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Monday, February 12, 2018

MY TWO-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY // Blog Remodel, Giveaway, and a Test of Your #NinjaSkills


GUESS WHOSE BLOG IS TURNING TWO TODAY? MINE. Since I missed my first blogiversary (whoops), I figure I owe you guys twice as much fun this time around. So before you go on, you should probably brace yourself for ALL CAPS EXCITEMENT. Otherwise you may end up a little intimidated by the amount of excited yelling in this post. Just saying.

If I was a good blogger, I'd let you guys ask me questions, then I'd answer those questions in a vlog. But, seeing as vlogging is a fairly complicated process, and seeing as school continues to deplete my free time, I had to come up with a less time-consuming idea. 
So instead of a vlog you guys are getting 1) FREE STUFF and 2) a test of your ninja stalking skills. Since you probably weren't interested in awkward footage of me monologuing, THIS HOPEFULLY SOUNDS SUPER FUN. (It is. Trust me.) But before we can get to the fun stuff, we're going to take some time to reminisce. THEN we're going to talk about my remodel! 

(BE PATIENT. This won't take long.) 

THROWBACK TO FEBRUARY 2016. I was 16 at the time. I had just posted a post entitled "Why Every Writer Needs a Blog" and I was bouncing with excitement. MY FIRST POST!! SO COOL. (No, I'm not linking to it.) My header was gray notebook paper with an anchor plastered on top. My graphic was simple font stuck on top of a grainy notebook image. 

BUT THIS WAS MY [humble] BEGINNING. Numerous design changes and MANY lessons later, I had a fairly well-established blog with a decent knowledge of how blogging works. That's where I'm at now. Still blogging, yes, but more importantly--still learning. Just when I think I have blogging figured out, I learn something new. 

I'm so glad I decided to go out on a limb two years ago and start Fishing For Ideas. It's been an INCREDIBLE adventure, and I'm thankful for everyone who's been a part of it. If the Lord wills, I won't be stopping this blog for a while. So I guess you guys are stuck with me. SORRY. (But not really.) 


See? That wasn't that long. ON TO OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



In case you haven't noticed, I REMODELED FISHING FOR IDEAS. And when I say "I" remodeled Fishing For Ideas, what I REALLY mean is that Sarah remodeled Fishing For Ideas. I'm not very techy, but Sarah is a LITERAL HTML GENIUS, so maybe that means we're a good team? 

Either way, if you like the design, don't thank me--thank Sarah. She did AT LEAST 80% of the work while I basically just a) stubbornly refused to spend money on a legit template, b) bossed her around, and c) nitpicked everything I didn't like. (What can I say? I'm a perfectionist.) But she was awesome and she did a FANTASTIC job. Not only did she customize the template, but she also designed my banner. Doesn't it look super professional? 

The only downside to the new design is that I'm changing my primary blog font for both the graphics and the post body; meaning that all my previous posts will have different fonts than the posts from here on out. (MINOR DETAILS, I KNOW.) But my new fonts are MUCH more professional, so I think it's worth it. What do you guys think? 


TOLD YOU WE'D GET TO THE FUN STUFF. Today is doubly exciting because it's my first blogiversary party AND my first giveaway. WOOT WOOT.

It took me forever to decide what to use in the giveaway. TOO MANY CHOICES. To be completely honest, I really wanted to include a five-pound bag of sour patch. The only problem is that shipping a five-pound item doesn't fit into my budget. (Plus I'd probably eat it all before it came time to mail it. SINCE WE'RE BEING HONEST HERE.)

