Hello all you champions of words, I want to give a huge shout out to my blogging sister Claudia and thank her for nominating me for the “The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award”. Claudia has an amazing gift for words that is well articulated in her award winning blog “Do What You Love; People-Life-Passion”. Claudia’s other nominees are fellow blogging sisters Kristian Weigman “Life Lessons From Around The Dinner Table” and Catherine Mullen “Shatter The Silence/A Life Given To Me”. All three women are bright stars among the blogging and writing community. Check out their work and don’t forget to subscribe.
Let’s jump ahead to Claudia’s questions.
Q AND A
Q. Who or what inspires you to write?
A. Mental illness/disorder runs in my family. Seeing my mother struggle with depression, my brother struggling with schizophrenia which caused him to be institutionalized and being bullied at school by my own bipolar disorder, I had no idea of how to cope. Afraid that I would commit suicide, my oldest sister brought me a diary to write in. Writing became my savior and escape.
Q. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
A. I have a few but the one that stands out is when people put their bare feet up on the dashboard of the car. It drives me nuts.
Q. If you had a chance to interview anybody in the public eye, who would it be and why?
A. Right now I’m intrigued by Franz Ferdinand bass player Bob Hardy. I don’t know why but his quiet personality is attractive. The guy is crazy talented. There’s something about him that makes me want to invite him over for dinner, wine and a good conversation.
Q. What advice would you give anyone who is new to blogging/writing?
A. Just be open, honest and transparent. Don’t be afraid to tap into raw emotions.
Q. When’s your favorite time of day to write and why?
A. I don’t have any particular time. I’m always writing whether it’s just jotting a few words to visit at a later time or writing a full blown story. I guest it when it happens.
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- What advice would you give to someone who is new to blogging/writing?
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- What style of music you enjoy listening to when writing?
- In your opinion name three key factors that are important to blogging.
- If you could write a five page script about a life changing event past or present, what would be the title?
Until Next Time….