Sincerest thanks to Akshitha for nominating me for a Liebster Award. Bloggers are the best. They love to read, plus they give the kindest feedback.
Liebster is a German term of endearment. Liebster Awards are given by those who are generous of heart. Two people nominated Akshitha at the same time, each relaying different acceptance guidelines.
Following Akshitha’s (here’s her fun guest post on this blog) example, here go my answers:
1. How was the journey with me so far, guess what type of a person I am, and have you ever thought that we could have met already?
From our very first chats, you have been down-to-earth and kind. Your wonderful posts belie a sensitivity, kind-heartedness, and intelligence. As for our having met before, anything is possible! I have yet to visit India, though.
2. When god takes you alone to some other planet, what is the very first thing you’ll do?
You sound so certain of it happening?! Thank goodness you said god, not science. No offense to science, but space travel in a spacecraft would scare me to death. Just the other day, my husband mentioned how astronauts drink their own filtered urine in place of water. That said, once god placed me on extra-terrestrial soil, I would need a restroom or a tree, as I would need to pee from fright.
3. What if you hadn’t started blogging? And how has being a blogger has drastically changed your routine?
That blogging is fun is a revelation! Supportive people from all over the world inspires me and boosts my confidence about expressing myself in such a public way. I was raised to not have opinions, that women were ugly with them. In blog-landia, ‘giving a damn’ is essential!
My goal is to refine my knowledge of social media, for the upcoming time when I’ll apply it toward promoting my novels. Posting, replying to comments, keeping up with what my new blog friends are doing, and discovering new blogs — there’s much of my day. How do others juggle it all?
4. What type of a person are you to your teacher and your friends?
With teachers, I’m all ears and eyes, save my questions for the end of the lesson. Being with friends is a lot more free-flowing.
5. What’s your dream, goal, and your current job?
My dream is to have as many people read and enjoy my books as possible. My goal is to learn how best to get the word out about them and to better manage the time it involves. I am a writer.
6. Tell me something good about your city and your country.
My city has terrific weather. Rain, thunderstorms, snow — all those are nice, but I am glad to trade them in for our perpetual blue skies and breezy warm days. My country has many freedoms, including the right to speak out when one is dissatisfied.
7. How will you react when the world ditches you, and how will you proceed further?
Talking with friends, writing, reading… and then placing one foot in front of the other.
8. That one book you can always recommend?
I love reading too much to be able to narrow it down to less than several: “A Christmas Memory,” by Truman Capote, as well as his original profoundly written version — not the 1-dimensional film with enchanting Audrey Hepburn — of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Steven McCauley’s “The Object of My Affection,” and Isabel Allende’s “House of Spirits.”
9. How do you feel being a human?
I suspect it’s a lot like being an American. Whereas other creatures have a good sense of our interconnectedness, humans have good intentions, but are too self-absorbed.
10. One incident you’d like to share with me.
The Los Angeles County library system offers free online classes that actually have a teacher on the other end. If it weren’t for their course on how to start a blog, my introduction to blogging would have been a lot bumpier.
10 random,weird, funny, facts about you:
- My favorite conversations are spoken from the heart.
- I seldom cried at movies — until I met my husband — who now has me crying even at TV commercials.
- I love all to do with the arts.
- My favorite dogs are any that look like mine.
- I was a cat person until my dogs.
- My talking and writing to others is as much a dialog with myself as it is with others.
- Simple fine things, basic comforts, are wonderful — but literature, travel, great plays, and shows are fabulous!
- Strangers are terrific because there are no expectations, only discovery.
- I try to exercise and eat healthy because if I don’t, I get headaches and depressed.
- I love when people are nice to each other, especially when they’re nice to those I care about.
Rules of the Liebster award:
1) Thank the person who nominated you. Post a link to their blog on your blog.
2) Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
3) Display the award on your blog for the 2016 Liebster Award
4) Provide 10 random facts about yourself. Please do write this so that this virtual world becomes little more interesting.
5) Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
6) List these rules in your post. Inform the blogger the happy news that you nominated them for the Liebster award, and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn more about it. They might not have even heard of it!