Thursday, February 12, 2015

Life of a Blogger - Websites

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat. This feature is designed to let readers and other bloggers get to know us on a more personal level by discussing non-bookish topics. This week's topic is...

Websites (favorites and most used)!

My most used website is easily Facebook. I honestly believe Facebook is a glorious place, filled with Buzzfeed quizzes and pictures of cats. Speaking of Buzzfeed, I also tend to troll around on that website quite a bit. Besides Facebook, Buzzfeed, and other miscellaneous quiz/lists I find on Facebook, I frequent Blogger, Goodreads, and Google. Blogger is a bit self explanatory since this blog is hosted by Blogger. As for Goodreads, I think it's possibly one of the most useful websites on the internet. Goodreads is how I shelve all the books I want to read and have waiting to be read. As an ebook reader, it can be difficult to manage the books I have without Goodreads. Then there is Google. For my design classes, I often use Google to find research images. Also, Google is just awesome - you can find all the things!

There are also the websites on which I want to spent all my money. Amazon is a great website because there are so many things and I can get two day shipping on many things via Prime. I'm also obsessed with ModCloth and Wildfox.


Literally so much tumblr. Too much tumblr. Also YouTube. I am lam, I use the most used sites. Wiki sites.

If we're going off of what Chrome tells me are my most used sites, I apparently visit this blog and also Blogger quite a bit, which I suppose makes sense considering I read all the blog posts and reviews that aren't mine and and also refresh Blogger quite often because I always end up opening a draft and then having to leave and not being able to work on it and then closing the tab, and then trying again later, but having it happen again, and repeat infinitely.

Next, we have Tumblr, which I think is only not higher up because the tab is generally always open and I refresh when I feel the need to so the "hits" are probably lower, which places it as my third most used site which is still pretty high up so "it just goes to show you stuff." (That's a reference to Over The Garden Wall, which is this 10-episode miniseries that YOU HAVE TO WATCH RIGHT NOW) But uhm yeah, I waste a lot of time on Tumblr and it's getting really unhealthy. Sob.

Twitter, I use more on my phone but occasionally on the computer as well. I personally think that if you're not following me on Twitter you are missing on the most hilarious and also probably most mentally unstable (but in a totally witty and relatable way) aspect of my personality and I probably resent you a little.

I use Facebook a lot (but never during class, mom). It's pretty rad. I think people who think they're too cool for Facebook are actually really lame (not people who just don't use it because they don't want to or are uninterested or some other reason. Just people who are like "ugh Facebook is so lame no one uses it anymore. I'm not going to rant about this here but just know that I'm judging you).

I also have an unhealthy obsession with YouTubers, the platform for which is naturally YouTube. Many of them. I don't want to start naming any because I don't want to leave any out but then I can't list them all but it takes up a lot of my time. VidCon has been my goal for like all of the years.

I love to order things online and might have an addiction so not only is Amazon one of my most visited sites but also just sites for clothing stores I frequent and sites like Etsy as well.

I also like websites like Buzzfeed and Thought Catalog. Also news sites.

Also Pinterest even though I can never do any of the things described.

Okay, what we're getting out of this is that I use the internet way too much and I have way too many favorite and highly used websites so I'm just gonna stop talking now and props to you if you kept reading this far. Peace out cub scouts.

So basically I spend 100% of my life chilling on the internet. Facebook and Google are easily tied for my most visited website -- I'm one of those people who never got over the Facebook craze because I just love the chat feature too much to let it go. As for Google, I ask so many dumb questions to myself that I absolutely need an answer to and refuse to ask other people about: example: how to apply suction cups effectively on surfaces that aren't windows or metal. I also love Tumblr and Youtube and Buzzfeed, although my Buzzfeed obsession is waning because of their blatant disregard for actually interpreting statistics and publishing completely biased news which is presented to the masses as a complete truth.

Otherwise, Google Chrome tells me that I visit this blog, Blogger, Gmail, and my school's website an awful lot. Other than that, I tend to spend a lot of time reading news articles, and I frequent Time and other news websites, and also satire things, like The Onion fairly often. Also, HuffPost which is like a fun combination of real news, satire, and Buzzfeed. Also I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia/Wikihow because I just like to know things but real research takes lots of time and this provides an easy medium for it.

What are your favorite websites?
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