Thursday, December 23, 2010

Today I'm answering questions from YOU.

I thought that today I'll go ahead and answer some questions that I have been asked in comments and emails.  I'll be answering ten more questions in a week or two as well.  If this doesn't interest you, feel free to exit out.  I won't be offended.  At the end of today's post, I'll be asking you five questions that I'd love for you to answer.  I want to know more about you, my readers.


Hay.jpgIs your name really Emily?
Yes, it really is.  I didn't make up a name for the sake of this blog.  I have been called Emily since I was born.

How old are you?
I am eighteen.  My birthday is October 14, in case you'd like to mark your calendars. :)

Where do you get the inspiration to write about what you do?
I get my inspiration in a lot of different ways.  Sometimes a song or the weather will inspire me to write.  Seeing how much apathy dwells in the lives of young Christians inspires me to write quite often.  I try to find hope through my writing.  Hope gives me a lot of inspiration.

How long have you been a Christian?
I gave my life to the Lord when I was fourteen.  You can check out my testimony here.

Why is this blog called "EmilythePerson" or "Emily is Smiling"?
- My little blogs and things from the past have been called "EmilythePerson" since I was in early middle school.  In middle school, everyone has to have a stereotype: goth, emo, prep, skater... you know the drill.  I hated the idea of being classified into one group that controlled the way I dressed and acted, so I called myself Emily the Person, if anyone ever asked me what my label was.
- Emily is Smiling actually comes from a Facebook status.  Original, eh?  Through my past, I have suffered through depression more than once.  At one point, it was a big deal if I actually was smiling and feeling happy.  I don't ever want to go back to the dark place I was, so titling my blog Emily is Smiling is a daily reminder of the joy I feel from knowing Jesus.

Where can I contact you?
You can contact me at, but be warned: I rarely check that account, so there's a chance it could be a long time before I see your email.  The best and quickest way to contact me is through the comments.

Why do you write so much about modest trends?
I was homeschooled when I was younger, so I know the tendency people have to believe that homeschooled girls are "modest," but total nerds.  I believe that you can dress modestly, but still look cute.  That's why I write a lot of Modest Trends posts.  I like to give style options for girls like me who strive to be modest.

You review a lot of books.  What are some books/authors that you recommend?
Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker are my favorite authors.  I'd recommend anything by them.  Frank Peretti is another great writer, although he hasn't come out with anything new in a long time.  I'm currently reading the "Left Behind" series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.  I recommend those books as well.  "Deadline" by Randy Alcorn is also amazing.  Khaled Hosseini is an amazing author as well.

How do you have the time to write something new every day?
To be honest, I don't have a whole lot of time.  I'm a senior in high school with a crazy-busy schedule.  It's time to let you in on a little secret... I don't actually write all of my blogs on the day they're posted.  I write a lot of my blog entries before the actual day and schedule them.  This way a lot of stress is taken away and I don't feel as pressured to post everything on time.  Some entries I do write the day I post them, but things like the Modest Trends, poetry, and Music Artist Reviews, I schedule to post ahead of time.

How much time does it take to maintain a blog like this?
If you're considering making your own blog, let me tell you: Keeping up a daily blog takes a lot of time and dedication.  I plan what I'm going to write on little calendars that I keep on my desk.  I write lists of blog post ideas when I'm at school.  Planning is time-consuming, but fairly easy.  The writing is hard to keep up with at times, I'll admit, but I have a huge passion for writing, so I enjoy it.  I wouldn't bother keeping up a blog if I didn't love to write.


Questions for You-
1. What is your name?
2. How old are you?
3. Do you have a blog... if so, what do you write about?
4. Who is your favorite author?
5. Do you read blogs regularly (doesn't have to be mine)?


  1. 1. What is your name?
    Annabel :)
    2. How old are you?
    14, I'll be 15 in August!
    3. Do you have a blog... if so, what do you write about?
    I don't have a blog, as such, but I write online, on a website similar to livejournal, about everything in my life!
    4. Who is your favorite author?
    This is a hard question! I don't really have one, I read anything and everything!
    5. Do you read blogs regularly (doesn't have to be mine)?
    I read your blog regularly, and I also read my friend's blog, as well as some of my favourite music artists!

  2. 1. What is your name?
    Lissa Kristine Jorgenhygen (not really... but that's what my friend says my last name is haha)

    2. How old are you?
    19 years and just about 8 months... unfortunately, I don't REALLY get an 8 month Birthday this year since I was born on the 29th of June

    3. Do you have a blog... if so, what do you write about? And I write about a lot of random stuff... I'm surprisingly sane in it though.

    4. Who is your favorite author?
    I love Karen Kingsbury books!

    5. Do you read blogs regularly (doesn't have to be mine)?
    I don't read them as much as I'd like... but I keep up with the BarlowGirl blog and Show Hope... and I've started getting into this one blog by someone named Emily... ever hear of her? :-P

  3. 1) My name is Suzanna...old fashioned I know:)
    2)I will be turning 17 in July and I am currently a junior in high school.
    3)I had a blog, but something terrible happened to it, and I can no longer access it. I also used to write poems but our computer crashed. Now all I have left is my journals. It's quite sad.
    4) Favourate author? I absalutely love anything by C.S. Lewis and a rising author named Victoria.
    5) I don't read blogs everday, about three times a week. I love photography so I usual visit blogs where people post pictures.

    your post (especialy $3 of God one) are so encouraging! Thank-you!

  4. 1. My name is Katey. Or Katharine or whatever, I'm not to picky on what a person calls me. I've had my name spelt and pronounced wrong enough times for me not to care.
    2. I'll be 19 this coming August, but I'm out of high school.
    3. And I do have a blog, but I'm so horrible at updating just because I have a crazy chaotic life and I tend to write short stories and essays more often than blog posts.
    4. My favorite author . . . this is a hard one. I have to say Zora Neale Hurston, John Green, Jane Austen, and . . . William Shakespeare.
    5. I read about four blogs including yours. I think yours is the only non-food/cooking one.

    And I love your modest trends blogs. They're wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. 1. My name is Jessa (that is my full name it's not short for Jessica)
    2. I will be 15 on January 7.
    3. I do! And I write reviews and news about a Christaian radio drama.
    4. I don't have an absolute favorite but I like Catherine Marshal.
    5. I read blogs every day (Including yours).

  6. I have a mission that I’m just TestsMate now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information.