Hi, this page is for Frequently Asked Questions. If you think you have a question that might have already been asked, just look here and you might find it!
You are still allowed to ask anything in the ask box, if you feel like this page isn’t helpful (enough).
About the blog
What does “Stan” mean?
Stan can mean a lot of different things, but when it always comes down to is that “stans” are usually big fans of something or someone. Some claim stan is “fan + stalker” but the word was first used by Eminem, in the very popular song “Stan” where he raps about a huge fan who kills himself over the fact that Eminem doesn’t write him back. Nowadays, Eminem fans are usually called “stans”, as well.
The Stan Confessions likes to think that the word is a little more general than Eminem fanbase and can be used for all fandoms of any kind.
Where can I confess?
You can do that both in the Ask Box or in the Submission Box, both are fine. Both boxes will be explained further. You can also confess as fan mail, if you wish to do so.
What is the ask box for?
The ask box is a box where you can send in your confession(s). But, its also still an ask box, you can ask me (the admin) anything you want in there.
What is the submission box for?
The submission box is a box where you can also send in confessions.
If both ask box and submission box are used to send in our confession(s), what is the difference?
The biggest difference is the fact that you can’t send in anonymously in the submission box. So if you want to send in the confession anonymously, you have to do it in the ask box.
The other difference is that the submission box allows you to post bigger confessions. However, in the guidelines, you can read that the confessions are restricted to 400 characters. Confessions over 400 characters are posted as text confessions.
The submission box also allows you to add your own photo to the confession, if you would like that.
What is the guidelines page about?
This page is basically the page with all the rules. Please read the guidelines before you submit your first confession. If you don’t, and your confession is not getting posted, chances are you violated the guidelines.
What is the Tags page when is it updated?
The tag page is a simple tool to help you find your confession by categories. e.g. if you’ve confessed about Britney Spears and you’re wondering if your confession has already been posted yet, you can look in the tags page and find her tag there, and search through the tag. I’d say: try it!
It’s updated as often as I can, but it takes a lot of time and efford to update it, and if there is something I lack of - it is time. So be a little patient, please.
About the Confessions
When will my confession be posted?
As soon as possible. We try our hardest to get your confession posted within a reasonable time. Most confessions are posted within the same month. But please be patient.
Why isn’t my confession posted yet?
There can be several reasons.
Most of the time, you just have to be a little more patient. This is a very popular blog, and unfortunaly, this is not my (the admin) job. Besides making confessions, I still have a personal life, as well.
That does not mean that I don’t enjoy making confessions and that I try my best to make them all within a reasonable time. But just be a little patient!
Often, your confession is already been made but in the queue. If you think thats the case, you can always ask me, and then I’ll try to tell you when exactly its going to be posted.
But, if your confession isn’t posted yet, you might have violated the guidelines. They’re guidelines for a reason. Please read the guidelines before you submit your first confession.
And last, but not least, there is a small chance that something might have gone wrong with the confession. I sometimes get confessions that only include a subject/title, and not the actual confession. I don’t know why, but it happens. Those chances are very slim though.
Either way - you’re always allowed to ask me why I think your confession hasn’t been posted yet.
How do I confess?
As you can read in the guidelines, you always have to start your confession with “Confession”. This is to ensure that it’s really a confession, not a question or a comment. You can confess in the ask box or submit box, when the inbox is open. I prefer text confessions, but if you want you can always send in a photo of your preference. We’ll make it the way you want it! (see next question)
Can I also include photos in my submission and will you use it to make the confession?
Yes, you can either add a link to a photo, or you can add the photo in the post through the “insert image” button.
However, please note that the photo you want me to use is big enough and of good quality.
I will always use your photo to make the confession but if it is not big enough, for example, it might not look right in the confession.
However, for some reason I might not be able to use your confession because the link doesn’t work, or the picture doesn’t load, etc;… if that happens, I will always mention this in the caption of the confession.
Why do you ban people?
First and foremost: I do not ban people because I hate them. My descisions aren’t based on my personal opinions about the person that I ban. Whenever I ban someone, it is purely and only a descision made for variety purposes.
