Poetry Perfected has been nominated a few times for the Liebster Award. Two of the nominations came from me, on my other blog, Lorraine Reguly’s Life, but I didn’t want to accept it since I felt like it was cheating (I nominated myself!) and so I waited until I actually earned it. Finally, I did, legitimately!
I have to thank Carly from Carly in the Kitchen for the nomination. Thanks, Carly! She was kind enough to nominate me and give this new blog a big shout-out since she found my highly ranked post on the Liebster Award helpful.
The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award
Carly limited her rules to five questions and five blogs to nominate. So, I will, too!
So, some facts about me are:
1. I blog regularly on my other blog but don’t have a regular schedule for this blog.
2. I am a slow typist even though I love writing.
3. I prefer writing by hand. It is a lot faster!
4. I believe that creativity cannot be rushed and when it is, quality suffers. This applies to writing poetry, too!
5. I like writing poetry that rhymes; otherwise, I consider it to be prose. However, there are many different types of poetry, and so I think this is more of a personal preference.
Carly’s Questions for Me
- What is the best way to spend a Saturday (or whatever day your “weekend” starts”)?
- What is your favorite scent?
- For special meals, do you prefer to do all the shopping, prep and cooking yourself, or make a reservation at a restaurant? If the latter, which restaurant is your go-to?
- What book have you most often re-read in your lifetime?
- Describe your typical breakfast routine.
The best way to spend the “weekend” is by relaxing and doing something enjoyable. For me, this includes reading, watching TV, or catching up on some sleep!
My favourite scents are vanilla and cinnamon spice. These are generally the type of candles I buy.
I like going out to eat, but I also like eating at home. If I am going out, I think my favourite meal is steak with baked potato and Caesar salad. If I am staying in, I like lobster or crab with kernel corn, and lots of butter! Pizza is always good, too!
I have re-read a few murder mysteries, but, generally speaking, I don’t like to re-read books due to time constraints. I read a lot of books, and there simply isn’t time for re-reading! However, if I am editing something, that’s totally different. Then I read it two or three times. Sometimes more, depending…
My breakfast routine involves having a cigarette. Gross, but true. I drink tea sometimes, water sometimes, and sometimes I have nothing. I like cereal with milk and a banana sliced in it, though.
Kim from Quiet Desperation (this is not a poetry blog, but Kim’s photos are almost like poetry!)
Oscar Kolkowski from PHSE Poetry (this post is about bullying)
Niva from nivasblog4her (this post shows an acrostic poem)
Leo from A Bookworm’s Musing (a blog that does reviews)
Clarissa from her poetry blog, Clarissa Botchwey
Scott Brown and his blog, My Thoughts on Stuff (this post is to the first of a series of Haiku poetry)
Kenyatta Jean-Paul García from kjpgarcia (a poetry and Altpoetics blog)
The lady poet behind scottishmomus
Whispering Insights from Traces of the Soul
Richard Ankers from his poetry blog, Richard Ankers Writes
Hakeem from his poetry blog, Hakeem’s Blog
Conrad Zwicker from his poetry blog, Conrad Zwicker
Alicia from her poetry blog, Alicia Beavis
My Questions to My Nominees:
1. Is writing poetry your favourite hobby? If not, what is?
2. What is your honest opinion of awards such as these? Do you see the value in them?
3. Who is your favourite poet – or do you have one?
4. What is the hardest thing about blogging, in your opinion?
5. Tell me whether or not you enjoy reading personal stories (true ones) of others. If so, what kind of stories do you like to read? If not, what kind of stories do you like to read? Mysteries? Thrillers? Funny ones?
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