Confessions of an Evil Book Blogger

Happy Friday, everyone!

‘Tis I, your resident evil book blogger! After years of keeping my bloggish misdeeds in the dark, I guess the shame of my sinful actions has finally gotten to me… I have decided to come clean!

(Okay, actually, I just didn’t have the time to write anything elaborate for today, which is why you’re getting this instead. But shhhh! 🀫 That is an evil deed of mine that no one needs to know about!)

There are actually several habits I’ve picked up over my time as a book blogger that might be questionable to say the least, ranging from pure laziness to what might be considered outright deception. And of course, being deeply unrepentant, I just had to bare my soul to you. If there’s even the slightest chance that this might help me gain the absolution I so crave, I obviously have to take it! No matter how much you might hate me afterwards…

😈 Confession 1: Despite having 29 undone tags in my drafts folder, I’m writing this post instead. 😈

Don’t get me wrong – I love tags! They’re always one of my favorite types of posts to read, and I also really enjoy writing them. (Particularly since they already have a pre-given structure that my lazy-ass self doesn’t have to come up with first… 😁)

Why, then, do I have tags dating back all the way to May 2020 that I still haven’t done? Well… I guess it’s complicated? πŸ˜…

While I am always super flattered when people deem me important enough to be tagged in something and initially excited about answering all the questions heading my way, there’s the slight hitch of me having a weekly posting schedule, not a daily one. I simply don’t want to be posting a tag every single Friday! I want my content to be varied, I want it to be interesting, and if I tried to catch up on my tag backlog now, you’d literally be getting nothing else from me for over half a year. No book reviews, no weird cover designing or language nerd posts, no short stories – nothing.

Besides, now that the backlog has gotten so enormous, there is just such an overwhelming number of tags to choose from! How does one even approach a decision of this magnitude? Should I just get to my oldest tags first? Should I try to switch up the tags depending on who tagged me? Should I start with the most interesting ones? Should I pick the ones whose prompts I find easiest to answer? The possibilities are endless, so simply not doing the tag at all – or swearing I will “get to it someday” – is a much easier option!

😈 Confession 2: I always write my posts at the very last minute. (Like, really last minute…) 😈

This post, for example? Well, not one single word of it even existed before the afternoon of May 12th, 2022. And if all went according to plan, it should have been posted on Friday, May 13th, 2022.

(OMG, is it actually Friday the Thirteenth today? 😱 I managed to post about my evilness on a day of evil, how awesome it that?!)

Although I always swear I will plan ahead and finally join the crowd of smart people who aren’t constantly scrambling to cobble their content together with only seconds to spare, I never do. Something always gets in the way, so that the only time I have something ready more than a few days in advance is usually when people want to collab on something. Then even my evil self feels a moral duty to not leave the person she’s collabing with hanging for too long… πŸ˜‡

Does this mean I regularly deprive my audience of quality content by giving them hastily written blog posts that were birthed under insane time pressure instead of carefully researched and edited masterpieces? Maaaaaybe…

😈 Confession 3: I purposefully keep my username confusingly vague. 😈

If anyone wants to see the full context of this comment, go check out Simran’s April wrap-up!

Could I change abookowlscorner to something like Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner and actually give people an idea who this overenthusiastic weirdo sliding into their comments is? Of course I could.

But I’m not going to. And of course, my reasons for this are purely evil:

1) I prefer a bit of anonymity. Like, what if some awful person I knew in real life stumbled across a post I commented on and was able to trace that comment back to my own blog? I don’t need awful real-life people reading all of the personal stuff on here!

(Granted, I don’t really know that many awful real-life people right now, but who knows? πŸ€” That could change, and I need to be prepared!)

2) Keeping my username as abookowlscorner is a great way of checking who actually reads my blog 😎 Because those people are inevitably going to know my real name and use it to address me! Whereas people who keep liking 30 posts of mine in a row and randomly nominating “abookowlscorner” for their tags have me very suspicious that they might care more about gaining followers than actually building meaningful relationships within this community…

😈 Confession 4: I secretly judge you for spelling errors in your posts and comments. 😈

Am I constantly making spelling errors and typos in my own comments? Of course I am. 😁 I write quite a few of them in the middle of the night, so what do you expect?

