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Awesome Blogger Award

RT has been nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award! Woohoo! I’d like to thank Nemo over at Beautiful Mind for this awesome (haha!) nomination! Nemo writes short stories and shares beautiful photos of places he’s visited. His stories are truly amazing. He sets the scene really well in your mind and be prepared to get a tug on your emotions sometimes!

Here are the acknowledgements and the rules:

This award was created by miss Maggie over at dreaming of Guatemala! And she says :

“This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

RULES OF THIS AWARD:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. Include the reason behind the award. Include the banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

And here are Nemo’s questions and my answers:

  • Why do you write?

I write because it’s fun. I’m a reader and a thinker so it’s nice to have an outlet for all of my thoughts. I also like sharing my crazy day stories with you wonderful people. Most of them are funny and laughter is the best medicine.

  • Have you ever experienced a critical comment (justified or unjustified) on your posts or comments? How did you you deal with it?

I have! I wrote a post about how awesome the show Outlander is and how I barely made it through the first 2 books because they were way too long and I got slammed by an Outlander superfan for saying that (I thought it was funny; just sayin!) I told her I’m sorry I upset her but when it comes to books and their television adaptions, there will always be a difference of opinion and I also told her I’m glad she’s a superfan and I’m sure Diana Gabaldon would applaud her if she saw my blog!

  • Do you believe in chance or luck? Or everything is based on logic?

Hmm. I’m a very logical thinker but I do believe in luck. Can you have logic with a side of luck? Is that a thing?

  • Do you believe you have got to read a lot to write?

I’ve been asked a similar question before and I don’t think you have to read a lot to write but I think many of us draw our inspiration from reading, whether it be a book, blog, forum, etc so I do believe that a well rounded read background makes for a good writer.

  • One thing you dislike about my blog ( I know it’s weird, but I need to rectify myself as well 🙂  )

I don’t dislike your blog. I have issues with my own blog because I’m wishy washy but I think your blog is nice!

  • Have you ever tried hypnosis or self-hypnosis?

I have not. It’s never crossed my mind to want to try it but I’m not opposed to trying it if the opportunity arose!

  • If you are given two choices – death for denying to accept a lie as a truth, life for accepting a truth as a lie, what would you choose?

The former. I used to lie a good bit and it’s not healthy. Now I’m brutally truthful and I’m not a fan of liars.

  • Do you prefer working alone in your own way or always prefer to get someone as your partner?

I want to note that this is totally a job interview question in which case the correct answer is I love working with a team but I’m not opposed to working alone 😛

  • How do you define yourself in one sentence?

One sentence?? Geez. Um… I am a down to earth girl who loves her husband, reading, and wants to have as many friends as possible because I love learning about people and going on adventures even if they’re imaginary! (Run on sentence I know)

  • Tag your own favourite post you posted here.

My favorite post… I need to look. I think it’s between Yum! and Keep Calm and Scream. The former because I got a lot of responses back about food combinations from around the world and the latter because it’s hilarious!

Bonus questions because Nemo also nominated RT for the Mystery Blogger Award, which I’ve done, but I like his questions so I’m going to answer 2 of them here:

  • Do you love reading? Name the favourite book and tell the reason.

Reading is life. I breathe to read. I have SO many favorites that this post would get longer than it already is so I guess I’ll say my current favorite author is Lindsay Buroker who writes my favorite series’ Fallen Empire and The Emperor’s Edge. They are both science fiction. The first is a space opera of sorts. It’s set in space and features a badass pilot, Alisa Marchenko and her crew that start out as a simple freighter but ends up getting into some crazy adventures with cyborgs and Starseers. The second one is science fiction steampunk that stars Amaranthe Lokdon, a military official who strives to be commander someday but ends up getting a mission encounter with an assassin, Sicarius, and from there they end up getting a crew together to try and save the future emperor. Look them up on Goodreads and then read them! You won’t be disappointed!

  • If you are given an option to live the rest of the life in Mars – what is the one thing you will essentially take with you? (Of course not water, food etc. like that 🙂  )

My husband so I’m not bored but since he’s not a thing, books; Or a tablet with a thousand books on it.

I nominate:

cwhiteweb

James

Roda

mainepaperpusher

The Robin’s Nest

I’m going to cheat a little time because I like some of Nemo’s questions so I’m copying a couple:

  • What are you currently binge watching or plan to binge watch?
  • Have you ever experienced a critical comment (justified or unjustified) on your posts or comments? How did you you deal with it?
  • Do you believe in chance or luck? Or everything is based on logic?
  • Android or Apple?
  • What’s something on your bucket list that you hope to do in the next 5 years?
  • Hot sub or cold sub?
  • If you are given two choices – death for denying to accept a lie as a truth, life for accepting a truth as a lie, what would you choose?
  • Polar bears or Pandas?
  • If you could travel, all expenses paid, to anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
  • Tag your own favourite post you posted here.

 

 

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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14 thoughts on “Awesome Blogger Award

  1. cwhiteweb

    Oh wow! No words! Thank you! Thank you! Although I already see a question I’ll have trouble answering!

    Keep calm and scream is one of my favorite posts too. “A dime isn’t that big” lol

  2. James J. Cudney IV

    OMG, WP let me down today. This post never showed in my feed, nor when I searched for all my closer online friends. But now that I see it… thank you very much! Reading yours now… of course, it is awesome… and I will be responding soon. We must compare Netflix notes soon…

        1. Nel Post author

          Watch Master if None! It’s fantastic! House of Cards also good. If you like historical pieces, The Last Kingdom is really good or Merlin! I can go on forever, hahahaha

  3. theorangutanlibrarian

    haha that’s so funny to get slammed for such an innocuous comment about the Outlander books! People on the internet get upset over the funniest things. Your response was just perfect!! Loved your answers here!

    1. Nel Post author

      Haha thanks! I’m pretty convinced internet people find reasons to be mad just to be mad about something. Can’t please everyone!

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