I’m very lucky to have been nominated for the Leibster Blog Award by Shitij Bagga of Confessions of a Disquisitive Writer and geekybooksnob of (strangely enough) The Geeky Book Snob . Nice! The award is for bloggers who have less than 200 followers (which is certainly me!) and there are a few “rules” if one is to accept the award. I must admit, I received the first nomination some time ago and have been a bit slack about doing anything about it. So here goes…
The rules seem to differ slightly from blog to blog but the main ones are :
1) Thank the person who nominated you
2) Answer the 11 questions they have asked of you.
3) Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award.
So, firstly, thank you to my “nominators” mentioned above. It’s nice to be read, thank you!
Secondly, answering 11 questions about myself:
Q1. What is your favourite book of all time?
Hmmm, too hard to answer and we don’t have all night. If you want a long answer go to this entry where I’ve talked about my fave books before (yes, I know I’m cheating!).
Q2. Which is your favourite post from your own blog till date and why?
Ummm, gosh. I think I’m still learning and trying to write anything so I’m not hugely impressed with any of my posts. But I’m getting there. I quite liked Ten Random Things and Dumb Things though.
Q3. You’re meeting your girlfriend/boyfriend’s parents for the first time. What do you say or do to break the ice?
I just try really hard not to break stuff.
Q4. You are 100% free from work and other shackles for today. How would you like to spend your day? (in couple of sentences at most)
Reading. Crafting. And if “shackles” also includes a non-beach-ready body, I would also like to spend some time at the beach.
Q5. Have you ever read a book that challenged your intellect? Which one and how was it challenging?
Edward de Bono’s “Six Thinking Hats”. It hurt my brain. Also, Alain de Botton’s “Religion for Atheists”. It hurt my brain too. But it made me remember why I’m not a church goer.
Q6. Mention one of your obsessive compulsive habits that you’ve ever had. (like climbing stairs two steps at a time.. come on, everybody HAS something)
Where do I start? I have quite a few little secret OCD things I do. I have to have the tags on towels facing away from me when I hang them up. Also, I need to count things 4 times. I have to have pegs matching when I hang out the laundry. That’s weird, isn’t it?
Q7. One thing that you have always been really good at.
Spelling (please don’t go and find any mistakes in here – that would be devastating). Also, gift-giving. I give awesome gifts!
Q8. One thing that you have always been really bad at.
Phew, that would be a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g list. Anything where I have to do it in front of other people ie dancing, public speaking. Also, sport. Of any kind.
Q9. What did you want to become when you were little and what have you become? Is it the same?
I wanted to be a writer or a singer. I can’t sing so I may have to stick to writing. And that ain’t going so well either so I may have to come up with someone else altogether. I also wanted to be a fairy or a “good” witch so there’s that as a back-up plan.
Q10. One thing that you would love to procrastinate forever, if it was so possible.
Hmmmm, I might have to get back to you on that one….
Q11. Favourite age at which you could go back and live it again.
Four. Four was a cool age. 1978 was a pretty good year. I wore flares. I had a womble t-shirt. I was kicking butt in the finger-painting stakes at kindy. Also, I could run around in just my underpants and no one cared.
So now I have to nominate 11 bloggers for this award…(it might be less than 11 because I’m tired and want to get this finished…again, cheating):
….Ok, on second thoughts maybe I can’t do this bit. Maybe I have to decline the generous nominations. It’s just that all the bloggers I really like have more than 200 followers. They generally have, like, a million. Can I come back to this bit? I hope so. I will, I promise…it’s just that I don’t want to nominate people just for the sake of it…that seems disingenuous so can I just nominate ones I like, regardless of number of followers? Cool beans. Here goes :
Happy People Happy Homes
Polly’s Paper Studio
Ideas for a Writer
Vintage Wanna Bee
Thrift Shopper for Peace
Treasures from the Heart
Crow’s Feet Chic
Words and Herbs
So there you are. I didn’t really complete all the criteria properly but as the Leibster Award is for newbies, I hope I’ll be let off. Thanks again to those that were kind enough to nominate me. Check out some of the blogs I’ve listed and share the bloggy love…