But in the end, I FINALLY settled on a few different things. HERE THEY ARE:

First Place Prize: A journal. When was the last time you saw a giveaway that didn't include a journal, right? However, this journal is special because it's NAUTICALLY THEMED. Unfortunately, it's unlined, so it's more of an art journal than a writing journal, but STILL. NAUTICALLY THEMED. IT WAS TOO PERFECT. (Also, I know some of you can do awesome art--so lined or unlined probably doesn't make a difference to you.) 
Second Place Prize: A pack of 6 chisel highlighters. If you're a writer and you have enough highlighters, then you clearly haven't done much editing. XD I bought myself a set of these highlighters, so I can testify to the fact that they are AWESOME. 
Third Place Prize: A pack of 3 ballpoint pens. Just what you need to engage in your 2018 writing endeavors. Again, I bought myself a few of these pens, so again I can say that they are AWESOME. Currently they're my favorite pens. (And I have a lot of pens, so that's saying something.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The rules for entering: Unfortunately, the giveaway is not open for international entries. I REALLY WANTED IT TO BE because I know some of you aren't from the USA, but international shipping is really expensive. Like, who even has that much money to spend on shipping a one-pound item? NOT ME.

The only other requirement is that you have to be okay with emailing me your address. (In the event that you win.) I'll use it to mail you your prize. :D 

How long have you been following Fishing for Ideas? How well do you know me? TIME TO FIND OUT. In the following test, I'll present you with questions about me--it's your job to answer them correctly. 

BUT. HERE'S THE FUN PART. Even if you haven't been following me for a long time, and even if you don't know me that well, you can find the answers to most of the questions. So if you're not sure what the answer to a question is, TRY AND FIND IT. My presence on social media is fairly limited, but I DO have a few social media accounts which might prove helpful. (Not the least of which is blogger, HINT HINT.) 

The other fun thing about this is that if you get a certain number of questions right, you get BONUS ENTRIES in the giveaway. The test has ten multiple choice questions; if you get 8-10 right, you get FIVE BONUS ENTRIES. If you get 5-7 right, you get three bonus entries. If you get less than five right, you still get a bonus entry! (Because I'm nice like that. XD)

Let's go over a few rules before we get this started: rule #1 is that you can only take the test ONCE. Otherwise you'll know all of the answers on the second time through. 

Rule #2 is you have to give me your actual name. You don't have to give me your last name, but please give me your REAL first name. That way I have at least a general idea of who you are and I don't have to spend any time trying to figure out who "smileyface1560" is.

And that's pretty much it for the rules! One last hint before I let you loose: if you take the time to browse around my blog a little, you'll notice that I updated some of my pages. (For example, my about page. COUGH.) Just so you know. GOOD LUCK.

[TAKE THE TEST HERE.]


Here's to another year of blogging! But I'm dying to know: HOW DID YOU DO ON THE TEST? (Some questions were easier than others, right?) Did you enter the giveaway? What are your thoughts on the design? And since this is a blogiversary, tell me how long YOU'VE been blogging for!

83 comments:

  1. Yay! Happy blogiversary, Jonathan! :D It looks so nice around here. :P

    D.G. Snapper | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

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  2. HAPPY TWO-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY, JONATHAN! *throws confetti and bakes you a cake*

    YOUR REMODEL IS SO EPIC. *nods*

    I think I've been blogging for three-and-a-half-ish years? It'll officially be four in October, but I've only been blogging at my current address for eleven months. XD

    Liv // livkfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. THANKS. Three and a half years, WHOA. Here I thought two years was a while... xD

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  3. Fun!! I don't usually post on my blogoversaries, because I usually miss them. *hides face*
    I got five or six right on the quiz! (I didn't know how to tell if I was right at first, but I think I got the first one. . . ?) And I didn't do much research and have read your blog for less than a year, so I'm pretty proud of myself. :P

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    1. Seeing as I missed my first blogiversary, I CAN SEE WHY. XD They can be hard to remember--and then if you forget about them until last second, you don't have a lot of time to throw something together.
      NICE. That's pretty good! A few of the questions were REALLY HARD. (To be honest I had to REALLY think about the answer to the last one, haha.)

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  4. Happy two year blogiversary Johnathan!!! (And btw, you blog looks amazing - I love the new update! Sarah (and you) did an amazing job.) Your blog has been a real inspiration to me, and I always love seeing your new posts. The test looks like it will be fun - and it's such a unique, cool idea! Just wondering - what's your favorite blogging memory/experience so far?

