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Jacksonville Senior Photographer // Scarlett Lillian Seniors: Blogging vs. Twitter vs. Facebook

Jul 29, 2009

Blogging vs. Twitter vs. Facebook

I feel like, now that I have Twitter, I blog less. Do you feel that your blogging has decreased too with the arrival of Twitter?

Before, when something cool happened, or I got a random thought, I used to think, "Oh I can't wait to blog about this," but now, I don't blog about it because I just end up Twittering it as it's happening. So then I don't want to blog about it after it's old news. It's just hard to keep up!

I was telling Mark the other night, I hate that I write less on my blog now. I don't know if it's because I haven't felt inspired. Or I'm becoming bad at balancing my time trying to get so much work done. Or perhaps, being in a wonderful relationship with Mark, as much I want to blog all our cool adventures, I want to keep some part of my life private and just for us, you know? I actually had a bride tell me recently "I'm, um, happy that you found a great guy, but I'm not happy that you are traveling to see him so much because you don't blog as much anymore." ha! I guess it's true.

I think part of me too has been a little burned out, and some days I just feel like I'm going through the motions. Trying to move forward. Trying not to remember how my life changed in February losing a big part of my heart when my father passed. Yet trying to remember it so I won't forget. And Twittering seems like such a numbing outlet, while blogging seems like it has become overwhelming these days. At least my personal thoughts like I used to write about. I of course still love posting all the photoshoots I'm doing for clients! And I feel so blessed that I have work to keep me busy and distracted and moving forward, especially in this tough economy.

So I decided to get personal again and resurface an old Facebook favorite. I never participated in it back in the day, so here goes my take at it now:

25 Random Things About Me

1. I honestly hate talking about myself. I would much rather hear about you and ask you questions. So coming up with 25 things is going to be a challenge for me. Especially since I already put so much out there about me on the blog.
2. I do have other colors in my closet besides pink.

3. At 2 months old, my mom put me in a baby pageant and yes, I won Miss Baby Jacksonville.

4. I played with Barbies still LONG after I told everyone I stopped. I couldn't help it, I liked playing dress up with them.

5. I used to publish an international teen girl's Christian beauty magazine called Beautiful Girl that focused on beauty from the inside out.

6. I used to be big time into the drama club and school plays, but now I have the hugest stage fright. No, really! Anytime you see me put myself out there, it's because I'm forcing myself to walk through the fear.

7. I grew up thinking I was going to be an architect and would sit around as a child designing floor plans all day.

8. I didn't have an imaginary friend growing up, I had a whole big imaginary family with 10 brothers and sisters. I think the only child in me was bored.

9. I was obsessed with Debbie Gibson and had a Debbie Gibson birthday cake for my 4th grade birthday cake.

10. I've also been obsessed with Cher from Clueless, Elle from Legally Blonde, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and NSync. But I was like the one person that hated New Kids On The Block. I don't know why!

11. I originally was going to name my dog Butterscotch b/c of the color of his ears... but I didn't want to call him by saying "Hey Butt, come here Butt!" So I went with Rhett instead.

12. I have a weakness for hot dogs slathered in sauerkraut.

13. I have a weakness for brownies and chocolate chip cookies. And pretty much anything else chocolate. And most recently, cupcakes.

14. My favorite memories with my dad are when we used to go fishing on the lake we lived on.

15. My favorite memories with my mom were Wednesday night dinner dates at Olive Garden in high school when my dad would go golfing each week.

16. I've been obsessed with make up and fashion as long as I can remember, always wanting to be like my diva mom. I'll never forget when I was like 5 and broke into my mom's make up box to have her come home and catch me with lipstick all over my face. Or the time I snuck in her closet and tried on her gold stilettos and broke the heel. Eek!

17. The past year, my skin broke out soooo horribly like a teenager all over again, I mean, it has been BAD! Seriously, what IS the deal with this adult acne? Anyone know a good cure????

18. I watch way more TV now with DVR than I ever did before. I haven't decided if that's a good or bad thing yet.

19. I hate the phone and pretty much let everything go to voicemail with a message saying to email me instead.

20. I hate to run, but I love to run, all at the same time.

21. I hate drama and honestly feel sorry for those who feel the need to create it in their lives. It's so sad that some mean girls and bullies still exist in your adult years. But as God instructs, I pray for my enemies to find His loving peace.

