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Another Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated by Cherryl of Cherrylynn for another Sunshine Blogger Award.

Thank you Cherryl

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? ๐Ÿ”†

โ€œThe Blogosphere community holds several awards that bloggers use to nominate a blog in appreciation for its creative, inspiring, or motivational content.โ€

โ€œThe award also helps other bloggers receive recognition and free exposure for their blogs.โ€

Awardโ€™s Rules ๐ŸŒป

There are some basic rules to follow if you decide to participate:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so everyone can visit.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog post.
  • List the rules and display the Award logo on your blog post.

Cherryl’s Questions ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ”†

Question 1 What inspired you to start blogging?

The desire to write and be published.

Question 2 Have you inspired anyone you know to start a blog?

I can proudly say that I have. A dear friend downloaded the WordPress app just to read my blog posts. She then proceeded to launch her own blog and discovered what a talented writer she is. Her blog is now far more popular than mine.

Question 3 What has been your biggest blogging learning curve this year?

I don’t exactly know how you mean learning curve but I have realised that short posts with pictures and posts written in response to writing prompts do far better than long form content.

Question 4 Where do you see your blog in five years time?

Hmmmm. I would like to see it as an interesting place with a lot of variety and that enables me to make a little money too.

Question 5 Do you blog/write full time for a living โ€“ as a main profession โ€“ if so, what was the main turning point?

No. My blog is just a hobby as I can’t spend as much time on it as I would like. I would love to turn it into a full time career given the time and the oppurtunity.

Question 6 Tell us your biggest pet peeve about bloggers?

I don’t have a pet peeve about bloggers. My pet peeve is about “spammers”. I really hate it when my spam folder gets choked up and I have to delete spam comments one by one. I don’t know why this keeps happening even though I have Akismet, the anti spam software.

Question 7 What is the biggest tip you would give to bloggers trying to become โ€˜more successfulโ€™ bloggers?

Post frequently and consistently.

Question 8 Have you had any of your writing published by a magazine or newspaper etc editor โ€“ is so, please share a some links if you can, Iโ€™d love to read them?

I free lanced for a newspaper for a few months but this was 25 years ago. Unfortunately there were no links back then. Recently, an article I wrote was published in a newspaper but I don’t have the link. I will try to find it.

Question 9 Do you have any experiences of solo travel?

I have travelled to various cities in my own country for work. I don’t know if you would call that travelling per se. The tourist kind of travel abroad and at home I have always done with my family.

Question 10 Describe your most memorable travel experience and reasons why?

My most memorable travel experience is a week I spent in London. Why? I don’t think anyone who has spent some time there needs to ask. London is London.

Question 11 What has been your most disappointing travel experience and why?

I am afraid I can’t answer this one honestly. I like to travel so much that even a less than memorable trip seems fun to me.

40 thoughts on “Another Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations and thank you for the nomination but I don’t do the awards anymore because lack of time ๐Ÿคช However, very appreciated! I’m really grateful!
    Wish in 5 years, your blog will be exactly where you wish for ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy blogging ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

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      1. Oh
        You nominated me?! ๐Ÿค—

        I really didn’t understand
        that part of it when I first
        saw it.

        I plan to prepare a post on
        that Doc.

        Thanks for the nomination โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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  2. Hey Tanya – congratulations on receiving The SBA ๐Ÿ™‚ Well deserved.

    Also thank you for your gifting of the award to me also, l will try to attend to that soon.

    Again well done ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for accepting this gift and taking the time to amswer my questions at length.
      I think you could make this blogging advice into a separate post so that maybe more people benefit from it.
      I always felt the same as you do about social media and therefore feel most reassured by your opinion.

      But I would like you to expand a little on making omes content more edgy.

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      1. Hey Tanya, it was a pleasure, and many thanks for the questions – they made me think a bit more deeply and therefore warranted a quality response.

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  3. Thank you for accepting the nomination – your answers are very clear and insightful – I enjoyed reading them ๐Ÿค—

    I have the Akismet protection on my blog comments too – and never get any spam (it blocks spam comments and sets the aside – not visible in my published comments) – I don’t moderate comments either, so I don’t have to sift through manually- maybe that’s why??? ๐Ÿง

    I wish you all the best in achieving your blogging goals – like you, I would like to spend more time on blogging but my time is committed to other things at the moment – hopefully one day the blog (or other writing) might tip the scales!

    Happy blogging
    Cherrylynn ๐Ÿ˜Šx

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      1. You’re very welcome indeed – your blog content never dissapoints ๐Ÿค— Might be worth getting in touch with WordPress about the spam if it gets to be too much of a nuisance.

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