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confessions of a blogger

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asos dress.jpgI think we’ve established that I’m a fan of honesty. I mean, I posted photos of myself with no makeup on. Spots and all. If that’s not honesty, then fuck knows what is.

The day after I posted about my views on body-image, I then posted the #socialbloggers roundup chat which touched upon the Blog You vs the Real you, were we spoke about how we portray ourselves on our blogs.

I’ve been thinking of a writing a post like this for  a while now, so why we’re being all open and honest with each other this week, might as well add a bit more truth to the pile.

Confessions of a blogger.

  • I don’t always remove my makeup on an evening. When I say I don’t, I mean hardly ever. It’s kind of a miracle that I brush my teeth and put pyjamas on, never mind do a full makeup removal routine too. Don’t use this against me the next time I moan about having spots. Or I’ll punch you in the face. I’m not even kidding. 
  • I think blogging is fucking weird and I kind of cringe when I talk about it out loud. You know things aren’t real until you say them out loud, right? 
  • I like internet more than real life. 
  • Readers e-mail me often with questions to do with blogging. They think I know a lot, you see. Most of the time I have to Google the answers for them because I do not know that much at all. 
  • I HATE videos on blogs. It’s nice to hear and see somebody you’ve spoken to on the internets but not met, but apart from that I would rather read a blog post. I’m usually listening to music, watching YouTube or watching TV while reading blogs and I get so frustrated when I come to read a blog and it’s a video. If I wanted videos I would go to YouTube. I have a secret strop when I see videos. 
  • I care about blog stats. I care about followers, page views, page rank, Alexa rank, social media engagements and comments. I CARE ABOUT IT AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME. 
  • I judge poor grammar and spelling mistakes. 
  • I’m dyslexic. 
  • I compare my blog to your blog. 
  • I hate shopping.
  • Up until about 6 months ago, I would gleefully accept peoples ‘follow for follow’ requests. Now when people say ‘Hi, I love your blog, would you like to follow each other??? LET ME KNOW AND I’LL FOLLOW RIGHT BACK!’ I get angry and offended. I guess I’m much more anal now.  
  • I’ve blogged every day for the past 5 months and I am terrified of breaking that streak. 
  • I really think most of the top blogs out there are not very original. Or well written. 
  • Most of my favourite blogs have less than 500 followers.
  • My room is a mess 90% of the time.
  • I iron my clothes about zero times a year.
  • When doing OOTDs, I take between 20-30 photos and just pick the ones I look the thinnest in LOL. 

I guess now you all know how much of a massive wanker I really am.

Now tell me one of your confessions. Otherwise it’s not fair. 

The end.

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55 Comments

  1. July 23, 2014 / 9:26 am

    Oh my god, are you me?! Seriously, I could have written this and found myself nodding the whole way. I hate videos on blog posts as well, mainly because I then have to hunt down my headphones since I will face certain death if I turn CBeebies/Sky Sports News off (delete as appropriate to whether it is the child or the husband who has TV control) and cannot bear to read posts with really poor spelling and grammar (although I do let the odd one off).

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      Haha, the odd ones are okay, but some are so bad 🙁

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:13 pm

      Hehe, go for it 🙂

  2. July 23, 2014 / 9:39 am

    Love this. I’m guilty of nearly all of those, haha x

  3. July 23, 2014 / 10:41 am

    Oh I love this post, it’s so true, finally someone is telling how it is! I definitely care about stats and most people who say they don’t lie I think hahaha oh and sure I’m comparing other blogs to mine that’s just human you always compare!

    Stick to your honest post they are fantastic!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      Everyone must care a little bit 🙂

  4. July 23, 2014 / 10:50 am

    This is such good list of thing, I too, hardly ever take my make up off but don’t mention it to me!

    For me, the worst thing is having someone look at your blog or something while you’re present, I could make me drop dead on the spot haha.

    It’s okay to take a break if you need one! Everyday is very impressive but if you need to recharge creatively, you have every right 🙂 x

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:23 pm

      Haha, I don’t mind that! But sometimes my housemates talk about it to others while I’m there and that creeps me out a little!

  5. July 23, 2014 / 11:24 am

    Haha, great post! Loved all of your confessions! I guess mine would be that I write/read way too many blog posts in my undies.. Not a great visual, I know! I’m with you on the ironing too… If I really must, I’ll blast something with my hairdryer for about 10 seconds to remove wrinkles – Lazy! xx

    Effortlessly Excessive.

