behind the blogger tag

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

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks, Chalice! ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Pingback to the creator: Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx
  4. Nominate 5+ bloggers to do the tag.

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.) ๐Ÿ˜€

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. What are your top three favourite blog posts?

this is how, penny for your thoughts, and rainy days. โค

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!! โค

10. Whatโ€™s something your followers donโ€™t know about you?

I used to loathe poetry. Obviously, now I don’t.

I tag: CM, Evelyn, Eden, Ellie, S. J. Barnard, Kenechi Duatron, Lrose5, banditรธjul

33 thoughts on “behind the blogger tag

  1. lovely post โค๏ธ I love the story of how you came up with the name for your blog and I’d never even thought that it could be the name of a dentistry place but that MAKES SO MUCH SENSE. I love the blog tho. Eve is a fabulous artist who’s art never fails to inspire me and make me happy, it’s such a happy addition to my WordPress feed along with your beautiful poetry.
    I am also, sadly, a plant murderess. I can not seem to keep any plants alive, no matter how easy they are rumored to be. Atm I’m trying a snake plant so we’ll see how that goes ๐Ÿ™‚
    Loved this โค๏ธ

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    1. Aww, thank you Jasmin!! We’re so glad that that some happiness has spilled over from here into your life. โค โค โค

      The dentist idea was actually Evelyn's from The Rain Drenched Writer. haha

      Let me know how the snake plant goes!! What is a snake plant??

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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      1. you’re welcome โค๏ธ
        Aww thats so cute, Evelyn is great ๐Ÿ™‚
        I will! Hmmm, It basically looks like kinda like grass, except a wider stalk and not as many stalks. It’s hard to explain haha! Supposedly they are easy plants to keep alive, so we’ll see?!

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  2. So, so fun!! Thanks bunches for nominating me. ๐Ÿ˜ Your answer to question #1 made me smile. I remember that day (May 24th, 2019, was it not?) when I watched you type up your first post and hit “publish.” And when I got my own WordPress account so I could follow and fangirl and do it all over again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You and Eve are some pretty amazing bloggers, m’friend, and make this corner of the web simply shine. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
    *hugs* *happy dance* *showers you in chocolate and confetti*

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    1. Thank you so much, dear. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

      I think we may have started it on the 23rd but I posted my first post on the 24th??? I can't remember.


      *showers you with love forevermore*

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      1. Yesss Matt is my favorite also. ๐Ÿ˜€ His acting is makes me laugh the most. (and when he breaks character? the best haha) Stacey is also amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I loved reading this, and Eve literally sounds like every one of her atoms are specs of fairy dust (and from her art I wouldn’t be surprised!)
    Magical dentist office fanfic…. I need this in my life. XD
    Thanks for the tag! โค

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    1. SHE IS A TINY FAIRY โค โค โค also, I think you'll be seeing/hearing more from her now because she now is a co-author and will publish her own posts/reply to comments :))

      Thanks to you haha! I realized I accidentally deleted the line where I said that you gave me the idea. I added it again. ;P

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  4. I loved learning more about you :))) And immediately after this post I am going to look up Voces8 because you would not believe how crazy the past couple of days have been … but I now have the time!
    sometimes I just smile and marvel because itโ€™s so crazy that all of us decided to up and START A BLOG and now weโ€™re all here sharing our beauty and talent in this amazing community…. itโ€™s incredible. thank you God for all giving us the idea โค๏ธ
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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    1. awww you’re the sweetest, jul!!!

      Please tell me how you like Voces8/which songs you like. Also I can tell you my favorites if you like their sound and are interested. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’›

      That’s such a a beautiful thought–and yes!!!! Sharing happiness is beautiful and thank God for that ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’›


  5. Iโ€™m glad you decided to share This is Magic with the world! Itโ€™s so beautiful! *sobs* ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ And 7 Billion Smiles is the best blog name EVER because your website has given lots of smiles and loveliness. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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