The Most Active Blogger Award

Two people in the blogging community just made my day. I have been nominated by GrabbetyCovens and Love Yourself for the Most Active Blogger Award. I am so happy, excited and blessed all at the same time. Having one blogger nominate me for anything makes me so happy, so having two amazing bloggers nominate me- I’m definitely on cloud 9 right now!

Now to talk about these amazing people:

GrabbetyCovens the tagline of his blog says it all, “You’ve survived what you thought would destroy you.  Now… get the fuck up, dust yourself off and keep pushing forward.” I have reread his tag as a reminder to myself that even though I have a bad day or stuff isn’t where I want it to be in my life that I’m still alive and there’s still time to fight. His writings are awesome, I always look forward to his poetry.  They are real, raw and inspiring. I would highly recommend checking out his blog and interacting with him. I’ve had so much fun talking to him and sharing ideas. You won’t be disappointed!

Love Yourself which blogs are so inspiring! The name speaks for itself, the post are an awesome pick me up if you’re ever down. A vivid reminder of the good in each of our lives and how there’s always more for each of us in this world. One of my favorite positive bloggers to read. I always get excited when I see a new blog pop up because I know I will be lifted up and inspired to be my best self. I would definitely recommend reading some blog posts for an instant pick-me-up and fantastic read.

Both of these individuals are amazing bloggers that are enjoyable not only as writers but as people too. I highly recommend giving them a follow.

My Nominee’s are:

  1. Luna : This happens to be one of my favorite blogs on this site. I get lost for hours on her site reading all the different Gaming news, unboxings, series blogs and creative writing post. It’s a great mix of nerd meets awesome and there is a little something for everyone, or if you’re like me a lot of something. She was the first person’s post I’d read after every Game of Thrones because I loved her takes on things. Give her a follow, read some posts and drop some comments and you’ll see for yourself!
  2. Brett Little : One of my favorite poetry bloggers on this site. His words are emotions poured onto a page. When I read his thought provoking words I truly get inspired. He conveys the power and raw emotions of his feelings so gracefully. When I see one of his posts I definitely stop what I’m doing and sit down for a quick read. His words resonate which makes his work brilliant. Give him a follow, drop him a comment and check out his work. You’ll be hooked right away!
  3. Superwifeandmummy : Her writings are though provoking and so alluring, especially her poetry. Her words jump from the page dancing through my mind and speaking to my heart. Her Children’s Poetry is my favorite to read, so well put together and thought out. If you have kids worth the read and even reading it to them. Even if you don’t they are brilliant pieces of inspiration and fun. I’ve also really like her post called, “Thursday treat.” They’ve been great reads and are post I always look forward too. Want to check them out? Tomorrow a new one will be posted! Give her a follow, drop her a comment and enjoy her posting.

Nominees, here are the rules:

1) Create a new post stating that you’ve been nominated by me, linking my blog to your post.

2) Nominate other bloggers and let the cycle continue.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hello my fellow bloggers! I am so happy to announce that I was nominated for the, “Blogger Recognition Ward.” The nomination is for bloggers from other bloggers. It gives the opportunity for blogs to be seen and read by other people who may not have seen your work before. I’m always awestruck when someone nominates me for any award but especially a blogger award. There are so many amazing bloggers and it’s truly inspiring and humbling to be thought of.

 

Who Nominated Me?

I was nominated by Valerie, who blogs about simple tips for people that have no time. These time saving ideas are brilliant and things I would never have thought of.  I really like the fact that she’s not focusing on just one topic either, she gives tips from health to college and career. There’s great ideas in her blog for anyone that has a busy life and even if you don’t who doesn’t like to save some time? Check her out, give her a follow and enjoy her tips. You won’t be disappointed. http://www.simpletipsblog.com/

 

My Advice For Bloggers

There’s two big things that come into my mind for advice for any blogger, no matter the theme or ideas of your blog. The first one is blog about something you truly love, enjoy and are passionate about. ThiIs will shine through your posts and draw more people to you. Don’t worry if you feel like it’s not a popular blog topic, there will always be people out there who want to read what you write. So, don’t be discourage and keep true to yourself!

The second thing is interact with the blogging community. I was nervous to do this at first because I thought so many things from I’m not a big enough blogger for people to want to talk too or no one will want to read my posts. But one day I decided too and it was the best and biggest step for me. All the bloggers I have interacted with have been completely supportive, kind and given constructive criticism, which only helps me to grow as a writer and blogger. Please take a second, give your thoughts on a blog, go to twitter and join a blogging community or five.

Why I Started My Blog

I had only shown a handful of family and friends my writings and creative thoughts before. I was nervous about sharing them with anyone else. There are so many talented people in this world but I realized they only have grown as writer’s from sharing their works with others. Big or small publishing, blogs or writings groups- this is when I knew I was holding myself back by not doing so. I created my blog and began to post, not knowing what I was doing or how to do it. I jumped in head first and have learned everything as I go. This has made the journey fun and fulling for me. I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner but am so happy to be blogging now.

