MarySmith’sPlace #Awards: I’ve Been Nominated -The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was away when I came across Mary Smith’s lovely post that she was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award for recognition of her inspirational posts and spreading sunshine through blogland. I was elated to find that Mary had nominated me to pass the same award along to me too. Thank you Mary 😊



As is protocol with these awards, here are the rules:


Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.

Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions – or cheat like I did and use the same questions 🙂

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog


Bitmoji Hmm


I’ve decided to cheat like Mary who used the same questions presented to her:


What was the driving force behind the creation of your blog?

I had no clue what I was going to blog about when I began. All I’d learned when I started writing books is that I should open a blog to start building a platform. It took me a good year or so to get a feel for things I wanted to share.


What was your vision for your future in blogging/writing when you first started this blog? How has that vision evolved?

Lol, I had no vision. I love to talk and I love to share informative things. My blog eventually wound up being an eclectic hodgepodge of personal stories, rants on injustice, writing tips for authors, book reviews and guest bloggers. (Which I will be starting up again in April.)


What age were you when you realized you loved writing?

Probably when I first learned how to hold a pencil, maybe 4?


How has your life changed as a result of the electronic age? Is it better/worse/the same?

Well thanks to the electronic age, indie authors have a chance to get our work out into the world. That said, there is just so much for us to look after, writing has become the smallest part of what’s involved to self-publish. And being a solitary job, working at home, it makes it a lot harder to get off the computer!


What was the very last website you visited today?

As of this writing, I just came back from visiting The Sisters of the Fey blog where my 7 Fey sisters and myself write collectively there.


What was the first website you visited when you woke up four days ago?

Are you kidding me?? I don’t even remember what I ate for lunch an hour ago! 🙂


If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?

Not to have been a terrible critic of myself. I was my own worst enemy. I didn’t even know how to accept a compliment if ever I did get one.


How would your life be different today if that one thing from your past were to change?

I may have pursued my earlier ambitions if I’d had any encouragement. I wanted to be either a journalist – investigative reporter or a lawyer.


If you have children, tell me…how did your parenting change from the time you had your first child until the time you had your last?

I have no biological children. But I gained a lot of knowledge through life since childhood – how NOT to raise children.


Tell me about the funniest experience you’ve had in the past month.

Oh, those could be many because I’ve recently returned from a lengthy vacation and there were so many laughs. Hmm, let me see . . . how about the night a bunch of us went out for dinner for a friend’s birthday and the evening was pretty much over before I realized the culotte jumpsuit I had on with jumbo drop pockets in the front, was on backwards! Truth!


What do you have planned for the upcoming holiday season?

Honestly, I don’t make a big to-do about holidays. And I’m glad I don’t have to cook for them these past few years. We are the visitors and we go to family get-together dinners on holidays.


As always, when I receive an award, I like to share it with all my fellow bloggers. If you’re a blogger, you are helping to spread sunshine and information into the universe, so you are all deserving of this award. Please feel free to copy the award image on this page, pat yourself on the back, and paste it on to your own blog, courtesy of me. ❤


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The Blogger’s Bash Voting for Awards for Bloggers is Now Open – I’ve Been Nominated

I’ve Been Nominated!




The annual Blogger’s Bash Awards are now open for voting. I was thrilled to discover again from Sacha Black that I was nominated for an award in 3 categories! So first, let me say thank you to all of you who even considered nominating me!


When Sacha informed me that I was nominated in 3 categories but I had to choose one only, it was a tough decision for me. Apparently, you wonderful blogging friends had nominated me for – Best Book Reviewer, Most Inspirational Blogger, and Best Pal Blogger. I thought about it carefully and I chose to go with ‘Best Pal Blogger’ because I felt most comfortable with it and consider all my readers and friends here as pals.


The categories have some tough competition in them, especially my category – Best Pal, where one of my best pals is nominated along side me in the same category, lol.


So now that I’ve explained my choice of category, I wanted to ask if you would take the time for a moment and hop over to Sacha’s blog and vote for me under the Best Pal category. I’ll thank you in advance here and I’ll keep you posted with another blogshare when the winners are announced.


You can Vote Here. And while you’re there, please don’t forget to cast a vote for some of your other favorite bloggers in the other categories.




This is it. The wait is finally over!

The FOURTH Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2018 are now OPEN FOR VOTING.

We had a HUGE number of nominations, close to 400, so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate your favourite bloggers.

Voting closes at midnight on April 30th (BST).The winners will be announced on May 19th at the Bash in London. If you can’t make it along to the event don’t worry, we will put a winners post out on the evening of the same day and we will also try to live stream from our Facebook Group. Although we have pingbacks to all the winners blogs it would be best for you to check back to see if you won. . . Continue reading and Vote here

Voting is open til end of April, so expect lots of reminders from me on upcoming posts! 🙂