However, am I still going to judge you if you misspell things? Yes. πŸ˜‡ Particularly if the error involves confusion of to/too/two, there/their/they’re, your/you’re or where/were… One does not simply misspell those things!! Especially in a blog post!! I’m more lenient with comments, but I do expect you to run a spellcheck on something you’ve put a lot of time and effort into!

😈 Confession 5: Sometimes Often, I’ll read your posts but leave no trace that I was ever there. 😈

**starts sweating extremely guiltily**

Look, guys, I usually have a ton on my plate, so, to squeeze a bit of blog-hopping in, I might possibly use those few precious moments between stressfulness to take a glance at WordPress and see what you guys have been writing… And then I’ll think “Wow, this is actually really interesting! I should come back and comment on this later when I have some spare time, because only leaving a like when this person put so much effort into their post seems a bit stingy.”

And then, half of the time, I’ll forget. Which means that even though I really liked a person’s post, they won’t have any idea that I was ever there πŸ™ˆ

(And also, sometimes I’ll read a post and not be super impressed, so I’ll simply pretend I was never there at all instead of phonily pretending to have enjoyed it… πŸ˜…)

😈 Confession 6: I usually read comments way earlier than I respond to them. 😈

Will I sometimes ignore your comments for several hours before I respond? Possibly…

I mean, partially, I think I deserve some slack for this because it is simply time constraints that keep me from responding. Like, if I quickly check my phone before work or when I’m on a five-minute bus ride or something, I’m obviously not going to have the time to reply in full. So even if I saw your comment, I am not going to answer until I have enough time to do it properly.

And even if I theoretically had enough time to respond to one comment, what if there are several? This is where the overthinking part of my brain kicks in, and I’m like, “Well, if person B sees I already replied to person A’s comment after person B posted theirs but I never answered person B, maybe they’ll think I don’t care about their thoughts as much since I’m leaving them on read…” So I’ll just go ahead and respond to nothing instead.

(And sometimes, I’ll admit, I also just won’t feel like responding immediately for no reason whatsoever… Or actually take hours until I read a comment. With my sporadic online presence, you never really know what my reasoning will be πŸ˜‚)

😈 Confession 7: I’ve been a terrible blog hopper lately. 😈

I promise I am not doing this on purpose! It’s just – my life is really, really crazy at the moment and I’m not even exaggerating when I’m saying I have just about no free time at all. There was about a 50:50 chance of you getting a hiatus announcement instead of this post today, so trust me: I am trying to keep up as much as I can! πŸ₯Ί

(In other words: I solemnly swear my evilness has not yet progressed to the point that I would voluntarily ignore you for no reason at all! πŸ’™)


Anyway, I hope at least some of you are still here after getting those insights into the twisted workings of my evil mind! 😜 If you are, I would love to know which of my bloggish sins you find most despicable, and which of these you might be guilty of yourself! Or are there any deep, dark confessions of your own that you’d like to make? I’d love to know in the comments!

53 thoughts on “Confessions of an Evil Book Blogger

  1. Rachel says:

    naemi i assure you that matter how many questionable deeds you do, you’ll never be the lone perpetrator… because i’ll probably have done the same thing too. oops.
    but lets not further bare our black souls to this innocent wp audience, and instead manifest our cute kitten (like in your last gif) exterior.
    oof yeah tags are quite pressuring so i for one decided to give up on them altogether a long time back – i only did them like once in a couple of months, and that too ones that i was not tagged for!!
    wow your reasoning for a vague username is brilliant, it makes me want to remove my real name from display too lol.
    HA forgetting to like or comment on a post i really enjoyed?? that ALWAYS keeps happening bc sometimes i just have enough time to quickly read the post and nothing else.
    oh no you couldn’t have been a worse blog hopper than me recently because i do see your encouraging comments on lots of blogs i follow, including mine so THAT confession is very false, thank you

