It was a momentous experience for June as I participated in the AfroBlogger’s WINTERABC2021 and was duly nominated for the most outstanding blogger for the #WINTERABC2021 but I had to give way from Elise Triza who, to be honest, deserved it from day 1. She brought the game on and did not flinch for a single day even when some of us were struggling especially in the Business/Tech week. (Oh how I struggled in this week!!! But the Lord is faithful, I made through it alive.) To everyone who read and still reads my content, I am eternally grateful.
As I was taking a short break, I get nominated for The Golden Bloggerz Award by my sweet friend Mrs. Arinda Joy Mbabazi, the brains behind The Sparrow and I am grateful that she did. I am more than delighted to jump on.
The Golden Bloggerz Award is one made to motivate and reward all those amazing bloggers that work daily to serve their audience and are worth more and deserving of this recognition. Their priority is to do their best to help their readers solve their problems & reach their goals! Now when I say that it is such an honor to be nominated, you know what I mean. The feeling of being recognized for all your hard work is such a priceless feeling.
THE GOLDEN BLOGGERZ AWARDS RULES
- Place the award logo on your blog
- Mention the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and place a link to their website
- Mention the award’s creator and provide a link too.
- Tell your audience 3 things about you
- Nominate 10 – 20 people who deserve this award
- Let your nominees know by messaging/commenting on their Social Media or their blog
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions you want.
- Share 2-3 links to your best posts
THREE THINGS ABOUT ME
I wrote 20 facts about myself in this very place, and I wouldn’t want to repeat myself. It was a piece that I wrote that tried me and choosing just three things would be such a hard paper. So why give you three when I can give you 20 of those. Click here and tell me your favorite three from what you will have read.
MY NOMINATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
If there was one thing I was most beaten for growing up aside from being naughty, it was talking. Friends I went to school with will tell you that the only time I wasn’t on the list of noise makers was when I was sick or as a prefect supervising another lot of students with my same vice. (Set a thief to catch a thief type of thing.) The times when I was not on that ramshackle piece of paper that class monitors used to use, chances were high that the teacher would let the culprits go. When I grew up and realized that I could get to talk in other ways like writing, I was ecstatic. You see, in adulthood, everyone is busy doing something important including me, so my favorite part about blogging is that I get to ‘talk’ unlimitedly and even get to be paid for it. Brilliant!!!! I don’t have to get into trouble for it like back then in school.
2. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE AS A BLOGGER?
My struggles are not that many but I will have to give the biggest to the creative block that happens time and again. I used to feel guilty and bad about it but not anymore. There is a period I went off these streets for nearly a month, not because I did not have the content, but I was going through a phase that sucked all my zeal to be creative. Each time I wanted to write so badly, I found myself giving up on the first line. This is the most guilty I ever felt I think, and I remember apologizing so much for it to my audience until one of them told me that it is okay to go off for a while to refill your cup. “You cannot give what you don’t have,” I remember him saying and since then I don’t feel bad about it. But it is still a struggle for me because I love to write and when I cannot for someone reason or another, it gets to me.
3. CAN YOU SHARE SOME OF YOUR PRODUCTIVITY TIPS?
You cannot be everywhere, spreading too big, only leaves you spreading too thin. So in whatever I do I try my best to specialize and get well versed in that area. It also helps the consumers of your productivity not to get confused as to where to belong.
In writing or call it blogging, you cannot do away with reading. Read, read and read. This will sharpen your creative craft in that area. I love to read other bloggers’ material to have a diversification of different skills of writing. I learn a thing or two that I can incorporate into my writing, which has been of so much help.
Love positive criticism. You cannot know it all and there are always things that you may never tell unless someone tells you. The consumers of your productivity will always stir you in the right direction so listen to them.
4. WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU COULD?
Change for me is usually uncomfortable and I usually struggle with it. That being said changing something about myself is not in the cards for me. I believe I am created in the image of God just as Genesis 1:27 reads and changing that would be doing a disservice to me, so there is nothing I would change about myself but it is my life goal to live to be a better Christian, daughter, sister, friend, and citizen of this beautiful universe.
5. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WILL NEVER DO AGAIN? WHY?
I have told this story repeatedly, and by now, you should have read it if you actually read the 20 facts about me. The one thing I can never do again is to accept a job offer without understanding the conditions of the task at hand. It is said “Once beaten twice shy,” I think for me I am thrice or more shy despite this having happened very many years ago. To know the reason why, you will have to read about it here. It is number 13.
I NOMINATE THESE PEOPLE
2. Patricia Opio
5. Anita Komukama
6. Fiona Laker
And feature these guests;
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES
Joy came up with good questions I would love my nominees to attempt them too. It should not be that hard, isn’t it? My guests are free to try these too.
- What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. What is your biggest struggle as a blogger?
3. Can you share some of your productivity tips?
4. What would you change about yourself if you could?
5. What is one thing you will never do again? Why?