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Sunshine Blogger Award


Thank you for the nomination  for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Question and Answers

Q.1:   How did you start your blog?  I was using another platform and it wasn’t working, so I joined WP and found a wonderful community, so it kind of happened.

Q2:  When did you start your blog? In 2013.

Q3:  Which book would you recommend to me? “1984” by George Orwell.

Q4:  Which is your favourite novel? Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.

Q5:  Which song do you love listening to? “Big Box” by Neil Young

Q6:  Which game is your favourite? Scrabble  🙂

Q7:  Who do you admire the most? Oscar Schindler, but among the living – my wife.

Q8:  Which Poem do you love to read? “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. (Anything by TS Eliot)

Q9:  What are you best at? Writing poems.

Q10: Suggest one movie or series you think I should watch.  “Christopher Robin”

Q11: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been to? Uluru

My Nominees Are



Random Thoughts In A Cluttered World

The Bag Lady

Poetry from the Inkwell

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

Lynn Thaler



Think Mentor


My Questions

  1.  What motivated you to start your blog?
  2.  When did you start your Blog?
  3. What is your blog about?
  4.  Who is your favourite author?
  5.  What book would you recommend I read?
  6.  What is your favourite movie?
  7.  If you could choose to do so, which famous person would you have dinner with?
  8.  What is your favourite piece of music?
  9.  What matters most to you?
  10.  Are you ding what you like doing, or would you rather be doing something else? And what would that be/
  11.  What is your current goal?

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their site. Answer the questions. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blogposts. List the rules, and display a Sunshine Blogger award logo on your site or on your post.

Happy blogging,



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Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award


A big shout out to Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner for the nomination, If you haven’t been to her blog then you must treat yourself to a visit.

How and When My Blog Started
My blog Parallax started in June 2013. The word Parallax is a reminder that a view of anything is never singular, five people viewing a building, even just the front of a building will have five different angles and therefore five different views. My blog carries some of my concerns that I hold close – the environment, meditation, love, music, political commentary, my humble photography attempts, and my daily life. This year I ventured into poetry in a big way for the first time on line, and I have really been enjoying that more than I thought I would. Many who have become followers of Parallax have been very thoughtful and supportive of my poetry and I’m very grateful for the support and encouragement. I just wanted to write, and so here I am. 🙂

For new Bloggers:
1. Write what’s on your heart, if it has integrity it speaks to others.
2. Set realistic goals, that way there is less chance of discouragement. And when you are discouraged, write your way out of it, don’t give up.

My nominees:
Lillian The Home Poet
Savvy Raj
Samira’s Notebook
Poetry from the Inkwell
Plants and Beyond
Lynn Thaler
Poetry By Archangel White Wolf
Tektite Tears
Think Mentor
Being in Nature
Light Motifs
Poetras Blok

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your Award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  • Let each nominee know that you have nominated them and leave a link to your post.

Again, thanks Vicklea



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Awesome Blogger Award



I was nominated for this award by Peter at LIFEBLOG  Thank you Peter for the Nomination This award was created by Maggie

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

The Questions:

  1. Do you think blogging is easy? Yes, for me it is, I have used free-writing, journaling, I write for a number of groups and communities at a general level, so it comes easily at one level.
  2. Do you support monetizing one’s blog? Yes, if that’s what you want to do. I don’t, but I know many who rely on their writing as an income so that’s important for them.
  3. How do you get inspiration for your posts? I use word prompts, but I also use my notes from reading, conversations, the news, topical trends, sometimes it’s what comes into my head. I use a mental form of free-writing to sketch out a post. There’s always something to say.
  4. Which day of the week does your blog receive the highest traffic? Accoring to WP it’s Friday.
  5. Which category garners likes and comments most on your blog? Looking back it seems to be a variety, nothing I can nail down, but I note that posts attract different bloggers.
  6. What is one thing you are thinking of to grow your blog? Just to increase the output and to vary the material.
  7. What is your opinion of leaving one’s blog for like one month before posting again? I wouldn’t willingly do that – I enjoy the writing, but if I had to, well then I would.
  8. If you’re ‘unfollowed’ how would you react? I often feel a sadness that community isn’t always possible, but in reality it is quite normal and necessary for some to leave, I respect other people’s boundaries in that way.
  9. What is your idea on full time blogging? I think that is a wonderful way to go.
  10. Three advantages of blogging please.  It encourages a creative community, I meet people online, and blogging tends to be a reciprocal process of sharing thoughts and ideas which I really like.

My nominations are:


My Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
  3. What is one thing you haven’t dared to try in writing so far?
  4. Do you have a favourite writer who inspires you? Who is it?
  5. What is your go-to for writing (a word prompt, photo challenge, other)?
  6. Do you write elsewhere other than your blog? Where?
  7. What least inspires you in blogging?
  8. What would you like to achieve with your blog in the next six/twelve months?
  9. What is your favourite post of all time that you have written?
  10. How has blogging changed you?

Happy blogging,



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