Real Neat Blog Award

I have been nominated by Carll @ The Pine-Scented Chronicles for this award. Here are the rules:

Put the award logo on your blog.

Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.

Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

So here are my answers to Carll’s questions:

Tell me more about your blog; what motivated you to start?

Two things: First, I had just published a book myself on Amazon Kindle and wanted to post excerpts from it on a blog. And secondly, I was tired of creative writing and thought I would post some poems I wrote a long time ago, and also write reviews of other books – which I love doing.

What inspires you to keep on blogging or writing?

I’m enjoying the process; I love to comment on other blogs; talking about books and writing is such fun.

Off the blogs you’ve written, which do you like the best?

I think I like best the review of Patrick de Witt’s first novel “Ablutions” because I love the book so much.

What book or movie best depicts your life?

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac. She had a very strict father!

How are you coping with lock down?

I hate when all the shops are shut – it reminds me of Sundays long ago.

What three things have I learned during lock down?

I live alone and I love it, and during these days I’m very happy to have an excuse to spend more time alone. I hate wearing a mask – it steams up my glasses. There are two kinds of people – those who follow the social distance rule, and those who won’t.

Give one piece of advice to those who would like to begin a blog of their own.

Have everything clear in your mind; what you want to blog about, how often you want to do it, and learn from those you are following.

Thanks Carll @ The Pine-Scented Chronicles for the nomination, I appreciate it; it’s a real fun thing to do.

My nominees are:

The Travellothoner @ Bombay Ficus

João-Maria @ (CALIATH)

Jan Paul @ J. P. D. T.

Island Traveller @ This Man’s Journey

Sarvagya @ Desproticar

My questions:

  1. How much time to you spend blogging every day or week?
  2. How many bloggers do you follow?
  3. Have you more time to blog during lock down?
  4. Do you have a long list of books to read, music to hear, blogs to write?
  5. Who is your absolute favourite author/musician?
  6. Do you feel under pressure to blog, or write, or review, or read?
  7. Do you really enjoy blogging?

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.


6 thoughts on “Real Neat Blog Award

  1. Thanks for sharing your world and experience with us and thanks for the nomination. Truly honored and appreciative of the generosity. We all more reasons to smile and be inspired nowadays due to the pandemic . Take care and Stay Safe.

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  2. Elizabeth, I’m incredibly warmed that you’d remember be, though I do not participate in awards merely because, if you’ve blogged for as long as I have, they can very well snowball and become your entire blog, haha.
    I will answer your beautiful questions here, if you don’t mind, if not just to honour your own:
    1. It very much depends on if I’m writing or reading; I tend to read those I follow for about an hour, in the evening, each day. In regards to making actual blog posts, sometimes it takes me hours in a week, sometimes, I do not post.
    2. I follow exactly 74 sites!, though not all of them are active by now.
    3. Not really, sadly. I think I have less.
    4. Absolutely; when it comes to books I must read, that list is monumental. I shall die before I complete it, that’s for sure.
    5. My absolute favourite author is Dostoevsky and my absolute favourite musician that is alive is Joep Beving.
    6. Not really, but I do feel some pressure to write in a certain way, sometimes. I’m very stylistically bound and have many self-imposed limitations to my creativity, sadly.
    7. I really do. I like interacting with people regarding my work, and interact with others regarding theirs; it’s a part of creativity that I do not want to acquiesce.

    Again, thank you so much, Elizabeth. It means a lot to be remembered.

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