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Ah, it is good to know I am not alone in my dark, evil deeds! 😈 However, are you really sure that the rest of our WordPress audience has souls that are any less black, Rachel? I mean, if even you are such a villainous blogger, I don’t fully trust anyone else here, either 😜

      And lol, that’s quite the mood regarding tags πŸ˜‚ I still do them because I think they’re fun, but my way of choosing which ones to do and when is quite chaotic – so I feel you!

      And I’m glad my smart reasoning behind my vague username is being appreciated πŸ˜‡ Honestly, at first, I just didn’t change it because I didn’t know how and preferred the anonymity anyway, but by the time I figured it out, the brilliance of having a way to see who had actually read my posts/bothered to look at my about page had long convinced me that I wasn’t ever changing anything! 😎

      Aww, I’m glad you think I’m still a good blog hopper 😭πŸ₯° But trust me, I’ve been notoriously bad at it this past month – particularly when it comes to keeping up with newly discovered blogs… You’re definitely in a lucky position with yours being an old favorite of mine! πŸ’™

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  2. jan says:

    If you’re evil then I am too because this is the most relatable post I have read ever. I too read posts and them leave without commenting or even liking them, perhaps thinking ‘I’ll do it later’ and then never getting back to it. I really need to get back into routinely blog hopping.
    My username is not even my real name, it’ll be my biggest nightmare if anyone I know irl finds my blog. They know it exists but there’s no way I’ll give them the handle lol.
    Great post, this was so fun to read!!!

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Welcome to the club of evilness! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‚ It’s nice to know all of my blogger friends have dark souls as well – clearly, like draws to like, and my evil personality simply attracts equally despicable people such as yourself 😜

      Also, you wanting to keep your blog away from real-life acquaintances is the most relatable thing ever πŸ˜‚ I mean, a few of my friends do know about mine and read it, but I definitely don’t go out of my way to make that circle of enlightened people any bigger 😁

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  3. Line @First Line Reader says:

    I’m so glad we have a national holiday today (Great Prayer Day which is not as bad as it sounds) so I could read this post early! 😍

    But you’ve definitely convinced me that I’m friends with the evilest of all evil bloggers in the blogosphere 😱 The fact alone that you don’t do your tags within a week of being tagged is an unforgivable crime! And then you tell me that you don’t ‘like’ posts when you didn’t like them? The horror!

    Can I join you in being evil, though? Because I, too, don’t respond to comments immediately. Sometimes because I wouldn’t dream of answering comments on my phone, and other times because I don’t want to freak people out with how quickly I reply πŸ˜… I wouldn’t say I judge people for their typos (I make a lot of those myself so now I’m a bit stressed πŸ™ƒ), but I do check the keyboard to see how easy it is to make that mistake πŸ˜‚
    And, well, you know I don’t write entire posts the day before posting them, but I’m continuously impressed that I can’t tell from your posts that they’re written rather quickly. I would be a mess of stress and anxiety if I had to do that, which would show in the post. Like, my post for tomorrow couldn’t (for a reason) be written before today, and I’ve been worried about that for two weeks now πŸ˜…

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      National holidays never sound bad to me, no matter what context they take place in! 😁πŸ₯° I mean, personally, I’m already dying for it to be May 26th (Ascension Day), so I can’t complain at all about you taking advantage of religious holidays…

      Also, I’m very sorry I’ve deluded you into becoming friends with such an evil person πŸ˜‚ Although it appears you are equally evil, so I guess I have nothing to be ashamed of. The “not freaking people out by replying too early” thing is something I definitely do, too – no one needs to know the true extent of the amount of time I spend on my phone πŸ˜… – so you’re definitely not alone on that!

