Jane Ridgewood

Another Tea Addicted Writer On The Loose!

Last month I was nominated for three different blog awards. I completely meant to get these posts done so much sooner. Thus, I am giving you all three in one day! I don’t normally make a habit of having more than a single blog post in a day, but today I’m making the exception. First up is The Sunshine Blogger Award. Now I did a Google search to help me understand the meaning of this one. It seems it’s meant for bloggers to nominate others who are viewed to be inspiring, positive, and creative. I’m fairly new back into the blogosphere as I just opened this site at the end of March. So you can imagine my surprise to see I was nominated by anyone for anything already.

A big immediate thank you so much to Novus who nominated me not once, but twice for this award! She got me both on May 10th and May 30th. I’m so touched that she thought so much of me to include me in her list of nominees.

Now because I did get nominated twice and I’m getting to this so late, I thought I would just go ahead and combine the nominations into one blog post. Therefore instead of simply answering 11 questions, I’ll be answering 22!

The Rules of the Award
• Thank the blogger who nominated you.
• Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
• Nominate 8-11 New Bloggers & ask them 11 new questions.
• List rules and share The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in post.

Novus’ Questions From Nomination #01

Why do you follow my blog?
I follow your blog because I would honestly give you this award if I could. You are genuinely a very sweet, kind, caring, loving sort of person. The more I get to know about you, the more I admire you. Keep being you love!

Do you take off your pimples or do you leave them till they disappear?
That totally depends on the pimple and its location.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Open my eyes and shut off the alarm.

How easily do you trust?
It’s not easy at all for me to trust others. Granted there have been some exceptions where all intuition screams it’s okay to trust a particular individual, but for the most part I can be pretty guarded.

Would you prefer to love someone (with no return feeling) or to be loved (but not love the lover)?
I guess I would prefer to love someone without the return. I wouldn’t want to be the cause of someone else’s pain like that.

Which is your favorite color?
I’m going with Rainbow on this one today. I go through phases with colors. I’ve always loved the colors Yellow and Black (but not mixed together), but I have seriously had my pink phase, my minty phase, my purple phase, and so on… LOL.

Would you rather win a car, bike, or boat?
Definitely a car.

What hidden talent do you have?
I can flare my nostrils on command… okay maybe that’s more of a “stupid human trick” answer, but I’m not really sure what I would consider a “hidden talent” for myself.

Can you skip a meal?
Yes.

Mac or windows?
Windows. I feel like I should note that my opinion goes off always having used Windows and never trying Mac.

Plastic flowers or real ones?
I definitely prefer real flowers, but when it comes to decorating with them plastic is better for me. Mostly because I am a terrible gardener… in fact, I am not one at all. What’s the expression for the opposite of a green thumb? Because that’s what I have when it comes to plants and flowers!

 

Novus’ Questions From Nomination #02

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Open-minded, Driven, and Weird.

Is there any fictional character that you really relate to? If yes, who and why?
Hmmm….Off the top of my head I’m coming up blank. This may be a question I have to return to in a future blog post.

What do you think you are best at?
I think my strongest skill is writing. It’s not just something I am most passionate about, it’s something that has been with me since childhood. I’m not going to pretend to be the best writer out there or anything like that. I’m just saying out my own personal skills I think writing is where I am strongest.

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would they be?
How long would I be on the island for? I need to plan this properly. lol

What are your pet peeves?
I can ignore most slang, but the word “axe” instead of “ask” has always bugged the crap out of me. Generally people with a bad attitude filled with rudeness and inconsideration for those around them can easily get on my nerves.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would either want super strength, or the ability to freeze time. I’d get so much more done if I could freeze time. LOL

You have just won a huge Lottery. What would be the first five things that you would spend your money on?
Hmmm… depending on the total amount I would aim for, a car, a house, hiring an editor, self-publishing the debut novel, and donate money to a good cause.

What do notice first when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning?
I try not to make eye contact with myself first thing. It can pretty scary at times…

What do you think is the key to a successful blog?
Authenticity.

Do you read my posts? If yes, what do you like about it?
Yes I do. I may not comment every single one, but I do read your posts and like them when I read them. I like that you aren’t focused on one specific topic or area. I like that when I read your posts I feel like you are just being your unique authentic self.

Tell us about your favorite post made on your blog and why is it so?
I don’t really have a favorite yet. I’m still building this blog up. However… if I had to pick, it would be narrowed down between any of the ones with me actually discussing my writing. That’s where my passion lies in life and that’s what I am aiming to post more of. I really want to dive into sharing more in depth portions of my self-publishing journey.

I Nominate…
The Haunted Wordsmith
See Jay Stark Dot Com
Writing and Musing
3C Style
Bitchin’ in the Kitchen
The Writer’s Playground
Crazywriterof6

My Questions for Them…
• What got you started in blogging?
• Do you prefer tea or coffee?
• If you were an animal, what animal do you realistically think you would be?
• What kind of music do you enjoy?
• What is one of your biggest fears/phobias?
• How many books in a single month do you typically read?
• What is your favorite sweet treat?
• Do you collect Funko Pops?
• What is the strangest thing to be found on your desk?
• What is your favorite scent?
• Where is your favorite place to vacation?

So as I compiled my nominee list I quickly realized that I don’t follow as many blogs as I thought I did. So my mission this week (among other things) is to take the time to explore more blogs starting with those who follow me. Although spoiler alert, I did dive into my followers list for the next award post! Anyways… for those who I was able to nominate, please feel free to share your link to your post in response to this in the comments below! I’d love to see your answers to my questions for you and I don’t want to risk missing them on the reader.

XOXO, Jane

6 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Novus Lectio says:

    🙌loved your answers particularly : it depends how long I’m staying in the island for.
    Yes definitely right!

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    1. Well it makes a difference in my planning. 😉 Ha! Glad you liked my answers. Thank you again Novus! ❤

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  2. Thank you for nominating me 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome!! Please do drop your link to your post with this award when you get it up! ❤ ❤

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