Special blogger award Q and A!

Sherry over at view from the back, was awarded this award, by steve, who blogs over at steves country!

She encouraged her readers to answer steve’s questions on their own blog, so here I go!

1. How long have you been blogging?

Since 2012! I blogged under another username for a while, before I opened therapy bits in 2015!

2. Did you like writing before blogging?

Ive always enjoyed writing.

3. What did you like to write before blogging?

Mainly poetry!

4. Do you think you will still be blogging a year from now?

Yes, definitely I’m sure of it

5. What is your favorite part of blogging?

The comments going back and fourth, I love corresponding with my followers!

6. Have you ever had any nasty comments from people?

Yes, a few

7. Have you ever had to block someone?

Only the spammers!

8. If no to #6, what would you do if you did get a nasty comment?

I usually just Ignore it! Lifes too short to worry about nasty comments. Sticks and stones and all that.

9. Do you enjoy flying?

Yes, I love flying! I get bored on very long flights though so I sleep a lot on them!

10. Would you prefer to fly across the ocean or go by boat?

Fly! Boats make me nervous! And I get seasick on them also!

If you feel like answering these questions on your own blog then please be my guest! If I could I’d nominate you all! Your all awesome and each and every one of you is special to me!

Special blogger award

Thank you Ashley for nominating all bloggers to do this award! This award was thought up by sophie, of girl vs. world!


1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2.) Answer the questions you are asked (if youre comfortable doing so!)

3.) Create 10 questions for the bloggers youve nominated

4.) Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the Special Blogger Award

5.) Comment on your nominees most recent blog post to let them know youve nominated them

6.) Have fun!

Questions from Sophie:

1.) What made you take the leap and start your blog?

I started blogging in 2012. I wanted to raise awareness of dissociative identity disorder, and mental illness in general, my blog took off from there.

2.) Are you aiming to progress your blog into a full time job or keep it as a hobby?

I just want to keep it as a hobby. I am definitely not looking to make big bucks from it.

3.) What are your favourite kind of blog posts to read?

My favourite is generally anything mental health-related.

4.) What are your favourite kind of blog posts to write?

Mental health related posts, or life updates.

5.) Do you feel your blogging experience has impacted you positively? Why/why not?

Definitely. It provides a sense of community that I wouldn’t be able to access any other way, and it’s something productive to devote my time to.

6.) Are the people in your life (outside of the blogging community) supportive of your blog?

Most of them dont know I have a blog. I prefer to keep it like that too.

7.) What advice would you give to fellow bloggers who are just starting out?

Be real. Be honest. Be you.

8.) If you could go back to when you first began your blog, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

The same as in the previous question.

9.) What is your top tip for growing a blog?

Engage with other bloggers, post to your social media if you have facebook, twitter etc.

10.) How many blog posts do you post a week? Do you try to stick to a schedule or just post when you feel like it? I’ve been posting daily for most of the time I’ve had my blog. Some days I post 1 or 2 posts, on other days I post more. It really all depends. I schedule some posts, sometimes. If I am busy or have things I need to say that I may forget to write about, when I think of them I schedule the posts ahead of time.

I nominate anyone who wants to play along to answer these questions!

Have fun!

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Nominated for another award!

Dr. Tonya at salted caramel blog nominated me for a blogger recognition award!
Thanks, hun! I so appreciate it!
Check out her wonderful nomination post here

I love getting awards! Its so cool!
So what is this award?


  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominators blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

How my blog started…well, I wanted to raise awareness of mental health, especially of dissociative identity disorder, which is my primary diagnosis. My blog also focuses on therapy and on my psychotherapy sessions. But over time it has evolved and now includes daily living, recipes, quotes, etc. I had an old blog under another name but I deleted it and restarted using this one about 5 years ago.
My two pieces of advice would be to be real, and honest. Write from the heart. And write what you know! Oh and write often and be engaging! Respond to comments! Ok thats way more than two pieces, lol!

And I nominate the following bloggers for this award!
trina of its good to be crazy sometimes
emilia of my inner mish mash
kim of this girls got curves
angela of i am my own island
Bee of the bee writes
Enjoy and have fun!

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Mystery blogger award! Thank you A single parents life!

I just recieved the nomination for the mystery blogger award from the lovely blogger a single parents life.
She is such a wonderful lady! Go check her out at

You’ll be glad you did!

The creator of this award, Okoto Oke Enigma, whose blog site is www.okotoenigmasblog.com

I created the award because there are a lot of amazing blogs out there that havent been discovered, yet. And, most of these blogs deserve recognition. For that reason, I decided to create my own award; and nominate people who can also nominate others; and so on. This is one of the best ways to create a friendly community and build a link between bloggers in the blogosphere; as everyone gets nominated and they too can spread the fun by nominating more people for the award. Here are the Rules for the Award Nominees.

The mystery blogger award

I decided to call the award Mystery Blogger Award. Why? Because the meaning of my name, Enigma is mystery. So basically, its named after myself; the creator. Plus, I think its cool because there are so many blogs that are still a mystery to us; and when we get to know them, its divine! And we find friends where we least expect.

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

Here are the Rules for the Award Nominees:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best posts.

So 3 things about me?