      Also, don’t be too stressed about the typo thing; I feel like I’ve read enough of your comments by now to already have reached a verdict on how guilty you are of this and nothing you do now will change my judgment anyway 😜 For real, though – some people’s comments are just so full of mistakes that I can’t help but be secretly judgy! Even if my own spelling is terrible from time to time since I’m just incapable of hitting the right spots on my keyboard 🀣

      Oh, and trust me, I AM a partial mess of anxiety when I write my posts last minute πŸ˜… And the posts I’m most proud of were written over a longer period of time – although I did, as always, finish them at the very last second 😁 – so I think the difference in quality does show. Your way of doing things is definitely better! Although now I’m very curious as to what you’ve got planned for tomorrow! (Is it possibly Eurovision related? πŸ€”πŸ€—)

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      • Line @First Line Reader says:

        Yeah those few holidays this time of year is one of the things that makes spring better than fall for me. A day off here and there can do wonders, especially when I don’t have to follow the traditions associated with them πŸ€—

        I still don’t think your posts written last minute are as bad as you think they are πŸ˜‰
        And I would have been very disappointed if you hadn’t guessed I was posting Eurovision stuff tomorrow 😁😝

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        • abookowlscorner says:

          Well, I had to redeem myself after missing that very obvious Winternight guess πŸ˜πŸ˜‡ (And also, I watched some of the Eurovision entries and am baffled to say that, while the German one has one of the most uninspired melodies I have ever heard, I am not mortally embarrassed by it for once! 🀯 I definitely count that as a success!)

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            • abookowlscorner says:

              Yeah, “something you’d hear on the radio with boring, sleep-inducing lyrics and melodies” pretty much sums up my thoughts on it, too πŸ˜‚ But since it’s still better than jumping around in a floppy middle finger costume on stage and belting out an incredibly annoying tune, I’ll take it!

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  4. Janette says:

    Well, I’m certainly guilty of writing blogs at the last minute. I generally write them and then post straight away. If I didn’t , the post would probably sit in my drafts folder for ever. Yes, I know you can schedule posts but that sounds way too complicated😯
    I’m also guilty of reading blogs and then disappearing without trace. I do try to leave comments as I know how much I love it when someone comments on my posts but sometimes, I just can’t think of anything to say so I just quietly disappear.
    And as for spelling mistakes, I’m a teacher so they’re like a red rag to me!!!!!!!
    We’re all human and nobody’s perfect after all.

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Gosh, posting straight away would be too stressful even for me! πŸ˜‚ With my strict Friday schedule, I’d be too nervous that I might not have something ready in time, so I usually write/finish up stuff on Thurdays and then schedule it to go live the next day πŸ˜‡ But I admire you for being able to churn out content that spontaneously!

      Oh, yes, the quietly disappearing part when I can’t think of anything to say is so me! 🀣 For some reason, I still feel like that’s better than only liking the post because at least then the person won’t KNOW I was there and just didn’t comment… I am guilty as charged! But I suppose you’re simply right that nobody is perfect πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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  5. Anjali Dhankhar says:

    GOSH, I DO THINGS AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE TOO!
    2 weeks ago, I was supposed to post the first post on a blog I joined recently but I got mixed up with the day I had to post on so I waited another week to post but still forgot. Then on this Saturday, i have to post that post and it’s not even complete-

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  6. Riddhi B. says:

    #RELATABLE!

    The undone tags thing- I dont have a draft for every separate tag- but I definitely do have 15+ tags! And the number of drafts is erm high (totally not over hundred)

    And the reasoning behind the username thing- I am thinking of changing mine to whisperingstories now haha

    And I haven’t been blog hopping or actively responding to comments either- like i read them like within a couple of hours, but just don’t have energy enough to respond until 2 days later

    And judging for spelling- meeeeeeeeeeeee i even judge people for typos in texts sometimes so.

    AWESOME POST!

