Liebster Award

Somehow, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award, twice. *cries in caps lock* Hogwarts is real people. 

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to Idle Brain for thinking of me and sorry for neglecting the award. I am super duper idle (maybe I should take over your site), and whizzed around the summer, without a care in the world. 

My second nomination came from a remarkable gem, Scribbled To Paper.

Scribbled to Paper is a blog that is witty, conversational and deeply insightful. It’s always a pleasant surprise to come across a blog that isn’t obnoxious nor trying to be something it isn’t. I would definitely go check his work out. Scribbled to Paper posts think pieces on his day to day life, poetry, photography and more. Go have a wander here with your favourite hot drink.

Now, time for me to answer some questions: 
  1. What emotion do you want to convey the most in your writing? I don’t think there’s one particular emotion I’d like to portray, I’m more interested in characters reacting to a situation. If I was held at gunpoint and had to choose I’d say: It would be nice to think that I could elicit the feeling of wonder. Wonder leads anywhere.
  2. What emotion do you want to feel the most when reading someone else writing? The feeling of suspense. Can you class that as an emotion? Doubt it but you know what I mean. Any defiant emotion is pretty cool but looking for something to feel in any piece of written work takes out the joy of reading.
  3. Would you prefer a poem that is more eloquent in words or more expressive in emotion? Eloquent in words, just because these poems tend to be more thought out, whereas expressing any intense emotion is usually spontaneous. Sitting here now, I probably prefer both.
  4. Do you set a goal for how often you post? I do, in a bullet journal, along with all my other work I have scheduled.
  5. Where do you write the most? At my desk, by the window. I can’t work if there’s 101 distractions.
  6. What time do you write the most? For the MicroRead, usually early mornings and poetry/novel work is usually at night for a couple hours.
  7. Do you write spur of the moment or do you spend long periods of time writing or editing a post? I tend to have a calendar of posts, where I allocate 1hr 30 mins to writing/editing and scheduling a post. If there’s something I want to write about, I do.
  8. What do you drink first thing in the morning? Sounds gross but apple cider vinegar in water then a cup of cinnamon coffee, after early morning walks/runs.
  9. What moments or situations in life can bring you back to an important memory? Reading in the park tends to remind me of my late grandfather, organising his red notebook. I always read as he wrote.
  10. What is one of your favourite comfort foods? A Nubian dish called sakheena. It’s stewed onions, that are cooked for a long, long time, and it’s reminiscent of a beef stew minus the beef. Kinda reminds me of Aswan and feeding random dogs.
10 random facts about me:
  1. I can’t sleep without white noise.
  2. I detest marshmallows
  3. I’m vegan
  4. I can’t sit still
  5. I read my tasks aloud before I do them, to make them more real
  6. I watched Stranger Things in two days
  7. I am a real life Nubian from the South of Egypt
  8. I usually remember something funny and hysterically laugh, this happens daily, today it was this
  9. I started the MicroRead to teach myself lessons, that I may forget along the way
  10. I can’t sleep on planes
I’d like to nominate the following masterminds: 

Oh Border

Unbolt Me/Crumble Cult

Kens Lite Pen

McGee Travel Tales

Here, are my questions for you:
  1. Out of all the countries, you have visited, which one did you like the most?
  2. Tea or coffee?
  3. What is that one post made by you that you like the most, and why?
  4. How long would you survive the zombie apocalypse? Be honest…
  5. What does your blog provide you? 
  6. If you had to be one fictional character from any series, book or film, who would you be and why?
  7. What was the dumbest thing you did this week? (I walked to the bus stop in my house slippers).
  8. What do you love and hate about blogging?
  9. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and how would you use it? 
  10. What would you tell the “5 year old you”, about your life now?
I can’t wait to check out your posts and I hope you have as much fun as I did writing this. Thank you again Scribbled to Paper. 
Now, the rules: 
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  • Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!
  • List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or simply link to this post.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to.
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine (Jack Henry) if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!) Post a comment in the comments below (on the website https://theglobalaussie.com/blog/liebster-award-2017/ ) so I (Jack Henry) can view your post and check out your blog. I (Jack Henry)personally visit each and everyone.I (Jack Henry) visited a few hundred last year!!!
Hasta la vista compadres!
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