Liebster Award

liebsterI’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by a Dutch erotic author and blogger, Liza Daen. She’s a lovely, outgoing personality who writes about life and lust and in a the span of only a couple of months, she has become a big part of my life.

I have never heard of the Liebster Award before and therefore set out to look for the official rules. I list the relevant points here, but you might want to read the full set of rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
  5. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

Now Liza has set me only four questions, as she has found a different set of rules. Since her blog is in Dutch, you can find the translated questions over here:

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • What would you like to achieve with your readers?
  • How far do you go with blogging, how personal are you?
  • When would you really stop blogging?

Now that the ‘administration’ is out of the way, let’s get to the point. Liza, thank you for the nomination and giving me the opportunity to nominate others. I will start with 11 random facts about myself, some of which might have been mentioned before:

  1. English is not my first language. Dutch wasn’t always my first language.
  2. I never wear eye shadow, but I always wear makeup when I leave the house.
  3. I don’t like moving images on Tumblr.
  4. I have 8800+ images on my Tumblr and not one of them show a penis.
  5. I am owner of my own company, but I work fulltime for a boss.
  6. Except for a blogger & author, I am also an artist but I haven’t painted in 2 years. I need to get back to it!
  7. There’s a 99% chance that I will be a speaker at a Dutch conference this year.
  8. I’m a chocoholic.
  9. I prefer to wear dresses and for the last 3 years the only pants I have worn was my lounge pants at home.
  10. I love gadgets! I’m a total gadget freak! But even so, I don’t just buy any gadget I see.
  11. I only just learned that my mom discovered my pseudonym 3 years ago. She respected the fact that I wanted to keep it secret, so never told me, until just recently.

Blogs I nominate
The rules page mentioned that “The idea behind this award is to recognize new bloggers and help promote them!” My nominees will show new blogs, blogs I have recently discovered or blogs that I think should be read by more. My nominees are:

  1. Absolutely Ruby
  2. A to Sub Bee
  3. F Dot Leonora
  4. Happycomelucky
  5. Illicit Thoughts
  6. Just Indecerous
  7. Rabbit In Chains
  8. Sex Blog (of sorts)
  9. The (Erotic) Ponderings of Velvet Rose
  10. The Gleeful Blade
  11. Understanding Flutterby

Questions for the nominees
I think this was the hardest part of this post, but I am very curious to see everyone’s replies to these questions:

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • How did you choose your pseudonym? If you blog/write under your own name, it would be wonderful to hear how your family/friends react to what you write.
  • Talk to me about photos on your blog. Do you make your own? Post them? Do you show your face? Why or why not?
  • Do you write erotic stories? If so, have you ever been published or do you wish to be?
  • What is the ultimate goal for your blog?
  • What memes do you participate in?
  • Do you have any suggestions for prompts for Wicked Wednesday?
  • What is your life motto?
  • What kind of “-aholic” are you? Workaholic, shopaholic, sexaholic, chocoholic?
  • When would you really stop blogging?
  • Will I see you at Eroticon 2015?

Thanks again Liza, for nominating me and I hope my 11 nominees all accept their nominations. As said, I really look forward to your answers to my questions!

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