Liebster Blog Award

It appears I have been nominated for my second award. YAY!!!! 🙂 In German, “liebuster” means dearest. The Liebster Blog Award is suppose to be given to smaller, well deserved blogs with 300 or less followers in hopes of sharing that blogger’s hard work with the rest of the world. Of course you are suppose to thank the person that nominated you as well as nominate 3 to 5 blogs yourself. Finally, you can answer some questions about yourself that your nominator either came up for you or used in their own acceptance blog. I will use my nominator’s questions http://mandyevebarnett.com/, which I thank for the recognition. Thank you Mandy! 🙂

One more lingering thought…

I’ve noticed some believe blog awards are a little bit like playing tag. Who could blame them? There’s too many floating around. Some of them are cool like the Sweetest Blog Award and some are strange like the Divorce Blog Award. It makes me wonder if I could come up with my own award and pass it around. Mine would be the Sexiest Nerd Blog Award or the Awesome Women Kicking Ass Blog Award. However, I really don’t view blogging as a game. For the last award, I took my time, looked at the different blogs and tried to pick some I thought were inspiring. I didn’t just pick my friends. Sure, if I think my friends earn this new recognition, then I’ll nominate them again, but that isn’t a must on my list. So just know if you do get nominated by me for any “award”, you really earned it, at least in this blogger’s eyes.

Okay, so here are the questions and answers.

What keeps you writing when you have writer’s block? Taking a walk, reading a book, watching a movie, sometimes when I can put my mind on something else and then come back to my writing, it helps.

Most writers have a literary counterpart—a character from their stories who reflects themselves. Tell us about yours. Her inner traits like the fact that she’s reserved in the beginning, but also she’s willing to stick up for injustices.

What are your passions? Writing would have to be number one. I also like music and drawing. Anything related to art. Teaching is a passion as well.

You’ve had a fight with your significant other and you want to fix things. I would accept any “wrongs” that I believe I did (like being rude for no reason) and then try to work on a compromise. Discovering the core problem always helps.

What’s one injustice you see in the world that you would fix in a story? Somehow we manage to keep the rich, rich, and the poor, poor. You go to schools in poor communities and they have nothing. But you go to the rich part of town and their school is filled with the latest and greatest.

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be? I would like to have the job as a writer/author, period.

What’s important to you at this point in time? Family, doing the best at my main job, and also publishing at least one book in my lifetime.

Who is your hero/heroine? I admire this woman named Sheri because she is has such a good heart and is always looks to find the good in others as well. She’s so easy to talk to and you get what you see with her. No fronts or hidden agendas. I wish I could be as positive as she is.

Do you make it a habit of telling others what you thought of their work, even if your experience wasn’t good? Truthfully, no. I’m not good at critiquing work, that’s my first problem. Then I also worry if I’m wanting to change their story based on how I want it to look or not. So when I critique someone’s work, I’ll tell them things they could fix, but I try not to bother with small stuff like the changing of a word. I don’t see that as my job. I’m not an editor after all. So I always try to critique the overall picture, but not every single mistake.

What is good will? To me, the act of doing what is right and what helps people.

Here are the 3 to 5 people I nominate:

http://thecynicalsurvivor.com/

http://blog.cplesley.com/

http://anovelsperspective.blogspot.com/

Please check these people out. I’ve looked at all of them and all three have great blogs that show a lot of work. 🙂

Inspiring Blog Award

I am such a newbie to blogging, I didn’t understand what this award meant until my good friend Sharon explain it to me. So please excuse the lateness of this post.

Thank you Patty, http://pattytmitchell.com/for nominating me. As someone just beginning on the journey of blogging, your encouragement meant a lot.

The rules say that you need to thank and link back whoever nominated you. Then you must list seven things about yourself and then try to nominate 15 other people for the award. I’m going to try to get to this as close as I can.

1.) I like to make people laugh

2.) I enjoy watching and reading anime and graphic novels

3.) I speak limited Chinese

4.) I play the violin

5.) I want to travel to Alaska and go Birding

6.) I can’t ride a bike (I know, horrible)

7.) At the age of 18, I had over $20,000 in my bank account (and yes, I blew it all)

People I nominate

http://newenglandmuse.wordpress.com/

http://jennysblogspot.com

http://nicwidhalm.com/

http://mysterioussmysteries.wordpress.com/

http://www.traceybaptiste.com/

http://alysonmiers.wordpress.com/

http://rebeccahartwriting.wordpress.com/

http://fathertrek.com/

http://starryeyesshesalive.wordpress.com/

http://shotwithmyphone.com/

http://courtneywanders.wordpress.com/

http://rumakoromiko.wordpress.com/

http://mailicharlotte.wordpress.com/

http://4lovealone.wordpress.com/

http://ayearinthespirituallife.blogspot.com/