I don’t know about you guys, but I am kind of the worst when it comes to comparing myself to other people. I’ll read a fabulous post from someone about their mad organizational skills, or their on point bookstagram, or how they are morning people (what even is this sorcery, Tanya!?) and I think “man, I wish I was X”, or “I wish I did Z better!”. But I was thinking about it and frankly, then I wouldn’t be me. And you didn’t come here for someone who gets up at 6am 😉
So, let’s turn some of the “negatives” into positives, shall we?
In real life, I am pretty much zero percent spontaneous, so this is a good thing. Maybe it’s my very own character growth? Who knows. But the point is, at pretty much any given time, I can post anything, because I am not exactly upsetting some kind of great schedule. If someone needs me in a pinch? I can be there! Sure, there are exceptions like blog tours and stuff, but for the most part, I am free as a bird to do whatever I wish! This is also good if there is a current blogging brouhaha abound that I feel I can’t keep my mouth shut about (which is rare, but shh), no posts need to be preempted for me to provide you with word vomit!
I love being able to say to people “I’m good with anything!”, because again, in real life I am sort of a high maintenance mess of a human. But on the blog? I’m good with whatever. It’s chill at Shannon’s Blog! You want to comment with weird names like Val? Please feel free! You want to curse, or not; be funny, be serious, be sad? You do you. It’s all great around here. We fly by the seat of our pants- though I am usually not wearing pants. (Calm down, I have pajama shorts on, get your minds out of the gutter.)
I get to talk to friends from all time zones! Would I be able to be such great friends with people from around the world if I was awake exclusively during US time zones? I think not. Being awake at all the weird times keeps me in touch with the world!
Look, I freak out from time to time about my blog, my stats, my comments, and if you people still give any fucks about what nonsense I have to spew forth. And yeah, maybe sometimes it is unhealthy-level, but most of the time… isn’t it nice to have something that you really enjoy enough to care if it succeeds?
(Though please, take into account that this is coming from a person who competes with her 5 year old- and doesn’t let her win- so I may have a bit of a competitive issue?)
I have mentioned all these things before. Apparently, I like to talk about this? ::Shrugs:: But we know I am indecisive. We know I probably request too much- though I have actually become quite reformed, I should note. (Or maybe more picky? Probably more picky.) Anyway, I am nothing without a reading schedule. I have to let my friends pick my books, and while that is fun every so often, I am sure they’re sick of picking all the non-review books I read. Plus, I like knowing what is being released! Before blogging, I had no idea. Now, I have basically all the release dates etched in my brain. Good times!
Yeah, maybe I am a little more lenient than the average person with ratings. But… meh. I like stuff. Liking stuff makes me happy. And if you’ve ever read a negative review from me, you can be damn sure that I have no problems holding back my feelings. Ever.
I don’t proofread. I assume this is some kind of sin to writing anything, right? I mean, sure, if it’s something that’s supposed to be professional-ish I’ll give it a once-over. But if I start dissecting my words, there’s no coming back from that. I get too obsessed, and I learned long, long ago to type, press post, and be done. Of course if I see a typo, I will correct it, or edit some mistake if I catch it, but that’s as far as it goes. Fun fact: in school, I was always that jerk who handed in their test first- because I took it, turned it in, and was done with it. Anything else is anxiety-provoking.