The Sunshine Blogger Award

sunshine-blogger-award-3The Sunshine Blogger Award is “given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.” I’d love to say that came from the official Sunshine Blogger home page but, if there is one, I can’t find it. This was on this 2018 blog post and since I liked it, I pilfered it.

To have One Day at a Time nominate me for this in April and tell their followers about Walk the Goats is a nice recognition of my blog. And it gives me welcomed encouragement. Thanks, Floating Gold, and sorry I took so long to participate!

Go check out their blog where newsworthy topics are tackled with passion and perspective. Creative writing explorations are done. And our fearless blogger takes on various projects to challenge themselves.

One Day at a Time also has one of the few blogs I’ve reblogged; it was How To Discover New Blogs, which I found incredibly helpful as a new blogger and, now, three months in, it’s still useful, even if Prompts, First Friday and Community Pool are leaving the WordPress umbrella at the end of May.

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The Mystery Blogger Award

MysteryBlogger-AwardThe Mystery Blogger Award is “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma

To have Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator recognize me for this with her April 29th Award nomination, is a gratifyingly, warm acknowledgement. Thanks, and my bad for taking so long to engage, especially since you’ve decided to take a hiatus from your blog. I do hope you come back, because your musings on life and your colorful visuals always caught my attention, entertained and provoked thought.  Glad your writings remain on your site.

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Liebster Award Round #2

Liebster-Award-4The Liebster Award, with its tag line, “Discover New Blogs!” feels like one blogger telling another blogger about cool places to visit.

To have A Creative PTSD Gal send other bloggers my way with her April 29th Liebster Award nomination is a gratifyingly, warm greeting. Thanks, Jo, and mea culpa for my taking so long to engage!

Go check out her blog; it’s filled with sketches, doodles, washes, 6-word stories, longer pieces, challenges, a soon-to-end contest, pictures, and, well, just an incredibly wonderful collection of wit, wisdom and wonder.

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Award Nominations: I’m Finally Responding!

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I received several award nods at the end of April from fellow bloggers I enjoy reading. Definitely wit and wisdom in all three of these blogs so check them out.  I’m learning all sorts of fun, worldwide slang from some very colorful folks!

May turned into a busy month so I’ve been a tad slow responding. The 3-day Memorial Day weekend (for those of us stateside) is the perfect time to do this: one award a day.  This post is to kick my butt and get my promise to deliver on the table. After I launch this, I start my response to The Liebster Award.

Here are the three awards I was nominated for.  Thank you, my fellow writers.  I get to frolic with your questions each day and tag other bloggers along the way. Here’s to a great weekend of mindful, playful, thoughtful engagement!

#1: LIEBSTER AWARD – 2nd Nomination!

#2: MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

#3: SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD


 

Entry: The Dog House

My submission to a 150-word microfiction contest held by The Creative PTSD Gal. This was my first time trying this and…it was fun!

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If I ever need to view things from a different perspective and need a little inspiration for doing so, Walk the Goats is where I land. Reading through the author’s viewpoints on situations and working towards goals is mesmerizing. Tell her to break a leg, wait for her to enter stage left and become a member of her audience. If you would like to participate in the contest or share, check out May 10th’s post. A different perspective was promptly delivered from her 150-word story. Good thing my dogs don’t chase cats.


The Dog House

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He was ruined. Bewitched by that wicked cat who had warned him that if he didn’t stop harassing her, she would use her cat-craft to put a spell on him.

But he hadn’t listened.

She was good on her threat. He had finally chased her one too many times. Instead of running, she spun around and with…

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3 Days, 3 Bubba Quotes Day 3

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Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge. Thank you, you Penitent, Irish, Faffer. 

To find out what Faffer means, go here. Then check out I.P. ‘s blog.

I decided to use Bubba quotes for this three-day challenge. They pair well.  To conclude Day 3, see quote above.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. (Thanks, IP!)
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Three bloggers I nominate:

The Footnote: No obligation to take part. But if you have your own Bubba, feel free to steal the idea.

 

Photo source: Myriams-Fotos on Pixabay


 

3 Days, 3 Bubba Quotes Day 2

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Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge. Thank you, you Penitent, Irish, Faffer. 

To find out what Faffer means, go ask her. You’ll have a good time.

I decided to use Bubba quotes for this three-day challenge. They pair well.  To kick off Day 2, see quote above.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. (Thanks, IP!)
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Three bloggers I nominate:

The Footnote: No obligation to take part. But if you have your own Bubba, feel free to borrow the idea.

