Our Blog Writing Reflects Our Many Characteristics

My youngest called from college, distressed about boy #1 talking to boy #2 on her behalf. She did not approve. She believes that any young man worth dating in the future would need to personally get to know her – through her.

The conversation progressed into fully analyzing the words boy #1 used to describe her to boy #2. She disagreed with one of the adjectives.

My daughter’s voice elevated. “Am I like that? What does that even mean?” She thought it may have a negative connotation which in her case, would be impossible. No, I’m not just wearing Mom-goggles. That child was the easy teenager…her siblings view her as annoyingly good.

I tried to make a joke because gosh, it was all positive and she was just being a 20-yr. old. But, she wasn’t having it. After all, she really does like boy #2 and was highly concerned about the chosen adjective. Ultimately, after discussing the various meanings of said word, my daughter concluded, “I am many things…I live life to the fullest and I laugh a lot. I think quite a few different adjectives would be used to describe every individual girl.” True. But most girls would have giggled. My girl gave me an analysis!

That got me thinking about words, sentences and adjectives…

Later that evening, I was reading through blog posts from several of you incredible writers. I was suddenly noticing the array of candor, personality and diversity of posts…within the same blog. While most blogs have one strong theme, individual posts reflect several different moods, tones, frustrations, interests and joys. My own blog included. The content evolves over time. In a word, the diverse writings echo our lives.

Poets who insert periodic posts about family happenings.
Photographers who sometimes tell short stories.
Blogs devoted to depression but also include occasional bright happenings.
Inspirational quote sites that sporadically contain fiction excerpts.

Although often our own worst critic, as writers we have something of value to offer. We care about “words” and spend considerable time trying to determine the best ones to convey our meaning. Ultimately, we do the best we can with the time we have to post something thoughtful or thought-provoking or entertaining or just plain ‘ol pretty to look at. No matter what we write, it often encompasses many different adjectives which ultimately convey the many different aspects of our lives.

Sunny and Versatile?!!

I have little knowledge or understanding about blog awards, but I’m sending a big Thank You to Bonnie over at Harmonyspearls for nominating my blog for these two awards! sunshine award

versatilebloggerawardThe only thing I know about blog awards is either that people accept them or they post on their site “award free blog”. Since Bonnie is the first person to introduce me to blog awards, I gratefully accept! Thank you very much.

As you requested, here are my responses to your questions and my nominations.

1) What is my favorite food? Snow crab, lobster, broccoli, fresh bread, great salads, chocolate….

2) Who is my favorite actor? Yikes, too many to choose one!

3) What is my favorite television show? The Kelly File, Home & Family…

4) What is my favorite “tear jerker”? I have a tendency to sniff through most sentimental movies. I’m a bit of a softie when it comes to watching movies. I do find Becoming Jane terribly tragic, especially knowing how much Jane Austen loved Tom Lefroy!

5) Tea or Coffee? I only drink both occasionally, but I do love cold Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino’s in the bottle.

6) What is my favorite sport? Ice hockey!

7) What is my lucky number? 11.

8) What is my favorite holiday? Christmas!

9) Twitter or Facebook? I have accounts for both, but I’m not a regular user of either one. I do prefer Twitter and will eventually get on board with using it more!

10) What is my favorite Christmas movie? The Nativity, and pretty much all of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.

Selecting 10 blogs to nominate was very difficult indeed. I love the blogging community and appreciate each one that I follow for its uniqueness. In my heart, everyone deserves an award for offering helpful words of encouragement, God’s blessings, and usually, for simply being brave enough to share their life.

If you decide to accept these two awards, copy and paste the following 4 rules, your nominations, and the above 10 questions on your acceptance post.

As stated by Bonnie, the rules of acceptance for the Sunshine and Versatile awards are:

1) Thank the person nominating you.

2) Place the award badges on your blog page.

3) Answer the ten questions listed above on your page.

4) Pay it forward! Nominate ten deserving bloggers for the same awards.

If you don’t already know of these blogs, you will be blessed, relate, and/or laugh if you visit them: