August 20, 2014
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Confessions - The 100th blog post edition

While reading blogs before starting my own I'd always see people blogging about their 100th blog post. When I started my own I somehow never thought I'd get here or at least not this quick. But here I am 100 posts in. Yes I bolded that, because frankly it boggles my mind that I've written one hundred of them. 

As it's Wednesday, I have a big confession. If blogging was a class I'd flunk it. And here is why ...

1. I think Blogging is weird - I mean the act of blogging itself is weird. Particularly 'lifestyle' blogging which is the category I'd probably fall into. I pride myself on being a private person in my real life yet I come on here day after day and type for the world to see my day to day life. That breakup I wrote I about a few months ago? You knew about it before my co-workers and some of my friends. That my friends, is odd. But you do it too. And it's weird. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but its still weird.


2. I love bloggy lingo like 'Link-up', 'blog hop', 'giveaway' and the like. I know non-blogging readers probably think that its odd, I did too way back when, but I've come to love them ... with the exception of one word ... sponsors ... Who came up with that word? I actually hate it. and I rarely use the word 'hate'. But really, why not 'advertise'? The history student in me wants to research it's origin in the bloggy world. I'm a tiny fish in this big pond, so I know this word isn't going anywhere, but ... I kinda wish it would disappear.  (Just the word ... not the concept). There I said it.


3. 99% 100% of my photos are taken with my Iphone. No fancy shmancy camera over here. This here blog sits firmly at the corner of selfie-ville and bad-flash with grainy photos street. Since Ill be schlepping myself to Australia and all over the US later this year and in the process basically watching my poor bank account cry ... I don't foresee this changing in the foreseeable future. Still I don't think my phone takes that bad of a pic. Just look at these photos I took yesterday while at lunch with 3 other attorneys... not bad I say.

And yes I ate sushi two days in a row!

4. I rarely cook. I mean now that I eat much cleaner than I used to, I do 'cook' but its most certainly not 'share a recipe with the blog' worthy. Let's face it, a salad really only involves a George Foreman grill for the meat and a fork for the greens. Therefore I have shared exactly zero recipe photos on this blog. Just as well since I'm not sure my iPhone would do a good job of photographing it. Maybe one day in the future.

5. I have a personal Instagram account and that Instagram is in no way connected to this blog. And never will be. I actually created an Instagram for this blog and literally forget to post anything on it. Since Instagram is the new mini-blog, Id say this qualifies as an insta-fail for me. I also tweet more frequently on my original twitter and my personal facebook gets no love so I wont even create one for the blog.


6.  Lets not even start the convo on fashion posts. I actually LOVE fashion and make-up (I think if you read here regularly you would know this) but have I posted a full body shot of myself in an outfit? Nope. I'm 4'10.5" with boobs and a bum ... a fashion model, I am not.

All jokes aside though (yes I can be serious), I do love this space of mine on the internet. I get to be my sarcastic self and do something that I love often. Write! I also get to connect with all of you lovelies, which is 100% the best part of this whole blogging experience. In fact, I love not only writing my own blogs, but reading yours as well. So thank you all for visiting my blog when I post,  for coming back to see what I have to say, even when I don't have much to say and for making my first 100 posts so enjoyable to write. Hashtag totes emosh. But really, its because of you guys that I think Ill stick around a while longer. At least 100 more posts.

What do you think ;)


Have a great Wednesday guys!!

Linking up with Kathy and Liz !


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51 comments:

  1. Blogging is totally weird I agree.....and way too many of my sentences begin with "so this person whose blog I follow thinks..." But I love it all the same!

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  2. Happy 100th Post! I totally agree with you, well accept for Instagram and Twitter because even though I tried creating separate ones, too many people already had linked my personal one so basically, I'm on open book... Ooops!

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  3. YAY 100! My instagram acct is private and is just photos of my dogs. I don't even have a twitter. Teh Blog has a FB page and that's pretty much it. Social media is hard.

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  4. This is my favorite! I love the way you celebrated your 100th, congrats by the way!!!, with confessions about blogging. You win all the glasses of wine!

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  5. I totally am with you with on the fact that it should be advertise. When I was new to blogging I would look for advertising options and all there was was sponsorship options. Weird!

