Liebster Awards

Jody has nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! I think Jody is an amazing writer and I am flattered that she would nominate me too. Thank you for reading my blog.  Although I am partial to her Poetry, Jody’s regular blog-posts give a great insight into herself and her process.

Here are my answers to her Questions:

1. What’s the main reason why you have a blog?

I chose to do this particular blog to record somewhere the thoughts that were suddenly flowing through my mind, the poems that I write are all “inspired”, very little thought goes into them, they mostly flow from my mind to the keyboard, sometimes people inspire them, at other times, random thoughts or ideas do the trick, and if I don’t record them, they are then forever lost to me.

2. What is most important to you in the world?

To find the happiness that expression through the arts bring to me and to those who see and read what I’ve done and find something in it that affects them in any way.

3. If you’re experiencing writer’s block, how do you overcome this?

I don’t ever force the words, either they come or they don’t, if I ever stumble while writing a piece, I leave it for the time, and come back to it later.

4. What most inspires you to write?

Humans and their capacity to Love, whether it’s to love a family member, someones else, something else or a deity, and how these interactions impact upon myself.

5. Who was your greatest role model as a child?

My greatest role model is my father, he’s not a poet or a writer, an artist or a musician, but his views molded me, shamefully I have not lived up to his ideals, but his words are still in my heart.

6. If you looked back on your life, is there anything you wish you had done differently?

No, because to have done something different would negate the person I am today, my mistakes and my triumphs have shaped me, the people I’ve chosen as friends, those I’ve loved, have made me who I am

7. What’s your favourite post you have created and why?

My favourite post / poem so far on this blog is “The Chosen Path”, it is a poem that I did not feel the need to write all in one go, but took it one step at a time, and it contains my heart and soul, not expressed as beautifully as many others here can, but adequate for me.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world, past, present or future, where would you go?

I would love to have been in England at the time when Shakespeare had written his plays, no explanation should be necessary for that one 🙂

9. What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?

In 5 years time, I’d like to still be inspired daily to write

10. What do you hope to achieve by writing?

By writing, I simply hope to be able to express myself as my heart sees fit, the brain is simply a conduit for the heart and soul of art.

Here are the rules to the Liebster Award:

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
  • Answer the 10 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 blogs and create 10 questions for your nominees.

Here are my 10 nominees:


Unaware But Underlined

Paul F. Lenzi

Joyce Benzyl Sabio

Josephine Ranes

Melissa Holden

Helen Midgely

Roxi St. Clair

Freckled Silly Proser

RV Amor

My 10 Questions for the Nominees:

1. What do you get from blogging?

2. How do you react to readers and other bloggers trying to correct your work?

3. Is the frequency of blogging an important thing to you?

4. What other art-form inspires you, or do you practice other than writing?

5. Who was your greatest role model as a child?

6. If you could write the future for one day, to predict tomorrow just once, would you do it?

7. Do you have a favourite topic to write on, and why is it your favourite?

8. If you could spend time again in one moment of your life, what moment would you choose?

9. What kind of blogging do you see yourself doing in another 2 years?

10. Which do you prefer, A night under the stars alone, or an afternoon at a waterfall?

I know that not all the nominees may like to follow-up on this, and That I completely understand. 🙂  Happy Blogging.

January 16th, 2014 Update

Jeannette has also nominated me today for the Liebster Award.  Thanks Jeanette



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