I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this Mystery Blogger Award by Rory, A guy called bloke, who is a fantastic blogger and definitely a blogging friend of mine, click on the link to check out his post:
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
-Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
-Answer the 5 questions you were asked
-Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
-You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
-Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
-Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
-Share a link to your best post(s)
3 Things About Yourself!
I’ve been to the Isle of Wight about 20 times.
I have never been to New York
I often sing Patsy Cline songs at the top of my voice.
My chosen post:
Last year, I thought I would try my hand a writing a story in the style of Agatha Christie, that brilliant crime writer of the 20th Century. Click on the link below to read my take on the Murder Mystery genre.
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?
there always were people who were more inclined to speak and only pause to think about what they are going to say next rather than listen to the other person. Are there more people like that now that before? I don’t know, maybe.
2. How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or maybe taboo or stigma laden?
My blog is to write fiction so I address difficult topics in my stories, I’ve written stories about murderers, psychotic killers and armageddon, but I don’t tend to directly talk about the problems that face us today, or politics or any other uncomfortable topics. Mine isn’t a current affairs blog, it’s about creative writing, but then art reflects life.
3. Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?
If that’s what your blog is about then, yes discuss away, we live in a free society where free speech is important.
4. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?
I had and have lots of nicknames, I smile a lot so am often called ‘Smiler’ and not ironically. My name is shortened to Kris or sometimes, Krissy 😉 I also have various nicknames based on my surname. Call me anything you like, but call me, I’d hate to be ignored. 😉
5. Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?
It would be a pretty boring world if we understood everything, the more we know the more we realise there is a lot more unknown out there to discover, and thank goodness for that!
My Questions for you:
Where do you think all the things that are lost go to?
If we go forward in time far enough would we end up back at the beginning?
What is the greatest mystery that you would like to know the answer to?
Do you think we’ll ever find intelligent life in space?
I am sure, well pretty sure NO, of course l am sure! Twas not twas, twas not there before! And yet, here l am looking upon it with widened eyes … This thing that twasn’t, and yet now it twas a surprise!
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
The Topic is Happiness.
What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment caused when your mental health is good and you acknowledge that you have acquired or achieved something that makes you happy, or you realise that there is no reason to be unhappy. It is a mental attitude and it can be a choice, however, for someone suffering depression, this is not something that happens quite as well. So, In quoting Aeschylus below, I acknowledge that for some of us, simply choosing to be happy, doesn’t quite work as well.
“Money or things can’t buy you happiness, they can only provide a level of misery you can live with. “
I would also like to share with you a song lyric/poem that I wrote a while ago. It’s called Happiness:
I have been tagged by Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess (see link to post below) to take part in this collaborative poem. The poem was started by A Guy Called Bloke and has passed through the hands of many excellent bloggers.
Each morning I think about topics on which to post But what stirs my imagination by far the most
As I try to conjure up what it is I want to write
Is using the daily prompts while keeping my writing tight.