Blogger awards

Liebster Award

I was nominated for one other award this summer – the Liebster Award.  It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve nominated a few of my favorite blogs for this award. This works similar to the other awards.

You answer the questions from the person who nominated you. Thanks to Marge Tesch for nominating me! After answering the questions, you nominate up to 11 other people, then ask them 11 questions.

Questions from Marge:

1.How long have you been blogging, and what motivated you to start your blog? I’ve been actively blogging about a year and a half. I started my blog as a way to communicate with my readers and share all the info about my upcoming books.
2. In a single sentence, what is your blog about? On my blog, I share good books as well as bits of my life with my readers.
3. How did you decide on the name for your blog? It’s my author blog, so by default it got my name 🙂
4. Where do you get the ideas for your blog posts and how often do you post? I get inspiration from lots of things: books, movies, things that happen to me. I try to post once a week.  (I’m better at this some times, and not so good at it at other times.)
5. Do you ever get “writer’s block,” and, if so, how do you deal with it? Not a lot, but when I do have trouble thinking of something to write about, I take a step back from the computer. I go and do something else for awhile. When I come back, I am usually able to come up with something.
6. What’s your favorite post that you’ve written? Could you provide a link to that post? This is a hard question, but after skimming through my blog post, I decided on Interview with Jessica Day George. This was the first author interview I did.  It was pretty exciting and a lot of fun to do!
7. What is the best advice you can give your fellow bloggers about how to get new subscribers? Interact with other bloggers. Comment and share.
8. Do you belong to any writers’ or bloggers’ associations and, if so, which ones? I am in several facebook writer groups – Platform Challenged, Word Nerds Unite, The Motivated Writer, and Institute of Children’s Literature
9. Where will we find you on social media? FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest
10. Other than blogging, what is your favorite activity? Spending time with family. I also like reading a lot 🙂
11. What one thing would you like to be remembered for? Writing books that people love and remember forever. I want my books to inspire people.

These blogs all have great content. You’ll want to check them all out if you haven’t seen them before.  A lot of them have some cool Instagram accounts too!

And My Nominees:

Brianna Mae Morgan

Heir of Glitter

DM Simpson

Connie Cockrell

Juanita Millhouse

Trena’s Adventures

The Hunt For Paperbacks

Timea Stan

Gabrielle

The Reality Bug

Long for Writing

Questions for nominees:

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. What is your favorite book and why?
  4. What are some of your hobbies (besides writing)?
  5. What is the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
  6. What is the first thing (that you haven’t yet done) on your bucket list?
  7. If you could choose to spend a day anywhere in the world, where would you spend it?
  8. Are you a cat person, a dog person, or both?
  9. What do you do to get rid of writer’s block?
  10. Which of your blog posts is the best one/favorite one you’ve ever written? (Feel free to share a link to the post.)
  11. What do you most want readers to take away from reading your blog?

And to the nominees, no pressure. I understand as writers and readers we have busy lives. I look forward to reading the answers to the questions when you have a chance to post them!

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Blogger awards

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was recently nominated (in June) for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which is similar to the Versatile Blogger Award.  You answer the 11 questions sent to you by the nominator, then nominate up to 11 other bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.

It has taken me a little while to get to this, but I really appreciated the nomination by Elizabeth Eisenhaur (True Story. Really.) I had a lot of fun answering the questions, and making up some of my own.  Hope you enjoy!

Questions from nominator:

1. Do you have a motto, or a quote that you try to live by?  I try to live by this: Love others and treat them how you want to be treated.

2. How is being an adult different from what you expected?  As a child, I always thought once I grew up I would always know what to do in any situation.  Then I grew up and realized it wasn’t that easy. 🙂
3. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?  I’ve always wanted to be able to read people’s minds.  It so interesting to try and figure out what motivates people to do the things they do.  If I could read their minds, I would just know.
4. Is there anything you are bad at – really bad at – that you enjoy doing anyway? Dancing! I love to dance, but I really don’t have much rhythm.
5. Plotter, pantser, or something in between? Definitely a panster. Sometimes after I have a first draft I go back and outline for some clarity, but I never outline beforehand.
6. What do you remember most vividly about your childhood? Summer days at my grandparents farm.  I love it there!
7. What is the most unusual thing about your blog? I’m not sure this necessarily unusual, but almost all the photos I use on the blog are mine.  I love photography, and enjoy taking photos to us for my blog posts.
8. What one thing would you grab (aside from people and pets) if there was a fire?  Probably my computer. I wouldn’t want to lose all the things I have saved on it.
9. When did you know you were an adult? When I had no one to tell me where to go and when to go there, and I realized I could do whatever I wanted.
10.Where was your last vacation? Williamsburg, VA.
11. Did you notice that these questions are in alphabetical order? No.

Blogs I’m nominating: These are all great blogs, some are writers, some are book bloggers, and some have a little bit of everything.  Hope you enjoy them like I have!

Journal of a Book Nerd

Jennifer F. Santucci

My Bookish Life

Of Pics And Pens

L.C. Rooney

Laurie J. Edwards

Calamity Queen

Will Hogarth

Questions for nominees:

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. What is your favorite book and why?
  4. What are some of your hobbies (besides writing)?
  5. What is the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
  6. What is the first thing (that you haven’t yet done) on your bucket list?
  7. If you could choose to spend a day anywhere in the world, where would you spend it?
  8. Are you a cat person, a dog person, or both?
  9. What do you do to get rid of writer’s block?
  10. Which of your blog posts is the best one/favorite one you’ve ever written? (Feel free to share a link to the post.)
  11. What do you most want readers to take away from reading your blog?

 

And to the nominees, I understand if you have time constraints that won’t allow you to answer the questions.  I look forward to reading the answers of those who do have the time!