5.14.2012

Things I'm Afraid to Tell You


Meg Biram has organized for a whole bunch of bloggers (listed below) to participate in ‘Things I’m Afraid to Tell You’ series which was started by Jess from Makeunder My Life.  I am sure many of you know about this series, as there is a movement among bloggers for more transparency.  So, here it goes, contradictions and all:

  • I’m a bit of a homebody, and like to go to bed at 9:30 or 10 pm. 
  • ‘Social media’ is a bit of a daunting world to me.  I’ve only recently learned how to use twitter.  The whole nature of all of this being twenty-four/seven is a bit overwhelming.
  • I want to be able to unplug, for as long as I want to, with no apologies needed.
  • I appreciate the honesty of bloggers, and support the idea of transparency, but also firmly believe no one should feel they owe it to their readers to share very personal things.
  • I don’t really exercise.  I like to do yoga, but have only gone to three classes in the last several years.  I do want to change this, but really lack the motivation to do so right now.
  • Our apartment is often a mess, and we’re frantically cleaning before people come over.
  • I’ve been scared of showing my personal artwork; but the support I’ve found has encouraged me to do so.
List of bloggers participating today:
Cassie: Coco + Kelley / Christine: Court & Hudson / Caitlin: Sacramento Street / Roxy: My Cup of Te/ Crystal: Blog / Meg: MIMI+MEG / Ashlina: The Decorista / Katie: Modern Eve / Erin: Apartment 34 / Erica: Design Blahg / Victoria: Vmac & Cheese / Christine: Miles to Style / Franki: Life in a Venti Cup  / Sue: The Zhush / Erika: Radiant Republic / Gabrielle: Savvy Home / Monika: The Doctor's Closet / Naomi: Design Manifest /Tobe: Because It's Awesome / Lynzy: Sparkling Footsteps / Hitha: Hitha On The Go / Sarah: Note To Self / Liz: So Much To Smile About / Sarah: Blogstar/ Alissa: The Goods Design / Jessie: Style & Pepper / Erika: Small Shop Studio  / AV: Long Distance Loving / Maggie: Maggie Rose Blog / Nicole: The City Girl In Me / Priscilla: The Best Laid Plans / Jen:Concrete Jungle DC / Janelle: Food Fashion Fitness / Natalie: East Coast Chic

Thanks again to Jess for her initial post, and to Ez for starting the movement. 

Here are the bloggers that participated in Ez's Wave No.1 of Things I'm Afraid To Tell You:
Design for Mankind | Little Brown Pen | Beautiful Hello | Curating Style | Sweet Fine Day | The Jealous Curator | Happy Days | Sage & Berries | Really Handmade | Peck Life | Satsuma Press | Rena Tom |For the Easily Distracted | The Hemborg Wife | Vitamini Handmade | Courtney Khail Stationery and DesignMeg in Progress | Dando Photography Blog | Widdershins22 | Alison Citron | Pink Moon Daily | Just Pretty Things | From China Village | Tea with Me | The Darling Ewe | Not Your Average Ordinary | The Electric Typewriter | Elleby Design | Parsimonia {Secondhand With Style} | Life as an Artistpreneur | Hello Cupcake | Dellie | The A & B Stories | Pretty Little Things | Feistyelle | Nib & Zed | Well and Cheaply | I Ripple. I Dance. | Whitfield Awesome Blog | Foxtrot Press | Dry As Toast | The List of Now |Apple Blue | For the Love of | Four Flights of Fancy | Miss Modish | Snapshots & Secrets | Dirty Laundry | Bubby & Bean | Penelope's Press | Little Nostalgia | Vale Design | Pikaland | Fleurishing |Print Pretty | Vespa Tales | Hazel & Agnes | Amanda's Musings | Mo' Funk Designs | Ordinary Mommy | Camp 1899 | In Honor of Design | Liberty's Yarn | Love, Life & Pictures | Stacey Winters |Owl in the Rain | Living Life Creatively | Emma Elizabeth Clease | I Live in Vacouver Now | British Cream Tea

12 comments:

  1. Cheers to you! I admit at first I didn't want to participate. I get annoyed that bloggers bend over backwards sometimes to please readers, or when I hear that readers get annoyed or have certain expectations of bloggers. Exhausting!

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  2. Go Becca! FYI, you're doing so well with the social media stuff - it's how I found you!! And please share more of your artwork, your sketch books are so beautiful!

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  3. I am totally with you on the whole "homebody" thing. I would much rather hang out in bed with a glass of wine and read before bed VS. hanging with friends at a bar or someone's house- my fiance gets mad because he thinks I am not social enough- I love being with friends but more frequently love to relax and be sleeping as early as possible!

    xx Lynzy

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  4. I soooo relate. I think being a new-ish blogger and looking up to these amazing chicks that have been around for a while and have mastered social media and their brand so well can be intimidating. It is for me anyway...

    You should most definitely keep showing your original art work, thats always my favorite part of your blog :)

    Kate
    www.theforgetfulwife.com

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  5. You should definitely show your artwork! I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler-- you should be proud, girl!

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  6. One of my favorite one of these I've read! I am so with you on your first and second, and I loved your point about blogger honesty. I'm honest on my blog, but I don't want to feel pressure to spill my heart to the entire world!

    New to your blog, loving it!

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  7. OMG, #4 was like comforting words that only my mama could provide. She's one of the few people in the world who can calm me down...how'd you manage to do that with one written sentence? Thank you for sharing these today, Becca!

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  8. Hi Becca! Shout it from the mountain tops! Would love to see your artwork :) Your greatest weapon is that it's yours and nobody else's. We're finally able to go on vacation after three years of tight, tight budgets and I'm looking forward to nothing more than a place sans internet. Maybe I'll accidentally drop my phone in the pool hahah I hear ya!

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  9. I love being home and going to bed early more than going out. I'm glad that I'm not the only one!

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  10. Thank you all for your kind comments!! I really appreciate all of you commenting and engaging in this discussion :)

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  11. I can't wait to see your personal artwork!!! I was terrified to put mine out there, and honestly am not happy with a lot of it so I know the feeling. I feel like I'm capable of much better, and just need to throw myself into it... which means unplugging :)

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  12. As a jewelry designer and just starting out with social media, I TOTALLY agree with you....sometimes I'm thinking, really, am I supposed to tweet a picture of my breakfast (ha) but I guess it's just going to take some more time for us. Really enjoyed reading your confessions!

    Amber of Purple Paparazzi
    www.purplepaparazzi.com

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