    ~True // atruewriter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! (GLAD YOU LIKE IT. :D) Hopefully the test is fun--I wasn't sure if people would like it or not but I was running short on ideas haha.
      My favorite blogging memory... hmm, good question! PICKING ONE IS SO HARD THOUGH. I've really enjoyed a lot about blogging, so I'm not sure I can choose just ONE SINGLE EXPERIENCE that sticks out to me. However, I'd say one of my favorite things about blogging is that you can go through your own archive and see how much you've grown and matured. :D

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  5. Like I said, EPIC DESIGN! Thanks Sarah XD - and great job dictating and directing her, Jon lol I find it sooo hard to imagine what your first design must have looked like but it does stand to reason that you wouldn't have reached perfection at first leap :D

    OUCH FOR NO INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY. But, of course, I understand what a pain that would be XD I'll do your quiz though :DD *cannot wait to see how my binge reading skills pay off*

    CONGRATULATIONS ON TWO YEARS!! *applauds* so glad you aren't leaving yet!! :DD

    - lisa @ inkwell

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    1. THANK YOU. Trust me, you don't want to know what my first design looked like, LOL. I didn't know A SINGLE THING about graphic design. (Which is kinda strange to think about because now I LOOOVE graphic design. Funny how that works. XD)

      I KNOOOW SORRY. D: All you Canadian bloggers just need to have your own giveaway sometime, haha!

      THANK YOU. SO AM I. XD

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  6. CONGRATS! 🎉
    Your blog looks amazing!! Sarah did a great job. ^_^

    I've only been blogging for one year (tomorrow is actually my blog's birthday.. *screams*).

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    1. THANKS. I think she did also, especially since she was working with 1) me and 2) a free template. XD

      COOL. Congratulations! One year is SUPER EXCITING. (Although it's less exciting if you're like me and you miss it, haha) I feel like February is a big month for blogversaries? I've seen a few other ones going around.

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    2. I've seen a few blogoversaries this month as well.. hm.

      How did you even miss yours though?!? XD

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    3. I don't remember exactly? I think I was just SUPER BUSY and it slipped by awkwardly...

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  7. I really love your new blog design! One of my best friends is super techy and she's in the process of redesigning my blog right now!! I'm so excited... she's been just planning for the last two weeks. I'll keep the same basic feel (pink and green) but most everything else will be changed.

    I was actually surprised.. I did decently on the test ;p Seven correct ;p

    I've been blogging for four years come August. I feel like my blog had just started growing this last year, though. Crazy ;D

    I do have to say this is one of the best blogaversaries I've seen! And all the prizes look great. Also, I don't really like sourpatch candy. Or most candy for that matter ;p So we're all good there ;p

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. THANKS. Ooh really? COOL. I can't wait to see your new design! Except when you said you were redesigning I was hoping you would mention getting rid of the pink. *SIGH* OH WELL. :P

      Not bad! Especially seeing as at least one or two of them would have been REALLY hard to find, mwahaha.

      WHOA. FOUR YEARS? That is crazy! I honestly can't imagine having blogged for that long O.O

      GOOD TO HEAR. (Minus the part about not liking sour patch, which I'm going to pretend like I didn't hear. :P)

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    2. As you pretend you didn't hear the comment about sour patch, I'll pretend I didn't hear about the pink... I mean, pink is just too awesome. Everyone has to love it ;p

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  8. One other thing, I absolutely love the Bronze Bow!!

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  9. I'm not entering the giveaway because I'm really not comfortable with giving out an address. XD (Anonymous blogger problem number 389) (Just kidding, being an anonymous blogger is fun, even though I won't be super anonymous for long.)

    But...HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! Two years is AWESOME! And the new layout of your blog is EPIC!

    I've been blogging for almost nine months and can attest to the fact that's it's ALWAYS a learning experience. (Read: bugging blogging friends like Lila, Lisa, and Gray for coding, how to make actual blog headers, and cool post headers. XD)

    Hopefully this is your best year yet!

