I’m truly honoured to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award once again: this time by Slumdog Soldier. I’m so humbled and deeply grateful by this fantastic opportunity! I apologise to all the lovely bloggers who nominated me before. Somehow I could never participate. Feeling bad ! Thank you ever so much Tom Burton for not giving up on me. Please visit Slumdog Soldier, his amazing blog: he’s a visionary writer with a logical disposition and a lyrical skill with words. One of my favourite posts of his has been ‘wrinkled, cracked, unbroken’. His blog is definitely worth your time if you want to know some useful tips on blogging. I appreciate his valuable feedback and encouraging connection with other fellow bloggers.
The aim of the Sunshine Blogger Award is to help spread love and support for each other throughout the blogging community, so if you’re nominated, here are some rules:
• Thank the person who nominated you and provides a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.
1. What is your favourite season of the year and why?
It has to be spring. It is always fascinating to see daffodils the first signs, followed by flowers of all kinds and colours.
2. Do you have a favourite quote that’s really inspired you?
I like reading Rumi, his quote, ‘Raise your words not your voice, it is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder’ is very inspiring and has helped me choose the name of my blog..
3. If you could choose any book character as a close friend, who would it be?
I was reading Divergent by Veronica Roth lately. I like friends who think outside the box, are there to help in times others presume us as divergent, insignificant or of different faction. Friends to me are for all seasons of life.
4. What is one of your favourite comfort foods?
Any spicy food. I prefer peri peri grilled chicken and try to avoid carbs, light desserts are also such a great temptation.
5. What would your dream job be?
At present, it would be writing and publishing a book. Although writing had never been my strength yet I have started to enjoy it and would love to develop it further.
6. Why did you start blogging?
There is a saying that ‘when you are in love, you have to dance’. I think the writer in me wanted to come out with out any fear of being judged.
I always felt I had that extra energy in me that needed to be channelised. Somehow it did not come across verbally. I am usually more reserved and quiet which made me observant. Learning environment is the first reason to go over and beyond my self to reach out to others. I share my perspective and then make a connection to learn from the mutual experience with my reader.
7. How long have you been blogging for?
Not too long. It has been seven months. Feels forever though. There were times when I was not sure on what and how to write. I think that uncertainty is gradually dispersing, now that I have started to enjoy blogging.
8. What kind of blogs do you enjoy reading?
Inspiring blogs, reflective, with inference and a room for personal intuitive growth..prefer it with a touch of laughter here and there. I feel passionate about creativity of all kinds from all ages. It is fascinating to read how others observe, reflect and communicate. It is a magical experience of getting an insight into the mind of an unknown talented person, it is a binding of its own kind.
9. What would you like readers to get out of your blog?
I would love for my readers to read in between the lines, to use their imagination and perspective to take from where I left.
I would appreciate if my readers could share their understanding. It is always a pleasure to know when an idea managed to resonate and when it fell short of getting across, so I could make some improvements and fill in the gaps.
10. What have you enjoyed about blogging?
My freedom and my opinion. Writing feels an extension to my student life. I enjoy sharing my humble disposition out of thin air. It feels like driving a racing car and sometimes having a bullfight. I don’t win every time yet I learn courage to put up a fight each time. Hopefully one day I will master the art too.
11. Which of your own blog posts would you recommend to new readers first?
I have a section of travel diaries, stories and blogs on overall well being. I have some funny posts on the most annoying best buddies too. My topics are about children, parenting, young, middle and old age. It is up to the choice of my readers. Personally, ‘the big picture’ is what I try to see in all my writings; my story ‘the power of love’ I feel is special to me.
Questions for my nominees:
1. How do you like to be introduced to the bloggers?
2. What is your motivation for blogging?
3. What is your hobby?
4. What’s your favourite time of the year?
5. What’s a favourite quote that’s really inspired you?
6. What is life and what is death?
7. How do you like to wind down after a busy day?
8. What do you dream to achieve one day?
9. How significant for you is a purpose in life?
10. What have you learnt about your experience from blogging so far?
11. Have you thought of a new year resolution?
My Nominees Are:
Through my lens
My rebellious world
If you would like to participate, thank you ever so much for your time! Happy blogging, everyone! 🤝
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas.