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There’s No Crying In Blogging!’m just a girl. Standing in
front of her readers. Asking them to love me…well, love my blogging. Changing times, uncertain times, confusing times, trying times, for the world and even for blogging. Just as truth and facts are going “out of style”, so is blogging apparently. Reality seems to be a thing of the past – we don’t lie anymore, we tell alternative facts; we don’t blog anymore, we influence.
Sigh, not all change is good.

1.  I think this is the beginning of a beautiful blog friendship.
Of all the blog joints, in all the towns, in all the world, you walked into my blog…Thank you.

2.  In blogging no one can hear you scream.
Blog posts hit the blogosphere with a resounding splash or a deafening crash. Either way, if you did your best, move on to the next.

3.  I see blog people.
I see blog people. How often do you see them? Every time I open my email! I love your posts, but there can be too much of a good thing and my inbox turns into a horror story (and I don’t have time to read them).  Deep breaths – if I keep doing beginnings, the end will visit me eventually.

4.  I’m big, it’s the blogs who got small!
Readers won’t always ‘get’ you, or agree, your jokes might fall flatter than a pancake on Pancake Tuesday  Offended, appalled, argumentative, mean, shocked, non-facty, and downright grumpy – welcome to the internet!

5.  There’s no crying in blogging!
In blogging and life, you might sometimes feel like crying, but it just makes your eyes puffy and your keyboard drippy. On a side note, there will be crying if you go to experience Manchester By The Sea, pretty sure it was secretly sponsored by Kleenex. I’m not big on awards, but this movie and Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, and Michelle Williams should get a bunch anyway. One of the best movies I’ve ever seen, so real I forgot I was watching a movie, I felt like I was there; it hurt and healed, just as life hurts and heals. Just thinking about it, there is crying in blogging.

6.  I’m going to make you a blog offer you can’t refuse.
Follow my blog. I dare you. I double dog dare you to ‘like’ my post. Share blog posts you enjoy so others can enjoy them as well. So shines a good deed in a weary blogging world.

7.  That’ll do, bloggers. That’ll do.
Simplicity, honesty, heart-wrenching love, and singing mice, Babe reminds us of those moments in friendships, relationships, blogging, work, loss, leisure, love, when you know, you just know, that’ll do, that’ll do.

8.  You make me want to be a better blogger.
I hope people like my blogging as is, not as they want it to be, but I don’t want to bang out whatever, just to say I posted something, so, you make me want to be a better blogger. Thank you.

9.  Frankly, my dears, I don’t give a blog.
Your life is a story – drama, comedy, romance, apocalyptic dystopian nightmare – it may not be a bestseller, but get out there and live it like tomorrow isn’t another day!

10.  I wish I knew how to quit you, blogging.
Time, money, energy, lack of response, no one beating down my door to make me rich and famous (I’d settle for MCM – moderately comfortable monetarily), all reasons, after almost 4 years of blogging I think of quitting, often. Yet I keep coming back, why, days counted less in numbers, more in heartbeats of community, contact, and comfort.

11.  You’re going to need a bigger blog.
One size never fit all. Whether you watch The Super Bowl, The Puppy Bowl, The Zombie Bowl, The Kitten Bowl, or just make yourself a bowl of soup (or no soup for you!), do what you think works for you, in life and blogging. Blog advice can be so definite – what if you’re already doing what they say and it isn’t working, what then?

12. Dude, where’s my blog?
So many blogs, so little time. How do you get others to find your blog? Social media? Yes! Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Instagram, share and attend awesome blog parties and linky parties, a great way to meet and greet other bloggers.


13.  The Blogging Game.
One word, one sentence, one post, one book, one show, one movie, one moment can change a life forever. Play at your own risk.

14.  What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.
People may not have read the books you review or watched the TV shows or movies you watch; your readers may not share your political or lifestyle views; don’t travel or want to; don’t have any interest in your recipes, children, or pets…the list goes on. Get busy blogging, don’t over think it.

15.  Blog On, Blog Off.
Even Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid would agree, there are different blogging styles, rhythms, and choices. First learn to blog, then learn to fly.

16.  I love the smell of blogging in the morning.
The best thing about blogging? Other bloggers and readers. Take time to stop and smell the blogging.

17.  Your golden blogging ticket
Blog like there’s nobody reading in your world of pure imagination.

18.  If you blog it they will come.
Content, content analysis, stats, SEO and other blogging resources probably won’t magically get you a viral monster cult following. Even if it does, readers can be fickle…

19.  Why don’t you come up and read me some time?
The number one rule of The Blog Club? Have a blog and never, never stop talking about it, be a shameless social media self-promoting bloghussy, like me!
Where I’m a complete twit:
Where I’m endlessly baffled by humanity:
The desert where I wander:
Where I google, not nearly as fun as it sounds:

20.  Today I consider myself to be luckiest blogger on the face of the earth…
I started blogging to relax, resurrect my love of writing, and to be rich/famous – close to 600 posts, 225,000 plus views, 12,000 ‘followers’ later, well, at least I’ve reignited my love of writing.

21.  Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the bloggers.
Blogging, like politics can be a popularity contest. If you lie to be popular, to get what you want, then what you want isn’t what you need, i.e., you need chocolate, but you shouldn’t lie to get it…begging is a different story.

22.  We’ll always have blogging.
Life and blogging can feel like our own personal Groundhog Day – whether we see our own shadow or not, whether it repeats until we learn something or not, I Got You, Bloggers and Readers…we’ll always have blogging.



Very me

284 thoughts on “There’s No Crying In Blogging!

