Blogging Honesty

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I was digging around for an appropriate image for another post I planned to blog today, and then I stopped myself. I realised how utterly ridiculous it was to be searching for an image for such a post on a day (or, let's face it, a week) I just don't feel like blogging. I asked myself: are you doing this because you want to, or because you somehow feel it's necessary to make the post pleasing and pretty to look at for the people who will definitely not read the text? Who exactly am I appeasing here?

Blogging is a such a strange thing sometimes. I think that 90% of the time, it's a positive thing. If it weren't for my blog, my creative side would probably not get as much of an opportunity to express itself. And equally, 90% of the comments and emails I get are positive, uplifting and humbling. But there is that 10% and unfortunately, for a sensitive person like myself, that 10% can dominate when I'm just having a bad week.

I don't feel like blogging this week. I don't feel like responding to comments or emails and pretending everything is okay. I don't feel like appeasing people who come over to my blog just to get attention for their own blogs, who don't read a word of what I write, or who just like to use it as a repository for images. I'm not judging anyone, honestly, I'm not. I understand the pressures of busy work and home lives, and that most people just don't have time to engage with blogs and websites in a different manner. But I'm busy too, I have hard days and weeks too, and I think it's silly to pretend otherwise.

So many of us try to ignore the unpleasant side of life when blogging. It's often a matter of 'look how pretty my home is', 'look at what I made', or in my case, 'look what I wrote'. And life appears to be fine and dandy. And it may be fine and dandy that particular day, but the next day I could be feeling completely demoralised, beaten down by real life. So I don't blog that day. I don't think this is necessarily dishonest, but more of a case of trying not to turn a creative space and a creative outlet into a form of therapy instead. I have no interest in doing that. But the reason I'm writing this post on a day I don't even want to browse other blogs or think about blogging is because I think I have unwittingly contributed to this idea that blogging should be about a perfected life, always showing your happy and 'successful' side only.

So this post is to say, bear with me, and it's okay to show your tired, stressed and worried side too.

54 comments:

Melissa said...

A favourite blogger of mine, Sarah Storer, who blogs as "The Naked Redhead," wrote about this recently as well. There seems to be such a trend towards overly positive blogging - especially among us women. But when you consider how hard we women work at maintaining "appearances," it's understandable. I suggest you look up her blog and I'm sure you'll find a kindred spirit.

jessica sandoval said...

Although not nearly as successful and eloquent as you, I know how you feel-- today I didn't even open my Google Reader, and I shut off my computer as soon as I saw the first "follow my blog 'cuz I follow yours". And then when I actually decided I had time to try to read through blogs, I realized that my God this is all so silly, I don't know these people, I don't want to follow anybody at all, and I figured I was just upset over how annoyingly happy everybody was being. And I felt really silly, annoyed at blogging, when I'm barely starting. Most likely because I thought I could keep to the "blog for yourself, not others" mantra, but it seems like not many people like to follow this, and they seem to be much more successful... and then I think, well, why do I want to be as successful as them? What do I want to be successful for?

Man, the blogosphere makes you think. I'm surprised there was enough stamina in me to type that all out.

Mariella said...

Honestly Hila I didn't have that feeling when reading your blog. I think I can see your honesty in every post you make. I completely understand what you mean and I know there are countless of blogs around that like to show only the happy, positive side of their life and that's their choice, but your blog is different you write about things you are passionate about and you write with so much heart that your readers can feel it, for sure. I also many times feel guilty of writing posts that are "too heavy" and I say to myself that I should probably leave blogging to a better day. Other times, I just stopped blogging for months because I didn't feel like it. But whenever I start feeling guilty for this, I say that you know what" that's the beauty of blogging after all, it's a personal space so you are absolutely free to do what you want with it!don't respond to comments or emails if you don't feel like it, but please keep writing! :)

rooth said...

I know I've mentioned in my blog often that I get a lot of positive inspiration from the blogosphere and it's true. I see all of the positive and constructive things that people have done with their lives as projected through their blogs and it inspires me. Blogging on a regular basis and trying to even if I don't really 'feel like it' also pushes me to dig deep and really use my right brain, that doesn't get enough exercise. But bloggers are people too and people have bad days / terrible days / boring days. And that's okay too. Because we enjoy reading what you as a blogger write but also hearing what you as a person have to say. And that's the good, bad and ugly

hungryandfrozen said...

