Some days, it’s hard to maintain optimism about blogging when you discover that half your new followers are garbage marketers, non-English writers, or don’t exist at all. I remember when we discovered that jerk who copied and pasted our content into posts on his own site without linking back to credit the author (even when they do link back, it’s annoying if they don’t add any commentary), and I felt very discouraged about my blogging future while this was happening (his site was taken down, so yay for justice).
It seems like once a problem is fixed here in Blogland, ten more pop up, like some kind of Phantom Tollbooth nightmare, and it gets old to have to constantly deal with blog admin crap when all I want to do is write. I’m not the type of person who can let glitches go and simply shrug when my content is stolen or my site looks screwed up in some way—I have to deal with this sh!t before I can be in the right frame of mind to get creative.
Oh well, I’m just sulking in the brambles right now because I know that nothing is perfect, and even when it is some coder will screw it up because why not constantly tinker with stuff that works properly? I still consider blogging to be more roses than thorns, so I’m not going anywhere—in fact, I am paying to renew my WP plan this week.
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Written for Denise’s Six Sentence Story (paste). Link up on Wednesday.