Thanks to my friend erroneous choices, we are having some fun with the Liebster Award, ie, she nominated me. Thank you dear friend ❤
She feels as I do, and that is, I have never really understood blogging awards, and haven’t really got involved with them, (apart from one over a year ago) no offense to anyone, but I so enjoyed reading the questions posed to her and her answers. Actually, she combined the questions from two different awards so I am going to keep on with the fun and just pick and choose…
1. What drew you towards the art of writing?
This is a good question…for as long as I can remember I have enjoyed it. I have felt so shy and awkward for most of my life, I guess, as for a lot of people, it was a way to express myself, and hopefully make some sense of my thoughts in the process. I sometimes wonder that when I was little I subconsciously did it as a memory tool, because my memory is not that great. I remember I always liked to write everything out, even in the air, words, numbers, math problems…I liked to visualise it, and I loved the way certain words looked. Yikes, am I rambling? Sorry…
2. What is the one thing you like about yourself and why?
Um, I have never really liked this question, but if you insisted I would say, I do laugh easily. Especially at myself. I can have a good time, even when things are not going so well. (Er this may or may not have something to do with my blog name…I mean, times and places, right? But most times and places, I have found the ridiculous, and sometimes that hasn’t been a good thing…but that’s another conversation).
But it has helped to diffuse a number of tricky situations…humour, laughter is powerful – Captain Obvious 🙂
3. What is that one change you want to see in the world?
That people would stop yelling. Literally, figuratively, all kinds of ly-s. (Unless it is for humourous purposes).
4. Who is your favourite author and why?
I don’t have one. I have read a number of things I adore, and currently, I am still overwhelmed by the gorgeous and thought provoking things I read on WP.
5. How do you define a “good piece of writing”?
I agree with erroneous choices’ answer: anything I enjoy reading.
6. “Writers are hungry for readers” whats your take on it?
Are they? I think this would be an individual thing. Answering for myself I would say no. I certainly didn’t start blogging because I was hungry for readers. I did it as a creative outlet and if I met and connected with anyone on the way, I was over the moon. I still am. Obviously it would depend on why you are writing. But I guess I am hoping you are not writing because you are hungry for readers, that you are being authentic and genuine in your expression, and the right people will be attracted to it.
7. How do you deal with writers’ block?
I don’t force anything. Sometimes I know there are things just brewing up there and taking their time for some reason, and it comes together eventually. Sometimes I am just not inspired. I guess it depends what it is for…
8. Do you think good writers are born or made, and why?
I think both. I think there are definitely people who are born with a natural propensity for that kind of expression, but even they need practise and experience and feedback etc.
9. Do you think the pen is mightier than the sword?
This is a really good question. Altruistically it is lovely to think it is the pen, unless you are stabbing someone with it…ugh sorry.
I need to think on this more.
10. How would you describe either your blog or your articles/pieces in a few words?
11. The natural event e.g natural cataclysm that suits to describe your personality, explain briefly why?
If you could call being in a state of general bewilderment as some kind of natural cataclysm, then that would be it. Maybe that deer in headlights look after the event…
12. Any particular goal/dream related to writing or blogging?
I would agree again with erroneous, I have enjoyed the interaction with really interesting/talented people.
13. Weirdest thing you have ever done – details, please!
oh gosh, I wish I could remember…define “weird” 🙂
14. A hobby you like and the thing you fear most?
trying different coffees at different places. Being away from Australian coffees. although I hear there are a few Australian style cafes in the US now, thank GOD! (How did Starbucks get popular? I’ll tell you why, because there were no Australian cafes. There can be no other possible explanation.)
15. City or village, why?
A village by a city. I love everything cities have to offer, but after spending the last decade in regional Australia, I realise I prefer actually living in a small town. But I wish the city were closer 🙂
16.Would you rather be the villain or a hero?
I agree with my friend: “neither, probably the mediator”
17. Zodiac and your sign. Tell us if you believe in common belief of zodiac signs?
Pisces. And no.
18 Share a music you would recommend to me.
I really love ‘Going Home’ by Asgeir, I have used it on my blog. This particular performance is divine imho. This is a hard question, there are so many 🙂
19. What is your favourite eye colour?
I don’t have one, it very much depends on the owner of the eye and what I think of them
20. Try to pick 3 words that describe me, based on my blog.
I’m assuming you meant yourself erroneous…in which case, wise beyond (your) years.
And I am going to nominate the lovely Diana at the Wandering Armadillo
(perfectly fine if you don’t do awards Diana ❤)