Blogging

Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Blogging

Do I love asking myself questions and answering them in a blog post? Yes, I do.

Do you like these sort of posts? What’s that, you despise them…I don’t it’s possible to. 

What’s your favourite part about blogging?

I fell in love with words and stories before a lot of things in this life. And so being able to write blog posts is by far what I love best. I get to work with cool words and occasionally tell a bad story. As much as I enjoy everything that falls within the territory of blogging, I have the most fun creating something from nothing.

What’s your least favourite part?

I don’t have a good answer for this question. Even though I complain about the little things, blogging in general is great. That said, I do feel the slightest bit irritated when my eyes become tired after staring at a screen for a long period of time. I also dislike sitting down in a chair and living a sedentary lifestyle. However, if I worked on my laziness, I could fix the latter by blogging while standing up.

What are your blogging goals?

I want to blog for as long as possible. I want to write posts I’m proud of. And I want to learn as much as I can about blogging, so I can be a better blogger. Hold me accountable, people.

What did you expect when you first got into blogging?

I’ll tell you what I didn’t expect. I did not think I’d still be blogging four years later. I never thought having a blog would open so many doors for me. I haven’t exactly answered the initial question, have I? I guess I had no expectations going in. I went out on a limb, and started a blog without any ulterior motives. I didn’t obsess over making money. I didn’t care about fame. Besides I was a bored teenager who figured I might as well share my work with the world, even if no one is going to read what I have to say. 

What’s the best piece of advice you can give beginner bloggers?

Start. Start a blog. Start that blog post. Starting is usually the toughest part. Once you bring yourself to begin, good things will happen.

Where do you see your blog in ten years?

Still alive and well.

Here’s to reading all your blog posts several years from now. And here’s to hoping you’ll get to read mine.

Reading

“Which Author” Questions

Kid you not I couldn’t think of a decent title for the longest time. I’m still not entirely pleased with it. As the post goes on, you’ll be less confused as to what’s going on. I think.

Pretty much I’ll answer the questions with an author, living or dead.

Which author would you want to have lunch with?

Jodi Picoult. I want to take a page out of her book. Er, books.

Which author would you choose to write you as a character?

David Baldacci. Sign me up.

Which author would you want to read another book from?

Steig Larsson. A first draft will do just fine actually.

Which author would you like to be friends with?

Margaret Atwood. I feel like we’d get along quite well.

Which author would you like to collab with?

James Dashner. Let me pick his brain and I will rest in peace.

Which author would you say got you into reading or even writing?

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Margaret Peterson Haddix. Many more actually. I’m aware I named more than one author, but this is my post so I can break the non-existent rules.

Writing

Ink Here, Ink There, Ink Everywhere

I’ve gotten ink on just about everything. The typical items like paper and cards. And the not so typical like skin and nails.

If I had a dog or a cat, I’m sure they’d be covered in pen marks. I know this to be a fact. It isn’t even a question worth debating.

So if you ever live in the same house as me, stay away. Stay far far away.

For some reason, this ink in particular isn’t washing off. I think it hates me.

But I love pens and I love them even more with every day that passes.

I still don’t know how I manage to get ink everywhere. I suppose there are worse things that could have happened.

Blogging

WordPress Conversations And Interactions

I don’t know about you, but WordPress conversations are unlike any other conversations I’ve ever had.

It would take forever to list all my reasons on why I love conversing with all of you. Just know that I do.

Here are a few:

You understand me. Or at least try to.

You like what I like. And sometimes detest the same things I do.

You make me smile. You make me laugh. You make me think. You make me question.

Stay awesome, my friends. Thanks for interacting with me.

Cheers to past conversations and to future ones too.

Blogging · Personal Reflection

What Is Wrong With My Cranium?

I have not published a blog post since Friday. Falling asleep the last two days was not an easy feat to achieve. I was so close to dragging my butt out of bed just so I could blog.

Somehow my heart could not convince my mind that sacrificing some sleep for several minutes of blogging was a good idea. For some reason, my brain thought school was more important than this blog. It isn’t by the way.

The million dollar question of today follows:

What is wrong with my cranium?

Blogging

Blogging Question

Do you ever go through all your drafts?

Or all your published posts?

And have the biggest urge to just edit everything?

Personal Reflection

Lesson Learned: Never Let Anyone Question You

This happened yesterday.

A teacher and many of my peers did not believe me when I said “curt” was a real word. In fact, they brushed it off and said it was merely a name.

Insecure Me at that time let it go.

Confident Me now would have stood my ground and explained that “curt” is indeed a word and not just a name. During this incident I already had a suspicion the minority was right. Why? Because the minority consisted of a writer while the majority consisted of non-writers.

I am a writer and blogger for crying out loud. I deal with words every single day of my life. If anybody should have known whether “curt” was a legitimate word or not, it would have been me. Hence, one point for Herminia.

After I went home and did some extensive research, I can conclude and claim that I was one hundred percent right. *Giggles* I take great pride in being correct and knowing they were incorrect. Another point for me.

This is the part where I say I hope everyone learns from my mistake. Don’t let someone question you or doubt your intelligence when you are right.

Or you can stay silent and secretly laugh at their ignorance. Like me. Third point for aspiringwriter22. Who was right? I was. Who won? I did. Who is awesome? I am.

Writing

A Writer’s Contemplation

If you are not a writer, what do you do with your life