That last sentence stuck with me - I struggle a bit with that, I don't want my blog to be 100% perky because that would be dishonest - oh so dishonest - and yet if I really let loose on my feelings would I turn people away or sound like a constant complainer? I try to walk the line somewhere inbetween while keeping it as honest as possible. Makes me wonder, if someone writes "feeling a little listless lately" or something, the magnitude of feelings that one sentence might be illustrating. If that makes sense? Ugh, anyway. The first part of your post stuck with me too. "Sharable content" and "Pinteresting" and so on spring to mind ;)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts when you didn't actually feel like blogging - if nothing else, I got a lot out of it.

nancy said...

none of us owe anybody anything - your blog can be what you want it to be. if you don't want negativity, don't post when you're down; if you want an online journal, let that negativity out! if you want this space to be an online portfolio of sorts, then don't blog about personal matters. nobody has written out a set of rules that blogging MUST be peppy, MUST be happy, and MUST be positive.

but I have to say I don't really mind the positivity in the blogging world... that's what I need to see sometimes - positivity, optimism, inspiration. it gives me a sense of hope. (that's not to say I don't like reading blogs with personal content, I do. no matter how pessimistic or "realistic" they may be)

I read your blog because I find your writing to be eloquent and of intelligent content, and I think that you have some brilliant ideas about the way the world works. I don't need fluffy unicorns and rainbows and glitter to come back time and time again.

my message: chill out! don't taking blogging so seriously, and remember that you're here for yourself.

Amy said...

It's brave, blogging. You're in charge of all your own feedback, no editor or agent or partner to cushion or filter. I can see why people present the good - it must be more difficult to write about something negative, to show a chink in one's armor and then see what those who will be negative will make of that. So I understand why people only put out their best work, their happiest experiences, cleanest homes, most polished and creative ideas. But it's like a sea of positive and happy and perfect and creative and here I (or you) are having a crummy day and wouldn't everyone just own up to some of the crap?

The people who just want to promote themselves - that would bug me more than someone who says something snotty or negative.

C said...

I read many of blogs regularly, but I've only recently returned to testing the waters of blogging myself. I've tried posting regularly in the past and usually find myself spurred to create a lot of content all at once, and then it fizzles out. I start questioning why I'm sharing what I'm sharing, and why I'm making myself take the time to put something together just for the sake of having recent posts. Blogging is not an obligation, and Hila, you are entitled to a break whenever you need one!

Ultimately though, as a medium, blogs are a wonderful way to spread creative work and also start meaningful discussions, which I think is one of the strengths of your blog. Don't let the negativity of a few get to you!

Lyndall said...

I used to blog very honestly about my life (in an older blog that no longer exists) until I went through some really hard times. I didn't even want to be living those experiences, let alone sharing them online. So I took a big break from writing about my life and it was very cleansing to be without that pressure of what to share and how much.

Now I find that what I post is more of snapshots of life, which I make an effort to keep positive. I have other places to vent on my bad days (and I have many of them!). It's interesting because I know a lot of blogs which are overwhelmingly positive often get criticised for being false or not showing both sides. I'm not sure what I think. I sometimes feel a bit daunted by some of the seemingly perfect lives but then I imagine that they too have their bad days and hard times, they just choose not to show them. I think if someone can be positive without being false then it is a good achievement.

On the other hand, while I don't feel like sharing that side of my life I really respect and enjoy it when other bloggers do write about difficult topics. Especially if it is something I can relate to, it's always nice to know you're not alone in those type of experiences.

I used to want to grow my blog and have it become bigger, I did get to the stage where I started getting really annoying 'follow me! I'll follow you!' comments. At the start of my pregnancy I took a step back and started posting only when I felt like it, I'm sure I lost a lot of followers but the people I count as good friends still continued to read and comment. So in the end it was actually a change for the better :)

Tana said...

oh, yes, someone wrote about non-perfect side of bloggong!:)for me it became a little bit harder to post regulary as i used to,to visit my favourite pages, working hours and daily routine stole all my time, instead i felt pressure 'i should'.now in a more natural way i post if i can and visit other blogs (and what a pleasure to re-discover them:).Have a good day, dear Hila. And i agree with a comment above blogging 'it's brave' and let's be honest!

amy said...

the images you find are lovely, but your words are always the best part. i would rather wait a month in anticipation for your next post, then read tired words forcibly written every day to satiate readers. it's your space, it shouldn't need to conform to the whims and wants of others. xx

Accidentalwriter said...

