Mystery Blogger Award


Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

 

Truth be told, when Bill Fonda nominated me for this award, I had no idea what it is. I clicked myself through a couple of links and found rules and questions, and I saw a community of awesome bloggers. I feel honoured to be asked to be a part of this. Thank you, Bill.

So… What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
Okoto Enigma

 

3 things about myself

  • I hate nominating people because it makes those feel bad who are not nominated
  • My poetry and short stories are fiction 87% of the time
  • This week, I googled “how to answer to the question ‘who are you’?” because I never know how to respond and end up stating facts about me, but not who I am. Example: my name is Cathy, I am 37; from Luxembourg; working at a nursery… Those are facts, but these things don’t define me.

 

Bill’s questions:

1. Be honest … before coronavirus, how often did you wash your hands for more than 20 seconds at a time? Honestly? Several times daily. I work at a nursery, and hygiene is very important when taking care of babies and toddlers.

2. Who is the most-famous person you’ve ever interacted with? Tell us about what happened. I had to think about this one for a while. I listen to lots of music, and maybe I consider someone famous who is not known by people who don’t know the artist. I decided to mention the one who has the most followers on social media. Nathan Maingard. For a while, I felt quite connected with this artist, with his music and the way he saw the world. He interacted with his supporters and fans a lot, and he had a group of people who became friends through his music, and because of the way he shared parts of his journey. It was enlightening. Nothing special happened, just connection. But, I admit, I was very proud, and a little bit embarrassed when he read one of my poems on a live stream. That was special. Thank you, Nathan.

 

3. What’s one article or blog post you read over and over again? Please provide a link. This will be a short answer: none.

 

4. What’s the best blog you read? I don’t read too many blogs at the moment, but here are some I often read:

 

5. Why? No more than that, just … why? If I only knew, but I don’t. I often wonder about this too. Why? Sometimes, I think it is the worst question we can ask. Are we even prepared to hear the answer? Do we really want to know? When my kids ask me “why?”, and the answer is non-negotiable, my answer is always the same: ” because I said so, that’s why.” But often, yes I admit, I have no clue why.

 

Nominations:

I nominate all the people mentioned above, but I would also love to hear everyone else’s answers to the questions in the comments. Now, I know that most readers are silent readers, be brave – speak up. 💜

 

Questions:

  1. Do you remember when we first interacted? Remind me, please.
  2. What is the most important quality a person needs in this day and age?
  3. Who cares?
  4. If you look back on your life, what would you do exactly the way you did it before?
  5. What is happiness?

 

And last but not least, links to my best posts. This is hard for me, I am a tough critic, and it is hard to say which posts deserve to be shared again. But here goes:

The Busker is a short story that was initially written in 2013 and that I polished and reposted last week. I remember when I first shared it, there was someone who left an amazing comment, and I had to take a screenshot. (It took me a while, but I found it in the mess of pictures on my phone)

Bicycle Randomness – I like making lists. I am often struggling with my mental health, and compiling lists about myself helps me to get in touch with my inner self again.

Found This blog is about my struggles and thoughts. But it is also home to my poetry. I self-published two books which are available on Amazon worldwide and on my blog. I am proud of them. I dreamt about publishing for a long while until I realised that I didn’t need to wait for someone to discover me – with self-publishing, I had fate in my own hands, and I grabbed it with both fists.

 

I shared three very different posts, and I did it intentionally. There is a lot to discover on this blog—lots of words, but also lots of music. I hope you enjoyed all of this. ❤

Lots of love to you. Stay safe and kind and healthy,

Cathy

Author: Catherine

37. Unquiet mind. Writer with a deeply rooted love for music. Likes reading in the bathtub. Heartbreaker. Perfectly imperfect mother of 3. Published poet.

6 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award”

  1. Thanks for nominating me Cathy. I’m truly honored that you consider my blog among the best that you read! Your recent post “The Busker” is my favorite of all your posts too.

    As for your questions, I shall try to respond as best I can.
    1. If I remember correctly, you were among the earliest followers of my blog, so it would have to be at least four years ago that we first connected.

    2. I think the most important quality one needs in this day and age is the ability to really listen to others before jumping to conclusions, which is something I’m not always good at myself. While social media has enabled the rapid spread of information, it’s also become a platform for evil lies and misinformation to spread like wildfire. It’s too easy to react in anger or horror before we even know the facts, or understand what’s going on with people.

    3. I’m not sure how to respond to ‘who cares?’. I certainly care, and try whenever possible to support those I care about. I sometimes care too much, and allow myself to become bothered by or worried about too many things.

    4. I’ve made some decisions in my life, especially with regard to relationships and career, that I regret, which I realize is pointless after the fact, as I cannot change the past. I guess I’d have to say choosing to stay with the man I’m now married to after having an affair with someone else over 20 years ago.

    5. I’m not sure I know what happiness is, as I’ve never truly experienced it, other than for brief moments. Sadly, I’ve always been a malcontent and a pessimist, and as I grow older I suffer from increased bouts of depression. But if I had to try and define it, I would say happiness is a peaceful state of mind, of really feeling content about one’s life.

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    1. Thank you for your answers and your honesty. About question 4, I want to say how courageous it is to stay and give your marriage and relationship a second chance. Too many people don’t fight. I am glad you did.

      If you ever need someone to talk, I am there, Jeff. Just a screen away. 😘

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