The tag is about your future and what you would like to tell yourself when you are ten years older than your age right now. What the person then needs to know and what do you… Well let’s start the tag!!
What do you want your life to look like over ten years?
In 10 years I want to be married or at least engaged. I want to own my own business or at least be co-owners with someone else. I want to be able to make my own schedule so I can be with my family and cat.
What do you want to ask to the future you?
Oh Wow! I think I would have a lot of questions I would want to ask. Some of my questions would probably be: Did I get married? Who did I marry? What’s he like? Did I ever get to own or co-own my own business. Did I retire or get a job? Did I ever master computers? Did I ever master blogging and the technical side of blogging? Did I ever get a chance to meet some of my blogger friends? There are so many questions I have. Did I reach my short-term goals?
What do you want to have her remember?
I want to have her remember that I liked blogging, I wanted to own or co-own my own business and that I’m proud of ALL my nieces and nephew.
Where do you think she’ll live?
I think she’ll live in a castle somewhere in Ireland.
We are here today because of The Pet Blogger Challenge. Having two sites that are devoted pets and animals is fun. I try to blog regularly especially on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. This site is about Photos, Blogging, Animals and Much, Much More.
LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR 2017:
As I look Back on the year 2017 I find that like any blogger there were ups and downs. I started my blogging venture on January 9, 2017 for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and in April 2017, I started CRYSTAL PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you might notice that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE received a make-over, a new name and a new tag. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is now CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE‘S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and the tag has been updated to say PHOTOS, BLOGGING,FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE. Oh what an experience that has been. During 2017, I took 3 blogging courses from Blogging University to learn more about blogging.
QUESTIONS FOR THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE:
1.) For those who may be visiting your blog for the very first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? Since this is a combined post for both of my blogs, I will state both tag lines separately. For CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S SITE the site is about PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is about FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS, PHOTOS AND MORE. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING About Page can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/about/ and MY ABOUT PAGE for CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is at https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com/about/ .
3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why? What a tough question. I was honored in many ways in 2017 and I was grateful for that but my favorite posts have to be when KittyClysm honored both of my blogs as Pet Blogs.
4. In terms of your blog, how do you measure success? I tend to measure my blogs success by shares, views, reblogs, page views, comments and the people I meet online. I enjoy conversing with others by their blog or blogs.
5. In what ways has your blog changed in 2017? Both of my Blogs had a name change and my one blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE had a complete makeover.
6.What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers? I had many challenges when I started blogging but the one thing I learned and would recommend to other bloggers and would-be bloggers out there is that before you start blogging you should:
Do research on Domain Sites.
Learn about the plans available(The cost).
Choose a site.
Once you’ve chosen a site, be smart and take blogging courses. WordPress has great blogging courses and the best part they are Free. WordPress blogging courses can be taken at Blogging University. To sign up or learn more go to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/ .
7. When things get hard, what keeps you blogging? If I get blogger’s block, I dig deep because blogging is about writing from the heart. I also enjoy and have fun blogging.
8. Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year? On CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE I hope to hit 100 followers. Of Course I hope for a lot more. On WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I hope to reach 1000 followers and like my other site I hope to accomplish more than that.
9. In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year? Although there is many things I would love to master or improve upon, coding is the one thing I want to master this year.
10. Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here and we’ll answer you in the comments! Like Playful Kitty , I would like feedback on both of my blogs CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Also, I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Another thing I want feedback on are my themes. They are both retired and WordPress wants them changed but they are willing to let me keep them since I used them before. What are your thoughts. Please note that I’m open to all suggestions
If you want to takeTHE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE feel free to.
Nominate 11 other new bloggers for encouraging them.
Ask them 11 questions.
Let them know you have nominated.
MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS TO THE NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):
What is your favorite pet? Cats.
What is your favorite snack? Popcorn slathered in butter.
Which place in your house do you like the most? I like my bedroom the most. The reason I like my bedroom so is because it’s warm and cozy.
What is your biggest hobby besides blogging. I don’t have another hobby other than blogging anymore. I used to do cross-stitching.
If you were able to posses magic, what kind of magic would it be? Interesting question. The kind of magic that I could have a full-time job by owning my own business. Also,the kind of magic that I could change our world’s mind to do the right thing.
