, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."
2. What does your GERMAN surname say about you?
Probably, that I'm German tbh.
3. Do YOU like free samples?
Fuck yeah! I love me a free sample. Having said that, after looking into hundreds of affiliate marketing programmes, influencer programmes, and downright schemes - nothing in life is free. Just the other week, I thought I really lucked out by joining this influencer programme and ordering a €45 bracelet for only €5! The €5 I spent was meant to cover the shipping costs and I even got a tracking number. Well here I am almost a full week after it was meant to arrive - braceletless. The only free samples I trust are the ones from supermarket taster stalls.
Well, that's all for today. Dinner is almost ready and thinking about those free samples is getting me in the mood for food. Hopefully someone finds this mildly amusing or at least gives someone out there something to read while they grace the porcelain throne... with their butt.