Tidying Up

That crafty Stine
says my blog’s neat
which makes me preen
and feel upbeat
It’s nice to know
when someone so
cares to share you

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Thank you Christine Bialczak, who’s wonderful blog Stine Writing is enjoyable on several levels, for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! Please go read her blog and enjoy the poetry, positivity, and the connectivity her site presents!

The award rules are: 

  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; and asking them seven questions.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven answers are:

  1. What do you like to read about the most on other blogs?
    • Poetry or short posts that make me think and/or smile.
  2. What subjects do you completely avoid when you see a blog post?
    • Self-help, beauty tips, travel tips, health tips, blogging tips.
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go (after COVID-19 is gone!)
    • Cascadia. The Pacific Northwest looks like it is a beautiful place to visit.
  4. If you could talk to one historical figure no longer living who would it be and why
    • Buckminster Fuller, because he was a very broad thinking person.
  5. What is your favorite time of day?
    • Just before going to bed, when it’s quiet.
  6. What is your favorite pastime activity?
    • Reading
  7. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would choose and where would you keep it
    • Nothing exotic. A cat. Preferably two, so they have company because they aren’t as self-reliant as some people think, and in the house.

My questions: I figured I’d put them first so the nominees can decide if they want to answer them.

  1. Do you have a specific writing time, or just whenever the mood hits you?
  2. Is what you write  mostly based on reality, or mostly made up?
  3. If you could make a living writing poetry, would you want to?
  4. Do you prefer to write rhyming or non-rhyming poetry, or just whatever comes out when you write?
  5. Did you read poetry before you started writing poetry?
  6. Would you buy a book of poetry to read now?
  7. Do you prefer to write with a pen and paper, computer keyboard, phone, or something else (what)?

Nominations: For those I nominate, and it’s hard to limit my selections, whether you choose to participate or not is up to you and won’t stop me from reading what you write. But it is my way of letting people know I think you have a blog worth reading.

A Real Neat Blog

My blog’s Real Neat!
In someone’s view
it is a treat!
So who chose to
award this space?
It’s Taylor Grace
that’s due Thank You!

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

I’m still too new to blogging to understand what it means to be nominated for an award, but it feels very nice! Thank you Taylor Grace of the Broken Inside of Me blog for nominating me for The Real Neat Blog Award! Please go read her blog and enjoy the interesting, challenging and fun thoughts, stories and poems she posts.

Awards seem to come with rules, at least this one did, so let’s get to them:

The Rules:

  1. Display the Award Logo – Complete
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog – Complete
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you – Complete – See Below
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers – Complete – See Below
  5. Ask them seven questions – Complete – See Below

The Questions I have been provided for answering as This or That?

  1. Ice cream or Yogurt – Ice cream. But Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia FroYo is what I get for home to try and be a little more healthy.
  2. Desktop or Laptop For Writing – Laptop, though my phone is my first choice since it is handy more often when I have an idea or time.
  3. Rock or Country Music – Rock, of the alternative variety.
  4. Sunrise or Sunset – Sunset, because sunrise, though pretty, is usually too early.
  5. Traditional or Self Published – It’s hard to tell them apart these days, and I’ll read whichever one an author I like chooses to use. If I ever decide I want to publish, which right now isn’t something I ever plan on entertaining, it would probably be Self Published.
  6. Halloween or Easter – Halloween. I don’t like getting dressed up, but it is more fun.
  7. All Inclusive Cruise or Fly to destination vacay – I’ve never been on a cruise, so I’ll have to say Fly to.

My nominations:

I get the pleasure and honor of nominating others for this award, and it’s hard to limit the choices. For those nominated it is not something you have to accept (or even acknowledge) if you don’t want to, but it is my way of letting people know I think you have a blog worth reading.

My questions to you are about your favorite things

  1. What’s your favorite book?
  2. What’s your favorite movie?
  3. What’s your favorite song?
  4. What’s your favorite holiday?
  5. Where’s your favorite space to be?
  6. Where’s your favorite place to visit?
  7. What’s your favorite age?

That should cover it. For those who decide to join in I hope you enjoy. For those who don’t, I hope you keep posting to your blog for me to read!