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

    P.s, can I take the test without being entered in the giveaway, or is it for giveaway members only? I don't want to mess up another person's chance at extra entries when I don't need entries.

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    1. No worries, I TOTALLY get it. I didn't know you were an anonymous blogger though? COOL.

      Thanks! Glad you like it. :D

      RIGHT? SO TRUE. I can definitely relate to that--especially since I just had a friend help me redesign my blog. (Because we all know I couldn't have done it on my own, haha.)

      And yes, you can totally take the test even if you're not entering the giveaway. The two aren't actually connected to each other, so one won't effect the other. :D

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    2. Well, I use a pen name and only my immediate family knows about my blog...just the way I like it. XD

      I got a 70%...Some I guessed just from conversations and posts, but I definitely knew some of it. XD

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  10. I'm a HUGE fan of giveaways, and BLOGIVERSARIES (I have to mention that my iPad just autocorrected that word into caps. I'm going to leave it that way because EXCITEMENT WORKS.) as well as ninja skillz so basically this entire post pushes my happy blogger buttons. :)
    I'm celebrating my blog's fifth birthday come May and I still have no idea how I'm going to go about doing it. Ideas??
    Also, LOVE THE NEW LOOK. It is stamped with Rebekah's non-techy approval. Techy friends come in very handy. XD

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    1. I THINK I'D HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU THERE. (And it's good to hear that autocorrect is finally doing SOMETHING right.)
      Wait... you've been blogging for FIVE YEARS? WHAAAT. YOUR BLOG IS PRACTICALLY ANCIENT. O.O XD To be honest I'm just winging it... if you figure out how it all works, tell me, and if I figure it out, I'll tell you. *nods*
      THANKS. Even a non-techy stamp of approval is still a stamp of approval, LOL

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  11. Mannn, Sarah is so technologically savvy i can't even... *face palm* Her new blog design is gorgeous, and she did an amazing job with your's as well! It looks fantastic.

    Also, congrats on your two years of blogging! I hope you continue your blog for years to come; your rambles inspired my newbie blog and continues to inspire other's, I'm sure.

    On a completely different topic: I still CAN NOT and WILL NOT get over the fact that you don't like coffee (??)! I honestly don't get how that's possible. What do you DRINK???? lol O_o

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    1. Right? SHE'S LIKE HTML MAGIC. Meanwhile, I'm over here like: "So what's CSS again...?"

      Thanks! That's pretty cool to hear. :D

      Hehehe... sorry? I do LOVE Earl Grey tea, though, although I don't drink it on a regular basis, and I mainly only drink it when it's cold. Although I think I get a few bonus points because when I go to Starbucks and it's cold I'll get a mocha, and I do like those!

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  12. lol I got 7 out of 10 but I'm counting 8 BC YOU ARE NOT A NINJA LOL so yeah

    also GOOD JOB ON THE DESIGN SARAH

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    1. UHM EXCUSE YOU. SHOO. (Except also I'm laughing... "Jules" LOL)

      MHM GOOD JOB SARAH. *thumbs up*

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  13. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!!! That quiz was probably the funnest blogversary event I've ever seen :D I got ONE wrong. And a really silly one, at that *facepalm* But it was a blast trying to find the answers. I may have slightly cheated and used the search bar XD I really hope I win the giveaway though...I probably need the highlighters for taking neater notes XD

    THE NEW DESIGN IS EPIC. I actually popped by a few days ago and saw it. It looks very good *nods*

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    1. THANKS. GOOD TO HEAR; I wasn't sure if people would like that or not, but it seems like a winner! ONE WRONG IS STILL GOOD THOUGH. Plus you don't lose any bonus entries, so you've still got the same change at winning the highlighters. (Although if you don't win them, I can link you to their Amazon page if you want. :D)

      I THINK SO ALSO. Glad it meets your approval. *fist bump*

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  14. haha well I'm just glad we finally got a template to work and that it actually turned out XP OHH THOSE PENS LOOKS GREAT -- my fav pen just ran out of ink nooo. my fav is the Pilot extra thin, it also has some special name or something but I forget what it is lol. what's the name of those pens?? not that I need anymore ha ha XD and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!

