Blogger Spotlight: May 2018

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I haven’t been able to read too many blog posts in the last month or so due to being pretty busy. There are so many great bloggers and posts, it’s hard to keep up with them all. Still, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, so I figured now that a new month is upon us, it would be a good time to start.

I know some other bloggers have done posts like this, and I think it’s a great idea. If you’re a blogger and are creating worthwhile posts, you should be recognized for such. Likewise, it’s good for readers to discover some posts that they might be interested in checking out.

This post will feature some posts from May that I really enjoyed.

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April Blogger Questionnaire: Blast From the Past

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been slacking a bit on posts lately as well as keeping up with reading other blogs. I’m doing my best, but I’ve been really busy. Hopefully I’ll have a post up sometime soon about what I’ve been up to. In the meantime, here is this month’s questionnaire that you can answer in the comments if you would like.

☮️ Which decade would you say is your favorite?

☮️ What are some of your favorite style trends from the past? (This can include fashion, makeup, and hairstyles).

☮️ What are some style trends from the past that you never want to see make a comeback?

☮️ What are some of your favorite songs from times past?

☮️ What are some of your favorite memories of being a kid?

☮️  If you could have dinner with someone from the past, who would it be?

☮️ What is a past event that you wish you could have experienced?

March Blogger Questionnaire: Feeling Lucky

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It seems like just yesterday that I was posting the February questionnaire, and now here we are again. We’re a week into March already! This year is flying by, but then again, when does it not? At least for me. Anyways, if you’ve been around for a while, you know the drill. If not, this month’s questions are below, and you can choose to answer one, several, or all of them. It’s totally up to you. I always enjoy reading your answers.

Do you have any Irish ancestry?

Have you been having more good luck or bad luck recently?

Do you play the lottery?

Do you gamble? (Other than the lottery)

Do you believe in Karma?

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

As always, my answers will be in the comments.

 

January Blogger Questionnaire: Winter & New Beginnings

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I was reading a blog award post when I came up with this idea. I know that not all bloggers like to participate in awards because they don’t want to clog up their blog or it doesn’t fit in with their niche. Whatever the reason, I totally understand. I’ve done a few awards posts here on my blog, but I’ve also been nominated for many I haven’t done, just because it didn’t fit in with my posting schedule at the time.

Still, one of the great things about those awards is the questions that bloggers answer, which allows you to get to know them a little better. Now that a new year is upon us, I thought I might try something new here on my blog. Once a month, I would like to do one of these blogger questionnaire’s.

Basically, it will be where I post a set of questions, and you bloggers can answer them right here in the comments, if you wish. No need to post anything on your blog, and this can be a way for me to get to know my fellow bloggers even more, and it can also allow you the opportunity to get to know others. Blogging wouldn’t be as rewarding if it wasn’t for the community that comes along with it.

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The Evolution of Blogging & Social Media

I was very active in the blog scene back in the mid-2000’s. I gave up blogging for many years, and I just recently came back two months ago. In these two months, I’ve noticed some differences in the blogging community. Particularly in how social media plays a role.

One of the reasons I gave up blogging was the rise of social media sites. I joined Twitter back in 2007, and once that started taking off, I began blogging less and less. It became easier and more convenient to just tweet my opinions or what was going on in my life rather than formulate a well thought out and time-consuming blog post. I did enjoy writing, but I felt like everything I wanted to say was already being said on social media. Why would people want to read my lengthy posts when they could get straight to the point with my 140-character tweets? I also shared all of my photos on Myspace and Facebook (before Instagram came along), so anyone who followed me could just see my pictures there instead of having to visit my blog.  Apparently I wasn’t the only blogger to have this mindset. Many of my blog buddies at the time were doing the same thing. I noticed many of them started blogging less, and some of them eventually gave up their blogs as well. We all followed each other on the different social media sites, so we were all still keeping up to date with each other. Blogging just started to seem pointless.

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