Blogger Insecurities

The I should read more guilt trip.

I would be reading way more if I wasn’t watching TV right now.

But I love TV. If it wasn’t pretty great there’s no way Shonda Rhimes would have dedicated her life to it.

You know how people read 100 books in a year? By not watching TV.

Maybe I’ll just start blogging about TV every now and again and hope nobody notices the inconsistency in my supposed book blog.


The am I the only one who finds this behaviour creepy? thought process

This guy everyone is shipping so hard actually behaves pretty inappropriately. Like, if one of my friends told me about him, I would be concerned. The word I would use is murder-ey.

Maybe I’m being oversensitive. Everyone else loves the way that he watches her sleep.

But isn’t it kind of… rapey?

No. If it was, other people would think so too. If I mention it they’ll think I’m a total killjoy.

I mentioned it. Now everyone thinks I’m weird for minding about the whole incest/consent/harassment issue.

Is the problem YA writers, or is it me?

Will people get annoyed if I bring up feminism again?


The I’m just not that into …. issue

Everyone else loves fairies. Why don’t I love fairies?

Remember that movie where every time someone said they didn’t believe in fairies, a fairy died?

I’m basically responsible for mass fairy death. I’m a mass fairy murderer.

People would be really mad if they knew that in addition to not liking fairies, I’ve never seen the Lord of the Rings movies. And not only that, but that I never have any intention of watching them. Ever.

God, I can’t even nerd properly. If people knew of my inadequate nerdyness, they would never read my blog again.


The I suck at Twitter problem

I’m sure no one else has this much trouble thinking up 140 characters.

Why this of all things should trigger my fear of rejection is nonsensical.

As I’m a book blogger, I should probably say something about books, rather than retweeting the fake prime minster account all the time. I don’t think any of my Twitter followers even live in the UK.

It’s so funny though.

Maybe I’ll just tweet another opinion about The Vampire Diaries.

Does anyone other than me still watch The Vampire Diaries?

Oooh! A quote!

Shit. It’s 160 characters.

Maybe I just won’t tweet today.


The I can’t think up a blog post conundrum

Does anyone else have this problem?

I wish I could write smart discussion posts in which I am knowledgeable and erudite.

When I tried to convince my co-workers that Zootropolis is about racism and fear politics they gave me some serious side eye.

I could write about Daredevil, but I’ve already read several articles way more insightful that I would ever be.

I could write a poem about Charlie Cox’s abs.

(I totally couldn’t).

Maybe I should just write another post about how broke I am. Or is that getting uncomfortable?

Being a person is hard, sometimes.

Author: Lydia Tewkesbury

27. Loves a good story.

9 thoughts on “Blogger Insecurities”

  1. You should write about everything and anything you want. I get insecure sometimes too, about people reading 10000000 books a year where I can’t even read the same amount. I LOVE TV shows, too. I want to travel, I don’t want to read all the time, does that make me a bad person? I don’t know, ahah. I love reading, but should I be reading more instead of blogging? OH I ask myself so many questions about this, too. I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone in this.
    I’d love for you to write more about TV, since you watch a lot. I’m sure you’d make awesome recommendations.:)


    1. I’m glad I’m not alone in it too. I think I sometimes just end up putting too much pressure on things.

      There is a good chance I will end up writing about TV more. Netflix is my guilty pleasure in life, haha.

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  2. To be fair, I have the “I could have accomplished so much if only I hadn’t chosen to surf the Internet/watch the movie/sit here and stare at the walls” issue a lot, not just blogging. I mean, I could probably have been a bestselling novelist by now if I took all the time I spent on Buzzfeed and put it to writing a book. :p


  3. This post is both hilarious and so painfully true.

    I’m really hoping you don’t hold back on calling out murdery, rapey, and generally sexist content. Maybe if we get loud enough about how awful and damaging those relationships are, writers will start to listen? Perhaps? (Fingers crossed?) Also, rants are fun to read. =D


    1. Haha, thank you!

      Oh, don’t worry. I won’t. I actually don’t think that I can help myself. I hope that the writers will start to listen. In a tweet a while back Patrick Ness said if you don’t like it, write your own. I thought that was a fair point but at the same time it was blatantly avoiding the issue.

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