17 September 2014

Confessions of a: Blogger

I have loved The Nerdy Girlie's Blogger confessions as well as all of the other posts I've seen going on blogger confessions. I've finally found 10 minutes to write up my own and join in the fun.

Click for image source and The Nerdy Girlie's original post


1. I have as many unfinished drafts as I do scheduled posts
I really need to sort through all of my posts. My blogging process normally involves getting an idea and writing a new post with the title and a rough description of the post so I can work on it later. Then, when I finally find time, I write up these posts and sometimes that will mean writing 3 or 4 in one day or just almost finishing one. Once they're written I schedule them for some point in the future, the more I like them the sooner they'll be scheduled for. I only like one post a day so most of the time my future schedule is super packed: currently I've got posts for the rest of September and some for October,  November, December and even for 2015. I'm constantly re-scheduling scheduled posts because of new ones I want out sooner or my least favourites being pushed back, it is madness and so much work.


2. I blog better in PJs
Like so many other confessions I've read, I blog in the morning before showering (because I don't end up showering until 3 in the afternoon). I blog in various places, very rarely is it in bed - normally I'm on the floor or on a sofa with my laptop or iPad depending on how lazy I'm feeling. It's a good thing there isn't a live webcam to capture how you looked whilst blogging because it would not be a pretty sight.


3. I suck at the social side
I know it's all about networking but I'm just so bad at it. I like posting comments (when blogger allows) on posts I've read and just reading other blogs but all of the other stuff I just can't do. Hour long tweet sessions don't work for me as I haven't generally got an hour to spend on twitter (I don't really like twitter) and blogger events leave me in fear that I'll end up the loner in the corner. I'm an introvert.


4. Not a lot of people IRL know of my blog
I'm very in the cupboard, only very recently have I added the job as "blogger" on my CV and online profiles like LinkedIn. this is another reason I don't really promote myself on twitter (on my personal account) because not a lot of people know and I'm happy to keep it that way.


5. I love the chaos of my blog
I could never to stick to just one topic, I love that my blog has Games, Food, Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle posts. It means when I get time to really analyse stuff, there is so much to look at. I do like going to blogs about one topic in particular that someone is passionate about but that is just not my style. I get so easily excited by things.


 So there you go! What are your blogger confessions?

18 comments:

  1. Completely agree on being awful at the social side. I share my posts on Twitter once when they go live, and that's it. I kind of forget about Twitter a lot haha!

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    1. I go through bursts of beign really in to twitter then I just neglect it. I have a lot of junk on there so I need to unfollow a few accounts I think and then I can enjoy it a bit more

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  2. I had SO many unposted drafts on my other blog is was hilarious!

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    1. It is getting to the stage now where it is ridiculous how many I have! I need to sort them so badly

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  3. That was great Fiona! I totally LOLed at that last gif!! Thank you for sharing and keep up the awesome work!! xx

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    1. Ron Swanson is the best haha :) Thanks for the link up! I can't wait to get a chance to read through all the ones I've not seen yet :)

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  4. Yes!!! Okay... #2: I was just telling my girlfriend last night that I really wish my blog could become my only job so I don't have to wear a bra, ahah! #4: Mine either. I'm not sure whyyy. I do share everything on Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+. I can't break through to Facebook though because it's all close friends && family. Most people don't know what I do, and those that do don't know the link... I don't know why I'm so secret about it. #5: ME TOO! I consider my blog a "true lifestyle" blog. Because it has everything in my life in it. Beauty, fashion, crafts, home management, organization, health & wellness, recipes, knitting, etc etc etc ahah! <333

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    1. If all I had to do for a living was blog I would hardly get ready or leave the house! Yeah, Facebook and Twitter have close family and friends and I know it'll just be spammy for them because it's probably not of any interest to them. I have shared some of my bigger things like I've wrote a post for Geekocracy and my post about Seven Stories - I retweeted them both but other than that not so much! True lifestyle is the best description I've heard! haha :) thanks for the comment

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  5. LOL, the Belle gif got me! Finding just one niche or only a small handful of topics is so difficult, especially when you're a person who is into so many different things. Chaos can be good!

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    1. I saw the gif and I was like, right, how can I fit that in? I have to love the chaos otherwise I'd cry haha!

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  6. #5 is so me! I tried and tried to pick a niche, but it made blogging completely not fun for me. I am also a chaotic blogger. hehe

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    1. Yes to chaos! I'm so glad I'm not alone haha!

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  7. I only joined twitter this use and only use it for my blog. I must admit it does have it's uses!

    Amy at Amy & More

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    1. Once I get better at promoting myself I can imagine it will be a proper good use of connecting and getting your blog out there :)

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  8. I also blog abut everything. When I tried focusing on one thing in the past it drove me a bit crazy. I felt like I had to stay within this "box" and that just wasn't working.

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    1. J can only imagine! I love the freedom to just do whatever, it makes it so much more enjoyable

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  9. I definitely appreciate NOT having a web cam showing my 5am or 6am look while blogging!

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    1. Haha! Oh my god 5 or 6 AM - that is madness, you are the most morning person I think I've met yet, I normally blog between 8am and noon ish depending on what I have on that day

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