I saw Mikaela post a confession post and I thought it was a great idea so I’m being a copy cat today. Thanks for the inspo Mikaela!
In this post, I’m going to talk about all my bookish and blogging confessions.
P.S. I’m sorry if my title is offensive to any Catholics… not my intention!!
ALL my blog posts are pre-scheduled
Unlike Mikaela, I completely rely on the schedule function on WP. I work a 9 – 5 job, soon to be a 9 – 6 job, so I have to schedule my posts so they go out during the day, and not in the evening.
I think the schedule function is excellent. I find that my posts go out just as I’d like them to, if only a couple of minutes late sometimes. If you have a busy schedule like me, scheduling your posts will be a life saver for you. I used to manually post my blogs when I wanted them to go out and it was such a drag, this whole automated process is fab!
I blog for me and I post what I want
Yes, I’m selfish. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my followers and I love talking to you all, but ultimately, I blog for me. If I was blogging for you guys, this whole thing would feel like a chore, like another job… no thanks!
I have a daily schedule for my blog and add other blog posts here and there. I don’t particularly take note of what posts do the best and which ones do the worst. If I write a whole post out, I’m proud of it, and I want to post that on my little corner of the internet.
I’m super insecure about how much reading I get done
Before I became a blogger I thought my reading level was pretty good, but ever since joining the community, I’m super insecure about the amount of books I read. Reading 8 books a week, like some bloggers, is the dream.
I have a busy day, every day, as already mentioned, so I get such a little time to read, but it feels like I’m still really lacking! This is probably so ridiculous to some of you but I feel like an insufficient book blogger when I only get 1 book read a week!
ARC envy is real
I think most bloggers get arc envy, to be honest. I’m not trying to be ungrateful, because in the recent months I’ve received around 16 ARC books, but that’s through a hell of a lot of emails to publishers.
What I’m envious of is those people that just get sent books, no requesting required. Like pls!!! Notice me senpai!!!
I contemplate changing the look of my blog at least once a week
I’m so indecisive with the theme / look of my blog. Using Canva has made my life so much easier when it comes to updating my blog banners, but I still want to change the patterns and the font. And then some days I want to scrap it all and change the banners entirely… AGH.
I’ve been blogging for 6 months and I’ve changed my look 3 times… but, with blogs like Bridget’s out there, with THE CUTEST LOOKS / THEMES EVER, my blog feels so inadequate.
I probably won’t follow you back if you haven’t posted a book review in the past two weeks
I don’t follow everyone back as it is, but if you haven’t posted a book review in a good couple of weeks, there’s a very VERY slim chance I will follow you.
I get super excited by new book blogger followers because oo!! A new blog to explore and share reviews and thoughts with, but if you’ve literally only posted Top Ten Tuesday posts over the past month, I will immediately bounce off your blog.
I’m not out here expecting you to post daily and have a blog as super stuffed full of fantastic reviews like Sam and Janel, but I need to see evidence that you’re actively posting engaging stuff to want to have you appear on my feed.
I also probably won’t follow you back if you’re a YA only blogger
If you have found your bookish joy in YA books – you go!! I’m so happy you have found something you love, keeping doing you. But, for me, YA is the enemy when it comes to my own reading.
If all your posts revolve around YA, no offence, but I’m not that interested…
Don’t get me wrong, I do follow quite a few YA blogs on here, because I LOVE the bloggers! And you might be thinking “but how can you get to know YA bloggers if you don’t like YA blogs?” and the answer is, I don’t know, it just happens sometimes!
So there you have it, these are some of my blogging confessions.
What are some of your own blogging confessions? I’d love to hear all about them 😁