I would love to say Thank You to the lovely Timelesswheel for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award.
What does this award represent?
It acts to support new blogs in their endeavours to network on WordPress. It can be quite tricky to build a readership when one first begins, so Thank You for this opportunity once again, Timelesswheel.
I love your blog, and absolutely encourage others to explore it’s content.
I love it’s honesty, it’s transparency, and the fact I can see so much of your heart in your writing.
I particularly love your post entitled
Very representative of one of life’s truths, and valuable advice.
Please find my answers to your fabulous questions below:
I see why you blog from your posts. The question is…what keeps you going? How or where do you find your inspiration?
The truth is, I accidentally fell into blogging. After many years of soul searching and a little psychological suffering, I developed a compulsion to document my thoughts. Whether humorous, reflective, or dark, I would write, and publish my stories in various on-line publications and social media outlets. Eventually, I tried my hand at blogging as I craved meeting others with similar thought patterns, and longed to find a more permanent method of storing my life story-like a book of stories, or memoirs.
What keeps me going?
The fulfillment I feel, when I know I’ve written a great story, the validation I receive from my readers, and the relief to know I can truly express myself freely through my words.
Where do I find my inspiration?
I’m not sure I’m ever inspired to write, it’s just I can’t NOT do it; it’s an emotional outlet for me. Positive feedback from my readers helps to keep me going though, and I guess when I think about it, I’m a sucker for the struggler, and at times feel compelled to serve as voice for them.
Your favorite hobby or leisure activity? Have you ever thought of making it your profession?
I have a few. Writing, Photography and Training for Triathlon. The risk of writing as a profession for me personally, is the pressure to produce good material on a regular basis. My best writing occurs when I’m tired, sad, or whenever the words flow-Unfortunately I’d be broke if I waited for these moments to present themselves! Photography on the other hand, is quite a new interest, therefore this could be a very real possibility in the future, if ever I give up my nursing career.
Is there something you want to still accomplish within this year? What is it?
I’d love to put pen to paper a little more. My life is absolutely crazy at the moment with two sons, their sport, full time work as a nurse and my training schedule for the half Iron Man in June, that I have little time to do what I love-Write.
What kind of blog posts do you enjoy reading? How often and how much time do you spend reading them?
I love reading honest, heart felt blog posts that move me. It’s all about the feeling the writer gives me whilst reading their words. I want to be moved, or educated in some way. I also search for talented writers and keep up-to-date with their content, in order to improve my own writing. My favourite blogger on Word Press is Chris Nicholas with his blog entitled The Renegade Press
He has the x-factor. Don’t know what it is…but he has it. I guess he has the skill and bravery to show great vulnerability which I love.
I do not spend anywhere near enough time reading blogs. I am currently endeavouring to improve this issue, as it’s important to me.
Have you overcome a fear this year? If not, is there one you’d like to curb?
The only fear I have, is losing someone close to me.
What are your thoughts on blogging anonymously?
Not a problem. If that allows people to truly express themselves with honesty, I’m all for it. There are many topics as writers and bloggers we could choose to explore but decline in fear of hurting others. I guess anonymous bloggers have an advantage there…
What would you say is your strongest point (strength)?
My persistence. I do not give up easily-possibly to my detriment at times.
If you had a choice and no barriers, which country would you choose to live in?
I live in Australia, and I would choose to live in Australia. Great weather, safety, political democracy and opportunities. Having said that, I’m sure there are many highly habitable locations around the world…I simply haven’t experienced them.
Music or movies?
Definitely both. A great movie can move me for years…as can great music.
What’s your favourite eye colour?
I love blue eyes; however I have seen some spectacular green and brown ones also. The real magic for me though, is in discovering what lies behind them.
I have bent the rules a little here. Feel free to do so if you so wish. This is by no means obligatory.
Please find my questions I have selected for you below.
Congratulations and I’m looking forward to reading your responses,
- What do you do for a living and do you enjoy it?
- Are you a deep person? Please explain
- Humorous or Tear Your Heart Out?
- What do you like the most about yourself?
- What do you like the least about yourself?
- If you could put yourself somewhere else other than where you are right now, where would it be?
- Are you a people person?
- If you could travel back in time, what age would you most love to visit?
And my nominations are:
All of these blogs I respect and love their own unique reasons. YES you may already have more than 200 followers, but hey, I’m a rebel, and I like to bend the rules.