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I’m glad even famous people like you can relate, Riddhi 😜

      And trust me – my tag drafts don’t count as proper drafts, either! πŸ˜… They literally only include the name of the tag, the name of the person who tagged me, and, if I wasn’t feeling particularly lazy when I wrote them (which is practically never the case 🀣), maybe also a link to that person’s blog, the prompts, and a few notes on how I would answer them…

      Also, I know my username tactic is ingenious πŸ˜‡ I’m glad you guys are finally showing it the appreciation it deserves!

      How dare you respond to our comments so late and judge our spelling, though!? 😀 That is simply rude! Only I am allowed to do that! 😁🀣

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      • Riddhi B. says:

        lol, yeah! I mean, like, I really should start finishing those tag posts, but I’m just too lazy haha

        Hey, I reply on time, but it’s stupid examinationsπŸ™„ As for spellings, I judge people IRL too, especially for lose and loose and there and their- I mean how hard is it? Hence, I’m allowed as wellπŸ˜›πŸ˜‚

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        • abookowlscorner says:

          Gosh, yes, lose/loose is a horribly annoying one as well! πŸ™ˆ Or chose/choose, where I’m absolutely baffled that people can get it wrong! So I guess, since we agree on the importance of this, I can forgive you and fully blame your lateness on examinations… πŸ˜‚ I hope they’re going well! πŸ’™

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  7. carllbatnag says:

    HAHA. I had fun going through your confessions, and I can say: Same! I am guilty of number 6! I have a lot of tags on my bookmarks and I can’t recall if I even did any of them. πŸ™‚

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      It’s very relieving to hear that the rest of this community is apparently just as evil as I am πŸ˜‚ But really, how are you supposed to keep up withball those comments and tags? πŸ™ƒ

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  8. Lila @ Hardcover Haven says:

    lmao i’m guilty of almost all of theseβ€”especially writing posts SUPER last minute, not commenting when blog hopping, and leaving comments β€žon readβ€œ! i’m just glad i’m not alone hahaha! fortunately, through my eight years of being quite an β€ževil book blogger,β€œ my readers and fellow book bloggers have been pretty forgiving of my book blogging β€žsins.β€œ what an i say, life happens lol

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Yeah, my readers thankfully seem to be pretty forgiving, too! πŸ˜‡ Although, judging by these comments, most of them appear to be equally evil, so maybe they’re just not in a position to be super judgy about it… 🀣

      Still, it’s nice to hear I’m not alone in my sinful habits, and I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Lila!

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  9. Maria @ The Character Study says:

    I really really really hate writing posts right before posting them but it has happened. I’ll sometimes have, for instance, a review all formatted with the necessary extra info but no trace of the actual review down 😬 I’m glad I’m not the only one.

    I also ALWAYS read comments way before replying to them. I read them immediately but it can take me days to actually sit down and reply. I’ll even spend way too long thinking what to reply for then just sit down and reply with the most basic things but oh well, I’ll blame it on my tired brain these days…

    And great, now I’ll be even more anxious about spelling mistakes πŸ˜‚ I always try to read everything through a few times but sometimes that’s worse because my brain will simply refuse to acknowledge the mistakes as such!!

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I really really hate writing posts right before they’re meant to go up, too, yet somehow, it always happens! I guess I just have horrible time managment skills πŸ˜… I do usually get to the formatting part last, though – I find that incredibly boring and procrastinate like nobody’s business, particularly when it comes to including graphics πŸ˜‚

      Oh, and tell me about it! I’ll also spend forever thinking what I could reply to comments, but then when I open WordPress, I’ll already have forgotten everything I thought of and just hastily write something from scratch anyway 😁 Although I do try to respond within a day, simply so that my comment backlog doesn’t get nerve-wrackingly huge πŸ˜…

      Also, I am a huge hypocrite and make a ton of typos in my own comments despite reading through them again multiple times. So don’t be too anxious about it, you’re not alone and I have no right to judge anyway! πŸ˜‚ Besides, your spelling always comes across as pretty impeccable to me!

