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The Blogger Interview Tag

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A humble Thank You to my old friend over at The Lightening and The Fire for nominating me for The Blogger Interview.

Here are the rules:

* Mention the person who tagged you
* Answer the questions in full
* Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end

The questions:

How did you get into blogging?
Quite by accident, and to prove a point actually (those of you who know me well, know that I kind of have a problem with this).  A friend of mine writes poetry and I continue to tell him that he needs to publish or at least get it online.  He told me over and over again how difficult it was to do that.  Well, I just didn’t take that answer laying down and started my own poetry blog, and here I am.  By the way, he still hasn’t put a single piece online, that stubborn ass 😉

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?
Write from your heart, and write for yourself.  If you are writing to please others you will get your heart-broken.  People can be real assholes.  People can also be real Angels.  Learn to either know the difference or to be indifferent, or you will get your heart-broken.

What would be your dream campaign?
Does “Be the change you wish to see” sound to cliché’?

Do you have a plan for your blog
Just write.  I hope to continue to collaborate, I love to write with others.

What do you think about rankings?
I used to be really into stats, but now I really don’t care.

I would love to nominate these wonderful writers at the following blogs:

Insecurely Confident

The Bus Stop Blues

Mr. Modigliani’s Private Studio

Wet Bliss

Diary Incarnate

 

 

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Lovely Blogger Award

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I am honored and humbled to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award from Poulakose over at Memorphilia.  Please go give this beautiful bird a look.  Here you will find poems, stories, and introspections.

The rules for this award are as follows;

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  •  Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  • Nominate about 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

I will be happy to share seven things about myself, however if you have been around long enough you know that I am open book and my words speak for themselves.

1. I detest the cold and all things about the cold (except cuddling, and hot beverages), so okay, I really just hate bundling up in clothing, I hate to wear more than flip flops and little cotton dresses 🙂

2. I hate being restricted, by anything. Rules, clothing (see above), small spaces, my own mind, other people’s thought process.  All of it.

3. I do not fear death, rather I fear the confines of life.  Of a body the stops before the mind or a mind that becomes impaired before the body, both scenarios scare the fuck out of me.

4. I love the elderly, they have so many lessons to teach if we take the time to listen.

5. I love the young, they have a zest for life, and are still unjaded by life’s lessons.

6. I believe in the reward system, it’s how I obtain my goals.  I do not allow myself luxuries in everyday life.  However I set goals for myself, and when I obtain these goals I reward myself with little luxuries.

7. I recently started my first fictional novel.  I’m very excited with this endeavor.

As far as choosing fifteen nominees, I have trouble there.  I think everyone I read has a very Lovely Blog.  That is just the truth.  So I’m going to be like Oprah, and nominate everyone –

YOU get an award, YOU get an award, YOU get an award, EVERYBODY gets an award!

Liebster Award

So, my friend Jayne has nominated me for the Liebster award.  I am humbled and honored!!

Please check out her site Diary Incarnate if you have not already.  She shoots from the hip and writes from the heart.  Trust me you won’t want to miss a thing she has to say.

 

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Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog–by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs you feel deserve this award, who have less than 1000 followers.

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules on your post.

Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform people/blogs that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so they can learn about it (they might not have heard of it!)

 

So here are Jayne’s questions to me –

1. Do you collect anything and what is it? – No, I don’t.  Well, I guess that’s a lie.  I collect quotes on Pinterest, and here.  I collect words.  I don’t collect things.

2. What trait do you have that irritates other people? – Seriously, some people hate the fact that I breathe.  But I find that the trait that irritates the most people consistently is my mouth, my forever opinionated mouth.

3. What type of person are you at a friendly party? – The life of the party.  The girl who is holding center stage yet being aware of everything going on.  I love to socialize.

4.  What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? – Publish a novel, and open a non-profit center for those with developmental disabilities.

5.  What sense would you give up if you had to? – smell

6.  What was your favorite toy when you were a little kid? – Matchbox cars

7. Do you have a weird memory from when you were a kid?  For instance:  I remember a neighbor that I was warned about – He shadow boxed on his garage door and he would put his head to the ground and listen for trains or so I was told. Basically what is something strange that you remember from when you were a young kid. – I was in a horrible auto accident when I was very young, the only thing I remember was waking up in a field with EMS around me, I remember it clearly, however I’ve been told it didn’t happen the way I remember it.

8. Do you believe that open toed high heels are inappropriate attire for a female to wear to work? – Fuck NO!!

9. Do you know or have you heard of any women that wake up and pee in the shower when they are  getting “dressed and ready” in the morning? – I don’t, I don’t know of anyone who does.

10. Can you tell me about one of the most beautiful vistas you have ever seen? – I don’t have anything specific that comes to mind.  I love looking out over the water.

11. If you could instantly have another education and full range of knowledge about a subject mater that would put you in a career you can’t have right this moment, what would it be? – All things related to Human Services.
 

