10 Yawn Inducing Conversation Openers with Non-Bloggers #blogger #blogging 

Not everyone is as excited about blogging as you are. It’s a hard lesson to learn especially when you are a blonde writer blogger struggling to contain her blogging excitement. 

I have been experiencing a lot of yawns lately when I try to open a conversation on blogging with someone who doesn’t blog / knows very little about blogging / who is not interested at all.

Below are my top 10 yawn inducing conversation openers with non-bloggers.

These have all been tried and tested.

 I can guarantee the following reactions from your non blogger:

  •  A yawn 
  • Eyes glaze over 
  • A look away (normally at the sky)

Best of luck with avoiding these conversation openers: 

1. Do you want to know what my blogging schedule looks like for the next couple of weeks?

2. Do you want me to take you through my blogging stats? 

3. One of my less popular posts is here, do you want to read it? 

4. Do you want me to show you a geographical breakdown of my small blog following?

5.  Take a seat and I will give you a month by month breakdown on how my blog has performed – lets begin!

6. Do you want to watch me put a blog post together?

7. I posted something really dull last week…I had a feeling it was going to be dull and it was just that!

8. Guess how many times I have blogged this week?

9. I don’t know which WordPress plug in to get for my blog?

10. The link on today’s post doesn’t work properly – bet you didn’t realise blogging could be so frustrating eh?

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If anyone else out there would like to share any yawn inducing blogging related conversation openers please let me know 🙂

Happy Blogging to you all
 

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55 thoughts on “10 Yawn Inducing Conversation Openers with Non-Bloggers #blogger #blogging 

  1. I rarely talk to non-blogging friends about blogging but am happy to about my books. That said, I get the same glazed-over reaction when talking about why adverbs are bad, or the beauty of the Oxford comma (and it is a thing of beauty).

  2. I’ll take your word for it. I rarely take about my blog to anyone..

    How do you know –
    ‘A look away (normally at the sky)’

    isn’t important ‘Staring into space’ ? 😉

  3. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was when somebody introduced me to two young volunteers at our local Cultural Festival’s launch party as a writer and a blogger. This person went on to enthuse about my work. This was a first for me, and happened the week after I’d vowed not to bother mentioning my blogging or writing to anyone in my local community.
    Make the same vow and maybe the same thing will happen to you, when you least expect it. Patience. The yawners are just not in your league 😉

  4. Mostly, it’s just my dear husband and children who have endured the “blog” conversation starters. They have exhibited all those reactions, and yet I continue to open conversations, “Oh, I read this funniest blog today…” “The battle is great this week! I will have a terrible time picking my favorites.” “The day has been so busy. I’ve only posted one article to my blog today.” “Do you want to know what I wrote about on my blog?” “My haiku on my blog is going to be immortalized someday, just wait and see. Do you want to read it now?” Well, you get the idea.

      1. I usually get silence and I can feel these invisible strings, like they are pulling back against me, trying to escape without having to say, “PLEASE stop, Mom! I can’t take it! I can’t take any more!” lol

  5. I’ve actually had someone nod off – not sure if that’s just me or the blogging chat!

    I’m off to the States for the next two weeks, so won’t be commenting for a short while. I’ll miss your blog, but I’ll be back. And I have to leave you with a special hashtag to keep you going:

    #shesnevergettingoffthebottomofthenevergoingtomakeitpile

    Take care and keep making everyone smile 🙂

    1. Have a great time in the States! Tomorrow’s short story will not be making everyone smile I can assure you Esther, lucky you are going out of the country LOl! I have attempted horror and I think it could be dire!

      1. Ha! I’m sure it won’t be. You are far mmore talented than you give yourself credit for. And it’s great that you’re branching out and trying new genres.

        By the way, I’m just sorting out another flash fiction competition, as promised, so perhaps you’d like to give it a go 🙂

      2. Am not sure I would meet the ‘minimum bar level’ on one of your competitions. Some of your readers might read and say ‘my goodness Esther is scraping the writer barrel these days’

  6. I have a question/observation about blogging. It is great, but I wonder whether it sometimes distracts us from our other writing… I have been trying to spend more time on my stories lately, because that is the sort of writing I love the most. What about you?

  7. Just telling someone that I blog usually wins me a look of utter confusion. I figure it is well time I make peace with the fact that my creative choices baffle people. Maybe I will make it my “thing.”

      1. Right on! They are not ready for us! I get chills just thinking about it 😉 Hey, what do you think? Do you think I should get a Twitter account for the blog? I mean I have a FB page for it but FB is kind of quiet.

      2. I think you might be right. Both of us there at present might be too much for the world to contain. I will wait a bit longer…let everyone warm up to the idea of it first.

  8. Blog Land is really very strange, isn’t it? It’s full of people we connect with on a much deeper level than we connect with many of the people around us…we’ve never met them in person but we know they just ‘get’ us and vice versa…it’s kinda scary and beautiful all at the same time…!

    1. You have hit the nail on the head! I do think we connect on a much deeper level with people in blogging land than we do in normal life. I know I do. My husband would never sit and listen to my writing ideas – too busy watching sport on TV lol!

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