Much to my surprise, when I returned home earlier today after an eventful evening at the IUB Wordplay Debate tournament which I had attended as an observer, I saw that I had been nominated for the award.
This is the first award that I’ve received on the blogosphere! I graciously accept it on behalf of the Creative Writing Club of Scholastica.
The emotion that immediately flooded the corridors of my mind after the shock wore off was happiness. You know the kind of happiness we imagine Sisyphus feeling in Albert Camus’ essay, ‘Myth of Sisyphus’.
I must credit Vincent Wambua for seeing the potential in this blog. Thanks a googolplex. (1×10^1000)
Vincent writes poems, articles and free verses with the objective to inspire.
Visit his blog, you won’t regret it: Vincent’s Blog
Rules for the award:
-Select 15 other bloggers to award.
-You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
-Write a post to show off your award.
-Give a brief story of how your blog started.
-Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
-Thank whoever nominated you and give a link to their blog.
-Attach the award to the blog.
-Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them.
-Provide a link to the award creator.
How My Blog Started:
A few months ago I purchased a wristband which had “WordPress: Code Is Poetry” emblazoned on it. I was wearing it when the school events office manager asked me whether or not I was interested in forming a Creative Writing Club and promoting right-brained activities. One thing led to another and I went back home that very day and got to work on this blog.
Personally I’ve always preferred reading over writing, and listening over public speaking, but over the course of the last 2 years I’ve been endeavoring to branch out and explore new activities which are not in my comfort zone.
Advice to New Blogger Friends:
Don’t be afraid to try something new. Also, don’t be scared to rediscover things you’ve long since given up on in a brand new light. Failure is just another opportunity to begin again but this time more intelligently. Henry Ford’s words not mine.
With that being said, try commenting on your fellow blogger’s posts and get to know them. There’s a lot to learn from everyone.
And I further nominate:
Click on their names to be redirected to their blogs.
MidiMike (Guitar tutorial and Song Writing)
Cinetactic (Movie Review)
SevenFlorins (Game Review)
MonNeverLearns (Mon’s study blog)
Bookowly (Book/ ARC Review)
PWC (writer’s collaboration)
ReadItOrNotReviews (Book Reviews)
Happy Thoughts Revised (Collab about depression)
kunwookimm (plays the piano, takes photographs, draws pictures)
All the best. 🙂