Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's a... SECOND BLOGOVERSARY!

Hello! It will interest you to know that there is nothing special about this day, except it is my SECOND BLOGOVERSARY!


Two years. I have been blogging for two years. That’s like ten percent of my life so far. That’s kind of a lot. But then, I like blogging kind of a lot. Either way, I have good reason to celebrate.

If I recall correctly from my most boring post, I promised three things: a video, a giveaway, and a game-ish tag thing. So, allow me to get started in sharing those three things.

First, the video. Ta-da! It is me and Elizabeth, here to answer all your questions. We picked at least one question from everyone who asked, but we could not get to them all—perhaps we shall answer some more in a later post.


I have no video editing software, so you get us talking in all our uncut glory. Also, it is good I invited Elizabeth to do this with me because she and I have different skills. Hers fall into the category of looking at the camera and talking to you and being generally articulate and mine include not looking at the camera and wearing my Wicked jacket for the fifth time in a video of this sort on accident.

Enjoy!

***also, just so you know that I know, it turns out that there are still Mongols, but there are not still Mongol hoards conquering and pillaging, which is what we were thinking of. Oops.

The second order of business is the giveaway. As I said before, I’m giving away a critique of ten pages of your writing. There are no country restrictions (though I’m only going to be useful to you if your stuff is in English), but your writing will have to be in 12-point Times New Roman and all that jazz, because I have standards. Once you win, we’ll talk details.

Also, I have changed my mind from what I said earlier, and it is no longer okay to kill, maim, or otherwise debilitate other people who have entered the giveaway to ensure your win because I think that would probably be immoral.

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And, lastly, in the spirit of celebrating blogs, I thought it would be fun to do a blog tag the way we sometimes do book tags. It’s always good to keep writing new posts, but sometimes as your blog gets older, some of the good ones can get buried in the mix. That is why I am bringing you this tag, so that you may highlight the wonders of your own blog for the rest of us to see.

  1. What was your first post? When did you write it?
  2. What is your most popular post?
  3. What is your favorite post?
  4. What are some particularly emotional posts you’ve written? (And it doesn’t necessarily have to be weepy—you could be ecstatic or enraged or disgusted, if that applies.)
  5. Have you ever written particularly a particularly controversial post?
  6. What is your most humorous post?
  7. Have you ever given/received/exchanged guest posts?
  8. What are some things you want to blog about but haven’t gotten to yet?
  9. What is the best thing about your blog?
  10. And, for the heck of it—what are a few of your favorite blogs (that, if it wasn’t implied, are not yours)?
And, when you’re done with that (should you choose to participate), feel free to stick it in the linky below!



Let the celebrations begin! *sprinkles confetti and sprinkles over everyone’s heads* And, to everyone, thanks for making Sometimes I’m a Story a super awesome experience for me. Thanks for your presence and your awesomeness—here’s to another year of more of the same!

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I cannot think of any good questions that do not drop hints that you should participate. Because, of course, I’d like you to, but you could be finishing up Nano or something. *shrugs* Oh well. If you won the giveaway, what would you have me take a look at?

22 comments :

  1. LOVED the video!!! And Elizabeth I TOTALLY agree with you where Truth or Dare is concerned!!!! I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to play that game!!!

    You girls should do videos more often!! *hint hint* ;)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for watching and participating, Erudessa!

      And ha, maybe we'll think about it. :)

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  2. Happy blogversary!! *throws cake in your hair* AND YAY FOR A VIDEO. I might have to come back and watch it in increments because it's long, hehe, but yayyy that you are both up for doing that sort of thing. :D I'm so way too shy, hehehe. MORE CAKE! MORE HAPPINESS! YAY HEATHER!

