Sunshine Bloggers Award # 9

I am honored to receive a nomination from Kristian, of Tales from the mind Kristian for another Sunshine Blogger Award. I am excited and grateful for this award. Thanks a lot Kristian. You can check his award post here. You must pay his blog a visit. He is an exceptional blogger.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. ✔️
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.✔️
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. ( 5 questions and 6 nominations only) 🔵
  4. Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.✔️
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.✔️

Kristian’s Questions to me;

If you knew someone who had given up on reading, what book would you give them to get them interested?

If someone has given up on reading, I would want to know why. If this is due to a shortage of time, I would give them something like a short stories book, so that they can read one story at a time and stay connected to reading. If that person has stopped reading books because they couldn’t find an interesting book, I would give them my personal favorite, Lord of the rings to read. It is guaranteed to make them get interested in reading again.

What do you consider one of your character flaws?

Being too impulsive. Acting first and thinking afterwards. Proverbially after I have taken the leap, I will think to myself, what am I doing. But sometimes not even then. Maybe after I have landed into the soup then!

What is the last song you listened to before reading this?

” Problem” by Becky G, I really love this one!

What would you like people to know about you, that may not be obvious?

That I make a lot of spelling mistakes. I have auto correct on all the time, but that comes with its own quirky problems, like changing names and phrases that aren’t in US English.

What impression would you like to leave people with?

I would love people to see me as a genuine person. Caring and sincere.

If you had to sing something in public, what song would you choose?

I can’t sing to save my life. I could take part in a chorus of a song , the lyrics of which I knew.

Name a book that you are intending to read, at some point.

I got ” The soul of Rumi ” by Coleman Barks. It’s on my night stand for a couple of months now. I hope to read it eventually.

Do you have a favourite artist/painter, who are they?

I love and admire all the paintings by Monet. They are so pleasing to look at. I am no art expert so my criteria is beauty and aesthetics.

What subject that isn’t normally taught in schools, do you think should be?

Since I was in school around 40 years ago, I don’t know what they teach there anymore. But one thing is apparent, nobody is teaching good manners to young generation anymore. Maybe they should, so that the sense of entitlement can give way to gratitude in our youth.

My views about entitlement here.

Do you have a pet? What animal is it, or what animal would you like to have?

I don’t have any pets. I wanted to keep chickens when I was a kid but they all passed away and since then, I haven’t had any pets.

You wake up at 2am and can’t sleep. What do you do?

I walk if I can’t go to sleep. Or if I get up in the middle of the night and further sleep eludes me. It is great way to overcome insomnia as 30-45 minutes of medium brisk walk can tire you and you can go back to sleep. It also is helpful to think out the thoughts that are keeping you awake.

I have written a post about walking indoors, perfect for nighttime. You can read here.

My Questions;

What is the best thing about blogging?

Have you written or plan to write a book? If so what is your genre?

Do you make life seriously or are you a happy-go-hlucky person?

Do you believe in coincidence or you think every thing is predestined?

Closing your eyes and imagine yourself in a place you have always wanted to visit. Where are you?

Bloggers I would like to present this award to;

Beauty lies within yourself

Utkarsh1414

In His care 753

DarsWord

Laundry and dishes

Chiru of Inspire And Change

Congratulations to you all. I hope that you guys can accept this and pay it forward, but if not you can give it a pass altogether or you can just answer the questions. Your call. If anyone feels able to answer my questions, please do.

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Solidarity Blogger Award # 2 & 3

Mel of Crushed Caramel has awarded me this Solidarity Blogger Award. And Sanah, of a pause for Nature has also nominated me for the same award.

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/the-solidarity-blogger-award/

What Is The Solidarity Blogger Award?

SIWO (Success Inspirers’ World) is an International Friends Blogging Forum. The idea is to encourage team work and to blog together as a community. As an international friends blogging forum, Success Inspirer’s World provides an opportunity that every blogger is looking for – the opportunity to get more exposure and find more followers and readers.

The Rules:

1. Write a post on your blog thanking the person who nominated you
2. Paste the award in the post.
3. Provide a link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
4. Tell Success Inspirers’ World, SIWO what you think about solidarity blogging. Is it worthwhile?
5. Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and inform them.

My views about solidarity blogging;

Blogging is a community endeavor. A blogger can write by himself/ herself but needs others to read what he/ she writes. Without the community the blog has no meaning. In this blogging world, we support each other and hence this community is formed. There are some of us who are doing more for the blogging community than others. But we all are doing our own bit by reading, commenting and interacting with others. The Solidarity of Blogging world is apparent by the way we support each other. So though we are not working as a group or have any common agenda, we are a coherent family like community.

