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On Awards: Liebster Blogging Award

I am not a hardcore blogger nor do I think that my ideas are worth of note, for I am mostly inspired by everyone around me, be it in virtually or else.

Winter Bayne (http://winterbayne.wordpress.com/) gave me a shout out for the Liebster Blogging Award – it is decorating the middle of this post.liebster-blog-award-2The process entails me to answer his 10 questions, then nominate 10 other bloggers with less than 200 followers, and present them with 10 questions of my own.

Thus the question answering begins.

  • Name 2 author sites you visit and why – I do not visit any author sites, I rarely have the time to do so, but I do watch Brandon Sanderson’s lectures on Youtube often. I find his way of taking the students through the writing process fairly useful. Sadly, though, I have never read any of his books.
  • Name 2 authors in the same genre as you. If you aren’t a writer  then 2 authors in your favorite reading genre –  I usually write fantasy (just until I reach my 1 million words mar), but since fantasy and sci-fi are usually grouped together, I will assume that both of them are one genre (or at least are very similar) and answer as such. Isaac Asimov is by far my favorite author. His process and way of delivering a message are phenomenal. It is from him that I derived the Golden Idea concept. The second, of course, is the same as every fantasy author’s favorite, Tolkien. He is, in m opinion, only second to Edgar Alan Poe in his writing style, but the idea that he practically invented modern fantasy makes him somewhat of my aspiring-writer inspiration.
  • What makes you bang your head against the keyboard? When a long day is finished and I feel that I want to write but can’t because I am too sleepy.
  • How did you get started Seriously, why did you write that novel? Or blog/business if not a writer –  I wrote my first novel, which I will never publish, because I was at a period in my life where work was slow and a hobby seemed a way to usefully invest my time in a relevant skill, writing.
  • How did you go about doing it (writing the novel for the first time or starting your online business)? It took me a month to finish my first novel, I was excited at the prospect of creating a world and placing its rules, and a lot of free time. Again, it was all possible because of a slow work pace.
  • What did you learn along the way? I learnt many things, but the most important, I think, so far is the ability to make meaning of things where none is provided; to see patterns hidden to others.
  • What’s your theme song? As in what song should start playing when you enter a room? Geneses’ I Can’t Dance.
  • What are you planning this month? I started my second semester preparing an MBA. I am pretty swarmed with work and readings.
  • What really inspires you? Knowing how little I know and how much I stand to learn. Growth is, I decided, my raison d’etre and learning, as I have discovered so far, is the best way to attain it.
  • What motivates you? The small things I notice in life that most of us, including me, take for granted.

As for the 10 bloggers I nominate, I will have to go back to the ones I try to follow as much as I can:

  1. Daniel Michaleski
  2. Joesephine L. Brooks

And these are, apparently, the only two I follow who meet the criteria. I will try to find some time to look for another eight and continue to forward this around.

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One response to “On Awards: Liebster Blogging Award

  1. winterbayne February 7, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Don’t stress over it. Rules were meant to be broken. Excellent answers by the way!

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