The People I’m Nominating

This is always hard for me because there’s so many talented, amazing creators that I have been lucky enough to come across and interact with. Here are the 15 people I am nominating for the Blogger Recognition Award:

  1. https://emolovepoetry.blog/
  2. https://debatablydateable.wordpress.com/
  3. https://sweetdevil69.wordpress.com/
  4. https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/
  5. https://crowdedmind.co/
  6. https://bellefabulous.wordpress.com/
  7. https://finallyunchainedone.wordpress.com/
  8. https://popmusiclifesupport.wordpress.com/
  9. https://runawaynunsandleprechauns.com/
  10. https://sunnywithachanceofmisery.wordpress.com/
  11. https://thethoughtscribblersblog.wordpress.com/
  12. https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/
  13. https://popculturalstudies.wordpress.com/
  14. https://wayofthewise.wordpress.com/
  15. https://zeckrombryan.wordpress.com/

I nominated the above 15 bloggers because of their talent shines through their blog posts. Also, because of the interactions I have shared with some of these bloggers throughout my time blogging. I read their post whenever they share content on their blog which helps motivate and inspire me to write as well. Check out their blogs, read some great posts and interact with these amazing people. And don’t forget to give them a follow so you don’t miss out on their amazing work!

 

The Steps for Those Nominated

  1. Create a blog post
  2. Give a short description of the blog that nominated you and add their link
  3. Write your best piece of advice for other bloggers
  4. Discuss what made you start your blog
  5. Nominate 15 other blogs that you think people should check out

 

Did you guys check out any of the bloggers I nominated? If so tell me your thoughts on their blogs and if you followed them. Also, how do you feel about blogger awards? I’d love to know! Drop me a comment and lets interact.

Blogger in a Blog World AMA Responses

I’m really excited to get to this post. I had some questions asked from my Journey in Blogging: One Month post. I really enjoy interacting with the Word Press community and am glad some people asked me some questions. So, without further ado let’s begin:

Michael asked the following questions. I would definitely recommend checking out his page by clicking on his name. He has some fun posts, some poetry and has his tag line says, “Fantastical fiction from my brain.” Which means you’ll get lost within his writings for hours without even noticing but don’t worry it’s well worth it.

Question: What drove you to blog?

Holly: I always have enjoyed writing but was scared to put myself out there to anyone other than a close group of friends and family. One day I thought about blogging and was like, the worst that can happen is no one reads your writings, but the best thing that will happen is you can interact with a like-minded community which will make you grow as a writer and a person. Even though I was really nervous when I first posted, and still am, I put on my big-girl pants and make sure not to hold myself back. It’s been greatly rewarding.

Question: Do those closest to you know you, do it?

Holly: They do and they’re fully supportive because they know my love for writing. They are proud of me for gaining confidence and putting myself out to the world.

Question: Having been here for a month what would you advise a new blogger?

Holly: I would definitely recommend reaching out to fellow bloggers and enjoying the community. As much as I enjoy writing, the interaction with everyone and reading others work is amazing. I always look forward to Community Pool Mondays, where I can share my writings and check out other people’s work as well.

Question: Which blogs do you most enjoy?

Holly: Oh man this is tough, there are so many amazing ideas and people that I’ve come across and read daily. My favorite type of blogs are definitely poetry and short story based blogs, but I don’t limit myself to just those because so much creativity is put out there. I give any type of blog a chance because I love seeing the passion behind everyone’s work.

Question: Do you get as much time to write as you’d like?

Holly: Sadly, I don’t. When I’m stuck at work all day I think about how much I’d rather be writing.

 

Luna was next to ask a question. I really enjoy her the type of writings she does on her blog. From gaming, to TV shows, unboxing products, to just random posts you will never be let down by her take on things and her wonderful writing style. I would highly recommend checking out her work by clicking on her name above. Also, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, check out her takes on the episodes! I always look forward to reading them.

Question: What topics do you want to blog about and why?

Holly:  I love writings about anything and everything. I know that’s a huge range for an answer but I love to be able to challenge myself with what I write. That’s why I never want to set limits on myself or for my blog. I’m just hoping people enjoy the wide range of writings I do.

Noiceenterinment asked me a few questions as well. Jeff and Ches have a wonderful blog, especially if you enjoy anime and funny story lines as well as some gaming post. Their blog posts crack me up and have introduced me to a bunch of new anime I’ve never heard of before. Definitely worth clicking on their name above and browsing around their posts.

Question:  What are your goals you would like to accomplish with your blog?

Holly: My mine goal is to grow myself as a writer, to set challenges for myself and try new things. It’s also a way for me to interact with other bloggers and learn about their writings as well. I would also love to use this to publish a poetry book, short stories and a novel sometime in the future.

