Wednesday, 10 June 2015

a blogger award to share together

#midlifeblog cresting the hill

There are times when I'm blogging that I think I am the only person in the world who reads what I write - I know that's not true because of the lovely comments I receive, but blogging does seem a little solitary at times. So, it was so nice to receive a nomination for the Sisterhood of the World bloggers award from Debbie who blogs at Debbie in Shape. She is a shining example of someone making an effort to encourage other bloggers by promoting health and fitness as well as helpful blogging tips and hints.

I'd like to think of this award as an opportunity to get together with some other bloggers and enjoy sharing the love. There were ten questions that Debbie came up with and I'll do my best to answer them in a short and sweet manner. I'd then like to nominate my 1Word Blog Challenge fellow bloggers to encourage them to come together and enjoy this award too by answering the questions I've come up with at the end of this post. I'm looking forward to seeing the answers from those who want to join in. Here are my answers:
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1. Are you a morning person?
No - I am a lover of my warm comfy bed and it is very difficult to part company in the mornings.

2. Which do you prefer: the mountains or the sea?
I think the sea - there's no uphill bits - but I hate sand in my bathers so swimming is for pools only.

3. What is your most read blog post?
My midlife madness moment when I quit my job (no regrets yet!!) Here's the link.

4. Who is your blogger role-model? One that you aspire to be like?
I'm not sure I have one - I'm just loving all the ladies I'm meeting and reading - it's a fabulous group!

5. Which city or country would you like to visit?
I've ticked off a few already but I haven't been to Greece or Italy - Venice would be very interesting.

6. What is your favorite motivational quote?
"Not my circus. Not my monkeys." I have it on a bangle to remind myself that not everything is my problem.

7. When you are not blogging you are…
Reading, walking, riding my bike, talking to my husband, coffeeing with friends, thinking about getting another job.

8. What is your favorite social media platform?
I don't even know what a social media platform is......I love blogging, I love facebook and I love Pinterest - but none of them really connect to each other because I use them differently.

9. Apple or Android?
I'm not a big fan of Apple - so I am an Android and Windows PC person.

10. What is the most important tip about blogging you have learned?
Be yourself and have fun. Nobody mentioned the added bonus of meeting lots of lovely people!
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Now for those who want to join the fun - these are your instructions should you accept this award:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  • Answer the 10 questions sent to you.
  • Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
Here are your questions:
  1. How did you pick your blog’s name?
  2. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
  3. What’s your favorite TV show?
  4. What are three things you cannot live without?
  5. Who is your favorite fictional character?
  6. What is your most prized possession?
  7. Describe yourself in three words.
  8. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
  9. What single quality do you most appreciate in people?
  10. What’s your favorite post that you’ve written? (Link, please!)
Nominate 8 other bloggers for the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award – link them in your post and notify them of their nomination. In this case, rather than nominating 8 individual bloggers I would like to nominate all the contributors to the #1word Blog Challenge because I'd love to see what you each have to say to the questions - go for it if you'd like to join in everyone!

Use this Sisterhood of the world bloggers award to motivate yourself toward excellence in blogging.


 this week's word was "together"

19 comments:

  1. Huge congrats on the award and thank you so much for the nomination, as well!! 😉

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    1. thanks Janine - I'll enjoy reading your answers if you decide to accept :)

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  2. Congratulations! I find it amusing that "cresting the hill" chose the sea! Lol I wish you much success in the future. I love your blog!

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    1. Hi Elena - the hill comment made me laugh - I guess I'm cresting and not climbing and that's what counts!

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  3. Really enjoyed your admission about social media platforms - me too! And hooray for Android!
    These are so much fun - great way to get to know fellow bloggers. Congratulations on the award!

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    1. Hi Lisa - nice to see someone else who is happy just to putter around and not make it always about blog traffic - I'll be popping over to check your stuff :)

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  4. Just getting to know you -- this was a nice way to learn more about you. Congrats on the award

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    1. Thanks Carol - I like reading other people's posts like this because it gives me a little insight into who they are :)

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  5. This is a lovely way to get to know you and each other a bit better. Congrats on your nomination and thank you for sharing it! :) I love how you handled the nomination part of it - no pressure, just join in if we'd like. That's a great way to do it ... and if I can find the time to accept and write up a post, I'd like to do so. Thank you for the nomination/opportunity and when I nominate others, I will use your excellent approach. Great post and idea! :)

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    1. Thanks Marcia - I like the idea of getting to know each other better - but not if it isn't something that floats your boat. I'd love to read your answers if you get time to do it :)

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  6. We have a lot in common! I love the "Not my circus, not my monkeys" quote! It's terrific to learn more about you!

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    1. Thanks Rena! I'm always a work in progress - and minding my own business is high on my list!

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  7. These question lists are always fun! Congrats on your nomination and thanks for passing it along!

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    1. Thanks Lisa - and thanks for the 1word challenge - it's always fun :)

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  8. I was nominated by Debbie as well so congratulations Leanne! Debbie is so thoughtful and helpful and I have met many lovely bloggers since starting in February. Keep up the great work I love your posts.

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    1. you are just extra special Sue - double the nominations! thanks for the blog love :)

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  9. Hi Leanne, I LOVE your blog and so happy to make this connection with you. I'm going to keep this open in my browser to look through it all a bit more later this afternoon, because I'm so intrigued. Love the vintage bike by the way:) Although my own blog is brand new (it's part of my own midlife madness--congrats on your new-found freedom by the way!), I would love to take part in answering the questions you included. I'll have to really give some thought to which bloggers I'd nominate. I'm so new to the blogging world, though, that I'll have to really give some thought to which bloggers I'd nominate. I've come across so many amazing writers in this short time. I didn't realize what I'd been missing out on!

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  10. Great way to get to know each other. I would like to do this, but it's going to take a while. Enjoyed linking up with you today.

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  11. Love that you are sharing your award. We really all are in this together to help share our lives and hopefully make the world a bit more entertaining :) #mlblvd fan

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