I’ve Been Nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award! | Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

Real Neat blog award


I’ve been nominated by Stevie Turner for the Real Neat Blog Award. My regular readers here know that I don’t nominate any one blogger in particular, but if any of you would like to add this award to your blog, I offer it to all of you to copy and paste it for yourselves from me to you.


And of course with the award come the rules,


  1. Put the award logo on your blog.

  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.

  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, and ask them 7 questions.

  5. Let them know you have nominated them.

And if I’m going to accept an award, I have to answer the questions that Stevie posed to her nominees, so here goes:


1.  If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I would love to have a secretary to handle all the admin work and look after my social media so I could write more.

2.  Do you think we have been put upon this earth for a purpose?  If so, what is it?

Yes, I fully believe we were put on earth for a reason. I have always been a watcher, and teller of what I observe. I’m sure many of my extroverted communication skills relate to my being born in the sign of Gemini – the great communicators. I can’t say why each person is put on earth but I do remember a psychic medium telling me years ago that I was born to teach my mother life lessons.

3.  Do you think life was better before the Internet and explosion of social media sites?

I’ll start by saying that life was a lot more private before the internet revolution. In many ways I’ve seen that social skills have become diminished since the advent of social media. Before I became a published author I had de-activated my Facebook account. To help build my social platform I re-opened it. I like the interaction on social media and connecting with other writers and readers, but like anything we do on the web, we always have to think twice about everything we write because it seems the whole world judges our words now.

4.  Which of your possessions can you not do without?

Oh that’s a toughie! I’m a packrat. It’s hard enough for me to donate things to charity annually because it’s hard to part with articles that have brought me joy and comfort, despite not wearing or using them for years, lol. Books! I won’t be without my books, even if many of them have been taking up real estate on my shelves, taking up valuable space, squashing the new ones I’m always adding. And shoes. Yes shoes. I love shoes, always have, always will and hate to part with any of them.

5.  What would be your dream job?

Writing books. Just writing books – no publishing, no admin work.

6.  If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

A beach house or condo in Mexico and a ranch bungalow in Sedona, Arizona.

7.  Do you believe in an afterlife, or do we just die and that’s the end of it?

I do believe there is something after this life. Of course, nobody can say for certain if there is life after but the many encounters I’ve had with spirit and lost loved ones tells me that there is something more after.

Please visit Stevie’s blog HERE and check out the answers to the questions she was given.


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