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  6. happy 100th post! i've always wondered how people know their post #...my platform doesn't number them so i have no idea how many posts i've created.

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. Happy 100 Krystal!!! I am a blogging failure as well. I just accept it and write on.

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    1. haha as do I. with my posts full of iphone pics!

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  8. Happy 100th post! I completely agree with you on the first 2! It's so weird...I guess I just look at it as kind of a journal & the fact that y'all don't know me in real life so I don't have to deal with what I write frequently in real life until I'm ready.

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  9. Congrats on 100 the post...I enjoy reading. :-)

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  10. Almost all of my photos are taken with my I-Phone, too...I even have a good camera, but in order for my purse to not weigh a million pounds, I don't bring it out with me a lot. The I-Phone pics are mostly just fine and I only have issues in low lighting...the flash creates a haze and if I don't use the flash the pictures are grainy. Congrats on your 100th post, and I look forward to your next 100!

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  11. Congrats on your 100th post - it is amazing how much we share with the blogging world and how little we share with our IRL friends...it's like you can just read my blog about my weekend lol!! I'm the same with photos - I stick to my iPhone but i can't wait to get a better phone so that it will take better pictures - I just don't have it in me to spend that much money lugging around a camera lol!

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  12. Congrats on your 100th post!! I agree with you on lots of this stuff, mainly sharing information via my blog before sharing it with others! Whenever I have a doc apt or something going on I want to share I always envision how I will write it and make sure I have enough photos for my blog!

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  13. yay 100! i also thinking blogging is weird, i am super private in real life but here i am blogging everything and more than people in real life dont know. i have a personal instagram and a blog instagram and i use the blog instagram like 90% of the time because i feel weird posting tons of photos of myself or whatever on my personal, but not on my blog, you know? i use my iphone most of the time, and my 'fancy' camera is a point and shoot lol. no dslr here, and thats fine by me!

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  14. helloooo baby Franco, what a babe!

    also, blogging is SO weird. I'm constantly floored by the fact that people on the Internet give two hoots about what I have to say [I'm also genuinely surprised when people tell me I'm hilarious in the way I can absolutely laugh at myself.] Congrats on post 100!!

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  15. I actually hate blogging lingo.

    It is really weird to share with...basically whoever happens upon it. LOL

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  16. Blogging is totally weird! But I love yours. And I also only use my iPhone... let's be honest, if I had a nice camera I would always forget it or not want to upload the photos.

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  17. Yay for the 100th post! Blogging is so weird, but I love it! I tried explaining blogging to my parents once and they are concerned that someone is going to show up at my door and kidnap me or something insane. I kept trying to tell them that even though I post a lot about my life, it isn't like I have my address in big bold letters on my blog. Also, I use my iPhone for about 95% of my photos.

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  18. Yay! 100 posts! Blogging is strange because I post a lot on here that my fam doesn't know.

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  19. Us blogging gals definitely are a rare breed right? ;-) I'm so glad how it brought us all together!

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  20. yyayyy Kay!! I love your bloggy space too!! Keep it up!

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  21. Blogging is pretty weird - I post stuff on my blog I wouldn't tell my coworkers etc about, but I'll tell the whole blogging world. Somehow I feel you guys understand, though :D. And it's a writing experience I would not get otherwise.

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  22. I'm longing for a professional camera! They are just so damn expensive. My photos are all iPhone too which I don't mind especially daytime photos but my night time photos come out horrible and it wouldn't hurt to have one for the recipe photos.

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  23. I agree, sometimes I wonder why the heck I blog and why I even care. I didn't celebrate my 100th post, cause I had like no followers still at that point. My year marker is coming up in September and I'll do a little blogiversary post that day ;) Congrats on your 100th! I have my real insta linked to my blog....crap maybe that is bad. Sometimes I wonder if I put too much of my life on social media then I worry about work people finding it....eeek.

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  24. Congrats on hitting 100 posts! We bloggers are an odd bunch but I love it! Trying to stay on top of so many different social media accounts make my brain itch and i combined a lot of them. I can't even!

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  25. Big huge congratulatory hugs on 100 posts! I love this format for the big 1-0-0 and agree with SO much. "Sponsor" just sounds silly, unless you're talking about a sponsored post with backing from a brand/company. And I actually have a whole post in drafts currently titled "Blogging is Weird" so I definitely feel you on that. Also big high five for us iPhone photographer bloggers, woop woop! I'll get myself a fancy camera after I upgrade my vehicle to something that doesn't rattle like a cage in the zoo when I attempt to go over 55 MPH. Oh and that's it, I'm going to get sushi right now.

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  27. Congrats on 100 posts! I have been a lurker for a while (does that make me sound creepy? Hope not!) and I have really enjoyed reading your blog! I'm a baby blogger so I have a looong way to go, but I'm learning a lot! :)

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  28. I wish I'd separated Instagrams being starting the blog!

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  29. Happy 100th post!!! I am glad you are here!

    Blogland is a weird place, but it is our place and I love it!!!! I am horrible at using instagram because I always forget about it...even worse with Twitter. And all my pictures are iPhone pictures too! I have no desire to haul around a huge ass camera sorry!

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  30. It is a weird thing for sure. I agree with all of what you said except I instagram all my shiz on the same account, personal and bloggy stuff cause other than co-workers (whom I do not friend on social media) IDGAF who sees what! I love your blog, stick to it!!!

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  31. Happy 100th!! And I think blogging is SO weird too, like I would never tell people in my real life most of the stuff I write on my blog! My Instagram isn't blog related either, I wouldn't have anything good to put on there, plus real life people follow me on there and they can't know about my blog!

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  32. Happy 100th! I am with you on the iPhone photos! I'm not buying a fancy camera to take pictures of my food and coffee. Not gonna happen.

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  33. Happy 100th post, girl! Keep 'em comin'!!! :D
    I don't understand why it's called "sponsoring" either!!! Like you said, just call it advertising!

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  34. Blogging is SO weird. I'm really private in person too but for some reason I feel comfortable sharing way more on my blog than I do IRL. I don't connect my blog to my person social media either. I have blog friends on my personal IG (because I don't have a blog IG), but I don't have my blog in my profile or anything. I have a separate blog twitter but I basically never use it (or my personal twitter for that matter).

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  35. happy 100 to you!!! i'm very private in person and online. for me, it's a defense mechanism

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  36. yes yes this is so exciting!! i love when we all get to this point where we are questioning how we got here... but you are right, blogging is the best (even if it's so weird). i too am the same way, i rarely tell anyone ANYTHING besides my best friend, but here on the blogger i love sharing things!! so strange how it works. happy 100 posts. and we look forward to seeing 100 more.

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  37. Happy 100th post!!! And as a fellow under-5-footer, I hear you on being camera shy on the blog :) Congrats on this milestone!

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  38. Happy 100! This totally reminded me that I missed my 1st blog birthday this past July and it made me really sad :(
    Two things: (1) Dave Franco is such a cutie and that gif has been stolen :), and (2) I also have an IG that isn't really connected to my blog. I mean, my blog is linked to it, but my IG isn't linked to my blog, if that makes any sense.

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  39. Happy 100!!! Great post...I agree with all of them. I am 5'6 with no boobs so I can relate...I'll never be a fashion blogger either. Cheers to us!

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  40. YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this! First, congrats on your 100th post. Okay, so lots to say. I totally agree about "sponsors" I hate that word too. I call it "Advertise" then call them my blogger highlights. Sponsor is just... I don't know, cold and weird. And my blog friends know more about me than people in my real life. Because I promote my blog on my personal FB as well, my friends and family will find out info on here before I tell them. there is something comforting and nonjudgmental about sharing your life with strangers sometimes.

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  41. happy 100! blogging is super weird. it's why us bloggers have to stick together since we ~get it~ ;)

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  42. I take all my pictures with my iphone as well. one day maybe I'll get a fancy camera. Congrats on your 100th blog post!! That is awesome!!

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  43. Congrats on your 100th post! Blogging is definitely weird, but so fun, too. :)

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  44. Congrats on your 100th post! I don't even know how many posts I've written already but I'm sure I forgot about celebrating my 100th. Lol. Now that's a blogger fail.

    And yes, blog world and real world do not mesh well together sometimes. Especially when we talk about our blog friends like they're real life friends and then you get asked how you know them and you have that awkward moment where you realize you seem like a creepy cyber stalker. Life would be so much easier if everyone understood blog world. Lol.

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