The Sunshine Blogger Award Nominated by Mary Smith
Many thanks to Scottish author Mary Smith who recently nominated “Watching the Daisies” for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
Mary blogs at http://www.marysmithsplace.wordpress.com She has written a number of books including my favourite read of 2017 – “No More Mulberries.”
Please call over and say “hello.”
Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions – or cheat like I did and use the same questions 🙂
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog
Here are the questions I received and my answers:
What was the driving force behind the creation of your blog?
In June 2015, I attended a book marketing conference in Dublin. It was incredibly inspiring and blogging was highly recommended for book promotion. In February 2016, I started my blog to help promote my memoir “Watching the Daisies.”
What was your vision for your future in blogging/writing when you first started this blog? How has that vision evolved?
My original vision was of a self help blog for others who suffer from chronic illness. However, it has metamorphosed, and now includes posts on gratitude, Nature, gardening, walks, the beauty of Donegal…
Blogging has become an addiction of sorts, and I love connecting with other bloggers, authors and readers around the globe.
What age were you when you realized you loved writing?
I loved writing up projects in primary school, including photographs, dried flowers, leaves…
Later on in life, I created copious notes for my students when I taught natural medicines. This evolved into The Scottish School of Holistic Healing, a professional training for therapists.
In 2010, I joined a local creative writing group, which met weekly for six years, and my self publishing journey followed…
How has your life changed as a result of the electronic age? Is it better/worse/the same?
The Internet has opened up terrific communication links which are a great advantage when you live in a rural area. I am able to talk to old friends and family with greater ease.
There are so many great groups to support authors on social media, and marketing is so much easier with the Internet.
However, 24 hour access is not a great idea!
I recently exchanged my mobile phone for a landline, which has greatly stilled my mind.
What was the very last website you visited today?
Mary Smith’s Place to copy these questions.
What was the first website you visited when you woke up four days ago?
Amazon Author Central to check my book sales.
If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?
I would love to have my mother alive. She died when I was 14, and I miss her every day.
How would your life be different today if that one thing from your past were to change?
I think I might be less serious and perhaps more fun loving like my mother.
If you have children, tell me…how did your parenting change from the time you had your first child until the time you had your last?
Unfortunately, I have no children despite wanting to be a mother.
Tell me about the funniest experience you’ve had in the past month.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to a fashion show at our village Day Centre for the Elderly. The models were mostly in their 70’s and 80’s. They were a joy to watch as they paraded along the red carpet wearing their most glamorous outfits.
We also enjoyed a glass of prosecco, tea and cakes amid LOTS more laughter.
I hope they arrange another similar event.
What do you have planned for the upcoming holiday season?
I will be travelling to Scotland this summer for my nieces wedding. It will be lovely to meet up with family and visit many dear friends.
If I nominate you and you have an award free blog, please view the nomination as a compliment: you are under no obligation to respond. My questions are the same as those posed to me.
My eleven nominees:
Heather at http://www.dinosaursdonkeysandms.com
Caz at http://www.invisiblyme.com
Jennifer at http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com
Jessie at http://www.jessiecahalin.com
Jena at http://www.jenabooks.com
Miriam at http://www.theshowersofblessings.com
Lisa at http://www.lismorepaper.com
Annika at http://www.annikaperry.com
Jennifer at http://www.teawithjennifer.blog
Molly at http://www.shallowreflections.com
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty
Categories: Self Publishing and Marketing