Versatile Blog Award

Thank YouI was nominated for the Versatile Blog Award by Amy at ambroseandelsie!  Thanks again Amy!  I love her serial fiction – it doesn’t matter where I pick up or jump in to the story, I am always instantly hooked.  Be sure to check out her blog!

 

Versatile Blogger AwardHere are the Rules:

  • Thank your nominator
  • Provide interesting facts about yourself
  • Nominate fellow bloggers that rock

 

7 Interesting Facts About Me:

  1. I am a stargazer.  I have a telescope and I am fascinated by astrology and all things outer space.
  2. I have an extreme sweet tooth.  I actually would prefer to eat dessert over dinner.
  3. My favorite color in the whole wide world is purple.
  4. I started my career in education at the age of 22, fresh out of undergrad.  My first set of students were 11th and 12th graders.
  5. Me and my brother had two iguanas growing up.  Their names were Iggy and Baby (this is what happens when your parents won’t let you get a dog).
  6. I recently began cooking for the first time in my life.  I thought I would hate it but I don’t.
  7. I am obsessed with interior design.  It is my happy place.  I love putting a room together from the color scheme, to the furniture, to the accessories.

 

The Nominees Are…

The Militant Negro

Paper Shots

Before I Forget

David Redpath

Sophia Ismaa Writes

Okay, there you have it – please check out all the blogs listed here including the my nominator’s at ambroseandelsie.

 

Unique Blog Award

Thank You

Well Guys, I have been nominated by Charlotte White of Poetic Bliss for the Unique Blog Award.  Not only is this a tremendous honor but this is my second nomination by Charlotte – she totally rocks!

I was first introduced to Charlotte through her warm support of my serial fiction piece He Listens.  I grew to wait for her feedback after each post (I truly appreciated it).  I really love her poetry and 6 word romance series.  Be sure to check it out!

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The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate fellow bloggers for the award.
  • Ask them 3-5 questions.

Q and A:

  • What inspires you most about your blog?

I am most inspired by the creativity that my blog allows me to have.  It is my own little spot on the internet and I love it.  My day job is pretty serious and doesn’t allow me to really flex my creative juices, but I control the content of my blog and I take that seriously.  My craft is important to me and I work hard to publish posts that are authentic, relevant, and relatable.

  • What author inspires you?

I am extremely inspired by the poetry of Nikki Giovanni (look for a Poet Praise post on her in the near future).  Her collection of poetry “Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day”, made me look at language differently and really helped me to explore the way in which poetry plays with words.  Likewise, I am inspired by the captivating fiction tales of  Terry McMillan.  I attribute her to my venture into fiction writing.  I have been writing poetry since I was in elementary school, but fiction didn’t come until much later, after reading her book, “Disappearing Acts” (which I have read like five times!).

  • What is your favorite Disney song?

LOL, this question makes me smile (it’s kind of random).  At any rate, I have 3 favorite Disney songs:  Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas), A Brand New World (Aladdin), and Somewhere Out There (Fieval American Tail).

Nomination Time!
Below are 5 blogs that I find truly unique to me and worthy of a nod, please be sure to check them out!!

Liebster Blog Award

Thank You

I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Elsie Hagley of
Ramblings of a Writer.
Thanks so much Elsie, this is truly an honor!

 

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Here Are The Rules

-Acknowledge the blog that nominated you, and display the award.
-Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
-Give 11 random facts about yourself.
-Nominate 11 blogs.
-Notify those blogs of the nomination.
-Give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are my answers to Elsie’s questions

Coffee or tea or mocha/hot chocolate?

It depends.  Coffee on Monday morning, tea when my tummy aches, and hot chocolate when I’m sitting on the bleachers at a football game.

Why do you blog?

Simply put, it makes me happy.

How would you describe your sense of humor?

Always in full swing, I can and do find the humor in most things.

What would your ideal day be like?

Me and my whole family together in a comfortable space, enjoying good food, and making memories.

Is there a specific thing you like to blog about?

My blog mainly consists of poetry and fiction.

What was your favorite class when still at school?

English was always my favorite subject.

Could you live without your smartphone?

Absolutely.  I would just grab my ipad or macbook (lol).

Who is your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out!

Linda Lee Lyberg of Charmed Chaos.  Thanks for the follow Linda!

Do you have any pets?

Yep, a pitbull and rabbit.

