Hello and welcome, meldonyar! (That’s “my friends” in Quenya, if you’re wondering.)
I’m terrible at intros to blog posts, but as the title (hopefully) implies, I have returned to blogging after a month off. It’s been a good month and I’m excited to get back into posting!
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I didn’t blog much in May(which was kind of the point), but I wrote several posts (+ post concepts) which I’m going to post in June and July! I did my best to keep up with reading other people’s posts, though.
Taking some time off helped me think about a few things and come to some decisions. Thus:
I’m not going to be replying to every single comment on all of my posts. Please don’t feel slighted if I don’t reply to you! It’s just that I don’t always have something meaningful to say, and I’d rather spend time answering questions and typing things I actually mean than forcing myself to come up with a reply to every comment.
I’m going to try to publish posts more consistently and schedule them ahead of time. (I still won’t have a “schedule” for posting, though.)
I’m going to stop worrying about follows/likes/etc. and focus on interacting and strengthening relationships with the people I’ve already met through blogging.
I’m going to try and follow less blogs, but actually comment on posts by the bloggers I do follow.
I’m going to do my best to be authentically myself.
In my attempt to catch up on all the tags I’ve been tagged for, I found this one. True @ True-Story tagged me for it (thanks, my friend!).
Put the award logo/image on your blog.
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (This award was created by Okoto Enigma.)
Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
Nominate 10-20 people.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs. (I decided to link to each of my nominees’ most recent posts instead.)
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
Share a link to your best post(s).
the questions + my answers
What was the first blog post you ever wrote?
When I was eleven, I wrote a blog post about the three dance recitals I was in that year. (I had a private blog which was then called “inkling.” When I created this blog, I moved my favorite posts from the previous one over. My first post ever didn’t make it.)
What is your favorite song/artist at the moment?
I’ve been listening to BYU Vocal Point a lot lately. Some of my favorite of their songs are “Nearer My God To Thee,” “Homeward Bound,” and “Be Still My Soul.”
Some other songs I really like just now:
“Be Thou My Vision” by BYU Noteworthy
“How Great Thou Art” by Eclipse 6
“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” by Collabro
“This My Soul,” “Sirens,” and “Diamonds and Gold” by The Gray Havens
“The Wizard and I,” “Popular,” “Defying Gravity,” and “For Good” from Wicked