Dear Whoever…, #72

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Dear Whoever Still Reads My Blog Even Though I Frequently Vanish From It,               July 29th, 2012

I won’t pretend to have a really good reason to justify my disappearing acts but I have a reason- Wordpress for some reason wouldn’t let me sign in successfully to my account. Therefore, I couldn’t really post as much as I wanted to. Anywho, enough excuses let’s move on.

I recently found a new blog to follow through the Freshly Pressed section of WordPress. It’s called Hayley Made: http://hayleymade.wordpress.com/  And even for having just 5 posts to start off with, I think it’s off to a really amazing start. It’s a pretty awesome blog. I like it a lot. So I followed it. I actually took it upon myself to make one of the things on the blog, a 3 dimensional letter made of newspaper. It looks way cooler than it sounds, trust me. It’s pretty amazing. Time consuming, but cool nonetheless.

There is a reason I mentioned the aforementioned blog, it inspired me. I have always liked to think of myself as a semi-artistic person. Can I draw? No. Can I paint? No. Can I take amazing pictures? Very rarely, but mostly not. I can write, sorta. That counts as an art right? Anywho, I like crafts, and make old junk into something cool, pretty, or usable. That makes me crafty I suppose, not so artistic. Whatever. The blog above me though has seriously inspired me. I don’t get that feeling a lot. However when I normally do, I always seem to not do anything at all with that inspiration. It makes me feel good. It gives me ideas but very rarely do I ever put it to work and USE it for something. Typically I say “when I’m older” or “when I’m less busy” or just “that’s a really amazing idea that’s touched me, I wish I could do something like that”. But never, ever, except very rarely, do I ever DOsomething with that inspiration. That is why I’ve been inspired enough by this blog that in the last 8 days of summer I have left, to start something, something cool, something I take pride in and that inspire someone else. I’m going to be doing my own crafts, my own D.I.Y.’s, my own crafty blog. Now, I already have two blogs: this one and another one I won’t mention by name. Both are WordPress blogs mostly because WordPress is pretty simple and basic and I understand how to use it, most of the basic stuff anyway. I thought about venturing out of the WordPress site on this one though just because it’s a hassle to sign in and out of my various accounts. However, I’m convinced that WordPress is the best blogging site, probably because I’ve never used anything different. For that reason, I’m staying with WordPress for my 3 accounts and 3 blogs. It’s probably not smart starting a new blog on a whim. Right before the busiest, and sometimes downright crazy, time of my life starts, but I’m doing it. God, so help me. I’m going to try to post as much as I can. Hopefully a lot more frequently then I have been lately. I’m not going to say I’m going to “try” anything else like making weekly posts to all 3 of the blogs because then I feel like I’m going to make a ton of might be bogus promises to a few random strangers who for some reason read this blog.

This is my writing blog mostly. It’s also my personal blog. HA! Personal. Blog. Posted. Online. For. The. World. To. See. HA! The irony! I couldn’t contain myself for a moment there. Onto more current things, I’m going to be joining NaNo once more but for something I’ve never done with them before… Camp NaNo. Never have I done Camp NaNo. So I’m figuratively taking a stab at it in August.  A new blog, a 50,000 word novel, and a new school. All in a month. If I’m not dead or completely sleep deprived by the end of the month it’ll be a miracle. The novel I plan on writing in August will probably be the exact same as my novel for November for my actual NaNoWriMo novel but rewritten and edited to bits. That’s what I’ll be doing in November and hopefully in December it’ll be ready to be published via CreateSpace.

The two blogs I have now I don’t normally mention each other on the other. Like I don’t advertise -let’s call it Blog #2- Blog #2 on eshysletters and I don’t try to get Blog #2’s followers to follow eshysletters. I just don’t like it. I believe people should follows blogs for the actual blog and they like the content, theme or whatever. Not just because they all have the same author/creator person. So after this I won’t mention the other 2 blogs on here. Even though I didn’t mention their names, or anything specific about them, please shoot me an email or comment if you’d like to know about them and then I’ll give you the links. Not advertising.

It’s been catching you guys up on my blog. I apologize for such a cut and dry post. Really I do. I’m really quite ashamed of myself. I call myself a writer and this is all I can give you, not cool, not acceptable. But it’s all my tired brain can think of at 3am and I thought you needed a post. So I suppose you’ll have to accept it or follow a different blog. Sorry, I really am. I hope you still stay on as a subscriber. I’m not going to promise it’s going to get better, but hopefully my posts will become a little less boring.

