‘Shine On’ and ‘Reality Blog’ Awards

Reality blog award

Shine on awards

A heartfelt thank you to the man of many names, Adetokunbo Adetuyi, for nominating me for these awards! I’m truly honored. Writing is a rewarding process but even more so when my writing makes a difference to someone. Adetokunbo is a doctor, poet and blogger. So you see he is very talented. His blog is incredibly eye-opening, touching on topics such as Female Genital Mutilation, art, Christianity, poetry -his own and that of other poets- and even the history behind the word ‘kwashiokor’. To visit his blog, all you have to do is click on this link: http://adetokunbohr.wordpress.com/.

For these awards, I nominate:

The Better Man Projects
Artdone
Poetry blog of mine
Ese’s voice
Uzoma
ReikiHeidi
Marjorie
Daydreamer dreams
Seyi Sandra David 
Daily motivation

Congratulations on your nominations! The rules to follow after being nominated are:

1    Show appreciation to the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post
2    Add the award logo to your blog
3    Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire
4    Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know
5    Optional questions

Again: thank you, Adetokunbohr, for the nomination!

The ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award :)

1. Thank you to Cristi Moise for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. He tends to have the prettiest posts on his blog. He surely has ‘one lovely blog’ so congratulations on your nomination, Cristi M.!

2. The seven things about me are available here.

3. I’m glad to nominate:

The rules for nominees are:

1.Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you.

2. Describe 7 things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.

Thanks again for the nomination Cristi M!

The ‘Super Sweet Blogging’ Award

1. It’s so ‘sweet’ of you to nominate me for this award, Ramu Das! Thanks a lot. To read Ramu Das’ interesting posts, kindly visit: http://ramudas.wordpress.com/.

2. Nominations for the Super Sweet Blogger Award:

3. The 5 questions and my 5 answers:

  • Cookies or cake? I wouldn’t normally take sides but: cookies.
  • Chocolate or vanilla? I wouldn’t normally take sides so: chocolate cake, vanilla milkshake.
  • What is your favorite sweet treat? I have no idea so I’ll just say: milkshake/ice-cream.
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? There isn’t a particular time but: maybe at the end of a long day.
  • If you had a sweet nickname what would it be? It would be Tebo 🙂

Thanks for the compliment/award!

The ‘Versatile Blogger’ Award

1. A hearty ‘thank you!’ to the multi-talented J.E. Lattimer for the nomination. For original writing and photography by J.E. Lattimer, do visit http://fictionalmachines.com/.

2. I mentioned 7 unknown things about me in a recent post; so, because there isn’t that much to share, allow me to use the same list of seven things.

  • I like it when writers make themselves known as-for example- ‘J.E Lattimer’ or ‘C.B. Wentworth’. The initials just add a nice touch to the name.
  • I can’t decide whether I’m a dog person or a cat person: they’re both so adorable.
  • I consider prose and poetry as powerful as music, only they demand more attention compared to a catchy tune.
  • I think whoever first had the idea of mass producing and selling sticky notes is one unsung hero.
  • I’d rather order in than sit in a restaurant.
  • One of my biggest ambitions is to attend a soccer match somewhere in the UK, or Spain.
  • I’d love to take classes in archery and fencing someday.

3. My nominations for the award are:

Thank you for the nomination, J.E. Lattimer.

The ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ Award

1. Thank you, Christina. It’s a privilege to have your nomination. Christina once said some truly inspiring words, “…I’ve decided it’s time to reconstruct the person that I am…to bring together the past, the present, and the future into a new me.  I will not remain frozen in time any longer.” She also has a very cool gravatar image. For posts from Christina, go to http://reconstructingchristina.com/.

2. The following 7 things about me are a combination of two lists I posted for previous awards. I hope that’s ok.

  • I think whoever first had the idea of mass producing and selling sticky notes is an unsung hero.
  • I consider prose and poetry as powerful as music, only they demand more attention compared to a catchy tune.
  • I can’t decide whether I’m a dog person or a cat person: they’re both so adorable.
  • I tend to come across as an introvert.
  • I love beef jerky.
  • One of my biggest ambitions is to attend a soccer match somewhere in the UK, or Spain.
  • I’d love to take up archery and fencing someday.

3. The 15 bloggers I nominate are:

Congratulations to you all. And thanks again, Christina, for the nomination.

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award

1. Thank you to Julia Dean-Richards at A Place For Poetry for the nomination. It’s such an honor to create stories and poetry and for someone to actually like them. Much thanks, indeed. I’m also inspired that Julia Dean-Richards has a novel and performance piece all credited to her name. To check it out: http://snailbeachtails.com .

2. 7 things you don’t know about me:

  • I’d rather order in than sit in a restaurant.
  • One of my biggest ambitions is to attend a soccer match somewhere in the UK, or Spain.
  • I’d love to take classes in archery and fencing someday.
  • I like it when writers make themselves known as-for example- ‘J.E Lattimer’ or ‘C.B. Wentworth’. The initials just add a nice touch to the name.
  • I can’t decide whether I’m a dog person or a cat person: they’re both so adorable.
  • I consider prose and poetry as powerful as music, only they demand more attention compared to a catchy tune.
  • I think whoever first had the idea of mass producing and selling sticky notes is one unsung hero.

3. Nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award:

That’s it from a grateful me.

The ‘Creative Chaos’ Award

1. A big thank you to Lucas Draeger for nominating me for this award. I appreciate the recognition. Lucas Draeger’s amazing blog can be found at http://legionwriter.wordpress.com. One profound thing he said that I will always remember is: “Every person, place, or circumstance is an excuse to write something.”

2. Three weird things about myself:

  • I love beef jerky
  • I’d rather the word ‘party’ didn’t exist
  • I have no more ‘weird things about myself’ to expose.

3. I’m a glass half empty kind of person most of the time. I tend to feel there is room for improvement in everything I do and in some things other people do.

(4. I’d rather not answer the ‘underpants question’.)

5. Nominations for the Creative Chaos Award:

Thanks again, ‘Lucas Draeger’ !

The ‘Tell me about yourself’ Award

1. Thank you Miss Zari for nominating me for the ‘Tell me about yourself’ Award 🙂

Your blog always gets me excited because you talk about all the wonderful places to visit and things to see in the world. You remind me that there is so much to look forward to in life and the journey of life can be wonderful if we allow it. Miss Zari’s blog can be explored at http://travelculturefood.wordpress.com/. She has great pictures of incredible places like Brazil and Portugal.

2. 7 things about myself I have not shared:

  1. I would love to take a tour of some of Europe one summer.
  2. Growing up, I used to listen to records from ABBA and Dolly Parton (among others) -I still do.
  3. My favorite sports event is the FIFA World Cup.
  4. I have been in the USA for about 10 months now. (I originally come from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.) And I love Americans but American cuisine: not so much.
  5. I have two elder sisters and all my family is in Zimbabwe.
  6. I’m an engineering mathematics major at a college in North Carolina, USA.
  7. I tend to come across as an introvert.

3. 7 people to nominate:

Vincent Mars http://theboywithahat.wordpress.com/

Daniel J. Davis http://danieljdavis.wordpress.com/about/

Lamberta http://caitlambert.wordpress.com/listen-up-readers/

Maarit-Johanna http://historyoftheancientworld.wordpress.com/about/

Tobbe ‘Torbs’ Lindgren http://slapppshotblog.com/about/

Deira http://deirasdelights.com/

Sifrim http://ifrimphotography.wordpress.com/

Ok, that’s it from me. Thanks again for the nomination, Miss Zari.