This was a Top Ten Tuesday a long time ago, and I saved the draft but somehow it never got posted. So I dug it up and thought I would finally post it.
1. I don’t like that people who know me know about my blog
I didn’t mind having one friend who knew about this blog, since they didn’t talk about it a lot, and of course my family knew about it, but then Crazy Brother told basically everyone about it, and all my friends found out about it, and pandemonium ensued. It still creeps me out that people I don’t even know that well know about StC. And don’t get me wrong, I love that they only say supportive things, but one of the reasons I am known as Rose Tyler is because I prefer anonymity. Hopefully one day I will able to say confidently that I am the authoress of StC, but right now… I’d rather sit back and observe others.
2. I use blogging as an excuse
I think we all do this one once in a while.
“Rose, come look at this form you have to fill out for school!”
“I can’t, Mom, I’m working!”
“What? You don’t have a job!”
“Uh, Searching the Clouds is a job!”
Certainly you can understand this one.
3. I get ARC envy
Okay, honestly I don’t see how any relatively new bloggers can’t fall victim to this. Basically, it’s like this…you’re contentedly scrolling through [insert one of your favorite book blogs], reading their posts, perfectly happy. Until you see their latest review of the most promising upcoming [insert favorite book genre] book that you wanted badly to get but were denied. And voila! ARC envy strikes again.
4. Bloggers who can make awesome graphics make me sad
5. I don’t have a lot of blogging friends
Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of people that I love and admire in the blogging community, but though they are friendly, they aren’t necessarily friends with me. Sometimes I find it hard to forge a friendship with people I’ve never met in real life, but then I remember all of my fictional friends and am inspired to try to reach out yet again. So basically…
6. I’m totally in love with the blogging community
Everyone is so friendly! Everyone understand my bookish woes! Everyone is supportive!
Seriously though, if there are other bloggers reading this right now, just imagine I’m giving you a hug right now. You guys are awesome.
7. I get frustrated with the way my blog looks, but am too lazy to change it
I am tired of this old theme, but WordPress won’t allow me to customize a new one without paying for it. So I would have to choose a new WordPress theme, and I can’t find any that I like and allow me to keep my widgets on the side over there. —> So I am just being lazy and not bothering to change it. It took me a long time to get used to this theme, and I’m not ready to have to get used to another theme just yet.
8. I don’t think that I will ever be consistent with posting
Sure, I might be during this fall (or September…or beginning of September…or first week of September) only because I’ve saved up posts during August, but this will probably be the most consistent I’ll be for a while. Planning posts is just too hard, man.
9. I’m exactly the same in real life
10. I love blogging
It’s true guys. I didn’t know that there was this much to blogging when I started out, but I’m glad I didn’t. It gave me a chance to learn new things and meet new people, and it is seriously amazing.
Do you have any blogging confessions?