Celebrating Bloggers Blog Hop


Today I’m taking part in Terri Giuliano Long’s Blog Hop to celebrate bloggers and blogging πŸ™‚ Check out who else is participating here πŸ™‚

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So why do I blog?

I’ve been mulling this question over for a few days now, and there is no direct answer. So, as I’m a lover of lists, a list it will have to be πŸ˜‰

1. Because I love the community aspect of it. I’ve loved the friendships and connections I’ve made through my blog.

2. To develop, practice and hone my writing skills. This has been really good practice and I feel that I’ve gained so much from the comments I receive when I share my work.

3. To develop my voice. This has been incredibly useful and has boosted my confidence in myself.

4. To learn. I have learnt so much from the other writers I follow πŸ™‚

5. To share what I’ve learnt. I love sharing tips and info. I’m very much a people person and I love to help others. If I manage to inspire just one person every so often, I’ll die a happy bunny πŸ™‚

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So now, this is my opportunity to say…..

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photo courtesy of Stuart Miles/freedigitalphotos.net

Seriously, to all my followers, people who like my blog, people who comment, Tweet my posts, pass them on etc. You guys are amazing, each and every one of you. I love you loads ok, never forget that, and my life wouldn’t be the same without you, I’d probably get more writing done, but stuff that πŸ˜‰

And talking about loving the whole blogging community, the winner of a PDF copy of The Emotion Thesaurus is……Mandy Eve Barnett CONGRATULATIONS honey!

So tell me…..why do you blog?

Two More Awards


Sorry, 2 posts today…… I dont like doing it, but sometimes, needs must en all that lol

My sincere apologies for not dealing with these awards sooner, but what with the A-Z Challenge, I’ve been up to my eyeballs lol

Sooooo, thank you thank you thank you πŸ™‚

Virginia over at poetaofficium nominated me for the Creative Chaos Award πŸ™‚ For this one, you have to answer a set of questions:

NAME 3 STRANGE THINGS YOU DO:
I only have one e mail address.
I have to have 4 sugars in my first cup of tea of the day.
I often sleep wearing gloves πŸ˜‰

YOU MUST TELL WHY YOU LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL AND ASK, β€˜WHAT? NO COFFEE?’
Ok, I don’t really understand the question lol. I’m a Pepsi addict, but I do like a Costa Latte. Other than that I have 1 NescafΓ© Cappuccino a day. I’m a tea girl at all other times πŸ™‚

YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN IN A DESOLATE PLACE. NO PHONE SERVICE, NO NEARBY SHOPS AND THE NEAREST TOWN IS 150 MILES AWAY. YOU ONLY HAVE A CHOCOLATE BAR FOR FOOD. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Ha ha ha…..ok, well if it’s dark, I’d stay put, lock the doors and try to sleep, have the chocolate bar for breakfast. If I was daylight, I’d take the chocolate bar and start walking πŸ˜‰

I nominate the following brilliant blogs for the Creative Chaos Award:

Chris @ The Kelworth Files
Daniel @ wordsfromwindows
Rebecca @ rebeccaatdickinson
Kathryn @ 4am Writer
Janet @ Postcard Fiction

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And Brigitte at brigittebanter nominated me for The Sunshine Award

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I’m going to have to bend the rules a bit here, so will only pass these awards on to 5 other bloggers for each one, and I’ll give you 3 facts about me πŸ™‚

I’m a member of a gym.

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This is my favourite pen.

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I once had my hair dyed red and black stripes (about 5 years ago) lol.

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I nominate the following brilliant blogs for The Sunshine Award:

Joanne @ joannegphillips
Elliott @ Brainsplats
Stuart @ Tale Spinning
Bridget @ bridgetstraub
Kirsten @ Write A Book With Me

Please do check out these excellent blogs, go on, you know you want to πŸ˜‰

I still can’t understand why my blog award pics come out squiggly lol