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UGH! I’ve been super procrastinating =/ I meant to post on Thursday, and that got delayed, so I was going to post that post (along with stuff about Friday and Saturday) on Saturday night and then post some influence/review stuff on Sunday .. but now it’s Monday night, and I haven’t done any of that. Instead, I’m doing my first assignment for Writing 101: Unlock The Mind.

I’m supposed to write about anything for 20 minutes straight, but I’m not supposed to think about what to write. Kinda sucks because it would be nice to post the entry I almost finished on Saturday night, or what I wanted to talk about yesterday, or even just do some promoting for my influence/review stuff. But I’ll be good and do what I’m actually supposed to do. At least I don’t have horrible writers block =P

One thing I am going to do though is I’m not going to immediately post this after 20 minutes is up; I have to edit it before I do that. And if any of you wonder what I mean whenever I say I have to edit stuff .. well this is usually how I do it: I write all of my entries in Notepad. Then I copy and paste it onto WordPress so I can (not necessarily in this order) spell check, add links, pictures, video, etc., format text, think of tags and the title, choose a category or two, and figure out what I want my Twitter LINK post (and now Google+ and Tumblr .. I rarely use them, but if I want to gain a major following [see below] I gotta do what I gotta do, right?) to say. Most of the time, it seems like that takes longer than writing the actual post!

Speaking of Twitter, I’m kind of starting to get a little following on their, yay! I mean, I only have ~150 followers, while I follow ~250 people, but but numbers are steadily rising; anywhere from 10-20 a day for both sides. I actual feel kinda special because of this =] and I’m not even promoting myself! So I seriously have no idea how they find me. But I ended up changing my Twitter bio today from “I like to think that I’m cute and funny although I’d like to be hott and hilarious, but I’m probably just average and corny .. YOU BE THE JUDGE”  to “ , , ?? trying to learn anything and everything about what I want to do. FIND ME EVERYWHERE; my username is almost always “. Now I feel that might help me attract more follows and for the right reasons, don’t you agree? What do you think about the new bio? What would change, if anything?

5 more minutes, so I guess this’ll be the last thing I’ll say in this entry. When I first made this blog and started blogging, I said I had no idea what I wanted to blog about, and that I really started it because I wanted to journal. I still want to journal, but it really does seem like all of the good blogs have a few topics they discuss. Since I’ve received my Influenster and PINCHme samples, and I have a Smiley360  one on the way .. maybe this blog could be be a review blog? And I guess that’s what it means to be an influencer, right? (20 MINUTES IS UP! really, it took 5 minutes to write this paragraph? uhh, k) I know there are blogs that are like that, plus more, such as where to find free stuff, giveaways, etc., so maybeee one day I’ll get into that too .. but we’ll see, cos alot of that stuff seems kinda scammy. What do you think about blogs like that? Any and all advice is welcome =]

Alright, it’s 8:25pm, and it’s time for me to edit and post so I can get on with writing some good content =P Have a good night =D

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hey guys! soo much to write, soo little space. not really, since i also have alot of space .. but ya know, my “too long” posts thing. i have lots to talk about this post including: how my day went and what i did, the 30 day challenge i chose, this blog, EMOJIS, and more!

first up: my day. like i said in my last post, i woke up at 2:30pm today (well, technically yesterday since it’s 12:08am 1/3 now). i started out by opening all of the windows and “baking” vanilla (see below) because i knew my dad would be home from work in a few hours, and i smoked [cigarettes] SOO much in the house even though i’m not supposed to =X then i had some coffee, chilled out, then ate a couple bagels with cream cheese (yo, plain thomas bagel things are the fricken bomb! especially when you toast them and spread on a nice layer of whipped cream cheese .. heaven!!). fun fact: never liked cream cheese until a few years ago when a dumbass at dunkin donuts put cream cheese on my bagel instead of butter .. i said fuck it and ate it and  i was literally in heaven. bagels with cream cheese are now officially my favorite food; take note =] i did some blog stuff like researching and reading .. then a little after 5 when my dad was on his way home from work he texted me telling me to pack up the tablet he got me for xmas so he can go return it. oh, and i also asked him for a few bucks to catch the bus to get my methadone tomorrow/today since my lazy, unmotivated ass didn’t call logisticare (medical transportation company for people on medicaid) for my bus pass until 12/28 when i was supposed to call them like AT LEAST 3 weeks in advance .. oops. but yeah, i’ve basically just been sitting here at the PC for the past like +7-8 hours playing on youtube (check out my channel!) and subscribing to like, everything. then i finally got around to writing, editing, and posting the previous post. i also browsed for some themes, and damn! making a nice “layout” is easier said that done! actually, scratch that .. all of it is hard as shit! can’t i just have something nice and plain for now that’s easily customizable? hmm, what else about my day? ha! yo, i literally took the world’s longest crap today, seriously. i wish i took a picture .. i actually contemplated it, too. it was AT LEAST a foot long. okay, that’s enough on that .. i signed up for this blogging 101 online class thing by the daily post. i’m really excited for it to be honest; i’m really hoping it’ll help me in becoming the journal blogger person girl yeah i want to become =] until then, [i’m pretty sure i’ve asked this before] do y’all have any tips/advice/sites you can link me to/etc. for me, based on what you have read so far?? 

