Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bloom! Staff Behind the Scenes :: A Link-Up

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Hello, Bloom! friends!  This is Hannah M, a staff 1 photographer.  Recently, Kyann and I have been working to create a fun "getting to know you" event for the Bloom! Staff...and today we're excitedly presenting "Bloom! Staff Behind the Scenes".  (I feel like I should write something like "eep!" here, but I'm not quite sure how that would look.  So we'll leave it at that.)

Here's some background...for a long time now, I've had it in the back of my mind that I really wanted to get to know my fellow Bloom! Staff members better, and that a fun way to do it would be to have some sort of blog-hop, with a questionnaire for the staff to fill out on their blogs.  As it turned out, Kyann had had a similar idea...and towards the beginning of the year we started planning a fun staff link-up.

Before words such as "blog-hop" and "questionnaire" begin to repel you, please realize that this really isn't one of those annoying tags/blog party things that I know many bloggers (me included) tend to avoid.  Instead, this is a way to get to know your fellow staff members muchmuchmuch better - and, isn't that exciting?  Well, it is for me, at least...though I'm pretty easily amused. ;-)

moving along, here are the rules and how we're working it:

-All Staff Members are encouraged, though not required, to participate. This is a "staff only" event though...hopefully, we'll provide something fun for our Bloom! fans in the future!

-Post the questions and your answers on your blog and link up to the linky at the bottom of this post. If you don't have a blog of your own, you're welcome to use the staff blog....but please use your own blog otherwise.

-Somewhere in your post, include the following sentences (or write a similar paragraph in your own words):
Bloom! Magazine is an online, Christian magazine for tween and teen girls. It is geared towards 11-20 year old young ladies. It features inspiring articles, recipes, an advice column with questions from our subscribers, amazing interviews, and much, much more in each issue! If you are interested in subscribing to Bloom! Magazine, visit today! You won't regret it!
This will really help to spread the word about the magazine, so thank you.

-Somewhere in your post, please include the link-up button...which should be available to you shortly.  (If you post it before the button is out, you can add it later once we have it ready.)  We'll put it towards the top of this post once we have it, alrighty?

-Somewhere in your post, share a picture of yourself. If you'd like to include several pictures to go along with your answers, go right ahead!

-Please visit and comment on at least FIVE other links, if not more. You're more than welcome to pursue and follow any of these blogs if inclined.

-You have 3 weeks - until March 19 - to join. This provides y'all plenty of time to think through your answers and find time to link up.

and, here are the questions to answer:

1. Your blogging name, age/birthday (if you're allowed to reveal it on blogger), location (as detailed as allowed) and Bloom! staff position: (also - this is a great place to share your picture!)

2.  How many siblings do you have and what are their names/ages?

3. How are you educated (homeschool, private school, public school, etc)?

4. What denomination of Christian are you? What are your personal Christian beliefs, in a nutshell? (Realize that I'm definitely NOT trying to start any debates about Christianity here, so be charitable while answering this question or commenting on others' answers.)

5.What are some of your hobbies - such as sports, musical instruments, artistic talents, etc.

6. Describe your personality in a few sentences:

7. Do you consider yourself more of a girly-girl or a tomboy? Or somewhere in between?

8. Picture yourself ten years from now. What will you be doing, where will you be living, etc?

9. What is some of your favorite books? Favorite movies? Favorite foods?

10. What got you interested in becoming a part of Bloom?

11. What's one way - or more - that you've been blessed, inspired, and/or challenged through becoming a part of Bloom?

12. What is your favorite thing about Bloom! as well as one thing you would like to see improved behind-the-scenes?

13. What brings you inspiration?

14. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Who would you take with you and how long would you stay?

15. What's your favorite dessert/treat?

16. Coffee, tea, or soda?

17. What's your favorite color combination? Or combinations? ;-)

18. What's your favorite time of year? What about least favorite?

19. Would you rather have one very close best friend or a group of close friends?

20. Who is a role model for you in your life today (could be your mom, grandma, family friend, celebrity, etc.)?

21. Share a favorite quote or Bible verse. Why is it your favorite?

22. What is one thing that you've been trying to accomplish in 2011?

23. What is one way (or more!) that you are trying to strengthen your relationship with Jesus right now?

you can link on up below! If you'd like to see a "demonstration" post, know that I will have mine up shortly.

Have a blessed day, friends!  We're so looking forward to seeing your links and getting to know you better!

Hannah (& Kyann, too...she's been such a big help for this!)


Jo Bekah Photography said...

I wouldn't mind doing this in like an email, but I don't really want to post all of this personal information up on a blog...

KyAnn said...

That is absolutely fine!! I completely understand and respect that decision (I feel this way, too!)!

Once you get the blog hop questionnaire filled out, send it to me via email and I will forward it to the rest of the staff! :) Sound good?