Contained in this post: secret theories about Eve, secret hobbies of mine, dark secrets of my past opinions, secret thoughts, my somewhat-not-secret relationship with plants–in short, SECRETS REVEALED. *swirls magic cloak*
Behind the Blogger Tag
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1. Why did you start blogging, and why have you kept blogging?
Fun fact: I started this blog simply because I came up with the name, “Seven Billion Smiles.” That name could have been used for either a children’s dentist’s office or a blog. Since I am not skilled in the art of teeth cleaning with special brushes and fancy tools beyond the basic science of brushing and flossing, I started this blog. Who knows what would have happened if had I started the dentist’s office…fanfiction is welcome and encouraged. (Disclaimer–I never actually considered going into dentistry. Evelyn brought the idea to my attention a couple weeks ago.) 😀
Before last April, I was a sort-of-secret poetry writer. After Story Embers published my poem, This is Magic, I realized that I might want to do more with poetry–more than stay huddled under my covers with a flashlight, scribbling lines that gave my heart a little glow.
Seven Billion Smiles was born last May when I was having a great time at my friend Ellie‘s house. In an impulsive moment, we created the blog and, together, created the seed of this blog. Thanks, Ellie. 🙂
I’ve kept blogging because I love how it motivates me to continue creating poetry and art. In college, I’m pursuing music/music teaching, so this blog keeps me connected with my other creative hobbies.
When I asked Eve why she keeps blogging, she gave me a little shy smile, shrugged her shoulders, fiddled with her glasses frames–“Because I like it?”
My theory: Eve keeps blogging because she literally breathes out artwork and a day doesn’t go by without another cute creation. (Then I find it, fangirl about it, and prepare the post. The rest is history.) Eve is a fabulous little artist with a crazy-beautiful imagination, and IT’S SO AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH THIS TINY ARTISTE WHO IS RELATED TO ME (wow!!??).
2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?
We have have only three types of posts: poetry, doodles, and tags. My favorite type to share is probably doodles because they make me happy to look at them. 🙂
3. What are your top three favourite blog posts?
this is how, penny for your thoughts, and rainy days. ❤
I also had so much fun with the liebster award post, but that isn’t really my normal content.
4. What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?
Read way too many novels, watch Studio C, absorb poetry on golden evenings, attend beautiful classical concerts, cook myself something I’m craving, hang out with my family and the people I love, make music on the piano or with my voice, try and fail to play my ukulele aesthetically, sing in stupid ways, laugh with my brothers until my belly aches, and think of how I can worship God in little everyday things.
5. What are three of your favorite things?
Long hugs, Chick-fil-a, and the color yellow.
6. What are your proudest blogging moments?
At the end of January 2020, when I streamlined the blog, added an Instagram (find us at @sevenbillionsmilesblog!!), and cleaned it all up.
7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?
Piano, voice, swimming, reading, board games, cooking…the list goes on. Alas, being homeschooled provides you with an appallingly long list of hobbies and interests. I wish I could say gardening was one of these hobbies, but I kill all of my plants. I’m a plant murderess. *whispers* Actually, I’m pretty sure plants are just prejudiced against me, because I really do try to take care of them well. Then they shun me and wither up–is that their problem or mine?
Two days ago, I adopted four plant children, all succulents. We shall see how we get along. Their names are Sir Ferdinand, Valancy, Little Moccasin, and Patricia.
8. Describe your personality in three words.
Aesthete, humorous (whether this is good or bad–you would find me funny in real life because I do stupid things by accident A LOT haha), motivated.
Also, fun fact, my life kind of parallels a stereotypical coming-of-age YA novel. Don’t ask lol.
9. What are your top three pet peeves?
– when people don’t empathize with others.
– when people think that someone else’s success denies their own ability to achieve.
– when people won’t take a compliment, or when they think that my compliment towards them is putting myself down. We can coexist in beautifulness!! ❤