A heartfelt thank you to Monica from TinyTotsPoetry for nominating me for the Liebster Award, which is a badge of honour for up and coming Bloggers. She’s been nominated herself and congratulations to her! 🙂
Part of the Award Rules are to answer a series of questions and nominate twelve other Bloggers – this is all to try and increase their exposure and broaden the scope of their reach within the Blogosphere, and I get that completely (and it was wonderful of Monica to nominate me, thank you!) but I have one tiny problem…
No, it’s not whatever you’re thinking, you naughty reader!
Regular followers will know I use a Pseudonym, and unfortunately if I answer the twelve questions it can give a little too much away. I know I’ve dropped a few bits and bobs in the past, but this Blog is meant to be about the work and my struggles with it (and the few and random successes). And as much as I want to nominate others, the pool of Adventurers I have to pick from is small, as a goodly number of my ‘followers’ are veteran Bloggers themselves.
In the spirit of the Award though, I’ll answer a few of the proposed queries:
- Are you a horror or an action fan?
Both – although Action primarily, this makes me more of a Predator fan, than Aliens.
- What inspired you to start a blog?
I wanted to build an Author platform when I decided to try my hand at being a professional writer.
- Are the topics you write about difficult to come by?
No, there are lots of Author Blogs, Writers’ Pages, Poetry Bards and the like. It’s a creative world, and the Blogosphere reflects that.
- Which do you prefer, sunny day or stormy night?
Either and both – depends on what my Protagonist is up to 😉 and if I’m on a boat/aircraft. Sunshine and gentle surf then, please!
- What’s the best book you’ve read?
And that’s your lot, gang 😉
One thing the nomination has done, is motivate me to write something today – even if it is this Blog – I’ve been in a bit of a funk over the past week and have managed only 1,500 in nine days. That’s horrendous. It isn’t Writers’ Block, as I think that is an impostor, but I am getting discouraged and it’s hammering my mood, so this award was a great tonic for that.
In that vein, if you are a collector/lover of the Haiku, please do check out Monica‘s site, each is well written and accompanied by a slew of pretty images to enhance the mood of the piece – and they’re fast and easy to digest without holding up your day.
So thank you everyone old and new who follows this blog and puts up with crap, I regret it’s time to retire to the Chaises-Longues as the artiste tires quickly and doesn’t want to outstay his welcoming audience. That ennui isn’t going to dwell on itself… 😉
Have a great day Adventurers! 🙂