Once in a while, some really kind person sends an award nomination my way and I get the time to work on it. I am really sorry if I there are others who have sent me award nominations and I have not done a post on them. I really appreciate you guys and these nominations really make my day. I never thought I would find such a friendly audience. I am not talking about numbers, I am talking about kind and supportive you guys are. So thank you, for making this blog a great blessing.
We have one great blogger to thank for this post. Alan over at Fuel For The Race writes some amazing stuff. He’s one gem of a person and I can’t thank him enough for the kind words he said about me. Do go over and show him some love.
About the award:
This award is given to creative, positive and cheerful bloggers by other bloggers as a token of appreciation and admiration.
Here are the rules:
• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
• Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.
Here are the questions that Alan asked me and my answers to them:
Who encouraged you to launch a blog?
The truth is that nobody did. I was genuinely interested in the concept of being able to connect with people I probably might never meet through my writing. Blogging was also a great way of recording my thoughts. I wanted WordPress to be like a hard drive for my creativity. That being said, my family has always supported my writing. Their encouragement has been a great reason why I have been able to keep going. A lot of credit goes to my parents who have sponsored me since my birth. Whenever I’ve needed something to further my talents, they’ve always been very generous.
Who was your first blogger-friend & what drew you to that writer?
This is a very hard question because there were many. I can’t think of one single person specifically. But the ones who were there were so supportive. From giving me suggestions to praying for me, a lot of my blogging friends have become friends in life. I’m very thankful for that. To answer the question what drew me to them, I would have to say it was the sincerity in their writing.
What country, or state are you writing from?
I am currently writing from Hyderabad in India. I study here. But Kerala is my home state.
Has your writing evolved over time & why?
I’d like to think so. Coming to college, meeting new people, the change in the kind of books I read, has influenced the way I write.
Be honest with me on this one. How often do you consider the unseen spiritual aspect beyond the tangible? If “never” is the answer, let me know. It’s okay. No tricks.
Haha. That’s a good question. I am genuinely interested in the topic. Being a Christian also has made me ponder on such things a lot.
Do you have a pet?
I don’t. But the campus I live in has a lot of tame dogs and cats which is definitely a treat.
When you wake up in the morning, what is your first thought?
Being a college student, my first thought is usually whether or not I have overslept. That usually leads to me frantically jumping out of bed, or a very slow, calm sigh. After that I like to put on some music and get ready for class.
Do you eat breakfast? If so, what does it consist of?
I usually have a very light breakfast. I have it from the hostel where I live and it usually is some South Indian food. When I’m back home, my mom makes me a very bitter, extremely nutritious smoothie every morning, which gets me going.
If you’re still friends with a childhood pal, tell me what has kept you together?
I never had many friends as a kid. Also since I’m still a teenager, it’s not like childhood was a long time ago. The friends from school I still have contact with are some very kind guys who decided to hang out with a weird kid and make his schooldays a lot more interesting.
What keeps you returning to the same blogger?
Connection. Once I feel like I’ve connected well with someone, no matter the quality of the content they put out, I still like to show up to say hi.
Does your own family read your posts?
Yeah. It’s a great joy.
I’ve decided not to nominate anyone this time. I’ve not been able to read a lot of blog posts and I don’t think I have a good enough idea to do justice to it. That being said, I’m still going to put up 11 questions. You are all welcome to any question you like. It could be a great way to connect, which is what this blog is all about.
My 11 questions:
- If you could be a teacher, what would you teach?
- A simple thing about nature that fascinates you.
- Your favourite spot on the earth?
- If you could have a cartoon character as your best friend, who would it be?
- An underrated artist.
- Something interesting you can do.
- What do you think is most important in a relationship?
- What nickname would you give yourself?
- If you could give water another colour, what would it be?
- The best blogging tip you ever got.
- What would you name your autobiography?
I know. These questions are kinda weird. I just wanted you guys to forget about your worries and just be a kid for a few seconds. It helps. I hope some of you answer these. I would love to read them.
God bless! Have a blast existing!