Thanks to Nora of JOY journal for nominating me for another Sunshine Blogger Award.
You can visit her happy blog here and read her answers to the interesting questions she was given.
Here are my answers to the questions she posed for me and the other nominees.
Why and when did you start blogging? –
Originally on Goodreads, but I realised everybody else was on WordPress and I felt left out. I have been Tidalscribe since September 2016, my first blog had one Like!
How do you manage your blogging schedule?
I try and schedule ahead, especially if I will be away, but ‘ahead’ might mean posting well after midnight.
Do you blog on more than one platform? Where else?
I write a Beachwriter’s Blog on my website that is mainly pictures.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging? –
Meeting bloggers from all over the world.
What don’t you like?
Keeping up with all the posts I want to read.
What advice would you share with new bloggers?
Use WordPress, write about anything that interests you and hopefully others. Only blog if you enjoy it, not just because you want to sell your books or crafts. Don’t mention your latest book in every blog! Write less rather than more. Long blogs can be interesting or a story you want to read worth bookmarking for later, but often later never comes. Text spaced out with a few pictures is easy on the eyes.
How do you stay motivated?
I love writing fiction and non fiction and haven’t run out of ideas yet…
Is the graphic design of your site an important part of your blogging?
Not really as that isn’t one of my technical strengths; I just hope my photographs will keep it looking bright.
What is your favourite quote?
Anything from Winnie the Pooh
What are you looking forward to doing this summer ?
When it’s half term next week we are renting two cottages next to each other in Somerset with Team H. Should be fun with little boys of 1 and 3. Then a visit from Team G from USA and finally up to Ironbridge to see the new home of Team AK. If you have never been to Shropshire it’s worth a visit.
What would you like to happen with your blog by the end of 2019?
I shall probably stay with the same format of Wednesday main blog, Friday Flash Fiction, Silly Saturday and occasional Sunday Salon with book and other reviews. Hopefully I shall continue to grow genuine followers and if the occasional person accidentally buys one of my books, even better.
Not every blogger likes being nominated for awards or has time. Some throw it open to all their followers, so I shall do the same. If you would like to accept the challenge
Here’s what to do!
1- Give a big thank you to the person who nominated you so others can find them!
2-Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you.
3-Nominate other bloggers and ask them your own set of questions!
4- Let the nominees know about the nomination in one of their posts.
5-List the rules and the Sunshine Award nomination on your own site.
6- Let the fun begin!
Or if you prefer put your answers in the comments.
I thought it would be fun to have quick fire questions.
1 Desk top or lap top?
2 Walk or cycle?
3 Town or country?
4 Ship or plane?
5 Dress up or down for an evening out?
6 Living person you would most like to meet?
7 Dead person you would most like to meet?
8 Gardening love or hate?
9 House or high rise living?
10 If offered a seat on the first commercial flight to the moon would you go?