22. In the winter time, I never really shaved a lot. One benefit of being single. Until Mark had to come along.

23. I have a 2001 silver Toyota Celica.

24. Though it comes with many headaches and long hours, I love being an entrepreneur!

25. I'm obsessed with Paris, France and want to go so bad, but I refuse to go without some fabulous reason for my 1st trip.

Now enough about me, tell me some random things about YOU!



OpenID lindenclaire said...

I'm so glad that someone shares my love for cupcakes I was so happy to see your post the other day on cupcakes :) I went through a phase the other month and no lie I ate so many cupcakes my family will never let me live it down, every time I say something about cake my dad is like OH NO! hahah

July 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous CharlotteP said...

I love that you shared some things about yourself. I love checking your blog, I find the way you express your feelings a gift for those of us who find it difficult to put things into words. I LOVE LOVE LOVE taking picture and that is what brought me to your blog but I receive a blessing when I read your blog and can see God working! You are beautiful!

July 29, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Mendoza Stanelle said...

I admire you for #6, facing your fear. And I'm so with you on #19. Check out my friend's blog about #17 - http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com/2009/05/acne-free-and-loving-it.html
Congratulations on your success and happiness in spite of the great challenges. You have a lot to be proud of.

July 29, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I have a photo business and blog of my own and i never never write anything personal on it. I'm still scared no one will like me. I just post the photos and some generic blahblah about how great the session went. Which I do love to share great photos and give a shout out to fun clients, but I feel like there's something missing from my work - the personal part. How do you do it?

July 30, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

All the photo blogs I read are portrait based, usually weddings, but I have no desire to take portraits or any plans to get married any time soon.
I want to be a wildlife photographer but I'm scared of the dark so field expeditions would be a bad idea.
I've started and deleted 5 different photo blogs.
I once told my mother that when I get married, all I need is a pretty dress and for you to photograph the wedding. She answered with "what about a groom?"

July 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Debbie Gloria Smith said...

few things, you missed a GREAT MHS reunion. Also, Congrats on Jax Mag. Last but not least, I thought Debbie Gibson and I had a bond seeing that we both has the same initials!

August 1, 2009 at 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Caroline Ghetes Photography said...

Scarlett, #8 is hilarious. I also hated New Kids on the Block back in the days, and I actually got beat up for it once, lol. So funny about the architect thing, because I used to think I wanted to be one until I saw all of the geometry that was involved -blech! Have you ever tried Bratwurst with Sauer Kraut & mustard? A Chicago FAVE! soooooo goood. #19 -OMG I also hate the phone, and let everything go to voicemail. But then again, emailing a lot has given me carpel tunnel and cysts, lol. #20 makes TOTAL sense, lol. #21 is my BIGGEST pet peeve! #22 is funny cuz I've been married 7 years, and my husband HATES winter because I don't shave a lot, hehehe. #25, goodness girl do we have a lot in common. I have had an obsession with France since I was little as I could remember. Love it so much, that for my honeymoon we went to Paris for 25 days! BEST trip of my life and the most romantic place on Earth for sure! Okay that's enough for now ; ) I love reading these lists and finding out fun little random facts about people. Thanks for sharing! (sorry so long)

August 3, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Caroline Ghetes Photography said...

Oh and congratulations on the Jacksonville Magazine thing! You deserve it!

August 3, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Amy Clifton said...

The Debbie Gibson birthday cake cracked me up. :-) That is too funny! Thanks for posting.

August 3, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Lillian said...

Thanks gals! Great to hear from everyone.

Jennifer- Thanks for sharing that link, interesting procedure. I"m tempted to try it.

Debbie- Glad the reunion was fun, I just had too much to do before I left for Cali the next day!

Amanda- I know, it's hard to put your personal stuff out there. Sometimes I fall on my face for the whole world to see, but I would rather keep it real with people than hold back out of fear for them seeing the real me. Sure, being personal on the blog isn't for everyone, but I've found that the Lord has blessed my relationships with my clients because of it and we are able to be personal with each other and become friends beyond just client and photographer. And that's what I love about what I do is the relationships. :-)

August 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger amberlovespink said...

Hey Scarlett - It's Amber (from Amber and Tommy - still LOVE my pictures, btw) and I wanted to tell you that I had adult acne until about a year ago, it was terrible and I was so embarrased. Anyway, I started seeing an aesthetician housed in a plastic surgeons office and she put me on a routine using Results RX brand and ColorScience makeup. It hasn't been cheap - and I have to be SO CONSISTENT - but it has worked and I've been acne free for quite awhile. The longer I use it, it's even starting to help my acne scarring.

Let me know if you want more info!

August 9, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

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