Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What Kind of Blogger Are You?


I have labeled myself as a 'fluff' blogger. I very rarely write serious posts where something weighty is discussed. I am all about entertainment and fun(hopefully...). I try to write the sort of posts that I love to come across: fun bookish posts(like dressing a character out of a book: I plan on doing that at some point), recaps of writing events, pics of office spaces/bookshelves, and of course, interviews and guest posts, where no where is this question asked: 'Where do you get your ideas?' (ugh). 

I am also a HUGE fan of posts where I get a glimpse into people's every day life. I will freely admit I am nosey. If you have a pic of you, say, in your living room, I am doing my best to check out the pillows on your couch and your various knick-knacks. 

And I enjoy doing more personal posts as well, though I always try to bring in some aspect of books, reading, or writing(BRW). Call it a strange idiosyncrasy of mine, but since this blog is supposed to be about those things, it would make my skin itch to post about something that doesn't have ties to BRW at all. Of course, now that I have said this, I'll get an itch tomorrow to write about boot socks or pizza or something.
 
You will never see this blog turn into one that offers tips and tricks on writing. Mainly because I'm still trying to figure out all of those. But with that said, I don't purposely go out and seek blogs that focus on the craft of writing. Why? Because they bore the snizzle out of me. As soon as I start reading a post about characterization or world building, my brain's like, 'Where's the exit?'  (Alas, I realize this makes me sound like an uneducated noobie, but it is what it is. Though I think it's also b/c I'm a learn-it-as-I-go-along type of person. You can tell me how to do something all day long, but until I'm actually in the thick of it, I won't have a clue as to what the heck I'm doing.) 

So what kind of blogs do you all enjoy the most? Do you look for more weighty reading, or like me, do you go more for the fluff? Or do you look for a balance? Also, marshmallow fluff is delicious. 

46 comments:

  1. Your blog sounds like my blog! Fun and entertaining but not a chance I'm posting a bunch of writing tips. You don't want those from me anyway.
    I like entertainment and a glimpse into someone's interests.

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    1. Those are my favorite kind too! And, yes, your posts are always entertaining. =)

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  2. Mmm...fluff. I like pretty much any blog that has to do with books or writing, but I'll admit that the more personal posts are definitely more fun to read. Reading writing tips usually gets my brain working so I do like to read those. If I write about writing tips it's usually related to something I figured out in my own writing. If I think my own experience can help other people, then I want to write about it, but I definitely don't think I'm experienced enough to tell people what to do!

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    1. I definitely think ppl can tell when a post comes from your own experience- it just comes out in the words and feel. And ppl like that!

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  3. In my opinion, fluff is always best :)

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  4. I tend to go where ever the people lead me. I read for the Blogger, not so much the content. I become invested in people, and I return, like an old friend who wants to catch up and shoot the breeze.

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    1. This is very true. I have so many ppl I'd love to met in real life, after being blog buddies for so long. Maybe one day!

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  5. Ah, a lot of the time, my blog posts feel like filler :)
    I want to talk about the books I've written, but they are out with editors now, so there's not much to say yet. I have an adorable kid, but mommy blogging seems kind of icky to me, and he's not the kind of kid who would appreciate having his whole infancy and childhood posted for the world to see, and I love talking about my business, but I don't want to look like a shameless self promoter. Sooo... I try to find neutral subjects to talk about, until such time as I have actual "news". It's tricky.

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    1. I've always enjoyed your posts about your business- you make the coolest stuff! And yes, I feel weird mentioning my child too much in depth. When I do refer to him, he's known as the kidlet. =) Here's fingers crossed for news!

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  6. I like finding out about people - the person behind the blog. I sometimes feel I haven't posted a sensible writing post in ages, but folks still come visit, so I guess I must be of some interest! I like to follow people's progress and hear about what they are working on.

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    1. It is great when you follow someone for awhile and get to celebrate when they hit milestones. Agents, publishing contracts, cover reveals, etc. It's all about community, isn't it?

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  7. I actually like your fluff. Because I teach college, I tend to gravitate more than I want toward deep topics. I welcome the escape to other blogs where I can learn about people. I have now met 14 blogging friends face to face and it has been a terrific experience.

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    1. Wow, 14? That's so cool! And deep topics are totally needed too.

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  8. Marshmallow fluff--oh wow that makes my mouth water just thinking about it! And I totally prefer the fluff. A few writing tidbits here and there are good too, but I get bored with them all the time. A good personal post, or book post, and I'm super happy :)

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    1. Same here! On both post preferences and the fluff. I've been wanting to eat the stuff w/a spoon here lately. Or maybe I should just make a nice fruit dip out of it...

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  9. I like a balance, but I do smile when I read delightful posts like this one. This type of post makes me happy - - - where as the "tips on writing" posts make my brain work harder (which is a good thing, too).

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    1. Gotta exercise those brain muscles too! =) I was watching a movie the other night where 'brain camp' was mentioned- sometimes I think I need to go, lol!

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  10. If you ever see me straying from FLUFF...kick me in the shin! :)

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    1. Haha, ok! (not really, I'd never do that!)

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  11. I'm a dull and intermittent blogger. I blog when something happens but usually I don't have much to say. I think I'm going to take the Leandra approach to blogging and write about fun stuff. Your blog is my favorite!

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    1. I love being somebody's favorite! But when you do blog, I always enjoy them. Quality, not quantity, eh? =)

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  12. I hear ya re posts on writing, although, I like to find ways elements of structure and craft occur in the 'real world' off the page. To me, connecting the dots to other areas of my life made learning about structure and craft more exciting. I spent some time looking for ways my 'Day Job' made me a better writer, oh, and ways my running made me a better writer. It was fun.

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    1. I like that about connecting the dots, interesting idea! And I'm sure the discipline of running can really carry over into writing.

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  13. I am all about Fluff! I do include a few things besides fluff, but mostly the Tiki Hut is full of fluff. I hope readers have a little fun there.

    Fluff United!

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  14. I'm all over the place and lately an absent blogger. I'm trying to get back into it but I think I'm having trouble trying to figure out what to even blog about - I need to come up with a new plan. I always enjoy your posts!

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    1. Yes, I've missed hearing from you! But sometimes life just gets in the way. And thanks!

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  15. oh fluff ALL THE WAY :) I just love it. As for advice, I honestly could never be one of those bloggers. what the heck do i know?! If I do any kind of advice post it's usually in jest since I can't be serious to save my life, ha! mm now I want marshmallows :)

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    1. I love your jest advice posts, lots of fun! Which reminds me, I was reading your misheard lyrics post to my coworkers the other day- that one was just so great. =)

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  16. I also like the glimpses into people's personal lives. And, of course, pics of their homes

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    1. Right? Like when you shared that library cart you and twin painted- so cool!

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  17. I love personal blogs too. Give me a look at the person, and I'm entertained. I enjoy your blog. I think you do fluff quite well.

    Me... I'm a rambling, confusing blogger. I might give details about stuff I learned from my own experience, but like you, I'm still learning. But I lack focus. In fact, my blogging is much like my real-life conversation skills... usually leaving people wondering what the heck I'm on. Eh. Maybe I drink too much Red Bull.

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    1. Ha! I'm like that in conversations too, all over the place. I'll get off on a sidetrack and then can't make my way back to the beaten path. ;)

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  18. I like a smattering of both, but I don't often have time for blogs that are too long or require too much brain power. I do like short and sweet or really, really good if it's going to take me a while.

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    1. Yes, exactly! If it's riveting, I'll read pages. =)

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  19. I actually read a wide balance of blogs, but I don't like ones that address politics or hot topics. I'm all for getting to know people, celebrating new books, and enjoying the best of the literary world. I think sometimes I'm a fluff blogger too, but I used to have a Monday meme that was all about deep thoughts. Miss those days.

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    1. I like what you're all about! Pretty much sums up what I like too.

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  20. I like a wide variety -- from deadly serious stuff to really funny and fluffy stuff. If animals are involved, all the better. Too much writing craft can bore me to tears but I love good reviews and personal lives. Yeah, I'm nosy. And my own blog is a mix of everything too.

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    1. Variety is the spice of life! And it's fun to own up to being nosy. Ppl can't say they weren't forewarned, lol!

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  21. I think my blog is s combination of things. Monday Mishmash is open to anything, which I love. Writer Wednesday is for writing tips. And Friday Featurebis for sharing books. I love that I can show different sides of me with these three memes.

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    1. I totally like coming to your blog and knowing what I'll be reading any given day. I wanted to do a schedule like that, but it just didn't work for me. Maybe one day!

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  22. I don't think I could even categorize my blog, it's really a hodge podge of stuff. I post haiku, writing tips, my thoughts on movies and books, my writing, my daily life, pictures and stories of my dog, etc. Anything goes really. As far as what types of blogs I enjoy, it's the same thing -- I love a variety of things. Most are by writers or are writing-related though. :)

    Oh, and yeah, speaking of fluff, I had some yesterday with graham crackers and chocolate chips...yummy! Fluff is good! :)

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    1. Omg! That sounds delicious right now. That's going to be a treat in my near-future, I just know it. And hodge podge is good!

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  24. Haha! I happen to LOVE all the fluff on your blog. And I have to say, I would rather read fluff than all the writing tips and tricks as well.

    We think so much the same that sometimes it scares me! I do the same thing when I see a pic of someone's living room or kitchen or bedroom—I'm checking out the decor also!

    And YES, marshmallow fluff is YUMMY!!

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