|Top Ten Tuesday from "The Broke and the Bookish"|
This will be my fourth contribution to "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and Bookish. We've been told to confess all our blogging secrets!
#10. Designing a Logo for the blog
I've been meaning to work on a logo for the blog FOR the longest time. There are a few things putting this on hold but the biggest one has to be coming up with the design itself. The idea for the logo needs to be collaborated with my friend and blogging partner, Arianna (yes, you all know who she is). To be honest though, when we do find time to get together it usually revolves around "real life" fun, not so much blogging. So, this has been a project that needs a designated day of brainstorming, hopefully to come out with the perfect logo (Since this will be our branding, we have to take EXTRA care to get it right). Once we get the concept down, it should be smooth sailing?! Haha, yeah right.
#9. Honest but staying 'true to myself' book reviews
I try to find something nice to say about every book I review (this pertains to books I didn't really like). I'm not a mean person, so why would I be that way online? My online personality should reflect the same if you met me in real life, or I'd like to think so. I like to show my true self online and if being nice makes me a bad/untrustworthy critic, so be it. BUT, to be fair, everything I write reflects my truth.
#8. AmberBug is just my nickname
Sorry to tell you, my mother didn't add "bug" to the end of my name, that was done by the nickname generator of life. It derives from the definition of my actual name "Amber", which is defined as a pale yellow, sometimes reddish or brownish, fossil resin. As many probably know, "Amber" is notorious for trapping bugs in it's sap. The substance people! Not me!
#7. Games over reading/blogging? Yeah, I do that sometimes
So yeah, sometimes I pick up the joystick over the book (maybe not the joystick but the mouse since I game mostly on my computer). Yes, reading is the most important hobby I have but does it have to be the only one? Nah, I like to lay down the book and kick some ass on the keyboard sometimes. Anybody up for a dungeon in WOW? Let's do this!
#6. Sometime I take the lazy road
Amber?! Lazy? Well, for example... last week I did the "Top 10" and I knew the post could have been better formatted (pictures formatted so they sat next to the text) and/or linked those pictures up with amazon (maybe make a few cents in case someone was so inclined to click and buy?), BUT I didn't. Just... sometimes I want to blog but I don't want to blog for two freakin hours! I don't think there's anything wrong with that?!
#5. I secretly wish the blog had more followers
I know that's not what blogging is all about, and I don't think that BUT who doesn't want to know people out there read your stuff. It would be nice to see people "committing" to the blog. Oh look, up there... it says "click" to follow... yes, right there... go ahead, click it!
#4. I don't like to blog on the weekends
The weekends might be when I have the most time to spare for writing, but I like having my weekends free! Free to read, relax, game and do 'real life' things with friends and family. Call me crazy but I think that might be called "having a life". I'll stick to blogging during the week and keeping my weekends for finishing those books.
#3. Do I really have to think of the last three?
This is the list that never ends! Oh, it goes on and on my friends! Okay, so that leads to my next confession (I guess). Sometimes I go into a post with full enthusiasm but feel tortured by the end of it. I think that could be normal though, everyone gets tired of writing right?
#2. This blog is only a YEAR old!
We've been at this for only about a year! Shhh... don't tell anyone! Okay, so there are ways to check, I know that silly. However, I'd like to think our age doesn't glow in NEON all over the blog. I don't want to be that "thirty" year old blog that walks into a bar and gets carded. NO! I want to be the "Eighteen" year old that struts in and gets served right away. Just to be clear on this, I don't want that for myself... just the blog.
#1. I congratulate myself and YOU make me smile
Huge confession... after I finish a post, I fist pump the air and pat myself on the back. Hehe, yeah not really... that would look silly *looks around to see it anybody saw that*. I do, however, check the stats multiple times and SMILE when I see the views grow. Thanks to all of you who reads this blog... and just remember, you've made me SMILE!