It’s always nice to get some encouragement in your writing. Today I have received that from http://carolinegsibley.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/liebster-award/ Thanks Caroline! She has nominated me for the Libester Award which helps people discover new blogs. There are some rules. One once nominated you must in turn answer 11 questions that the nominator selects and then nominate 11 other blogs and let them know. Here we go!
1 – what encouraged you to start blogging, and what is the message you are trying to send?
I love writing, what encouraged me was just to be able to have another creative outlet. When I write I think my best thoughts and get my best ideas. The message I am trying to send is that people will read if you are authentic, have good content and have a decent handle on grammar. In addition, the message I want to send is that I love God.
2 – Most influential book?
The Most influential book I have read is the Bible, it is the guide by which I live my life.
3 – What is your go to activity on a rainy day?
Grab a blanket and read in my favorite hoodie.
4 – How has your career/school interest helped you with your blog?
School, gave me the tools I need to write well. It was a challenge having to think outside the box for certain topics I was assigned. My career as a Pastor has led to having many different interactions with people, and seeing people in every emotional state possible, which makes for great writing subjects and topics.
5 – What character do you think represents you the best?
Sam-Wise would represent me best, because he is a loyal friend and will do anything for those he loves and I relate well to that.
6 – Book or e-reader?
I love technology, but there is nothing like the feeling of holding a book in your hand and turning the pages.
7 – How have your travels helped you with your writing?
My travels have allowed me to experience different cultures, and try things I never would have tried and gave me a broader perspective, which is great for writing.
8 – What’s the one piece of advise you’d give your younger self (you can tell I’m reaching here)?
Don’t get any credit cards!
9 – How do you feel about your career, is your blog a way for you to escape that and do something that truly interests you?
I love my job, I love being a pastor, it is what I have wanted to do since High School. Writing is a great release and really gets my mind working faster and better.
10 – Where do you go to blog/write?
I like to blog at boutique coffee shops, my office during my lunch break, at home.
11 – What is the most beneficial thing you think will come from this award?
Getting to know other bloggers and getting to know more about them, and maybe getting a couple new followers.
My 11 Nominees.
1.http://fartleksandfaith.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/substitutions-are-posers/ She is my wife and a great writer.
1. When did you start writing?
2. If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would you go and why?
3. What’s your favorite book series?
4. Has anything you’ve written been published?
5. What’s your favorite character in a fiction series?
6. What time of the day or night do you do your best writing?
7. What’s the hardest thing about blogging for you?
8. Fiction or Non-Fiction?
9. What’s your favorite mythical creature and why?
10. What are you currently reading?
11. Who are some of your favorite authors?