I am nominating five bloggers for this award.

Nirant Gurav

Calm Kate of Aroused

Blue Bird of Bitterness

Laura of Riddles from the Middle

Thoughts for change

It is your choice, if you want to pay it forward or pass. No offense.

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What would make for……Answer

Rory has asked a few questions about the awards. Please give your input as well.

What do you actually like about Awards?

To me, an award, what ever kind, is an encouragement of the efforts of a blogger. Specially a new blogger feels elated by an award nomination. I remember when I got my first Sunshine Blogger Award, I felt that I have received recognition. And I think that most bloggers feel that way, specially on the reception of their first award.

What do you not like about Awards?

The forward gifting of the award is the most tricky part. The problem is two folds.

1. Who to gift/ nominate

2. The reception of the award by the nominee/ gifted.

The process of finding blogs to nominate and then creating a ping back by itself is time consuming. Then who to nominate? This is also a difficult choice. And when you do nominate some blogs for the award, they will most probably not want it!

The rest of the process is fun. Answering questions and asking a few of your own choosing is good fun.

What would you like to see with Awards?

This is a difficult question. I think the sensible thing would be to do away with further nominations. Just give a few people the award and let it be the end of it. But then who will do the future award gifting? A catch 22 situation. Some senior blogger, with a following of a certain number of followers could be the one giving the awards. But I see that this will have problems of its own. Then I think each person should give/ nominate 3-5 people for the award. I hope there is some sense in what I just wrote!

What would you consider to be a true ‘Nomination’ Award?

I think the true award is when people want to read what you are writing. To a blogger this is true joy. The awards in WordPress are only those which bloggers give to each other without any fixed criteria. If there was a system of judging the blogs and awarding different awards as medals, that would just spoil the whole atmosphere of the blogosphere.

If it was a true Nomination Award, as in you are entered into a pool of other bloggers and the Award had more impact and value, what would you like to see at the end of it?

That would be too official. Just like a competition. I would not like to be in a competition with my fellow bloggers. That is my opinion. We can give these awards as compliment, a recognition of the blog writer’s creativity or ingenuity. That can be done from one blogger to another. Say, I like what you are writing and it is, a) helping or encouraging me, or b) entertaining me or c) making my life cheerful, I would gift you with a compliment like award, to acknowledge your blog’s contribution towards a happier or more organized me!

If you want to contribute your opinion to this question, please head over to Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips, and let him know what your thoughts are.

#Keepitalive

Liebster Award # 5

Carly of a message in a stanza has very graciously nominated me for another Liebester Award.

The Liebster Award is a blogger recognition award.

” The Liebster Award (Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome) provides new bloggers with the opportunity of discovery, as well as to support and connect with the community of bloggers. Bloggers nominate fellow bloggers with this recognition.

Here are the RULES :

1. Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.✔️

2. Answer 11 questions that blogger gives you.✔️

3. Give 11 random thoughts about yourself.

4. Nominate 3-5 blogs and notify them of their nomination.✔️

5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.✔️

Carly’s Questions

1. What are you most passionate about?

My new passion is blogging. I love to read too, but now blog writing has sort of taken over all my free time these days.

2.What is one thing you would like people to know about you that is not so obvious?

That I am a very nice person?

3. What are three of your favorite pastimes?

Blogging, spending time with family and friends and blogging!

4. Who is your favorite author?

I have many and they keep on changing with my moods.

5. What is your favorite reading genre?

Suspense, romance, spy thriller. It has to be a well written book.

6. Why is it your favorite?

I love when the story is well put together, with no loop holes in it.

7. What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Write from your heart, and don’t bother about numbers. Also step out of your comfort zone and try new things too.

8. What two items on your bucket list might you do next year?

I don’t have a bucket list but my goal is to write more and see more of the world.

9. What is something you have always wanted to say to a loved one who has passed?

I would have loved to tell my mother how much I loved her.

10. Who do you admire that is historically famous and why?

British author, Jane Austin. She wrote ever-green stories based on human strengths and weaknesses.

 11. When was the first time you really got scolded by your parents?

Me, got scolded! It never happened!! Hahaha

My Questions;

Why did you start blogging?

Do your friends and family support you in blogging ( or any other passion of your’s)?

Which is your favorite flavor, in ice cream?

What would be your dream job?

Who is your favorite actor, or author ( if you don’t watch movies)?

What do you do first thing after waking up ( and not what you do in your bathroom, please)?

Are you a morning person?

What are your ambitions for the coming year?

How do you think the world is going to cope with environmental challenges?

What would be your ideal holiday vacation?

How many of Harry Potter movies you have watched and which one is your favorite ( or books, if you haven’t seen any of the movies) ?

I want to present The Liebester Award to following bloggers;

I want to congratulate all of you on getting this award. Please feel free to disregard this award if that is your choice.

My Expression of thoughts

The Rendezvous Club

Nirant of The Poem Zone

Punum of Paeansunplugged

Braveandbeingsingleparent

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Sunshine bloggers award #8

Belle of Wandering Belle’s Blog has nominated me for Sunshine Bloggers Award

Thank you so much, Belle, for this nomination. My blog is honored. Please check out her page you will love it.

Her Questions are;

What makes you the happiest about your blog?

When I write something which matters to me and people react to it, initiate a discussion .

What is your all time top goal?

To be a better person.

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Don’t have a list.

Where would you suggest someone go visit?

Any place that brings them peace. It could even be a walk in the park.

What do you think would make a difference to this world?

Being free of prejudices and judgment.

What is a hobby you wish you had more time to enjoy?

Reading. I find very less time these days to read.

What is your favorite song right now?

Too many!

What would you like others to know about you?

That I am hellavaguy?

Have you ever written a book? What is the name of that book if so?

None, and as yet no ambitions of writing one.

What is one thing that would make you happy right now?

Seeing my family happy and healthy.

List 5 things you love.

My family x 5

My Questions;

1. How long have you been blogging?

2. Do your friends and family support you in this?

3. Which is your favorite time of the day?

4. What would be your dream vacation?

5. What genre of movies you like best?

6. What do you wake up to?

7. Are you a morning person?

8. What motivates you?

9. How do you think your friends see you?

10. What would be your idea for saving the environment from pollution ?

11. Happy or peaceful, what is more important to you?

My nominees:

Any blogger reading this, you are my nominee. Congratulations. Please answer the questions, follow the rest of the rules and don’t forget to link back to my post so that I can check it too.

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Mystery Blogger Award Nominations # 3, 4 and 5

Yaasotaa very kindly nominated me for a Mystery Blogger Award a while back. I was intending to reply to her nomination when I got another two nominations so I am combining all the three into one post. Thank you so much, Yaasotaa for thinking of me and awarding this honor to my blog. You can read about her nomination here.

I am extremely grateful to be awarded two more nominations for Mystery Bloggers Award, in one day. One is from Msjadeli of Tao-Talk, you can read about it here.and the other one is from Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian, which you can read here. Guys I am honored and obliged for this distinction bestowed on my blog.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?


“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma

The Old Rules:


1. Put the award logo on your blog.
✔️
2. List the rules.
✔️
3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
✔️
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
✔️
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
✔️
6. Nominate 10-20 people. (or use a get out of nominating free card)
🔜🔻💭
7. Notify your nominees.
✔️
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
✔️
9. Share a link to your best post(s).
✔️

New recommendation by Rory;

Award Guidance

Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog✔️

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well✔️

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself✔️

Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.✔️

Choose 3 – 5 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.✔️

I have decided to combine the three sets of questions in one post. Let’s make life easy!

Questions from msjadeli, of Tao- Talk

1. Would you rather lose one of your limbs or lose your ability to speak? Why?

My question is why? I know it’s an avoidance to answer a question with a question but why do I need to lose either. I am deeply attached ( pun intended) to all my limbs and have a very profound connection with my ability to speak. So let’s not tempt fate by choosing one over the other!

2. What is one of your favorite books and why?

Hmmm, where should I start! There are so many favorites that I cannot pick a single one. I remember growing up on reading Alistair MacLean, Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, than discovering Robin Cook, John Grisham, Micheal Crichton and Jeffery Archer. So definitely hard to pick one Author. But one person I can read again and again is P G Woodhouse. Love his sense of humor.

3. What’s the worst crush you ever had on someone and how did it turn out?

Sadly I never had a crash on anyone.

4. What’s the scariest thing about you?

That I am a planner. It more irritating than scary. My kids are always telling me to take it easy and not to plan so far ahead but I am always planning six months in advance.

5. If you could do your dream job – assume you have the training and you will be hired – what would it be?

I wanted to be an engineer, but ended up in the Med school. So now if I think about my dream job, it would be getting paid for what I love doing, that is blogging. Sadly that is not happening, so I am happy blogging away anyway.

6. What would your worst nightmare job be?

To be in a job for which I am not qualified. I would also hate the idea of being tied to something I cannot do my best at.

Questions from Kristian, of Tales from the mind of Kristian

1. Name something you like to see in a book, that makes you want to read further.

A well planned storyline with minimal loopholes. I love to read thrillers, and mysteries. That would hook me into reading further.

2.What would make you want to stop reading a book?

Inane story, full of loopholes. Too much sap, as in unconnected romance which does not have a place in the story. When I know that the writer has run out of ideas and is just filling pages with drivel.

3.If they produced the story of your life, what genre would it be?

It would a comedy of errors!

4.If you could have a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Only a ticket won’t suffice, I need an all expenses paid vacation to Switzerland.

5.What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?

Hold strong, this will get easy with time.

 

Questions from Yaasotaa

1.what is the funniest things think that you have done?

My life has been full of comic errors. I tend to act before thinking and have done many unintentional bloopers in my life. I even wrote a post about one of them, If the world is laughing at you, join them.

2.who is your mentor? Why?

I admired my father and how he brought us all up. I consider him my mentor and try to act in life according to how he would have wanted me to. I think it is a way to honor his memory.

3.what is the bravest thing you have done?

When my elder brother bought a motorcycle, I volunteered to test ride it, without any training. That didn’t end well, but luckily no great injury or harm was done. Only my foolish pride suffered a little.

4.what characteristic that you admire from a friend?

I totally admire sincerity. I think the best friend you can get is the one who is sincere. A people pleaser or funny person would be a good friend but the best one would be the one who has your best interest at heart.

5.what is your horoscope. Have you ever get to know more about it?

I am a Sagittarius. I do have an interest in horoscopes to the extent that the people of the same star sign share many personality traits. Like, Sagittarians are clumsy people. They have a tendency to fall, break things and commit social blunders. But they are also independent, honest and out spoken people too.

Three (un-interesting) facts about me:

1. I have overcome my inborn personality traits by working hard on them.

2. I enjoy spending time by myself, I read, write or listen to music for hours at end if left to myself. I don’t watch TV anymore and love super hero movie.

3. I cannot tell lies with conviction. I usually blurt out the truth even when I don’t think it would be a wise thing to do.

Links to a few of my posts:

Do you take life too seriously

De-cluttering

Life and what it means to me

My Questions ;

If you could choose one super power, what would it be and why? ( Funny, If it’s not already apparent)

What stimulates your brain to produce its best, a beverage, a muse or anything else?

If you are alone in the house and a door slams upstairs with sound of running feet, what are you going to do?

Seeing your image in the mirror, what is the predominant thought?

What sort of movie you have to go and see, even if the ticket is $100? And there will no Netflix or DVD release!

Is climate change theory real or a conspiracy to save the earth?

I would like to present this award to the following bloggers.

I have chosen five blogs per each of my nomination.

The sun shineth again

Stralthy

Nova of My Naméste

Carly of Message in a stanza

Megala of Megala’s Kitchen

Len’s daily diary

Just Brian

Jade M Wong

Tiffany of Beutiflee

Lisa of All about Life

Sa, of Cultural Shocks

Winnie of Musings

Fandango of This, That and the other

Bella of Wandering Bella

MKvicchitto of Writing and Reflections

Congratulations to all the bloggers. You are being presented with this award free from any preconditions. If anyone feels unable to accept the award, feel free to overlook this. If you want to accept and answer the questions only, that is perfectly fine too. Hope you have fun.

#Keepitalive

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Mystery blogger Award Nomination # 3

I have been nominated for another Mystery Blogger Award by the lovely Yaasotaa,

You can read all about it here in her post:

About The Mystery Blogger Award :

An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.’ Okoto Enigma

The Rules :

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

Her Questions to me;

1. What is your favorite colour?why…

I love yellow to look at, not wear as it doesn’t compliments my skin tone. But I love yellow things like the sun, sunflower, rubber ducky.

2. What is best in my blog?

I love your post;

Time to end 2K18

3.Do you have any pets? describe about it?

I don’t have pets. I used to have tiny chickens as a kid but they didn’t survive to grow up into bigger chickens.

4. What do you feel when you see the word” love”?

I feel that we human should love our environment and save it from destruction. Love each other and spread love.

5. What makes you blogging?

I started to blog on an impulse but now it’s become an important part of my day. I love to share my thoughts, my experiences and some creative ideas with my blogging family.

