Posts Tagged ‘Joy’

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Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a fine day! I know I said this was going to be last night, but it seems that I either fell asleep or simply forgot. Apologies for that! I’ve finally got around to one of the awards that I’ve been nominated for recently. This time it is something known as the “Sunshine award”. A truly suitable award name for this time of year, since it’s beginning to warm up here in the UK. In my friend Becky’s words, this award is “passed on by bloggers to fellow bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. How very uplifting!

I was nominated for this award by my good friend Becky over at Creativity is Key! It’s not the first time Becky has nominated me for an award and for that, I am very grateful. So yes, once again Becky, thank you very much for considering me again. It means a lot!

Now this award, so far as i can tell, is very similar to the Liebster award in terms of rules. The only major differences that I can see are the name and the fact there is no notified number of people you must nominate. Anyway, allow me to be more specific.

The rules for the Sunshine award as follows:

1. Display the award certificate on your website.
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award.
3. Answer the 10 questions given to you.
4. Present the award to deserving bloggers.
5. List 10 questions for them to answer.
6. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post.

Right! So now I must answer the questions that Becky gave me. Here goes!

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in a number of things. I take inspiration from music, books, video games and anime. Ideas just sort of “poof” into existence as i watch/listen to these things. I can’t really explain it. I occasionally get rather bizarre ideas when I’m sat gazing out of the window. Inspiration is mysterious like that i think.
Do you have a particular audience in mind when you write?
Not at all, to be honest. If someone enjoys what I write then great. If not, then fair enough.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’m not sure i really remember. I think I wanted to be a video game designer or otherwise work in video gaming.
Why/When did you start your blog?
I believe it was either October or November last year. I started it as a kind of gamble I suppose, I simply wanted to know if anyone would enjoy my sort of work.
Who is your favorite writer or poet?
It’s got to be HP Lovecraft, without a doubt. Such an inspiration, in writing terms at least.
Do you ever get writers block? What do you do about it?
Of course, who doesn’t? I quite often just sort of wait it out, I’m not too knowledgeable of writing block techniques.
Are you currently in love?
Most definitely! I’m in love with my wonderful girlfriend Lee!
Is there a certain place that you prefer to write?
I will almost always write in my own bedroom. It’s something of a sanctum for me.
Do you do anything else creative?
Well, I do attempt to draw occasionally. The ideas for my drawings often come with the ideas for my writing. I’m not really very good at it though.
What was the last thing that made you think “wow…”?
I think I saw a random animal picture on Facebook. Can’t really remember what it was, but I remember it being rather exotic.

I hope those answers are satisfactory! Now I must nominate fellow bloggers for this award. According to the rules, there is no designated number of people i must nominate. Therefore, I’m just going to nominate 5 bloggers. It seems like a nice, simple number.

http://ashiakira.wordpress.com/ AshiAkira

childoftheisland.com Childoftheisland

http://mindsplatterings.wordpress.com/ Heart of a Lunatic

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/ Rami Ungar the Writer

http://musingsofthebard.wordpress.com/ Musings of the Bard

There we are! Five extremely deserving nominees. Be sure to check all of them out. Now i must attempt to come up with ten questions for my nominees to answer. Here goes!

1. Do you post your writing/work anywhere else?

2. Do you listen to music while you write?

3. What sort of music?

4. What piece of writing/work are you most proud of?

5. Who is your favorite author?

6. What inspires your writing/work?

7. What is your favorite color?

8. How do you deal with writers block?

9. What would be your favorite thing to drink while writing?

10. Describe yourself in 3 words.

So there you have it. Hope those questions are interesting enough for you. So that’s my response post to the Sunshine award. Thank you once again Becky for nominating me. Be sure to check her blog and those of my nominees as well. You shan’t be disappointed!

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Have a very crazy day inmates!

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Hello there inmates!

I hope you’re all having a fine weekend. It looks like i was nominated for another award thingamajig, this time the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I daresay I’m going to have to create a category for award posts soon! Although these awards are, as one blogger put it, “glorified chain letters”, I quite enjoy doing them. They give me an opportunity to write a little about myself and highlight other bloggers who deserve much more exposure and attention.

