I've returned from Thanksgiving break! Technically, I should be working on an essay or two and unpacking a small hoard of books, but pffft! Who cares about responsibility? Not this dragon.
Instead, I'll confess some dastardly blogger sins I've committed. Prepare to be shocked.
1. What is blog lovin'?
So blog lovin' is just another one of those social media things. I don't need more social media in my life. I recently deleted my Facebook because who needs that. And Goodreads probably feels neglected.
I'm not sure what blog lovin' is except maybe it helps other users follow you? Or it consolidates all your blogger profiles? What do I know? I don't actually care. . .
2. I check stats every tenth full moon
I think the last time I checked stats was. . . eight months ago? And the stretch before that was the span of two dragon naps. Approximately 358 years.
That probably sounds weird, because I've come to the realization that "normal" bloggers check their stats often? [It didn't sound weird because I measured it in dragon naps. No.]
It's just that, stats in general bore me.
Sometimes they're confusing. How can you have 3 pageviews but 10 comments? What kind of math is this? Clearly, I've missed something so I'll just be over here in my lair clueing for looks.
Or watching Sherlock. Because that's vastly more entertaining than figuring out stats. Anything is more entertaining than stats. They smell like organization. I think I'm already getting hives. *sneezes*
Ahem. Apparently, the most popular post of all the time has 556 pageviews and is a. . . blog tag. A sisterhood blog tag from last year to be exact. There you have it. The moment of truth: I'm good for tags.
3. Using too many gifs and pictures
I'm sure you've noticed the abominable little aberrations in my posts and they probably make your eyeballs burn as they do mine.
Even if I typed a post 105 years ago, edited it every third Friday, and posted it today, there would be typos. It's infuriating.
5. No world-conquering ambitions
Yes, yes. Most dragons want to burn ALL the cities. Rule the whole world. Or at least a sizeable kingdom or two. But I keep to my lonely mountain, and I'm perfectly okay with that.
My blog wanders a lot. I know it isn't for everyone and I'm good with that.
I'd rather be me and have a smaller readership than the "super" dragon bloggers out there. I like all you dragons [and humans, I guess]. I'm thankful and baffled at why you stick around but I appreciate that you do.
Besides if I was a "super" dragon blogger, I don't think I could handle all the comments and pressure. [Seriously, if you have a large blog, all of my respect goes out to you. You rock!] I would get social media burnout fast. And probably fly away to some unknown realm without a word.
6. Blogging with voracious hunger for 2.3 weeks and then disappearing for half an eternity
You're probably aware of this bad habit of mine. I'll fire out some posts and then take a little nap for a week or two. Socializing really tires me out, and it seems online socializing has the same effect even if I can endure it longer than in person socializing.
7. The award for the worst comment backer commenter that ever commented back is mine
Apologies to you all! I don't know if you take the time to return and see how I replied to your comment. I wouldn't blame you if you don't. But if you do, I'm sure you get tired of waiting and give up. I promise I do comment back. Just not immediately. Sometimes I'm busy. Stroking my shiny books. Er, I mean, uh, defending the hoard from hobbits and dwarves. Oh, wait, that doesn't sound. . . never mind.
8. Participating in links then forgetting to actually participate
There's a sizeable amount of posts on back file that are half-written and were intended for link-ups that were over a long time ago.
Other times, I actually post the post. But then I forget to sign the link on the host's blog? Like that time I forgot to sign into Emily's and my Starting Sparks.
9. Reading my own blogposts
Because I'm a genius. And let's face it; I'm hilarious.
I do cringe at all the typos and, meh, I don't even touch the posts that were posted during this blog's first year of life. I would feel a sudden urge to incinerate them.
10. What in Midgard is going on with the blog's background color?!
Man, I don't know. When I find out, I'll tell you.
What are some of your blogging confessions? What are some of the highlights? Do you have WORLD-CONQUERING ambitions?