Linked 36/10: Recharge in 3, 2, 1 …

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Hello my darlings! I know it has been way too long since I’ve done a Linked post but hopefully you will forgive me for this and my overall general absence this month. Without bothering you with my sob story how I can’t handle work and school, I’m just gonna go ahead and ramble about the things I have been up to besides the obvious stress-hazards that seem to hijack my life these days.

RAMBLE

  • I had a total breakdown this week and it made me rethink a lot of my life-decisions. It’s not awesome to be a 24 year old still figuring out your future but hey, I don’t want to end up doing something I don’t love for the rest of my life.
  • In addition to my personal problems, my blog has been pretty much on life support for the last couple of months. Ever since Google changed the image viewing the whole blog has been slowly but steadily drowning into the vastness of the Internet.
  • 22 views in total on Thursday – how wonderful.
  • I’m not saying I’m blogging for views but hey, giving the fact that I’m pretty much in panic mode about my future and the whole career thing, I’d wish something in my life would go as planned – and this lack of readers was not planned.
  • Getting 200 followers this month was certainly a great achievement but sometimes it just feels that it’s not as good as it could be.
  • Yet, I started blogging for me and I continue to blog for me!
  • Speaking of blogging, I haven’t really been a good sport in that front lately.
  • Though I have seen a lot of films this month: The Internship, Pacific Rim, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Wish List, Monsters University, Gravity, Dance for Me, Keith, TiMER, Groundhog Day (rewatched), Little Manhattan and Speak.
  • The whole list has little bit of everything because my mood has been all over the place. And since most of them don’t deserve a full review, I have been thinking about doing a post with a collection of short reviews.
  • Some other bloggers have done this as well and it seems like a  good idea, let me know if you’re interested.
  • Keeping up with TV-shows has been quite the task for me as well but I still managed to marathon through Scandal – and watch pretty much every episode of each show I’m excited about.
  • So, it hasn’t been difficult but I have gotten less sleep than I have needed.
  • New shows are still promising such as Sleepy Hollow and The Tomorrow People but then again, I’m not too picky this year.
  • The only shows that seem to disappoint are comedies that I can’t seem to love anymore – except Modern Family, they keep it fresh for some reason and I’m glad I at least have that.
  • Can’t wait to hear back from a workshop I participated two years ago – 7 days full of writing and movies sounds amazing and I hope I get in again.
  • I do think my writing has improved a bit over the years.
  • Now I just have to improve writing in my native language and I’m all good.
  • Trying to plan some posts for next week today but I have a) school stuff that is already long over due, b) a friend visiting who I don’t want to bore with my endless typing.
  • And then I’m already back to work on Monday – no worries though, that will soon change because I’m reorganizing my priorities which means school comes first and currently, work is getting in the way.

LINKS

Cinematic Paradox couldn’t stay away from blogging and is back – yay! She reviewed The Place Beyond the Pines this week.

The Counselor is already in cinemas and Dan the Man reviewed it.

30 Things I love about Se7en was one of the more memorable posts this month from And So it Begins…

I don’t really like remakes so reading Cinematic Corner crush Carrie (2013) was precious.

I’m yet to see this one but Terry’s Pigeon Coop made me want to see The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (and if not for Brad Pitt, for the long movie title at least).

And Films and Coke talks a little about some of the television shows she watches.

SONG OF THE MONTH

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15 thoughts on “Linked 36/10: Recharge in 3, 2, 1 …”

  1. Don’t feel bad about wanting page views. Whenever I look at my total page views, there’s a little button to the left that says something like “remove your page views” and I never click it because my feelings would just get hurt. lol

  2. Yeah not knowing what to do in life sucks. There’s so much that you can do, and at the same time everything seems rather impossible to achieve. I’m still in the college bubble, but that will be over next year.

    Oh it’s the same with me, I felt like my writing (in english) had improved immensely over the 5 years I blogged. So I went back to portuguese, right, and it is a pain. in. the. ass. It’s a complex language and it’s really hard to make things sound good in it. But that’s why I had to go back!

    So basically, I’m on the same boat with the views thing — it’s like starting from zero, it sucks. Do you have a google plus account for your blog? Because it gives priority on search results, it might help.

    1. Hah. But I love the fact that you are now writing in your own language. I feel like I can’t find any readers when it comes to my own language as it would be easy for them to read in Enlgish anyway.

      I don’t think I have Google plus thing.

  3. “I don’t want to end up doing something I don’t love for the rest of my life.” – oh, welcome to my life 🙂 I studied something for 5 years, now I have a job that is loosely connected with that and there are still 4 more years to becoming a lawyer, something that I don’t want to do, but hell, it beats being unemployed and homeless. At least you have a will to see movies, that’s a good sign!

    Thanks for the link!

    1. I think it’s generally what everybody is thinking about.. it’s difficult to do something you love nowadays because the chances are, a lot of people love it and most of them are better at it that you are. But I mean, at least you studied something solid for 5 years, I have been spending 5 years in school all together and I don’t know what kind of career it will lead me towards.. So, dead ends everywhere I look.

      You’re welcome!

  4. I think everyone’s been suffering on the page views since Google changed things. I still haven’t gotten back to where I was last year. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being interested in the number of views; after all, part of why we write is to share our opinions. A desire for an audience is implicit.

  5. This is such a late comment but anyways…yeah, I just finished High School as of yesterday and I had a similar life crisis last week. I’m probably going to get such a shock when I get into the adult world, but I have a very clear path and hopefully that’ll lead me to directing. My teachers were all telling me this week that I’m far too hard working and have way too high standards, so I think I could do it.

    Maybe I’m just naive, but I have a lot of hope.

    I just wanna do about 10,000 things and they’re not really the most “normal” things (since they’re all to do with performing and stuff like that). IDK, last week was just really scary, but I’ll see what the future holds. I have three years of uni to figure it out 🙂

    Thanks for the link by the way!

    1. You know.. I’m too lazy for my dreams so I hope you have that extra something to pursue yours!

      And do as much as you can.. I feel like people who do a lot manage to do a lot more!

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