I was nominated for this award by my very good friend Becky from Creativity is Key. Becky runs a great blog, she writes some pretty great poetry and some other interesting posts about writing related things. Check out her blog, you shan’t be disappointed! Thank you very kindly Becky! As always, it means a great deal!

It appears that this award is designed to highlight loyal bloggers who comment and like your blog fairly regularly. Nominate your friends basically. Hence Loyal Dragon’s Award i suppose! I hope i got that right!

The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award.
3. Present the award to deserving bloggers.
4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

 

Right, now i must nominate some bloggers for the award. The rules don’t actually appear to specify a number, but Becky nominated seven so i shall too.

http://sourcererblog.wordpress.com/ Sourceror

http://rearwindowethx.wordpress.com/ The Sixpence at Her Feet

http://mikialmillard.com/ An Ever Changing Writer I AM

http://seekingsomepeace.wordpress.com/ Seekingsomepeace

http://childoftheisland.com/ childoftheisland

http://flytrapman.wordpress.com/ FlyTrapMan

http://wallgrimm.wordpress.com/ The Journal of Wall Grimm

 

Now i have to write 7 “interesting” things about myself. I don’t know about interesting, but I’ll give it a try!

1. I tend to eat very bland food. I despise gravy and i avoid sauces like they’re made of rotten bugs. I like my food dry. The more bone dry, the better. The only thing i like to put on my food is salt.

2. My favorite band is the Poets of the fall. I adore their powerful lyrics and the lead singer is amazingly skillful. I even try to avoid listening to them too often so that their music always has the most positive effect. It’s like the first time each time.

3. I’m actually quite terrible in social situations. I never know what to say and i don’t always feel comfortable when there are groups of people around me. I’m naturally shy i suppose.

4. This may not seem like a huge surprise but i really like clowns. I don’t understand why people find them scary.

5. I like to go for walks in the middle of the night, usually for no reason whatsoever. I don’t really have any trouble navigating in the dark. It helps my think. The brighter the moon, the better.

6. I’ve only ever broken one bone. I broke my left hand in a minor motorbike accident about two years ago. It was a bit of a nuisance, but i did a whole days worth of work before i went to the hospital. Insanity i say!

7. I am unreservedly an atheist.

 

Well, there we are! There are some “interesting” things about me. So yes, thank you once again Becky. Be sure to check out her blog, it’s really cool! Congratulations to all of the fellow bloggers that i nominated. You all deserve the exposure. Be sure to check out the nominees as well!

Have a very crazy day inmates!

Greetings inmates!

I have some wonderful news today! Technically it’s old news as it was last night, but i still feel i should report it. For anybody that follows me on Twitter, you may have already read what I’m about to report, but this is for the rest of my friends out there on the internet who may not want to use Twitter.

At some point last night, not sure of an exact or even approximate time, WorldofHarley reached 500 followers. As you can imagine, I’m overjoyed by this news! I never expected to reach 100 followers when i started this blog, let alone 500. I created this asylum of a blog to try and get some of my work out there, i think it may be working even if i say so myself!

I just wanted to write this short post to say thank you to everyone who decided to become an inmate of this blog. So yes, from me and the voices in my head, thank you all so very much. I will continue to do what I’m doing so i hope you continue to read my stuff. It means a hell of a lot. May the madness never end!

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I doff my hat to you! Have an extra crazy day inmates!

Hello there inmates!

Remember me? I doubt it. Haha!

I’m baaaack! I’ve finally managed to get my PC going again. It was something very simple wrong with it. It just happened to take me a while to actually get round to fixing it. I did miss the blog and i was only able to check in on it from my PS3, which is a bit of a pain.

 

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I have been writing while I’ve been “away”. In fact, i have a few poems ready.  I also have another Daetrolos piece. Not to mention i still need to get round to writing my response to  a Liebster award nomination too! Busy times ahead!

So yes, I’m finally back! I’ll hopefully get back to my usual posting self in the next day or two. Unless the PC decides to die again. I really shouldn’t joke about that…

Have a very crazy day inmates!