Inside The Junk Drawer’s First Blogoversary! :D

Well, today is Inside The Junk Drawer’s first birthday!

Welcome to the party. We have chocolate cake, fruit punch, and vanilla ice cream.

It seems a lot of the blogs I follow/read/really like have all had blogoversaries lately. (Well, maybe not all of them. But a lot!)

I remember just setting this blog up. I wanted another blog where I could just write about anything. I thought it would be fun! I was right! 😀 I had a hard time finding a good URL, though. I finally settled on weirdalocity.wordpress.com, hoping my readers could spell it. The title, subtitle, and widgets have changed over the one year that I’ve been here. I think the title has gone over seven changes. The theme changes number at least over twenty. I do enjoy playing with those themes. 🙂

Last year, I was an inexperienced blogger, and not officially a “teen” yet. You can tell I had a hard time finding stuff to blog about. Look here and here. You are free to laugh-I did. (Gosh, I was downright terrible!) You can tell that I had no idea what, how, or when, or where to blog. Hopefully, you think I’m better than I was a year ago. I remember writing that second post. It was my first official post, and I really didn’t want to watch the show, so I said to myself, “Oh, I’ll just blog instead!”

I really enjoy hitting the “Publish” button and knowing my work is out soaring through the Internet, reaching the 22 subscribers I have garnered through one year. I know that a few of those readers and subscribers will read it. They will like it. They might comment. I’ve got a goal for Inside The Junk Drawer’s second year in existence. Comment more! I know a few other bloggers have done it, Miriam Joy and nevillegirl for starters. It’s easy and makes me feel happy. So please try. If we all commented more, the blogosphere would be a happy place with lots of comments. The more, the better! 😀

 

Enough rambling. Here come the thank-yous, in no particular order.

  1. To wreakinghavoc14, for being my first subscriber. I hope you’re not drowning in high-school homework. Here’s a robot to do your homework for you.
  2. To Nerdygirl98, for leading me into the wonderful world of TCWT. Here is a lifetime supply of patterned duct tape for you.
  3. To Teens Can Write, Too! for teaching me that teens can write, too! And creating the blog chain, which is a monthly part of my life. Here’s a paragraph about you: TCWT is AWESOME. I love TCWT. I have no idea where in my writing life I would be without TCWT.
  4. To Allegra Davis and John Hansen, for hosting TCWT, at one point or another, and for both having awesome writerly blogs. Here’s a box of writerly awesomeness for you both.
  5. To Shonti, for being one of the few people I know in real life with to read this blog, and for co-hosting Brains! with me and putting up with my weirdness. Here’s a giant box of Hunger Games stuff for you.
  6. To nevillegirl, for making me laugh with your awesomeness/weirdness/writing. I like your blog. Maybe someday mine will be as awesome as yours. Here’s Dobby the house-elf and Hermione J. Granger’s Guide To House-Elves.
  7. To Miriam Joy,  for writing one of the best writing blogs I know of, and writing this post, which I totally love. Here’s the biggest library in the world, with lots of books/CDs/whatever you want.
  8. To WordPress, for letting me have a blog in the first place. Here’s a rating of WordPress: Amazing!
  9. To Chaperone2, for co-hosting Brains! with me and lending me your Maximum Ride books. Here’s a zoo.
  10. To Jeyna Grace, for writing awesome fanfictions, etc.  about the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. Here’s J.K. Rowling to write more Harry Potter books for you.
  11. To Mike, for making me laugh. Here’s the most complete zebra encyclopedia ever written.
  12. To Lily, for writing about frying pans, a very under appreciated subject. Here’s a make-your-own-battle-frying-pan kit.
  13. To everybody else for reading/liking/subscribing/whatever and whoever is reading this right now. Here’s some rubber chickens and chocolate.

So thank you!

It’s been one interesting year, and the next one is sure to be just as interesting(or possibly more interesting! 😀 )

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uPost

So basically, this is a simple, easy-peasy contest with blogging involved. And since most of you like to blog, you can enter.

Here’s what happens.

  1. I give you a topic.
  2. You write a blog post of 200-700 words(a little more or less is okay)
  3. You send your post to: brainscomic81@gmail.com
  4. You write IJD: uPost (insert topic here) in the subject line.
  5. You put your post, your “blogging alias”, and your blog link(if you have one) in the subject line
  6. You send it. (Obviously.)
  7. I read all the entries and post the winning entry with a link for the winning blogger.
  8. Please do not publish your entry post until one day after the deadline. You can advertise this contest though 🙂

Easy, huh?

This first topic is:………

Fall.

Anything related to fall, however you define it, can be entered. So if you enter a poem about the colors of fall, that works. A short story that takes place in fall is okay. (However, a) You cannot use either of these as entries and b) If you briefly mention fall, be sure to make it clear that fall is in the post entry.)

The deadline for this uPost is September 17th. And the winning post will be published on September 19th. The next uPost topic will be announced on September 19th at the end of the winning post entry.

If you have questions, let me know in the comments!

Five in Two Days!!!

So, it seems I have been nominated for FIVE blogging awards (HOLY COW!!!), the first one being The Versatile Blogger. (If anyone knows what versatile means, let me know, because I know, but have had a brain fart and forgotten ). Here we go….

Link to the blogger who gave you the award: This Page Intentionally Left Blank

Share 7 things about yourself. I hate math homework, I’m listening to Adele right now, I like feathers and sugar cookies (is that one or two? we’ll say it’s two.) I always mismatch my socks…on purpose. I touched a dolphin in January. I like this award’s badge. There.

Pass the award to 15 bloggers recently discovered. Just look at the bottom, I gave up on people for each award.

1. The Incessant Droning Of A Bored Writer

2. Red Herring Online

3. Esther Victoria 1996

There, that’s three and all I could come up with.

Notify the blogger recipients. going—-going—going—BAM! Done.

This is a scary award! Too feminine for me 🙂

Oh, this is Mrs. Sparkly’s 10 commandments.

Describe yourself in seven words. Weird, strange, funny, awesome, paranoid, awkward, special 🙂

What keeps you up at night: Stupid things.

What would you like to be when you’re older: Right now, I want to be a pyschologist. (Don’t know why. Sounds fun.)

What I am wearing right now. A shirt and pants. Duh.

What scares me: Power outages, being home alone when its dark out, and vampires with bloody teeth. (It’s true. Don’t laugh.)

What was the last website I looked at: Allegra’s blog.

One thing I want to change about myself: Quit shelling up like a clam at school.

Slankets, yes or no. yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tell us something about the person who nominated you. Allegra is an awesome person.

Three: Sunshine Award.

Favorite colors: pink

Favorite animal: donkeys and rabbits

Favorite number: 11

Favorite drink: I hope root beer floats count

Facebook or Twitter: If I really do have to choose, Twitter, I guess. (Don’t care much about either)

Your passion: ??????????

Giving or receiving: Both

Favorite pattern: That is a WEIRD question! Stripes, I guess.

Favorite day of the week: Mondays and Saturdays

Favorite flower: Daisies

No rules to this one. My hands are thanking you.

Upon receiving your Liebster award, you should:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. (Thanks, Allegra )

2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. RIGHT HERE

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Done.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. (some say just 3 or more blogs of less than 200 followers each)Which has been done already, thank you very much

5. Let them know they have been chosen, by leaving a comment at their blog.

So, here I have three lovely bloggers that (TOTALLY) deserve this…..

1. The Incessant Droning Of A Bored Writer

2. Red Herring Online

3. Esther Victoria 1996

Hopefully, none of you have been chosen yet, and if you have, too bad.