It doesn’t take long to realize that blogging brings real temptations. More than likely these pitfalls trouble many of us. The following blogging hazards can result in our becoming addicted to our blogs.
Six Blogging Hazards
Perfectionism – This comes from wanting our blog to be picture perfect, “practically perfect in every way.” We want our blog to look like we have a staff of editors, blog designers, a personal agent and an IT guy.
Infatuation – We love our blog! Love it! Love it! Love it! It has such a pull on us that we may check it a couple times a day. Especially when new to blogging, we eagerly wait every new statistic, each new “like” and comment.
Jealousy –As bloggers we live in community. When we are on someone’s blog we check it out. When we see a person’s incredible blog it’s easy to be envious, particularly, if like me, you are technically challenged. Suddenly our beloved blog doesn’t seem so great anymore. When we see the thousands of followers some people have, we wonder how we can get thousands of followers, too.
Consuming – Blogging is not the only thing we have to do. If we don’t watch it the time gets away from us. We leave clothes in the dryer too long, burn food, and waste time we don’t have to give.
Sovereignty – We are king/queen of our blog. A blog gives the sense of being in control of something good. It feels great to be the one in charge.
Hiding – We don’t want people to know how much time we spend blogging. When we see or hear anyone coming we quickly get off the computer. Blogging sometimes makes us feel guilty.
Last week, I saw the animated movie Pilgrim’s Progress. It was a great movie. The main character Christian, faces snares, traps, and temptations. Just as Christian had to watch where his footsteps led, we need to watch for blogging hazards, taking care not to be entrapped by them.
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“Practically Perfect,” Mary Poppins, 2005 Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
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