So this happened:
My fantastic blogging friend (whom I’ve never met in person) Little Monster Girl nominated me for a WakuWafu Award. Learn more about the award, including the rules, by clicking here.
So I graciously thank her for nominating me. She has a fantastic webcomic that entertains and inspires me and I’m grateful we have somehow connected via this vast web of tubes and blogging.
With the thank you out of the way I now have to share 3 random factoids about myself. So in no particular order:
- I hope to eventually own my own food truck some day, the Chuckwagon
- My elementary school gym teacher called me Charlie Tuna (because and I still do have a strong affinity for tuna)
- Cats tend to freak me out
The next part of this award was to answer 3 questions my nominator gave me, so here they are:
What inspired me to start blogging? Well that one is easy. I like to write and this was supposed to be the prelude to encourage other writers to do so and eventually publish a little ‘zine every once in a while to feature the musings of my friends and I. The hard-copy ‘zine has yet to materialize but I’ve managed to connect with some cool people while keeping up this blog. Plus I find it therapeutic at times.
What time is it right now? 9:35 EST, but that may change.
Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? Can/will you share a pic of them with us? Uh sure, my favorite pair would probably have to be the ones I’m currently wearing, because I’m wearing them. They get the most use. Here is an awesome action shot of said shoes:
Now, the fun part of this process is to think of 3 questions to ask my nominees. So, after serious consideration they are:
- What is your favorite book and why?
- What inspires you to write?
- What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Lastly, before I list my nominees I have to give one piece of advice to my fellow bloggers. Its hard for me to give just one but first and foremost would be just keep writing. I know many of us bloggers tend to do this thinking we’ll have a regular schedule of posting something every day or every week and inevitably that routine or schedule flies out the window by our fifth entry. So, when that happens, don’t get discouraged, don’t check out, just keep writing. Who cares if you’ve gone months between new writing, just do what you wanted to do to begin with. I just went a few months with nothing because I overcommited myself with some IRL (In Real Life) things and have just recently got back to the blog. Mostly due to the fact that I missed out on so many good comics from Little Monster Girl, but also because I had some writings stewing and needing release. But I digress. The point is, if you can’t figure out something to write then read your favorite blogs – inspiration comes from all corners of the web. Surely your favorite blogs will inspire you to write something. And lastly, make contact with other bloggers. Comment on their posts, email them, collaborate with them. If you’re not sharing and making a connection with other bloggers you might as well just be writing your entries in a diary and locking them up under your pillow. Encourage others and they will encourage you in return. Who knows who you may be inspiring to write. Acknowledge your muses and you will be rewarded for it.
Oh, and lest I forget, here are my nominees for this lovely award:
Have a great weekend people. Peace out.