oh, i almost forgot .. baking vanilla you may ask? Well i’m sure you’ve read somewhere on the internet that if you put a couple of capfuls of vanilla into a coffee cup and put it into the oven for an hour on 300° your house will smell delicious .. unfortunaly, it didn’t work the way i thought it would .. but it did get rid of the smell obviously since my dad said it smelt delicious when he got home and thought i was baking =] so yay for that.

and i’m sure you want to know why i want to return my tablet .. well i specifically asked for a certain android for xmas .. i knew he probably wouldn’t get it for me due to the fact that this particular one was only on sale from like 5-9pm on thanksgiving at toys r us, so i didn’t expect him to go to toys r us on thanksgiving. but it was a decent android SUPER on sale, so yeah. well he ended up getting me the shittiest windows tablet ever for STUPID reasons. so he is returning it and getting me an equally shitty android .. but whatever because android > windows .. well in this case lol. he got me the nextbook 8.1, and i’m getting the nextbook 7 //shrug oh well. i’ll still use his PC for most things (like this), but it’s nice to be able to bring outside to smoke or when i’m soo lazy on the couch. but yeah .. luckily it only took me like 10 minutes to get everything off the tablet (pix, docs, passwords, etc.) and get it all packed up. to be honest, i was gonna keep the sd card that came with it, but i couldn’t get the sticker to come off without it leaving sticker on the package. so i decided to be nice and put the card back in the box. besides, what would happen if the employee was actually smart enough to look in the box for the SD card just to tell my dad “no, can’t return it” .. that wouldn’t be the worst thing though since i would have had it, but oh well.

after submitting my last post, i realized that highlighting my questions for y’all in pink was pretty obnoxious .. and although it’s pretty helpful, it doesn’t match at all. from here on out, i’ll use a better color. i couldn’t find a better color to match the current layout, so i’m just going to bold the questions for the time being.

so, i decided i’m going to do the ~5 YEAR CHALLENGE~ according to april of cup of delight. She actually got the idea from tami taylor of debbiehodge.com. now their versions are for actual journals, but whatever! when i get around to starting my art journal, i’ll find different prompts =]. just by looking at january, i know this is going to be fun .. some questions are pretty thought provoking, while others are pretty ordinary and boring. ah well! check out my next post for my first three days =] i think i might also do a drawing and/or photography one, but the keyword is THINK. and i don’t have to start right now! i really need to get myself up and running before i overwhelm myself. until then, just my daily “dear diary” and my 5 year challenge, deal? deal. oh yeah, speaking of drawing challenges .. i found the cutest responses to a drawing challenge by a girl who calls herself wedgie; check them out here! i was also thinking of doing like a half and half drawing/photo challenge by maybe going through deviant art and finding something. that’s a really awesome idea, don’t cha think? #1 i can’t draw for shit, and #2 that would be a challenge in itself trying to find the a picture i like best for each day. yeah, i’m gonna do it!!

some questions for you guys: #1 what do y’all think of my about me page? anything i should add/delete/etc? i’m actually kind of surprised i came up with all of that on my own; usually i absoluty SUCK at writing bios about myself.  #2 have you ever heard of the happiness project by gretchen rubin?? can you tell me more about it? did you try it? did it work for you? i’m kind of intrigued, but it seems pretty complicated. i definitely deserve to be happy, but i don’t even know where to start .. i have NOTHING going on in my life right now, but so much at the same time *sigh*. #3 how do y’all feel about me typing in all lowercase instead of correctly? how about when i use apostrophes as quotes like ‘blah blah’ instead of “blah blah”? to be honest, it’s just alot easier to type ‘ than ” .. yeah, i’m really that lazy =/ #4 when it comes to writing prompts, x day challenges, and the link .. what are your favorite websites for these topics, and why? how about actual therapeutic journaling? 

