I am thankful to Elle Denise, at Ardor’s Garden, for this surprise nomination. She’s an amazing writer and I encourage you to read her words and see her images.
ONCE NOMINATED, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT, WRITE A POST WHERE YOU:
- Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog.
- Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate other blogs and give them questions to answer.
- Notify your nominees through social media or commenting on their blog.
- List the “rules” and display the Sunshine Award logo in your post.
My nominations for The Sunshine Blogger Award:
Nicholas Gagnier of Freeverse Revolution
Charlie Hasler of Charlie Says Blog
Varnika Jain of Moonlighting Scrivener
Questions for these fine people:
1 – What did you really mean by that one poem?
2 – What emotion drives you?
3 – What advice do you give me, artist-to-artist?
4 – Dogs or cats?
5 – What is the most beautiful thing you can think of?
My answers to Elle:
1 – Do you publish any of your writing anonymously? Why or why not?
Yes. Not being somewhat anonymous causes me to feel uncomfortable. It’s not an attempt to distance myself from my writing. I’ll own every word I place here. It’s a difficulty with human interaction.
2 – How do you stay motivated to write regularly?
I don’t force it. With poetry, I only write when the Muse has me in her clutches. To do otherwise would feel manufactured to me and I don’t care for that feeling. Besides, I suspect people would see right through it.
3 – What are you most proud of in regards to your creative outlets?
I’m proud of actually doing it. I’m a very reluctant artist/writer, so that leads to many stalls and full stops. I’ve managed to overcome that… after about 30 years.
4 – What would be the last sentence in your biography?
“Once the service came to a close, his close friends and family couldn’t help but wonder why he smiled into his grave.”
5 – What would be the last sentence in your autobiography?
“That’s how all that happened. It was insane.”
6 – What advice would you give new bloggers?
Do not try to be someone else artistically. Having inspirations and influences is part of the game, but it will be you that “sells” your blog. Tell us the many ways that you are awesome. Find some new way to tell us your story. Write poetry for yourself. It’s really the only certain way to see its truth.
7 – Which of your blog posts is your favorite? Why?
Good grief, this is a challenging question… anything that talks about dancing, personification, and nature. I have lots of favorites, but if I have to pick one, I think it’s:
Why? It’s personal. Why do you like it? That’s more important than why I like it.
Did I do this right?
Obol is a poet and an infrequent writer of prose.