Top Ten Blogging Confessions09:00
Normally I talk about writing novels on this blog. It’s definitely my favourite form of writing. Blogging is another great form of writing, and is very popular, especially amongst writers, and obviously it’s something I do quite a lot of too. This week for Top Ten Tuesday, the subject set by the people at TheBroke and the Bookish is ‘top ten blogging confessions.’ I’ve been blogging for several years now on different blogs, and I’ve got plenty of things to confess about my terrible blogging habits.
1. i Don’t Know How To capitalize titles
It’s a terrible for a writer to confess I know, but I have no idea of the exact rules of capitalization in blog titles. I know the end word is always capitalized. I know words like ‘and’ or ‘the’ don’t normally have capitals. But apart from that? I’m just guessing, and picking what looks good to me whether it’s right or not.
2. I Worry about Running Out of Ideas for Posts
I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I find it hard to keep coming up with new ideas for blog posts. I prewrote pretty much every single post for July, and trying to think up all the blog post ideas was very hard. Sometimes I worry that I’m not going to be able to keep thinking up fresh ideas for blog posts. Which is ridiculous because how could I ever run out of things to say? But on a bad blogging day, it certainly feels possible.
3. I Wish I Could be a Funny Blogger
There are some awesome bloggers out there who have the funniest ways of saying things (Cait, I’m looking at you). I absolutely love the way they write and often wish I could write like they do. But when it comes to me trying to be a funny blogger? Well, that just doesn’t happen sadly. I’m stuck being an unfunny blogger.
4. I Rarely Read Badly Designed Blogs
You know those blogs where the writing in the post is really tiny, or where the background is dark and so is the text colour and you have to squint to try and decipher what the blogger’s saying? I tend not to go back to those blogs. My apologies to all those bloggers I’ve visited once and never returned to, but if I can’t read the post easily, then I’m not coming back.
5. I am Envious of Blogs with Awesome Blog Design
There are blogs out there with truly amazing blog designs and I sit there staring at them in sheer awe at the blogger’s skill. Seriously, I wish I was as good at blog design as some of those bloggers out there in the blogosphere. Any good idea I’ve put into my own blog design has probably been inspired by something I’ve seen on a prettier blog than mine.
6. I Often Forget to Comment
It’s sad but true. My blogger feed is packed full of interesting posts, and I love spending time browsing through them. But often I’m reading them in a hurry, or I just don’t feel like stopping to comment just then. And then I forget to go back and add a comment later. Considering how much I enjoy getting comments myself, you’d think I’d be better at this by now.
7. I Wish I had Success Now
This is only a very young blog. It’s only been going two or three months so far and I’m generally very happy with the way it’s been developing. But sometimes I look at blogs that have hundreds of followers and loads of comments on every post and I wish I had their success right now instead of having to work hard and wait for it. But if and when the success comes, it’ll be all the better for my having had to work for it.
8. I Hate Reading through my Archives
I’m happy with all the posts I’ve posted on this blog so far, but I am terrified of reading through the archives of my other blogs. Ugh, my posts were so terrible in previous years. It’s a half encouraging, half terrifying experience, looking back. It’s encouraging because I’ve obviously improved, but it’s terrifying to think that I used to write like that and think that that was good.
9. I Can’t Take Good Photos for Blog Posts
Some people seem to be equally good at writing and taking photos. Me, I can compose a blog post, but I couldn’t compose an adequate photo to save my life. Most of the pictures I use in my posts are either creative commons pictures, or my own pictures disguised with large amounts of photo editing. With cool effects, no one’s going to notice how back my photography skills are, right?
10. I Rely on Scheduling a Lot
I have to admit, I’m really bad at remembering to post on set days. I’ll decide which days I’m going to post on, and then completely forget to post on that day. Scheduling has really saved my blog’s life. I now write the posts ahead of time, and then schedule them to post automatically throughout the week, which saves me having to remember to post them myself. Without scheduling, regular posting just wouldn’t happen on this blog.
Do you share any bad blogging habits with me? What are your blogging confessions?