Sandrine Tungka, a young blogger from Jakarta, Indonesia nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Because we have been virtual friends for many months now, I thank you Sandrine, and I’m honored to accept the nomination. Sandrine has a diverse blog with many posts under categories; Travels, Daily Prompt, Wedding Journey, Married Life, My Opinion, and Entertainment. She has a goal to build a successful online store, and a dream to have her own cake shop. Most of all her first goal is to be a writer! Her blog site is SanWa Journeys, life is a miracle that needs to be thankful for. Visit her blog site here – http://sanwajourneys.com
The Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog. 2. Display the award on your post. 3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do. 4. State 7 things about yourself. 5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
For a few months now Before Sundown has been an Award-Free Blog. It’s time consuming to accept awards, and I should be working on three writing-in progress books. But, this one has minimal work involved, no questions for me to answer or make up for nominees, and I only need to state 7 things about myself! The hard part is limiting my nominees to 15! Over the last nine months from Before Sundown’s beginning, I’ve made many world-wide blogger friends. I’m certain there will be some not on the list that I’d want to be there.
After declaring the blog site award-free, I’ve accepted a few awards that relate to only writing. However, in the future if I fully reinstate accepting all kinds of awards, I may adopt a creative solution from an author friend, Nicholas Rossis, who has created an Awards Page with several blogger friends’ names on it. Each award that he gets is on the page, and he invites anyone on the list to accept the award for themselves. What a lovely surprise to find my name on his list! It’s an unconventional way of doing this award business, but so far no awards police have knocked on his door and summoned him to Blogosphere Court! Nicholas writes sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories, and his books can be reviewed and purchased on his site – http://nicholasrossis.me
Some of the blogger friends on my list of 15 might have tons of awards and do not want more, or they have award-free sites. So, I decided to take another blogger friend, author Sally G. Cronin’s creative alternate idea to accepting the traditional award. Sally offers a Bouquet of Flowers and a thank you in gratitude for visiting and following her blog. Sally has a blog site with several interesting health topics and her published books. Visit her site – http://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com
Now, here’s my alternate idea in place of the traditional award. I’d like to offer a Field of Flowers Award to those nominees unable to accept the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I want to recognize you as I value your visits, likes, and comments on Before Sundown, and look forward to reading your posts and sharing thoughts with you far into the future. The Field of Flowers selection will be at the end after the nominees’ names. Of course there’s a sun rising or sun setting on each of the horizons! Okay…if you want both awards, you can have them!
But first the business of writing 7 things about me!
I’m old as dirt already, born in the late 1930s, and plan to live beyond the 100 year mark.
I love whimsy and humor, something I try to interject into serious writing-in-progress books.
I modeled for an illustrator photographer and was featured on a billboard, Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort, throughout east coast states. I had jet black hair and violent colored eyes just like Elizabeth Taylor!
I published poetry years ago and that led me to write more “free rein for the brain” words in fiction and non-fiction books.
I attended the same university as my sons, and at the same time. I also knew their girlfriends (now wives) there! I was an honorary frat Mom, and at times a designated driver!
I’m an ex-pat, and lived in Italy, Greece and Japan (5 years in each country). The highlight was traveling, and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and other great slopes in France, Austria, and Switzerland.
I was a tech challenged blogger nine months ago, and I “learned by fire” how to put the WordPress site together and keep it “blazing” with published posts, and The Sun also Rises and Sets Gallery. Featuring those incredible (borrowed) sunrise & sunset photos from world-wide blogger friends!
Drum-roll please! The 15 nominees are:
http://teagansbooks.wordpress.com – Teagan’s Books – Teagan Geneviene
http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com – The Story Reading Ape’s Blog…An Author Promotions -Enterprise – Chris
http://nicholasrossis.me – Nicholas C. Rossis – sci-fi, epic fantasy & children’s stories
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com – Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life – Sally Georgina. Cronin
https://itshardii.wordpress.com – Fifty Shades of Reality – Hardi H. Goradia
http://mythsofthemirror.com – Myths of the Mirror – life is make believe, fantasy given form – D. Wallace Peach
https://vanbytheriver.wordpress.com – Vanbytheriver – Van
https://jgifederizo.wordpress.com – The End Justifies the Journey – J.Gi Federizo
https://essenfia.wordpress.com – Blog in 100 Words – Fia Essen
https://rudinahp.wordpress.com – MetroGirl unstoppable – Rudina Heroi-Puka
http://poeticparfait.com – Poetic Parfait – Christy Birmingham
http://bemuzin.com – Musings and Amusings – Sammy D.
http://007pandas.com – Retirement Lifestyle/Nomadic Adventurer – Marty Leake
http://cdogco.com – C-Dog and Company – because dogs and cats are family – Debra Levy
Field of Flowers Gallery