I have been attempting to make a start on a comment Hila and keep back spacing because of an internal tension to provide meaningful and 'intelligent' feedback. I know we could fill the blogosphere with prattle and words of little consequence...and yet it can almost be demeaning to ourselves when we question the value of the thoughts we have and our capacity to convey these with an 'expected' level of sophistication. I keep on saying that I don't regard myself as a 'serious writer' - and by this I mean I have no expectations of my writing being anything other than a hobby/interest. I'm unsure whether this frees me from a sense that the deliverables must be of a certain standard and of some great academic/literary value. In relation to a blog being a form of therapy - for me writing is that and if I choose to share this with others - I guess they ultimately determine what they then do with it. When the desire to have an ever growing number of followers is not a priority - I think we generally tend to attract those who 'get us' - not that these same people will either agree or relate necessarily to some of the topics/issues we have explored and decided to write about. I also think it is unfortunate that the term 'being real' has been so over-used and consequently devalued. Whenever I have read your posts, the one thing I have always been confident of was in relation to its integrity and the honesty of your words. As others have previously noted - your ability to write with eloquence and poise is undeniable. What makes it special for me is the passion and genuineness which accompanies these attributes.

Amelia said...

Your fourth paragraph is basically how I feel lately. Honestly though I don't always comment on your posts because I feel as though I have nothing truly important to add so I just read and then think about what you wrote - and in some cases even try to further educate myself.

I hope you have a wonderful week though and you won't feel swamped with work anymore.

niclas said...

i love the honesty. sometimes i can actually get a bit tired of reading blogs where everything is just OK all the time.

Chuck said...

It is a balance, I suppose. I want to keep my blog a predominantly positive place - for me rather than for readers. I want it to force me to look past whatever is getting me down to see the beautiful, inspiring things that are going on around the world. I think otherwise I could end up standing constantly on the edge of a navel gazing, self pitying abyss. That said, (eloquent) honesty is one of the things I most prize in the blogs I read. I found Jo Goddard's recent post on depressing deeply moving. I love your angry/emotional/truthful posts as much, if not more than, your recent art discoveries. Bugger, late for work now! x

ronnie said...

.... but don't you find that in many respects the bloggy universe mirrors the real world? (at least in terms of the 'I'll be your friend if you'll be mine... and the false smiles blah blah blah).... maybe the anonymity grants some folk a perceived license to be less than polite...

my credo is - keep it real - in life or online and at least you can feel ok about yourself and your actions

Petra said...

I can relate to a lot of what you are saying, but I wonder why a bit of a therapeutical element to blogging would be so bad. I don't try to over-do it because I don't want to scare people away, but an honest and negative or critical post about my life every so often shouldn't be a problem. my life isn't all perfect, neither do I or my apartment look pefect all the time, and I get bored with the pretty-pretty-look-at-me blogs that pretend their lives, looks and homes are.

I noticed that I took myself out of my own blog for the longest time, talking about what's going on with me rarely and in a very cryptic way, sharing next to know pics of myself. but that can't be it either. so now I'm trying to find a balance.

I love your blog, and the uncomfortable topics you choose to address. do whatever you feel works best for you. this is your site. no one is forced to read it. it should make you happy!!

xx

Rhianne said...

this is exactly how I'm feeling at the moment too - you expressed it much better than I could have though.

just jen said...

There must be something in the air as I was responding to a blog friend this very morning about editing one's thoughts ...
... because family/friends subscribe
... because they might be misconstrued
... because they aren't constructive.

The downside is our blogs become one-sided.
Unbalanced.
All peaches and cream.
No bugs.
No bruises.

Personally?
I strive for balance.
I like grit in my salad. (okay I actually I HATE grit in my "salad" ... bad analogy!)
I appreciate the dark side.

Now I need to take my own advice.
And that ...that is always the killer!

yelena bryksenkova said...

the people above said it all in their thoughtful comments; i don't think i could have put it more eloquently. the reason i was drawn to your blog in the first place is that it doesn't feel like you only put your happy foot forward, but rather write about your pensive, melancholy, or lonesome states after they pass through some sort of beautiful and intelligent filter. it shows in the books you're reading and how you talk about them, or the images you're looking at. you create a kind of silent understanding in my heart, and it makes me feel better when i'm feeling my own pain or sadness.

y.