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    1. SAME. Luckily one of us knew what we were doing LOL.
      THEY ARE GREAT. I'm not sure what the name of them is... they say "Ace Tech" on them, so that's my guess? (email me if you want the Amazon link) They are the SUPER thin type, though. *nods* Thanks!

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  15. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY JONATHAN!!

    I'm ashamed of how badly I did on that quiz wow... But in my defense two of the wrong answers were because I accidentally clicked the wrong button. (dumb phone likes to do things without me *sigh*)

    But the new theme! I like it a lot! Looks nice. ^-^

    ~ Abby

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    1. Thanks Abigail! :D

      Okay but: I DID THE SAME THING. I put my name in as "test drive", just to make sure everything was working, but then I accidentally hit the wrong answer on one of the questions. Whoops. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. XD

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  16. Congrats! :)) and I love the new blog look! :))

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  17. Happy blog birthday! Wow though, has it really only been two years? o.o I think the first post I ever found of yours was a tag from early 2016. That feels like forever ago... XD

    The new blog look is fantastic! It's even more professional and just yes, it's awesome. *nods*

    Yep, entered the giveaway. Giveaways are cool, and the nautical theme is A+. XD Got 7/10 on the quiz...some of them were hard. o.o

    Looking forward to much more blogging! : D

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    1. Thanks! RIGHT? I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEEN LONGER. I think you've been following since my VERY FIRST THEME (wow), so I'm glad to hear that you like the new look!

      COOL. Good luck! Some of the questions WERE hard. *nods* (Especially #10... I had to think that one through before I even knew the answer. xD)

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  18. (Ack, i forgot the last thing.) Alas, I've not joined the ranks of bloggers...yet. Still working on that. :P

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    1. HURRY UP. xD Maybe once you've graduated?

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    2. Patience, patience. XD Hmm, that's an idea, actually. *strokes fake mustache*

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  19. Congratulations on your two years of blogging!!! I've only had mine a little over a month, so two years seems like a long way off ;) Love the new design, though. I love all things neat and professional-looking, so you have my approval... not that you needed it in the first place, but hey, it's nice to be applauded every now and then. ;)

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    1. Thanks! HEY, AWESOME. Welcome to the blogosphere then! :D
      SAME. I'm a clean freak and I'm pretty sure that it carries over into my taste in web design, haha.

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  20. I'm more of a ninja. Because I clicked the blank option on the ninja question. Heh heh heh. *sneaking around*

    Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I've technically been blogging since '15, but not consistently, so it doesn't really count. xP

    I also put "Faith Song" as the name on the quiz... It's not my real name, but I don't have my real name anywhere, so Faith Song means more, anyways.

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    1. OOH. NICE. VERY SNEAKY. I actually didn't even know you could do that, so you're a step ahead of me there. xD

      Thanks! Nah it still counts--we all know I take hiatuses ALL THE TIME. (many of them unannounced... whoops?)

      That works perfectly!

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  21. I WAS SO CLOSE TO GETTING 100%. GAH. XD
    Just a note though, you can ignore my five bonus entries or whatever because postage kills us all. xP

    As of next month I will have been blogging for FOUR YEAR. UM WAHT. THAT'S SLIGHTLY CRAZY. O-O

    Seriously though. Your blog is the best and I love all your posts.
    But AGH I'M SO BUGGED THAT I /ALMOST/ GOT 100% BUT GUESSED WRONG ON THE LAST QUESTION, GOODNESS ME. XD

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    1. OKAY BUT YOU MISSED THE HARDEST QUESTION. So don't feel too bad--#10 was EASILY the hardest question on there.
      (*thumps up*)

      THAT IS CRAZY. O.O Four years is... A LONG TIME. I didn't realize so many of my blogging friends are so ancient LOL.

      Aw thanks! Now I'm motivated to go work on my next post, haha.
      WELL IF IT HELPS: I actually didn't even know the answer to that one until I thought about it for a while.

