“Outstanding” is hardly the word I’d use, but it’s a nice award and I thought it might look nice next to the others. I thank Mister McFarland for this award. He certainly asked some very good and thought-provoking questions. So, let’s get on to the rules.
- Provide the link to the creator’s original post. Outstanding Blogger Award by Colton Beck.
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7 unique questions.
- Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
- At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award.
1: What (or who) inspires you? Tolkien, my friends, a lot of things.
3: Do you enjoy writing? Excuse me? Writing is my my favorite thing to do, and I hope I can somehow manage to make a living off of it. That’ll be a difficult endeavor, but some authors manage.
4: Do you have a specific goal for your blog? Not necessarily. I want to share the writing of my friends and aid other writers, but I never had a goal when I started the blog. Now I pretend that I’m going to get more followers than Karl Bickerstaff and Elisha McFarland, but I only have a chance with Bickerstaff. We’ll see.
5: What is your favorite conversation topic? The Paracosmos. If you aren’t familiar with the name, it’s what Tobias Hrothgar calls all creation. It’s a very interesting topic, and I love to discuss the history and science behind it.
6: Do you write about this topic? Yes, I do. Usually, I write an essay on it for my friends just in a text message they sent me asking how inter-dimensional travel works. I’m getting excited about it just in this. I think I’ll go write a post on the matter of rifts once I’m done…
7: Do you like coffee? This is a good question indeed. It is wise to use such a question to divide your sheep from your goats. I do, indeed, like coffee. Not black, but not primarily milk and sugar. So many people say they like coffee when what they’re drinking is so diluted that it hardly counts as coffee. Okay, apparently I just found another topic I like to discuss, but I’ll spare you of further debate.
8: Do you, like me, have a specific snack you eat while blogging? No, I just eat whatever I find in my hands. I have a tendency to get so lost in my writing that I’ll stop and realize that I’m a half mile in the woods outside my home, not typing.
9: Who taught you how to write? I wasn’t exactly taught. I was influenced. I’ve been a huge reader since the age of five, so I learned a lot about writing just by examining the writing of others and noticing patterns. It also helps that my dad is an English teacher, as well as half of his family.
10: What is your strongest conviction? That I’m definitely not a good person and that I’ve been saved nonetheless. It always seems to astound me how impossible it would appear.
11: Do you have vision for the future? If so, explain. I hope to one day become a published author who makes enough money to stay home and write for a living. I want to live out in the woods with a huge area of property, close to my family and everyone I know.
12: What activities (besides writing) do you enjoy? I love to explore the woods and discover paths throughout it. I like reading just as much as every other writer. I very much enjoy genealogy and family history. And, being an extrovert, I love hanging out with my friends.
13: Do you think social media is good or helpful? Well, like nearly everything, there is both a good side and a bad side to it. It certainly is helpful in terms of advertising, and it’s nice to be able to keep track of your friends and family and share with them. However, social media tends to hold people today captive, causing them to forget their real lives. It also spreads false information very efficiently, and allows the government to watch you without really spying on you in an illegal manner.
14: What is your greatest wish? To live a long life in the name of my God and for His glory, and to live with him forever in the world to come.
I will not be able to name 10 bloggers as I don’t even know that many. However, I’ll do the best I can.
And now I have one last thing I need to do. I need to ask seven questions of my own. Elisha asked most of the good ones, so I’ll see what I can do.
The Nominees’ Questions:
1. Which of your own blog posts is your favorite (post the link here)?
2. How old were you when you started blogging?
3. What or who inspired you to start blogging?
4. Do you have an artistic hobbies outside of writing (i.e. music, drawing, painting)? If so, what are they?
5. What music do you like to listen to when writing (if you listen to music)?
6. Approximately how many books have you read?
7. What future career do you intend to embark in?
Well, these are lame questions, but just blame ‘Lisha, okay? Congratulations, and I hope to read your answers later.
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