It’s been just over a year since I started this blog and to mark the occasion, I thought I would fess up and come clean about some things.
1. I lurk. A lot.
I follow a lot of blogs and I read and enjoy a lot of stuff. But my comments are few, and if you’re not on WordPress, the chances of me commenting on your post are close to nil. I’m too lazy to have to log-in with my details every single time just to comment. And I do have a Disqus account but damned if I can remember the password. If you’re on twitter, I will likely high-five you there instead of commenting! I will try and do better.
2. I get lazy
I have a gabillion half-written posts sitting in my drafts. I lose interest as fast as I get inspired, and then another episode calls out and I’m off watching instead of writing.
3. I’m green with envy
I marvel at the copious output of other bloggers who are far more gifted than I. How do people spin an entire post out of one photograph I will never understand. Me, I look at a still and go, oh that looks nice and move on. And how on earth do y’all write 5000+ words of glorious commentary I will never know either. Teach me!
4. I wish I had higher stats…
…but I’m not bothered enough to write more stuff that will generate page views. Whatever those are.
5. I wish my blog was prettier…
…but I’m not willing to learn how to make things pretty. I downloaded GIMP ages ago. Have I opened the damned thing?
6. I have a crappy blogging work ethic
See no. 2
7. I don’t like my blog name
I wish I had thought more about blogging before starting then I wouldn’t be in this mess. I started this on a whim with hardly no time thinking of a name or what I wanted out of this blog. Now, I want to change my name and it’s driving me up the wall trying to come up with something.
8. I don’t get social media
I have twitter and Facebook and tumblr, but hell if I know what to do with them.
9. I care too much about what others say
I angst more than I should about negative comments from complete strangers if it’s about a show that I like. If it’s a show I love, all hell breaks loose. I know intellectually that a diversity of opinions is a good thing, but in my heart I just want everyone to agree with me. And I rarely respond directly because I’m so passive aggressive. Unless you’re my friend in which case I’ll politely try and see where you’re coming from. If you’re not my friend, I silently judge you from afar. I’m not proud of this. At. All.
10. I still haven’t figured out WordPress
I just found out today that you can embed a tweet on WordPress by using the Add Media button instead of copying and pasting the code from twitter. Same goes for Youtube videos. SMH.
I have more but that’s enough ‘fessing for one day. Any of these sound familiar to you?