Jessica Kleoppel said...

"But there is that 10% and unfortunately, for a sensitive person like myself, that 10% can dominate when I'm just having a bad week."

So many perks to blogging, but the downfall is always the domination—of our days, our moods, our thoughts. I hope you find a balance that eases. I'm still working on it, but have recently stopped doing things "for the blog." For the most part, my content has turned into pre-existing photos and thoughts, with the platform as an afterthought, instead of something forcefully generated. it really is such a struggle!

I love your honesty. Wishing you luck. xx

The F Girl said...

Funnily enough, today I browsed around blogs and I was purposely searching for the happy 'look how pretty my house is' blogs. I felt like it. Sometimes I do.

I am having a crappy week as well. I'm not very good at writing about it. I'm not very good at talking about it either. I tend to pretend to be strong and together. Don't know why. Well, I do. In some weird way I think I should, I guess.

I have some decisions to make. About my health. About my life. I hate that. I have to choose. I don't want to choose. It hurts, to have to choose. But somehow this process is learning me something important. It is forcing me to decide what I want with my life. And I realise that what I want is to just be able to be.

So I wrote about it on my blog. And then I cried. And cried some more. And then I browsed happy pretty blogs with lots of yellow in the pictures because it cheered me up and that was what I needed. And then I found your blog.

And now I am writing this silly long comment and I am not even sure if it's an appropriate response at all. But it's me. It's real. And today I decided that that is who I am going to be from now on.

You should too. Just be you. I don't know you at all, but what I saw up until now looks pretty great. I bet that what's hidden behind that computer screen is even better. Maybe not all pretty with pictures with lots of yellow in it, but that's ok. That gets boring after a while anyway.

Heather said...

Right there with you! Especially with the dilemma about finding images for a blog post. Sometimes it's a great writing prompt for me - I start with a photo I've taken and see where my mind goes from there. Other times it's just an impediment, either to sitting down to blog in the first place or to getting to what I really want to say. I say let's shake off the tyranny of images!! But only when we want to. ;-)

Stephanie said...

I love this. So often I find myself searching for something to post even though I have no desire to write anything. And trying to answer comments that I don't want to answer. Or debating whether I should follow a blog because they came to my blog and told me to follow them.

I try to remember that I started my blog for my daughter, as a scrapbook of memories that she can look back on when she's older. Every time I start to stray from that purpose I try and refocus and let the other stuff go. : )

shauna.bellow@gmail.com said...

Well said. Love this post!

pRiyA said...

I've been meeting fellow bloggers in the last month and I've always asked them whether their lives were as beautifully perfect as their blogs and they've told me that their lives in their own ways is very much like mine, full of all the variety and challenge that constitutes life.
That made me want to express in a blogpost some of the things that you have said in this post. However I simply couldn't find the right words to do so. And here you've done it, so simply, beautifully and sincerely. That is why I come here.
:-)

Pinelopi said...

thank you Hila for writing this post...I mostly feel like this and that's why I'm not so good at writing my own posts. I hope you're ok and that there is nothing serious that concerns you

blazebratcher said...

Thank you for being honest! I love this! I think a lot of us feel this way! I have to remind myself often that my blog is MY blog, and I can share with others, but it mostly a open journal. It keeps me from being a people pleaser too much. :)

blazebratcher said...

Thank you for being honest! I love this! I think a lot of us feel this way! I have to remind myself often that my blog is MY blog, and I can share with others, but it mostly a open journal. It keeps me from being a people pleaser too much. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I enjoy reading your blog and just want to say that it is yours to post when ever you have the desire, you have no obligations to us in the bloggosphere, enjoy your day and thanks for sharing. We all have other things to attend to in our daily lives and sometimes we become overwhelmed or just need a break.

cheers margo

Sarah Rooftops said...

I don't think I've ever felt your blog was putting across a fake positivity... but maybe I just missed the clues? Anyway, I'm with you on this - blogging should be fun for the blogger, not a chore.

I've only recently stopped worrying if I don't have a picture to go with a post, but you're right - the people who won't read a post with no picture won't read a post with lots of words in it, either. There's no need to appease them.

angela said...

That is brave and honest of you to say this, nice to know you struggle just as the rest of us might. Life is'nt perfect for anyone, and I always tell myself there is no pressure to blog if i don't feel like it. I want to apologize if my comments may sometimes sound short and glib- I just don't consider myself much of a writer, but I do read and enjoy what you write very much, and I am glad you have the courage to speak up about your convictions.