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      • Maria @ The Character Study says:

        I always do that first since it involves no brain power whatsoever πŸ˜‚

        I should do that too, but I don’t know how I manage to always procrastinate it until the last moment. And comments are my favourite part soooooo…

        It’s kinda unavoidable when you spend as much time writing, heh

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  10. Ash says:

    wow i did NOT expect to be called out like this naemi this post is so relatable ahhh😭!!! if you’re ‘evil’ then i shudder at what i am πŸ˜‚
    and yes a 100 times for the comment confession lol!

    and writing posts minute is my PERSONALITY- who am i if not a person frantically typing a post at 11pm that’s supposed to go up in a few hours??

    you think you’ve barely done any blog hopping?? HA well mine is non-existent 🀭

    *nervous laughter* #confession i just skim through my draft before i hit ‘post’ so typos must be abundant in them hAHAHA i’m just gonna go hide in a cave now and die of embarrassment

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Lol, we can both be evil together then! 🀣 And the rest of this community can join us, too, since apparently, no one here responds to comments immediately after reading them…

      And ahhhh, I’m so happy I’m not the only one who leaves writing their posts until the very last minute and then majorly stresses out over it! I swear I keep trying to get stuff done in advance, but… life happens, I guess πŸ˜…

      But gosh, I could NEVER!! I read through my posts about fifty million times before publishing them – okay, maybe not that many, since they’re always done so shortly before my Friday deadline πŸ™ƒ – and ALWAYS run a spell-check on them first πŸ˜‚ But it’s cool that you’re so relaxed about it! Besides, your posts always seem pretty clean to me, so you must have amazing spelling skills to begin with! πŸ’™

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  11. Linda Pearce Griffin says:

    You are twisted and evil – which makes you all the more lovable. Thanks for this delightful post. You gave me a chuckle for the day. Unlike you, I do NOT wait until the last minute to write my blog. However, that may have to do with my (undocumented) OCD. Shrug. However, like you, I judge. And, yes, I meditate daily and STILL I judge. Sigh. I can’t help it. I share your favorites: to/too/two and they’re/their. Its probably that OCD thing but whatever…… I, at least, try not to be the grammar police and issue citations. Anywho – thanks for this very amusing post. And please visit me anytime.

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I’m glad you think so 🀣 I’m not sure if “evil” translates to “loveable” in my book, but it’s still nice to hear that you enjoyed the post and that someone out there is as allergic to to/too/two and they’re/their mix-ups as I am! 😁 Although yeah, I don’t correct people, either; I just silently judge them… Unless the people in question are my siblings – then it’s a whole other story because of course I need to intervene when they make such grievous mistakes! It’s for their own good! πŸ˜‡

      You are definitely much smarter than me in not writing your posts at the very last minute, though. Seriously, even without OCD, it’s extremely stressful! πŸ˜…

      Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll try to return the favor once I’ve responded to all those comments I’ve been ignoring πŸ˜‚

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  12. Rabeeah says:

    The amount of evil confessions you have makes me wonder how long you’ve been thinking about unburdening yourself in this way…

    Ironically, I was going to be shocked at 29~ unwritten tags before I realised I haven’t done the one YOU tagged me in so, I have no room to talk. Everything is unfortunately relatable πŸ˜”

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Haha, actually, I never intended to let anyone know about the full extent of my evil misdeeds πŸ˜‡ But then, in classic writing-stuff-last-minute-fashion, I didn’t have anything to post, the idea to exploit my evilness for content came to me, and I figured maybe unburdening myself was worth the price! πŸ˜‚

      And lololol, I fully forgive you for that undone tag – I’m actually very impressed that you still remember I tagged you in something! I’ve completely lost track of that myself; for all I know, some of those drafts are actually tags I was tagged in by you πŸ˜… After all, 29 undone tags means that I was tagged by significantly more than 29 people, because, I kid you not, there are some things I’ve been tagged in about five times over and still haven’t done… At this point, half of the book community must be waiting on me! 😁

      I’m very relieved I’m not alone, though! 🀣

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  13. Suhani says:

