If you're a blogger, then I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.
If you're not a blogger, then just trust me, blogging takes up a lot of time.
That's definitely the number one thing I didn't know about blogging before I got into it. I had no idea how much time was involved in being a blogger. From brainstorming posts, to writing posts, to editing pictures, to publishing, to social media, to responding to emails, to reading other blogs, to commenting on other blogs, and to all of the other stuff, it's all just so time consuming.
So, I honestly don't know why I love it so much.
But I do, I love blogging. Anytime I tell someone in my real life that I blog the first thing I always say is that I can't believe how much I actually love it. I've learned so much from blogging and from other bloggers. I've figured out and learned so many things about myself through this blog. I'm thankful for it and I can't give it up.
But, it is very time-consuming. When I look back to the time before I started blogging, I realize how much free time I had. I've been struggling lately with my time management and I am trying to find a balance. 1st step was admitting I had a problem and the 2nd step was admitting I can't do it all. I'm working on the 3rd step now, but I'm not totally sure what the 3rd step is. Go figure.
Anyway, because I had nothing of real substance to write about today in the 20 minutes I have to get this post together, I'm going to talk about something that irritated me last night.
I saw another commercial for that new Nicholas Sparks movie The Best Of Me. I now feel the need to rant about it.
First of all, I'm definitely one of "those girls" and I love Nicholas Sparks. I have read almost all of his books and I've definitely seen all of his movies. When The Best of Me was first released, I had pre-ordered the book 4 months before. So when the book finally downloaded on my Nook, I read it that day.
Here's my issue, about 4 or 5 chapters before the end, I had completely figure out how it was going to end - and I was pissed. I finished the book in tears, but most of them were angry tears. I was so angry with that ending that it ruined the entire book for me. The whole thing. I'm a big re-reader, as in I'll re-read a book a hundred times if I liked it, but I refuse to re-read The Best Of Me. Actually I deleted it from my Nook. Anyone who has asked me about that book I've told them how much I hated it.
So needless to say, I have zero intentions of watching this movie. The only way I might see it is if I hear that it's been totally changed from the book. For the first time in my life I'm hoping that the movie is better than the book. I've never disliked a book so much.
I'm just throwing this out there in case you also have to suffer through the damn commercials on TV ever commercial break about that stupid movie. I ignore it as much as possible every single time.
And with that, Happy Friday!