1 I laugh a lot! I have always been told by people I have a great sense of humour.

2. I like to sing! I was in stage school as a child, and I have had voice lessons.

3. I love dogs! Im not really a cat person, dogs are my favourite!

Questions I was asked…

  1. Are you on Twitter? How can we find you? Yes! I am @manymultiplied1 on there
  2. What career/job do you do? I dont work. I’ve never worked. I studied childcare, social work, and many other things, but I’ve never had a full time job.
  3. How many kids do you have? No kids, unless you count my fur kid, nitro!
  4. What pets do you have? One dog, my guide dog, nitro! He’s an 8 year old lab!
  5. Are you on time, late, or early to things? Always early! I hate being late!

My 5 questions for my nominees

1 Do you like soda?

2. Are you a procrastinator?

3. Do you have weird dreams?

4. What is your daily routine like?

5. Do you like binge watching shows?

I nominate

Trina of its good to be crazy sometimes

Nova of novas namaste

laura of lauravant

paula of light motifs

fandango of this that and the other

I hope you enjoy the award!

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The sunshine blog award thanks to sooz!

The lovely sooz over at suziland 2 or obselete childhood, has said that any blogger who wishes to can participate and do the sunshine blog award, she’s nominating everyone! so here I go with her questions!

But first, the rules!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them THANK YOU Cara! Mel! both of ya!
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.
  • and now, the questions!
  1. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words reality Television? I’m a celebrity get me out of here!, its a show where celebs go in the jungle for 3 weeks and do trials and things where creepy crawlies and critters are all over them!
  2. Without looking back, how many other bloggers have I mentioned in this post? um two? not sure!
  3. Tell me about your favorite winter memory. When it snows, I love when it snows, as long as I have enough food, and I dont have to go anywhere as I live on a hill and its hard to get out of my house in bad weather, but I love snow! and we dont get nearly enough fo it here in ireland!
  4. Whats the last book you read that you would NOT recommend anyone read? Thats a tough one. Most books that I read I’d highly recommend, I actually cant think of one that I didnt like!
  5. What is the most difficult thing about blogging? Making sure I post daily! I try so hard to do that! Also keeping up with others blogs!
  6. Do you have a bucket List? Do you even have a bucket? Lol, yes. I have a small one.
  7. If you could own an entire country, what would you name it and what title would you give to yourself? I’d name it mad city, and I’d title myself the mayor mad hatter of the city!
  8. What is your least favorite food? Tomatos! Or beetroot!
  9. which do you choose? Guest House, 5 star hotel, hostel or caravan (camper to Americans)? Why? 5 star hotel, I love my comfort!
  10. Have you ever attended the opera? No never.
  11. If the answer to number 10 is yes, what did you see and did you enjoy it? If no, what is stopping you? I am not an opera fan!

Thanks for reading these answers! I had fun doing this!

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I was nominated for a liebster award!

Big big thank you to barb from bipolar barb for nominating me for a liebster award!
I appreciate the nomination very much!


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions about yourself provided by your nominatoror 11 random facts
  • Nominate 5-11 fellow bloggers with fewer than 1000 followers who you think deserve the award
  • Create a new list of questions for your nominees
  • List the rules in your post
  • Let your nominees know of your nomination personally will nominate you all very
  1. What was the first CD you ever bought? it was a now thats what I call music cd
  2. What is your favorite type of footwear? my cosy slippers!
  3. Do you believe in love at first sight? Not sure…maybe?
  4. Would you eat food that fell on the floor? I have done that before. But only if I drop it myself.
  5. Who is your favorite actor/actress? Whoopey goldberg or meryl streep
  6. How often do you use your phone? too often, lol. every minute of every day 😀
  7. Which is better, being the boss or an employee? being the boss, of course.
  8. What is the longest you have gone without doing laundry? 3 days.
  9. Have you ever been in love? yes, i still am.
  10. Who was the last person that you called or texted? my friend rose
  11. What is the best part of your day? That first cup of coffee in the morning!

My 11 questions for my nominees
1 what is the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
2 do you like icecream?
3 what is your favourite type of food?
4 are you a fast reader?
5 what is your favourite kinda weather?
6 do you have netflix?
7 are you glad to have th e internet or could you do without it?
8 do you own an amazon echo?
9 where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
10 do you have a best friend?
11 what is your favourite personality trait in your friends?

and my nominees…

trina of its good to be crazy sometimes
g of midnight demon 2
emilia of my inner mish mash
casey of this bipolar brat
ashley of mental health at home

Enjoy answering the questions if your up to the challenge!

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the Blogging chums award

The lovely Emilia over at
nominated me for this award.
Below you’ll find the rules.

1. Be sure to use the award image!
2. List the rules & about paragraph!
3. Thank whoever nominated you!
4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet anyone will do!
5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments!

First, I must break rule number one. I dont have an image, I cant find it anywhere. Does it matter?

And now, for th e paragraph about this award.

The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: theyre just brilliant!

And now for my letter? I am going to write it to Nitro, my guide dog.

Dear sweet nitro

Did you know how much you mean to me? Well if you didnt, I’m going to tell you here.

You are the most loyal, loving, dog. I love you for it. You are such a sweetheart. Such a cuddle bug.

Every day I thank my lucky stars that your in my life.

My life wouldnt be the same without you. I cant believe your 7 now. How time flies.

Five years I’ve had you. Five years ago you bounced into my life. How happy I was then.

I feel like the luckiest dog mama. To have such an incredible dog like you are.

Thank you for bringing so much happiness and joy to my life.


carol anne

I am also breaking the nomination rule, so just to say, if you’d like to participate, go for it! I nominate all of you!