The Liebster Award
First of all, I’d like to thank Shruba Boti for nominating me for this award. I haven’t been following your blog for very long, but I definitely enjoy reading it. Once you’re nominated, you get to nominate other people yourself, answer questions, and ask your own.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions given to you
- Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserves the award
- Ask 11 innovative questions to the ones you have nominated
- Remember to notify your nominees once you have uploaded your acknowledgement post
Polly Morse is my human. Polly Morse writes funny blog entries from the point of view of her cat Suki. Just reading one can brighten up your day.
The Alchemist’s Studio. They make raku pottery, advertise it, and tell stories about myth and legends associated with the designs. I haven’t bought anything from their site, but the pots and vases are beautiful, and the stories are interesting.
Delusional Bubble. This is a travel-based blog. On it you’ll find traveling tips and information about countries around the world, even countries where you might not think of vacationing. It’s a wonderful blog for people who love traveling.
How to be cool. Mf Jeeshan writes short poems that give good advice.
Poems for Warriors. Jason writes beautiful poems and posts book reviews. I enjoy reading his entries.
The Light is On. Mitchel writes wonderful poems. I love poetry, as you can probably tell.
Explaining Science. Steve writes entries about astronomical phenomena. It’s fascinating, and he knows how to explain it to people without a background in astronomy.
Cooking Without Limits. She has great recipes, which she and her son cook. She inspired me to bake more.
Bombay Ficus. Posts by Indian writers, about food, anxiety. and other subjects. I always read something interesting on their blog.
Patient & Kind. Rachel writes poetry and deals with anxiety, like me. Her posts are very encouraging, and I like to read them when I’m feeling down.
Haiku out of Africa. As the blog name suggests, Lize Bard writes haikus. They’re excellent and she also posts beautiful pictures with them.
My Answers to Shruba’s Questions
- Have you ever experienced a writing block, how did you get out of it or what do you think helps to get out of it?
I get writer’s block all the time. The best way to get out of it is to do something unrelated. Sometimes I read a book or watch a movie, sometimes I exercise. I can usually write something the same day, or the next day.
2. What is your spirit animal? (No, not your Patronus)
My spirit animal is the jaguar. I am solitary, like jaguars, and I hide in the forest, until I spring out to catch prey, or in my case, to take action on something.
3. When do you usually get your writing ideas, during the shower, while taking a walk, in the sleep, mention if otherwise?
Taking a walk is a great way to get writing ideas. I don’t know if it’s because my mind isn’t busy, or if by exercising, I increase the oxygen flow to my brain. Sometimes I get ideas in my sleep too, from dreams I have.
4. Which book adaptation was a success according to you? (Film or TV Series, I know this is a hard one)
Lord of the Rings. I know, I know, Tolkien fans, but hear me out. Making Lord of the Rings slavishly follow the book wouldn’t have worked, mainly because of how it’s set up. Reading it is like listening to someone tell a story, and half the plot points are told as tales to characters. None of that would have worked in a movie.
5. How would you describe yourself, extrovert, introvert or an ambivert?
Introvert. Not only am I shy around strangers and people I barely know, but hanging out with people for a long time makes me tired, and I need to be alone a lot afterwards.
6. What would your ideal weekend destination be like?
It would be in a place where I can relax and not have to worry about the week ahead. So it might be on a beach, or in the woods somewhere. I would enjoy the serenity of nature. Also, I would be either with my family or by myself.
7. What is your favourite music genre or singer?
My favorite musical genre is classical music. I like listening to it, and I like playing it too; I play the flute.
8. Do you think fictional characters are an extension of the author, why or why not?
I think they often are. The advice is “Write what you know,” and people know the most about themselves. If fictional characters aren’t an extension of the author, they’re an extension of someone the author knows, or who the author wants to be.
9. If you could be invisible for one day what would you do?
I would sneak onto planes and travel to a foreign country I want to visit. Probably to France or Italy, or maybe Tahiti.
10. What are your dreams or aspirations in life?
To be a successful writer, meet famous authors, and travel around the world.
11. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to catch the attention of employers, so I used to not upload anything except food safety information and recipes (this was when I wanted a career in food safety). As I got more anxious and started to write, I began blogging about how I felt and posting my poems.
My Questions for the Nominees
- Have you published any of your writing, or are you hoping to publish it?
- If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
- What is your favorite travel destination?
- What do you think is the biggest problem in the world today?
- Do you do any art-related activities, either as a career or a hobby?
- What is your favorite book genre?
- What do you think is the most difficult part about being a writer?
- Do you like spending time inside or outside better?
- Do you follow a religion (don’t answer this question if it’s too personal.)?
- If you celebrate your birthday, when was the best birthday you ever had?
- Do you think happiness is tied to material goods?
Thank you for reading all the way to the end. Hope you’ll nominate your own blogs for this award and check out my nominees.