-with much love and even more apologies, eshy,

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Dear Whoever…, #71

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Dear Whoever Cares Who Won The Scavenger Hunt,                                                   July 3rd, 2012

             I had the most wonderful time on vacation maybe even enough to post pictures from the trip later on, but that’s doubtful. I hope you had a most spectacular time while completing my scavenger hunt. If you didn’t, I’m sorry. If you didn’t even complete the hunt or try at all, well, then there’s just no excuse.

While I was on vacation, in Hawaii, I found a really cool pencil case with Little Red Riding Hood on it along with an awesome pen with a good quote on it. After a through search of the rest of the store turned up no other fairytale items, I went browsing in another shop where there were cool looking bookmarks, that were surfboard shaped wood makeup, and had a wood carved bead dangling from a string connected to one end of it. (I apologize for that horrible, long run-on for a sentence). Not only did it have those awesomesauce features but it had tikis cut out of the middle. (I apologize once more for the way I sound like I’m trying to sell you a used car but alas, I am not. Forgive the abundance of uneeded detail.) I bought one to give to the winner of the hunt along with the aforementioned pen, pencil case, and limited edition copy of Once Upon A Time. Ha! You thought you were just getting a book! Oh and don’t forget your handwritten letter by me, eshy.

Now that I (hopefully) got all you guys hyped up by adding to the prizes, the moment where you find out if it is, indeed, you, who has won all the glory. *drumroll: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t925JwYXhVA*. The winner is Taya S. King!!! Congratulations! You’ve(obviously) won! I’ll shoot you an email shortly, if I haven’t already, requesting shipping information.

Before I wrap up this post I’d like to thank all the bloggers who made this happen including:

Those people ^^^^ really do deserve a lot of the credit for devoting their time and posts, putting up with me and a ton of emails, to designing the book cover for Once Upon A Time. You should really be a dear and check out their blogs because not only are they awesome for helping me out but because they are some of the most funniest, talented, good natured, gifted, smart, gold hearted, strongest, strangest, thought provoking people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. And that makes them truly awesome.

In all seriousness, you know who else is awesome? John Wayne. You. Yes, you! *points* The person sitting in front of their screen who hopefully completed and entered in my scavenger hunt. I thank you(if you did). I hope you had fun and I hope you continue to read my blog or at least check out the other amazing bloggers that I’ve linked. Please continue to check on eshysletters and who knows, there might be another contest. It probably won’t be as fun or as epic as this one though, because this one is pretty hard to top and it took a TON of work, preparation, emails, Private Messages, near crying moments, and good ole’ wishin’ just to make it work. Don’t fret, I’ll do my best to try to make another awesome contest. It probably won’t be as cool as this one. And it definitely won’t be soon. But alas, stay tuned. Ha! Wow. I just rhymed unintentionally.

One last thing to bug you with(promise this is the last thing) before you carry on with your merry way.

Remember if you won to check your email and reply. Have a good day, everyone! And a good 4th of July! God bless!

-with much love, eshy,

Dear Whoever…, #55

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Dear Whoever Has Been Anticipating My Dec./January & 2011/2012 Contest,                             Decemeber 28th, 2011

          I apologize to the readers of my blog because I’ve been letting my blog slip and well I can hardly blame myself because it’s not really my fault, but I’ll blame myself anyway ’cause that’s just who I am. Anywho, sorry for the lack of quotes in my very lacking number of posts. I’m also very sorry that since my last contest I have fell into this horrible pattern of writing with I‘s and me‘s and mine and all these other first person pronouns. I simply don’t like them but now I’m trapped in this yucky habit and I don’t quite know how to escape it.

            As for my contest here it is:

TO ENTER:

  • Post a comment on this post including: 5 questions(minimum) you would like to know about me or anything else for that matter, and an email or link I can find you at in case you win. This must be done by January 4th, 2012 to be entered.

HOW WINNER WILL BE SELECTED:

  • I will pick 15 of the funniest, difficult, awesome questions. Out of those I’ll randomly pick a question and whoever entered that 1 question will win the prize.

THE PRIZE:

  • A 2012-2013 calender of your picking(out of the 8 I have) AND you pick which page(page #) I’ll be posting, straight and unedited out of my diary, along with the questions I choose on January 5th, 2012

Q’S/COM’S/CON’S(QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS):

  • All can be answered by emailing me at eshydog2@gmail.com and leaving an email I can get back to you at.

  

            Well that’s sadly all I’ve got for you folks. See ya around next year hopefully, on January 5th, or before in my comments. Best of luck and happy new year.                                                -eshy

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