Huge thanks to Mel and Cassie for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It’s incredibly flattering and a massive encouragement that is both hugely welcomed and much appreciated. Their blogs are some of my favourites here on WordPress and their enthusiasm for writing is infectious.
As I believe, the rules for the award are as follows:
1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
4. Drop them a comment to let them know you have linked them in the post.
5. Post 7 interesting facts about yourself.
I have – as I always try to do with awards – nominated a mixture of blogs; some I have followed for a long time and others I have only recently found, as they all equally excite me. Again, as ever, there is no obligation to partake in the award if I included you, just know I enjoy your blog and look forward to more.
- A Writer’s Life For Me – Mishka Jenkins posts thought-provoking posts about all things reading, writing and publishing. She recently released three of her own books, one of which I have already read, and I can’t wait to see where she goes next on her writing ventures.
- Writing Room 101 – Here you will find a whole host of brilliant opportunities for readers and writers alike. Prompts, challenges, interviews, reviews and an all-round friendly atmosphere.
- PERMASHIFT – The blogging home of indie writer S.R. Carrillo. I’m always interested to read the latest posts here and Sierra (whose debut novel, The Soul, I am currently reading) is a big supporter of fellow writers.
- Burning Imagination – I love the poetry on this blog. Ailsa has a lovely way with words and I always enjoy hearing her take on the world around her.
- Musings from a Ragged Soul – Shayna’s poetry and posts are heartbreakingly beautiful in their honesty. She continually reminds me that we are all humans just looking to be heard and we all deserve that chance.
- Booknvolume – The poetry found here is always enchanting and eloquently precise in its beauty and charm.
- Head Games – The poetry and posts here are honest, poignant, at times hard-hitting, but always beautiful.
- Casual Canadian – On this blog you will find a selection of short yet effective poems on a range of different topics. It’s amazing how much impact you can achieve with so few words.
- Winter Bayne – Winter’s short fiction and various writing posts are engaging and always enjoyable.
- Kelly’s Wandering Mind – Fiction, poetry, music; you’ll find it all here and it’s always interesting.
- Books are Delicious – Here you will find another incredibly active and supportive member of the writing community who posts various reviews and other interesting pieces.
- Musings of a Soul Eclectic – Emily Karn takes on various different prompts and challenges and always seems to create something fresh and attention-grabbing.
- Radiating Blossom – Flowers and Words – I always seem to be nominating this blog for awards but that’s testament to how much I like it. Stunning photography, inspiring quotes and moving poetry; it never fails to lift my spirits.
- A Platform of Sorts – Jackie is a writer who shares her experiences throughout the world of writing and publishing, and her love of all things literature is clear.
- And so the story goes – Jo’s blog is one I found a long time ago and have been reintroduced to recently. She shares her progress throughout her writing journey and is nearing possible publication of her first book. There are exciting times ahead and I look forward to following along with her.
- When I was young, I went through a brief phase of wanting to be a vet because I love animals so much. That was until I realised I would have to actually see them in pain and the idea was soon abandoned.
- I have mild OCD. Displays that aren’t symmetrical make me really uncomfortable (to the point that I have to ‘fix’ them) and I have various odd rituals I must do or recite in various situations that drive me mad, yet I don’t really tell people about (they have enough reason as it is to find me odd).
- I hate seafood. I really wish I didn’t, but try as I might to enjoy it, I just can’t.
- Most people don’t know that I really like video games. I wouldn’t describe myself as a proper ‘gamer’ by any stretch but I do enjoy them. I have a penchant for horror and the Resident Evil series is probably my favourite. (The GameCube remake of the original game is a masterpiece – and okay, perhaps I’m more of a nerd than I like to admit).
- I won a poetry competition when I was 10 and did a recital at a school prize giving, so perhaps the seeds were sown long before I even knew it.
- I get stressed incredibly easily and like to do anything with a set deadline right away, rather than leave it ‘til the last minute. This was great for projects back when I was in school and still is now for freelance writing work, but not so great when it means my own ventures sometimes get pushed to the bottom of the pile.
- I get major bouts of wanderlust every now and then. Iceland is top of my list. We’re so lucky to live on this planet and I desperately want to see more of it.
There you have it; a little about me and a lot of great blogs to explore. Thanks for reading.