    *GASP* NAEMI I NEVER KNEW THAT YOU COULD BE THIS EVIL?!? ( shhh I always knew )

    And the undone tags aghh that’s so relatableβ€” almost all of my drafts are just tags! And I want to do ALL of them ahh (especially the ones I’m not tagged for mwahahah 😈)

    AND I USUALLY WRITE ALL MY POSTS LIKE TWO HOURS BEFORE I PUT THEM OUT πŸ˜­πŸ˜­βœ‹βœ‹
    And your blog posts ARE MASTERPIECES, and amazingly edited ones that too may I say ;)), at least there aren’t any typos like in mine 😭

    and who is this abookowlscorner? I swear I’ve seen her around lurking in the depths of the comments reel but does she have a blog hmm???
    and omg you are really smart for keeping your username as that to check whether or not people read your posts, I now have a sudden urge to do so myself *evil cackle*

    and I read this post the day it was posted but I only got around to commenting now I AM SO SORRY :(( but at least I have a partner in crime alongside me hahah

    amazing post as usual ahhh, loved reading it πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I simply keep my true qualities well hidden behind a faΓ§ade of niceness πŸ˜‡ So the fact that you saw through me in spite of this just goes to show that you must be truly evil as well! Seriously, Suhani, it takes one evil soul to know another 😈 Not to mention that those deeds of yours sound very fishy indeed…

      Like, OMG, yes, basically all of my drafts are tags! I mean, I need some way to keep track of what I’ve been tagged in, and immediately setting up a draft is a super simple way to do that. And other posts are written so last minute that I don’t need drafts of them until shortly before publication! 😁

      Gosh, your blog posts are so good, though!! πŸ’™ I would never have guessed you wrote them that quickly! I definitely put more than two hours of work into mine – which is why getting to them last minute often means severe Thursday night sleep deprivation πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ

      Anyway, thank you, partner in crime!! πŸ’– I’m happy to hear my username brilliance and posts are being appreciated!! 😊

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  14. Anoushka says:

    NAEMI!!! I HAVE FINALLY BEEN PROVEN RIGHT!! I ALWAYS KNEW YOU WERE SECRETLY EVIL AND NOW YOU GAVE US ALL PROOF YOURSELF! MWUAHAHAHA
    but its OKAY! at least now i have someone to ask to be my partner-in-crime whenever the need arises!! AND CAN PROCEED TO FEEL DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT!! are you good with guns?? OR SWORDS MIGHT WORK TOO!! excuse me while i plan out all the evil quests AND WORLD DOMINATION where i shall make you do all the risky stuff (AND THEN SEIZE ALL THE CREDIT), THANK YOU
    … WAIT. does everyone NOT write their posts last minute?? How do such people exist?? how can ANYONE write a post BEFORE the day its supossed to be published??? THIS IS MADNESS. COMPLETELY UNHEARD OF.
    ohh yess, THE USERNAME. i remember freaking out the first few times while commenting on your blog/replying to your comments THAT I’D SOMEHOW GET YOUR SPELLING WRONG and maybe be condemned to a lifetime in tartarus (i mean, you HAVE proven your evilness SO) and used to silently be mad about you not typing out your name 😈😈 (BUT THE REASON (POINT 2) BEHIND IT IS ACTUALLY SO CLEVER???? I AM IN AWE OF YOU NAEMI)
    and please don’t talk about replying to comments, IT MAKES ME FEEL TERRIBLY GUILTY. you honestly reply to them so quickly ok?? I have an unspoken tradition of reading comments as soon as they come in (provided i have internet access obviously) AND THEN LET THEM LIVE A LIFE FOR AT LEAST A FEW MONTHS BEFORE REPLYING. its kind to them, see??
    I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS POST OBVIOUSLY (at this point, i am completely convinced i’ll gladly gobble everything you write, BUT SHHHH DON’T TELL ANYONE) and i’m so sorry for missing all of your posts of the past 2 months, I SWEAR I SHALL GET TO THEM SOON!!

