Convincing members of my team that [the pop move] was a good call. People seem to love the album, and we’re all high-fiving each other, but I remember all the sit-downs in the conference rooms, where I would get kind of called in front of a group of people who have worked with me for years. They said, “Are you really sure you want to do this? Are you sure you want to call the album 1989? We think it’s a weird title. Are you sure you want to put an album cover out that has less than half of your face on it? Are you positive that you want to take a genre that you cemented yourself in, and switch to one that you are a newcomer to?” And answering all of those questions with “Yes, I’m sure” really frustrated me at the time — like, “Guys, don’t you understand, this is what I’m dying to do?” The biggest struggle turned into the biggest triumph when it worked out.

 - Taylor Swift on her biggest challenge this year +

anonymous asked:

but why do you always have to pick on people's blogging behavior? can you just stop telling other people what to do and what not to do? thanks

Soo let me summarize what people have been doing lately:

1) reposting because “they found it on twitter” and because “there is nothing wrong with reposting because there is no such thing as copyright on the internet”

2) commenting things like “I LUV TAYLORRR SO MUCH” or “OMGGG” under posts for self-promotion (that’s as annoying as this 2013 trend  “✞☯ follow more more soft grunge ☯✞" or "☢ ☾pale blog here☾☢ " 

3) asking for follow backs and asking for you to reblog their selfie etc when Taylor is oneven though they are not even following you???!???? 

Some small, new blogs do this whole commenting and reposting thing because …

a) they are too lazy/uncreative to make their own edits and text posts

b) they want to get noticed by Taylor as fast as possible

c) they want to have as many followers as bigger blogs with a very small effort 

d) they are new on here and don’t realize that tumblr doesn’t work like Instagram or Twitter where everyone steals other people’s work

e) they want to “express” their emotions by commenting “OMFGGG” or “MY HEART”  (ehhh no, you can express your emotions in the tags or make your own text post)

These blogs leech off other people’s hard work. What they do is parasiting. And they ruin our fan culture on tumblr. Don’t you dare to tell me that this isn’t wrong.

LOOK AT THOSE VICTORIA SECRET SHOWS

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LOOK AT THOSE PERFORMANCES

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LOOK AT HOW ALL THOSE WOMEN ARE SO SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER

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LOOK AT RIHANNA’S AND TAYLOR’S INTERACTIONS WITH ALL OF THEM

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LOOK AT ALL THAT POSITIVITY 

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IT JUST MAKES IT SEEM LIKE SUCH A HAPPY EVENT

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THATS HOW YOU SELL LINGERIE WITHOUT OBJECTIFYING WOMEN AND WITHOUT TURNING WOMEN AGAINST EACH OTHER

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