Calliope Writing

I Got the Awesome Blogger Award Because I’m…Awesome

A big thanks goes out to InspiresN for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award! You’re awesome too, InspiresN. Obviously. If you have a moment, check out their blog–it’s filled with great quotes and pics (and more).

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the reason behind the award.
  3. Include the banner in your post.
  4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
  5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

Since I’m a rule-breaker, I’m totally not following the rules. So why don’t we go ahead and discount numbers 4, 6, 7, and 8. Because I hate nominating people (I don’t want anyone to feel left out).

I know. I’m such a rebel.

My Answers to InspireN’s Questions:

1. Your favorite fast food

My favorite fast food joint would have to be Wendy’s. I dig their Baconator. A lot. I like bacon.

2. Are you an indoor or outdoor person?

I spend a lot of time indoors, but in reality, I’m a nature-lover. I love to garden (as I’ve written before, it’s one of the best ways I’m found to cope with my mental illness), and growing flowers or other plants from seed leaves me in awe that such a small thing could grow into such a large, hearty organism.

3. What is the best advice for blogging that you received? 

Don’t focus on your stats. It’s a time-suck, and stats aren’t reallllly that important…are they?

4. Your dream vacation destination?

Greece. Something about those pure, white buildings against the blue sky and ocean makes me think it must be a type of paradise.

5. Why did you start your blog? 

This blog started as my writing portfolio, after I’d been freelancing for a bit and finally had some samples of my published writing to share.

6. Your favorite quote?

And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They are quite aware of what they’re going through. –David Bowie

7. What are your future aspirations?

To write a book I deem worthy of publication…and then publish that bastard, either traditionally or via self-publishing.

8. What is your favorite part of the blogging world?

Getting to virtually know so many different types of bloggers from across the world. There’s a real sense of connectedness in the blogging community.

9. Did you meet any celebrity and how was the experience?

I’ve never met a celebrity, but I have walked past two: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I was a kid–maybe eight years old–so I couldn’t stop giggling as my family and I walked by.

10. One innovative recipe that you invented or would like to try?

I am not a great cook. I mean, I’m getting better, but I’m not great. The best thing I’ve ever made that’s a little off the grid of “normal” is mashed cauliflower. With the amount of sour cream, butter, and cheese I add, you’d never know you’re eating a vegetable.

So much gratitude goes out again to InspiresN for the nomination. You rule!

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Congratulations Katina 🙂 Enjoy the feeling. You are right about blog stats. It is a number. I have heard about Wendy’s from my husband who had studied in North Carolina. Someday I am looking forward to sink my teeth into its burgers.

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Comment by Dippy-Dotty Girl

Thank you so much! And you’ll have to let me know if you love Wendy’s as much as I do. 🙂

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Comment by Katrina

Oh surely, I shall. The day I do sink my teeth into one of their much talked about beauties, I shall send you a ‘review’ x

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Comment by Dippy-Dotty Girl

Congratulations Katrina! loved reading your answers …Keep rocking !! Thank you for the lovely words!!

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Comment by Katrina

We share the same favourite Bowie quote. Great blog!

You don’t have to participate but I nominated you this morning here: Best to you, Estella

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Comment by estellalynch

Thank you so much! I appreciate you nominating me 🙂 It may be a few days before I take care of the post, but I love doing them–loads of fun!

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Comment by Katrina

I like the idea behind these award thingys 🙂

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Comment by scatterbrain3

Well, consider yourself nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award, good sir!!

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Comment by Katrina

Ha. Does that mean I get to do one of these things too?

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