"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly countdown meme, hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!
I haven't done a "Top Ten Tuesday" post in a pretty long time, but what a great topic to kick things back off with! It's time to take things personally, with a post about my Top Ten Blogging Confessions...
1. I never have felt comfortable telling people about my blog. It usually ends with me devaluing the very things that I care most about... "Yeah, I write about books and stuff, I like to review things, I know, I'm such a nerd."... inevitably leaving me guilty.
2. In fact, I'm more likely to bring up my College Fashion column more often than the blog I've been writing for four years, because I feel like it's more "real" or "legit."
3. Layout has been a constant battle for me. I just went through a major revamp in style and format just over a year ago, and I'm still not one hundred percent on it.
4. If you comment on my blog - especially if it's not a meme-type post, like if it's a review or something - you have completely made my day. It's easy to feel like what you're doing, as a blogger, is just kind of shouting into the abyss, so to get a real response is incredibly satisfying.
5. I get extremely intimidated by other peoples' reading habits and schedules. Like, if I've read three or four books in a week, that's a pretty good week for me, especially if I'm juggling things like school work, sorority life, writing for College Fashion, and my own journaling as well, but if I then go on to Goodreads and see one of my friends has been racking up major reads in the past week with some heavy page counts and impressive subject matter, I get embarrassed.
6. I have definitely had my dalliances with blog adultery... Sure, I had this book blog first, but since getting it, I've not only been writing for CF, but have had brief affairs with a lifestyle Wordpress, and several personal Tumblrs. All in all, I still like the Blogger format the best.
7. I have a really hard time judging what kind of personal information to put in my posts. One of the things that I really love about the book blogger community is how you really feel like you know people, but I'm also incredibly protective of my privacy, and sometimes have a hard time figuring out where that line is.
8. I thought, when I began writing this blog, that I wasn't just going to do books exclusively, but also integrate other things I love, like fashion, cooking, school tips, and later on, sorority life, etc. into the subject matter, as well. I've kind of wedged fashion in as well as I could, but not bringing in some of those other things is something I'm still working against. I want to broaden my scope.
9. I'm a very visual/organizational person. I will or will not pick up books based on covers, and same goes for the blogs I follow: if your blog is bright with minor color in undertones, with a clean layout, nice header, and interesting format in your posts, then I will most likely follow you.
10. This blog has the most longevity out of any project I've ever undertaken, even with its fits, starts, and stalls, and I am incredibly proud of the work I've put into my little corner of the Internet.
What are your Top Ten?