    • Amy
      July 23, 2014 / 1:58 pm

      I have to try that hairdryer tip!

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:23 pm

      Haha, I do the same. I often get out of the shower and just sit there for a good hour or so reading blogs!

  6. July 23, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I kinda hate shopping too. In real life, I mean. Because I’m always “fantasy-shopping” on the internet! 😉

  7. Amy
    July 23, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    My confessions . um .
    To do with room tidying – i collect glasses in my room that i’ve been drinking from, I have about seven up there at the moment. Gross.

    I sort of don’t like shopping either (is that bad grammer?! Guess what I don’t care 😉 😉 So sometimes I don’t like shopping because I am so indecisive that I take three times as long as a normal person only to buy all three of the same but slightly different items, try them on at home, then eventually decide on the one I want two weeks later and then have to take the others back. So most of the time I don’t bother. I just look at all the pretty clothes on blogs instead and dream.

    Amy amynmore.blogspot.co.uk

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      Haha, I do the same with glasses. I currently have 4.

  8. July 23, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Really good post, ‘I compare my blog to your blog’ is definitely something I’d have on my honesty list!

  9. July 23, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    I love this post! One of my confessions: whenever I go out to do something social, my first though is “perfect! more fodder for the blog!!”. So weird! xx

    The What’s In Between

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:25 pm

      Ha, I do that too! I mean, if I have to lose an evening of blogging might as well get a blog post out of it 😀

  10. A Very Sweet Blog
    July 23, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I hate follow for a follow, especially if they didn’t bother reading anything in my post. I hate generic comments. And one can always tell if someone is not sincere.

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:25 pm

      Yeah, one really can!

  11. July 23, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    I love this! I love your honesty, most of my confessions are similar to yours…but one of my confessions is I get a little grumpy when someone tells me they’ve followed my blog, but they really don’t!…why do people do that?

    May have to do this style post myself in the future!

    -sarah xo

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:26 pm

      Haha, I never check if they follow me but I don’t think people usually tell me they have 🙂

  12. July 23, 2014 / 7:23 pm

    OMG! I love this post! So entertaining to read! Haha, do you mind if I do a confessions of a blogger post too!?

    Cat xo
    whatcatsays.co.uk

    X

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:55 pm

      Go for it, I’d love to read it!

  13. July 23, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    haha I love this. I had this on the cards for my own blog too 🙂 So I think I will get right a head and write my list.
    I agree with so many here. I used to never take my makeup off, I got better at that in the last year. I hate RL people, they just annoy the crap out of me. Agreed about the videos! and grammar and spelling! Most of my favs have fewer followers too.

    Oooh, I think my confession. I have yet to really actively engage with my readers (I think) because I feel silly, but I want to start making more RL related posts, to accompany what I do now. I have never thanks my followers either, which I feel kind of terrible about, that’s coming too.

    I also forget to sign my name in my comments haha

    ~ K (I also hate signing my actual name so I sign this)

    • Corinne
      July 24, 2014 / 7:58 pm

      Haha, what makes you feel silly about engaging with them? I’m not a massive fan at replying to comments on my blog but I love to go to their blogs and comment there, even if there’s not much difference.

  14. July 23, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    You made me smile Corinne! Have enjoyed your confessions and I can recognize myself in some of yours too, except for the fact of removing make up: a think I hate a lot too especially in the late night but I force myself to do!:) To not mention the follow for follow or comment for comment! And u look very nice with the dress, love the pattern and the colors! xo

  15. Eguono Ogueh
    July 23, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I love this post! I agree with a lot of the confessions you’ve put up especially the follow for a follow ones x

    Gegsy Lifestyle Blog

  16. July 23, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    hahahah those are quite some confessions 😀
    Most of my favorite blogs have less than 500 followers.->> Me TO!!

    I think that blogs that are too professional doesn’t really speak to me. Because they are too perfect. Too perfect to be true, to b the person behind the computer.

    Lovely dress eh! 😀
    http://www.jaseyjade.blogspot.com

  17. July 23, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Haha dayumm, some home truths here. I think we’re pretty much the same when it comes to blogging in most aspects. I’m so impressed with your every day blogging for five months! I could never keep up with that haha.

