It is an honour to receive the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. It was such a lovely surprise to open my email yesterday and see I had received this prestigious award from one of my best friend’s Melody, thank you Melody.
As Melody mentions in her amazing blog https://journeyintohope2020.vision/2020/07/12/hope-into-writing/
The title of her blog is based on her own journey to explore what living a hopeful life would be like as she has battled depression for many years. As an experiment, since January she has been writing daily recipes of hope and she is going to continue writing these hope recipes throughout the year. I would highly recommend following her as her posts are both uplifting and challenging.
Melody has asked how I have used a hope recipe and how this has helped me? Without a doubt it was her post What Hope Isn’t https://journeyintohope2020.vision/2020/06/29/what-hope-isnt/.
I remember vividly speaking to Melody after she had published this and we both laughed on the telephone, as she had mentioned in the list she gives, she can be prone to rumination and she wanted to fix this. I replied I had ticked 8 out of the 10 items on the list! I obviously have a lot of work to do when it comes to hope. This post in particular helped me to take a long, hard look at myself in the mirror of my character and work on my weaker areas.
I would like to nominate all of my followers and any new followers in the next week. The blogging world truly is a beautiful place and what better way to encourage and help people than through the written word. It is a privilege to be here.
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
- Make a post of the award (with photo).
- Post the rules
- Ask 5-10 questions of your choice
- Nominate 10-30 bloggers of your choice and notify them
- Follow Vincent Ehindero @vincentehindero.wordpress.com to qualify for a free blog promotion and shout out and more blogging opportunities.
Melody’s questions are:
- Why did you become a blogger? I became a blogger after years of wanting to share about helping my mum after she had suffered from a major stroke. How she came back from the brink of death to be a stronger, more independent individual
- What is the greatest blogging lesson you have learned? To uplift and encourage each other in our respective writing
- Have you made any mistakes as a blogger and what have you learned from this? I have made plenty of mistakes and I still am. I have learned to take my time and not rush. I come from a background in marketing where it was paramount you hit hard deadlines. It is very refreshing writing for yourself and others for enjoyment purposes rather than work
- Which is your biggest viewing country? My biggest viewing country is the UK, followed by the United States. A big thank you to both of these countries. I in turn find a great deal of my inspiration both in health and writing from the UK and the United States. Lots of posts in the next coming months about this so stay tuned.
- What do you do to relax? I enjoy sunbathing, which I know health reasons isn’t as popular as it used to be. As long as I have my suntan lotion on I can think of nothing better than lying in the golden sun.
My questions to my nominees:
- Why do you like writing?
- What is your favourite hobbie?
- Who inspires you the most in the blogging world and why?
- What do you hope to learn on your blogging journey?
- What kind of books do you like to read?
Please do let me know when you have published your answers to your award blog in this post?
After I have finished my series on recovery after a major stroke I hope to write on health; (particularly around the food we eat), mental health and my personal experience; my own poems; what do we believe in and why; mindsets and all sorts of areas in this precious journey we are taking, called life.
Have a great day everyone and keep sharing.