What is your biggest wish? My biggest wish is that everyone in my family stays healthy and our world gets some common sense.
Would you like your blog to be your job and Why? I haven’t been blogging a year yet so as of this time I’m not really sure.
What did you like most about 2017? I have so many things I liked about 2017 it’s hard to pick just 1 particular one.
What would your perfect holiday be like? All of my family would be together, no grudges would be held, Nobody would be sick and we’d enjoy each other’s company and we’d overlook each other’s faults.
What is the meaning of education? To me education is more than getting a degree or degrees at a college or colleges. Education to me can also be what you learn in life from the time you’re born to the time you die. You see there are many ways you can be educated so take advantage of all of them because you never know when you’ll need them.
How did you create the name of your blog? When I created the name of my blog, I wanted it to be unique and original. I live way out in the country so I started with COUNTRY LIVING but then I got to thinking why not make it a little more personal and do a name that would welcome everyone to my site. So I came up with WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I kept COUNTRY LIVING so that my followers that came when I had that name would stay.
Today is the 11th day of Blogmas and I wanted to do something fun so I thought I’d do The Christmas Tag. I was tagged by A Sun on a Cloudy Day and Manic`Teodora to do The Christmas Tag . I want to thank A Sun on a Cloudy Day and Manic` Teodora for tagging me. I will be answering 2 sets of questions since I was tagged twice.
Answer The 10 Questions( You Can Add Extra Christmas-Related Questions If You Want).
Tag At Least 3 Other Bloggers With Links To Their Blogs.
THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM A SUN ON A CLOUDY DAY
What’s Your Favorite Thing About Christmas? I like getting together with family to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday.
What’s Your Favorite Christmas Memory? I really don’t have one. My birthday is a week before Christmas(on the 19th) but just being with my family is great. However I do remember when my Dad’s work went on strike my grandfather played Santa Clause and boy was he noisy.
Are There Special Traditions Your Family Has For Christmas? (Can Be Personal Or General)Mom, Dad and I like to watch The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty and if they come again that Christmas Season and they usually do we watch them again. Also another tradition my family has is getting together and having Christmas together.
What’s Your Christmas Wish? I have so many Christmas wishes. My Christmas wishes are, Peace on earth, Everyone has a great Christmas, A Computer( which I got already) and so much more.
What’s Your Favorite Christmas Dish? My Dad’s mashed potatoes and the ham.
What’s Your Favorite Christmas Decoration? The Nativity.
What’s Your Favorite Christmas Song? I really don’t have one. I like so many.
Where Do You Usually Celebrate Christmas? My parent’s house.
What Does The ‘Christmas Spirit’ Mean To You? The “Christmas Spirit’ means that you help others that don’t have as much as you. It also means to help others even if you don’t really want to. When someone wishes me Happy Holidays I respond back Merry Christmas. I want everyone to have a terrific Christmas so Merry Christmas Everyone.
Who Out Of Anybody In The World Would Want To Spend Your Christmas With? Jesus and Family And Friends.
THE CHRISTMAS TAG QUESTIONS FROM MANIC` TEODORA
What Was Your Favourite Christmas Film? I really don’t have a favorite film.
What is your Favourite Christmas song? I have so many.
Where Do You Spend Your Holiday? With my parents.
What Is Your Favorite Thing About Christmas? Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday.
What Would Be Your Dream Place To Visit For The Holiday Season? Ireland.
What Makes The Holiday Special For You? My birthday is on December 19th so that’s special, Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday, the Christmas Tree and Christmas lights.
Be Honest: Do You Like Giving Gifts Or Receiving Gifts Better? Who doesn’t like to get gifts. I know I do. I have a blast buying for my family of 11 too.
Is Your Christmas Tree Real Or Fake? I have a fake Christmas Tree. My youngest sister is allergic to pine so my family and I must have a fake Christmas Tree.
What Is One Thing You Asked For Christmas? The Original Nintendo DS Handheld Game. I had one before and played it so much that it finally died.):):😪😪😢😪
THE FALL BOOK TAG was created by Bionic Book Worm . If you haven’t checked this site out then you need to. I did and I liked this site so much I followed it. Hope you will too.
