The Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Rules: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
  • Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
  • Share the reason why you started your blog.
  • Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
  • Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers.
  • Tell your nominees about your award post so they can participate!

Thank you so much to Olivia for nominating me! (Psst, click that link – it leads somewhere nice)

Why I started this blog:

Well… a long time ago in a galax- ah I mean back when I was thirteen a friend of mine started writing a blog for Fantage, so within a few days I created one too because I really wanted to write as well. I actually remember looking up motivational quotes before I asked my mom if it was okay. 😂

Unfortunately I deleted that blog after a hiatus when Fantage ended, so really, this blog is a continuation of that one. Perhaps because I really love to write, and I love the communities that seem unique to the WP platform.

Advice for new bloggers:

  1. The photo library is soooooo important! If you delete photos you uploaded from there they’ll no longer show up on your blog. If you must delete some to free up storage, be super cautious! It’s generally safe to delete old backgrounds, accidental uploads, and of course content from deleted posts. But be careful!
  2. Don’t worry so much about those massive blogs + boosting, keywords, SEOs, and etc. There’s nothing wrong with putting effort into a growing blog – and a growing blog is good – but if you’re like me it can get addictive, and I promise it’s no fun rewriting everything to include one more spaced out keyword. Remember what you like and why you started blogging, and let that dictate your content.

I’d like to nominate:

Bea from The Beahive

Maggie from Maggie’s Doodles

11th of Summer

Evin from A Curly Sue’s Ramblings

Miriam from Inside Miriam’s Mind

I always feel a little bit invasive letting people know I tagged them… maybe that ruins the point, but yeah, I hope you guys see this and have a lovely Sunday everyone. 🥳

Me tomorrow, most likely

~Ayanna~

One Witness

I have always been following missing persons cases. From the Walmart Wall, magazine covers and newspaper’s edge, I would try to ingrain the appearance of those missing children into my head. In all of my childhood innocence I assumed I might stumble into these kids in the store, and it would be my job to bring them back to their parents.

Of course, it’s not usually that simple. Most kidnappings are done by non-custodial parents, most missing kids are runaways who eventually end up home safely, and most of the time the “call if you have any information” is a plea for a select few with relevant information. It’s almost never a plea for ten year olds to call the police on their parents phone for recognizing a photo.

Yet on rare occasions, sometimes that is exactly what it is. I’ve been familiar with the case of a particular missing child named Beverly Potts for a long time. She disappeared in August of 1951 after attending what was like a community talent show in Cleveland Ohio. Over a thousand people were there that night, and yet no one knew what happened to her. The police waited for anyone, anywhere, to turn in information and sightings. They still do.

All it would take to find her or begin to bring closure is for one person to come forward. For one person to tell the truth, to disclose what they saw, however significant they may think it was. After all of this time, it is all we have got.

If she were alive today, she would be 80 years old. I do not hold out much hope for this outcome. In my mind, she’s still a ten year old child, one who is deeply loved and dearly missed. And the one thing I haven’t given up hope for is that someone alive or their posterity still knows something. And so we wait, and wait, and wait. Checking periodically for new clues or updates. The why is simple. Because she’s a missing child, and missing children are never forgotten. Not even 70 years later, not ever. Not by me. And so we wait, for just one witness.

~Ayanna~

Summer Word Searches

I made these if anyone would like to play. Summer is officially starting in 9 days, aka June 20th, although with this blistering heat outside I’m fairly certain its already here. Anywho, if you do play, let me know your finishing time. :)

Summer In General: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/2504975/summer-word-search-1/

Summer Food: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/2505013/summer-foods/

Summer Activities: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/2505065/summer-activities/

~My first flower crown, from April or so. I forgot to add this one to summer activities.~

~Aya Out~

The fate of a semi-abandoned blog

What becomes of a blog that an 18 year old creates during an existential crisis, forgets about during a dreary semester, and then rediscovers the spring of the following year?

Awkward posts like this, of course! My posts going forward will probably have a lighter note to them, but I’m not totally sure what I’ll be writing about. Either way, I don’t wanna abandon this place, certainly not yet, perhaps not ever.

So which of you is gonna help me write this 70 years from now when my vision is gone? *intense stare at reader*

Anyway uh, I don’t know quite what to say but like hi, I missed ya’ll and uh, sorry about the Christmas graphics in May? Yeah, exactly that.

Hi, I missed ya’ll, and super duper sorry about Christmas graphics in May! I’ll be back more regularly now. ✌️

Bite the bread, don’t bite me!

Green is me, welp! 😂 Apparently they sell sliced bread in stores? That’s the greatest thing since… well uh… since the wheel or something.

This is the downside of anonymous question-asking apps. Although it’s convenient to ask many people at once, there will inevitably be someone in a sour mood. You will get bitten eventually.

I did get some actual answers though, so if you’re also making cucumber sandwiches: use a serrated knife, and if for whatever reason you don’t have one, find a sharp regular knife and chop down rather than saw with it.

Because it was about food and social etiquette, it reminded me of a children’s book called “People don’t bite People”. To quote: “A dog may bite. A horse may bite. They’re animals, you see. But we can choose to use our words. We’re people, you and me.” :)

Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday! ✨✌️

~Ayanna~

Asking Strangers Questions (pt1)

One of my hobbies when I’m restless late at night is to go on Omegle and ask or answer questions. I am asking the questions in all of these, so I am only a spectator. ***A word of caution, Omegle isn’t suitable for children and it took a lot of attempts to get answers without racist and inappropriate content. So be cautious if you decide to ask questions of your own***

Here’s some of my recent favorites:

Want some “why are you doing this with your time” for dinner? Comes with pepperoni and spinach!
*wholesomes in the distace*
What kind of pet resembles a pea? 🤔

And last but not least:

~Ayanna~

Lil Bunny Quintet

While school has been overwhelming, I finally did find some time to relax. So I made peep bunnies!

It turns out that I am very messy with glue, aha. So basically I cut them slowly while looking at a picture of a peep online. I used origami paper and stacked them, so they’re all cut perfectly identical. Each one is about the size of my hand. The glue is clear, so maybe a glue stick or less of it would have helped reduce the visibility. If it dries well I might hang it up on the wall.

How is everyone? Is school treating you well?

~Ayanna~