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Ice Breaker – On The 13th Day Of Christmas What Gift Are You Hoping to Get

It’s that time of the week again…time for an ice breaker question!  I’m going to stay with a Christmas related question again this week.  For those of you who are new or who forgot, ice breaker questions are used to help people get to know each other – to “break the ice” so to speak.  I love hearing what other people have to say and how they think.  So for today, I’m excited to throw out another simple ice breaker question.  I’ll answer it first, then it’s your turn.  Answer the question by leaving a comment for us all to enjoy.  Thanks!

Question:  On the 13th day of Christmas what gift are you hoping to get from your true love?  Or what gift can I, The Stretched Blogger, give you?

My Answer:  Here you go….

I know it’s much better to give than to receive.  In fact, I much prefer the giving part to the receiving part, but I had to ask the question anyway.  I’m not sure how anyone could need or want anything after getting a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds,….  But maybe all these things left you wanting just a little more.

From a blogging perspective, I’m thinking that this would be a great year to get my own domain name and to start self hosting.  But I think I will probably take care of that myself.  What I’d really like to get this year are some other things that might take my blogging to another level.  Here’s a list of possibilities:  a new Standard Theme blog layout, a new laptop (maybe even an Apple), guest bloggers, opportunities to guest post, ideas and inspirations, a few advertisers, new readers, and lots of comments to extend the Stretched Community.

Besides this, I really have everything I could ever want or need.  I have an awesome family.  And I have some incredible friends – including the Stretched Community.  What more could I ask for?

So there you have it, my answer to the question.  Now it’s your turn….I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say!

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December 16, 2011 - Posted by | 12 days of Christmas, blogging, Christmas, Christmas season, gifts, questions, stretch, thoughts | , , ,

18 Comments »

  1. Actual gifts? A couple of books and Dad’s.

    I would like to have my own domain too. I’m just now figuring some of these blogging things out. I’m just kind of interested in taking this blogging thing to the next level.

    Comment by LarryTheDeuce | December 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Yes, I’ve been thinking of a few books. I could probably come up with a list of 13 books for the 13th day of Christmas. Thanks for stopping by, Larry!

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 16, 2011 | Reply

      • That’s a great idea!

        Comment by Brandon | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. This year I have been extremely blessed. Our twins were born, I celebrated 10 years of marriage, I moved my blog to wordpress, I met a lot of really cool people. For Christmas I hope to get a few of the DVD’s on my list.

    Comment by robshep | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. i you are interested getting a domain name and need somewhere to host it let me know. I have some server space. I do web design on the side and would give you a deal for the hosting. Just let me know.

    I would like a few books as well. Blog wise I would like the comments to pick up to the point they were at before i took my blogging break this summer…

    If you want to guest post over at my place by all means let me know. I am always open for guests to post something!

    Comment by Adam | December 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Wow, great all around comment! I touch base with you off line about several of these comments. Thanks, Adam!

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Do you have some samples of sites you’ve designed that I could check out?

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. Awesome! Are you going the self-hosted route in January?

    Comment by Brandon | December 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Possibly – if I can get my act together.

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. Oh, and I would love to beat my blogging pageviews record. I have gotten to 4,000 per month before, but I am at 1,500 for this month right now…IDK if it is gonna happen! haha

    Comment by Brandon | December 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Wow! That’s an impressive record. I think my current record is around 1,550 pageviews in a month. This month is trending towards the record, but I’m also anticipating a slow-down once the holidays hit. We’ll see!

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  6. On the 13th day my true love gave to me….not to get upset if in the next coming nights of recording begin in a couple of weeks! lol…

    Comment by Arny Sanchez | December 16, 2011 | Reply

  7. Time off! I want to read, drink coffee and play Nerf dart guns with my boy at church on Saturdays (part of the upside of being a pastor!).

    Comment by Pastor Matt | December 17, 2011 | Reply

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  9. Let’s see…..less to do. More time to read and relax. Would love to have you guest post over at The Point….something related to Legacy. Just let me know if you are interested.

    Comment by Leah Adams | December 19, 2011 | Reply

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