With all of the crappy news and the requirement to stay at home in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, I am happy to say that two bloggers have nominated my blog for awards.
Riya Gupta, at World of My Thoughts, nominated my blog for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award, which is, quite honestly, one I had never heard of before. Turns out that Vincent Ehindero is a self-identified “online influencer and inspirational writer who gives awards to bloggers and blogs to support their good works.”
I also received a nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award from DebbySEO, who apparently offers a complete range of low-cost SEO services.
Thank you, Riya and Debby, for the nomination. I do appreciate the recognition. That said, mine is an award-free blog, but not a question-free blog. So I’m going to answer the questions that Riya and Debby posed.
First Riya’s questions:
1. What’s the best thing you like about blogging? And your advice.
The best thing about blogging is the community of creative, imaginative, passionate, and compassionate bloggers with whom I interact each day. My advice to bloggers is to be creative, imaginative, passionate, and compassionate and to write about whatever interests you.
2. What do you do to relax?
With a mandatory shelter-in-place/stay-at-home order where I live, I’ve been doing a lot of Netflix and chillin’ and trying to avoid watching the news.
3. What is that one thing you are very grateful for?
I am very grateful that, to the best of my knowledge, no one in my family or that I personally know has displayed any of the symptoms of, or has tested positive for, coronavirus.
4. What is your happiest moment?
My happiest two moments were when our two children were born.
5. Would you prefer a cat or dog?
We have one of each and I love them both.
And now for Debby’s questions:
1) Have you ever smiled at a stranger and then wished you hadn’t? Why or why not?
I’ve smiled, nodded, and even said hello to strangers, but I’ve never wished I hadn’t. Why would I?
2) What is your favorite SEO plugin for WordPress?
At the risk of sounding like a technological neophyte, I have no idea what an SEO plugin for WordPress is or what it would be used for. So, no, I don’t have a favorite.
3) If you could shop for free at any store, which store would you choose and why?
At this moment it would be any store that has a decent supply of toilet paper.
4) If you could make one thing illegal, what would it be?
Hoarding toilet paper.
5) Have you ever had SEO work done, and if so were you happy with the results? If you did the work yourself how did you do?
I know that SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, but I really don’t know what that’s all about and I’ve never had any SEO work done or done any SEO work myself. So I have no SEO results to be happy or unhappy about.
If anyone else wishes to take a shot at answering Riya’s and/or Debby’s questions, now is the time.