I'm not really sure how you go about doing on of these.
Whenever I decide to blog, I go in with a "This will be the one. I will blog the blog!" attitude. My gumption normally fizzles out in a week. The only blog I've managed to keep up is my Tumblr account, but that's probably because the only effort in Tumbling is clicking a re-blog button. I have literally 3 posts on my Tumblr that I've written. All of my other 360 pages are of other people's post or pictures that attract me.
My main issues with blogging are:
A) I always feel like I'm talking (or typing), to myself. When I start feeling that way, I start getting worried that either no one will read my entries, or I'll start rambling and they'll think the whole thing is a joke.
B) I am a rambler. A rambley rambler. If there were a rambling competition, and I had to compete against hordes of ramblers from across all of the lands, I would still take the "Best Rambler Cake" cake and ramble about taking the cake. I would go on a five minute detailed explanation about how delicious the cake looked, how I liked that the baker thought to put realistic brown and white spotted cows on the cake, how the cake probably would taste wonderfully if I ate it and washed it down with a glass of milk. Have you ever noticed that a lot of cows aren't really black and white? When my mom and I are driving through smaller towns or past farms or whatever, I always look for the cows. I have an unusual obsession with cows. The obsession stems from literally nothing. One day when I was in about 6th grade, my English teacher had us do a free write on our favorite animal. Up until that time, my favorite animal had been mountain zebras. In that moment though, I knew where my alliance belonged. I was supposed to love cows. Ever since then, I have had an unusual obsession with cows. I'm so obsessed with cows, that I refuse to eat beef. How could I possibly eat my favorite animal? Do you know how cows are tortured just so you can have one of those disgusting McDonald's burgers? My friends and family feed this cow obsession by giving me cows themed gifts. I have stuffed cows, cow print pillows, a picture of a cow, ceramic cows, cow drawings, a cow print rug, a cow soap dish, a cow key-chain, a cow themed piggy bank, cow pillow-pets.. You get the picture. Wait, this isn't supposed to be about how many cow-themed gifts I've received. This is about how cows aren't really black and white. I mean, some are actually black and white. The majority of cows I see when we're driving, though, are brown and white. I'll never call a cow a bovine. Never. Bovine. Bovine. Listen to the word. Booooow-viiiiiine. It's unattractive. Cows is such a... sexy word. Think about it. Cow or bovine. Which would you chose? Cow? Cow. We're calling them cows. This is my blog, I pick the word we use... Shoot! I forgot. I'm supposed to be writing about how I ramble. Eh. If you don't get how much I ramble from that ^, then you just aren't going to get it.
C) I can't find things to blog about.. Would people really want to read about Star Wars, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, or The Arctic Monkeys? I'm always talking about these films, novels, or bands that no one has ever heard of. I don't really tend to like mainstream things, and no, I'm not a hipster. I just can't stand most corporate Hollywood films. they're all the same, in my opinion. Compare Donnie Darko to.. another film with Drew Barrymore, "50 First Dates". Just.. no. I don't even need to go farther. Donnie Darko is the epitome or awesomeness, and 50 First Dates is.. I also hate most novels directed at teens. My favorite novels are The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Carrie by Stephen King, Karma by Cathy Ostlere, and Petropolis by Anya Ulinich. With the exception of Petropolis, all of these novels' main characters are teenagers (Sasha grows throughout Petropolis. She starts the novel as a child, but ends it as an adult), and all of these novels are directed towards teenagers. (I'm not really sure who Petropolis is directed towards... You probably wouldn't want your 13 year old reading it, though.) These novels are well written, and leave the reader with an emotion. (Perks left me feeling uplifted, actually, Carrie made me want to cry for a fellow bulled girl, Karma made me hopeful, and Petropolis made me appreciate things more). The novels have plots with depth, and they at least attempt to challenge the reader. Most teen novels, like any by Sarah Dessen, Melissa de la Cruz, or Stephanie Meyer, don't really have any of that going for them. I must admit, Sarah Dessen opened my eyes to a lot of things when I snuck Someone Like You into the pile of books I'd convinced my mom to buy me from Books-A-Million when I was in 5th grade. At the time, I didn't know that teen pregnancies actually happened (I didn't really understand the concept of pregnancy. I knew that pregnant women had babies in their stomachs, but it didnt click), I wasn't sure how children were conceived, I'd never seen a curse word in print that was worse than "Hell" or "Damn", and I had no idea what ways to consume alcohol were (I'm still not really sure on the last one). After reading Someone Like You, though, all of that changed. Fortunately, for my 10 year old self, Dessen didn't go into detail with the conceiving part. Dessen's characters, much like those of de la Cruz and Meyer, have little to no depth. The plots are pretty much all the same. (Girl has trust issues that sometimes stem from nothing, girl meets douche-bag boy and girl meets kind boy. Girl originally falls for douche-bag boy, but she realizes that kind boy is the one for her. Bang! End of Story.) The main things I got from reading Sarah Dessen's novels were less money and I became slightly more of a feminist. I must admit, though, Sarah Dessen was (and still is) my guilty pleasure. At my highest point, I owned all of her novels. At my current, I only own 3 (my mother sold most of them, included on of my favorites Lullaby). I'm doing it again. I'm digressing. Main point in a nutshell: I can't find anything to blog about.