And Now 11 random things? (my poetry is an open book, but this is difficult)

1.  I do not like to talk about myself.  Feelings, emotions, yeah, that’s fine and good, but me, no, not so much, so this blows…

2. I do not watch “scary” movies.  If I want to be scared, I’ll turn on the news.

3. I cannot stand my hair in my face.  I will let it down for appearance, but for all functional purposes it will be up in a ponytail or I will have glasses on my head holding my hair back.

4. My desks, both at work and home must at all times have a blue and red pen, plus a mechanical pencil, placed to my left.  Sounds OCD I know, but it’s how I function.

5. I hate talking on the phone in most cases.  I love to text, e-mail and any form of the written word.  I like to open and cherish every word that someone gives to me, like a gift.  Even the mean and bad ones.  I just really like words.

6. With that said I do love the sound of some people’s voices.  If I fall in love with a voice that person could talk about shit and I would get excited.

7. I love the light and hate the dark.  My bedroom has five lights. I sleep with at least one light on, unless I have a headache, then I go black.

8. I detest boastfulness in a person.  That’s not to say one shouldn’t understand one’s self-worth.  What I can’t stand is those who proclaim themselves superior to others.

9. I have always believed I would die at 51, and until recently have been perfectly fine with that, even planned for that.  But now I’m not so sure I’m alright with that, now I’ve had a little glimpse of the future and I like it.

10. I will drive a back road as opposed to the highway any day of the week.  Nothing pisses me off more than sitting still on a highway.  I would rather drive 5 miles out of my way if it meant I would be moving the entire time.

11. I have milked cows, but never ridden a horse.

 

And now my questions for my nominees

1.  If you had to wear a warning label, what would yours be?

2.  The one topic that really gets you riled up, your “soap box”?

3.  Do you find the use of alcohol or another substance enhances your writing experience?

4.  Do you have a favorite time of day to write?

5.  Do you have a favorite place to write?

6.  Sugar or waffle cone?

7.  What is one of your “coping mechanisms”?  For instance when I become anxious, I know the smell of lemons calms me, or if I’m pissed the fuck off I need to clean and organize.

8.  Celebrity you’d most like to have a drink with.

9.  Smartphone app you cannot live without.

10.  Why did you start to write?

11.  Have you ever written about someone who you know will never read your words?

 

Now to nominate other new bloggers who have less than 1000 followers.

1.  Underground Energy -You simply MUST go over to Lisa’s site.  Lisa has been to the Hell that most of us just talk about, she has clawed her way out, and she so generously shares her journey with us, like it’s no big deal.  She is one damn strong women!!

2.  Chole Into Diamonds

3.  Finding a Way Back

4.  My Invisible Crown

5.  best poetry blog in the cosmos

 

Very Inspiring Blogger, Lighthouse and Awesome Blossom Awards

I am once again humbled to have been bestowed the following Very Inspiring Blogger Award & Lighthouse Award from the wonderful William Hancock / A Curious Mind  I am beyond honored, Thank You!!

Awards and information can be found here: “It Is What It Is” …… Awards this year!! | It Is What It Is .

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“Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

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The Rules – Display the award, tell seven things about yourself, and pass along.  So here goes..

Seven trivial things about me:..

The only jewelry I wear are earrings and my belly ring.

I often break out in spontaneous dance.

Star Wars, NOT Star Trek.

I drop Beastie Boys song lyrics into normal conversation.

I can literally hear a pin drop.

I do not own a Kindle or anything of the sort, I love the feel of books.

I believe in winged eyeliner and red lipstick.

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“The Lighthouse Award”

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Rules for this Award – Display the Award, share three ways you like to help other people, nominate other blogger (there is no limit) and inform your nominees of their Award nominations.

Three ways I like to help other people –

These are all random acts not to be confused with helpfulness of family and close friends.

I love to give random compliments to random people. Far too many people have self-image issues, we all need reassurance that we are beautiful.

Everyday I try to pick someone to “lift up”, via a phone call, message or even a prayer, whatever I think they are needing that day.

Smile!!  A smile can sometimes be like a hug for a stranger.  I smile at everyone, I wave or wink at small children, I hug the people I love, and I blow kisses and wave at people when I am driving.

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The rules for the Awesome Blossom Award are – Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them. Put the award’s logo on your blog. Nominate 10 Bloggers and tell them by leaving a comment on their blog.

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And now I pay the above Awards forward to these fabulous bloggers:

of course you do not have to accept, I just want you to know I think you are amazing 🙂

a life divine

Sea Of Desire

Tragic Escape

The Eclectic Poet

journeyinrhyme

The Spirit of Poetry

Diary Incarnate

Kelly’s Wandering Mind

gettingbyonmyown

Chole Into Diamonds

LovingGrace

Through The Fog

And again a huge giant Thank You to

William Hancock / A Curious Mind

please go visit this site if you have not already

Bouquet of Kindness

I am crazy behind on accepting this wonderful Bouquet of Kindness Award from Patty over at petietmagique 

That does not mean I am not grateful!  I am, and was so overwhelmed by this gracious gift that I was stunned and unable to continue…

Honestly I am so honored and humbled.  I only wish I felt completely worthy.  I will simply say Thank You.

