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  1. Pauline
    08/06/2017 @ 2:22 am

    I don’t think you should ever ‘force’ yourself into a blogging schedule unless that’s what you like! I know I really like having a schedule because one of my New Year’s goals was to be as consistent as possible when it comes to my blogs. I’ve been going on and off over the past 2 years but this year I made a commitment and proud of how far it’s going right now!

    I think not a lot of people realise (especially those who don’t blog) how much effort it takes to actually create those headers / matching photos / themed photos etc. I really admire those that do it so well and so consistently!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, enjoyed having a read through it. Good luck with your schedule too! You’ve actually really motivated me to look through my blog and ‘clean’ it up a bit xD

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    • Adri
      08/07/2017 @ 1:53 am

      Very commendable, Pauline. I guess I really need something else (coughmoneycough) for me to start following whatever schedule I decide. I still get the feeling I would never follow it no matter how much I try (try as in putting these events on my desktop calendar, my wall calendar, my smartphone calendar, my Kindle calendar and then have alarms or vibrates on them). Still, I really do need to master time management when it comes to these things. I’ll probably be ending up blogging whatever and wherever as I see fit.

      The reason why I rarely use photos or image headers on my blogs is because I lack motivation. I know (and many in my life even say so) that my graphic designing skills are very on part. It’s like me and calligraphy and lettering and fine arts— I know I’m good at it, but I don’t have the motivation to make them. So, I also commend the bloggers who take the time to create these image headers (and even include images throughout the entry as fit). Me, when there’s automatic contect, I just go ahead and write it down and not bother creating any images, even if it’s coming from those free royalty-free image sites like Pexels and Pixabay LOL.

      Speaking of cleaning up, I started going through minimal decluttering on my room last year. It was going great so far, but then, once again, the motivation and drive just faded away and end up being lazy with my room organization again. That’s the same thing with all my blogs together. It’s sad haha. XD
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  2. Maroon Caludin
    08/06/2017 @ 12:15 pm

    I really need to get back to FFXV some century. XD

    I also tend to be bad with online stuff. I have a habit of disappearing!

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    • Adri
      08/07/2017 @ 1:54 am

      The “Comrades” multiplayer DLC isn’t out yet, still in alpha stages. But yes, you need to get back to it, get “Comrades,” then we can play together haha!
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  3. Hiro
    08/07/2017 @ 2:49 pm

    The part of your client project you’re talking about (the planning) sounds to me like the most exciting part of projects. That’s the part I love when creating… Fleshing the details out, trying to figure out what to put where… Good luck finishing it!

    And yeah; blogging has changed a lot. It used to be mostly lifestyle or fandom based blogs basically writing whatever, whenever (which was like, every day), but these days, it seems a lot more like every serious blogger is serious. Like a business. I haven’t really made myself a schedule yet, but I hope I’ll write at least once a month. I really don’t know how I managed to update my LiveJournal 5 times a day back in my good old high school days…. What could I possibly have been doing to have so much to write about and think about?

    What did you do today Hiro? Oh. I got up. Brushed my teeth. Ran to the train station. Worked for 9 hours. And came home exhausted. And ate leftover food. And went to bed.
    Oh, ok. Exciting. IKNOWRIGHT.
    Anyways, I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m back now, making less sense than I ever did. :P

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    • Adri
      08/08/2017 @ 8:02 pm

      Haha, I know exactly what you mean. When I opened my first blog using Blogger (before it became part of Google), it was around 2000 or 2001, can’t remember much, but I remembered that it was on a subdomain of my very first domain and around that time, I was into everything Japanese (manga, anime, video games, even J-Pop) with some early K-Pop in them. I even remember my first blog layout. It was dark orange and slapped a photo of a young Lee Hyori (when she used to be with one of the early K-Pop girl groups, Fin K.L.) as my header. I remember borrowing my cousin’s copy of Photoshop 7, as I was just a fresh college graduate with a minor in multimedia that I knew how to manipulate graphics, basic HTML with some basic CSS, and Blogger templates. My entries then were mostly about my fandom and plans of opening more fansites too. And then, I wanted my blog to be a lot more “independent” and began to learn how to build themes using Greymatter (CGI-based blogging platform, no longer existing of course), and then I can’t remember what on earth I wrote about. It was probably about fandom and some petty dramas I got myself involved with. Female bloggers in the early days were serious divas LOL.

      I really do like planning. In fact, in the professional field, that’s a required step so all team members involved with the project can see it. But, like you said, (sometimes) planning things out before execution is indeed the most exciting part. :)
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  4. Mikari
    08/07/2017 @ 3:06 pm

    FFXV looks so fun!!!

    That’s an interesting story about WP, I didn’t realize it was that old.

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    • Adri
      08/08/2017 @ 9:04 pm

      Yup. It’s old. Pretty old LOL.

      And FFXV, I await for your PS4, while I also await for the final release of Comrades. We’ll be kicking ass with the royal homeboys together LOL ;)
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  5. Maroon Caludin
    08/08/2017 @ 11:48 am

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
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  6. Tara
    08/19/2017 @ 6:48 pm

    There is nothing wrong about having or not having a blogging schedule. Having done both, I can see the pros and cons of it. It’s nice to have a predictable schedule, but at the same time, I feel like that really ties you down. After doing it for two years or so, I’m just burnt out from it, so I’ve definitely relaxed my schedule the last couple of months. I’m blogging when I can right now, and it feels a lot freer than before.

    I’ve done some gaming lately, as well as reading quite a bit. That’s another reason why I reduced my blogging output — I realised that I’ve been blogging too much, and that took away my time for other hobbies. I played two new games in the last couple of months, and it’s been a blast.

    Blog when you can, and blog however you want. Do what works for you!

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    • Adri
      08/20/2017 @ 3:53 pm

      After seeing so many of these scheduling drafts I’ve made on my notebook, I realized overall that, like you said, scheduled blogs in general will really tie you down. In a sense, I also thought that my own personal biology (in other words, my mood LOL) had become my “blogging schedule.” If I do crave on blogging, and it turns out to be a “must write” type of entry, I will write it. Most of the time, especially when I’m away from my laptop, I do crave on blogging. But when I get home, I get distracted and do something else instead.

      A lot of niche-less bloggers have blogs as a personal therapeutic method. For someone like me, I can’t stick to just one personal therapeutic method. I need to do something else, from art to video games to reading to other things, for me to relax.

      Thanks for stopping by Tara! Good seeing you here!

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  7. Sakura
    08/27/2017 @ 5:33 am

    Hi! Sorry that I haven’t been visiting your blog. I look forward to see more of your blog entries too! You have an unique blogging style of using footnotes which I don’t see it in any other blogs. I think that’s what makes your blog unique and stand out from the rest. Don’t worry about forcing yourself to blog more (even I would love to see more of it but not when you are forcing yourself to do so).

    It’s nice to see that you have been blogging for over 10 years. I still remember the days on using Greymatter (whoa, seriously I don’t think much bloggers remembered it!). I still remembered myself of using Cutenews (though it is not exactly cute, haha) before switching to WordPress.

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