My Blogging Sins

I admit it. I'm a terrible blogger. I commit all of the seven deadly blogging sins. 

Read on to find out why I should be ostracised from the blogging community for life.

You'll want to lock me up and throw away the key after reading this post...               Image Source: Hope via photopin (license)

1) I don't reply to comments.
Yep, that's right. UNPOPULAR OPINION RIGHT HERE BUT personally I find it a little irritating when I wake up to find my Gmail inbox inundated with emails from Disqus letting me know that someone replied to a comment I left on their blog, basically just saying thanks for commenting. I understand why you would reply to a comment if someone has asked a question, or has started a discussion, but otherwise it just seems like a waste of time. Instead of replying to comments on my blog and saying thanks, I express my gratitude by visiting the blogs of those who have left me comments, and returning the love on one of their posts. To me, that seems like a much nicer way to appreciate them.

2) I don't give a shit about DA / SEO / Google Analytics etc.
Lots of people seem to be hung up about their domain authority and stats like that. I understand if you're a blogger that's keen to monetise their blog or is really keen to track their success, but honestly, I couldn't care less. I judge my blog's success on how much I enjoy writing it and how much the people I care about enjoy reading it. The stats mean very little. And Google Analytics is the most confusing thing on the planet. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat.
3) I don't own white bedsheets.
White bedsheets, alongside everything marble and rose gold, seem like the ultimate blogger staple. Are you even part of the club if you don't own this stuff? Let me channel my inner Johnny Depp when I say....

4) I don't have a blogging niche.
One of the biggest pieces of advice that I was given before starting my blog was to find my niche. I wouldn't have a place in the blogosphere if I didn't carve out my own niche, I was told. I look back on that now and think that advice is utterly worthless. I don't have a niche. I don't stick to one genre. I blog about whatever I find interesting and whatever I'd like to read myself. If I'm not a proper blogger because I lack a niche, so be it.

5) I don't use a bullet journal.
*sigh* I have the Leuchtturm notebook, I have the washi tape, I have the pretty coloured pens. But I just can't bring myself to get started. After seeing so many gorgeous BuJo posts like Samantha's and Hannah's, it's hard to imagine me improving on those! Maybe I'll bite the bullet *pun intended* and rectify this sin soon.

6) I have never shopped at LUSH.
If I ever go to a blogging event and admit that I've never bought anything from LUSH, I'd probably be sent packing within 0.5 seconds of the words leaving my mouth. Sometimes the smell from the shops is just too overpowering and I feel like I'm going to get a headache if I step inside! However, I do admire greatly the snaps of LUSH baths that I see on Insta, so perhaps I'll strap on a gas mask one day and venture into a store...

And now for my most carnal sin...

7) I wear Dream Matte Mousse foundation.
Yes, you heard me. I use the foundation that is the butt of every beauty blogger's jokes. I only ever wear a little foundation under my eyes, I don't put it on the rest of my face, and from my experience, the Dream Matte Mousse is the best for my skin! It doesn't crease up when I smile and its staying power is decent. Sorry beauty bloggers, if we can't be friends any more, I understand.

Do you commit any blogging sins too? Please share your own sins in the comments!

Until next time,

A x