I’m super proud of this one, because it’s a unique honor bestowed by John Teal. According to his site:
Every now and again in the blogging world, you come across a creator that is an “Open Book” They are open about what they believe, feel or know. These people may have a niche audience, or they may be blogging about everything and anything. Whatever the subject, you just feel that if you were to sit in a room with them, they would be the same person. They are not blogging to gain popularity or likes, they are just laying it out as they see it.John Teal, “Open Book Blogger Award“
Now that is not to say they would be talkative if you met them, they may be introverts or have imposter syndrome.. But deep down, what you see is what you get… they are without guile. The Open Book blog award is created to recognise just such people.
Not only do I need to brush off my formal dining wear, I need to thank John for FINALLY giving me a label for this eclectic blog o’ mine: Open Book.
Enough with the acceptance speech. Let’s get right to fulfilling the requirements, which include answering some questions:
- Why do you blog?
At this stage, for kicks and giggles …and connecting with my friends.
- What motivates you to share your thoughts?
Sometimes, late at night, I have an itch. I …must …write ...a poem making fun of Ed Sheeran. Or, you know, someone nominates me for a blogging award.
- Are you disappointed if a post doesn’t reach many people?
Hm. Yes and no. I was more disappointed before anyone read my stuff at all. Now, I’m more disappointed if people completely misunderstand what I wrote.
- Are there posts you have planned but never written – because its just too open?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Mostly, those are political ones.
- How long have you blogged for?
Years. I’ve a blogiversary coming up on June 24.
- Is there a blog post you have written and amazed yourself with?
Yes. I find I write better toward a challenge. Charli’s prompts at Carrot Ranch are great for this.
Okay… now I’m to nominate others who are open. Thing is, most of my blogging friends are open book. We bond at that level. Specifically, I’ll say to check out Pete Springer and Bossy Babe. If you two want to answer the questions and keep the nominations rolling, go for it.
And here’s the badge:
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