Blogaholic

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*clears throat* Hi, my name is Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien and I’m a blogaholic. (This is the part where you say hi back and tell me what you’re in for.)

No, but seriously, I have issues.

I have the WordPress app on my phone and every single time I hear that beautiful ring, I click on that beloved “W” and check my notifications. Whether it be a new subbie, new like, or comment, I have the same reaction – joy that someone has been on my blog. And when I’m near my laptop, I’m always checking out other peoples’ blogs, reading, liking, commenting away. It’s like a high. And, don’t get me started on how intrigued I am by building more content!

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My blog use is becoming… obsessive. And, I go into a relapse when away from it. I deliberately have to set my phone and laptop aside to do whatever I have to do.

I have an excuse. With the birth of my blog, I nurtured it until it got strong enough to walk on its own. I was never afraid to share (though I did sparingly compared to now). However, I’ve always been so focused on building a strong foundation that it’s like I’m never off my blog. Yes, that’s dedication. But, I’m addicted. It’s a dedicated addiction or…addicting dedication??? Guess it’s both 😉

You see, I created my blog for a couple of reasons. 1. Because I love to write. Isn’t that the reason for every blogger? 2. I love fashion, too. So, I mixed my faith (reason number 3), my love of writing, fashion and viola – Adorned in Armor was born! Reason number 4 of why I created my blog is because I was tired of putting my outfit posts on Instagram (by the way, follow me!) I know it sounds a tad bit silly, but I wanted an open canvas, a portfolio of some sort. And, this is what I came up with. I suppose I should mention that I have two other blogs floating in cyberspace somewhere. Well, I do. I started them and never was persistent enough to follow through. I don’t think I even remember the site names, let alone passwords. I used Blogger and was just plain confused and eventually, discouraged. I didn’t think I would make another blog until I got to my “Writing for the Communication Professions” class and discovered that it was a requirement. We were introduced to WordPress and would get certain assignments that had to be fulfilled through our posts. I was hooked and did way more than I had to. Adorned in Armor is definitely here to stay!

I have a love-hate relationship with the blogging world. I love it because it’s my favorite form of entertainment. I rather blog than watch Netflix all day. Blogging is like finding a good book…one so good that you can’t ever put down because it just goes on and on and on. There are so many posts to read, so many bloggers to subscribe to! I’m always on the hunt for bloggers that interest me. But, because I constantly check my Reader, I already know what’s going on with everyone else. I exit the tab only to return a few hours later…okay, okay, a few minutes later.

I’m a blogaholic, I know. The first step to recovery is admitting the problem, right? If you would like to support my addiction, comment with the sites of fabulous style bloggers below!

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52 thoughts on “Blogaholic

  1. Miss Elikia says:

    This post made me smile.

    I just recently started my blog and I love it! I’ve been dreaming about blogs, and waking up in the middle of the night to write down blog post ideas. Looks like I’m well on my way to become a blogaholic too 😉

    What blogs do you read? I’m always looking for new blogs to follow and I would love to get tips on interesting blogs to read.

    • tarahsaint says:

      Haha aw I’m glad it did 🙂 We’re exactly in the same predicament! I follow mostly fashion blogs, then inspirational ones. I also follow blogs by prominent magazines. What are your interests? Maybe I can suggest you a blog in that category! Hopefully you have any suggestions for me!

      • Miss Elikia says:

        Totally forgot that magazines have blogs too. Any in particular that you really like?

        Instagram has made me unsubscribe to a lot of fashion blogs. Since most of them only post images I started to follow them on Instagram instead. I’m more interested in reading about fashion bloggers thoughts on fashion, trends, styling and so on. Also, I really want to find more fashion blogs by bloggers who don’t live or are from Europe or the US.

        I’ve recently found a Iranian streetstyle blog.that I really like. You should check it out if you haven’t already: http://thetehrantimes.tumblr.com/tagged/streetstyle

        Oh, Skin care is also another interest of mine 😉

        Thank you for taking your time to do this and I’m looking forward to be reading your suggestions 😀

  2. thecreativebent says:

    You’ve actually managed to inspire me with your dedication to blogging. I used to go visit a lot of blogs earlier and comment as well but with time and my other work taking a front seat, the habit has really suffered. Reading your post makes me want to improve. 🙂

    And even I had a few blogs earlier on blogger that I wasn’t persistent with so i connect with you there as well.

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier 🙂 This post of your made me follow you!

    Love,

    Swati @ The Creative Bent

    • tarahsaint says:

      Aw, omg! Yay! Haha I’m glad I had the power to do that! It’s just a matter of time management. I have so much to do but I make sure to keep doing what I love.

      Come back in, the blogging world is waiting for ya! lol
      I’m looking forward to more posts! Just followed, too 🙂

  3. Ingrid L says:

    Hahahah! this is so cute 🙂
    At least your’e being productive and trying to share your thoughts and inspirations with the world instead of netflixing away!! ♥

    much love xo

  4. beautybyfaith says:

    I know I’m late to the party but better later than never right?
    ;D
    Totally in the same boat!! It’s the first thing I check when I wake up. Waking up to emails from your own blog is like😍😘😨👍!! Literally one of the best feelings ever!
    Loving your blog btw 🙂

  5. Wear/To/Next says:

    Hahaha! Tarah! I’m obsessed with blogging too! I had the same experience with Blogger. Um, er…If this is it? No thanks…. and then discovered WordPress and was HOOKED!

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