Here are links to my favorite posts;

All things bright and beautiful

Responsibility

My Questions ;

If life offered a redo, what part of it will you want to change?

Can you remember what was the one thing you hated about school?

Growing up, what was your dream profession/job?

If you met your English teacher today, what would be her opinion about your blog?

Would you rather be the frog prince/ princess or the ugly duckling?

My nominees;

1. Fandango, of this that and the other

2. Rory of a Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

3. Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

4. Dr Tanya of Salted caramel

5. Mel of the Crushed Caramel

6. Ursula of An upturned Soul

7. Britchy of the Bitchin in the kitchen

8. KSBeth of I didn’t have my glasses on

9. Winnie of Musings

10. Di of Pensitivity

11. Suze of Suziland too or obsolete childhood

#Keepitalive

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Liebster Award Nomination # 4

Tanya of SaltedCaramel has nominated me for Liebster award.

Thanks a lot to Dr Tanya @Salted Caramel for honoring my blog with this award. Please check out her blog and her amazing posts.

The Liebster Award is a blogger recognition award.

” The Liebster Award (Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome) provides new bloggers with the opportunity of discovery, as well as to support and connect with the community of bloggers. Bloggers nominate fellow bloggers with this recognition.

 

The Rules of Liebster Award

• Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog on your blog.

• Display the award on your blog.

• For the Liebster Award 2018, write a small post about what makes you passionate about blogging.

• Provide 10 random facts about yourself (optional).

• Nominate 5 – 11 blogs.

• List these rules in your post.

• Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post.

• Create new questions for your nominees to answer.

 Blogging has become very special to me. Read all about it in this post;

I got my very first wish for this new year

Tanya’s Questions;

1. If you were to start your blog over again, what is ONE thing that you would do differently?

I would not change a think. I learned from my mistakes and got better. So no change.

2. Do you think that it is essential for a blog to have a specific niche?

Depends on what you are writing. If you are going to write about something specific, then you should have a niche. If your writing is encompassing a wide variety of topics, than you don’t need to have a niche.

3. How important are photos/images to your posts?

Not very but they do add color and variety to a post. If there is a requirement or a scope to add pictures I do so.

4. Name three of your favorite authors/books/

Agatha Christie, Archer and Tolkien.

5. Has any particular author/book influenced your style or content?

Writer are always influenced by what they read, at least initially. I think my writing style is an amalgamation of all that I read.

6. What changes would you like to make in your life or blog in 2019?

In this year, I plan to be more organized in my blogging. Give more time to writing. Time management is the name of the game!

7. What do you prefer, writing or typing?

Typing, definitely.

8. What is your favourite tea or coffee?

Any full flavored coffee in the morning, followed by countless cups of decaf coffee through out the day.

9. Share a strategy you use to overcome writer’s block.

Go for a long walk, and stop thinking about writing. Something pops into my brain.

10. What is your main source of inspiration for writing?

My thoughts on different aspects of life. Life experiences and things going around me. Sometimes I am inspired by other bloggers and the questions they ask.

11. Share a link/links to your favourite blog posts.

Life and what it means to me.

Remember me when I am no more

 My questions are the same which are posed by Tanya.

My Nominee;

are all the bloggers who want to answer these great questions put to me by Tanya. Congratulations. Please link back your posts, if you accept the award, to me. I would love to read your answers.

Hope I see a few return posts.

#Keepitalive

#Liebesterawad

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Tom of Slumdog Soldier has nominated me for Another Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you so much for this honor to my blog. I appreciate your nomination and recognition very much. Tom is a great blogger and writer , you must visit his blog.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

‘An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.’
Okoto Enigma

Some general rules:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about me;

1. I have an eclectic taste in music, however I don’t listen to overly romantic songs.

2. I have a weakness for chocolate. I love all types of chocolates except white chocolate. For me, white chocolate is not a chocolate and is masquerading as one.

3. I get emotional very easily, specially if I am talking about something personal, so much so sometimes that I cannot complete my sentence.

Tom’s Five Questions:

1. What motivates you to continue blogging?

The fact that I am enjoying myself immensely here. The writing is fun, I never knew that I can write on so many diverse topics. Then there is the interaction with other bloggers in this world. I feel that I have made lot of friends here and it is fun to meet and chat with friends everyday.

2. Favourite blogging or writing advice?

I wrote a post on this recently. You can read it here;

Is blogging taking over your life.

