What do you like best (and least) about blogging?

My favorite things about blogging.


1. Formulating a new idea into words.
2. Hitting that Publish button.
3. Finding pictures and graphics to illustrate my articles. (Not as hard as you might think!)
4. Checking my stats (if they’re good).
5. Making new friends who can actually relate to what I write about.
6. The way it’s changing me.
7. Someone telling me a post of mine gave them hope or even inspired them to make changes in their lives.
8. Reading and replying to my comments.

My least favorite things about blogging.


1. Dealing with trolls and bullies (fortunately I haven’t had too many). Sometimes though, even their rants can make good fodder for new blog posts.
2. Proofreading and editing for clarity, correcting spelling and grammar
3. Adding tags and categories to a post.
4. Having a slow day with low stats and few comments.
5. Not having a good new idea. It happens to all of us but it’s still discouraging.
6. Offending people (it’s inevitable though).
7. Fear of making certain posts available to the public. (I eventually do though, and it’s very liberating!)
8. Dealing with spam.

This is a free for all for all bloggers.
What are your favorite and least favorite things about blogging? Please share in the comments.


About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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9 Responses to What do you like best (and least) about blogging?

  1. butchcountry67 says:

    my favorite things about blogging
    #1 it’s very therapeutic for me
    #2 I get to interact with a wide variety of people
    #3 I learn stuff, example, I learned about Aspies and Narcs from reading your blog, and I even learned a bit about Furries from here too and discovered that I do not find them to be the least bit odd, more fascinating and talented than anything 🙂
    #4 I can express myself through writing easier than talking in person
    #5 I get to learn a wide variety of different opinions and views/thoughts
    #6 I found that the blogging community as a whole is a very good support system

    the things I dislike about blogging
    #1 keyboard warriors
    #2 trolls, mean spirited people who get off slamming others
    #3 the uncertainty of just who is reading my blogs … not so much those that follow my blog, but those that do not and read it nonetheless.

    that’s about it really at least for now 🙂

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    • luckyotter says:

      Good list, Butch. I think your blog is excellent, and your posts are like little vignettes or short stories. I’d comment more, but due to having to work (ugh) and the volume of comments I have to reply to (and I know I miss a lot of those too) I have very little time to comment on anyone else’s blogs anymore.

      “#3 I learn stuff, example, I learned about Aspies and Narcs from reading your blog, and I even learned a bit about Furries from here too and discovered that I do not find them to be the least bit odd, more fascinating and talented than anything”

      LOL, I forgot I had a few Furry articles on this blog. Yes, they are awesome and no, you are right, they are not a bunch of sick perverts as many believe. It’s a hobby like any other, and there is so much talent–both in the visual and performing arts–in the furry community. There are so many misunderstandings about Furries. At least as far as my son is concerned, it’s just something that has given him lots of confidence, given him new friends, and that he loves to do. It’s led him to dancing too. He’s leading a group of 5 dancers this weekend in Atlanta, as well as performing solo in the dance competition again.

      Anyway, I’m glad you learned so much from my posts here. 🙂

      “#3 the uncertainty of just who is reading my blogs … not so much those that follow my blog, but those that do not and read it nonetheless.”

      If I stop and think about the hundreds of strangers every day reading this blog–not fellow bloggers from WP who already follow me–but everyone else (and there’s so many more of them!) it can freak you out just a little. But it’s kind of exciting too, because you never know what sort of important people who can help you (or that you may be helping!) may be reading your words. I’ve had a few people read this blog or a post on this blog I never expected–Sam Vaknin, who even used to comment here and helped my visibility so much for awhile (seriously, love the guy or hate him, this blog would not be where it is today were it not for him, and Sam, if you are still reading, thank you!); a researcher from U of GA who wanted me to help disseminate a study questionnaire (I’m still waiting for the results of that study and will post them as soon as I get the information); various other authors, and a few other semi-famous people happen on this blog who totally surprised me! Sometimes I don’t find out until I check Twitter and find one of these people favorited, DM’d me with thanks, or retweeted one of my posts (which meant they probably read at least the post concerning them)–two that come to mind are Eric Casaccio, director of the short film “Narcissist” and Christian singer Danny Gokey. Both were grateful for my attention. It’s such a cool feeling when something like that happens. It’s one of the highlights of having a slightly visible blog.
      You just never know who your “lurkers” may be. 🙂
      And thank YOU Butch, because this just gave me an idea for a new post tonight.

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  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Pretty good list.

    Admittedly I haven’t had much troll issues, although I just recently had a blogger go off on me cause I called him out about a post he made (thinking about making a post about it, lol).

    Aside from that, I love to write and the interaction. I get a bit bummed of I have slow days, but I realize that is in part to me not posting every day either.

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    • luckyotter says:

      You should definitely write a post about your experience with this blogger. Your haters can make great fodder for new posts. (Just be prepared for their rage, lol)
      Slow days can be good (as disappointing as they are), because they can give you a chance to tear yourself away and get other things done, like living your life.

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  3. Favorite:

    1. I started my blog to find out what was wrong with me regarding the 400lb weight gain, it took 5 years 17 overall, but accomplished this with the Lipedema diagnosis
    2. I always liked to write, for me it is fun.
    3. Getting my ideas out there especially ones about fatness and size acceptance and later narcissism.
    4. It helps you find yourself.
    5. The community and online friends you find.

    Least Favorite:

    1. Run out of time. I wish that time didn’t whiz by when blogging, sometimes always so short on it.
    2. The Trolls
    3. Getting an idea and forgetting it when away from computer.

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    • luckyotter says:

      I read most of the articles on your blog, from most recent to oldest, and I thought the way you transformed from mostly fat articles and then gradually incorporated stuff about narcissism as it dawned on you that is what your family was. I felt your horror at that discovery, Peep.

      But it took you on a whole new journey of self discovery and I have to say you keep one of the best narcissism blogs on the web.


  4. Joan S says:

    Least Favorite:

    my kids finding it. its only for people who don’t know me in the flesh, in case I want to write about them.

    editing, its a pain in the butt.

    pressing the publish key. I’m a scaredy nervous person.

    Most Favorite.

    Oh, all the secrets get a little air.

    validation, when my secrets get aired out.

    it cleans out my emotions and life gets more simpler.

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  5. Thumbup says:

    The YaY! You published your post.


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