  18. July 23, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Great post – I confess I will be stealing this idea and linking back to you…and you can’t stop me! Muhaha!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  19. July 23, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Am I am I am I NOT YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGER? Heart breaks, tears shed!
    Okay. JK!
    I like Internet more than people and I prefer spending my time on Internet. High five, I don’t iron my cloths too. My family hates me for this!

  20. Freya
    July 23, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    Hi Corinne I love your blog! On the subject of honesty I really need to tell you something as I would want someone to tell me. Please please consider wearing larger size dresses, yours are clearly too small for you so they end up indecently short and are not flattering at all. I really don’t want to be mean but I think it’s only fair to tell you.
    Freya xoxox

  21. Caitlin Crawford
    July 23, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Oh wow I love this post! Your honesty really made me laugh because I feel the same about so many things. Maybe not the not taking off my makeup one because after suffering from acne for so long when I was younger I’ve gotten into a mad skincare routine haha. But apart from that I pretty much agree on most things. Great post! Thanks for being so honest, lovely! I wish more bloggers were.

    Caitlin
    Caitacrawford.blogspot.co.uk
    – xoxo

  22. July 24, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Thank you for making me look a wee bit like a crazy person. Sitting on the train reading this nodding and saying oh hell yes, especially to can you follow me. I hate bad grammar and spelling but can’t uphold it myself. So you probably red mark my posts. I do however remove my make up. I normally sit at my posts procrastinating for a while. Love this post and the lovely dress Lucy x

  23. July 24, 2014 / 8:49 am

    🙂 Oh yes, I can absolutely and agree with many of these… x

  24. July 24, 2014 / 10:55 am

    I love this idea!! I also sometimes can’t be arsed to remove my makeup at night… and look shocking the next morning… aka… THIS morning.

    I think caring about our blog stats is secretly engrained in us all. My heart breaks if I lose a follower… it really does. I go into a state of depression for the day and wonder what I did!

    You have NO idea how much I’ve ranted and cursed at bloody ‘Let me know if you want to follow!” comments. I just want to name and shame the twats.

    Whats an iron??? I use my hair straightner when 100% necessary. No lies.

    Lastly, I don’t even know what OOTD’s are!??

    http://www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

  25. July 24, 2014 / 11:51 am

    hahaha I bloody love you! 🙂
    this is brilliant and I have a lot of the same confessions to make! 🙂

  26. July 24, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Gosh, I sometimes cringe at the “top blogs” when I read their posts. Such dreadful writing style and such boring same old, same old photos. I’ve stopped bothering with them now as there is only so much blog-reading time in my life and I’d rather use it on blogs where I actually like or care about what the person behind the blog has to say.

  27. July 24, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    I’m totally guilty of all of the above! Well, except for not removing my make-up. I just have to. Maybe I slack off once in a while but I just need clear skin!
    I think I care way too much about numbers, too! It’s actually terrible, I even beat myself up over them. :/

  28. July 26, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    Haha I had to leave a comment on this post too after I read your confessions. I have a lot in common with you. I hate videos too, I also barely remove my makeup and have a slight OCD related to my blog stats. I too think that top blogs are not well written. My room is a mess 90% of the time too and i TOTALLY judge poor grammar and spelling mistakes. BTW here’s a tip to make yourself thinner in pics, go to https://pixlr.com/editor/ and use the pinch tool!

  29. July 27, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Great honest post Corinne! Love it. It would make a great get to know you tag. Helen xx (www.littlehelsb.com)

  30. July 28, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Haha I think we have a lot in common! I feel almost the same as you do on a lot of these. I think Blogging is weird as well and when people bring it up I cringe just a little.

  31. Yazmin
    July 29, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Wow this is one heck of a post. I’m kinda lost for words, but you know what? At least you’re being honest! That’s what I love the most about this post lol

    Yazmin xx
    http://www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

  32. July 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    I totally think I could have written this. Are you in myyy head?! Seriously though… ahah

  33. August 2, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Sweet Baby Jesus, it’s so refreshing to read something so bloody honest!

    I think the exact same about your top blogger confession……I sometimes think some of the have no integrity at all.

    I love this post!

    B x

  34. meg
    August 10, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    You are dyslexic also? HELLO.
    And don’t like poor grammar and spelling mistakes?
    HELLO AGAIN.

    I hate poor grammar and spelling – I know I may mess up when I type or read sometimes, but the amount of poorly written blogs or just, comments around the place – it makes me want to pull my hair out. I take the time and effort to write properly, and so should they!

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