The Awesome Blogger Award
I’m always grateful when a fellow blogger thinks of me when they wish to pass on a blog award that they themselves have been nominated for. I know many blogs claim to be ‘award free’ and that is understandable because it seems the longer we maintain being avid bloggers, the shorter our time gets to fit everything else in life in, and we all know the time it takes to put together a post and answer questions as part of accepting the award, as well as nominating other bloggers to share the award with. So although I always say that all my fellow bloggers are most deserving to share my awards, I still feel it appropriate to acknowledge the blogger who has nominated me and introduce them here on my blog.
I was recently nominated for The Awesome Blogger Award by Bonnie McKeegan. Bonnie and I only connected a few short months ago so I was truly humbled that she included me for nomination of this award. And in turn I’d like to reblog a little from her intro where she accepted her award and her reasoning for choosing other bloggers she wished to pass it on to.
Please read Bonnie’s post below and it will follow with my answers to the questions she has put out.
What an Awesome way to start the new year! I am filled with immense gratitude for the nomination by Heidi at bravingmentalillness! Be sure to check out her Awesome Blog where you’ll find an epic journey of healing, courage, and inspiration.
Much gratitude to all of you who visit my blog! Each sign of your presence is hugely encouraging and inspires me to continue my blogging journey.
The Awesome Blogger Award:
“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.” Created by Miss Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala
The rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
- Answer the questions your nominator gave you
- Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
- Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
- Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated
I chose the following blogs to Nominate for the Awesome Blogger Award because each represents something I’ve discovered as a new blogger: poetry, poetry with fantastic photography, short stories, art, travel, true stories of healing/recovery written by amazing people living with life’s challenges, and writers helping writers. The Awesome Bloggers I am nominating for the Awesome Blogger Award are (there are many more I love to visit but I am running out of time to finish this post!):
- Ancient Skies Always fantastic “poetry, fiction, nature, culture, compassion, love!”
- Andrea Stephenson at Harvesting Hecate poetry, musings, and photography
- Debby Gies at dgkayewriter.com/ A prolific writer and skilled memoirist encouraging new writers like me.
- Caz at Invisibly Me Living life with chronic illness is not easy. Caz demonstrates how to do it with grace and provides support to others along the way.
- Christy B at When Women Inspire Christy! What an amazingly inspirational woman and blogger she is! Check out her curated posts for an adventure in exploring many amazing blogs by Women Who Inspire.
- Anne R Allen Writing about Writing, Mostly One of the first blogs I discovered when I started exploring resources for writers. Amazing support for writers and her book, co-authored with Catherine Ryan Hyde, How to be a Writer in the E-Age – A Self-Help Guide gave me oodles of information and encouragement to “just write!”
I realize that not everyone on my nomination list will participate in this fun but I do want to call attention to their blogs for their beautiful content and their consistent support of my new blogging adventure! Take a few minutes, if you don’t already know these awesome people, and check out their spaces in the blog-o-sphere!
Here are Bonnie’s questions and my answers:
- If you could choose an animal to be for a day what would you be?
- What’s your favorite day of the year?
- How much time per day or week do you spend blogging?
- Anything you dislike about blogging?
- Where are you planning to vacation this year?
- How many books do you take on vacation?
- What is your number one advice for new bloggers?
- What was the last museum or major attraction you visited?
- What advice would you give a 13-year-old who wants a Lamborghini?
- What do you see out your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom window?
1. I’d love to be a fly on the wall, because I’m a truth seeker.
2. My birthday, because it reminds I made it through another year and I’m still on the right side of the green. Good reason to celebrate.
3. A lot! I spend 6 out of 7 evenings a week reading blogs for 3 to 4 hours, which of course doesn’t even include the time I spend writing posts and visiting comments. I love it!
4. How quickly the time passes when spending time on blogs. I wish there were more hours in a day.
5. We were planning on spending 2 glorious months in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this winter. Unfortunately, my husband took very ill, but gratefully he is on a slow recovery. When I feel he’s good enough to travel, it’s anyone’s guess where I’ll end up going.
6. I usually take around 5 or 6 paperbacks with me on vacation, something to do with the craft of writing, and my Kindle bursting full of books I can’t wait to read.
7. Always respond to comments and visit other’s blogs to build relationships and readership to grow your community. And if you enjoyed a post, hit a share button or 2 to help share a blogger’s work and get other people to visit their blogs too.
8. The last museum I visited was about a month ago with my cousin – The Royal Ontario Art Museum, known as the ROM. I was excited to go visit the Christian Dior Exhibit,
9. Learn to drive first. Learn the value of a dollar and the what it takes to upkeep a car. Also, know, the older you get the harder it will be to get in and out of that car! Of course, a youngster won’t pay any heed to that last advice but may well remember it when they’re older. 🙂
10. My bedroom window has a large patio door which opens to a nice sized balcony. It faces south with a small forest of trees. And beyond I can see the many skyscrapers in downtown Toronto.
To read Bonnie’s answers to the challenge please Continue Reading Here.
As I mentioned earlier, please everyone feel free to help yourself to this award from me because you are all deserving.