B said...

I've never even thought about people only presenting the happy side of life on their blogs. Of course, now that I think about it, I see it's true. But it's one of the reasons why I adore reading blogs - when other people write about their joys, I feel inspired to create more joys in my own world. I especially love seeing creative/crafty work. But I'd read you regardless, Hila, even if you spent an entire post complaining about inane things. It gets to a point where the person whose blog you're reading starts to matter more than their blog... x

B said...

(Ps, I love your blog because it makes me think. It's thoughtful and intelligent and interesting and well-written. Sometimes pretty, lovely things crop up, but sometimes you post angry, passionate things, and it's all fantastic because it's you.)

megan said...

have been thinking about this a lot lately myself, hila -- authenticity and honesty and how they're sometimes hard to come by (and i include myself in that statement). hang in there.

Kate said...

It is okay. I wish you some little moments of rest and relief this week. Little moments that are just for you.

Monica said...

i've been around the blogosphere to see certain cycles, and one is this worry about showing what appear as perfect lives.

i don't think it's dishonest to share only happy wonderful things. i don't walk around telling everyone i meet my crappy thoughts. blogging is very public so i share accordingly.

i think it's dishonest to yourself to share fun and happy things when you're really feeling crappy instead.

i do like to add not so pleasant things that happen to us, to keep things real, but i don't dwell on them. because that's my nature not to dwell, because it's personal, or more often than not, because my blog is a creative, thoughtful place.

i do tend to think sometimes, with blogs about homelife, that people share a little more the not so shiny days and rooms. i've seen this sense of inadequacy most in the mother-blogging world, where mums feel other mothers have it all so pulled together.

anyway, just be yourself, that always makes the best blogging.

thisredheaddd said...

I have recently begun craving blogs with more substance and am all of a sudden kind of over pretty pretty pictures. Maybe Pinterest has super-saturated me with beautiful people, perfect houses and expensive clothes. In any case, thank you for writing honestly. I think we all write & read blogs for a sense of connection and to share ideas, and what we can lose in all of that is authenticity.

Sophie said...

I feel a little bad that my first comment on your blog (at least I don't remember ever posting one) is on this post.
Why? Because of the "I don't feel like appeasing people who come over to my blog just to get attention for their own blogs"-section. That's really not my intention. Besides you probably wouldn't understand anything on my blog because it's in German.
I just wanted to express my understanding for your thoughts and my gratitude that you posted this. It's so revealing and honest and I sometimes feel the same way, but I couldn't express it in the same way.
I'm very glad that you didn't stop blogging (a while ago). Your blog makes me happy every time I see a post in the google reader, although many of them aren't exactly what one would call "happy". But they are so versatile and everyone of them ist so elaborate. They often make me contemplative.

twinkilingeyes said...

i am going to keep this short...thank you for your honesty...it's ok to have a rainy day with dark thoughts and no interest in anything...and just a reminder i love "see my writing" cuz i like what i read!!!
hope the storm has passed by now and the sun is back!

Sasha said...

Honestly, I know exactly where you're coming from. There are just times when blogging is too much. I could repeat less eloquent words that have been already been said above. Instead, I'll settle for: I enjoy your blog for the honesty. You confront issues that aren't happy. You confront feelings about blogging that I experience regularly. It's rare for me to find a blog such as yours that I genuinely enjoy in every possible way. Always take time to step back when you need to. Take time for yourself. Blogging breaks are good. Besides, those of us who love your blog will always be around when you're ready to return.

Debie Grace said...

Back in the days, I promised myself to blog only good & happy stuff. But then I realized, it would be boring to not share my downtime and those moments when I am sad. Sometimes, when I re-read my entries, I laugh at those entries that reminded me of the bad days I had. It feels good! :)

mtbluestocking said...

This is all very meta . . . what is "THE PURPOSE" of a blog -- for the reader (or viewer, for those of less verbal than I suspect most of the readers of this blog ARE), the writer? Awhile back, I considered blogging myself and I just couldn't figure that whole piece out; which does NOT mean that I find blogs meaningless. On the contrary, I follow many, of which this is one of my very favorite. I LOVE the substance.

