Happy December everyone! What a great way to start the month, I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine award by Quanie Miller over at QuanieTalking. The Sunshine Blog Award is passed on by bloggers to other bloggers who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
There are a few rules that every blogger nominated for this award have to follow:
- Acknowledge the nominating blogger with a link and post about your award.
- Share 10 random facts by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
- Pass on the Sunshine Blog Award to other bloggers (up to 10) of your choice and let them know you nominated them.
- Post 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer on their blog.
So, I’ll answer Quanie’s questions:
1.When did you start your blog and why?
I started blogging as a challenge from my husband to get back into writing. I studied journalism in college and grad school but hadn’t written more than a grocery list before starting the blog.
2. Was there ever a time you thought about giving your blog up? Why or why not?
Yes, early last year. I wasn’t posting as much as I would have liked and I know that part of being a successful blogger is to post often. I decided to stick with it – I’ll say what I have to say when I can say it.
3. If you could give any word of advice to writers/bloggers, what would it be?
Be nice to the voices in your head.
4. What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?
I prefer the broccoli stumps to the florets – weird, I know (sounds like a bad Seinfeld episode).
5. If you lived your life without fear what’s the one thing you would do?
That’s something that I aspire to daily. Every time I press ‘Publish’ on a post that I’ve written or ‘Save’ to a few more pages I created, that’s me looking fear square in the eyes and saying, “Ha! Take that.”
6 What advice would you give to a younger you?
Stop trying to fit in, you were made to stand out.
7. Let’s say your life is a movie and you had to write the log line. What would it be?
Plucky southern girl finds her way and her voice in the unlikeliest of places.
8. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Stare at the ceiling and go over my lists.
9. What’s your favorite inspirational quote?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
10. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would want to see Ella Fitzgerald in concert. I have some of her early recordings, but I know they could never do justice to hearing the real thing.
So I’m passing this award to Stephanie Lewis over at The Ink Is Full and Dana at The Happiness Bucket, they bring lots of sunshine to the blogosphere. Be sure to visit them (and their Facebook & Twitter pages) and here are the questions I would ask:
- How did you come up with the name for your blog?
- What inspired you to start blogging/writing?
- Will you share a link to your favorite blog post?
- Name your favorite fictional character in a book and why?
- Dark or milk chocolate?
- Glass half empty or half full?
- Who’s your favorite author right now?
- Do you have a playlist that you listen to when you write or specific song? If so what’s on it or what is it?
- Do you speak another language? If so, which one(s)?
- 10. Finally, (because I loved this question) if you lived your life without fear what’s the one thing you would do?
Congrats again you two and be sure to check out Quanie’s novel on Amazon.