What does that mean? I’ll explain it to you. Right now, the system is: I open the inbox and close it whenever it reached 500 confessions. The blog started out as more of a “pop diva” kind of confession blog. The very first confessions were Britney, Madonna, Gaga, Rihanna, Katy,… confessions. But time has passed and more and more different kind of followers want to confess as well. It was either way never my intention to make the blog just about those pop divas, but it was my intention to make it an “all media, all pop culture” blog. However, I have gained a lot of Little Monster, Beyhive, BritneyArmy, … (you name it) fans and they confess a lot.
Long story short, those 500 confessions, when not moderated, turn very quickly into 50 Beyoncé confessions, 50 Miley Confessions,… conclusion: no room left for confessions about tv shows, movies, actors/actresses, or other music stars.
Whenever I manage the confessions (I e-mail confessions to my helpers for them to make), I make sure that they have a wide range of confessions to make. I, then, receive them back in e-mail and I queue them, the way that I got them. That’s all alright, up until the point where there are no “other” (with that I mean, not typical) confessions are left and I still have about a hundred confessiosn about the same (roughly) 10 artists. I then, put them in a word document.
When I open the inbox after that, I ban those artists that are in the word doc. When the inbox closes, with 500 confessions inside, I then gradually copy/paste confessions of the word doc + confessions in the inbox into e-mails for my helpers to make the confessions.
It’s a bit difficult to understand but that’s the whole process. But either way - It’s always for variety purposes.
What are self-made confessions?
Self-made confessions are confessions that the person who submitted them made in photoshop or any other editing program. Usually, confessions are send in by text, in ask box or submit box, and then we make the graphic part in photoshop. Some people like to make their own confessions, from start to finish. If you wish to make a self-made confession but you don’t know how to, you can read up about it at the Make Your Own Confession page.
When can I submit self-made confessions?
Usually, you can submit self-made confessions every Wednesday but announcements are made when the inbox opens, so keep a close look at the main page to see when the inbox opens for self-made confessions.
Will my self-made confession be posted faster?
Yes. As soon as I receive your confession, it will be queued. When it’s posted depends on how many confessions there are in the queue.
There is an exception though. Sometimes, we receive several confessions of the same artist in a row. To guarantee variety, it’s only natural that all those confessions won’t get queued the way they were submitted. If for example, we get 10 confessions about Beyoncé in a row, they won’t get queued all in a row as well. This isn’t a Beyoncé confession blog. This is a blog about everything media/pop culture and the variety needs to be respected.
About the owner/admin and my helpers
What’s your name, age and sex, and where are you from?
I’m Emily, female, 22 and I’m from Belgium.
Do you ever get frustrated or angry by some confessions because you don’t agree with them?
I don’t know what confessions I would be mad about. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I don’t always agree with every confession. But I let it go, easily. Its just a blog, really. I mean, compared to my personal life, it is still just a blog.
How many followers do you have?
It changes everyday, but now, there are more than 10,000, and growing. It’s doing pretty good!
How many visitors do you have each day?
This fluctuates from 500 to more than 1000 a day.
Do you have a personal blog, if so what is it?
I do, you can visit it here. I just reblog whatever I like but the focus is on tv shows (that I like).
Who do you stan for?
I stan for Britney Spears, but I’m a fan of the most frequently confessed artists as well, I have several albums of Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Madonna. Besides the most frequently posted artists, music wise I’m also fan of plenty of other genres and artists. But if you’ve visited my personal blog, you can see that I’m also very interested in several television shows.
You can always ask me questions about who or what I like, etc.
Are you bias sometimes?
I really try my hardest not to be.
Do you have anyone that helps you with making the confessions?
I do, I currently have six people that I can relay on for making confessions from time to time. They’re all doing a fantastic job! On the People Behind The Blog page, you can read some basic information. Don’t forget to follow their personal blogs, they deserve it!
Do you need/ want more help, if so, how can I apply?
I can always use the help. So if you are interested, you can always e-mail me with some basic information about yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thats it for now I guess. If you have any other questions, you can always ask me in the ask box.