 

Photo source: Pixel 2013 on Pixabay


 

My First Award: The Liebster!

Liebster-Award-3Reading blogs is, for me, a way to travel, because I discover new things. There’s that initial “lost feeling” experience when I first arrive. The longer I stay in a place, I’m able to get my bearings, start noticing details of the place, and meet some local folks. Then, when I head off to explore new lands, I carry these traveler-impressions with me.

Since joining the blogging community, I’ve heard tales told by people of all ages and from around the globe. I’ve experienced the wonderful cadences, vocabulary and slang of different places.  Rarely do I know the age of a blogger, certainly not at the outset; there’s something liberating about that. I gain different perspectives of the world and am reminded we don’t all see things the same way. I may know that intellectually, but this illustrates it.

And during all of this traveling, my suitcase remains in the closet and my own, snuggly bed awaits me. Pretty dang sweet.

Which is why the Liebster Award, with its tag line, “Discover New Blogs!,” feels like one traveler telling another traveler some cool places to go.

To have My Journey to Imperfection send other bloggers my way with a Liebster Award is a wonderfully, warm welcome; it’s as if Walk the Goats now has a little round dot on the blogosphere road map. Thank you Ang!

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3 Days, 3 Bubba Quotes Day 1

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Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge. Thank you, you Penitent, Irish, Faffer. 

You, fellow bloggers, must go to her blog to figure faffer out. You’ll have a good time.

I decided to use Bubba quotes for this three-day challenge. They pair well.  To kick off Day 1: 

“Be wary of anything that can be reduced to a white powder, be it cocaine, speed, heroin, white flour or sugar.  All are potentially addictive.”  Bubba

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. (Thanks, IP!)
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Three bloggers I nominate:

The Footnote: No obligation to take part. But if you have your own Bubba, feel free to borrow the idea.

 

Photo source: Denise Chan on Unsplash


 

50 Posts!

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When I started this blog on March 2nd, I wasn’t sure what I’d write about. Or how often I’d write. I knew I wanted structure and I hoped setting up a blog would give me that. When I decided to do it, it was a pretty spontaneous idea.

I had done a blog a year ago–Pursuing Podcasts–for a class. My engagement faded when the class ended. But the class got me started and I learned rudimentary blogging skills. I had used the Lovecraft theme on the free WordPress platform for the class. Since I was familiar—although rusty—with it, I stuck with that rather than pick a new one. One less hurdle to slow me down.

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3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge Day 3

 

Day 3-QuoteCrazy Lady In My Head nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote challenge. Today is Day 3.

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Quote #3: 

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

I like to think that starting this blog–and exploring the characters running around in my head–is a form of risk. Lovely to imagine a bud opening up to its full potential.

Three bloggers I nominate to participate:

  1. White Privilege Syllabus
  2. Inmate Blogger: A site that is a collection of blogs written by inmates. I just learned about the site so this links to the platform, not to an individual blogger. Yet.
  3. One Day at a Time: “To stop a whirlwind”

Feel free to participate if it’s your thing. If not, I hope a few new people find you through this.


 

3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge Day 2

 

Day 2-QuoteCrazy Lady In My Head nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote challenge. Today is Day 2.

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you (Did on Day 1!)

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Quote #2: 

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” ~Abigail Van Buren.

I try and watch how I treat folks as I go about my everyday business at grocery and retail stores, in restaurants, banks, etc. It’s amazingly easy to forget to be present for the short time I’m “doing life” with these folks!

Three bloggers I nominate to participate:

  1. Life on the Skinny Branches: “A closeted introvert attempts to live life out loud”
  2. I Wanna be a Lady: “On a journey to inspire women to be more connected”
  3. Whatever I Write: a 14-year old with a brain writing about bunches of things

 

3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge Day 1

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Crazy Lady In My Head just nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote challenge.

Given I’m in my first month of this blog, it feels great to have her reach out.  Plus it encourages me to connect with other bloggers. Whoot! Whoot!

Thank you, my crazy lady friend, for what you serve up on your blog and for reading mine!

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

Quote: The Martin Luther King, Jr. quote illustrating this post inspires me.  I love being encouraged to stick with love. Especially given how crazy it can be out there…

Three bloggers I nominate to participate:

  1. My Journey to Imperfection: “Learning to Accept, Embrace & Love My Imperfections”
  2. The Minimalist Taurus: “Lifestyle, Self-Improvement. Create. Minimalism”
  3. Wells Baum: “Sampling the Web for Interestingness”