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End of Year Questions 2017 Edition

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End of Year Questions 2017 Edition
Swap Coordinator:thebragal (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Newbie  Email 
Number of people in swap:56
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Rating requirement:4.94 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:December 20, 2017
Date items must be sent by:January 5, 2018
Number of swap partners:4

Please answer the following questions. You may skip any ONE question. EMAIL your partner the answers. Complete answers are required. Do not leave one or two word answers (a couple like that are ok but most should be complete sentences or maybe even a couple sentences or more).

'Last year' refers to 2017 and 'next year' refers to 2018.

End of Year Questions

What did you do last year that you had not done before?

Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions/goals for the year and will you make/set more for next year?
 What are they? What are your new ones?

Did anyone you know give birth? Or become pregnant?
 Or adopt?

Did anyone you know die? Or have a serious illness/injury?

What places have you visited?

Any new pets? Lost a pet?

What would you like to have next year that you lacked this year (doesn't have to be a physical thing i.e. love, job security, peace of mind...)?

What date from last year will remain etched in your memory and why?

What was your biggest achievement last year?

Did you get sick or injured?

What was the best thing you bought?

Where did most of your disposable income go (money leftover after you pay for food, medical care, basic clothing, transportation and shelter)?

What song will always remind you of last year?
 Doesn't have to be a song released last year.

What do you wish you would have done more of?

What do you wish you would have done less of?

What was your favorite new TV program? Movie? Album/Songs? Or if you didn't pick up any new ones, what are you still watching/listening to? Any recommendations?

What was the best book you read this year?
 How many did you read?

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? Did you feel differently?

What political or social issue stirred you the most?

Who was the most interesting new person you met?

What changed at your job?

What changed in your home?

Describe how a relationship changed.

Do you think you are still the same person that you were at the beginning of the year?
 How so?

Summarize the year in three words or less. Bonus points for doing it in one word. Explain.

How have people around you changed?

What have you learned throughout the year? (Other than crafts)

What was your favourite outfit for warm weather? Cooler weather?

Did you learn any new crafts or techniques? What was your favourite thing you made?

What changed about your physical appearance? (Hair? Wrinkles? New makeup style? Etc)

What are your hopes and dreams for the new year?
 (Some suggestions-family, travel, work, lifestyle, hobbies, pets, appearance)


I know it's a busy time of year so I made it due after the holidays. Maybe you can work on it while waiting in lines! And if anything changes you can fix it after the holidays. :)

I will be more lenient than usual about allowing newbies and those with bad ratings because I will angel. Newbies must have well-filled out profiles with a minimum of 4 decent sections or paragraphs.

Because of the long sign up time, please make sure you have logged in a maximum of 7 days before the sign up deadline. I may make exceptions for seasoned swappers with a 5.00 rating.

I will angel after you contact your partner (or try to) at least twice, receive no or a negative answer and rate a 1. If you were already my partner, I'll pass along someone else's answers.

Full disclosure. I found the first 20 of these online with no credited source. I modified some and authored the last 10 myself. I'd give credit and/or ask for permission if I knew who to ask!


Helena8664 11/19/2017 #

@thebragal Have you considered assigning more partners for this swap? Most e-swaps have 3-5 partners, and you just BCC their names for privacy. It's easy enough to add more, provides more positive ratings (to help build them up), plus it's SUPER FUN to see more than just one person's answer...I love to see what different people have to say. Does anyone else agree?

mysnailmailadventure 11/29/2017 #

I have to agree with @Helena8664 🙂 it sounds like a great idea! It would be really nice to read what other people have answered for these questions.

thebragal 11/30/2017 #

Thank you for your notes. Yes, that was a mistake. Adding more partners now.

Hsing 12/ 4/2017 #

Hello, by stating 'last year' we are referring to 2017. Is that right? (As in the question"What song will always remind you of last year.")

Hsing 12/ 4/2017 #

ahhh I saw that in the description, I am sorry to repeat the question. (Last year =2017, this year =2018)

thebragal 12/ 4/2017 #

Yes, by doing 'last year' and 'next year' then swap is easier to copy and paste from year to year. All I have to change is the top part!

thebragal 12/ 4/2017 #

Wahoo! Top 5! Thank you everyone!!

ancientgreed 12/22/2017 #

Hello, I'm new to swapbot and I have a question. This is my first swap I've signed up to. It says number of swap partners are 4, but I want to know how do I find out who my swap partners are? I can't seem to figure it out. Thank you.

Scarlitt 12/22/2017 #

ancientgreed the partners haven't been assigned yet, not sure why not as the signup date has past. on the upper right where it says swap member options the view partner option will be there once host hits assign partners button. Maybe check after Christmas as some people are traveling, busy with the holidays. Welcome to swapbot - I'm pretty new too. I would just check back every few days

ancientgreed 12/23/2017 #

Oh okay, thank you Scarlitt!

lob 01/ 5/2018 #

I am running late in sending because of internet issues. Sorry will email this tomorrow when I go to the library.

bluecrayons 01/ 7/2018 #

Sorry I’m late marking sent. My internet is out and my iPad can’t log into swap-bot. Been real sick and couldn’t go to the library till now.

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