Saturday, March 27, 2010

I think I'm a bad blogger

Well, maybe not a bad blogger, but there are some things I could definitely improve on. So, my list of blogger bad habits that I'm going to do away with.
  • When I'm reading the amazing blogs I follow, I usually have some thoughts on any given post. But, for some weird reason, I never actually say anything! I just close the window, and that's that. WHY?! Why do I do this? Seriously, that's lame, and not to mention not being a very good blogger friend.
  • Falling asleep on the floor before I write my post for the day. *cough* yes, this has happened enough times to be called a bad habit
  • I usually just wing my posts, having maybe a general idea of what I'm going to talk about before hand. This sometimes works, and sometimes not. Yeah, some of my past posts really don't have a point to them. Like, at all.
  • Related to this, sort of, I'm not going to be doing pointless posts, just because of the blog challenge I have going down with my sisters.
  • I promise to blog about stuff, and then never do. For example, how long have I been promising a writing exercise? It's honestly embarrassing.
The first step to fixing a problem is knowing it's there right? I'm going to do my best to
A) Comment! I just need to voice what I'm thinking
B) I'm going to make an effort (cause there will be some days where it just won't get done) to post earlier in the day, so that it gets done, with the added bonus of I'll be more coherent. You'll notice that it's only like 9:30 today. Ohh, shocking!
C) I tried doing a very basic outline of what I was going to say, and it helped me keep my thoughts organized tremendously, and it took a lot less time than it usually would have to get my post ready
D) I'm not going to just say "Hey, I'm posting cause I'm in a challenge"
I'm going to come up with something worth talking about every time I post, and the competitive nature in me will make this almost everyday.
E) I'm going to stop promising things over and over again. I'll blog about a writing exercise when I have something to show for it. No more empty promises.

Yay! With my BFS and resolutions back on track, and now my blogger bad habits dealt with, things should be looking up!

So, waddiya say blogger people of awesome, friends?

PS-Has anyone else noticed that Blogger has a new awesome template builder? Cause I sure have, and I'm tempted to change my template. Again.
Well, I just got this one... Maybe I'll wait a while.

Why can't I make up my mind?

PPS-Also, you'll notice that I finally figured out how to do links. *cough* yeah, so this is way old school for some of you, but I'm jazzed.
Carry on.


  1. Okay...I'm convicted...I always have stuff to say and never comment, too! The more I have to say, the more daunted I get.

    All the power to you and your resolutions!

    Also: blogger has a template builder? Where?

    Also, also: I really like your current template, as I have stated many times :)


  2. I know how you feel! That's the way it gets with me too ^^;

    link! (also, I don't think you have to use blogger in draft all the time to use it)

  3. I followed you over here from a SAD Blog (I'm their aunt), and I like your template, too. Also, I loved Sorcery and Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot. Is there really a series?

  4. I've done the falling asleep before writing the post thing. And I totally wing a bunch of my posts. I figure that's okay since I'm winging most of my life.
    The blogging thing gets easier. Promise.

  5. Myrna Foster-*waves* hi! Nice to uh, meet you, sort of. Become acquainted with.There we go.
    And yeah, it's a series, a trilogy to be specific.

    Dominique-Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only one! If only that floor wasn't so darn comfortable :P

  6. I had no idea how to do links until last week. And I'm still pissy because pictures automatically appear at the top of the post instead of where I leave my cursor. -_-

    I think you're a good blogger- and a good follower too!

  7. I feel special because you almost always comment on my posts!

    I did notice the new template thing, just haven't played with it yet. Personally, I love your new template. Yay for you learning links!!

    Good resolutions. Can't wait to see them in action!


  8. I always try to comment on people's blogs, even if I don't really have anything to say (for example.... right now!)

    I also try to blog even when I don't really have anything to say... things will come out as they come out... (for example.... Today's blog!)

  9. Sewing Pixie- *highfives* One day we'll both know all the cool tricks right?

    And thanks! I'm glad you think so ^_^

    Spot-Yay! I'm glad you feel special, cause you are :D
    and I always love your comments. lol, they reassure me that someone actually cares about what I'm rambling about (note: this goes for all you commenters!)

    JP-Haha, I know what you mean. Sometimes I can just ramble on, and eventually something logical and occasionally profound comes out :P

    Well, the general consensus seems to be that my template is already cool. YAY!

  10. I'm joining you on A) and E) once I finish the last promise I made. I'm adding: "And definitely no self-imposed deadlines" to my version of E). :)

  11. sweet! It's always good to have stuff to work on :)
    And thanks for all the comments guys! I love 'em ^_^

  12. When no one ever comments on your blog, it just seems kind of worthless to keep blogging! I mean, did anyone like it? Or have they just stumbled upon your blog, and are only too eager to get away from it? You don't know if people won't comment!!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog by the way. This was a great post :)

  13. Thanks for the comment Janelle! :D
    Sorry it's taken me a while to respond :-/
    I know exactly what you mean about the comments. I always try to comment on what I like, for it would be sad if someone stopped blogging because they didn't think anyone liked it.