Thursday, December 26, 2013

Confessions of a Blogger

Hellooo my little blog! I have felt like I've been away for so long! Sorry about that, that's what the holidays can do to ya. I don't even remember what post I had planned for today, and I have a ton of comments to catch up on! On the brightside, I'm all caught up on my blog readings - although since I was so behind I did some of that in stealth mode.

I also wanted to say WELCOME to all of my new followers and THANK YOU to those who filled out my survey. You can still fill it out here. I would love any feedback!

Anyway, I decided to do something fun today because my house is a wreck and I still have some Christmas festivities to attend to...Thank you Danielle @ A Writer in Love for tagging me!! :)



"Confessions of a Blogger"

1. When did you first start blogging and why?
I started blogging in 2003. My friends had blogs on Xanga and LiveJournal and I wanted to partake. I first used my blog to keep in touch with my friends while I was traveling during the summer after freshman year. I've had various blogs over the years. This one I began in 2009 to start the Warrior Queen movement! 

2. Have you had any past online presence?
Oh yes, I do. You can probably find me all over the web. As I mentioned above, I had a Xanga. I also spent most of my days after I finished homework on a messageboard for dirtbikers. Then I got a Myspace, Facebook, Twitter...etc. I tend to get into new websites and technology early on. You can probably find a couple of weebly's out there from various assignments, as well as a couple of tumblrs. I do update my online resume periodically as well. You can find that here

3. When did you become serious about your blog?
I really got serious about my blog this summer. I've always gotten serious and then it would dwindle while I was stuck with school and work, on top of blogging. Now that I only work, I have more time. I used to do weekly Vlogs, which I am attempting to start back up again. 

4. What was your first blog post?
This was my first blog post on this blog. I didn't even include pictures at the time. 

5. What have been your biggest challenges blogging?
My bloggest challenge in blogging is disciplining myself to write regularly. I'm not one who is great at creating habits. I get side tracked and busy doing other things...or spending time on stumble upon. I used to have a difficult time with content, but in the last year that has changed dramatically. With this being my only intellectual outlet (as opposed to when I was drained in school), I have had more, wonderful ideas. I'm looking forward to getting back to some serious topics, as well. 

6. What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
There are people who read my blog. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO READ MY BLOG! Who want to buy t-shirts and want my wristbands that I got as a Christmas gift TWO years ago! I am so in awe of and in love with all of my readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

7. What is the most discouraging thing about blogging?
I think the most discouraging part, for me, is that I wanted the Warrior Queen idea to spread faster. Whenever I tell people about it, they seem excited, but no action has really been taken by me, or them. 

8. What is your lasting inspiration or motivation?
I am forever inspired by the Warrior Queen movement. I am inspired by the feedback I receive and the blogs that I read. 

9. What is your blogging dirty little secret?
I think my blogging dirty secret would be.........that I know how to create the images and do the html for my own site, but I'm too lazy to. I'd rather pay someone than do it. I know this might change. 

10. What is your current goal as a blogger?
I think that my current "big goal" is to get better at blog promotion. I used to do it as a job, so it feels like that - a job. But if I want to get my words out there, I need to do more promoting! I'm going to go over my whole list of blogging goals tomorrow, hopefully. 

11. Have you learned or become passionate about anything through blogging that caught you by surprise? 
I am becoming more passionate about keeping things clean and organized! I take a look at everyone else's beautiful pictures of their homes or how they stay organized and I am starting to feel like less of a hot mess!! 

I hope you enjoyed reading my blogging confessions!  I'm going to tag the following bloggers:

Tori @ A Little Leigh Way
Natalie @ All Things Natalie Christa
Rachel @ How to Be Rachel 
Laura @ Laura in Wonderland
Brittany @ Life Changes

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!


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13 comments:

  1. Haha my bloggy secret is the same! I actually set up a business blog for my parents, and considered redoing mine over my little vacation this week. I'm just so lazy with it! Thanks for the tag :)

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  2. I'm so glad I'm not alone in the laziness!! Can't wait to read your answers :)

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  3. Oh lawd. I used to have a Xanga too. I don't even remember my username so I can't even look myself up. I def agree that disciplining myself to write is the hardest! I come up with ideas all day, but actually sitting down and writing them...I can be so unmotivated.

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  4. Haha boo , you're really lazy , chica!! Post often , blogging is pushing me to be organized. Ah , I've never been

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  5. Not lazy! Just too busy to get on a computer!!! Also, on my death bed again.

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  6. Yeah exactly!! And when I am motivated to write, I have a million things to do and can't write.

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  7. I had several xanga's and a livejournal too! Those were the days :) I wish I could take them down but I don't have my password and/or the email they are linked with! I guess that's life!

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  8. aw man, I bet you can email them and ask them to take them down? I know, those were the days of personal blogging and not so much worldly blogging. I used to keep this blog and my xanga so that if I wanted a crazy rant, I'd put it over there!

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  9. I bet you could email them and have them take it down?

    The good ole days of Xanga and LiveJournal and emo angst

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