It’s Hard to Be a Blogger When You’re Boring

I have been thinking about this post this morning. I wrote a few years ago about how hard it is to be a blogger when you are boring. It’s even harder now when you are not only boring, but you also don’t even do the few things you used to do. My kids are both gone now. I have work and then nothing. Hours of home time, most of it alone while my wife is working. Nothing to look forward to. No attending Ravens games this fall. No conferences. Who knows what Christmas will look like. It is hard to be a blogger when you are even more boring than before. It’s even harder to be a blogger when you are boring and depressed.

I recently posted that I have trouble coming up with blogging ideas and asked for ideas. I was having trouble with a topic for my post this morning and thought I might use one of the ideas my friend Sara Leigh suggested. I started thinking about the things I would do when I retire(or quit my job now). I had ideas of what those things would be and I still might do that post soon, but I will warn you that it was pretty boring. I might become the world’s most boring retiree. It fits, though, since I am a very boring person.

Being a boring person makes it hard to not be a boring blogger. I read other blogs and a lot of them can find an anecdote from an ordinary day and make it in to an interesting post. Jenny Lawson is the best at this. I’m not trying to be Jenny Lawson, but it would be nice to be able to take more from every day life and make it an interesting post. This is hard for me as the following is my typical day and why they wouldn’t make a good post:

Wake up, read the paper, watch the news, write a boring blog post – I’m already in the process of boring you with a post about writing boring blog posts.

Go to work – I try not to talk about work online for a variety of reasons. Coworkers read this blog. I don’t people to think this blog is in any way associated with my place of work. It isn’t. This blog is representative of the common tater from Tater World Headquarters.

Come home, eat dinner, read/watch TV – Boring, boring, boring. I do get a Friday post out of what I watch and read, so I guess that counts as something I do that generates a blog post.

Weekends I do yard work, laundry, cleaning, attend church. Nothing that generally gives me a good story for the blog.

I used to do more commentary on current events and things I see on the Today Show. Maybe I can do more of that moving forward.

Maybe I can try to do more interesting things. Maybe I can use my upcoming time alone to craft better posts that would make the mundane seem interesting.

Blogging is hard for a common tater.

20 thoughts on “It’s Hard to Be a Blogger When You’re Boring

  1. Remedial Stitcher August 21, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Blogging is hard for everyone. I find it incredibly difficult. So much so that I just don’t do it very often.

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  2. Jess (Randomly Jess) August 22, 2018 / 3:04 am

    I honestly agree… this is one of my struggles with my blogging. I just don’t often do things that are write worthy! Gonna keep trying to push through though.

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    • theycallmetater August 23, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      I’ve been boring my entire life, so I’m OK with it. It just makes it hard to find something to write about at times.


  3. aparna_097 August 27, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I know it’s very difficult to come up with ideas when someone writes fiction or an article. The idea is there in the recesses of the mind, but it struggles to come out in the form of words. You can try reviewing books and movies.

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    • theycallmetater August 27, 2018 / 7:53 am

      I’ve always felt I was bad at reviews. Maybe I will give it a shot with some new tv shows next month. Thanks


  4. Worldpal August 27, 2018 / 7:53 am

    I’ve been blogging for over a year. I must be pretty boring, too.
    Gimme depressed low-five.👏

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  5. mariexceline August 27, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    I blog every day and it’s not easy sometimes, but I use the excuse that I’m writing for me and nobody else. I didn’t find your post about being boring was actually boring – I found it witty and amusing. Well done!

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    • theycallmetater August 27, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks! I try to remember to write for me, but sometimes it’s hard. I did finally write a baseball post I was wanting to write even though I knew no one would read it.

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  6. Rebecca Moon Ruark December 10, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I’ve got a blog idea for ya! I just nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I know, I know, it can be time consuming, but also kinda fun. Ignore if you wish, but I think your blog’s great and I know many others will too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • theycallmetater December 10, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks! The only part i find hard about these is the fact that I’m pretty sure every blog I read has already been nominated.


  7. bekitschig August 26, 2020 / 9:37 am

    Blogging is work and with current events most of us don’t really go anywhere or do anything to blog (get inspired) about … Don’t feel too bad, you’re not alone

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