Random fact, but my working title for this post had a horrible pun in it. I think it was better that it didn’t a-peer in the finalized title.
All right, I’m sorry. I’m not going to pull anything like that for the rest of this post, promise.
I was tagged by Al’s Manga Blog to do this Peer Pressure Tag. This is the first time I’ve been tagged for something like this, so thank you so much for tagging me!
All right, let’s get to it.
- Link back to the creator, which is Bluemallowmelt.
- Provide a link to the person who tagged you.
- Answer all questions honestly
- Come up with 5 questions of your own. (4 have to be about peer pressure; 1 can be random and about whatever)
- Tag at least 10 people and provide links to their blogs. Please no “you!”
- Recommend at least 5 books or songs you see everywhere/are very popular that you’ve read or listened to.
- Use the hashtag #peer pressure tag for easier visibility
What aspect of blogging do you feel the most pressure about?
Interacting with other bloggers. (Guess we’re starting off on a bad note, huh?)
I’m naturally a very shy person who finds it hard to open up or even talk to others. While it’s 5% easier for me to talk to others online… there’s not that much improvement. If anything, the only improvement is in the delivery of whatever words I want to say.
I know I should be more active in the overall blogging community, even if it’s just the WordPress aniblogging community, but it’s so stressful hahaha…ha… I’ll read other bloggers’ posts and like them, but I always chicken out when it comes to commenting.
Has the amount of pressure you feel related to your blog changed since you first started out?
I guess there’s slightly more pressure now than when I first started out, although A Penny For A Daydream hasn’t been up and running for that long. A lot of the pressures I had starting out are still things I have to deal with now. Some of them aren’t bad — drafting out and editing posts for the upcoming weeks is a challenge I’ve been enjoying.
But there’s a few things that’s been worrying me. Establishing interpersonal connections aside, I realized after a few weeks of blogging that I had no idea how to make a good header image/graphic. Whenever I release a post with a featured image I attempted to edit, I would find myself thinking, With that kind of picture, even I wouldn’t want to read it!
It’s less “peer pressure” that’s affecting me than it is me pressuring myself.
Have you ever wrote about something on your blog simply because everyone else seemed to be doing it? If so, what was the topic.
Short answer: no.
I write whatever I feel like writing or whatever is in my mind. There are going to be times when I write about a subject that is currently being discussed a lot by other people (namely seasonal anime), but it would be still be something I’d have something to say about. If there’s nothing about a topic I could talk about, even when it’s a topic other people can talk a lot about, then I won’t talk about it.
Have you ever regretted a post because of the negative response it received, either from other bloggers or from regular readers?
Since this is still a fairly new blog (is 2 months still considered new?), I haven’t found myself in that situation yet. In all honesty, I probably would regret writing and publishing a post if it were to get a negative response. I know that I may have an opinion that’s different from other people and someone may disagree with what I write. That’s to be expected. However, there’s a small part of me that’s worried that one day I’ll be attacked for my opinion on something.
Who, in your opinion, is the best Star Trek captain and why? (If you haven’t watched any Star Trek, feel free to make up a joke answer).
Wait shoot that’s Star Wars, isn’t it?
My 5 Questions
- Have you ever tried to force yourself into liking something just because it is generally liked by most other people (or vice versa)?
- Where do you tend to face the greatest amount of peer pressure?
- Does the peer pressure you face differ online versus in real life? In what way?
- As a blogger, has peer pressure / popular opinion deterred you from making certain posts?
- What fictional character would be great to have as a friend if they were real?
I… don’t know who to tag. *runs*
I don’t interact with many people, like I said earlier, but I also don’t want to tag someone who has already been tagged because then they’d have to do this more than once.
I know the rules said “no ‘you,'” but if there’s anyone reading this who hasn’t been tagged already wants to do this, then you’re free to do so.
5 Book Recommendations
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (audiobook) — this memoir/autobiography is like one of the books that comes up most of the time whenever someone asks for audiobook recommendations (especially for audiobooks with the author reading it). It’s a very good read, highly recommend.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (book) — it’s weird to call it “popular” because it’s not (it’s a classic), but I do personally hear it everywhere because my sibling keeps throwing out the same one (incorrectly worded) reference over and over again, so here it is.
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge (manga) — “popular” is an understatement for this series, but with the latest announcement of a Season 2, why not give the manga a shot?
- Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya (manga) — similarly, Fruits Basket‘s remake has its final season airing in the spring anime season. With that, it’s only fair to bring up and recommend the manga. It’s something I’ve read a long time ago and could use a reread someday. (Reminder to self to start watching the remake soon.)
- Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun by AidaIro (manga) — is this popular or something you see everywhere? No idea, but it deserves to so I’ll give it some spotlight anyways! It’s one of my favorite manga series (if my avatar picture doesn’t give it away already) and I strongly recommend it.