Blogger Recognition Award

I want to thank Sadje from Keep It Alive for nominating me for this award. Let’s see about the rules…

The Rules –

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  2. Do a post to show your award.
  3. Give a summary of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
  5. Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.

Why I started my blog

I suffer from depression and anxiety and started my blog to try to let some of my emotions out onto the computer screen.  It was really a love of writing and a need for sanity that brought me here.  I dream and use my imagination, but a lot of what I write comes from experience… I think it is better writing when it is honest and built in facts.   It kind of started with little blips of writing and now is mostly a daily challenge for me to write, a discipline like an exercise for my mind and spirit.

My advice

The first bit of advice is to write what you are comfortable writing.  Some people want to show very little of themselves and it may seem forced or not flow right if it is not a familiar and comfortable subject.  While others want to share a lot.  Some people like prompts, some don’t.  Just pick what makes you HAPPY.

My second bit of advice is don’t focus on the numbers too much.  I cannot lie, it is great to get another follower, but often they are just a number and not an active part of your blog – they don’t read, visit or comment on what you write.  Some people only follow you to have you follow them back with only the hope of boosting their numbers.  Numbers don’t matter like the interactions – likes and comments especially.  Have FUN!

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Now I am supposed to nominate others… consider yourself nominated if you are reading this. I don’t like the thought of leaving someone out so I just nominate all my readers. Consider yourself notified.

Let The Sunshine In

I have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award.  A big thank you to Lucy at Luthienthegreen for the nomination.  You should really check out her blog she has a lot of good things to say.

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Here are the rules:
1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to them.
2) Answer the eleven questions asked.
3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and create a different 11 questions for them to answer.
4) List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger logo in your post somewhere.

Here are my questions and answers –

 What is your favourite animal?

A cat…love the big cats at the zoo too.

What was your dream job as a child?

I used to pretend I was a secretary or a singer.

Do you speak a language other than English?

Only pig latin LOL!

What is your favorite color?

Red or pink.

Where would you like to live in the world if not in your home country?

From everything I have heard Scotland or Ireland

Your favorite historical era?

This is a tough one… I do think I could get into the whole hippie movement of peace and love though from the 60’s.

What book or film character do you most identify with?

It is fresh in my mind from just watching it but “Mr Cellophane” from the movie Chicago.

Do you have any pets?

Right now just one kitty, Chevy.  Had a lot in the past.

Do you believe in God?

Wow… a very serious question and not enough time to properly answer it.  But in the most basic terms, yes but not religion.

What place would you like to go to that you’ve never been to?

The mountains and an ocean

What do you find most comforting when you are down? 

A friend who cares and if they are all busy I turn to music.

 

Now I am suppose to nominate 11 other people… the problem I have with that is those who may not want to do it or worse, not nominating someone who feels left out.  So on my other two awards and on this award I nominate ALL my followers.  There is no one that I follow that doesn’t deserve this award.  Please feel free to accept this nomination and answer my following eleven questions.

1. How long have you been blogging?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. Is there a favorite type of writing or challenge you like doing?

4. What genre of movie do you like?

5. Do you have a method to stop writer’s block?

6. Who would you like to see in concert?

7. Do you keep and go back to finish writing ideas once started?

8. Do you have a favorite book?

9. Do you have an English teacher you remember fondly encouraging your writing?

10. What store do you like to shop at?

11. Have you ever had your writing published in a book or magazine?

I hope you have fun with this!  Have a good day!  (((HUGS)))