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Cold Feet?

Hey everyone!

How is everyone? So I know it’s been a while but I have been working on moving lately and it’s been hectic with packing and work and my boyfriend’s grandmother is up for vacation.

I’ve been feeling kinda hesitant lately though and I’m not sure whether that’s normal or not. I’m moving in with my boyfriend and his sister and I’m getting a big case of nerves. I’ve lived with my parents for 25 years now and it’s going to be a big change from what I’m used to.

I suppose I’m also kinda worried that once we’re living together we might come across issues that we haven’t before and I’m worried if we can overcome them or not.

If you have read my blog before you know that I have anxiety and this could just be caused from nerves and from the unreasonable anxiety I get sometimes.

I guess I’m just using this blog post to vent because I’ve been having a lot of worries lately and I’m not sure where to turn to.

If anyone else has been in this kinda situation let me know and how you ended up. Maybe it will end up helping me too. Thanks again and thanks for all the support!

Also a big shoutout to the Blog Complainer for putting my poem on his blog and sharing it with his viewers!

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A Blogging Experiment

Hey everyone!

So I am currently doing a kind of experiment where I am trying to find the best way to generate traffic and views for my blog.

I am doing this a number of ways but the one I wanted to talk about today is by linking my blog to a bunch of other sites and hoping that by combining all of my different audiences on the other sites, they are all led back here to my blog!

I would like to say up front that this method of generating traffic can be quite confusing.

You need to keep track of all the sites you’re using to promote your blog on and your usernames and passwords for all of them as well.

I recommend using your bookmarks toolbar and bookmarking them all to a specific folder.

In addition to this you should have the device remember your passwords if you can so you don’t need to keep all of your passwords and information written down somewhere.

For this I am using the mainstream sites such as Facebook and Twitter but also some lesser known ones like All Poetry so that I can generate as much as a varied audience as possible.

Another important note is that while I am including the link to my blog on all of the sites, I’m not including links to each site and linking them all together.

There are two main reasons why I’m not linking them all together.

  1. It would take way too long and be difficult to go through each time I make a new site or post and add it to all the other ones I am on and vice versa.
  2. I am promoting my blog and not the other sites so it doesn’t make sense spending all the time and effort to link to all the other sites when my blog is the only one I need people to be able to link back to.

I am expecting most of my views to come from following new people on WordPress but I am hoping by going through and looking at different options I might be able to gain a more varied and bigger following on here.

I would also like to add that even if you’re using this method to try to gain traffic for your blog you should also use the other methods such as keeping your blog up to date and using your tags wisely to get your blog looked at more.

In the past I have found that reading and following blogs that interest you and relate to what you’re writing about is a very effective way to gain followers.

I would also note that while these tips can be used in any blogging, I am using them specifically for the WordPress blogging site.

To make a long story short, I am hoping that having my blog on as many places in the internet as I can, it’s more likely that it will get viewed by more people and generate a steady stream of views and followers.

Thank you all and I will let you know what happens with this experiment including the pros and cons of such!

Support and Help

Hey everyone!

I want to start out by thanking everyone for following my blog. It honestly amazes me that people would choose to read what I write and actually take an interest in what I have to say!

I am writing just to remind everyone of my Patreon Account. I don’t like to push the money factor but, if I am to do this as a career like I hope, I do need some financial support. I am currently working a full time job and working on moving so it’s quite hard to keep up with this as well.

If you can donate anything at all, I would greatly appreciate it and, even if you can’t donate, please feel free to share my blog with your readers and friends as well. I would greatly appreciate it!

In my social media post is a link to my Facebook and Twitter where my new posts are automatically shared, along with a link to my Patreon. I will share that blog post here as well.

Again, no matter if you can donate or not, I greatly appreciate all my readers and followers!

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The Forgotten Land

She sat on her windowsill, staring out at the blue and red sky. It was a marvelous sight. The blues and reds right next to each other but never touching. Just the right blue and red where it wasn’t clashing but looked like a dream.

Underneath the fantasy sky lay tall lush green grass. Laid out like a plush carpet, where you could lay for hours and dream of anything you could imagine. Everything around you would seem like you landed in a dream.

That’s how she had ended up here after all. From dreaming.

The trees were made of a sweet cinnamon tasting bark, and the leaves hung down in a twisted taffy fashion. Even the rocks tasted like a chocolate whoopie pie. The water tasted like water but the clearest, fresh, most thirst quenching water you had ever tasted.

Everything here was designed to draw you in, make you want to stay.

But it was all a lie.

She had ended up here from a dream. She had fallen asleep one night, outside in the forest, next to a hidden stream. She had been going there for days to think but this one night she was too tired to walk back home. When she awoke she was in this tower. This plain, rocky home with nowhere to go, nothing to do. The day she had awoken she decided to go outside and explore the area. At first everything had seemed like a dream. She had eaten from the trees, drank from the water, and laid down in the plush grass to watch the beautiful sky. And then she started to cough. It was misleading at first. Just a small cough, like happens to any of us. And then it got worse. Pretty soon she was gasping for air and she couldn’t catch her breath. She barely made it back to the tower and shut the door. She lay gasping on the floor for hours. Trying to get her air back and try to breath.

