Food, fotos and fun alongside the World's Longest Sidewalk~Bayshore Bouevard Tampa, FL
Just when I thought the only people following me were my bible study group, friends and family turns out that at least one other blogger is enjoying my particular brand of insanity! She’s Becky Jones, over at The Big Photography Blog and she has even gone so far as to nominate me for a Liebster Award, kind of like a Grammy for new bloggers, minus the red carpet.
And while there’s no one winner and it’s more like an ongoing shout out amongst bloggers, it’s pretty cool to be recognized by one of your own. And in a world where some bloggers are busy elbowing their way to the top of the heap, it’s nice to know that other bloggers are willing to share the spotlight with those new to the blogosphere. I am happy you enjoy my blog – I have been pouring over yours this morning and have learned a lot!
So what next? There are rules associated with a nomination, first you have to accept:
How to Accept the Award?
Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge in your post.
Nominate 10 other bloggers with 200 or less followers.
Answer 10 questions for you and create 10 new questions for your nominees.
Notify your nominees via a comment on their blog.
Herewith, these are my answers to Becky’s interview questions for me:
Who is your favourite blogger?
Kristi Hill at Blog Ambitions – I stumbled upon a post of hers a year ago on 9/23/2014 about how to start a WordPress blog, followed her clear, concise steps and I was blogging! Since that time her advice and leadership has been invaluable!
What do you enjoy the most about blogging?
The creative process, writing, taking photos and editing them. I can write for hours and believe only 5 minutes have passed. I lose myself.
How did you choose your blog niche and name?
My girlfriend Kelly O’Brien @ Jet Brokers and I sat over coffee following bible study and narrowed down a list of 50 ideas to OffTheSidewalk , in reference to living alongside the world’s longest sidewalk, Bayshore Boulevard.
Who has inspired you the most in your life and why?
My grandmother Helen Carlin’s cousin George Carlin, comedian, commentator actor. I hung on his every word, still do, the man was highly intelligent, caring and a champion of education!
What song/album would be the soundtrack of your life?
Jimmy Buffett, Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads
What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Continuing to survive cancer in full remission and hugging a grandbaby.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
In this house on Duval Street in Key West, FL
If you could ask one person one question and be guaranteed a honest answer, who would you ask and what would the question be?
My brother, do you have the photographs?
If you could have any celebrity be a subscriber and regular reader of your blog, who would it be and why?
Channing Tatum – because he grew up here, it would be fun to keep him in touch with Tampa town!
If you could go on a travel photography trip to anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?
2. What one thing makes childhood memories comes rushing back in, bad or good?
3. Who is your secret celebrity crush?
4. Who is your favorite author and why?
5. What is the best advice anyone has given you?
6. What is your all time- watch it every time it is on, movie?
7. What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten?
8. What is your favorite quote and by whom?
9. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
10. What is your favorite post that you’ve written? (Please provide link!)
It may be a minor achievement, it may not even count in many circles, but to me it means a lot! Thank you, Becky Jones, for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I’m happy to accept and truly appreciate the recognition!