I’ve been nominated by Seth Kellas for the Sunshine Blogger Award 2020.
I was astonished. It was one of those surprises you wish to happen more often in our lives. I didn’t know what the award was about so I quickly checked Seth’s post about it.
What’s the Sunshine Blogger Award?
It turns out the award is given by bloggers to bloggers who they consider super creative, talented, and entertaining. It’s a way to appreciate one another, open yourself to the blogging community, and generally bring in more positivity and optimism. It feels great to be appreciated by others!
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules
- Thank the person who nominated you. Add backlinks to their blog and other socials.
- Answer the 11 questions they posed to you.
- Nominate another 11 new bloggers and give them 11 questions.
- Include these rules in your post and use the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Who is Seth?
Seth is a dad blogger. He writes about fatherhood, relationships, and home finances. His latest post Setting Your Children Up For New Game+ is a thorough guide on how to save for your kids’ college.
1. If you didn’t have to work for income, how would you fill your time?
I’d be a full-time scouting leader. The fact is, I love working with kids (that’s why I became a teacher). I also believe that the scouting method is the way to teach kids and teens so many useful life skills. In fact, it is not about going camping and roasting marshmallows. It’s about the groupwork, the teamwork, the responsibility and the accoutability. Scouts grow to learn that their decisions matter and have their consequences. And, of course, it’s all fun to take part in.
2. If you have kids (or just hang out with small people), what is the one show/song that you cannot stand?
Blippi. Oh, how I hate the guy. If you know him, you know my pain. If you don’t, you don’t wanna know.
3. What book is a must for taking with you on holiday?
Any of Terry Pratchett’s books or some other light, easily readable fantasy. Pratchett wrote like 30 books and you can swallow them in two nights each. They’re so funny that many of my friends who don’t like fantasy novels really enjoyed reading them. So when I can finally just read for pleasure, I want to fill my mind with joyful optimism and imagination. And that’s Pratchett.
4. What is one book that you’d require everyone to read, given the chance?
I once read a book titled “Zawsze bezpieczna: psychologiczne aspekty samoobrony kobiet” (“Always safe: psychological aspects of women’s self-defense”) by two Polish psychologists and psychotherapists Paweł Droździak and Wojciech Kruczyński.
It shows how girls and women, even when they have the skills to knock down an assailant, just wouldn’t do that. It turns out that because of social conditioning, we are afraid we might hurt them (see the irony?). The whole book discusses various aspects of how gender inequality creates situations dangerous for girls and women.
To be honest, if I hadn’t followed the advice in the book, I could have had a couple of very unpleasant situations myself. Luckily, I knew what to do when I spotted a big guy following me in a dark street. So the book is literally a life saver. It’s a pity there isn’t an English translation.
5. If you could rid the world of one animal/insect, what would it be?
Ticks. They swarm our summer scout camps and trips to the forest are no longer fun 🙁
6. What’s the one blog article you’ll never write?
I’ve never thought about it. I guess one that I don’t have the right knowlegde to write.
7. What WIP do you have that is taking way longer to complete than you thought?
Selling our old car 😀
Oh, and I have a whole lot of baby milk cans that wait to be decorated with decoupage.
8. What is your absolute favorite vegetable? And did you hate it when you were a kid?
Bell peppers. I love the slightly sweet taste. I eat them instead of fruit, on sandwiches, or on anything. I’ve always loved them.
9. You’re allowed to write your grave stone, what does it say?
Too much love.
10. Is there a better way to leave a toxic environment than the scene in Half Baked?
11. Outside of what you talk about on your platform, what’s something you’re obsessed with?
Cats! I’ve always been a cat person. I have a fat calico tabby named Daisy. She’s old and lazy, but if need be, she can still chase a dog (we have an amstaff, so you can imagine how hilarious it looks).
- What do you like most about blogging?
- What was the one event that pushed you to start your blog?
- If you have children, what is / was your biggest struggle as a parent?
- If your life was a book, what would it be titled?
- What do you do in your spare time when nobody is around and watching?
- What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
- Do you regret not doing something when you were younger? What is it?
- Garfield or Simon’s Cat?
- What cartoon character is your favorite when it comes to breaking gender stereotypes?
- If you have kids, what do you like most about being a parent?
- What is your key to happiness?
Every person in the list below has their own amazing story, their own lessons we can all learn from. They write about children, education, mental health, self-development, and so many other things. Don’t be shy and try them out!
- @calhomesforyou – Many Facets of Life
- @PhrasedL – PHraseD
- @Just_Jess_18 – Just Call Me Jess
- @RC_Rose20 – Serene Life Consulting
- @womenhealthhub – Women Health Hub
- @Love_Just_Jass – Just Jass
- @allaboutbaby00 – All About Baby Blog
- @anxiety_crow – Love My Anxious Brain
- @MamaBearFinance – Mama Bear Finance
- @JVan3610 – Diffusing the Tension
- @tg_creatives – The Growing Creatives
All in all
I’m still so excited to be nominated for this award. I hope you’ll enjoy the blogs I mentioned above. They’re pretty amazing, too.