Discussing Blog Decisions I Made When I Was 15

I analyze some of the blogging decisions I made when I was young and naïve. Yay! Don’t you love my enthusiasm? 

Categories: all about writing, all about blogging, etc.

To be completely honest, I don’t know where I got the “all about” from. I could simplify the categories, but I’m too lazy to. No surprise there. 

Name: aspiringwriter22

I still like the name. A lot. I have no intentions to change it. And I cleared up the whole “aspiring writer” thing in a previous post, so I don’t feel like rehashing that again.

Capitalizing: everything 

I capitalize articles in titles. I did this starting out, and I still do. As long as you’re consistent, right?

It’s been three years. Some things just don’t change. 


What Reading Is Actually Like

What should happen:

Open book.

Read uninterrupted.

What really happens:

Open book.

Phone rings.

Mower howls.

Kid screams.

Alarm blares.

Plane shrieks.

Siren wails.

Dog barks.

Baby cries.

Hence, reading is a great feat.

This post is somewhat similar to Pre-writing Ritual. Here at aspiringwriter22, ideas are recycled.


Blogging 201: Make The Most Of Events

Today’s assignment:

Create a recurring blogging event on your site, and/or make plans to attend a blogging conference.

To continue with the bookish theme, I want to start a Book of the Month event on this blog.

I’m going to work out the logistics by next month so I can integrate it in smoothly, but who needs rules and parameters anyway? Not this girl.

As for attending blogging conferences, I definitely will in the future. Until then you get a daily dose of Herminia on WordPress. Isn’t that enough? What more do you want from me?


Blogging 201: Set Three Goals

Blogging 201 is happening. Of course I’m participating.

Today’s assignment:

Consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals.

To continue blogging during university (hopefully beyond that too). 

I won’t be blogging every single day in the next four years, but I hope to post as frequently as I can.

To grow aspiringwriter22 by gaining even more followers and views.

It has already exceeded my wildest dreams, gone beyond my craziest expectations. I’m grateful for every follower, every reader, every single one of you.

To support as many bloggers as I can by reading, liking, commenting, or doing whatever else I can.

I wouldn’t be the blogger I am today without all your support.

What are your goals? Remember it’s your blog and your life. So do as you please.


New Blog?!

It’s happening. I’ll just need a bit more time to set it up completely.

I’m starting another blog. It’ll be similar to the writer problems I post on Tumblr, which I also named aspiringwriter22. I’m finally making and dedicating a blog solely for reader problems. (Because two full-time blogs wasn’t enough for me.)

You heard it here first.

Stick around. Hold me accountable. Shout or scream at me. That’s the only way this will work.

Soon I’ll have three blogs I manage entirely by myself. (This summer should be interesting.)


Deleting My Blog?

I’ve been blogging for more than two years. That’s insane. I felt like I started this blog two weeks ago.

Don’t you love when things are relative?

I know I do.

Two years ago I never imagined I would take blogging seriously at all. It might not seem like it at times, but I do. Obviously if I hated publishing posts, I would have stopped by now.

So wager your bet as to how long you think I’ll keep blogging before I delete this site.

Until then I’ll be around. And you’ll just have to put up with me. Or not follow aspiringwriter22 in the first place.


Blogging 101: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline

Am I going to edit my title or tagline? Nope, because I’m quite fond of both.

Instead I’ll give you a bit of insight behind them.


First of all, I tend not to capitalize the a. It ruins the aesthetic for me personally. Also, I was fifteen when I first started this blog. Meaning I came up with aspiringwriter22 back then. Go ahead, judge a fifteen year old.

Anyway, I don’t regret calling myself that, especially since I couldn’t very well call myself writer22. It doesn’t sound the same. And I can’t recall if someone else already laid claim to the name. (I checked to see if the blog address is already in use. It is.)

Aspiring. I like how the word sounds. I especially like aspiring with writer. Those words work together when placed side by side. More importantly, I’m not implying I aspire to be a writer. In real life, I tell people I’m a writer.

Writer. Pretty self-explanatory.

22. My favourite number.

A blog about writers, for writers, written by an aspiring writer, exploring the life of a writer.

My tagline changes all the time. No doubt, it’ll probably change in the future. Just not in the near future. I hope my tagline isn’t too misleading or confusing. I think it accurately sums up my blog in one sentence since I talk about writing most of the time. Even when I’m not, I reference or make indirect remarks about writing.

I’m beginning to realize how big Blogging 101 actually is. There are so many bloggers doing it. Best of luck if you are. If you aren’t, I still wish for your success.