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Golden Bloggerz Award

Today’s post is a little unusual. For once, I’m not talking about writing! Someone on Twitter nominated me for the Golden Bloggerz Award, and I want to acknowledge her kindness.

Golden Bloggerz Award logo

First off, let’s have a look at the rules:

  1. Place the award logo on your blog
  2. Mention the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and place a link to their website
  4. Mention the award’s creator & provide a link too.
  5. Tell your audience 3 things about you
  6. Nominate 10 – 20 people who deserve this award
  7. Let your nominees know by messaging/commenting on their Social Media or their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions you want.
  9. Share 2-3 links to your best posts

Thank you, Anissa!

Anissa, from The Quiet Girl Blog, kindly nominated me for the Golden Bloggerz Award on Twitter. Thank you, Anissa! Logging on to Twitter and seeing your nomination in my notifications really made my day.

Golden Bloggerz

Chris Kosto from Golden Bloggerz created this award to motivate and reward bloggers who do their best to help their readers solve problems and reach their goals. I had not heard about Golden Bloggerz prior to my nomination, and it looks like they have a lot of great resources for bloggers. For example, their post about LSI keywords has some pretty useful information. I’m trying to learn more about SEO, and I hadn’t even heard of LSI keywords before.

Three things about me

Writing is not 100% of my personality

Because this is a niche blog, sometimes I’m afraid that’s all people see of me. However, I have other hobbies–I like bird watching and I play the guitar–they’re just not very topical, you know?

I used to be quite athletic

Dance, running, and martial arts kept me busy and healthy once upon a time. Hiking and camping were great, too. I’d like to get that back, but I don’t know if it’ll ever happen thanks to a chronic condition I’ve been dealing with for close to a decade now.

If I didn’t blog about writing, I’d probably write about mental health or food

Probably mental health, honestly. I love cooking, but there are already so many great food blogs out there. I’m not sure I could compete.

Questions from The Quiet Girl Blog

How did you start blogging?

I started this blog as a way of keeping myself accountable to my writing projects. It’s easy for me to get bored or stressed over a project and quit, so I thought it would be good for me to have something like this to help keep me motivated.

What are you most proud of?

As far as writing goes, probably the silver honorable mention I received from Writers of the Future. If we’re looking at life achievements, probably my degree. Blogging is as close as I’ve come to using my degree, but just having one gave me a leg up on other candidates the last time I had a real job.

What can brighten your day up?

A nice surprise. It can be anything from a new comment on the blog to coming home and discovering someone has done my chores or cooked dinner ahead of time.

What’s your worst pet peeve?

Haha, this is embarrassing. My worst pet peeve is probably when people stand around in the aisle at the grocery store and I can’t get to what I want to buy.

What’s your favorite thing to do for self-care?

Get away from screens for a while because I spend entirely too much time staring at one device or another. A break from that really helps clear my head. It really doesn’t matter how I get away–I can spend time with my pets, go for a drive, take a shower, practice my guitar…It’s all good.

My Nominees

There are so many great creators and wonderful folks out there who deserve to be acknowledged. This list is not in any particular order, nor is it limited to any one genre, but I invite you to visit the following websites and enjoy the authors’ creativity and kindness.

Unwanted Life

The Gray Matters Blog

Sionna Trenz

The Grumpy Olive

Lifestyle Prism

The Dating Bitch

Tangela Williams-Spann

Twirling Sleepy Book Princess

Ruthiee Loves Glamour

Lynn Mumbing Mejia

My Questions

  1. What’s your favorite work of art?
  2. What’s something you’re looking forward to?
  3. What is your favorite treat?
  4. Where would you most like to travel, assuming finances are not an issue?
  5. How do you like to unwind after a long day?

Three of my best posts

I have no idea how to decide what makes a post the best. The posts that get the most traffic are not the ones that get the most comments or social shares. I guess let’s go with one of each?

Most traffic

Why I no longer use Scribophile –Ouch. Sorry, Scribophile.

Most comments

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Economy of Language –I’m really proud of my economy of language posts. It means a lot to me that so many people took the time to leave a comment on this one. Thanks so much to everyone who did!

Most social shares

NaNoWriMo –I’m not sure why this one took off like it did, but thanks to everyone who shared it.

Thank you again, Anissa!

I’ve met so many kind and wonderful people on this blogging journey. I’m so grateful to everyone who visits my blog, and I really can’t thank you all enough.

18 replies on “Golden Bloggerz Award”

Congratulations on the nomination! Awards are a lovely way to reveal a little more about yourself in a relevant and meaningful way. I love that music is a form of self-care for you; I do not play instruments but I often love to destress by singing. 🙂

Thank you! I can play several instruments to varying degrees of success, but I’m a terrible singer. I wish I could sing. I feel like I’d be unstoppable, lol.

Thanks for the nomination, here’s my answers to your questions:

What’s your favorite work of art?

I honestly don’t know, I’m terrible at remembering names my tastes tend to change. But it’s likely to be some form of street art.

What’s something you’re looking forward to?

Again, I honestly don’t know, I don’t tend to look forward to anything. I guess the end of the pandemic is the only thing I could say I’m looking forward to.

What is your favorite treat?

Cadbury’s caramel chocolate

Where would you most like to travel, assuming finances are not an issue?

Japan I guess, although I’d rather stay at home to be honest.

How do you like to unwind after a long day?

I play a MOBA on my phone when I need to stop thinking and distract myself

You’re welcome! I love your blog and I always look forward to updates, so you were one of the first people I thought of when I got my nomination. Thank you for your answers. I haven’t had a Cadbury’s caramel chocolate since high school somehow. It’s going on my shopping list for next week.

Congrats on being nominated, and I enjoyed reading this post – it’s always fun to find out more about fellow bloggers. And I’d have to say, bird watching is topical, I’d read a post about that for sure!

Thank you! I’ve been thinking about writing a post detailing how to show the passage of time and seasons. Birds and migration patterns could easily fit into that.

Thanks alot Irene for the lovely mention and formal credit on your page. I like ur hobbies and activities didn’t know. You never showed this side of you on Twitter. And yea anything away from screen is self care. Loved knowing more about you especially the reason you started the blog. I’ll do my sequel on this soon. Thanks again. Xx
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Thanks for nominating me Irene! I got nominated for this award by 2 people haha and it really warmed my heart. Just, at the time I was nominated, I had a lot on my plate and couldn’t follow through with the award. I don’t know if it’s too late to make a post about it now. I loved reading your answers and it was so nice getting to know you more. Your blog is fab!

You’re absolutely welcome, and congratulations on getting nominated twice! I don’t think it’s too late to make a post about it. You might combine both nominations into one post, though. I’m so glad you like my blog!

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