Commenting: Time to Speak Out

As all bloggers do, I encourage all of my readers to comment on my posts to share their thoughts. Two  years ago, I wrote a post about boys and told my readers to comment on it, so that I may help them. This was a gigantic mistake on my part, and today I would like to talk about why.

Almost daily I receive comments very similar to this one.

I like this boy and I am shy. How do I get him to like me? HELP ME ASAP!

No hello, please, thank you, or anything. They don’t even address me by name! It is hurtful for me to basically be treated as an advice slave by a bunch of teenage girls because they don’t know how to use their commenting manners. Sometimes it irritates me so much that I will deliberately not answer a comment for days because I feel hurt. Yes, like all human beings, my feelings do get hurt.

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“x” Album Review

In honour of me seeing Ed Sheeran tonight (yes, I am going to see the wonderful British music genius tonight) I am putting up my review of “x” Ed Sheeran’s latest album. This album is so amazing and I’ve been putting the songs in every playlist I’ve made for weeks, so reviewing it only seemed natural. Thought please remember that I only know my own musical tastes and that’s it. I have zero musical training (though I can play two chords on the guitar.) So, without further ado, here is my review of “x.”

If this review really gets your music vibes going, you can purchase it on iTunes. And next week I’ll let you know if it sounds just as good live! (Yes, I am internally combusting about getting to see him live because I love Ed’s music.)

“x” by Ed Sheeran

1. One

This song is slow and sweet and I always find myself singing along. A lot of Ed’s music is slower, but on this album this slower song is definitely one of my favourites. It’s just too cute and all about there only being one person for you. It’s great for car listening music.

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Goodbye Teenage (And Hello New Blog Name)

Hello Enthusiasts!

Once again, it is Morgan, your friendly neighbourhood blogger, and, as you may have noticed, this blog has a new name. Yep, it is now called “The Enthusiast!” I am so excited to share with you the finished product of #TErenovation and in the rest of this post I will explain my decision to change the name, as well as explain the changes that go along with the name change (don’t worry, it’s not nearly as complicated as it seems.) Continue reading

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What a Filter Can Do: My Instagram Photo Realities

The other day my mother sent me this article and I laughed for a solid 15 minutes because of how accurate it is! While I am not the world’s most amazing Instagrammer (I forget to take pictures, unless I want to look cool or prove I have a life) but I agreed with every word Olivia said. The pictures you post on Instagram say one thing, but the reality behind them says another. Because while I look like a cool hipster with ombré hair who drinks tea and has interesting reading taste, I’m really just a dork who was allowed on social media.

This all said, I thought I would show you all the realities of my Instagram photos because like it or not, my life actually does not come in Early Bird filter style.

1. The Professional Photo

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My Photo Says:

Wow, look at how professional I am. Look at all those books that I’ve read and that notebook that I’ve obviously taken very important notes in. I mean complete business. This girl is ready to take on the world because she knows how to run a professional, clean office.

I Say:

Do you know how difficult it was to climb under all the deck furniture in my living room (house painting, whoo!) and get this lamp, unplug it, and haul it into the home office?  Not to mention the hundreds of catalogs that had to be moved before I could even place my laptop there. I haven’t read any of those books, they aren’t even mine. Then again, I don’t think my mom’s read all of them either. I don’t have my life together, I just wanted to look nice for my video conference (of which I did not get the job I was applying for.) Continue reading

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Miss Know It All

Recently I had the pleasure of having dinner with the most precocious 14-year-old I have ever meant. He’s well read and learned, but he absolutely drove me batty. And not because he knows more about German politics than I do. It was that he was more of a know-it-all than I am.

My whole life I’ve been a know-it-all. That’s most likely why I consider Hermione Granger my spirit animal. Spouting my knowledge of the world is something I just do. It’s kind of like how I occasionally spout Jonas Brothers songs in the supermarket; it’s just something I subconsciously do. I mean no harm by it, I just feel the need to put my input in the conversation. And, yes, I do know it is incredibly annoying.

I’ve been this way since I was a wee little thing. I just like to butt into a conversation and say what I am thinking. It drives my parents up the wall and at 19 they still tell me off on it. It takes much effort on my part to not do it at all social gatherings. Especially when “High School Musical” comes up. Because I can tell you so much about that movie, I really can. Continue reading

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