The Blogger Symptoms: 15 Things ALL Bloggers do!

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I hope you’re all having an amazing week :). Can you believe it’s already December 1st? Time flies when you’re spending too much time on the internet and not enough time doing your homework. Personally, I’m just happy about the  whole advent calendar tradition starting up again. Seriously, why isn’t that an all-year round thing? I mean I think I deserve a little chocolate every morning to make up for all the sport I don’t do.

Anyways, about today’s post…The Blogger Symptoms. Very dramatic sounding, isn’t it? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying blogging’s a disease – you guys know Ilove being a blogger! But, I’m sure all my fellow bloggers can agree that there are some things we all do that are pretty crazy. Last month was my one year blogiversary and I wanted to write something fun to celebrate an amazing year of Artsy Teening! I know a lot of my followers are also bloggers, so I hope you guys can relate to this list (or alternatively if you don’t have a blog, I suggest you sit back, relax and laugh at all us crazy people who post stuff on the internet 😉 ).

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1 – Taking a million slightly different photos of the same thing, because you need to get the angle just right!

2 – Constantly checking your blog stats has just become part of your daily routine.

3 – Spending more time replying to the lovely comments from your followers than you do replying to texts from your friends.

4 – Having that one drink/snack that you like to have when you’re writing a post.

5 – Double checking to see if the post you scheduled was actually published on time!

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6 – Suddenly remembering that a twitter chat was happening, but you’ve just missed it!

7 – Always having a bunch of post-its lying around.

8 – Trying to think of synonyms for the same word so that you can have as many tags on your post as possible.

9 – Always randomly jotting down ideas for potential blog posts.

10 – Basically having a nervous breakdown when there’s no Wi-fi connection nearby.

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11 – Sunny days are an excuse to take plenty of pictures while the lighting’s good!

12 – If you’re blogging and someone asks what you’re doing, you say you’re “working”.

13 – Making decisions solely based on the fact that “you can blog it”. Seriously, the amount of times I’ve only baked cookies for the sake of a decent recipe post!

14 – Always having a hundred tabs open at once.

15 – Getting super excited every time you change up your blog’s layout!

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Blogging Symptoms from Other Bloggers!

Another great thing about being a blogger is becoming part of an amazing blogger community…So I decided to ask a few of my blogger friends to send in some of their own ‘Blogging Symptoms‘!

“You accidentally bring blogging up in your every day life. You make little updates to the layout of your blog all the time and can’t seem to stop. You forget to reply to comments. You follow way too many sites, but unfollowing them would make you feel guilty. Whenever you receive a lovely comment from someone, you can’t stop smiling!”

“You struggle with bloggers’ block at some point. Or hate automated comments!”

Sanna

 “All bloggers make their significant other take photos of their outfits for OOTD posts!”

Lynell Marie

“All bloggers openly stress about how hard it is to grow instagram :(.”

Lisawww.thechinadolldiaries.com

“For me it would be.. Forgetting there’s an outside world! I sometimes get so wrapped up in blogging and all things digital, that I forget to take a breather haha!”
 
“I am crazy about emails. Every day, (almost 😀 ) I will open each one up with excitement, replying if necessary or just reading them with a great big smile. Emails are just so exciting to open. Before it used to be the tearing of snail mail, and now it’s the clicking of online mail!”
Train of Thought, www.mybookylife.wordpress.com
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68 comments

  1. The Sunday Mode · April 17, 2017

    Oh man I used to take literally hundreds of photos of the exact same thing all the time! I’ve ended up stopping that now though because it was just taking me way too much time to edit.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    • maya · April 20, 2017

      I know, editing takes ages! But I think after a while your photography skills improve enough to take fewer, but nicer photos

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  2. koriahweb · April 14, 2017

    This was super funny to read. I’m wondering if this is what I’m going to turn in to!! 😀 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · April 16, 2017

      Give it a few weeks – trust me 😉

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  3. Muskymiris · April 9, 2017

    😁😁😁 Though I am new to this whole blogging scene but I do find this so relatable !!

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  4. Charlene Bullard - FaithtoRaiseNate.com · December 28, 2016

    Why oh why are you in my head? Numbers 1, 2, 8, and 9 are me! Wonderful post!

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    • maya · January 3, 2017

      Thank you! I’m glad you can relate 🙂 Happy New Year!

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  5. daisiesbarefeet · December 28, 2016

    Awesome Post! and so very true!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · January 3, 2017

      Thanks 🙂 I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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  6. daisiesbarefeet · December 28, 2016

    Loved this post!