  1. D You had me at the title. It made me think of that Tom Hanks movie and yes I wasn’t disappointed. First time reader but not the last. A funny blogger who evidently loves movies, hey where have you been girl friend? I must have laughed out loud about 10 times. You are a wit. Will be following you, but in a good way. lol

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    1. Kathryn, thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it, I thought we could all use a bit of fun right about now. 😉
      Pleased we found each other in this giant virtual haystack, hope we can virtually visit often. Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend. 🙂


      1. I was going to say that in the comment but Kathryn stole it. So, “You had me at the first para…” I think you are spiderwomen of blogging world, Mrs Parker. Say hi to Mr. Parker from me 😉


  2. Manchester By the Sea.. go with kleenex. Lots of Kleenex. Cry in the theatre not on the keyboard. the rules of blogging have changed. it’s tougher now. It,s more business. I miss the old version.

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    1. I know, right, I really think it was secretly sponsored by Kleenex.
      Yes, I miss the old version too, when we could just blog, not have to ‘influence’, whatever that means. Sigh. I think I’ll just keep doing what I do. Hope this weekend treats you kindly, Beth. 🙂


  3. LOL! Each gif just got betterer and betterer (yes, spell check, that’s a word, because I say so)! Total giggle fest of a post! Oh, and I haven’t seen Manchester by the Sea yet, because I can’t get all the tissue boxes I’ll need to fit into the car (incidentally, I grew up in the next town over, and spent a great deal of my high school years hanging out in Manchester before it got the snobby moniker, so I expect my emotions to be extra high). Thanks for the grins!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it.
      Yes, you’ll need a lot of tissues, especially with your history of Manchester, looks lovely though, what I could see through the tears. 😉
      Hope this week is treating you well. 🙂

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    1. Congrats on your award, well-deserved! 🙂
      Thank you for the lovely nomination, you’re too kind to think of me and wow, I’m in awesome company! 🙂
      Hope this week is treating you well so far. 🙂

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  4. This is a great post, dear Donna… and I found myself nodding in agreement with mnay of your statements.
    I particularly like when you say: ” Reality seems to be a thing of the past – we don’t lie anymore, we tell alternative facts; we don’t blog anymore, we influence”: so powerful, those alternative facts are or could at least aim to be as true as Real facts are… I know or hint from where those alternative facts might come, BUT I will never dare to blame media (particularly if Media has to do with CNN, you know! 😉 …
    I also think that you make a great point as to failure to communicate as Bloggers: You are absolutely right and I hadn´t thought about it until I read those lines, to be honest!.
    Revealling findings and some other points already known, but it is necessary to say them again, loud and clear! 😀
    Love & best wishes.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Aquileana. I really hope this alternative facts/reality is just a phase, the pendulum swinging in one direction before it goes in another.
      It’s easy to blame the media, immigrants, those who are ‘different’, certainly easier than accepting reality or pointing it back at ourselves.
      Thanks for dropping by and hope this week treats you well. 🙂
      Love and best wishes xox

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  5. Hello Donna – my favourite? What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate – it often goes through my head when I am faced with someone who ain’t gittin’ it! And, it reminds me of that glorious Guns ‘n Roses track that I can hear but cannot name. But ALL of this is just brilliant. Am totally impressed with your follower count!


    1. ‘Civil War’, one of my fav Guns’N’Roses songs and now it’s in my head lol 😉
      Yes, the world needs more lessons in communication, I thought it get better with the internet, but somehow it seems to be getting worse.
      Thanks for dropping by, hope this week is treating you kindly, Gilly. 🙂

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  6. Blogging really is about the community and I feel your passion for it in this post xx Like you, I’ve thought of quitting and taken breaks then come back and resumed.. Let’s keep going and support one another to do so 🙂

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  7. Bloggers… hey, we’re all out there! Okay, perhaps some of us a little bit more than others. But, my point is, blogging affords many a chance to do what newspapers, magazines, and film and television would not. Specifically… the opportunity to share our talents, ideas and creativity with the rest of the world—and for free!—courtesy of our little corner of the world—OUR BLOG. Blogging, a chance to celebrate by sharing with others what excites us—by posting or reading what our friends post. What’s better than that, right? Except maybe eating, drinking, and traveling—and possibly winning the lottery. Otherwise, it doesn’t get much better than that. Fun one, Donna.


    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, just when I think #TrafficJamWeekend can’t get any better you give me a treat like featuring my post, you’re all so wonderful, helping to bring bloggers together – #bloglove
      Hope this weekend is treating you all kindly, all the best. 🙂


    1. Thank you, this is so awesome and just when I think #TrafficJamWeekend can’t get any better (it’s beyond awesome), I get featured and my level of Wow goes up another notch of wow!!! lol 😉


    1. Thank you so much, Ian, I’m behind on my comments, but my sentiment remains the same, I am very grateful so this reblog and your kindness. I hope this weekend is treating you well so far. Any ideas for a new title for my bio? 😉
      Best wishes today and every single day. xox


    1. Thank you kindly, Ian, I don’t know if you’re getting these comments, sometimes WordPress plays tricks (no treats) and says No!
      Hope this finds you safe and sound. Thank you for the lovely reblog! How delightful!
      Stay safe. Stay connected. 🙂
      Big non-contagious hugs xoxo


      1. wow, I remember when this post came out … and I remember I loved it coz it gave me freedom to enjoy my voice. This is one of the golden posts on wordpress and thank you for sharing it with everyone Donna (Im still following this post )


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