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Let’s play tag!

I’ve been tagged by Karen in the game of blogger’s Q&A!

So to follow Karen’s example, I’m going to begin by naming the people I tag and then presenting them with their questions, followed by my answers to Karen’s questions. If you are tagged and wish to participate, all you have to do is answer the questions below in a new blog post and then tag someone else to answer your own set of questions! This is purely for fun and you really don’t have to if you don’t want to.

I tag: mothersviews , carrieslager, and thinktank101

Here are my questions:

1. What do you think about the 2012 end of world “crisis”? Is it hogwash? A misunderstood interpretation of the Mayan calendar?

2. If the world were to really  end, what’s one thing you’d like to do before you die?

3. What’s your best advice to new bloggers?

4. If Pinnochio lies, does his nose grow?

5. What’s one thing you could not live without in your daily life?

6. What’s the most interesting news you’ve read/heard about recently?

7. Do you believe in love at first sight? At what point can one consider oneself “in love”?

8. What do you think of reality television?

9. How many countries have you visited? Which would you like to visit?

10. What is your favourite outdoor activity?

11. What’s stopping you?

 

Here are my answers to Karen’s questions:

1.  Did you hear about the swimmer that interrupted The Boat Race in England?  Do you think it is right to conduct a protest in such a manner or is there a better way of getting your point across?

I hadn’t heard about it until I read the Wiki article you linked to and did some research on my own. I think it was a terrible way to protest. Not only did the swimmer but himself in danger, but he also endangered the crews. I also felt that his interruption led to a chain of events that was very unfortunate for the Oxford team. That race didn’t seem fair at all, and I feel like the protester only got attention. There was no clear motive to his ‘protest,’ except that he was an elitist?

2.  What is the one thing you wish your teacher had taught you in school?

Time management. Or perhaps they did teach that but it never really sunk in. 😀

3. Which 2 people would you most want to tag and why?

In the world of online bloggers in general? I would say eatyourkimchi, because they’re kind of like celebrities to me and they’re an awesome husband-wife duo!

4. If you give money to a charity, which one and why do you do it?

I don’t regularly give money to a charity, but the mentor team I’m part of regularly does fundraisers for the Canadian Mental Health Association. We picked this charity because we feel mental health issues are issues that are very real but often forgotten in place of more pathenogenic health issues.

5. Why do you blog?

Because I love to daydream a lot. I do it so much I figured it’s more productive to put those thoughts into writing than stare at my ceiling for extensive periods of time. Heh. Plus it’s fun!

6.  Do you think it is important for the youth to go to University after school or is it better to get experience through trade colleges and apprenticeships?

O000h, I actually have a blog post about this topic coming up. Long story short, I don’t like the idea of students going to university studying something they don’t even like because they feel like it’s the only way they will succeed in life. I feel that if a student has a true passion for a career they could pursue via trade colleges or apprenticeships, they should do that instead.

7. What is your most vivid memory from when you were a child (say-under 12)?

I fell down the stairs once when I was 5-6 years old. It hurt a lot. I remember my mom hugging me and crying as I cried. Probably because it was literal an entire flight of stairs… and they weren’t carpeted either.

8. What is your number one item on your bucket list?

Decide what I want to do with my life as I pass the halfway mark of my first university degree.

9. When writing, do you find you have a particular word (or a few words) that you tend to overuse?  If so, which ones?

Hmm, I haven’t really thought about that. I probably do, but I can’t really think of any that really stick out to me. This would probably be a good topic for me to constructive criticism on, though.

10. Do you have an alter ego?

I’d say yes, but nothing Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde worthy.

11. How do you really feel when people offer you their ‘constructive criticism‘?

I welcome constructive criticism and am grateful to anyone who offers theirs to me. I am always looking to improve myself, so I don’t mind at all. I would  mind if the criticism was less constructive and  borderlined negative, though.

 

…That concludes my tagged blog post! Please feel free to tag yourself if you want to answer some/all of the questions listed above. Just let me know with a comment so I can read your post. Thanks for reading!

-aJ

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Revival

I’m still alive!

Does anyone still read this thing? I’m not really sure there are people reading this but…. Oh wait I can check my blog stats.

Correction, I am now sure there are people reading this blog: approximately 4 a month since the start of 2012, to be exact. Ah, but that’s just the number of visits my blog has received. It would be very optimistic to assume every visitor is actually reading my blog. It is much more likely that in a month an average of four people accidentally slip their finger while hovering over one of the rare links on the web that bring an unfortunate victim to what is my lovely blog.

Wow, there is more self-deprecation in the first hundred words of this post than I’m usually accustomed to writing. But anyways, I’m going to try  my hand at this blogging thing one more time. I feel like the reason I stopped blogging last year was because I felt like I could never come up with a topic interesting enough for anyone to really want to read, e.g. this post. I have now come to terms with the idea that not every post I write needs to be the most interesting or creative thing I can come up with. I will definitely put my all into my posts, but I’m not going to worry about their content as much (for now, at least).

For now, I’m going to make myself write at regular intervals to ensure that I am constantly practicing and building up my blogging skills toolbox. One day, I hope to create an amazing blog that people will truly enjoy reading and I will really enjoy writing for.

Look forward to it!

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