I would like to thank bookedhookednook.wordpress.com for tagging me. if you haven’t checked this site out yet, you really need to. I did and I liked it so much I followed this site and hope you will too.
I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU? BY WM. ALLEN was a book that is not only refreshing but humorous too. It’s like a self-help book that you’ve never seen before. The book helps you reach your goals in 52 weeks or 1 year. The picture on the front of the book is what drew me to the book plus it sounded interesting.
SMALL TOWN JUSTICE BY VALERIE HANSEN did not end as I expected it would. There could be more than 1 ending but teased you how it might end. This is a good book.
CAPITOL K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE McCoy AND LENORA WORTH is a 2 in 1 book that gave me the warm and fuzzies and both stories are happy stories.
This book has 2 short stories in one. It’s light-hearted and just right for season. I hope you read this book.
RANSOM BY TERRI REED is a book with non-stop action. It has twists and turns too in the plot. RANSOM is a very good book.
My most anticipated read well I don’t have one at this time.
I have to apologize because I’m so behind on my tags and awards. I have to thank The Shining Gem for nominating me for the above awards.
What made you start blogging?
I wanted to see if I’d like blogging.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll center of a tootsie pop?
What are your personal goals for the rest of this year and how are you meeting them?
I want to live as long as I can and how will I reach this goal? With God’s help.
If you could sing with any singer/band on stage who would it be?
Miranda Lambert or Reba McEntire .
What is your biggest personal struggle?
Judging people when I know they’re wrong for committing violence and protesting stuff they most likely don’t understand.
Now for the Blue Sky Tag Award.
What do you most love about yourself?
With God’s help I love myself as I would want to be treated.
What was a defining moment in your life?
When I accepted Jesus as my Savior, Survived bullying all the way through college, graduating with 2 degrees and getting a job.
If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
I think I would eat hot wings, pizza, popcorn, fudge and homemade ice cream. Couldn’t pick just 1 thing.
Who was/is your biggest mentor? Why?
Right now it’s my parents. They’ve taught me a lot of things I need to know from birth. Need I say more.
What drove you to start blogging?
Wanted to see what blogging was and if I could do it.
What is the one thing you wish you could change about the world?
There is so much I would change so I can’t pick just one thing.
What do you most look forward to within the next year?
There is so much to look forward to that I just want to live another year.
What has been your greatest adventure in life?
Life is just a continuous adventure.
What is one question that when people ask it you cringe?
Like shining gem any question asked in poor grammar makes me cringe. I have many more too.
What has been your proudest moment?
I have been fortunate because I’ve had more than one proud moment.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Posting award posts I know doesn’t appeal to everyone so if you’re reading this, you are nominated for all 3 awards. If you do decide to accept these awards, please let me know by linking this post to yours.
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I have been tagged by Danielle of the The Introverted Book Nerd for the Reader Problems Book Tag. If you want to visit her site and I suggest you do you can click on the above link.
The questions from Danielle will be in bold print and my answers in italics.
You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next? I look at the titles then I read the back of the book then I decide what book I read. It also depends what I’m in the mood to read.
You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed? Usually I continue reading the book but there have been times I’ve quit but that’s rare.
The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Challenge. Do you try and catch up and how? I’m going to be honest here, I never took a Goodreads Challenge. In fact my personal challenge to myself is read as many books as I can without the pressure. I find it’s more enjoyable.
The covers do. not. match. How do you cope? Don’t worry about it. Like Danielle said not enough money to have matching covers.
Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings. If I can’t find someone to share my feelings of a book, I sometimes talk to my mom.
You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal? I usually don’t read in public but if I were in public I’d put the book down and go somewhere private.
A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!? I would most likely re-read the book.
You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you tell people nope when they ask? Just Say No!!
Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump? Watch tv and just don’t read until I’m back in the mood to read again. That’s usually anywhere from 2 to 4 days.
There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy? Usually not many because I’m unemployed and I’m on a budget. In September though I pre-ordered a book and in the months before, I bought some books including a book series.
After you’ve bought the books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them? It depends. If I am in the middle of a book, I will finish reading the book and my TBR books before I start my new book.
I really don’t know who to tag so if your name is not listed below and you want to do this tag Go for it! EVERYONE HAS BEEN TAGGED.