Confessions of a Blogger Link-Up

We brainstorm, write, scour the internet for awesome pictures, revise/revise/revise, and then post. And, promote, and promote, and promote. Rinse, and repeat. There isn't a lot of dark secrets I thought I would have to get off of my chest for blogging because I consider the routine of it to be pretty surface-level.

That all changed with Megan's link-up challenge (The Nerdy Girlie) and her post for Confessions of a Blogger.

After really thinking about my blogging habits, I was surprised that I found a lot of things that I would love to share - that there are a lot of posts left in my draft queue, I could use with planning more themed posts, and some more confessions left below.

Here are the rules if you want to join in:
1.  Share your 5 blogging confessions on your blog.
2.  Link back to her post.
3.  Tweet @thenerdygirlie your #BloggerConfessions post on Twitter so Megan can RT.
4.  Leave your post in the comments at her blog so we can ALL read, share and learn!

I don't really understand social media
I'm not a social media butterfly, even though I have an account on instagram, tumblr, twitter, facebook, and pinterest. These websites have given me some wonderful opportunities and friendships, but I'm not sure if I had a blog, I would use them as much (even for as little as I use them now). Sometimes I don't know whether I'm using the websites in the right way because other tweets or pics look so much more attractive/rebloggable than my own. Often I feel l can only reblog/follow/tweet/pin in small increments until I get frustrated and wonder why I'm not blogging, or writing, or studying, or watching movies. 

I use Pinterest to "research"
If there was a social media site I would call an obsession (as most people admit to being addicted to tumblr), Pinterest is my number one choice. In my family, I have what I like to call "space-out Sundays" - where I spend quite a bit of the morning getting relaxed in pajamas at my laptop using Pinterest to research new posts like....planning my future wedding, brainstorming a fantasy novel I'll never write, and general pinningness about movies. You can usually tell which celebrity I'm going to marry, or what movie I'm obsessed by how many pins you'll see from me in an hour or less.

I have an overwhelming urge to change all of my posts
As some of my longtime followers have witnessed, my layout has gone through a lot of changes in its header, sidebar, and post headers. Most of the time it doesn't bother me - what my past posts look like - but sometimes I have an overwhelming urge to go back to the beginning and make changes, so everything is updated and current - which is admittedly really quite a ridiculous amount of effort....

A lot of movies don't actually get reviewed
I don't watch nearly as many movies as I think I set out to do every month, but there are always those few that I loved (The China Syndrome), or hated (Forces of Nature), and can't remember to blog about them before I've moved onto something else. There are also a set of movies that I can't seem to find the words about what I thought of them  and simply remain unreviewable for the time being (Snowpiercer, Inception, and The Tree of Life comes to mind). Sometimes I also think my opinions about movies aren't clever or interesting enough, so after they are written I just leave them hanging in the draft queue. Maybe some day....

Blogging keeps me inspired.
I love learning from bloggers and I hope to be a blogger and person that isn't stagnant, boring, misinformed, but something/someone entertaining and enlightening to read. Blogging has given me a clarity and focus to what I love doing (writing and watching movies) and I simply hope it shows trying to reciprocate the same passion you guys share with me. All of you awesome bloggers out there keep me inspired to keep going - writing, blogging, watching movies, reading books, trying new things, and dreaming. :)

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