Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

toptentuesday From The Broke and the Bookish - Top Ten Blogging Confessions

  1. I always have big ideas and plans to post regularly on my blog but invariable don't follow through with them. Lately it's been because I'm busy doing writerly stuff that needs to be done if I want to get published.
  2. Each blog post takes 30 minutes at a minimum. Usually over an hour. (This one had taken five hours, but ice cream had to be made.) That's a lot of time to dedicate to something I'm not entirely sure anyone reads and/or enjoys.
  3. Building a following on a blog is hard work. Does it reap the benefits touted by proponents of Platform Building? Magic 8 Ball says, "Ask again later."
  4. I used to religiously write book reviews but now can't seem to put into words why I liked a book or disliked it. I think I'm out of practice and if I made myself write them, it would come back. The problem is time. Book reviews take even longer than a general blog post.
  5. I don't read or follow as many blogs as I should.
  6. My favorite all time blog post is One Mile Ahead.
  7. Of the ten most popular posts, seven are about The Mentalist.
  8. I do not talk politics on my blog.
  9. Nor do I talk about religion.
  10. I didn't think I had blogging confessions. Turns out, I had nine.


It's July! We are halfway to 2014 and it's National Ice Cream Month. Yea!

Actually, I'm not excited about 2014, but National Ice Cream month does excite me.  I wish it didn't because the pounds are creeping onto me again. They wouldn't if I would just Work Out like any sane forty something woman should do. But, I don't want to work out. Or run. Or eat better. I want to make ice cream and sit on my deck at 5 pm and drink a beer! Which is what I'm doing right now because it's 84 degrees at 5 pm on July 1 in Texas. That? Has never happened in my lifetime.

Hey, at least I'm drinking a Michelob Ultra.

Anyway. Three things are going to happen on the blog this month. One, I'm going to post every weekday. Two, I'm going to make ice cream and tell you all about it. Three, I'm going to read Historical Fiction and do a better job of writing reviews for each book. I'm going to have to if I want to post 23 times. I might even post about writing again since I haven't in a while. I've been a slacker for the entire month of June in the writing department but that stops tomorrow! I need to do a little revising of my MS then get back on the wagon with the sequel.

But, back to ice cream because, really. Ice Cream.

My first ice cream post will be about a fool proof, inexpensive chocolate ice cream recipe I found. Except nothing is fool proof when it comes to me and cooking. More on that later.

I want to find a banana pudding ice cream recipe because, really. Banana Pudding.

I also want to make Peach Ice Cream because, really. Peaches in the summer is nirvana.

What's  your favorite ice cream flavor? Do you make homemade ice cream? If not, why?

Also, unrelated to any of this: Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon was the stupidest movie I've ever seen, and I've seen my fair share of stupid movies.