The Life Of Every Catholic Blogger, Like.. Ever – In Gifs

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People think being a blogger is easy: you roll out of bed at whatever-thirty, crack open your laptop upon your pajama clad knees and hammer out whatever’s on your mind in between binge-watching BoJack and eating Nutella with a spoon. I mean, I’m not saying this isn’t accurate, but it’s far from easy. Here’s a little glimpse at what it’s like to be a Catholic blogger in the world of trolls, armchair theologians, and the Church of Mean.

When you can’t think of anything to write the night before your deadline

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When you hit that 1 AM-Night-Before-The-Deadline goldmine of inspiration

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When your heartbreaking blog of staggering genius gets less than a hundred views and zero comments

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When your post gets picked up by Big Pulpit and/or New Advent and you get over a thousands of views

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When your post gets a dozen comments in the space of a few hours and you realize you’ve likely angered the Church of Mean

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The first time someone calls you a heretic in your combox

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The bajillionth time someone calls you a heretic in your combox

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When someone posts a block of text rant in your combox full of obscure and dubious theological references

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When you randomly see your post shared on a stranger’s blog

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When someone comments that they really like your post and that it inspired them

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When someone comments that they hate your post, that it’s everything that’s wrong with the Church, and demand it be removed immediately

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When someone corrects a mistake in your post

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When they’re right

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When they’re wrong

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When someone, for better or for worse, compares you to Mark Shea or Simcha Fisher

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When get like, a bajillion fantastic ideas all at once

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—at 3 AM.

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When one of your favorite Catholic bloggers comments on/shares your post

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When you become someone’s favorite Catholic blogger

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