I was super excited to be tagged by Cassie from Let’s Grow Mom, and so I’m here today to share more about ME.
Can you tell I’m a Leo?
I love the idea of sharing more about myself, and just letting it all out because sometimes on social media, you have censor yourself a little, in case you come across in a way that isn’t you. Also, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this blog to go, what I want it be and how to get there. I have no answers yet, but reflection is important and this is a really neat way to continue to reflect.
The creator of this awesome tag is Izzy Matias.
- Use the Be Unapologetically You banner in your post. It can be your featured image or not. It’s totally up to you.
- Include the link to this blogging tag in your post.
- Answer the 7 questions in this tag.
- Nominate between 5-10 bloggers, link their blogs, and tag them on social media to notify them.
- Most of all, have fun!
So should we get started? I’m getting started!!
Q & A Time
What topics do you love geeking out about that you would say are topics that give you bliss?
Crochet! Books! If you don’t know yet, I re-started my crochet blog, Pretty In Crochet recently. I consider it my second blog, but truly it was alive before Tidbits of Care, and I’m so excited to be blogging about crochet again and to be creating with yarn and learning about the craft and doing all sorts of fun things with crochet. I mean, I could talk about it all day with someone who is as geeky as me about it and I don’t know anyone like that in real life. Which kinda sucks. I really love crocheting, it’s so much fun and yet it’s peaceful and truly does give me bliss. I used to share crochet content a little here, but now it’s all over on my crochet blog, so if like that content, you know where to go.
The other thing that brings me infinite joy is books. I’m an avid reader and I read all sorts of genres and styles. And I love love love reading. Sometimes, nothing else will do. I have a lot of bookish topics I want to share on this blog but because I’ve been reflecting, I’ve not been pushing myself to put out much in the way of content here lately. But I think more bookish content is going to be in the future of this blog. These two things, crocheting and reading bring me so much joy and I have to share that online because no one in real life gets how I excited I am about them.
Do you blog about them? Why or why not? If not, would you like to blog about them one time?
So I guess I answered this above. Yes, I do blog about them. I love to talk about books on my blog, including book reviews and I love sharing all my crochet knowledge and love as well. To give a very clear timeline, back in 2011 I started a book blog on Blogger. I blogged there for years; it was a hobby blog, I had no idea bout SEO or Pinterest or whatever. I just shared book reviews, and some indie authors gave me ARCs and so I even worked with authors. Then, in 2017, I started my crochet blog, and that evolved a bit, but again, wasn’t really sure what I was doing. And finally, in 2020 Tidbits of Care was born and more recently, I’ve returning to blogging at Pretty In Crochet.
Would you say that you are living life by being unapologetically you? Why or why not? If not, what would your life look like if you were unafraid to share more about the things that make you happy?
I think I am living my life unapologetically me. I mean, sometimes I am unsure if I could ask questions online when it comes to some topics but I don’t think asking those questions would make me happier or share who I am really am so I really do believe I live unapologetically me. At 41, I’ve learned a lot about myself, and I’ve learned how being anyone but myself just makes me miserable–as it would make anyone miserable.
Permission to geek out & be unapologetically you: share with us one thing you fangirl or fanboy over and how you became a fan of it. It can be anything. Your love for soy candles, your favorite food, a boy band or an underrated film.
Star Trek. The older stuff, like the original 60s show and of course, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. This new stuff they do isn’t even Star Trek. It’s just using the franchise and I’m mad about it. But that old stuff…I mean, I’ve seen every single episode hundreds of times. I can answer trivia questions that blow the mind of even other Trekkies, such as my brother. I’m super geeky about this stuff. I became a fan because my older brother was a fan, but I think I’m the bigger fan.
What do you love the most about being a fan?
Well, with the right group of people, being a fan makes me cool. With others, it’s just a fact about me that’s glossed over. But if you do run into that group of people, you have an instant connection and can learn about another person based on their interest in Star Trek. Oddly enough.
Share a fun or unforgettable fan experience.
Oh goodness, well, I did go to a fan convention once. I lined up with others to get William Shanter’s autograph, and they had that set up so that you passed your photo of Captain Kirk to be signed to some dude standing there, then he passed it on to Shanter, and someone else passed it back to you. My brother was first, he got the autograph and thanked Mr. Shanter, which I hadn’t noticed anyone else doing. I thought, yeah, we should be saying thank you. William Shanter even looked up from his mad signing and said “you’re welcome” to my brother. However, I never got to thank him because the person handing stuff back after it was autographed was handing me something that wasn’t mine and the chance was over so, and I am still annoyed by that. I mean, I had a chance to look William Shanter in the eye! Still, pretty unforgettable that I was standing a foot away from him.
So now it the time! I’m going to nominate some lovely bloggers, and you don’t have to participate of course, but if you do that is really cool too.
Heidy from Heidy’s Blog
Jenny from Jenny in Neverland
Stephanie from The Espresso Edition
Amber from The Winter of My Discontent
Angie from Angie Soul
Whew! This really was crazy fun, I mean that William Shanter story isn’t something I ever would have shared without this tag, and I had fun with this post.
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This is great! I wouldn’t say I’m a trekkie, but I do enjoy “The next generation” and “Deep Space 9.” I just can’t get into ‘Voyager’ or the OG. I feel like crocheting and reading are nice, cozy activities. I know some parents that either knit or crochet and bring it with them to the kid activites so they have something to do. The portability of crocheting is nice. Aside from counting your “stiches/ loops?” you can still be social and talk to people.
Thank you so much for joining the tag. I’m annoyed for you about Shatner.
The tag was super fun!
I love reading too and also share book reviews on my blog. recently i have been thinking about crocheting so I shall check out your blog for more insight into that. great tag and answers.
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Oh, I hope you like Pretty In Crochet! And crochet of course 🙂
This was a brilliant way to get to know the person behind the blog – You! I’ll def check out your other blog, although i haven’t crocheted in a gazillion years!
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Oh, it’s time to get back into crocheting then!
This is such a fun tag, and your crochet blog sounds amazing! I’ll check it out later x
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this was truly an interesting posT! i’ve love reading as well, and i could talk about books all day. I’ve seen a lot of Crocheting on social media, and i really want to get into it. I’ll check out your blog for sure, thanks for sharing!
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So glad you liked the post!
I love this tag post. The crochet blog sounds fab and my dad used to make me watch star trek, haha!
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Lol it’s a great show!