There’s an old adage that says bloggers are possibly narcissists who feed off attention, comments, likes and retweets. Despite the fact that I just made that up, today I’m here to help keep any feelings of self adoration in check. The below list is a handy guide, a narcissism reality-checking tool if you will.
- Write a blog post that receives no comments.
- Stop retweeting the nice things people say about you on Twitter.
- So you got yourself 45 likes on your latest Instagram selfie? *golf clap*
- Explain SEO to your mum.
- Count how many times you use the words “the lovely” “precious” “I, me, myself, personally” and “love this!” in one day.
- STEP AWAY from the Pic Monkey Editor.
- Attend a party and find someone, preferably a Journalist, to ask you “Oooo are you a mummy blogger?” at the top of their voice. If you cannot find a proper one here are some quotes I prepared earlier:
“Why can’t they just go outside and play with their kids?” Breakfast Show Host
“I’ve always been the one left doing the work while others disappeared on year-long maternity leaves or, as I like to call them, holidays” A “journalist” whose name I shan’t repeat
Feeling good yet? Here’s a few more….
- Snuffleupagus has a Facebook page with approximately 150,000 more likes than you.
- Add up the amount of times you thought about redesigning your blog in one week because you feel “you are not enough”.
- Talk about “my readers” a lot.
- Keep telling everyone that “something exciting is happening” but refuse to talk about it.
- Wake up to an inbox full of emails advising you of people unsubscribing from your feed.
- Think of a great new idea. Post it. Read another post with the same idea.
- Write a post about blogger narcissism. Self promote. Oh wait?!
Disclaimer: I may or may not have succumbed to a number of these…..
Have you got any other tips for keeping blogger narcissism in check?