EMOJIS!! as you’ve noticed, i found an emoji plugin for wordpress, so i downloaded and added it to my visual editor =] i’m so excited, and there are soo many! these are my favorites ~~> PSSH! looks likes i can’t use plugins on the .com version. I was dumb and made this post before I installed the emojis I downloaded on wordpress.ORG .. blah blah blah. UNLESS .. there IS an admin panel on .com, and I just can’t find it? help? 

god, i’m soo overwhelmed on things i want to write and talk about with you guys .. but i just wanted a short and sweet post. when i have more time i’ll do a random post .. i still have to a do a decent “about me” post in which i tell you about what’s going on in my life and how i got here and all that “fun” stuff anddd i need to do an “about these people” post in which i tell you about the people in my life that i’ll talk about in my life.

i’ll do a few more paragraphs .. i’m 27 (11/13/87 is my birthday =]), how old are you? i’m telling you my age because i want to know: do anyone of you remember AOL zines? how about those corny little websites we used to make on like geocities, angelfire, but not expage (lol)? i don’t even really remember what they were called if they even had a real name. i had a couple, they were all lame. it was a privilege if you had a domain name. and i can’t remember ANY popular site. then we had guilds? and the quilting bee? i can’t find SHIT anymore. i remember funkychickens.com; surprisingly they’re still online! they were my main source for learning html .. i wonder if i browse through there if i’ll find any of the popular sites .. lol on their main page it says something about expage.com! so i typed expage.com in my browser and they don’t exist anymore, ha! but yeah, i can’t find any popular sites .. ah well. do you know if any are still up [and running]? 

as you may have [but probably haven’t] read on my first post, i talked about coming up with my blog’s name, but not what i actually settled with. obviously, i came up Thoughts Gone Awry since Thoughts Gone Astray was unfortunately taken .. by someone who only wrote like 2 posts years ago! i was kinda pissed! but oh well. i mean, astray definitely sounds better than awry, but they both basically mean the same thing, and that’s what matters. also, i was able to make my username for wordpress blo0dchild, so that’s nice too. do you like it? why/why not? 

one last paragraph .. xmas. what did i get for xmas? i got that tablet and a little protective case for it, a coloring book (wtf why), a variety puzzle book (again, wtf why), some milk duds (finally, wtf why .. my teeth! my poor teeth!), chocolate coin crisp things(<~~~ all from dad), socks, a couple poofs aka shower loofahs (<~~~dad and sister), those aloe sock things (sister), a walmart (dad) and itunes (dad’s gf) gift card, both for $15 (really, only $15? gtfo), and this ugly bracelet that i’ll never wear (dad’s gf). yeah, i didn’t get much, but i’m not complaining .. actually i am as you read, but whatever. i’m grateful =] of course i didn’t wake up until like 2-3pm since my sleep schedule is fucked .. my dad and his gf coming home from her house woke me up. so we all opened gifts, then we went to TGIFridays for dinner and it was yummy =] i got the 2/$15 deal and picked the spinach dip and a medium rare sirloin with mashed taters and mixed veggies =D we were SUPPOSED to drive around and look at the xmas lights after dinner, but my dad’s gf wanted to go home because i hate her so we didn’t go =( i was legit pretty mad but oh well cos playing on the internet was more fun, i guess. plus i didn’t go to sleep until like 6am because i spent all night playing on the new tablet. i slept right through my alarm to go dose (pick up my methadone) which really sucked because they were only open from 7-10am on 12/26 for some stupid reason.

what did YOU get for xmas? what did you do? if you don’t celebrate, what DO you celebrate? does that holiday include exchanging gifts? if so, what did you get? 

alrighty, i’m off to do my challenges ..

writing a blog .. what’s the difference between a personal blog and a journal??

obviously alot .. i’ve been wanting to journal for a long time now, and i do on and off. it started the first time i went to detox about two years ago exactly .. exactly because i remember watching the ball drop with a few fellow junkies in the common room of a popular nj psychiatric hospital. two minutes after, the techs made us go to sleep =( <~~ see, this is why i wanted to name this blog “ruminating thoughts”. actually, i wanted to name it something like “ruminating thoughts .. thoughts gone astray” but the double thoughts didn’t go well in my opinion so it’s just “thoughts gone astray” for now. ahh, and see most of this paragraph isn’t even about my answer to the question above! let’s see if i can answer it now ..

