Goodbye, August! Goodbye, Friends! (feat. the blogiversary Q&A, where i am going, and a few random tidbits of excitment)

Photo Credit: Jess Watters

I should really have credited the photo takers before now?? I’M SO SORRY YOU CREATIVE PEOPLE.

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good morning, cyberspace!

Guys. FriendsI think there are some things we need to talk about.

Say, for instance, this blog. And also how terrible I’ve been at running it lately.

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I know, I know, you’ve probably seen this coming for a while now. What with my posts becoming fewer and farther between, and the content being somewhat. . .undesirable, I think it’s safe to assume that we all knew this had to happen eventually.

We all knew it had to come to an end.

So after much debate — and after countless tears, I can assure you — I have been forced to make one of the hardest decisions of my life.Read More »

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Happy Blogiversary, Cyberspace!!!!

 

good morning, cyberspace!

And welcome back to one of the most glorious days in all existence!

MY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!

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ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL!!! I can’t even believe it! Today marks the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! for this wee little blog. . .! TWO. YEARS. I just. . .it doesn’t feel real, my friends. Two years ago, I created a blog. Me. The girl who finishes absolutely nothing has kept a blog somewhat running for two entire years.

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. . .it’s a miracle. . .Read More »

Since I’ve Been Gone. . .

 

good morning, cyberspace!

and welcome to July! In case some of you missed my last post (in which i detail everything about my recent hiatus) I have officially returned to the blogosphere.

. . .and it feels so, so good.

I’ve missed you guys. I truly have. Although my Hiatus was definitely not refreshing and creatively filling for my poor raisin of a brain, I have missed this constant struggle of coming up with a new post idea every week. (lol, it’s monday, again, guys. SURPRISE!) Of course, I was supposed to take last month’s hiatus as an opportunity to backlog some new posts for July-August, but apparently I am a pathological liar and basically did nothing productive for this blog at all during June.

Which I am honestly not all that surprised about.

And so, it stands to reason that I also lied about something else. Let’s roll the quotes, shall we?Read More »

12 Things I Learned In 100 Blog Posts

good morning, cyberspace!

Today marks a very important moment in Smudged Thoughts History, my friends. On this very day, by the time I hit that massive PUBLISH button glaring at me angrily, Smudged Thoughts will have officially hit 100 posts.

And I am screaming.

I can’t even believe this blog has stuck around this long, to be honest. For those of you who know me, you’re already well aware of the fact that I am a flighty little octopus. I like to do ALL OF THE THINGS! which means that I basically end up doing NONE OF THE THINGS! as I will have dropped whatever it was that I was squealing mercilessly about three days ago by the time I actually decide to follow through with it. So the fact that Smudged Thoughts didn’t just miraculously drop off the face of the planet three months into publication is a massive electrical shock to my instability.

This blog shouldn’t even be here, guys. It should have been swallowed up by the giant maw of Cyberspace and lost to the swirling vortex of projects gone wrong a loooong time ago.

And yet. . .here we are. I’m still blogging. I’m still posting. I’m currently working on updating my webpage so that it feels a tad bit more cartoony and adorable and Kenzie-esque. So — horror of all horrors — it looks as though I’m sticking around for a while.

Which is good. Because I don’t think bombing out right after hitting the 100 post milestone would help out my unstable track record very much.

But anyway. Seeing as though this is my 100th blog post, I have humbly decided that obviously I am a master at this whole blogging thing, and therefore have ALL OF THE ANSWERS when it comes to the art and craft that is owning a blog. (obviously. it’s not like i’m still a newb at this at all. *nervous eye-twitching*)

100 posts* teaches you things, my friends. Sometimes it’s good things. Sometimes it’s not-so good things. Sometimes it’s spam comments. And since I am nothing if not a lovely, calm, completely helpful bean, I think it’s time that I impart all of my blogging wisdom upon your smol soul. 

(because i am obviously a professional when it comes to blogging and am definitely not a smol little newb in any way, shape, or form lol)

*let us completely ignore the glaring fact that I’ve only written 99 posts hahahahahahaha everything is under control hereRead More »

Reacting To Search Histories!: A (totally) Comprehensive Guide to Cyberspace’s Most Pressing Questions

good morning, cyberspace!

Today, I am a thief.

Quite literally, in fact. Today I have decided that instead of flexing my brain meats to think of something nice and original to post, I’m going to steal a post to post, instead.

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Because I can do that. Obviously. (PLEASE DON’T SUE ME I’M SO SORRY.)