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  22. Wow, two years!! Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary!! 😄😄👏👏🙌

    I only got 50% on the test lol. Anyway, the blog looks fantastic Jonathan! Sarah did great❤️👍

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  23. Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! :-)

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  24. Congrats, Jonathon! Also, love that journal! It's so cool! (although I happen to think just about every journal on the face of the earth is cool....so....)

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    1. Thanks! ISNT'T IT?? If it were lined, I'd probably be tempted to just keep it. XD

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  25. Happy blogoversary! (I only got 5 right on the quiz, but oh well!)

    I've been blogging for eleven months and I'm currently planning a giveaway for my one year blogoversary!

    Grace-gracematlynbuckner.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! (Not bad!)

      COOL. Giveaways are the perfect way to celebrate. :D

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  26. Happy Blogoversary Jonathan! Haha I relate to the no time statement and THAT JOURNAL, it is beautiful.

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  27. happy blogoversary!!!!!!!!! love the new design. (we had started blogging at the same time lol because I remember us meeting in the Camp Nano cabin.) Those were fun days. And I think I got 70 on the quiz. I took it yesterday and forgot already lol.

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    1. Thanks! (YES I REMEMBER ALSO. You + me + Hann + Amanda. GOOD TIMES.) Haha well 70 is pretty good. :D

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  28. Congrats on two years!! That's seriously awesome. :D I've been blogging for...almost 3 years? O.O

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  29. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! 2 years of blogging is a great accomplishment! I’ve been blogging for just over three years now.

    I absolutely love the new design! It looks really clean and professional.

    I took the test and *cough* got a 40. Oh well.. I tried.

    ~Maddy
    maddysdigitaldiary.wordpress.com

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    1. THANK YOU. :D Three years is a while! That'll be me next year...

      RIGHT? I THINK SO ALSO. It's exactly what I had in mind when I set out to redesign.

      Haha well 40 is still at least one bonus entry! xD

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  30. Happy blogiversary! Congrats on two years -- so awesome! And I love the new look. :D I've been blogging for about 4 and a half years and I can't wait for my half-decade blogiversary in September. XD *awards you cupcakes shaped like anchors* *don't ask how this works, I'm just awesome* *cough*

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    1. Thanks! WHOA. I THINK YOU HAVE THE RECORD. O.O *crowns your blog as oldest* xD

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    2. *laughs hysterically* Believe me, it's not -- I know of ooodles of blogs that started before mine. XD But thanks! :DDD

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  31. Woohoo! Congrats on two years of blogging! :D I also missed the one year mark of blogging :P #whoops But I've been blogging for about 1 year and 1 and a half months now. :)

    I think I did pretty well on the test. 70%. Totally didn't know that your favorite genre to read is historical fiction though? (If I remember that question correctly :P) Historical fiction is like my favorite genre to read too! Sometimes, when I'm talking to my friends, I'll use a certain word and they'll be like "no one uses that word anymore". But I like reading historical fiction, I think it helps broaden your vocabulary. ;P

    Also, LOVE the new blog design! :D

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    1. Well I expect to see an AWESOME blogiversary party for your two-year, got it? xD You have eleven months to plan so no pressure.

      NICE. Well actually my favorite genres are nonfiction, historical fiction, and middle grade. I have that on my about page, so there is NO EXCUSE for getting that question wrong. :P Historical fiction was the only choice I had listed as one of my favorite genres.

      AGREED. Same for nonfiction and classics.

