Wow, this post is going to be a real struggle for me (#notapoem), bear with my writing please!
It may become evident why I write in poetry only (because my sentence construction is painful) 🙂
It is a privilege for me to be nominated by my friend Oscar Alejandro Plascencia to participate in a Virtual Blog Tour. Those of you who are familiar with my blog will know I don’t often accept awards, but thought it might be nice to to participate. (and couldn’t resist Oscar’s very nice smile, oops request :))
Oscar can be found here, and is a nice guy, as well as poet and writer:
Before we continue, here are the rules of the nomination:
1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
2. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
3. Compose a one-time post which is posted on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).
I chose a few people to nominate – would like to highlight that I do not like leaving people out as we all have our unique story to tell, so chose a few that have personally interacted with me (behind the scenes I’m actually very shy, though most people I mention this to in person do not agree with me).
Not everyone participates in these awards, but will include their links below.
Please visit them at anytime and often. Below are their links and acceptance post dates scheduled during the next four weeks:
by Sam Rappaz, Sam has a great sense of humour, and writes a mean haiku (managing to put all of mine to shame).
Tour Date: 26 January
by Zee, Zee was one of the first to support me when I breathed life back into my blog in Sept 2014, and has been a constant source of encouragement and friendship – Zee, thank you! 🙂 Wonderful writing and photography.
Love Notes from the Angels
by Trini Lind, spreading Love and Light with beautiful imagery, a pleasure to be across her work.
The Z Channel
By Ogundare Tope, hailing from the continent of my birth, his writing and poetry is a delight to read.
So without further ado, Q & A time:
What am I working on at the moment?
In the process of having a book designed and published (it seems to be never-ending), and I have learnt a lot through the process.
Also, am undertaking a Visual Design course, and trying to learn InDesign inbetween everything else.
In Feb, I am going on a Mobile Development course (Swift), because I don’t feel like teaching myself.
How does my work differ to others in my genre?
When I read all the wonderful poetry on WordPress, I am convinced I cannot write poetry. In saying that however, I find that I have all these words floating through my head longing for release, so I let them out. And because I do not like typing long sentences with punctuation (and especially do not enjoy re-reading my own sentences), I find a poetry-type form of writing the easiest for my brain to handle. I generally like to add images too if I can find any.
Why do I write/create what I do?
For fun really, no other reason. And because I have words in my head. If I had no words in my head, or if it wasn’t fun for me, I wouldn’t do it.
How does my writing/creative process work?
I find prompts really helpful. Sometimes I have nothing to write at all. So then I wait for the Daily Prompt, and respond to that. I would not have half my entries if it weren’t for the prompts that are posted here on WordPress.
Thank you all for stopping by and allowing me to be your host and guide on this stop of “A Tour Through BlogLand”. Please visit my nominator, Oscar, at In So Many Words a gay poetry blog with an emphasis on Faith, Love and Hope #sharingTheLove
An additional note (because really, when I start typing, I cannot stop, I *really* love the sound of my own typing. A very big THANK YOU to all the bloggers and readers who consistently read my poetry and like my posts, I do very much appreciate it! And Thank You for all your wonderful writing that keeps me entertained and inspired and yes, IN AWE, every single day, you are awesome 🙂 This calls for another image, will be right back!
Here we go!
6 thoughts on “Virtual Blog Tour Award (Not A Poem!)”
Nice job with the non-poetry/award acceptance post Vonita!
I’ll be checking out your nominees! Thanks for the suggesting these additional bloggers. Give yourself a pat on the back, again Nice Job!
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Thank you very much! Baie dankie 🙂
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I used your entry as a template, I hope that is okay? 🙂
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Hi Vee! Thank you again for the nomination. I had bookmarked this date to come read this post and you haven’t disappointed (not that you could ever!). 🙂 I am sorry to have not been around much lately to interact. 😦 Hope you are well. I love the new look of your blog. I’ll draft my post for the 26th. Yay!
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Hi Sam, you are the only one that has accepted so far, so I’m really glad you have! Yay, I will bookmark next week! Thanks for liking the new style, I don’t like change in general, but was playing around with themes so decided to go with it! Hope you are well? It is raining here and my kids are at a sleepover and hubby gone to work, so having a morning alone, feels a bit strange 🙂
Here’s my acceptance love: https://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/new-awards-for-the-new-year-part-i-virtual-blog-tour/