It took me some time, but I finally got to writing the Sunshine Blogger Award.
I have been nominated by Goldie .
I have tried before, but I cannot seem to express enough how amazing this blogger is, insanely diverse and has a intelligent writing style.
Before I get to the question, Goldie also asked to write a piece of advice to bloggers.
So, here is my:
Make sure people can follow you!
There is nothing more annoying than when want to follow someone’s blog because they are awesome, but then spend ages finding their “Follow” button.
Usually it’s because you might have changed your website name, so the link doesn’t work anymore.
You can easily change it at “Account Settings” when you click on your own picture.
I would suggest also to make bloggers aware if this is not linked.
What are some of your best traits?
Honesty – only about my own feelings.
I prefer nobody asking me me for their opinion, because that indicates they only want an answer they actually want to hear.
Pro-active – I can’t sit around and wait. I like to get things done.
Practical – If people search for comfort by me, I’d most likely let them calm down.
But then it’s also time to find a practical solution for their problem.
This method is not appreciated by everyone.
Funny – I make myself laugh at least 😉
What are some of the worst traits?
I can’t control my emotions.
Anything from a long crying session to feeling extremely angry.
You won’t see me doing this in public, however.
When something happened, I head home a bit earlier and clean the house.
That is the only thing that calms me down.
Also I am pretty impatient. But I just hate wasting time on waiting.
Are you OK with your flaws, or do you actively try and improve them?
Definitely not OK with it.
But I do know this is because I am unhappy in my current situation.
I am in the process of giving it my all to change it.
I’ve been in a similar situation before.
Once I changed my location, 90% of the stress and anxiety was gone.
I am much better company when I’m happy.
Name 3 traits your friend absolutely needs to have (and why?).
Humor which I find funny.
I like being creative, so that would be definite plus.
Understanding (when I can’t enter their dirty apartment for example, because they would know the reason)
Is there anything your current best friend could do to make you stop being friends with them? What would it be?
If they can’t deal with my mental health issues.
I’m not sure if I was born like this, but my unusual childhood has gotten me to me to this stage.
Trust me, more than anyone else, I wish I wasn’t like this.
What is the most important thing about blogging (to you)?
Likes and followers 😉
I am kidding.
I didn’t start blogging to make friends.
Certainly not to ask for pity of all my bad experiences.
Blogging is a way for me release whatever is on my mind and heavy on my heart.
Hardly anyone in real life has been interested in my stories.
On the internet, people can choose to read and comment to it, or ignore it.
There is always someone who is or has been going through the same.
Potentially they can find some inspiration from my post or I can find help when they share their view/story in the comments.
It’s self therapy as well entertaining or helping out others.
Do you enjoy a firework show?
It can be nice, but I feel bad for the animals.
Besides, I usually am asleep before fireworks start. And I hate being woken up by a loud explosion.
I think it’s dangerous too. I wouldn’t mind it if it was banned 😉
What are some donts of blogging (in your view)(i.e. What would turn you off of a blogger whom you were following?).
Self promotion on my blog.
The “know it all”.
Anyone who “advises” me to not give a fuck about what anyone else thinks.
What do you like most about my blog? (So I can make sure to keep doing it. Not to stroke my ego.)
So this is again about Goldie’s blog:
You merge stories from the newspaper with your own experience and opinion.
And the fact that we agree on many things, does make it nicer for me to read your blogs.
But lately, I am mainly hooked to your “creative writing” stories (most recent: click here).
They give me the creeps, but in a good way.
On one hand I really want you to continue the story.
On the other hand I want it to remain a mystery.
It shows that you have a really excellent writing style.
What do you like least about my blog? (It will not hurt my feelings.)
I wished you blogged more. 4x a day would more than acceptable by me 😉
It’s probably your own choice, but I personally like knowing a bit more about the blogger (gender, age, a picture).
Whenever I want to refer to you, I really have to think about how to do that 😉
And there is one more thing which I’m wondering about.
You never “like” a blog, but you always “like” a comment.
A comment is usually takes a short time to write, while a blog can easily take an hour.
(Not mine, hence the many mistakes and forgetting of words 😉 )
My questions to you:
- Where do you live and what’s the best the thing about the area where you life?
- Name 1 thing most people wouldn’t expect from you.
- What is the first movie you have ever seen?
- On a first date, do you prefer to go to the cinema, or watch a movie at home?
- What gives you inspiration for your blogs?
- Do you rather take your own revenge or let karma do it for you?
Again, this is only if you’re up for it and have the time for it.
And I know that most people don’t approve of this, but if you would like to be nominated let me know in the comments. Too often, people have told me they feel guilty for not wanting to participate in an award. I just want to prevent awkwardness really.