Blogging will make you want a DSLR.
Sorry Romeo & Juliet: Words + images are actually the greatest love story the world has ever known.
^My first DSLR. Since upgraded, moved to Canon and only shoot in manual.
Blogging will make you tired.
It is a time-sucking labor of love and sometimes the sheer thought of starting a post makes one want to make like Buddy the Elf and say "no, no, no, no!"
Blogging will make you delusional at first and then bring you back down to reality.
Starting a blog often comes with little return as you rarely get love right away yet you spend so much time invested in it. But once those first comments and followers come, you get a little bit excited. For many, this begins to shape how they post for better and worse. I find that after the initial "I'm famous!" feeling that no one will admit they have, most bloggers find themselves down more where they want to be with blogging. And that makes their blog, voice and motives far better.
Blogging will make you bite your tongue (or not).
Rude comments take some calculating to respond to. Do you say what you really feel about it or do you answer like a politician? And I'm not talking about comments that disagree with your vantage point or earnestly ask you a tough question in good faith, I'm talking straight-up rude comments. I've had a few in my day, some by an anonymous source and some by a crazy girl I know IRL who didn't realize I had all her visitor information and could see it was her posting (that was kinda fun as the comments continued for months), but both take a calculated approach that suits you. You'll find your voice after a few of them, even if for you, that means a vow of silence.
Blogging will make you think a bit more about your feelings.
If I'm writing something a bit more cathartic (those are under the "deeper than usual" label), I try to really hone in on how I'm conveying my feelings about it. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I don't. I believe this post about BEING KIND was a successful way in which I let my emotional side shine-through.
Blogging will keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to apps, trends & fashion.
I had Instagram about 8 months before anyone I knew in real-life was using it (well, they were using it but not realizing it was a social-media sharing app vs just a filter app). If you read a variety of blogs, you tend to get the "in" before it's well known.
Blogging will make you want to give your significant other a pseudynom.
Just don't be like me and call yours "The Boy" like I did for years, barf.
Friends don't let friends drink & blog.
Blogging will make you take an outfit picture (if you do fashion posts) and you'll be staring at your feet like a f***ing loser.
I don't even know what to say about this because I've definitely done it and probably will again. But yeah, WHAT IS ON THE GROUND THAT'S SO IMPORTANT.
^Been a hot minute since I've been the blonde I frequently was.
Blogging will (hopefully) make you realize the gravity of having an online platform.
Personally, I would never write about a spat with a friend or insult anyone I know IRL because I "can" with this platform. Be mindful of what you post on here. Don't post unflattering pictures of people (my guide to posting pics of people HERE), don't divulge things others in your real life wouldn't want you to. Don't compromise your real relationships for blog fodder. I believe this is one of the most important things one can do.
Those are the things that blogging will do to you, anymore to add?
And in the spirit of fun, here's an old post I did kinda on the subject: 5 REASONS BLOGGERS ARE PATHETIC LOSERS.