 

Bouquet-of kindness

This bouquet contains The Versatile Blogger Award, The Sunshine Award, The Awesome Blossom Award and The ABC Award:

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Since Patty was unsure of the rules, I am as well.  Generally they are to Thank, Display, Share, and Pass along; so that is what I am going with 😉

Seven  things about me:..

I am allergic to everything, I sneeze all the time.

I love old things but young people.

I enjoy trivia.

My son has always been and will always be my favorite boy.

I detest facial hair, except on Robert Downey Jr., then it is alright.

My dream job would be a storm chaser.

Dresses are my most comfortable piece of clothing.

My ABC’s

A – Attentive

B – Believe

C – Christ

D – Dainty

E – Equality

F – Family

G – Giggle

H – Hugs

I – Intuitive

J – Joy

K – Kind

L – Lively

M – Miracles

N – Non-Sense

O – Opinionated

P – Poetry

Q – Quick

R – Real

S – Solitude

T – Thankful

U – Unique

V – Vivacious

W – Wisconsin

X – marks the spot

Y – Youthful

Z – Zig a Zig ah

And now I pass along to –

gettingbyonmyown

Delilah

Simono1968

meandthreelittles

Currents and Waves

No Talent For Certainty

Rethinking Life

Of course you don’t have to accept an award, just know you’re appreciated!

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am stunned and frankly beyond words with this nomination from  robertsonwrites for the Versatile Blogger Award. To say that I am humbled does not say enough.  I shall simply say Thank You!

 

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Rules –

Display the Award on your Blog. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you. Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment. Post 7 things about yourself.

Following the rules of this award, I will tell you some things about myself, however if you’ve read any of my work, there isn’t much left to tell. 🙂  I will nominate other bloggers whom I think have versatile sites by different ways of writing or by having much variety on their sites.  I highly recommend that you visit each and every one.

Seven (7) things about me:

1. I Love men. And I don’t mean like, I’m straight, I mean I Love men. I love everything about them. Straight, gay, young, old, I love them all.

2. I love to drive. I love to road trip. I love to drive in the pouring down rain, in the snow, on the ice, all of it.  I want to drive across country spending the night just sleeping in my car someplace different each night.

3. I started writing on a whim to challenge a friend of mine who has been writing for years.  He will not put his stuff “out here” so I started a blog to show him how easy it was.  I’d never written a word prior to that. And here I am, I am a determined bitch.

4. I want to die young.  I don’t want to get old and unable to care for myself.  I want people to remember me as beautiful and full of life.

5. I want to write a book someday, that is my biggest goal.

6. I love almost every kind of music.  Opera, maybe not so much.

7. I love to dance, all the time, anywhere.  I dance in stores, in my car, in the office, without music.  I always have a soundtrack playing in my head, so I just dance, and if I can get someone to dance with me, then it is a good day!

My nominees are:

The Power & The Glory

Pouring My Art Out

Rethinking Life

An Ever Changing Writer I Am

Hemmingplay

Blood ‘N’ Shadow Writings

Dennis Cardiff

thisoldtoad

unaware but underlined

hastywords

ChristianBlessings

The Talking Violin

Wordifull

Expressions of my Life

Trent Lewin

Shaun’y Award

First of all I have to say I am so humbled!!  I still can’t wrap my mind around the idea that I would be considered for such an Honor.  All I can say is a huge Thank you to  “A Curious Mind” @, “The Shaun’y Award” ….. for Blogging Excellence! I hope to live up to it.

I only just realized that I was a “writer”, so that anyone else would consider my non-sense, writing still baffles me 🙂

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Anyway, this is theShauny Award;-)

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And, the  Rules  are pretty simple:

Show Humanity, Show Love, Be Yourself, Don’t Be Others, Don’t Gossip,

and Share This Award with 10 others.

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Which brings me to the hard part, breaking it down to just 10 blogs/others out of so many who I feel deserve this more than I.

Chole Into Diamonds

journeyinrhyme

Busy Mind Thinking

A life divine

johncoyote

johnny ojanpera

simono1968

Just Patty

The Eclectric Poet

The Spirit of Poetry

Shattered Thoughts

"And the poets are just kids who didn't make it." -Fall Out Boy

Reflection

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Inked Thoughts and Midnight Monologues

A fluid state of being with a memorable trail, through a river full of thoughts I sail. Leaving the labyrinths of a chaotic world behind, it’s a journey through the jungles of my subconscious mind.

Captain Q

Poems From The Pirate In My Soul

Love Letters Lost at Sea

Paper boats sunk by my spilled ink

poetry and chocolate and books

Follow me, if intrigued. <3 - pcb

Lady Ate

Erotic and full of emotions poems. Shows gentle world of my poetry. so NSFW and +18. I do not own any rights to pictures I'm posting with my poems. Thank you for reading.

Paul Militaru

Photography Portfolio

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