So a lovely fellow blogger, Rana has nominated me for an award!! Even if its not a super big deal I am pretty pleased as I haven’t been blogging properly for very long, and wasn’t even aware that anybody really paid much attention 🙂 So please go and check her out she is an awesome blogger!!
The award is either The Sunshine Award or The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. . I myself decided to go for the inspiring blogger award because it is more related to what I look for in other blogs, and what I like to try and achieve for others in my own 🙂
I have researched a couple of peoples posts who also won this award and have decided that I will use the same questions as Rana, because they seemed like good questions!! And Im feeling very unoriginal 😦 (I know not really a good advert for a blogger, but you know, Im writing a dissertation, let me off 🙂 )
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging originally for the purpose of improving my writing for the creative writing course I did at university. It seemed like every other student in the class had at least one blog and I thought I need to get me some of the blogging action! However as it turns out I have used this blog rarely for that purpose, and mostly for daily ramblings.
2. What is your favourite blog that you like to read?
Id say this was one of the trickiest questions because I really enjoy reading all of the blogs that pop up in my reader, but I am still getting the hang of this blogging lark and I don’t follow 100’s of people yet! I think the person I have to mention is Seb from The Thought Buffet Not only is he honest and funny but a fellow university goer! Check him out =]
3. What is your favourite colour?
Whilst being one of the more dull questions it was also one of the most easy ones! My favourite colour is orange. I couldn’t really tell you why. . .it used to pink (How stereotypical of me) but as i have gotten older orange has replaced my love of all things fuchsia!
4. What are your passions?
I would say that one of my main passions is literature, and I like to show my dedication by hoarding books like there is no tomorrow! (Really it is a problem because I can’t move for books) I have also studied English lit as a choice for all of my further education, and am currently doing a degree in it! I also have a passion for academia in general and aspire to be a teach of English at some point! Other passions would be animals, cheese, stationary and giraffes. (Im not sure if these last ones qualify for a passion or is simply me being weird. . )
5. What is your favourite animal?
It’s kind of been covered above, but I will reiterate it because I do love them so much! Giraffes are my favourite animal, as are dogs! Readers of my blog will know I love dogs and have two beautiful little shits of my own! My main reason for loving giraffes is nonsensical, but I just love their massive cute tongues!
6. What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to become a teacher/lecturer/professor of English Literature in a university. Its a long time coming but I am pretty determined to get there eventually!! Just a couple more degrees and qualifications to go I guess!
7. How much time do you spend blogging?
I actually spend a lot more time blogging in 2013 than I ever did before! I am going to put reasoning down to it being a tough year so far, and I guess I like using my blog to vent my upset/anger. It turns out there are loads of awesome people on this thing too! Win win 🙂
8. Do you watch TV? If so, what are your favourite shows?
Hmm. . I don’t watch loads of television, mostly because once I get invested in a series the rest of my life fades to nothing until it is over, and then the rest of the world has to wait a month or two whilst I grieve the loss of my show! But ones that have gained my love are Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Skins, Peep Show, Black Books, 90210, Friends, Scrubs, How I met your mother, and I think that may be it!
9. What is your favourite flower?
I think this is hard because Im not a massive flower lover, they are really quite a waste of money! But I do like pink roses, daisies and tulips . . you know, if I had to choose and someone reading ever wants to buy me flowers 😉
10. I think people think of their own question here. . ummm. . . Okay, what else am I currently doing with my life…other than wracking my brains for a simple question?
Well as you have probably gathered, I am a third year at university doing combined honours English lit and Creative writing – majoring in English. I also have a part time job at a pub, I have worked there for years and am pretty eager to move on but it could be worse! And I am currently struggling to write a dissertation that doesn’t read like a child has been let loose with a keyboard! I think that is everything at the minute (:
Okay! Well done if you got this far!! The 10 people I would like to nominate for the Very Inspiring Blogger award are. . .
1. The Thought Buffet
2. Fat Girl, PhD
3. macchina fotografica
4. Writing Glimmers
5. Ophelia Dagger
7. Words Form Windows
8. MY RIGHT TO BITCH
9. The Good Greatsby
So there we have it!! If you would rather accept the Sunshine award then go for it!!! 😀 Or if your feeling super pleased with yourself why not take both 🙂 You deserve it after all!
If the 10 people I tagged fancy doing this for yourself the rules are as follows:
1) Display the award’s logo in your post or on your blog
2) Answer 10 questions about yourself.
3) Nominate 10 other bloggers.
4) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know that they have been nominated.
5) Link the person (people) who nominated you.