Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Truth Tuesday

  • I'm a pretty inconsistent blogger lately . . . if you haven't noticed. And if I'm going to be honest (and I will be since it's Truth Tuesday), I have a lot of issues with blogs. It probably stems from a blog post I read a few months back about how being a blogger is way harder work than being a journalist. Writing a post about your weekend that is riddled with spelling errors and bad grammar is not harder work than writing a real article, where you interview real people, about real issues. I'm sorry, it's just not. Being a journalist is actually a pretty tough job. At work the other day, I found an article of the "200 Worst Jobs of 2013". Newspaper reporter was 199 and broadcaster was 196. Newspaper reporter was only better than one job, guess what that was . . . A lumberjack. 

  • It always confuses me when people use a plus sign for the word "and". For example: apples + bananas. Does anyone else read that as apples plus bananas? Am I alone here? 

  • Everyone applies their makeup with a cat around their neck, right? 

  • If you know me, you know I have an obsession with bears (really, I have an obsession with all animals). So obviously, I made BWell take me to "Disney's Bears" over the weekend. I started crying during the opening scene. That's how emotional bears make me. 

  • I recently wandered around the mountains alone with my dog. So I guess I wasn't really alone, but you know what I mean. I felt super adventurous. Also, Munch peed on everything. 

  • Speaking of dogs, I took some BuzzFeed quiz to see what kind of dog I am and it told me I am a mutt. All my confidence went out the window. Thanks for nothing, BuzzFeed. 

  • You know how teenagers supposedly get mad because no one treats them like adults? Well, I never experienced that as a teenager. But that's my life right now. It's a very frustrating phase of my life because, seriously, I'm a freaking adult, and not many people treat me like one. I feel like I'm in such a vulnerable stage of life, trying to prove myself all the time. Every single day I'm trying to prove myself, whether it's with something huge like my career . . . or with something small like what I made for dinner. Proving myself in adulthood feels much scarier than anything else I've ever experienced. 

  • My Easter dress this year was hot pink. I'm not a hot pink person . . . but it's good to try new things.

  • I feel like I should end by saying that I realize there are many wonderful things about blogs. I just had to vent for a minute at the beginning of this post. I love reading blogs and I love being able to blog myself. Hooray! Hugs and rainbows everywhere! 
Thanks for reading. Only a few more days until the weekend. ;) 


  1. Someone argued that being a blogger is harder than being a journalist?? I don't even see how the two are comparable, since, generally, blogging is a hobby and journalist is a job. It may be harder to earn a regular income through a personal blog than it is through having a job with a newspaper...but I wonder what they were trying to say...

    1. I know, right? They said that being a blogger is harder because you don't have an editor and have to endorse your own stuff . . . blah, blah, blah. I've never tried to make my blog into a job, but I could imagine it would be difficult. I agree with you, blogging seems like more of a hobby . . . but that's what it has always been for me.

      Since I am a journalist, I know how high stress it can be. I once had to do a story on a father who ran over his toddler son while backing up out of the driveway. The son died. That sucked. Seriously. I can't imagine any blog post being more difficult than covering a story like that one.

      Just my opinion though :).

  2. I totally read it as "plus". But when I write notes I write the back-words 3 with the line through it and read that as and. But don't get the + sometimes it looks like a t as well especially your handwriting gets a little sloppy.

    1. Whew, glad I'm not alone. Yes, that would become a nightmare if it were handwritten. I didn't even think about that.

  3. Hugs and rainbows to you, too.

    I also agree journalism and blogging are not comparable. Hobby vs. job. However, being a consistent blogger is HARD! I even blogged about it, oh the irony.


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