In short, write from your heart, about topics that you are passionate about, divide your time between writing and reading and interact with fellow bloggers.

3. What do you hope 2019 will bring for your blog?

I hope to continue with my blog in the same trend that I already have, having a variety of topics and attracting more readers to my blog. Hope to get to 500 follows.

4. Do you have a favourite book or film that you never get tired of?

I have many books that I read again and again. I love the historical romances of Georgette Heyer. Her writing are full of humor and wit. I think I like her writing so much because these were my first introduction to romance.

5. What four words best describe you? (funny question)

An overweight, self proclaimed specialist on every subject, disregarding of the societal norms, advice giver. I think I have covered all the aspects of my personality! I think that these are more then four words.

My nominations;

Jamie of Applegate Genealogy

Been there with kids

Beutiflee

Winnie of Musings

Nova of My Naméste

Punam of Paeansunplugged

Tanya of Salted Caramel

Sonofabeach

The Stubborn Australian

Carol of The Wanderings of an elusive mind

A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips

My Questions;

What is the best thing about your blog?

What is your tag-line and how did you thought of it?

How would you encourage new bloggers?

How do you manage your time in the blogosphere?

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life? ( funny question)

For the nominees;

If you feel unable to accept the award or have a policy against accepting awards, there is no compulsion to do the award post. It’s your choice.

#Keepitalive

#Mysteryblogeraward

Liebster Award # 3

Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel has nominated me for a Liebster Award.

Thanks a lot Dr Tanya, I am truly grateful for this honor to my blog. I appreciate the support you and all my blogging family gives me.

Please check out Dr Tanya @Salted Caramel

The Rules

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.

2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you.

3. Give 5 (11 is too much) random thoughts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination.

5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

Some facts about Liebster Award

This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers, it is given to discover and encourage new blogs.

It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, etc.

The Questions:

(So not to be rude, but these are the same questions that I have answered previously too, so I will answer them in a pn upside down funny way, maybe bring smiles to your faces)

1)What is your biggest pet peeve?

My pet peeve nowadays is being asked the same question over and over again!

2)Where did you get the name for your blog?

I wanted to stay alive mentally and to keep others in my age bracket, hence the name, Keep it alive!

3)If you could change your blogs name, what would it be?

Now I am thinking, Stayin’ Alive, as in the song.

4)What was your favourite show as a kid?

It still is, Tom & Jerry Show.

5)Do you have any weird habits?

I am not weird at all, and please don’t look in my cupboard for the million boxes of cookies.

6)Do you like fall scents/tastes?

Yes. The scent of rainfall, but not the smell of fallen leaves, rotting away and neither that of people burning autumn leaves.

7)What is your favourite holiday and why?

A fully paid one! The reasons are obvious.

8)Do you prefer writing it down or typing it up?

I am experimenting with talking it out, on the phone. Hope it works out.

9)Netflix or cable?

NBC, ABC, or any other alphabetical network.

10)If money didn’t matter, what would you do with your life?

Get liposuction, stomach bypass surgery, face lift …… you get my drift?

11)What is your favourite thing about yourself?

That I can be funny, when I need to be, just like now!

5.Facts about me;

( I think that you people already know a lot about me and what I think that 5 facts are enough)

1. I love coffee, too much I think.

2. I prefer to eat vegetarian diet but have to consume chicken ( the only meat I can eat) for my diet.

3. Reading is my first love, but now I am finding it hard because of my blog.

4. I find that talking to myself can resolve conflicts in my mind.

5. I like to think of myself as a pragmatic and practical person.

My nominees;

Matilde Mbulo

A life of Amulgamation

Neenaperez

Courtney Mahrt

Ayra Dixit

Tarbelite Confessions

Bloom

DenaesPieces

Wandering Belle

Bette A Stevens

Joyroses13

All these are new blogs that I have started to follow. Some of them are new bloggers too. Congratulations to you all.

The choice to accept this nomination lies within each of you. You can ACCEPT it, and continue PAYING IT FORWARD or to refuse to accept it. I respect your decision either way.

My Questions;

What quality you like best in others?

What quality you like best in yourself?

How important is your blog to you?

Do you think that your blogging personality is different from your real life personality?

You have won a free vacation, all expense paid. Where will you go?

Which is the most played song on your playlist?

What is one thing you like best about blogging?

Do you think people should do their own thing or conform to the expectations of others?

We have been busy destroying the natural environment and polluting it. How would you reverse the situation?

What is your ideal Sunday like?

What is your hobby?

#Keepitalive