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    1. Yeah, sorry about that. We were planning on making it shorter. :( It's easier to do it with a friend, though, so that was good. :) So yes. YAY. And YAY. And YAY. Thanks for stopping by, Cait! :)

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  3. HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY HEATHER! I am going to watch the video when I"m less busy ( school starts in fifteen minutes and I'm still at home) but I am SO GLAD that you blog. I love your sense of humour and your snark and your thoughtfulness and your EN POINT gifs and you're just a fabulous blogger. Yay for blogging two years! I'm so glad that I read your blog. If I win the giveaway, I will probably ask for a critique of the first 10 pages of my novel because a) I don't write many things 10 pages long and you probably don't want to read an essay about silver flow in the Mughal Empire (or maybe you're awesome and do but anyway) b) Editing is a terrible monster that I've barely started on and I need ideas and c) it's good for me to show my babies to other people. I"m not so sure about times new roman though. I much prefer Georgia. And Shar and I will absolutely do the tag. It looks like all kinds of fun. happy blogoversary again :)

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    1. THANKS SHANTI. I'm glad to enjoy you as a blogging friend! It's so cool that blogging allows this sort of thing. Also, that sounds like an excellent choice, should you win the giveaway. Good luck! (Also: Times New Roman, though. It's a good thing.) Thanks so much, Shanti!

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  4. Yay! Happy blogoversary!! Your video was great :)
    A blog tag is an awesome idea :) I will hopefully do it sometime in the next few weeks :)

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    1. Thanks, Opal! I look forward to reading your answers when you get around to it! :D

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  5. Happy blogoversary! I went back and read your really boring post again because I liked it too much. :P I love this video, especially the zombie answer. I saw that you kept checking your watch ;P But I loved your answers! *dishes out takeout for the party*

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    1. Thanks! And yeah, you can imagine all the fun I had while writing *that*. I totally didn't want to take as long as I did while making the video and that's why that happened. I look super dorky. XD Thanks, Alyssa!

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  6. It's so weird to hear internet peoples' voices because, like, you talk the way you blog, but you're a *real person*...I don't even know. xD Anyway, you made me laugh several times, and CONNOR. Yes. <3

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    1. That is good, though, if I do talk the way I blog, because you know it's me! :) But yeah, I do love Connor. He's great. :D

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  7. Happy blogoversary!!!! Loved the video, but it was a bit weird at first to try to match your "blogging" voice and your actual voice. I'm super glad I found out about your blog because it's just so awesome!

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    1. Oh? Yeah, it's always a little bit of a new experience. I'm glad we've met, too. Thanks, Victoria!

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  8. Happy blogversary, Heather! Ten percent of your life? Golly. That does seem like an awful lot, doesn't it? Pretty sure I only met you and started reading your blog about six months ago, and from how complex and wonderful your posts are I know I've missed out on a lot. From your WBI posts to writerly ones, they captivate me. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your blog better next year, and really be able to celebrate your third blogversary like a true long-time reader! But for now: have a pie! Have some songs! Have a grand party! xx

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    1. Thank you, and yes, it does. And those are such nice things of you to say—you make me feel guilty because I haven't been able to visit your blog in quite a few weeks! Thanks so much for your kind words, Romi, and I'll check in with you soon!

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  9. THE INCREDIBLES REFERENCE. I literally said it like one second before you two did!

    Great post, btw! And happy blogoversary! *raises glass* And manyyyy moooooooooooore!!


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbositybookreviews.wordpress.com

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    1. Right? NO CAPES. Moving on.

      Thanks, Alexa!

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  10. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY alfkjasdfkladsf. Sorry I wasn't here sooner (NaNoWriMo, but that isn't really an excuse). I am so happy your blog exists, and I loved the video. :D *does happy dance for you*

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    1. It's okay, I haven't been anywhere at all lately. D: I am a terrible blogging friend. Thanks so much, Liz! :)

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  11. I am unacceptably late, but I wanted to wish you a happy blogoversary anyway. I've loved your blog ever since I discovered it, and it's so exciting to see it celebrate two years of existence!

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    1. Thanks, Imogen! :D I'm really pleased with the last two years, too.

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