Deb nominated me as I was nominating her! Thanks for the recognition!
There are rules to this award, of course…
Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog.
Rule 2: List the rules.
Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Deb of bunnyandthebloke.com.
— Debra Carey (@debsdespatches) May 17, 2017
Rule 4: Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
About the creator: Okoto Enigma’s blog The creator’s name, Enigma, means mystery, thus the title of the award.
Rule 5: Tell your readers three things about yourself.
- I know basic French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB), but almost no American Sign Language. I recognize only a few spoken words in French.
- I grew up eating Creamed Chipped Beef at least once a week for breakfast. (The fake bagged or frozen stuff in stores is horrid. Make it at home or go to a diner around PA Dutch country!)
Sh*t on a Shingle (SOS) is an (unofficial) US military food term for Creamed Chipped Beef. It’s some kind of meat in a sauce, served over toast (the toast being the “shingle”), often served as a breakfast dish.
This is also good served over hashbrowns (sliced and fried new potatoes).
Rule 6: Nominate 10 to 20 bloggers.
- Angela Shelley of angelashelley.net/blog – @authangshelley
- Leandra Wallace (my fellow OA teammate) of leandrajwallace.blogspot.com – @leandrajwallace
- Sue of suebursztynski.blogspot.com – @SueBursztynski
- Jemima of jemimapett.com/blog – @jemima_pett
- Andrea of courageouslivingjourney.wordpress.com – @missandi0623
- Jayashree of jaishwrites.blogspot.com – @jaishvats
- Debby of mymorningcupofcoffee.blogspot.com – @debbypieplow
- John Davis Frain of johndavisfrain.com – @Frainstorm
- Laurel of laurelgarver.blogspot.com – @LaurelGarver
- Mithila of fabulus1710.wordpress.com – @fabulus1710
Rule 7: Notify those people.
Rule 8: Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, plus one weird or funny question.
(And, obviously, answer what you were asked!)
I was asked:
Do you have an “ideal reader” of your blog in mind to whom you address your posts?
I can’t say that this is something in the forefront of my mind. In thinking about it, my “ideal reader” of my blog would be a bibliophile (or a logophile) with a sense of humor.
Do you use a fountain pen, ballpoint or pencil when you write?
That’s an honest answer.
I’ve also written using a twig dipped in blood.
Wow, that sounded creepy, didn’t it?
My parents weren’t “grocery store” types. I grew up in a hunter-gatherer environment. We used every part of the animal. The first time someone asked me where I got deerskin pants, I looked at them like they were stupid. At that point in my young life, I had never met someone before who lived another way. Now when someone asks me something like that, I just laugh and shake my head. I’m just barely “civilized.”
Of the people you know, I’m the Daryl Dixon.
Do you have any subjects which – for you – are off-limits for blogging?
I try to avoid religion, politics, and personal finance.
I’m not saying they don’t sneak in from time to time. And I’m not saying that I don’t have innuendoes on this blog which one could ascertain my position on all three of those topics.
But I try not to let those factors, my values and beliefs, alienate my readers.
As a reader, do you prefer lots of pictures or lots of words in a blog?
Mostly words but a few images mixed in is my preference.
Your favourite cake? Or biscuit/cookie?
Boston Cream Pie.
“A Boston cream pie is a yellow butter cake that is filled with custard or cream and topped with chocolate glaze. Despite its name, it is in fact a cake, and not a pie. The dessert acquired its name when cakes and pies were cooked in the same pans, and the words were used interchangeably.”
(My favorite pie, by the way, is Shoo-fly pie.)
What is your favourite fantasy creature?
The questions I have for my nominees are:
- What is the most memorable trait or visual oddity of a fictional book character you’ve read?
(Example: Harry Potter’s lightning bolt scar.)
- What most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
- How do YOU make an educated guess as to if a book by an author you haven’t read before will be “good” BEFORE you read any of it? (Number of books sold, number of reviews, average star rating, awards it received, friend suggests it, the cover, etc)
- What’s your favorite comfort food. (Pic? Recipe?)
- Where do you look for blogging inspiration?
- Weird/funny question: Do you have a celebrity encounter story you can share?
Rule 9: Share a link to my blog’s best post.
All of my blog’s most commented on, most liked/ star clicked, and most viewed posts are from blog hops. (Especially the A to Z challenge.)
I’ll leave the first link to Anah’s story again, because it was very popular.
The story started with All Intents and Purposes.
Thanks for checking out this post!