The air was in fact toxic and poisonous. Everything was designed to look tempting and relaxing so that you don’t leave. So that, by the time you realize it, it’s too late and you suffocate to death. The bodies were used to feed the monster in the woods. She had seen it, when peering out the window at night. She had hidden beneath the windowsill so it wouldn’t see her. As far as it knew, no one ever survived. It only came out at night to collect the bodies. She had tried to warn people, yelled and pounded on the window. But they couldn’t hear her and she was too afraid to go outside again. So night after night, ,week after week, month after month, she watched people fade away and the monster continue to eat. It could’ve been years and years for all she knew, she had been up in the prison for what felt like eternity.

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Hey guys, this is another short story for you guys. I’m sorry if they all seem like excerpts. Sometimes I come up with what I think are really cool ideas for a story but I suck at fleshing them out into full length stories, so I usually just write as much as I can come up with. Originally I wanted to keep my ideas copyrighted so that they couldn’t be stolen but I personally think I am being selfish because, realistically, I will probably never write a book and, even if I did, my mind is so full of random twisted ideas that I’m sure I could come up with a new base concept. Therefore, if you read any of my short stories and feel inspired to write a longer version or a whole novel then feel free. I only ask two things. 1-you somehow send me a copy so that I can see what the inspiration turned into and 2-you put me in the acknowledgements. Thank you and I hope you find this inspiring, Let me know what you think.

On a side side note, on a different blog I used to do with someone, I used to do a quote of the day where I shared a quote or song/movie quote that inspired me and what I took from it. It seemed to be fairly popular there and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in that here?

Thanks and please let me know!

Writing Break

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here. I want to apologize to you guys. Life has just been crazy lately and getting time to actually write on my blog has been nonexistent.

I’m still not going to be able to write consistently for a while until I get things all situated. I don’t want to go into too much detail right now but I’m moving and some other things are going on so my life is a little hectic right now.

Even if I can’t write regularly I will try to keep you guys updated on things from time to time and do some creative writing as well.

As always thanks for all the support and for following my blog!

I hope you’re all doing good as well!

Long Day (and upcoming things)

Hey everyone!

So today was a very long and tiring day so I will not be posting the second part of that story tonight but I still like to post (or try to post) every day to keep you guys posted (ha posted…see what I did there?) and let you guys know what’s going on because I really do appreciate all the support you guys give me.

So (hopefully) tomorrow night I will be posting the second part of the story and writing a few more parts to schedule to post. I am also going to try to write some other posts like my review of the Penelope movie and some other things to schedule to post while I’m on vacation.

I leave for vacation on Thursday and I will be back around Monday so things SHOULD return to normal after that. I don’t have a set work schedule so things can get a little hectic sometimes especially when (like tonight) I end up working longer than I was scheduled for.

I will also do an update on my tattoo and how it’s healing if anyone is interested in reading about that and I’m thinking about doing another poem or two.

Also if anyone has any reccomendations about where I can submit a poem that’s already posted online, please let me know!

Thank you all and, as always, have a great night!

Love, Crystal

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Late night poem

Fuck me like you mean it

Like you need me.

Because I’m drowning again.

Making love to my insecurities.

I don’t believe it

Not for a minute.

I know you love me baby.

And I feel happy in your arms

But right now I’m slow dancing with my anxiety.

There’s tears coming in waves through my body.

And I don’t even know why

I thought I was happy.

Maybe it’s the depression talking

Or is that me?

It’s hard to tell the difference when I can’t even breath.

I distracted myself for a while

And maybe I was ok.

But it’s quiet and dark now

And nothing’s alright.

Do you think one day I’ll get over this?

Do you think it’s like the flu?

I don’t think that’s how it works

But god I hope so too.

I don’t want to feel this way

I want to live without a pause

Without stopping when the demons come to call

That must be what this is

Because It’s stealing my life away

And if this is just some game then I don’t want to play.

I’m laying here again with these tears on my face

I’m supposed to feel safe but I’m so tired of this place.

Would you like to switch bodies so I can escape for a while?

My mind is broken and I just want to be a carefree child

Do you want to hold me for a bit?

I think it could help

Even if I can’t be fixed.

Would you lay next to me in bed?

Please, save me from the monsters in my head.

New Tattoo!

Hello everyone!

How is everyone? I just recently got a new tattoo on Tuesday. I will share a picture here:36978827_1754690367940127_1359701163179507712_n

I got this done by Chip Beam at Artifex in Vestal NY. Pain wise it definitely didn’t tickle but the pain was bearable and I was able to sit through it (I’m also a wuss). Chip is pretty quick at tattooing so I think this took 25mins max to do with a touchup on my other tattoo.

Price wise I paid $150 for this and the touch up. The tattoo shop is very clean and sanitized between each client (3 of us went). He was talkative and I felt very comfortable there and not like a nuisance like I had experienced in previous experiences.

Overall it was a good time and I would definitely recommend Chip if you’re in the area and looking to get a tattoo. Make sure you call and make an appointment though because we had to book our appointments pretty far in advance.

On other notes, I am going to try to make another makeup video soon and probably a couple more reviews. Maybe some poems. Let me know what you’d like to see most! Thanks for all the support!

As always, have a good night!

 

Coco

Hey everyone!

So I watched a new Disney movie the other night and I wanted to share my opinions on it.  The movie is called Coco. There’s this boy who ends up in the Land of the Dead and is trying to find De la Cruz!

So, I’m not going to give spoilers but I really liked the movie. It’s cute and the animation is adorable. It did make me cry though and some themes I thought were a little much for children. (such as murder). Overall I think it’s a great family movie and I would definitely watch it again. The colors and details are adorable and will definitely be enjoyed by kids.

If there’s a movie you would like to see me rate, let me know!

Thanks for all your support!