Have Some Fun

Over at relevantblog, Mary started a blog-tag (a 10-20-30 virus so to speak) by asking: Quick: What were you doing ten, twenty, thirty years ago?

My answers:
10 years ago: One daughter was a junior in high school and the other was in 8th grade. I had been part-time freelance writing almost 2 years but was still a stay-at-home mom so I could be available to my family. I found myself having to put pretty much everything on hold while helping care for my mother-in-law who was having serious health problems. I spent a great deal of my time in hospitals that year.

20 years ago: Gosh, my girls were just 7 and 4, and I was a full-time mom and homemaker. My writing at that point consisted pretty much of only a yearly original Christmas poem that I put in all my Christmas cards. When I wasn’t busy with my girls, I was involved in activities and ministries at my church.

30 years ago: Now I’m dating myself because I was an adult even at this point — though a young enough one that I didn’t feel totally like one yet :) I had just finished college at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, with a BSED (major in English) and was a first-year junior high school teacher. I was a relatively new newlywed — less than 2 years — the before kids era.

So … here’s what Mary says for instructions …
“It’s an experiment to see how many degrees we can separate (kind of like Kevin Bacon, only it’s relevantblog). Even if you’re not tagged, don’t be crabby, just take up the baton and run with it. Here’s what I ask: Have folks post their 10-20-30s, and then link back to the Mother Ship (http://www.relevantblog.blogspot.com/) saying where you heard about this experiment and sharing where you blog. This isn’t to build my empire, it’s to find out how far we can expand the blogosphere. After all this talk about blog tours, it got me thinking. How many people can one blog potentially reach?”

Mary tagged people and told anyone to play. I think I’m going to say that if you’ve read this far you’re also tagged … let me know that you played by leaving comments, please. Let’s see how far this can go!! (This is just for fun — I’ll get back to more of my regular-type posts tomorrow!)


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Your blog looks very nice. Keep up the good work.

    Alice Benavides

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