1/06/2014

Beginner Blogger Intro

I've decided to start blogging. Maybe. I figure I'll use a +/- system to rate my day, and I'll update only when something interesting or catastrophic occurs, or if I think of something terribly witty. I probably won't write in full sentences, but instead I'll opt for a Bridget Jones-esque narration of events.

Here are 2013's highlights:
+ Gallbladder removed after years of annoyance
--- Six degrees of complications: sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, herniated disc, piriformis syndrome with sciatica, so on and so forth
+/- Physical therapy to address decondition due to illness - now I exercise daily

Wow, last year left much to be desired. Before becoming ill I had aspirations of grad school and a future in cognitive rehab, but now I'm not so sure. This year my goal is to do something everyday to improve my life. Whether it's getting an MRI or writing a blog post, I want to start living my life again.

Hmmm, what else? Any given day you can find me slaughtering Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty, digging in Minecraft, and frolicking around Skyrim. Also, my current project is scanning photo negatives and making digital photo albums. Oh, and watching Dexter with equal parts fascination and horror. Basically, nothing remotely productive.

I've been procrastinating re: writing this post. My motivation: the PowerBeats by Dre giveaway! Here are my questions (comment once daily!)

BLOGGERS: Is there some sort of secret Fight Club rule about blogging? How do I get sponsors? How do I communicate with companies? What about earning money? Tell me everything you can. What posts are your favorite to write?

NON-BLOGGERS: What keeps you coming back to a blog? What convinces you so follow a blogger? What types of posts do you like reading - fashion, advice, reviews? Lots of pictures, lots of text?

Please feel free to ask me questions, too!

17 comments:

  1. I like a good mix between photos and text. Too many words seem to drag on a post.

    Samantha D

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  2. Hi, you have wonderful blog and great post, did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! thank you.
    www.love-joice.com

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  3. I will be honest with you, the giveaways keep me coming back the most. But I also love to look at different recipes by all of the bloggers. Good luck with everything, I am sure you will do well. Happy New Year!!

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  4. I love the recipes and like to red what you all have to say!

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  5. It's all about the content, I have crafters and reviews and giveaways and a little of this and a little of that on my blog. also about Mine Craft my son loves it and it's amazing how he uses his mind for all the different designs he comes up with..lol

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  6. i love new workout ideas, exotic recipes, life hacks, and sarcastic humor!

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  7. I usually discover new blogs through giveaways or on bloglovin. What keeps me coming back is posts on which motivate or inspire, new recipes, travel, new products, and giveaways.

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  8. I like giveaways. They keep me coming back

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I like reading advice stories

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I keep coming back for the amazing giveaways, but my favourite things are the recipe posts, I love trying new things out :D

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  11. I like the giveaways for sure, but I do like reading reviews on products because dollars a tight these days and it's good to read an honest review.

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  12. I enjoy giveaways but I really like the lists you make!

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  13. I'm a non-blogger. I enjoy giveaways but they must be easy to enter and not cluttered to the eye. I follow if I'm forced to but I -ENJOY- following blogs that have a fair amount of photos, an amusing writing style and content that isn't just "filler" - it has to mean something.

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  14. Keep up the great work Katie!! I enjoy your blog!!

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  15. I enjoy giveaways and reading posts both!!

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  16. Of course everyone loves the giveaways.. But what I like most is there actual, genuine interaction with me, when they can. Reminding us that there is an actual person there and not just some robot.

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