The 2015 Fuck It List: #6: Being Consistent About Content

Back in 2014, I posted my 2014 Fuck It List based on and inspired by this most excellent post:

Welcome to my Fuck It list. Fourteen things I’m going to stop giving a fuck about in 2014. Because, as important as it is to push yourself to be a healthier, more compassionate person, that can be downright impossible. Refusing to give a fuck, however, isn’t just easy — it’s kind of awesome.

{Prehistoric Amber} The Fuck It List: 2014 | AmberL.Carter.com

So fuck it. Here are the fourteen things I’m going to stop worrying about come 2014.

– 14 Fucks I Refuse To Give In 2014

This year, I’ve made a list of 15 Things I Refuse To Give a Fuck About In 2015 (capitalized, because it’s IMPORTANT). But instead of trying to write and post a huge massive manifesto all at once, I decided to instead break my list down into bite-sized pieces.

15 Fucks I Refuse To Give In 2015: #6

Being Consistent About Content

(Note: I thought this was fitting since I haven’t posted in, oh, a month)

For YEARS I’ve been planning on really getting going on posting every single day on my blog. I gotta have consistent content! I should have a blog series, so I can attract more readers to my blog! 

Until I realize: Yo, that’s dumb.

That’s not why I’m blogging, and it definitely isn’t why I started blogging in the first place. I started blogging because I wanted to have a place to write fun stuff and interact with cool peeps who also liked said fun stuff. Obviously it’s easier to sell a ton of books (buy one today!) if you’ve got a huge blog readership…

…but even just writing that feels gross. I also don’t naturally adhere to a daily blogging or writing schedule because I’m an Aquarius Introvert Depressive Weirdo who will be absolutely ON FIAH! for two weeks where I’ll write reams and reams of outlines and book drafts and blog posts and I’ll be having days-long interactions with everyone I know on social media and planning tons of future events and projects…and then the next two weeks I’ll be camped out under my duvet, devouring RuPaul’s Drag Race and every article and post that looks remotely interesting because I’m in the consuming phase instead of the output phase and thus unable to write a single coherent sentence without wanting to smash my laptop against the wall (just kidding, Baby Mac! Momma would NEVER hurt you like that!).

So while I am working on creating more consistency in my personal and creative life, I’m just gonna let go of the sometimes burning need to do something every single day on here. And also, I am happily ignoring every “How To Blog Effectively” article that exists on the internet. Does anyone else read those and feel like they assume readers are non-sentient animals that need carefully scheduled bells and whistles to keep their attention?

I mean, I know the landscape of the internet is changing and our attention spans are shortening and all, but I kind of would prefer to assume that everyone who’s reading this knows how to find a blog to see if there’s a new post up when they’re in the mood for reading what that particular blogger has to say. Shiiiit…I’m capable of tracking down an old high school crush who barely has any social media accounts and finding out where he lives and what he does for work now and if he has a girlfriend…and that’s just during the commercial breaks during Real Housewives of New York. Maybe you guys won’t come to my blog as often if I’m not publishing a new post every day. Maybe some of you like that I only post every so often because you might be one of those mythical creatures who possess that thing called “A Life” and get annoyed when you have always have a shit-ton of catching up to do when it comes to your favorite bloggers. Maybe people don’t even fucking read blogs anymore! Who knows. I’ve been busy watching a hilarious drag queen skewer YouTube Vloggers, for godsakes. It’s like watching No Country For Old Bloggers, you guys.

But I can promise you this: Every single thing that is published here is something I had a blast writing. Which means it’s also something I feel you might have a blast reading.

So you should come back. This blog will be like that girl you’re dating who can’t always go out with you on Saturday nights, but when she can, it’s totally worth it.

(Fun fact: Those girls don’t give head. They don’t have to, fool! You wait around for them even though they can’t go out with you every Saturday night. And don’t think suddenly being smarter about that is going to change anything…

they’ve spent their whole life getting away with not going down. They don’t call it a job for nothin’, and those girls definitely do not work if they don’t have to)

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What do you refuse to give a fuck about in 2015? 

Pssst: Everyone who comments on any and all 2015 Fuck It List posts will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Gift Card from Amazon (yes, that’s still happening). 

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About Amber L.

Hi! I'm Amber. I've been telling stories with books and blogs since 2004. I also spent 10 years working as a behavior therapist, which I now put to proper use by publishing thought pieces and dissertations on '80s pop music and the defining TV shows of our current times ('The Bachelor', 'Vanderpump Rules', etc). I can also be credited with single-handedly ruining the city of Portland, OR just by moving here.

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