      Thanks! :D

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    2. Okay okay I'll get right on that. *salutes* ;P

      Oh cool! I'm actually kinda picky when it comes to nonfiction. I tend to only read ones that are biblical or writing related. :) It is? Well, I haven't read your new about page yet. Guess I should have done that before taking the test, huh? :P

      Yeah, I totally agree with that. I know quite a few words that aren't used anymore just from reading classics. One time, I used the word "snood" in scrabble and everyone was like "that's not a word". So I told them to give me a dictionary and I would prove it to them lol

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  32. DUDE CONGRATULATIONS ON 2 WHOLE YEARS OF BLOGGING!!! Seriously, that’s a huge accomplishment and you better be right when you say you have no plans to stop because I LOVE YOUR BLOG! XD
    Your new design looks great and definitely has a more professional feel to it! I approve. *applauds*
    I WILL TAKE THE TEST LATER AND GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT XD
    As for how long I’ve been blogging... it’ll be 5 years in March and I’m getting ready to launch my.... 4th blog...? O_O *freaks out*

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    1. THANK YOU. I'm glad you like the new design--I agree 100% it definitely feels more professional. *nods*
      OKAY SOUNDS GOOD.
      ... five ... years ? WOW. I'M STILL A NEWBIE APPARENTLY LOL. Also evidently I need to up my game and get a few more blogs going. :P

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    2. Honestly though, I think you’ve gotten the hang of blogging way faster than I did. But I did first start when I was 14, sooo... XD
      NO I THINK YOU’RE GOOD WITH ONE XD Basically - I was crazy to start all these blogs and some of them could have been combined to just be one, so it’s hard keeping up with all of them (which is probably why I just pick and choose...). But I need an author blog to grow my platform, so I gotta do that. It’ll probably be my main focus out of the other three blogs. *looks nervous* XD
      ~Jaclynn~

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    3. Ah that makes sense! See if I would have started blogging when I was 14 it would have been... interesting. xD
      OH OKAY I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT. So which blog is your /main/ blog? Because I will admit that when someone has multiple blogs it does make stalking them a little iffy. :P

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    4. LOL! Yeah, I can definitely say that my posts back then were quite cringe-y... *wants to hide all the posts from everyone* XD
      Wellll.... that’s a good question. XD I’d say for the moment it’s the one I link to when I comment (Little Miss Fluffet) but I’m realizing I’ll probably stop posting there once my author blog launches. I haven’t really posted there in a while as it is. *guilty smile* You can definitely still do some stalking there, though. *nods* XD
      ~Jaclynn~

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  33. YAYYY HAPPY TWO-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! This post is EPICNESS (who says you need to humiliate yourself by asking questions and doing a blog *nervous laughter*). Mine blogiversary is next Saturday!
    UGH THAT QUIZ THO. I got 50. Even after stalking your about page. Maybe I need to go do some more stalking. I did a lot of nervous and frustrated talking during that quiz.
    The giveaway looks AWESOME. Are journals in most giveaways? Yes. Do I care? ABSOLUTELY NOT BECAUSE ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY HAVE TOO MANY JOURNALS.
    ~ riley aline

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    1. THANKS. (Naaah you'll do AWESOME on your vlog. I'm pretty sure I submitted a question or two but now I can't remember so I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT. :D)
      50 is good! Some of the answers aren't found on my blog, so those ones were tricky.
      GOOD. It's true though... everyone gives away journals but THEY STILL WORK EVERY TIME. XD

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  34. Congrats on 2 years!! I've been blogging for 4 years now. :)

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  35. YOUR NEW DESIGN LOOKS FANTASTIC!!!! Congrats on two years!!

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! I love all of your content, this blog is such a light!
    -Vivian

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  37. Congratulations on your 2 blogiversary! My 2nd blogiversary is later this month as well, so here's to blogs started 2 years ago in February haha.

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  38. O.K. I tried to comment before but I wasn't sure if it was my computer, or if it was deleted because I said I didn't have a single thread of ninja-ness (unless we are playing the game where you try to hit people).
    I own the notebook in the giveaway (hee hee), so whoever gets that is going to have the same problem as me: Is it for admiration as a decoration object or something to take notes in? Right now it holds runes to a language I was working on and a few other random tidbits.
    Funny post!
    Erica

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS FOR BLOGGING FOR TWO YEARS!!!! *throws confetti* I've been blogging for one year now :)
    I tried taking the ninja quiz, but for some reason it wouldn't let me. I'll try to take it again sometime soon though.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Maddy || Little Bit Of Sunshine

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