How would you describe yourself in just three words?

Compassionate, Inquisitive, and Determined

What would you change about your life right now?

I am too work and not enough play.

11 Random Facts About Me!

  1. I am a newlywed (married October 1, 2016).
  2. I have one sibling (an older brother).
  3. My favorite color is purple.
  4. My favorite artist is India Arie.
  5. My favorite sport to watch is college football.
  6. My favorite season is fall.
  7. I love when it rains.
  8. I have three degrees (BA, MAT, Ed.S.).
  9. I have lived in Michigan my whole life.
  10. I am obsessed with my Happy Planner.
  11. I plan to visit Paris and Johannesburg within in the next two years.

And Now
It’s Nomination Time!

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award

cwhiteweb

roadsbeltravelled

randomsbyarandom

storiesto

windowsbymalakhaijones

graysuede

reinventionsreena

jademwong

fearless

iainkellywriting

angietrafford

Please Answer the Following Questions

  1. What motivates you to write?
  2. How would you describe your writing style?
  3. What age did you start writing?
  4. What is your greatest accomplishment in writing thus far?
  5. When and/or where do you write the most?
  6. What are your future goals for your blog?
  7. How do you manage your priorities and still maintain your commitment to your blog?
  8. What is your favorite food?
  9. Are you a night owl or a morning lark?
  10. What is your favorite post of all times?
  11. Would you rather a post get numerous likes and no comments or several comments and no likes, explain?

Okay, there you have it!  Please take a moment to answer these questions and follow the rules of the award.  I can’t wait to read your responses!

If you have been nominated and do not participate, please simply take this as a gesture of admiration for your craft.

LaRonda Moore

Real Neat Blog Award

Thank YouI was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Charlette White of Poetic Bliss. Thanks so much Charlette, I am truly honored!

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The rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Here are my answers to Charlette’s questions

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I have been writing since I was a young girl, and with the exception of sometimes sharing with my close circle of family and friends, I felt like my work was just collecting dust.  

What is the one change you see in yourself after you started your blog?

This is such a great question.  The biggest change I see in myself is the ability to choose me first.  In the past, I have always let my needs and desires fall by the wayside, but since I’ve started my blog, I feel so enthused about writing again and equally excited that I am sharing it with the world.  It’s not that I have more time now to write.  I simply TAKE the time to write.

When do you write the best? I mean, is it when you are sad and moody or cheerful and happy?

I’m not a mood or situational writer.  I write the best when it is the only thing that I am focused on.  When I have competing priorities, I don’t produce my best work.

Are your stories/poems happy ones or sad ones, predominantly? Do you think it tells something about the emotions you are going through?

I think my writing is an even mix of happy and sad.  I like my portfolio to be diverse so I strive to write about things I know and have experienced as well as things I can only image and craft.

What is the best comment you’ve received on your blog so far?

By far, the best comments I have received have been from my serial fiction series “He Listens”.  I have a few faithful readers and they have really dove into the storyline and the characters.  I love their feedback – it gives me energy.  

“He Listens,” series homepage can be found HERE

Of all your posts, which one do you feel describes you or give us an understanding of perhaps, an element of yourself?

That’s easy.  My poem, “From“.  Be sure to check it out.

Through which other form of art do you express yourself, apart from this one?

I’m pretty crafty and like making and putting together pretty things.  I love interior design and have been commissioned by various family members and friends to decorate their spaces be it home or work.  Also I love decorative planning (pics of my monthly and weekly spreads can be found under lifestyle on my blog.  Lastly, I dabble in painting but won’t quit my day job anytime soon : )

Nomination Time!
I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Real Neat Blogger Award

Sherif Vuich
Amy Karian
Gina Gallyot
Tremaine Loadholt

Please Answer the Following Questions

  1. What motivates you to write?
  2. How would you describe your writing style?
  3. What is your greatest accomplishment in writing thus far?
  4. What are your future goals for your blog?
  5. How do you manage your priorities and still maintain your commitment to your blog?
  6. What is your favorite post of all times?  Is it also your highest ranked post?  If it is or if it isn’t, explain how that makes you feel.
  7. Would you rather have a post get a hundred likes and no comments or ten comments and no likes, explain?

Okay, there you have it!  Please take the time to answer these questions and follow the rules of the award.  I can’t wait to read your responses!! 

LaRonda Moore