Originally published April 16, 2018, this collection of pieces was in response to a “Real Neat Blog” nomination courtesy of one of my dearest fellow poets of all times, “A Thought for Change”. I really miss these days, and I miss you, my friend.
The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/04/18/real-neat-blog-award-nomination/
Today, I was nominated for a Real Neat Blogger award by Thought for Change, of the blog The Rendezvous Club (https://thinkingclearly483645316.wordpress.com). Thank you; it is an honor to receive this nomination, especially from such a spectacular fellow blogger.
About Thought for Change and The Rendezvous Club
Thought for Change is a brilliant young writer who speaks directly from her heart on a variety of subjects and using a diverse range of mediums. She primarily writes poetry, but also posts in journal format and responds frequently to challenges, nominations, and the posts of other bloggers. I have greatly enjoyed following her blog, and highly recommend it to any of my readers who are not already doing so.
- Display the award logo
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
- Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
- Nominate 5-10 bloggers
- Ask them 7 questions
My Responses to Questions Posed
The questions posed by Thought for Change, and my responses thereto, are as follows:
- What’s you favorite color? Why is it your favorite color?
- For you what’s life without Love?
- What’s that one word which defines you?
- If you know that the world ends in a few days what would you do?
- What’s your take on war?
- If you could choose a person to be your best friend from your blogging community who would it be?
- What do you like about yourself?
My Nominees and Questions Thereto
I nominate the following blogs for the Real Neat Blog Award:
Author: Froggy Crochet
Description: This is a very fun blog read for its honesty and open nature. The author posts in a wide variety of formats on a range of topics, most of them relating to ongoing events in the author’s life but also related to cooking, crafts, and thoughts on the state of reality. There are a number of posts about pets and animals, as the author owns pet rats and a snake.
Author: Emerging from the Dark Night
Description: This is a beautiful poetry blog that mostly addresses topics relates to healing, trauma, introspection, and general philosophy. The author has a very unique and personal language that elevates the reader through a narrative of redemption and growth. I greatly enjoy all of the posts on this blog and highly recommend it as a valuable resource for growth as well as objectively interesting prose.
Author: Bluebell Rizzi
Description: This blog features a variety of creative writing as well as periodic music recommendations accompanied by full lyrics. I enjoy the juxtaposition between the dark topics covered and the overall positive and uplifting nature of the author’s writing. Posts are also generally accompanied by visual art as well as original written content, which are highly complimentary and visually appealing in presentation.
Author: The Moonlight Reverie
Description: This blog accurately captures its atmosphere and content in the description on their About page:
Everyone has a story and every story has a beginning, a middle and an end, may not be in the same order. I too am in the process of contemplating my story, I write to explore- explore my thoughts, my own-self. May be I have reached to the beginning of my story, may be not. Well, its a long way ahead and I look forward to know and be a part of other stories. Most of my thoughts surface with the impending moonlight, therefore I begin my journey here under themoonlightreverie.
In summary, this is an excellent blog with consistent posts related to love, loss, pain, and ultimately, hope. Overall it is a worthwhile source of inspiration and motivation with quality content and character.
Author: Lawrence Illoc
Description: Lawrence is a heartfelt man who aims to address the stigma associated with bipolar through an honest and transparent view into his life with the illness. His posts can get very dark and seem hopeless, but there is strength and love in his words, love for his family, himself, and those who might benefit from his mission to challenge the generally negative and judgemental perception of bipolar disorder and those affected.
The following are the questions I request that the nominees answer in their acceptance post, should they choose to do so.
- Do you have a writing process, and if so, what is it?
- How would you best describe your thoughts and the way you process what you experience?
- If you were able to capture a single memory or piece of yourself in a piece of writing, so that the reader was able to relate perfectly and understand, what would you capture and what form would the writing take?
- How has your approach to and vision of your blog changed since you first started it?
- What do you hope to achieve through your writing?
- What is one goal or vision that you are working towards, what is currently impeding your obtaining it, and what are you doing to overcome the impediment?
- What is one of your most memorable/favorite pieces of writing and why? If possible, please provide a link!