D) This is my final point (hopefully). I never know how to end these things. Should I end it like I'd end a journal entry with "Ciao for now! ---Adria" or should I end it with a question that makes you want more, like on the last episode of the Sopranos where they cut off mid sentence? "In conclusion, this blog is....." I suck at ending things. I'll stick with my usual "Ciao for now! ---Adria" I don't even speak Italian...
Okay. I'm done with points. I guess I should introduce myself now. Wait! This could be anonymous!.. Never mind. I just remembered that I have a by-line. I'm Adria. It's kind of an obvious pronunciation, in my opinion, but according to most other people it's not. My name has been pronounced "Ah-dria", "Aud-ria", "Ay-dria", " Un-dria", "Au-dri-ana", "Ann-drea", "Mary", "Bill", "Ana-bella". It's pronounced "Uh-dria". "Uh-dria". I'm so used to being called "Au-dria" or "Ay-dria" that I get excited when I hear either of those pronunciations on television.
I'm a huge fan of all thing Star Wars, all things Lord of the Rings, all things Harry Potter, and all things Donnie Darko.. Actually no. I just love Donnie Darko. The sequel (which we shall refer to as The Sequel from the BLACK LAGOON!!!), was awful. It was terrible. I'm begging you not to watch it. Please don't ruin your opinion of Donnie Darko with that.. that.. that rubbish.
I love old films, my favorites are Meet Me in Saint Louis, Rear Window, Auntie Mame, Hush hush Sweet Charlotte, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, and Harvey. (Did you know that the rabbit from Donnie Darko was inspired by the rabbit from Harvey?) I love any film with James Stewart, Gene Kelly, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis (yes, even in her later days), Lena Horne, or Rosalind Russell in it. I also love The Blues Brothers which only counts as an old film for our purposes. Otherwise.. no. Just no.
My taste in music can only be described as "A Cluster of Awesomeness". I'm a fan of Pink Floyd, Black Hippy, Shostakovich, The Moldy Peaches, Angel Haze, Nirvana, Odd Future, the Strokes, Hodgy Beats, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Mozart, Wu-Tang Clan, The Arctic Monkeys, Kid Cudi, The Beatles, Dr. Dog, The Killers, Beastie Boys, MGMT, Beethoven, Santigold, Fleet Foxes, Amy Winehouse, Electric Guest, M.I.A., Elton John, Bela Bartok, Mellowhype, Mastodon, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Polyphonic Spree. I'll probably regret submitting this and remember a band, singer, rapper, composer that I forgot to put in. It's tiring being a fan of this many different musicians, but I make it happen.
I rarely watch television, but when I do I'm watching Adventure Time, Ancient Aliens, or the older episodes of The Office. I used to watch Green Acres on TV Land, but it has be re-canceled.
I love comic books and superheroes. The film "The Watchmen" is about superheroes. Watch it. Read the graphic novel. It's AWESOME. Anyway, yeah, I love superheroes and comic books. I'm really excited about The Dark Knight Rises. Batman is my all time favorite superhero. Dr. Manhattan is second, and there is no third. I like other ones, mind you, but there is no way any other hero will ever be as awesome as those two. I prefer Golden Age comics, but I have more from the 90's.. This sentence is pointless. I just want you to know which comics I prefer.
Um. Okay. That's it.
Ciao for now! Adria
I still hate that ending...