I could not say it better than yelena said above,
"the reason i was drawn to your blog in the first place is that it doesn't feel like you only put your happy foot forward, but rather write about your pensive, melancholy, or lonesome states AFTER THEY PASS THROUGH SOME SORT OF BEAUTIFUL AND INTELLIGENT FILTER. it shows in the books you're reading and how you talk about them, or the images you're looking at. you create a kind of silent understanding in my heart . . . " (emphasis added)

Thanks for sharing through Le Project d'Amour. I like it being a part of my world.

Camila Faria said...

Nothing is perfect. At least, not all the time. Life is messy, stressful and, sometimes,
overwhelming. I think we all know that. I don't need to read about it in a blog post to know it's out there and it's true. I guess I like a little happiness in my daily reads. But that doesn't mean I believe everything is 100% positive all the time.

Rambling Tart said...

Sending you a very big hug from my side of Oz. I'm sorry you're having such a down day and hope you'll be able to find some quiet time to rest your heart and thoughts. I love your writing so much. Last year was the worst year of my life, and your words have often been a little lifeline to me, helping me press on with courage. Thank you for that. XO

See Hear Say said...

i love how honest you are with your blog and it is completely normal to feel tired, stressed or worried. i guess not everyone is comfortable with sharing this kind of post, but this is a shout out for everyone that showing this side of your life on your blog is completely okay if you want to. i hope you're feeling better hila.

vegetablej said...

Blogging is like everything in life that takes time and effort -- sometimes it's a fun, creative, thoughtful vehicle and sometimes it's a pain in the a**. I'm just happy and grateful that you feel like doing it sometimes and I get to read you and get a lot out of it. Thanks for that and don't feel guilty taking a rest when you need it.

Jen said...

Oh it's just crazy, this blogging world. It feels like it is a place to put our thoughts and stretch our writing muscles. But then it's also a place where real people read these words. I find that so perplexing sometimes (hence why I also use a journal and a pen).

The reasoning behind why I blog (why I do anything) changes daily, so my blog is my best friend one day and hard work the next (though mostly it is my best friend).

I come to 'le projet d'amour' to see what Hila is up to, and to read the eloquent writings of someone I enjoy spending (online) time with. I give up on the whole 'real v online' connections and am just going with it - it's the quality time I spend that really counts. And as you say, sometimes the other stuff is just white noise (pleasing others, using imagery just because, answering comments' etc).

Gracia said...

I was reminded this week of why I love having my blog when accused of "vandalism" by a photographer Louise and I had employed to document our show. It was so nice to receive a pat on my back from blogging and twittering friends. Yes, if it weren't for my blog I would have felt much more alone and I could easily have taken the negative comments to heart.

Hope the week that lies ahead brings with it some laughter and silliness and warmth. March, ha! I'm not impressed with it thus far.

g xo

Olga said...

It's wasn't too long ago that I was talking to an old photographer on the subject of why he stopped looking through photoblogs. He said that they are all alike. The worst thing is, when he looks through them, they tend to have an influence on his work. Not the best influence, because he starts to feel that photographing sunsets and sunrises in inordinate quantities is a good thing :) In reality, we know how easy it is to make a clone blog, without any personality at all.

Hila said...

I'm actually very overwhelmed by all the wonderful and supportive comments here. I don't think I can tackle them individually, as all I'll be saying over and over again is "thank you". So I'll say it once to each and every one of you: Thank you!! Thanks for taking the time to not only comment and offer a sympathetic ear, but also, to share your thoughts about blogging. I promise, I read every comment, and I'm grateful for each one.

xo

Sophie said...

Thanks for your comment, I really appreciated it :-)
I don't want to advertise but if you ever do learn German and want to visit my blog, please come to http://what13loved.blogspot.com (I had to export it there because of an unpleasant situation with some internet hater persons)...

I liked "The Neverending Story", but I was always afraid of some of the characters. And I read "The Princess Bride" a few years ago, I didn't know there was a movie.

I loved "A Little Princess" and "The Secret Garden" but as a child I was more into books (reading and have my mom read them to me) and cassettes than into movies :-)

Ana said...

I totally understand you. Lately I haven't been blogging much too. I'm glad that you're honest enough to share that with the rest of us. It helps to read other people's feelings and impressions about something as peculiar (yet so popular) as blogging. Keep'em coming, we will be here.

Hila said...

Sophie: That's definitely not advertising :) I loved A Little Princess and The Secret Garden too.

Ana: Thanks for the understanding :)