1. I turned 14.
2.I broke my kindle (but if my dad asks, it's just a temporary glitch). I mean it was about time, I've had that thing for 3 or 4 years now and if I didn't break the old fellow, the poor thing would have combusted itself.
3.I started learning French. Thank god for free learning apps.
4- Amazon charged me £6.49 ($9.60) for an audible version of the book I bought on Christmas day. There really is no better feeling than that of the one when you realise you didn't untick the audible options box. Which by the way is a shitty thing to do Amazon. You don't pre-tick the options box for someone without fully explaining it to them, then not give them a refund because they're not 'obligated to receive the return guarantee'. But we should probably get onto the post now.
The not so useless revelations of a basic blogger.
1. It's okay not to follow for a follow.
The most likely scenario, if you do, is that you'll never actually read their blog and you'll be left with an archive of posts that you couldn't care less about. Plus you might feel guilty afterwards when you decide to stop following them.
2' It's okay to make mistakes in a post and then hurriedly rush to edit it, then realise there's more mistakes and then go back again in a continuous cycle.
It's not the most conventional method or by any means efficient, but it works. However, the rational side of me would seriously debate that and say that you should always check your posts for errors before publishing them.
3. It's perfectly fine to be weird. Many people might not get your humor but the Danish woman reading your posts on her iPod probably does. And she loves it.
4. It's always best to keep a notebook on hand or the memo app open on your phone.
You never know when an idea will strike and rather than trying to memorise it, just write it down.
5. Don't touch the cacti. This one doesn't have a reasonable explanation. Just don't touch the cacti. It'll probably eat you or something outrageous like that.
6. Ranting is great. It's like the Queen Elizabeth of written anger. The Micheal Jackson of hate. If you imagined it on a numerical scale it'd be a 9.6. Right above complaint letters but 0.4 away from those really intense diary extracts about that girl in health class who really grinds your gears.
7. You don't need a niche.
Sure it'd be great if you really wanted one but it's not necessary.
8. You don't need a cat.
Again, no sound explanation. But if you're wanting some kind of reasoning...cats are evil? Yeah. I'll go with that.
9. It's fine to link your blog in the comments section.
You can also plug your social media accounts in your posts too. Commenting on a blog is the easiest way to get people to acknowledge yours, but you probably shouldn't be asking for follows. Generally you'd assume that a person would follow your blog if they genuinely liked it. Asking for follows is putting that person in an uncomfortable position if they don't actually like your blog. Especially if they're a 14 year old girl with no interest in your blog topic whatsoever.
10. You might not want to change your blog name more than once.
Unlike me who as changed her blog name 4 times in the past year. Do you know what that means? Do you? Neither do I but I'm guessing it's not good.
11.If you think that you're going to build a ginormous following in the first week of blogging, you're not crazy. You are however undeniably wrong. It's easy to make the mistake of thinking your blog's going to be insanely big in the initial stages. I did. But I've learn't that the most important thing is the people you connect with rather than the amount of page views or followers.
12. Stop thinking about it so much.
Just do it. It's frickin awesome.
13. I think the biggest thing however is the most obvious. Have fun with it. Don't let it become a part of the daily grind. And I don't mean that as in the rotary movement of the hips often executed by dancers in a sensual manner. The grind as in work, dollar, broccoli, domestic roles. You know what I mean. Have tons of fun with it. It's yours. There are no bounds. Apart from the ethical ones of course. But still, no bounds.