This is an Addictive Blog…

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..according to Nicolite, and one-hundred and sixty something followers! Thanks again for nominating me for this award. 😉

Why do I blog?

Why does anyone? I didn’t begin the month of August intending to get into blogging. I began it thinking that my Summer was coming to a gradual end, and worrying about my progress into another stage of school. I did intend this return to education to be different; I wanted to push myself more than I had at high school. I also decided, that month, that I wanted to be more honest to and about myself. A big part of that was tied up with the issue of revealing my sexuality, but another big part of it was allowing myself to fulfil my potential. You see, I’m lazy. I am. I’m smart, but I don’t push myself as much as I should and I convince myself that I can get good results with little work. That’s a form of dishonesty. Or it should be.

I tried blogging about a year ago on Tumblr, but it was a blog more related to characters in my novel. It didn’t work out, and I abandoned the idea soon enough. But in August I was looking for a way to be honest with and express myself (another thing I wasn’t good at doing). And I hit on blogging again. And I decided to try it again, though I decided not to return to Tumblr. In all honesty, I chose WordPress because it was the best-looking. I knew literally nothing about it when I signed up though. All I knew was that I wanted a place where I could be honest, and a place where I wouldn’t be penalised for displaying that honesty. And I found it.

Ten Blogs I’m Addicted To (in no particular order)

I strongly recommend giving each blog a clicky-click. And if you’ve any other blogs to recommend to me, feel free to give them a shout-out in the comments.

1. A Pirate’s Haven: I love a good haiku, and there are so many on this blog. Not to mention the different cultures I seem to learn about with every post, and then the reblogs which lead me to other fantastic blogs.

2. Anglophonism: I recommend this blog to anyone who’s not at all interested in language. I say this because reading a post will make you interested. I learn a new thing every time I read a one, and I look forward to seeing this blog in my Reader.

3. Whispers of a Barefoot Medical Student: I have no interest in medicine outside the Scrubs series and, well, getting treated by my local GP. But this blog shows the highs and lows and, more importantly, the humanity of the profession. Definitely deserves more readers.

4. The Quiet Voice: Honest reviews and honest opinions. Love reading the various issues this blog tackles, and another blog by a teen who writes amazingly well.

5. The Waiting: Humour, more humour and a dollop more still. Makes interesting posts about life and thoughts while parenting one of the cutest babies in the world. This is not just another baby blog.

6. Cristian Mihai: A blog necessary for any aspiring writer, or for anyone who likes well-written short-stories/books. Well-made points and well-written work.

7. Peter Monaco: Humour, writing and jelly donuts. It doesn’t get much better than this. 😉

8: Cheryl Huffer: It’s really hard to do the post-a-day challenge. It’s even harder to make every single one of your posts interesting. And this blog manages both.

9. Snotting Black: I don’t remember how I stumbled onto this blog. I do know, though, that I’m not going to stop reading it for a long time. I’ve also just realised I read a fair number of humour blogs, and this one is the icing on the cake.

10. Daphne Propst: This blog is random, simple and honest. It’s simply about one person’s life. Yet I read a post everyday (except Sundays) and I absolutely love it.

According to the rules, each nominee must make a post about why they blog, ten blogs they’re addicted to and they can also proudly display the award on their blog. ‘Course, if you’re too busy it isn’t necessary.

9 thoughts on “This is an Addictive Blog…

  1. Thomas

    Congratulations, you definitely deserve the award! I am so glad WordPress chose one of your posts to put up on their homepage awhile ago, otherwise I may have never found your blog. Thanks for the nomination, I’ll try to follow the rules if I have time. (:

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thank you! I’m glad they did too, otherwise I might not have found your blog or any of the others. 😀 You can do it whenever you like or not at all, I know how time-consuming these things are!

  2. NicoLite Великий

    If you weren’t obliged by the rules to thank me, I’d be all humble and saying it really wasn’t necessary to thank me and that you very much deserve this award. Of course, you deserve the award, or else I wouldn’t have nominated you for it 😉

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Haha, thanks again. I’m just happy that people are enjoying it. I didn’t think I’d ever have as much followers as I do, and I’m grateful for that! 😀

  3. The Waiting

    I am so glad you started blogging! You have a perspective on the world like few others I’ve come across in the blogosphere (and how I hate that word but I have yet to come up with a good substitute. For now, I will just randomly assign it the name Jonesville.) So thank you for making Jonesville better. ;D Thanks also for the nom! I am going to put an awards post together soon and pass it along.

    1. dlaiden Post author

      Thank you! I’m glad you feel I’ve contributed so much to Jonesville. 😉 Awaiting the post, you deserve the award and I’ve been looking for more good blogs to follow! 😀

  4. Peter Monaco

    A much deserved award. Love your blog and every time I see a new post in my reader, I update it secretly hoping its yours.

    And I am so glad to find someone else who shares my penchant for laziness. If 5 hours gets 85% success and 20 hours and gets 100%, put me down for 4. I think I set some type of record at school for doing the least amount of work and attending the least amount of classes, but still graduating with decent grades.


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