Last month I spoke about my experience as a part time blogger. Julianne, my guest reviewer and blogger at Jules Bookshelf is here today to make some confessions of her own. This Daemon Black fangirl is also started college this year so finding the balance between life and blogging is sometimes quite a struggle. So here we go...
5 THINGS I’M GUILTY ABOUT, AS A BLOGGER
ERMERGERD. I AM SO NERVOUS RIGHT NOW….
So some of you might know (or not) that I am Nuz’s next door guest reviewer here at Say it With Books. I’m not just a guest reviewer, but I also have my own blog (Jules Bookshelf). About a month ago, I’ve entered Uni, and I’m having a blast. I got to choose my own course, which is sort of a like a mix of fine arts and digital arts. But recently I’ve been having a hard time maintaining my usual blogging schedule, and of course that affected the frequency of how I post here and on my own blog.
I talked about how I overcame this issue of mine on my own blog, but let me share with you guys the things that I’m still guilty about, when it comes to blogging.
1. NOT HAVING THE TIME TO READ ARCS
I know right? Why do I not find the time to read ARCS!? ISN’T THAT INSANE? Well not exactly. I still have time TO READ. But I’m finding it hard to read ARCS fast enough to write a review before the published date. Don’t worry though, I’m not really late with the deadlines, but I’m having trouble reading them all.
2. COMMENTING BACK LATE
Since I have a limited free time, I couldn’t find the time to comment back on my blog and on their blog as fast as before. I try to comment back as soon as I have time, but I’m still having trouble doing it.
3. TROUBLE WRITING NEW POSTS
Saddest thing is that I have no time to actually write a post in one sitting. I have to do them in separate free hours because I have a lot to do and I couldn’t devote a few hours on writing a post for a long period of time.
Since my usual book reading bestfriend is a few kilometres aways from me, I couldn’t find time to chat with her about books. I could fangirl on twitter, but that would be sad. I don’t have time to stay at Google Hangouts and talk with my blogger friends because let’s face it. I just have limited time.
5. BEING OUT OF THE LOOP WITH NEW BOOKS
Sometimes I just go online and POOF! There’s this new book that looks so cool and it was just published a few weeks ago, and my friends already read it, but I haven’t so… I couldn’t fangirl with my blogger friends AGAIN. Just because I’m not aware of these new books.
So yeah, these are the things that frustrate and make me guilty as a blogger. Although I’ve overcome my inner dilemma about these, sometimes it comes back and it guilts me just a little bit. But in nutshell, as blogger. We blog the way we want to, and I may not be as active as I was before, but I’ll definitely make up for it when I get the hang of Uni.
How about you? Any blogging confessions you want to share?
Any freshmen out there with tips and advise for Jules? Did you enjoy Julianne's guest post? Check out her blog for more awesome-ness!