Blog Archives

Blogger Recognition Award

BR_Award

How cool is this? I was nominated for my first Blogger award!

Takes a bow and blows kisses to ajoobacats, with many thanks. Hugs my friend.

This was a really great way to start my day! I logged in and her post was there about her receiving the award. Well, didn’t I get a surprise when I clicked and got the WP notification of a comment on my blog. It was ajoobacats notifying me that she had nominated me!

This award was started by Edge Of Night as a way of recognizing other bloggers whom the award nominator felt made the blogosphere a little better in some way.

The rules are:

Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself!
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

How did my blog get started? I wanted some place to post my Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood stories where the ‘witch hunters’ (fanfiction dot net’s version of the Gestapo) couldn’t say boo about the content and where I would have more control over how and when posts happened. I also wanted an easier way to interact with my followers and commenters.

It grew from a site where I posted my stories to what it is now. I still have my stories here but I also have recipes, book reviews and product reviews. It’s my ‘safe’ place to vent and rant and have my happy feelings and let everyone know about it :D.

My piece of advice for other bloggers: It’s sometimes hard to come up with an idea or theme for a post. I had a hard time with that for the longest while. I solved it quite easily actually with blog challenges.

The two that finally got me started with regular blogging are Cee’s Share Your World Weekly Challenge and the Ultimate Blog Challenge, there’s a new UBC challenge starting October 1. They gave me a reason and some focus instead of wracking my brain trying to figure out what to say.

My nominees are, in no particular order:
Kelpie’s Korner who brings some fun, sexiness and hotness to my life each week.
It Started In Oxford.  She is some of the inspiration for the posts I make here and at This ‘n That.
passajer  Her artwork is thought provoking, to say the least.
Green Mind, Veg Heart Makes me think about what I’m putting in my body and taking away from the earth.
Aging Gracefully My Ass Makes me laugh.
4padfoot (warning, her site might be a little slow to load, especially if you haven’t cleared your cookies. It is gif heavy.) Truly an awesome site. I’ve seen the work she’s done elsewhere and it is awe inspiring.
Awkward Heather Another site which inspires some of the posts here.
One Lazy Robot Makes me laugh.
Coffee ‘n Notes Is thought provoking, funny at times, series at times and simply makes me think.
Sara C. Roethle One of my favorite authors but she doesn’t post just about her books 🙂
Be Like Water Interesting ideas. Media. I just enjoy their site.
Cooking With A Wallflower I love some of her recipes and how she tells us about her life.
California Kat One of my all time favorite fanfiction authors.
The Book Review Directory Just one of the places I visit to read other people’s review of books I think I might like.
MediBites A soon to be doctor and fanfiction author who posts more than just stories.
The comments after each blog site are not necessary but I thought I would give you a little insight into why I follow them.

Share Your World Week 33

First off I have a question for my followers:  Would you prefer I leave this site as strictly for Southern Vampire Mysteries and True Blood related stuff or would you be okay with me posting my other than story, reviews and recipe posts here.  I have had a follower comment on my posting interests other than SVM and TB here and she suggested that I separate the two.  I don’t have an issue separating them but I would like to know how my other readers feel about it before I make a final decision.

So, here’s my Share Your World for this week:

Do you believe in ghosts? 

I do

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility:  If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?  Or if you can’t picture yourself playing sports, what is your favorite sport?

I haven’t watched or participated in sports in a very long time but I used to love baseball/softball and I do enjoy the feeling of being at a sporting event as opposed to watching it on the television.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

I love the way my hair curls and waves when it’s longer but for ease of maintenance I prefer short hair.

If you were on an small island, who would you want to be with? And where is it?  How big is it?

This one’s a bit more difficult than usual for me.  I love my alone time so it would have to be someone who respects the fact that the older I get the more I’m prone to being a loner.

My current favorite is Alexander Skarsgard (sorry for the lack of punctuation on the last name…foreign languages aren’t really that friendly with English keyboards).

My all time favorites are Sean Connery for his accent, Johnny Depp because he’s Johnny Depp and I’ve crushed on him for forever and Peter De Luise because I love his work.

The island would be moderately sized so we could each have some place to go and be alone when we needed it but it would be tropical so we could enjoy the sight of each others naked bodies 😀 without having to deal with all that clothing business.  There wouldn’t have to be any sex involved but I DO enjoy looking at a handsome man :),

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Believe it or not I’m grateful that the company I’ve worked for for 25 years acknowledged me and my contributions to the company.  It’s nice to be recognized once in a while.

Next week I’m on vacation!  WOOT!  I have no plans other than to spend a good deal of it in a vegetative state, help my brother with his business and more vegetating!

Ohhhhhhhh, next Saturday is August 30!  FanExpo here I come!

share-your-world2

Sharere Your World Week 32

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard?

No brainer for me…Mustard!  I can’t stand ketchup!  I’m allergic to tomatoes which totally sucks since I love them so much and sugar is the second or third ingredient.  Coca-Cola is about the only place I like the extra sugar.  Even my coffee barely has any sugar in it.

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Boring?  Really, there is not much that happens in my life.

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

I would love to be able to write a book and have it on the best sellers list.  This isn’t about the money since I couldn’t care less about it, it’s about being able to accomplish the feat.

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

If I’m going I make it myself and If I’m having it here I cook and have others brings things as well.  Of course those others generally buy it on the way to my place, lol.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

BLUESFEST!  Unfortunately it was a bust for me:(.  I ended up at my favorite vegetarian coffee shop/cafe.  Unfortunately it was too crowded for me because I happened to pick the night they were having poetry readings sigh.  It wasn’t the crowd that did me in though, it was the heat from so many people because they didn’t have the air conditioning turned up high enough to compensate :(, otherwise I would have stayed.  My son did give me a ride to and from though AND refused when I offered him gas money, lmao.

share-your-world2

Essential Aromas Wellness

| Holistic Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Safety |

Organic Gardening Advice & Tips

Organic Gardening tips

From the Beginning

My Essential Oils Journey

Fiction by Jenna Tee

Fanfiction and Original Fiction by Jenna Tee

Robin's Aesthetics

My creations

♪MeekoTales

♫ fanfiction & creative writing by meekosan

BuggyFiction

Fanfiction Shenanigans.

G.C Gray - Writings and ramblings...

“Writing is the only thing, that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else” Gloria Steinem