Put On Your Party Hats!

Hello friends, bookies, and fellow bloggers! This post-- this very one that you are reading right now-- is the 300th post on I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good. As I hope you know, I am so insanely appreciative for all you have done for me and my humble blog for the past three and a half years. I've made some great friends through blogging, and I love reading about other people's opinions, lives, and cultures too. Your encouragement has truly kept me going because there were some times that I definitely felt like giving up on this whole blogging thing. Thank you so much guys! You all mean the world to me and I hope you know that <3

I talked to you in a previous post about a little celebration for the special occasion, and your requests were quite overwhelming for me to do a giveaway, which I think is an awesome idea, BUT before you get your hopes up, I should let you know that I have decided not to host one at this time. I did a little research on international shipping and found that it is EXTREMELY complicated and has potential to be quite expensive. So unfortunately, a giveaway won't be happening at this moment.  Maybe another time!

What I decided to do instead was to take some questions, answer them for myself, then turn the questions on you guys and feature your answers in an upcoming blog post. It's basically a free shoutout for your blog or other web page, haha.
I'm hoping to have a lot of my lovely readers participate, so if you want to send your input, shoot me an email ( julya.emmance@gmail.com ) with your answers to all questions below. Whether you're a fellow blogger, or just a blog reader, I would LOVE to have you take part.

For Bloggers :)

Your name: July, Jules, Jay, whatever floats your boat :)

Blog title and link: I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good

Blog's focus: Well, my blog started out as a book blog featuring reviews, recommendations, etc., but quickly switched gears to feature more of my writing projects. After that, I struggled to really find set topic, and since then, it's been a hodge-podge of all things books, writing, YouTube, Disney, music, and stories/updates from my life. As you can see, I'm still searching to find one or two things that I absolutely adore writing about to focus on for my blog, but one of my goals is to keep my posts more organized.... Good luck to me on that I guess ;)

Why do you blog?: I blog for my own pleasure, as well for the pleasure of others. I like to share my opinions on books, movies, and music with you guys and one of my goals has always been to introduce at least one of you to something/someone that you had never heard about, whether it be a book, a song, a movie, or an artist, and for you to start loving it too.
I also blog about my life because it's just like keeping a record of things that I've done. I want to be able to look back on my posts in the future and be like, "Oh, I totally forgot about that time... I had so much fun with this person, doing this, or eating this."
Though I blog for many reasons, I'll share one more reason with you today. I blog because I've made friends through the blogosphere and just like in real life, I want to let them know what's going on with me, and what type of stuff I've been reading/listening to/watching lately. When I disappear from the blogosphere for prolonged periods, I often get a handful of emails asking where I've been or what I've been up to. That's really special guys, at least I think so anyway :)

For Readers :)

Your name: Same name as up above!

Where we can reach you (optional): You can reach me right here or on my twitter ( @julyaemmance )

Why do you read blogs?: I read blogs to get to know people, their culture, their likes and dislikes, and their opinions on various things such as literature, movies, music, food, places, etc.

What types do you enjoy reading? (eg. book blogs, food blogs, travel blogs, etc.):
I really love reading all blogs no matter whether the posts are full of recipes, pictures, reviews, opinions, or just stories from their lives, I'm all for it. I especially enjoy reading reviews of books that I've read or plan to read :)

What draws you to I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good?:
Err, I think it would be a bit inappropriate for me to answer this one considering that I run this blog!

That is it for today, so please send me your answers guys! It would mean so much to me to see you blow up my inbox :) I'm going to try to make the final post around July 9(ish). Make sure you send your answers in before then!
Tomorrow I'll be leaving for Colorado and won't be back for another week, but I'm going to try to upload some of my pictures this time and hope for the best. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Much love and thanks,
July Emmance


  1. Happy 300th!!! I will probably never be able to say that to anyone in reality, so thank you for the opportunity! :) If you don't get the email you sent you, I'll give you my answers in the comments.

    ~D. Skye <3

    1. Thank you! And I'm glad I could be of service in that way to you :)

      And yes, thanks for your email! I got it!

  2. I'll definitely be doing this! :D



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