This award nomination was bestowed upon me by the lovely, très chic Adele of “The Girl in Glasses” who brings wearing spectacles to another level of sassy. Thanks for this recognition! You should go check out her blog for beauty and fashion tips and some light hearted inspiration.
After “graduating” in WordPress online blogging class a few months ago, I thought I was over this award thing. But to be recognized still by my blogging peers for doing something that I am passionate about is beyond fabulous! I am no award snob first of all, let me be clear about that. This blog is open and willing to receive as many awards and/or nominations as the blogosphere can possibly have. Of course, I can chose to politely decline the award if it does not fit the over all theme of my blog.
Now, what is The Blog Tour Award? I have no freaking idea! I researched and googled to no success. It only led me to blog posts that had this same award. But based on the questions posed (as you know awards involve a Q & A portion), it somehow involves creativity and inspiration.
Caveat: I won’t pass this on to others. Sorry, I will have to break the chain because I don’t want to put pressure on anyone but if YOU, yes, anyone of you out there, wish to participate in spreading the goodwill, then by all means, be my guest.
For those interested, here are the rules:
- Pass the tour on to at least four other bloggers.
- Give your nominees the rules and specify the Monday in which they should post their nomination answers.
- Answer the four questions about your creative processes, which allows other bloggers and visitors to understand what inspires you to do what you do.
- Compose this one-time post on a specific Monday (date TBC by your nominator).
The Four Questions:
1. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
~ I tend not to compare myself to others although I love to peruse and/or browse through a wide variety of blogs just to get some inspiration. My blog is only more than a year old and so far, I am happy with its growth. That Traveling Nurse was and still is an outlet for my creative introverted soul and the other bloggers I happen to meet along the way are my co-travelers in this creative process.
2. How does your writing/creative process work?
~ It all boils down to my mood at the moment. There are times when I am just overflowing with inspiration, words are popping up in my mind and sentences become visual realities. These mostly happen when I am traveling, either before it actually happens during the planning stage or after we get back home and I am full of interesting stories. I take tons of photos when I travel so this helps me a lot too in coming up with an idea. The pictures bring me back to the place and time and evokes many happy (or not) memories giving me the inspiration to write. AND then there are times when I am as dry as the Sahara desert, writer’s block multiplied many times over. No matter how much I try to force myself to write, nothing substantial or even remotely inspiring comes out.
3. Why do you write or create what you do?
~ I do this for me. Not for my family or friends. I have Facebook for that.
4. What are you working on at the moment?
~ Aside from my weekly Haiku Fridays, for the last part of my Dominican Republic series, I am planning to do a photo essay. As I’ve said, I am also a shutterbug and there are a couple of images I would like to share on my blog.
As far as my real life goes, That Traveling Nurse will once again jump into the Travel Nurse bandwagon, this time, with my hubby. This whole month will be filled with appointments, documents, follow ups, emails, phone calls and deadlines. I’m afraid I might not have time for my blog. How I wish I can fast forward to next month when all this frenzied planning is over.
There. My part is done. Who wants to share this award?