Friday, 3 October 2014

Confessions of a Blogger Tag


I did a tag one time ages ago (I think it was a facts about me tag) and it was an okay experience, so I thought it was time I tried doing another one.

I don't remember where I first saw this tag, because I saved the questions a while ago but stupidly didn't note down the account where I found them. Gaaaaa.

Anyhow, here it is:

1. When did you start your blog?

I started my blog in August (I think) 2013, so it's been a while now.

2. Have you had any past online presence before (other blog/youtube)?

I actually hadn't had another blog or anything as such before this one, but it was something I'd always thought about doing, but just never did. I mean, I've had twitter and the likes for years, but not anything that I could type out multiple sentences in one post.

3. Why did you start your blog?

It was summer, and I had had plans to fill the time but due to various circumstances they ended up not going ahead (thankfully, as I think it would've made me more miserable). So I had a lot of time to kill, and got a lot more into reading blogs than I had previously. And I thought, why not just start my own? So I did. And I didn't really post much to start with, but eventually I sort of found my way with it, and it ended up being something I enjoyed way more than I imagined I would and it made me really happy, and it still does :)

4. When did you become serious about starting a blog?

I don't think I've ever taken it all that seriously, but the more I enjoyed it, the more time I put into it, definitely. I think it was a good six or so months before I really got into it, in all honesty. I don't know, to start with I wasn't all that sure what I wanted to write about, but eventually I found my feet and made it something I did regularly.

5. What was your first post?

I think it was some sort of introduction post, and I don't even remember what it said. It's probably better that I don't remember, but it's still on here.

6. What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?

Initially it was definitely working out what I wanted to do with my blog, like what kind of stuff I was interested in enough to write about, and, in a sense, it was like an identity thing I guess. Like, I was me in real life, and then I had to find a way to portray a bit of that online within my blog. I just wanted to come across on here as I am in person, I think, and that, combined with working out what all my interests really were, was the most challenging thing.

7. Where do you see your blog in a year's time?

Hopefully still in existence, and still making me happy and allowing me to enjoy this whole thing. I don't know, in all honesty. Just, still around, I hope.

8. What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?

In a way, blogging is a kind of reward to me in itself. Like, I'll go through a busy day, doing loads of stuff, and then I'll come home and I'll blog. And it's kind of a release in a way, and I find it something quite relieving. I can forget about anything that maybe didn't go all that well throughout the day, and I can push aside anything I'd had to do that I didn't enjoy, and I can indulge in all the things I love. The best reward is the feeling of contentment.

9. What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?

Probably just myself. I quite often talk myself down a bit, and think about how certain things could go better, and how a lot of stuff that's important to me is out of my control. Nothing anyone else has said is seemingly discouraging, it's just my own mindset at times.

10. What's your lasting inspiration or motivation?

A lot of my friends and family members say some really nice things both to and about me, and I think that's probably what motivates me the most; I want to see all the great things that they seem see in me. Because I honestly don't understand why they all have so much faith in me or why they even like me at all haha. It's always motivating, when people believe in you; sometimes their belief is enough.

If anyone else blogs, would you do this tag please? I'd love to read a bit about you and your blog, so if you do, be sure to send me a link :)

Until next time.

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