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      I’m sorry to disappoint, Anoushka, but I am terrible with guns… I think πŸ€”πŸ˜œ I mean, I’ve never even held one in my life, so it’s probably safe to say entrusting me with a weapon like that would be an absolute disaster!! 🀣 I do have lots of wooden sword fighting skills back from when I used to play pirates with my siblings, though, so does that count? πŸ˜βš” Cause, you know, I am not particularly keen on fame and would totally be fine with letting you take all the credit for our world domination efforts (as well as the resulting universal hatred that could potentially lead to assassination attempts – I’ve read enough dystopian novels to know how this works!!!) πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‡πŸ˜ˆ

      I agree, though: Having posts actually PREPARED ahead of time is complete madness! 🀯 Who, may I ask, had the skills to achieve this??? Not me, that’s for sure πŸ™ƒ

      However, I am deeply repentant for confusing you on the username front! πŸ₯Ί BUT NOT REPENTANT ENOUGH TO EVER BACK DOWN MUAHAHAHAHA 😎😁😈 NOT WHEN SO MUCH EVIL INTELLECT WENT INTO THAT CHOICE!!

      And lololol, thank you for making me feel so on top of my comments! πŸ˜‚ If it makes you feel better, your late replies are always so enthusiastic, long, qnd heartfelt that they’re like finding an unexpected present and immediately put me in a good mood πŸ₯° So I don’t mind your tardiness in the slightest, or the fact that you haven’t read every single one of my posts!! πŸ’™ After all you’re only human! (At least I think so?? πŸ€” Or art thou possibly some evil sword-fighting and gun-slinging demon from another realm?! 😱)

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  15. Marie says:

    Oh my god this post is everything I just love it so much. I have to say: I don’t know how you manage to write blog posts under pressure in such a short time, I couldn’t, I admire you so much πŸ˜‚ It takes me like, 5 hours sometimes to draft a blog post so I can’t do that at the last minute πŸ˜‚ WHAT are your secrets?!
    You’re definitely not alone in leaving comments “waiting”. I’m terribly guilty of that and it’s not of a few hours, sometimes it’s a few weeks. I feel terrible about it, because I read them fairly quickly, but I sometimes don’t have time or take time to reply properly, so… I leave it for later. Because it really matters to me, to reply to people, but I don’t want to do it in a haste so…. more often than not, I’ll answer days later. and feel terrible about it πŸ˜‚

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    • abookowlscorner says:

      Haha, thanks Marie! I’m glad you enjoyed reading about all of my deep, dark deeds and am relieved I’m not alone on some of these! 🀣

      As for my secret to content creation under time pressure, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you – because just because I write my posts at the last possible minute, that doesn’t mean they don’t take me forever to draft πŸ˜… Instead, those 5+ hours of writing time simply get moved to Thursday evenings, which means that, quite often, I am VERY tired on Friday mornings… And still not completely happy with what I ended up writing, but at some point, my desire to go to bed usually wins over my perfectionism πŸ˜‚ So yeah, would I recommend this tactic? Not really, unless you purposefully want to make your life very stressful! πŸ™ƒ

      (And, to be fair, a few of my more ambitious posts also had much more than just one day’s worth of work put into them, even if I did finish them right before they were meant to go up. So before you feel like you’re all alone – I do have those 10+ hour posts as well! πŸ˜‰)

      Your reasoning why you don’t reply to your comments immediately, though? Gosh, that might be the most relatable thing ever 🀣 I do try not to let comments pile up too much, so my guilt about taking a while to respond is only moderate, but still – finding the time and mindset to respond properly is a real struggle! 😫🀣

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      • Marie says:

        I’m amazed by how you’re working, I couldn’t ever work like that last minute, it stresses me out too much πŸ˜‚ and you always end up doing AMAZINGLY and well, almost on time so you’re doing AMAZING, if you ask me!

        It really is a struggle sometimes πŸ˜‚

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