okay, i guess a blog is basically peoples opinions and facts and stuff about stuff .. but that’s kind of what a journal is too?! ugh, whatever. i’m just gonna say this is my journal blog thing .. i’m not journaling, i’m blogging (or vice versa) i journal in my blog .. yes/no? either way, i’m doing this more for myself than for others, and i’m doing it for fun, not for money (although it would be awesome to eventually become internet famous and make money!).

i feel like i’m not doing paragraphs right, but oh well cos #1 this is my blog and #2 my first post! unfortunately, i didn’t do very well in school, so i’m not good at the whole grammar thing (i can spell though =] and know the difference between you and to and etc.). anyways, why did i start this you may want to know? well, a few weeks ago i was screwing around on youtube and came across grav3yardgirl, who was doing a video called “DOES THIS THING REALLY WORK?!” i don’t remember what the product she tried was called (she’s done a whole bunch), but i’ve been watching her since then. she has madd different topics, such as hauls, follow me around this store, favorites of the month, paranormal (earlier videos, hence her name .. she doesn’t do them anymore =( ), regular vlogs, and much more. check her out! i kinda want to model my blog (and eventual vlog .. more about that later) after her channel .. like she’s really interactive, and that’s what i want to do with you guys .. maybe not on here as much as on my eventual vlog, but i promise that once i start getting fans that i want to talk about stuff you guys want me to talk about .. like i’ll blog/vlog about my day/week/life, and then you guys will comment and be like, tell us more about this and that! ask questions! i want to eventually be able to do tags and q&a’s and stuff like that .. maybe it’s because i don’t think i’m that creative enough to come up with any topics? so right now my plans are [hopefully] everyday to #1 one post about day (for therapeutic reasons; to vent and rant and rave) #2 one post (at least) from a monthly writing challenge. and then when i start vlogging i’ll probably talk about the same thing for a while, i don’t know, because sometimes it’s alot easier to talk than type, or listen than read, right?

while doing some “how to start a blog” research, one of the most reoccurring tips told me not to make make posts too long .. but didn’t specify what “too long” meant, which kind of sucks for me considering the facts that #1 the name of this blog (and what i wanted to name it and #2 i predict most of my posts will be “too long” .. but whatever because like i said, i want to interact with you guys, and i figure that as long as i gain and keep readers who like me and interact, that y’all (i feel like i’m the only person born and raised nj that says “y’all” instead of “you guys”) won’t mind my “too long” posts.

so, while i write my next and [probably] (<~~ those are called brackets, right? i need to figure out when it’s appropriate to use them instead of parenthesis .. and you know how like when you’re reading something, like an interview for example, and it’s like [word]? like does that mean the editor or whoever added a word that the interviewee didn’t day, or what? also, what does [sic] mean? yah, i know i can google all this .. but these are just my thoughts, guys!! although i more than appreciate ALL of your feedback =D) final entry of 2014 .. tell me a little more about yourself! how were your holidays; what did you do/get or where’d you go?! what kind of content do you want to see from me? what do you want to know about me? and PLEASE, promote yourself to your friends! i need all the support and love i can get =] also, please! any and all feedback about journaling/blogging/vlogging/this stuff! is GREATLY appreciated and wanted (needed) so if you like what you read already, or think i have potential .. HELP A SISTER OUT! you will be greatly rewarded by being credited and having a permanent link to any and/or all of your social media. THANK YOU!

you know what i just realized? i haven’t even made a wordpress account yet! what if thoughts gone astray is taken?! then what?! i guess i could always use blo0dchild since i use that for everything else, and it would make me easier to find .. but we’ll see!! and if thoughtsgoneastray IS available, maybe i’ll also make blo0dchild and direct it here. okay, see ya.

wait, i lied [again]! emojis for wordpress? like i just said, i haven’t even made an account yet so i really don’t know, but hopefully they have em! i love emojis, especially apple’s .. that’s one of only like 3 reasons why i like their products (well, my phone) but i’ll talk about that in a different post. anyways, if they don’t have them, i wonder if i can find a site with a bazillion of them that i can put into my posts so i don’t have to use generic old =] and stuff. alright, i’m serious this time .. i’m off to make an account, semi (barely) edit this (i’ll explain later), post, then promote! have a fun night!!!