So, you’ve decided to start a blog. Good for you! It’s fun. But
beware of these common maladies that afflict the modern blogger:
This is when you stay up until 3:00 in the morning writing, because it’s your
only opportunity for “me time,” and you feel like shit the next day. And you
didn’t even get drunk!
Systemic platform failure
When you put too much time and effort into one platform (your blog posts,
Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to the detriment of the others. It’s tough to entertain on
every level all the time.
When your blog, Facebook page, Twitter handle and the name you comment under
are all slightly different, and nobody knows who you are.
Irritable Spouse Disorder
When your spouse “just doesn’t get it” and give you shit for being on your smartphone
all the time.
Delusions of followers
When you're all excited about suddenly get 20 new Twitter followers in an hour, and you don’t realize
that they’re all just bots trying to sell you something.
When you comment on a big-time blogger’s post and subscribe to the comments,
hoping that they write back to you. The next time you check your email
(approximately one hour later), you will have 139 messages. None will be for
Parental Attention Deficit Disorder
What your kids do to your house while you’re busy trying to write.
This is exactly the same as carpal tunnel syndrome, only there’s no worker’s