Basically, quite a while back I was introduced to the gloriousness that was the marvelous Cait’s monthly wrap-up posts. And held within those beautiful pages was one of the most hilarious things I think I’ve ever witnessed — reactions to blog search histories.

Now, if you’re not exactly familiar with the concept, here’s the basic rundown.

Step One – people search for weird, slightly random things on the Great and Terrible Cyberspace

Step Two – those weird and slightly random searches lead them to your happy smol blog

Step Three – those weird and slightly random searches are catalogued within the WordPress site, where they are then susceptible to your incessant and divine mocking for all eternity

And because I am a terrible person/running out of time to finish the post I was going to post this Tuesday a thief, I have decided to steal this beautiful concept for my own blog. 

(but also i have seen other people do this a couple times SO ASDFGHJKL PLEASE PLEASE DON’T HURT ME I’M SMOL)

So without any further ado, let’s dive right into the smudge!

*sploosh*Read More »

Let’s Chat! — The Bubblegum Rebellion (feat. THE KATE)

good morning, Cyberspace!

For once in my life, I am doing an interview with an actual, real live human.

*mind=blown*

Prepare yourselves for some extreme madness within this blog post, my friends, for you are about to enter the realm of The Kate and The Kenzie.

And yes. We are strange.Read More »

Ten Types Of Blog(ger)s That Are Probably Waddling Around In Your Blog Feed Right This Instant

good morning, Cyberspace!

Today, we are going to be talking about bloggers. And not just any old bloggers — alllll of the bloggers.

Or at least all of the bloggers that I can think of straight off the bat. Because that is a totally thorough and exhaustive interpretation of every single blogger of ever, so if you’re a blogger and do not see yourself anywhere on this list, then technically you don’t even exist and should probably consult your imaginary friends for help.

There are literally a TON more bloggers out there in the universe than what’s on this list, but since I am basically just a smol bean sprout with literally no drive to do anything, I’m just going to take a dramatic stab in the dark with my rusty pitchfork and list off a few of them. Particularly the blogs that you are most likely following right this instant. Because I am a psychic.

And also a wizard.

And as a bonus, I’m willing to bet that YOU happen to fall underneath one (or more…?) of these categories yourself! So if you’re looking for some further enlightenment of who you truly are, then keep reading, my friends. Deeper understanding is only a few clicks away.

(disclaimer: this list is not sarcastic in any way, shape, or form, and should be taken at the highest level of seriousness you — a human — are possibly capable of)Read More »

The Versatile Blogger Award (in which you discover seven completely random facts about Yours Truly)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace!

You guys will never in a million years guess what has happened to me! (or, you know, maybe you will because of the giant, completely inconspicuous title of this smudge. who knows.)

This past week, as I was scrolling through my severely cluttered WordPress feed, I saw something that gave my heart a stutter. There, smushed between the gazillion book reviews and writerly posts that I am seriously behind on reading, was…

…an award.

For me.

And no no no, it is not the Sunshine Blogger Award, which I believe I’ve done about 2 3 infinity times by now. It is, in fact, the Versatile Blogger Award. (and I totally didn’t have to look up the word versatile what are you talking about hahahahahaha)Read More »

A Fantastical Q&A– Part Two (in which I answer the greatest riddle of all time)

Good morning, Cyberspace! Seeing as though the title of this Smudge is A Fantastical Q&A– Part Two, I’m just going to assume that you’re here because you’ve already read (and hopefully enjoyed???) Part One and want to know how this drudgingly long Q&A ends.

And if that isn’t the case, and you just decided to click Part Two having no idea whatsoever as to what you were clicking, then you’re just plain weird.

Which is awesome. *flings cookies at your face*

But since I’m trying to keep this post much shorter than the last one, I’m going to skip the lengthy and slightly unnecessary intro and just jump into the questions.

Okay?

Okay!

Let the questioning COMMENCE!Read More »

A Fantastical Q&A– Part One (in which I force you to read 3392 words of complete insanity[#ihavenoshame])

Good morning, Cyberspace! This past Friday I came to you with a plea for help. I needed questions for a Q&A that I’ve been wanting to do ever since I started this blog for a small period of time now, and so I asked you–my fellow cookie crumbles–to give me the weirdest and wackiest questions you could come up with.

And I’ll be honest, guys. I thought this little project was going to be a complete and utter FLOP. I thought I was going to have to hide my head in a paper bag of shame and completely delete my last post so that no one would see the horrendous mistake I made.

But alas, I was (as usual) wrong.

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