Monday, April 16, 2018

I'm Back- With Some Tags!!

*Sighs* Okay, I promise guys, my period of inactivity will be over soon! 

I've been super busy with my school play, but the performances of it are this week, so after that, I'm officially done!! I'm quite excited to be going home 3 hours earlier than I have been, XD!
That will also mean that you'll be seeing more posts from me!! YAAAAY, XDD!

Anyways, I saw that a couple new tags have been made recently by Violet and Ja, and I've been wanting to do them for a while now! So let's do those now, XD!

First up, the Official AJ Blogger Tag, made by Vi!!

1. Oh, hehe, well, that should be obvious! It's STRAIGHTDU- I MEAN... SWIRLSHINE! XDD

2. I started blogging on September 26th, 2014! (I need to remember that... I always forget to celebrate 
my bloggerversary, XD!)

3. I write for this blog, The Weekly Jammer News, of course, and I'm also the Saturday author on the Animal Jam Artists Collaborative!

4. Hehe, well, yep, this is my own AJ blog, of course! I'd like an IRL blog as well, but I usually post what goes on in my life on here anyway, XD! Plus, I'm pretty cautious about what I put out there!

5. I've been blogging for about 4 years now, I believe! Goodness, I've come a long way, XD!

6. If I'm being entirely honest, I first started blogging because younger me had seen how popular the Animal Jam Spirit Blog was, and wanted some fame of her own. Over the years, though, my way of thinking changed, and now, I continue blogging simply because I love writing and meeting new people online!

7. The story behind this blog is basically what I put in #6, and I was hired as an author on the AJAC because of my passion for art!

8. I've been playing since September 2013! 

9. My favorite thing about blogging is the community! It's an amazing group of kind writers with lots of similar interests, and I found my best friends because of it!
My least favorite part would probably be how time-consuming writing a post is, XD! It takes me quite a long time!

10. Just growing up and changing my style is honestly something memorable to me! I'm glad I'm not as cringey as I used to be, XD!
And talking with the other bloggers is super fun as well!! I love being crazy and joking around with people, XD!

11. My intro? Well, I don't really have a specific one! I use the "Swirlshine Intro" a lot, though, which is the intro style with all the "You Guys:" and "Me:"'s, XDD! 
And my outro (which I've been thinking of changing, XD), is always some form of the phrase "Remember to party hard, be kind, and jam on!" It's from my early days of blogging, but it stuck with me for some reason, XD!

12. I do not! Every blogger's blog and personality is unique, and I love that! Plus, I'm just a person who really doesn't pick favorites!

13. All of my amazing friends, and just the fact that I love writing about my life and ideas with a purpose!!

14. Anything, really! I do enjoy making stories, though! (Speaking of stories, I WILL get some more Larry The Bunny chapters out soon, guys! I haven't forgotten!)

15. I'm with Lost on this one- if the blogger likes posting it, then I like reading it!!

*Reads through all of that*
Did I even use ONE period in this WHOLE post so far?! I'm not seeing any! Goodness.
Thereee we go, XD!

Anywho, thanks for making this tag, Vi, and Lost as well, for convincing me to do this tag because of your post!
Last but not least, we have Ja's Instrument Tag! I thought this was a really cool idea, so I decided I'd give it a go!

1. I do! I play guitar, and I'm currently in the "advanced" group! Can't say I'm super amazing yet, but I really love playing songs on the guitar!

2. My favorite instruments are the guitar and piano!

3. The guitar is great for upbeat, happy sounds, and pianos are beautiful for slower songs!! Since I like many genres of music, I enjoy different instruments a bit more at different times, XD!

4. Oh goodness. No hesitation on this one. 

5. Can the kazoo even be considered an instrument?! I swear, it just hurts my ears every time I hear it.  I CANNOT. STAND. KAZOOS. XDD!

6. I'd go with piano! It seems hard to finally become an advanced piano player, but I would absolutely LOVE to know how to play such a wide variety of songs on that instrument!

7. Oh goodness... do I have to choose?! I love so many piano songs, aaaah! XDD!
I seriously can't pick just one song, but I can say that I'd absolutely love to try Be Brave by Owl City on piano! Of course, I can't do the electric guitar parts, but quite a lot of the song is piano, XD! Plus, it's just overall a breathtaking song, in my opinion!

And there you have it! My answers to two awesome tags!! 

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I'm looking forward to making more in the near future!! So, until then, remember to party hard, be kind, and jam on, and I'll see you all soonnnnn!! Byeeee! ;)


  1. Yay!! Thanks for doing the tag Swirl!! Good luck on your performances:) I know you will do AWESOME!!

    1. Sorry for the late reply! You're welcome!! :)
      And the performances all went well, so yaaay! XD

  2. you know I'd love to actually talk about the post for once but instead I bring you a gift.

    This video actually made me cry from laughter.
    I'll make a proper comment some other time but for now... Shrek.
    -kraft the meme queen

  3. sometimes i wish i could do this and then i remember
    i'm an Amino Poster now, not a Blogger :')

    welp, Swirl, great answers! furthers my perception of you as a wonderful person :) i do favor the kazoo though, don't hurt me

    i'd like to say that I'm working on a project with a couple other members of the community. it's rather big and probably won't be ready soon, but we're planning to reveal it to the Bloggers sometime in June. we really like this project, and it means a lot to us, but we're keeping it a secret for now so shhhhh

    yay fun goodbye

    "sometimes life gives you the sweet lemons."

    1. You could do it if you want to!! Rules for tags aren't very strict, XD!

      And aw, thanks! I'm glad!
      And XD, don't worry, I get that some people like it! I just don't happen to myself, XD!

      Oooooh, really? Can't wait to see it! :o

    *slaps self*

    ooh 4 years, thats bloody' inspiring!

    Swirl, its bloody inspiring that you joined blogging to become famous, and then now you only do it for the fun, thats bloody' inspiring :D
    I agree with you on 12, (actually I could've probably said Ja is my favorite... XDD) I'm terrible with favorites (favorite books, favorite color, favorite character, favorite OC song..)


    You should record a video of you playing guitar!
    Is.. is the kazoo really an instrument?? *shrugs* I always use to love playing with mine when my mom got all my siblings and me one, XDDD (it was a toy one I believe)
    IDK :D

    1. You're fineeee! I keep REPLYING late, XD!

      And YUP, I hate choosing favorites. XD

      I maaaaaay someday! Tbh, though, I sound much better with a group than I do solo, XD! I kinda make some small mistakes, so I like how they're covered up by other people in a group!
      XD, okay, I have to admit, I played with kazoos when I was younger too! I don't completely hate kazoos, I just happen to find their sound really, uh, PAINFUL TO MY EARS (XD) in actual songs and stuff! XD!

  5. Hello! Nice. I love your font choice!


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