Fakeness in the Blog World

Oh boy. Isn’t that a fully loaded post title?

I don’t plan on saying anything too controversial. But today I want to talk a little bit about fakeness in the blog world. Not in a “that blogger is so fake, no one’s life is that perfect, yada yada way”. Today I want to talk about blog commenting that can be a little fake.

I’m just as guilty as the next person I think. I’ll type up a friendly comment, and I’m completely genuine at the time. An example: “This recipe looks delicious! I really need to try it!”; or “I’ve totally been wanting to get more into running/swimming/circuit training etc., I’ll have to try this workout!”

I would say 9 times out of 10, I don’t try the workout. And I don’t make the recipe.

Maybe I’m a scatterbrain. I don’t know. I genuinely want to try most everything that I see. But how on earth could I?

The amount of blog-related things that you can get involved with is just plain overwhelming sometimes: link-ups (WIAW, MIMM, Pin-it Party); recipes to try; challenges to join and then tweet about obsessively.

When it comes down to it, I’ll try to join a challenge, maybe throw a tweet or two out there, and then it just slips my mind. There are so many thoughts constantly flying around my brain fighting for attention, it’s impossible to keep track.

And that’s honestly just about a week’s worth of stuff. Not even. More like one day.

So yea—I don’t do so hot when I spread myself too thin. But with so much that I want to do and get involved with, how on earth do I choose?

The simple truth is this. I have a full-time, 40 hr/week job that unfortunately has to be my #1 priority, and there’s no way to do it all. I have to pick just a couple things to really stick with. I can’t tweet and Instagram all day every day. I can only do so much.

I’m not really sure where this post was going. But I guess I’m just relieving myself of the guilt and stress to do it all. I have my family. My friends. My boyfriend. My job. Myself (including healthy-ish eating and working out). Then comes my blog and other blogs. Then comes television, reading, and other hobbies. At the very bottom of my priorities list: social media. I do the best I can and that’s all I can do.

I guess I’m also trying to say, that when I throw a comment your way talking about how much I want to get involved with your challenge, or try your recipe, or whatever it may be. Know that I mean it. I just don’t physically have the time to do it all.


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