AWARD: The Sunshine Blogger Award … Take 2

The very lovely Mischenko at Read Rant Rock & Roll nominated me for this one. It’s my second time around the block with this one, although my first time it had been combined with another award so it’s nice to have it all on it’s own this time. Go say Hi to Mischenko she has a fab blog!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Mischenko’s Questions

Is there something you can tell readers about yourself and your blog?

Erm…I’m quite obsessive about my blog, I have a diary to manage everything and I like all my posts to look perfect. I have a list of “house style” rules that I follow for everything and I follow them religiously. I blame all this on my background working on websites for different companies, it’s turned me into a complete obsessive!

What satisfaction do you get from blogging?

Loads, I enjoy it so much, it’s why I’m so obsessed with the small things.

How do you bring traffic to your blog?

This is one thing I don’t obsess over at all. I know how I could improve my traffic ten fold, but I don’t get hung up over it. I am quite happy being a mediocre blog in the background.

What’s something that you’d like to improve on this year?

My blog/life balance!

How do you get motivated to blog?

This is not an issue right now! If it was an issue, honestly I would rethink blogging.

Do you have any favorite books this year?

Yeah loads, it’s been a REALLY good year for books! Some that spring to mind are Godblind by Anna Stephens, The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams, Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, SkullSworn by Brian Staveley, and Blackwing by Ed McDonald.

Are there any songs you’re into right now, or music artists?

I don’t know much new music, I’m pretty stuck in my ways, but I’m really liking the new Stone Sour album, I love this band actually, and LOVE Corey Taylor (swoon!). Funny story with Stone Sour actually, they are touring here in December, I found out and leapt on it bought myself a ticket without even checking the date, I have never ever done this before, I always check dates first! Of course, it backfired because I’m not in the country when they are touring! haha!

What do you like to do with your spare time?

I love hiking, I go out almost every day for at least a few miles, reading (of course!), music is always playing around me and if you catch me at the right time I’ll be bouncing and rocking out aswell! I also spend a lot of time writing. I also love cooking, which is pretty lucky as I’m on a really weird and strict diet that involves cooking everything from scratch.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I have no idea! My life is totally different now to how it was five years ago so I wouldn’t even want to guess at five years time. So much can change I am testament to that.

If you could choose ONLY 5 subjects to read on other blogs, what would they be? (Books, music, film, health, etc.)

  1. Books
  2. Mental Health
  3. Music
  4. Jay’s 365 Project (Yes I’m giving him a subject all to himself)
  5. Food

Do you make money from your blog? If not, do you have plans to try in the future?

No, I have affiliate links but to date I’ve made precisely nothing from them, I think there’s a bit of money sat in the various affiliate accounts for them, but I’ve never hit the pay out limits…I’m THAT good! Honestly that’s not why I do it though! I know how to monetise the blog but I can’t be bothered to do a better job of it. If any of the affiliate links pay out I’ll just use the money to buy books…because you know, I need more books!

My Nominees

I’ve done so many of these things recently I feel like I’m tagging the same people repeatedly, if you’re sick of it please feel free to tell me to get lost!

  1. Jay @ This is my Truth Now
  2. Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Novel Fiction
  3. Kristin @ Kristin’s Novel Café
  4. Terry @ Terry Tyler Book Reviews
  5. Barbara @ Book Club Mom
  6. Book Inspector
  7. Patty @ Moohnshine’s Corner
  8. Dee @ Novel Deelights
  9. Kate @ The Quiet Knitter
  10. Cathy @ Between The Lines
  11. Lorraine @ The Book Review Café

My Questions

  1. You can live anywhere in the world, where do you choose?
  2. What are you reading right now?
  3. What was the last live music show you went to?
  4. If you weren’t a book blogger, what would you blog about?
  5. What is top of your bucket list?
  6. What is your autobiography called?
  7. What’s your favourite season?
  8. Coffee or Tea?
  9. Chocolate or Wine?
  10. Walk or Cycle?
  11. Finally, your favourite book this year?
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14 thoughts on “AWARD: The Sunshine Blogger Award … Take 2

  1. Great answers! I agree with Jay’ s 365 challenge. I could never get bored with it! 😉 So, did you lose out on the concert ticket then? That stinks!

    Glad you did this! 💗 I learned a lot more about you. 😉 Have a great day!

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  2. Thank you so much, Claire. For both nominating me and including my 365 posts as one of the five to read. It means so much. 🙂 I love those books covers, something magical yet deep and dark about them all. And your posts always look perfect, so it’s very clear you put the effort into the organization and format. I love it.

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  3. Oh man, so sorry you’re missing out on Stone Sour… I love ’em! Although I haven’t truly warmed to their last album… yet… yikes! 😀
    Great answers… as always 😉 oh, and you’re hardly a mediocre blog in the background, me thinks! ❤

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  4. Congrats on your award and I hear you about the obsessiveness on the blog. I want everything to be perfect (and because I’m updating things, right now it isn’t – all my newer posts are formatted one way but the old ones aren’t switched over yet. Driving me crazy!). I really enjoy your blog 🙂 Definitely going to be back! I’m a new follower 🙂

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