Today's topic has us baring our blogger souls and sharing our blogging confessions. Sometimes I can feel insecure about my site (and I am sure every other blogger could say the same), but maybe sharing my worries and reading other people's will help.
1. I often get compliments on my reviews (and they absolutely make my day every time), but sometimes I start to question my professional, somewhat analytical style. It is probably all in my head, but I often feel like bloggers who use GIFs effectively and let their fangirling shine with ALL CAPS are more popular. I wrote a whole discussion post on this topic, and while I know that as bloggers we can write however we want, my insecurities still nag at me.
3. I could probably post a little more frequently than I do, but I have all sorts of (possibly realistic, possibly unrealistic) ideas about having zero free time in college, and I do not want my post numbers to drop when I graduate high school. So right now, the summer before my junior year, I have to stick to posting once or twice a week so as not to let my followers down in a few years.
4. I am extremely obsessive about scheduling and planning blog posts. Imagine my frustration when the bloggers who run this meme only have the next month's worth of topics listed.
5. Being a book reviewer dictates my reading choices more than it should. There are a lot of classic books I want to read, but I keep putting them off in favor of YA books I can review on my blog. Additionally, I sometimes feel like re-reading a book but decide not to because there are too many new releases to stay caught up on.
6. I am brutal about DNFing books I dislike. This is more of a general reader confession than a blogger confession, but it is true. Although I try to make it to page 50 before putting a book down, I have been known to give up before then. Sometimes I feel bad about not giving more of a chance, but life is too short to read stories I am not enjoying.
7. I rarely buy books. I wish I could do a better job of supporting authors, but since I do not have a job and feel a compulsion to save all my money for college (another one of my college conceptions is that I will have no money and will starve), I rely on my library.
8. I can be embarrassingly bad about commenting on the bigger blogs I read. Somehow, the knowledge that they will get thirty comments anyway makes me feel less important and I turn to a smaller site to share my feedback.
9. I'm worried that all these confessions are completely cliché and will be found on every other Top Ten Tuesday today.
10. Despite all these confessions, I do not think I am capable of quitting—at least not until I get a job in the publishing industry and can experience a similar bookish camaraderie in the office (or until new technology makes the Internet obsolete). I have grown dependent on this community and its ability to understand my love of literature. It is a drug, one that I am not ashamed to be hooked on.
Fellow bloggers—what are your confessions? Non-bloggers—what do you think your confessions would be? Let me know in the comments!