Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Blogger Facts and Trivia
These get-to-know-me prompts make me look wonderfully vain — and you will gain nothing from it.
On Reading In One Sitting
Here’s a thought: why can I finish contemporary books in one sitting but cannot do the same for other genres?
Actually, don’t answer this because it may mean contemporary is my true calling.
On Drafting Blog Posts
I have 1239781873213 posts drafted months later and typically only work on them when inspiration hits. There are times when dates catch up to me and I have to reschedule these posts later though (because it is incredibly awkward for a half-baked post to go live–which has happened before).
On Platforms: Blog Versus Twitter
Blog space and Twitter space seem to go hand in hand but being vocal on my blog comes more naturally as there’s no 140 character constraint stopping me from my word vomits.
On Negativity and Drama
Unpopular opinion: once in a while, I don’t mind there being negativity and drama in this blogosphere (especially if it does not revolve around me). There’s no way I can phrase this without sounding like some pot-stirring douche (which, I guess I am) but the point that negativity can happen is a reminder of how imperfect this community is. Plus it’s a nice change of scenery than overly positive comments.
On Resolving Non-Existent Bookshelves:
Bookdrawers — to which I am the proud owner of only one set of drawers. The rest of my books are on the floor; why, hello there two years of book blogging and still no good storage unit.
On Being Introduced To Bookstagram
Kudos to Justine (Bookwormaniac) for encouraging me to join Bookstagram but what the hell is with a percentage of users dropping “follow-4-follow” comments everywhere. I wasn’t even active an hour and bore witness to several of them.
On Blog Friendships
This entry can be summarized by listening to Charlie Puth’s We Don’t Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez).
In truth, early friendships I connected with either aren’t around anymore or it naturally drifted. That’s fine. And though I’m not going to list any of those individuals, they were all bloggers who helped pave the way to where I am now.
On ARC Requests
Though I was a sporadic Netgalley user (and never Edelweiss), I didn’t officially start contacting publishers until two years into blogging; which is all to say that I gained successes without having to review ARCs.
On Blogging and Music
I cannot listen to music when I write reviews (much like studying?) but can listen to music when I’m drafting bullshit posts about absolutely nothing (sort of like this one, hah).
On Blogging Laziness
There are many things I would like to change about how I blog: from self-hosting, developing non-discussion and interesting features, and even finding a co-blogger/guest contributor — but I am just a [very] lazy blogger (arguably the laziest of them all. I will fight you on this) — and just the thought of having to go through the work often turns me off and I revert to hermit mode of quick fix pleasures of watching television or wasting my time on YouTube haaaah.
All of this is to say: do whatever the hell you want.
Your life has most certainly not been enriched by reading this list.