Shelley at Quaint Revival nominated me for a blogging award a while back but like I said it takes me a while to get my response together!!  Shelley, is relatively new to blogging and has overcome her apprehension of going grey, being over 50 and using technology.  She shares gems from everyday life and amazing photos too! You can check out her blog here

http://www.quaintrevival.com

Just like in my last post on Blogging Awards I’m again bending the rules and responding but not responding at the same time.  It’s was a lovely feeling to be included in Shelley’s 11 nominees and I’d like to thank Shelley for considering me and my blog Create Space as worthy of nomination.

What struck me about this award nomination was the imaginative questions Shelley asked and I felt that after all her effort to create these questions, I should at least answer them!

 

Questions from Shelley:

1.If you were forced to run out of the house right now and could only grab 2 things, what would you grab?  Without hesitation I would grab my husband & children…(not by their hair mind!)…you see, possessions don’t bother me. I’m lucky to live in a comfortable home but I could turn my back on possessions at a minutes notice…family is everything!

2.If you were on the board of WordPress what would your top 2 suggestions of ‘change this now’ be?  1. I would give bloggers the opportunity to select the most humorous and fun blogger’s post daily for Discover.  2.  I would ensure that the Discover team interact with bloggers in the comment section, encouraging discussion and facilitating learning.

3.What was happening the moment you last laughed until you cried? Myself and my husband were in a novelty photo booth at my cousin’s wedding, posing for crazy photos!

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Nurture your inner child!

4.Imagine that you’ve been asked to give a speech about your life story, you don’t know who is in the crowd, you’re standing at the podium waiting for the curtains to open, they open up and you look out at the audience and see the perfect crowd – what age group would they be and why?  1-9 year-olds; 10-17-year-olds; 18-30-year-olds; 31-60-year-olds; 61-100-year-olds. My perfect audience would be the 18-30 age group mainly because I wish somebody had told me at that age a few of the things that I know now! How much easier life would have been!

5.If you couldn’t write blogs, what would you choose to do to express your creativity? I’d bake homemade tasty treats and I’d hold tea and talk sessions all around the world!

6.If you could bottle up your favorite moment forever, what moment would it be? Every morning when I awake my fibro/fatigue’s negative thinking says “Oh no…I have to get up and I have to do this, that and the other… and I can’t possibly function”… but my favourite moment is when my hard-earned and still learning POSITIVE THINKING overrides it saying “No! I don’t have to do…I’m blessed and privilleged that I GET TO DO…” and because I’m so blessed to have so many other favourite moments everyday, if i was to bottle all of those I’d need a brewery to store enough bottles!

7.If you were given the opportunity to meet the creator of a techno-device that you used to use, (one that now has been replaced with a new and improved version), what creator and device would it be? It would have to be the creator of the tape recorder and tape cassettes as they played a huge part in my teenage memories and my use and love of music to enhance my rural teenage life!

8.Do you learn more from regrets or opportunities?  I’m a fan of gratitude and living in the moment…so regrets are not something I often have and I believe we make our own opportunities!

9.What are your top 2 tips for a person thinking about starting a blog?  Firstly I’d say, don’t think about it…just do it today, if you wait until the perfect time…you’ll be waiting! Secondly make sure you are enjoying whatever you post about and also enjoy and learn from other bloggers’ posts. 

10.Are you at a point in your blogging life that you’ve found your voice? I think my voice is perfectly good for who I am today and I feel it is more than what it was a year ago and I know without doubt that my voice will have changed and flourished even more by this time next year!

11.Stand in the middle of the room you’re in right now, close your eyes, spin around 3 times.  Steady yourself, open your eyes, describe the first item you see in 6 words (only 6 words)! The first thing I see is… family…….and that’s easy to describe…it is love, welcome, kindness, laughter, support and possibility!

If any of Shelley’s questions resonate with you please let me know! I would love to hear from you.

Much love,

Marie xx