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    • maya · January 3, 2017

      Thank you & Happy New Year!

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  7. The Stylish Dreamer · December 25, 2016

    OMG! This was sooo relatable!!!!! I loved reading it!! ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  8. rachelantoniadesigns · December 16, 2016

    Hey Maya,

    This post was really cute! I love how you incorporate your artwork into your blogs!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · December 17, 2016

      Thanks so much!

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  9. creativeprincesssite · December 12, 2016

    great post. I like it.

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    • maya · December 14, 2016

      Thanks!

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  10. normalistoomainstream · December 10, 2016

    I definetly have the blogging bug. I don’t know if this is true for many bloggers but I find that i feel more of a connection to my followers half way across the world than I do with my friends in the same town as me! Lol 😁

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  11. joyyforChrist · December 10, 2016

    Yes I have definitely been bitten by blogger bug!, awesome post, #thumbs up.

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  12. ShannonG|MSnubutterflies · December 10, 2016

    So funny and so true! Love this post

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  13. Nuria · December 7, 2016

    Hahaha so true!!! I started blogging at 2007 (I’m quite jurasic) with spanishrecipesbynuria… I had the food bug and after all these years I have the crafty bug… lol
    Anyways, great post 🙂

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    • maya · December 10, 2016

      Thanks so much!

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  14. dez | the fun in reading books · December 4, 2016

    Soooo true!! Can relate with almost everything on this list! Lol. And my sister hates it when I capture sooo many photos of a book or something just to get the right angle. xD

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    • maya · December 5, 2016

      haha well don’t worry – you’re not alone!

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  15. Doni W · December 2, 2016

    This post is relatable! I got most symptoms! It’s been less than a week and blogging is now part of my daily schedule! XD

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      Thank goodness I’m not alone!

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      • Doni W · December 2, 2016

        LOL XD

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  16. wretchedanddivine · December 2, 2016

    I loved these! Great post. 😀

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  17. Jo Smith · December 2, 2016

    Haha!

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  18. sgwilloughby · December 2, 2016

    That was so great and relateable!

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  19. theameribritmom · December 1, 2016

    It’s funny, but I can totally relate to all of these 🙂

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      haha well I’m glad I’m not the only one 🙂

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  20. Abi Leah · December 1, 2016

    I LOVE this post! I totally relate! Especially the one on making decisions based on blogging opportunities. That was one of the reasons I went to homecoming this year! XD Nice job! 🙂

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  21. Regina5000 · December 1, 2016

    OMG I love this post!! XD I couldn’t relate more!!! Ilove the quotes you’ve put together, they’re so true! XD XD

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  22. spoonfulofdia · December 1, 2016

    Love this post I’ve diagnosed myself as a blogger now cuz I have most of these symptoms…any cure?? 😂😂😂 great post 👍

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      sorry, no cure that I know of… you’ll just have to embrace your inner blogger craziness!

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  23. wildflowermind · December 1, 2016

    Just thought I’d let you know that this post and the rest of your blog is amazing! It’s really inspiring for a new blogger, keep it up 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · December 2, 2016

      Aw thanks so much:)

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  24. Teenella · December 1, 2016

    I hadn’t even realised that I do most of these things till I read this! I love your post BTW 🙂

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  25. Maris · December 1, 2016

    So true! I can defiantly relate with #s 2, 8, 9, 12, and 13!

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · December 2, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  26. Francis · December 1, 2016

    Is there any cure for blogitis. I think I’ve got it badly……

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      I’m sorry, no cures that I know of! Guess you’ll just have to embrace it 🙂

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  27. lindsey @ paradisbooks · December 1, 2016

    This post is so cute and so accurate! Great job!

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      Thank you!

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  28. Lisa · December 1, 2016

    Thanks for the mention!! I love all of this and agree with everything haha! X

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      No worries! Thanks so much for getting involved 🙂

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  29. youmustbehighxo · December 1, 2016

    ohmygosh, i love this! it’s absolutely true for me too! i think mine is definitely seeing pretty much everything as a potential blog post… x

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    • maya · December 2, 2016

      So glad I’m not the only who does that! 🙂

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  30. Sunshine · December 1, 2016

    Haha-the camera lighting and angles are so me!

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  31. LivingOutLoud · December 1, 2016

    Yep, I think I show symptoms of being a blogger. What now ;)?!?!
    ❤ Alana

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