Move to Tumblr

I’m moving to Tumblr and stopping using this blogsite. I’ve realised that as I already use it to follow many blogs, and I barely have the commitment to maintaining one blogsite, it doesn’t make sense to stay here any longer. Plus I kind of want to cut ties with this blog, I no longer feel the posts reflect who I really am, simply who I was. And I don’t think they reflect that particularly well either. Feel free to find me at industrialpet.tumblr.com, read, follow or whatever. Thanks awesome people.

 

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Tumblr: why I’m wary, but why I may Succumb

Hey people, I realised that I mentioned Tumblr rant in my last post, and I kind of thought it would be best to get that out of the way before Thursday. Reason being I get my A-level results and find out whether all will still go to plan or whether my life is ruined forever.

Truth be told, I think I’m annoyed by Tumblr not for what it does, but for how those features are used. Pages and pages of images “reposted” from here there and everywhere like their owner cannot touch a mouse and resist clicking endlessly. My posts may be few and far between at times using WordPress but I do feel a sense of satisfaction that though my blog might not generate a great deal of traffic, it takes a bit of thought, and a bit of time. Browsing the Tumblr blogs of friends I find very little that is really *theirs*. I know this isn’t true of everyone but it is a little saddening.

I think my favourite Tumblr to date is still STFU couples as I really do love seeing grown adults behaving even more abysmally with their “twue wuvs” than I did at 15. Thankfully I’ve *almost* completely grown out of it now. The thing is, it’s not really a personal blog, it relies heavily on people sending in their own submissions. In fact, all the Tumblrs I actually *enjoy* are like that. As a personal platform it seems to encourage the “post-and-reblog-stuff-people-like-for-more-followers” behaviour, which is fine in small doses but it seems to be way too heavy on that. Even people who I know aren’t particularly inclined to care at all how many followers they have, hits they generate etc keep pushing for the first 100, first 1000… And so on and so on. Also having just read the Zach Inglis post on all the trouble he had with Tumblr I am more put off than ever.

Despite it all, however, I feel I should at least try it as a blogger as opposed to just a reader to see for myself. I was thinking of maybe maintaining the WordPress as a personal blog and using Tumblr as a sort of commentary on things I consider of importance.

Though something tells me there are already a million-and-one opinionated young women on such a platform.

Until next time,
Zoë

Update 17/08/11: I created a Tumblr last night, have gone to post on it today and have already received the “sorry, over capacity” error message. We’re off to a flying start already.

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The 30 day letter challenge: To hell with it

Hey all,

It’s been a long time since I posted, sorry about that. I’ve been kept very busy with college, exams, and recently, looking for work and spending time with the boyfriend. All very important I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s become apparent that I will never finish the letter challenge and also that I don’t really want to, it strikes me as a bit of a Tumblr thing and if I wanted a Tumblr I’d have one.

I’ll leave the Tumblr rant for another day but for now, an update. Can’t remember the last time I wrote one of these so it’s going to be pretty comprehensive. I’m 18 now, if you didn’t know. College is over, I worked like a dog in exams and I hope it paid off (it better have, I was killing myself over them) and I’m still sorting out university accommodation because I totally lack organisation. Looks like I’ll be living in a box in the courtyard at UCL – result! Still with George and things are going smoothly there, I may have got a little drunk and soppy at the Prom… I’ve lost a bit of weight – seems strange to mention but one of you enquired about it on my formspring the other day – so I thought I’d share.

My hobbies have extended to watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic over and over again, and Rastamouse with the kid I babbysit. I’m knitting again, and this summer trying to read the Bible. Unfortunately there are many distractions including the jobhunt, Warcraft and my DS. Again, some shameless self promotion: My main character is Nomnomkitty, a blood elf warlock, secondary is Cerberluna, Worgen druid and I have another I’m dicking about with called Moomoobashy, a Tauren druid. Realm is Nagrand. Feel free to talk. Though I appreciate that it was the most pointless bit of self-promotion ever being as if you play, or even care, about WoW you’ll be playing right now, not reading a blog by a London girl who will probably bore you to tears. And finally I’m expecting a new cousin any day now, and come December I’ll be an auntie. It’s all very exciting.

Thanks for being so patient with me yet again, hopefully update soon, maybe with the Tumblr rant. Have a nice day. x

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Day Twenty-three: The Last Person I Kissed

Dear George,

I could write all the things I love about you, I could tell you yet again how you make me feel and how great I think you are and how grateful I am to have you, but there are some problems with that: First off, it’s not something I can put down in words; secondly, this is the internet, and no-one else cares; and lastly, if I’m doing my job right you already know all of these things, I know I tell you enough!

Unfortunately, I don’t know what else I’m meant to do with this post… Hmm…

I guess all that’s left to do here is thank you for making these past couple of months so lovely. I can’t help but smile when I’m with you, everything is just so simple and nice and I stop stressing about college or my weight or never having any money, I just enjoy your company. And that’s more than enough. I don’t care what we’re doing, I just like goofing off with you. And I can’t believe I worried so much about being out with you and your cousins after your birthday – they’re so welcoming. I feel like a bit of an idiot about that in retrospect, to think I was all quiet and subdued!

But I digress, the main thing I wanted to say is… I loved that last kiss we shared, and I know I’ll love those that follow. Because whatever we do, you make me happy.

Lots of Love,
Zoë
xxx

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Day Twenty-two: Someone I want to give a Second Chance to.

You stupid boy,

Just be my friend, ok? That’s all I’ve ever wanted from you and you know it. I’ve never considered you attractive and besides, I’ve been involved with too many of your friends. Stop being a fucking idiot though, you’re so full of shit sometimes and I genuinely feel uncomfortable with some of the things you say and do. Much as I want to punch you in the face at times, I do appreciate that maybe we just rub each other up the wrong way and there’s a slim chance you’re an actual human being.

Lots of love, and don’t read into that,
Zoë
xxx

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Day Twenty-One: Someone I Judged by Their First Impression

Dear world,

I’m going to hold my hands up and freely admit that if I’ve met you, I did judge you by your first impression. We all do it, it’s just a fact of human nature. What I won’t do is judge you from what I’ve heard about you or any contact we may have had prior to us being in the same room.

I make no apologies for this, because something I am always sure to do is allow a little settling-in time. I am prepared to get to know you, and see if your first impression really reflects you. I don’t like people, so I make extra effort with those who I think there might be more to, in the hope you’ll show me that not everyone is the same.

And fact is, I love some of you so dearly despite not always having the best start. There’s good and bad in everybody. Be upfront about both, and we’ll get along just fine, because when we clash, it will be real. I just want to feel real.

Lots of love,
Zoë
xxx

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Day Twenty: The One who Broke my Heart the Hardest

I hate to break it to you darling, but you don’t exist. The one I’ve cared for most in my life was never mine to start with, so I never gave him anything nearly so important as my heart. He knows who he is, I’m sure of it.

I know at least one of you is reading this thinking you broke me, but get over yourself. You had a fraction of my flighty heart for a small snatch of time. Much as I may have loved you, you never had it all. Which is good because you never deserved it.

Lots of love Blow me bitch,
Zoë
xxx

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