The very talented Rob Goldstein nominated me for this award. You can read his entertaining post here: https://robertmgoldstein.com/2018/06/26/the-sunshine-blogger-award-2/. While you are visiting be sure to enjoy some of Rob’s wonderful artwork.
I liked Rob’s questions. Here they are with my answers:
- Why do you blog? I blog because I really enjoy the interaction with other, similar minded people. I have met so many wonderful writers, poets, artists, quilters and other artistic people through my blog. I enjoy the array of viewpoints, thoughts and creative outpourings that I read every day as well as all the lovely book reviews which have raised my TBR to house roof height.
- What most frustrates you about blogging? I don’t find blogging frustrating. If I did I probably wouldn’t do it. I sometimes feel annoyed by my own lack of technical expertise when I can’t get something right on my blog.
- What do you enjoy most about blogging? I enjoy the lovely bloggers I meet and their interesting posts and ideas.
- How do you define success? I define success as being well-rounded. You need to work hard but find a balance so that you also enjoy life and family and find time for great hobbies like blogging and writing.
- What is the one thing you most want from your followers? Hmmm, very hard. My followers are a lovely group of supportive and interactive bloggers. They post helpful comments and give me support and advice. I don’t think I could expect more.
- What is the one thing you most want to give the people you
follow. I hope I return the advice and support I receive from others. I have limited time as I work full time so I can’t read every post by all my friends but I try to read a few from everyone every week and stay in touch.
- How do you define the difference between positive and negative criticism? Positive criticism is constructive, it helps you to improve. Negative criticism is destructive and doesn’t help you to improve.
- How do you deal with moments when a blogger you like posts something you don’t like? Everyone is entitled to their opinion, that is the beauty of blogging. If I don’t like a post, I try to comment on any positive I took from it.
- Is your blog a journal, a literary experiment, performance art or none of that? My blog seems to be a bit of a jumble [just like my mind – giggle]. It has fondant art, poetry, 99-word prompts, photographs, book reviews and other literary thoughts. It is all creative though.
- What is success as a blogger? To me, success as a blogger is to meet interesting people and develop friendships. I also like to learn and grow from other people with similar interests.
- By your definition, do you consider yourself successful? I am happy with my life, my boys are doing well at school, I am still married after 17 years and I eat every day. Yes, I do think I am successful.
Rob nominated a number of people to join in so I am not going to do any nominations and don’t feel I can improve on these great questions. I love reading about why people blog and their blogging experience so do join in with your thoughts on this topic if you would like to. I would love to read your posts.