The Sunshine Blogger Award come to me from the fabulous Robert Goldstein.
The rules are:
Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award.
Many (belated) thanks to Robert Goldstein for the nomination!
List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Answer the 11 questions asked of you.
1. Why do you blog?
I think I started blogging because I found it to be cathartic.
2. What most frustrates you about blogging?
a) WordPress keeps fiddling around with the format and it drives me crazy.
b) Trolls (although I do have fun “playing with them.”)
3. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
The wonderful people I have met and befriended and so important…the support I have found.
4. How do you define success?
Having no regrets.
5. What is the one thing you want from your followers?
Money. (Just kidding.) Understanding, maybe.
6. What is the one thing you want to give the people you follow?
Support, hope and understanding.
7. How do you define the difference between positive and negative criticism?
Positive criticism is helpful and appreciated. Negative criticism is caustic and unwelcome. You can disagree with someone’s opinion and you can tell them their writing sucks but you don’t have to be an ass about it. I’ve had readers comment that they couldn’t “like” what I posted because it was too sad…and that’s fine. I’ve had readers say they didn’t like the way I ended a story…and that’s fine, too. My stories have never been “warm and fuzzy.” They are most likely going to be “dark and twisty.”
8. How do you deal with moments when a blogger you like posts something you don’t like?
Reading something that I don’t like doesn’t ruffle my feathers, unless someone is blatantly attacking race, religion, sexual orientation or mental illness, in which case, I hit “unfollow” with lightning speed. We all have our likes, dislikes, opinions and thoughts but I have no tolerance for that kind of bullshit.
9. Is your blog a journal, a literary experiment, performance art or none of those?
My blog started out as a sort of journal. It’s always a literary experiment because I have never considered myself to be a real writer. It’s certainly not art. I think I’d call it “piddling around.”
10. What is success as a blogger?
I think that depends on your definition of success. For some, it may be an insane amount of followers. For some, it may be a step toward having something published. For me, I’m just glad someone reads my stuff.
11. By your definition, do you consider yourself successful?
*See #4. Probably not. I have too many regrets.
My 11 questions:
1. What is your favorite holiday and why?
2. If you could re-live one moment in your life, what would it be and why?
3. What is your belief? Evolution or Divine Creation?
4. If you could suddenly have any talent, what would it be and why?
5. If a homeless person asked you for money, would you give it to them?
6. When was the last time your cursed and why?
7. If you were exiled to a deserted island and could only take one thing, what would it be?
8. What is one thing that makes you so mad, you could spit?
9. What is your favorite sound?
10. Do your dream in color?
11. If you come to a fork in the road, do you go right or left?
So many bloggers are “award free,” so it’s difficult to come up with nominations, so if that is your case, my apologies.
Darnell Cureton ( a new follower)
Swanyriver (just do it!)
Snakesinthegrass (I want to hear your answers, Marty)
*Robert…I’d like to hear your answers, too.)*