'Bout This Blogger Tag

11:22 PM

Since I'm planning on coming back in full force on my blog soon (YOU CANNOT STOP ME), Cait's tag celebrating her new blog website Paper Fury is a perfect post. But before I start talking all about my blog, go check out Cait's! Seriously. She's awesome. 

RULES: Grab the set of ten questions, answer them, and use Cait's button or link back to paperfury.com. You can also add your post to her linky if you want. :)

'Bout This Blogger
I feel like I've used this before but I can't contain my swag, guys.

1. Why did you start blogging?

Because I wanted to have a way to express my feelings, I guess, of just whatever. At first, I used my blog to just talk about my life or different things I had opinions on. Just the idea that people were seeing my posts, even if it was just 5 views, was an awesome feeling. Especially since they weren't family members ;)

2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?

The story behind my blog's name is that I tried and tried to come up with something cool but I couldn't think of anything so...yeah. I just settled with Life of a Random. Because life, I talk about it, and me, a random. Logical, right? *grins* But now that I've had it for a while, I've grown to really like it because it doesn't confine me to one area of blogging. 

3. How many designs have you been through since you started blogging? (Pictures! We demand pictures!)

HAHAHAHA ha. Ha. A gazillion. I don't even know. I'm completely serious when I say probably around ten. If I'm exaggerating, I'm only exaggerating a little bit. 

I don't really have pictures... Lemme check though. 

After some digging, I've discovered that it's basically the headers that I mess with the most. Like, countless. Headers. 

Maybe a few of you remember the steampunk-ish header I had for ages with the gears and stuff on a creamy background. I have no picture. I think all evidence has been swallowed in the black hole of new-computer-that-has-no-beautiful-memories. 

The one right before my current one.
4. Have you ever switched blog platforms? What made you move? If you haven’t ever changed…why?
I haven't. Just because I'm used to the way Blogger works and I've kind of worked out the little secrets to tweaking it and I also really like the blogger comment system. I feel like the Wordpress one takes too long. 

5. How long does it take you to write
 a post? What’s your postly process like?

I don't really have a set process or a set time. Cause I'm cool like that. :P Usually, book reviews take me the longest and book hauls and discussions take less time. 

My postly process... do I even have a process? Um, for posts (at least when I blogged regularly) I read books for review than usually reviewed them the same day or a couple days later or maybe even more spread out if I had to search for the exact right way to say what I wanted. I do book hauls whenever I get new books. And then my discussion posts are usually sparked by a book I read or something I disagree with or something I have a strong opinion on. Sometimes I write it out all at one time and sometimes I finish it over several days. It's a very flexible process. ;)

6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it?

I can't remember a specific post right now, but I always get nervous when I write a review for a book that's received a lot of hype. So, I'll question myself a lot more. Like, do I not like it because it's so hyped up? Did I really review it logically? I have a very loud inner editor. It doesn't succumb to threats.

7. Do you have a blogging schedule?

I do not. 

I have tried. 

8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions?

I do tell people about my blog, but I brush past it and don't give them a lot of time to actually react. I'll be like, "Oh, yeah, I have this blog. I've done it for a little while. What did you say your hobby was?" One thing I think is different from most bloggers is that I have not let any of my family read my blog except for my sister. I just--the blog is me. A very true, book-crazy (sometimes weird) me. 

9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go!

I don't have a Top Ten because I have been bad and haven't been active at all. BUT, the ones I have kept up with a teensy-weensy bit are:

THIS DOESN'T MEAN I DON'T SEE AND READ ALL THE OTHER BLOGS THAT I FOLLOW OR THAT FOLLOW ME. I do. I'm just not good a keeping up with commenting. 

10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be?

Everything? Heehee. 

Actually I think maybe the organization of it and probably still, yes, *le sigh* the design. Hey, I'm an art major. I am never finished tweaking. The art major has nothing to do with that but whatever. I would also like to have scheduled posts on certain days of the week, but knowing me that will never happen. Sadly. 

Was that fun for you? It was, wasn't it. I can tell. I can see things. *stares at you intensely* If it was fun, then I think you should go check out Cait's blog and do it for yourself. You'll love it. Promise. In the mean time, like I told you guys before, December is going to be a huge getting-my-blogging-act-together month. Any suggestions? What were your favorite posts before? What has been YOUR favorite look of my blog? 

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  1. We are so similar it isn't even funny! It's cool to hear more about you! A lot of the time, I kind of wish I hadn't let my family read it. I am constantly editing what I say and tailoring it to make it something that they won't be upset about. Sunday swoons feel REALLY weird. And that one time I had the guts to say that I might be ok with being in a relationship with someone who doesn't share my religion, oh boy, that one still comes up. I think what you do is a good balance.

    1. I know! I'm so glad we met *grins* Yeah, that's kind of what I was worried about when I decided not to let any of my family read this blog. If I did that, I know I would censor myself. And it's not that the things I say on the blog are bad at all. They're not! Ahaha, families never let go do they ;) It's frustrating sometimes. Then I shall continue to do what I do :D

  2. Omg, I haven't been to your blog forever! (I'm so sorry!) But it looks so different and beautiful. Congrats on this fabulous design. And thanks sooo much for helping me spread the word and doing the linkup! Sometimes I struggle to keep up with allllll the blogs and comments and stuff too. gah. It gets intense, right?!

    1. It's okay! I know you're super busy and I definitely know how tough it is to comment on everything you want to. But it's great hearing from you again. Your comments are the best. Aw, thanks. I've decided that I will force myself to keep this design, even though my fingers are itching to change it again. ;) No problem. For one of my favorite blogs of ever it's nothing *grins* It gets SO intense. I don't think I apologize enough for my awful commenting skills. :P


  4. oh god. Don't worry. I published my las commet twice and deleted the repeat ... IGNORE THIS MESS
    (Note to self - dont blog read when youre too sleepy to even figure ut the kys on the keyboard)

    1. Aw I wish I could read the vanished comment (bad Blogger!) but, you know, I always tell myself not to do things when I'm tired and I keep doing them against my better judgement ;)

  5. In my opinion the wordpress commenting system is better and if I ever have the chance I'll move to a self-hosted wordpress....

    1. That's great that wordpress works better for you :) I've always loved the simplicity of blogger commenting personally, the only negative thing being disappearing comments ^^


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