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August 29, 2018

Seven things: personal blogs, perfection, re-reading

reading in pj's
Just some thoughts summed up in list form.

01/ I seem to be re-reading a lot lately as the new books I set out to read don't seem to interest me. I don't know why as I really want to read them. Upon re-reading some of the books, I realize how much I haven't really read them. There seems to be things I have either missed or completely forgotten. And it's interesting to note that books I thought was just so-so before, I now find them completely absorbing and so much more to my liking.

02/ Did you notice that Google/Blogger have removed some of the comment options? There are only three choices now: Google Account, Name/URL and Anonymous. I have noticed the other two options (Name/URL and Anonymous) aren't being used at all. I wonder if it's because readers have to do verification? I have tried commenting without being signed into Google but I have to go through verification such as picking pictures with which one has cars or road signs and I ended up not using it as I somehow keep getting it wrong. I think maybe readers who doesn't have a Google account would have a hard time leaving comments on blogspot blogs. I have noticed that some Wordpress users now have blogger profiles when they leave comments but they don't blog at Blogger. I guess if someone really wants to leave a comment on your blog, they will find a way. But I am beginning to think Blogger is becoming too exclusive and it almost makes me want to switch to Wordpress.

03/ Why is it that you only think of good ideas in the middle of the night and when you scribble the idea down on a notepad and can't read your writing when you wake up in the morning? It happens to me a few times but most of the time, I'm just too lazy to even write them down. I try repeating it to myself to remember but sadly, I can never remember it.

04/ Am I the only one that sometimes don't know or forgets what day of the week it is? I guess the days just seem to be too much the same to distinguish or I'm simply lazy.

05/ I don't use feeders or a reader to read blogs. I go directly to the blog and is why I still have a blogroll page. I like the surprise of seeing a new post or see a post I have missed. I think it's kind of sad that people aren't reading blogs as they are meant to. People work hard to get their blog to look a certain way so it's only right to read them as they are presented. I just think there is something lost by reading feeds or an email or through a second-hand source. But then again, I suppose I might be deceiving you as I do have bloglovin for this blog you're reading but I don't use it to read blogs.

06/ I'm redoing or I will be redoing most of my artwork before I post them for sell at society6 because I see them now as completely different from when I made them. They just seems to have little faults that I haven't seen before which is being very picky but I can't seem to stop myself trying to perfect them. I do think some of my earlier pieces does need certain improvement though I don't think I'll ever perfect any actual pieces as there's no such thing as perfection when it comes to art, at least, I have never thought so. You can check out my society6 shop here.

07/ Does it seems like I'm an impersonal person and that this blog seems to lack a personal touch? 
I do consider my blog, this blog you're reading, as a personal blog but there's not much personal stuff here. I remember I have talked about this before and still, I don't see it as an issue as I think if you voice your opinion, that's something personal. You don't have to share every detail of your life, every little thing that have happened to you. At least, I have never felt the need to share every little details. Besides, I find the more details you tell, the longer your post, the harder it is to get to the point.

What's on your mind today?

8 comments:

  1. I am reading the 3rd crazy asian book 'rich people problems' by Kevin Kwan.

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    1. I have heard of those books but I'm not a fan of them.

      thanks for dropping by, have a lovely day.

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  2. I use bloglovin but I always click over to read posts at the blogs. I don't have time to go through a blogroll. I didn't notice that change to the blogger comments, I guess because I usually am signed in to google. But I find wordpress comments system really annoying, and squarespace is the worst. As for whether you come across as impersonal - no, your personality always shines through your posts.

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    1. I never had any problems with wordpress or squarespace but there are certain blogs that makes you sign into something before commenting - those are the blogs that I think are harder to comment.

      thanks for dropping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. I've been rereading lots of books lately as well, so I'm glad to hear others do the same. Love the artwork at the top of this post Lissa, absolutely gorgeous. I've also just checked out your shop and I will be keeping a close eye on it for the future.
    Have a lovely week.

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    1. I love re-reading because you're not disappointed when you read them, you know what's going to happen.

      thanks for dropping by, have a lovely day.

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  4. Just wanted to say wrt 02, that was the problem I had previously leaving a comment on your blog! After many rounds of verification, the page wouldn't load. However, I just managed to leave a comment and this too using my phone, which somehow didn't trigger the same checks.

    Also 05, yes. I realise recently that my posts look quite different on mobile and it's quite a pity because I write them with the layout of the desktop in mind.

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    1. yeah, it's a bit difficult to leave a comment on a blogspot blog if you're not sign into google. but thank you for trying.

      I do like that bloggers still make their blog look good but yes, it's a bit disappointing to see a blog on a tiny screen as it really isn't the same.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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