Question: When did you first realize you liked to write?

Holly: I always loved to write, ever since I was young. I would find myself at school not taking notes in class but writing down characters, story ideas and poems. Writing never feels like work to me I could do it for hours without even realizing the time that has passed. That’s how I know I truly enjoy every aspect of writing.

Diehardman aka The Bradcave is such a fan writer. He takes a glimpses into past toys, board and video games but is not just limited to these ideas. His in-depth look into the topics he chooses is really informative, yet fun. I really enjoy every post I’ve read by him and him listing himself as a “Batman Aficiando”’ how could you not to go take a peek at his blog?

Question:  What are the hardest kind of posts for you to write and why?

Holly: I would have to say any review I’ve done. This is because I have to take the time to put everything together, hit the best points, the down points and overall explain the concept of what I’m writing. I try to approach it as if the person reading has never heard of whatever I am writing about. So, I want to pull them in, give them an idea of the review but not give anything away. It is definitely time consuming but well worth it.

Question: If money was not an issue, would you write full-time?

Holly: Absolutely! I would be writing all day if I had the chance. Maybe if I can win the current lottery I might be able to make that dream come true. -Fingers crossed-

Question: What TV shows are you currently enjoying? Do they inspire your writing?

Holly: Currently my top show is Game of Thrones. I write a post about the episode every week and try to have it up by Monday morning. Another show is Twin Peaks, which is totally off the wall but I’m still hooked to find out what happens with Agent Cooper. Then there’s You’re the Worst which is a show about dysfunctional people trying to figure out life and it’s amazing.

Question: When you write, do you listen to music or have anything else on around you?

Holly: I have all sorts of different writing playlists set up on my Spotify account. When the headphones go on, it’s go time. Haha.

Desiree B asked the last question for this post. I remember reading about her on her page and thinking wow this girl gets it! She has a lovely way with words and if you enjoy fantasy writings you will enjoy her posts. I would definitely recommend giving a click on her name and checking her site out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

Question: What got you into writing?

Holly: There was a project in my 8th grade English class to put together a binder full of anything you would like to share. It had to be done by the end of the year and would be graded before school was out. I sat down at my computer and just began to write anything and everything that came to mind. I had to upgrade to a bigger binder than the one given to the class at the time. After that I was 100% hooked and knew I had found my true passion in life.

Thank you everyone for the questions. I really enjoying interacting with the blogging community. I would highly recommend checking out each of these talented individuals’ blogs and reaching out to them. Until next time, I’ll see you around the blogger world.

Journey in Blogging: One Month

Hello lovely fellow bloggers!

I had just some quick news to share with everyone. It’s already been 1 month since I started posting to my WordPress blog. It wasn’t very long ago that I was too nervous, bashful and not confident in my writing to share my writings outside of a handful of people. Now, I’m sharing a piece of my heart and soul with the world every day! It’s truly uplifting and invigorating. I am so thankful for all the support I am being shown on this site from my fellow bloggers. Your likes, follows and comments help to keep me motivated to write and share my posts every day. I couldn’t keep growing into the writer I wish to be without all of you. So, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. I look forward to interacting, growing, writing and posting more as these days turn into months. Wow time has flown!

Do you have any questions for me? If so please ask them in the comment section on this post. I will answer them back in the comment section and if I get a bunch of questions I will answer them in a blog post.

Catch you on the flipside,

Holly

P.S.

Want to interact outside of WordPress? I know I do! Follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back.

 

Unique Blogger Award: 2017

I am still new to the blogging world, so even to be considered for any award is exciting and inspiring. A big thank you goes out to Aparna_097 for thinking of me and nominating me for this award. Aparna’s poems are beautifully written, making the words come to life in your heart and mind. I will highly recommended checking out Aparna’s post and giving a follow.

The rules are as follows:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

 

My Answers:

  1. What was the best moment of your life?

Holly: Hmm. This is a hard question because life is made up of so many amazing moments that it’s hard to pick just one… The first moment that jumps in my mind is being asked to be a part of my best friend’s wedding. Being a part of the love and celebration was truly amazing.

  1. What inspire you the most, when you bounce back into the realm of sadness?

Holly: I actually write best when I’m in “the realm of sadness”, I feel like it helps me unlock all my other emotions and my brain works overtime trying to place my words correctly. I’m not always sad though! What normally pulls me out is the support of my friends and family.

  1. What compelled you to blog?

Holly: I’ve been writing for a long time and I was very limited on who I shared my writings with. After some encouragement from these people and a kick in the pants I made a blog. I wanted to share my writing with people, get their thoughts/feelings on it. I will only get better if I push myself to grow and my blog is how I can grow.

 

My Nominees are:

My Questions for the blogger’s nominated:

  • What are the goals you have set for your blog and how do you hope to achieve those goals?
  • What inspires you to write, especially when you have writer’s block?
  • Give a random fact about yourself! 😀