Sunshine Blogger Award #16!

Hi everyone and here we go with another Sunshine Blogger award!  These are just fantastic and so much fun too.  This award, plus one other, got kind of lost on my list of bookmarks.  But THANK YOU so very much Tiffany for this award!!  Sorry I’m so late with it, but Muffin and I are ready to tackle it now.  If you haven’t been to Tiffany’s blog then now is your chance, she has a wonderful blog, you won’t be disappointed.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

“The Blogosphere community holds several awards that bloggers use to nominate a blog in appreciation for its creative, inspiring, or motivational content.”

“The award also helps other bloggers receive recognition and free exposure for their blogs.”

Award’s Rules

There are some basic rules to follow if you decide to participate:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so everyone can visit.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog post.
  • List the rules and display the Award logo on your blog post.

Tiffany’s Questions:

1. How old is your blog now?  My (MEOW!!!😾😾), WAIT!!!,😲😲 I mean, OUR blog is now 2 years old. Whew, that was a close one.😁😸

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?  Muffin’s answer: I enjoy helping my human with his writing.😺 He needs all the help he can get.🙄 It’s a great way for us to tell our stories, talk about nature and meet some very interesting cats from other countries! Meow, meow to all my cat friends!😸😻😽

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog?  I don’t think social media is necessary for a successful blog.  But I guess it depends on a person’s definition of “success”.  I think that writing regularly, answering comments as quickly as possible, generally engaging in conversations with your followers is more important. Plus reading and commenting on other blogs too. Though that last one can be hard once you start getting a larger number of followers. But still, keep up the best you can.😁😸

4. How would you define a sucessful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like?  That can be hard to define, since it would be different for each blogger and what they write about.  But as mentioned already, writing regularly, staying with how you wish to define your blog, writing about what you love to write, not what others tell you to write, and talking with your followers.😃👍  Meow!! Muffin adds, make sure you hug your pet daily, and show lots of pictures of your pet on your blog.😸😹😻

5. Describe your feelings when you received your first blogging award nomination.  I was jumping!! I was walking on the ceiling! (almost).🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ I could hardly believe that someone would actually nominate me. 😀😀🙄 I still get just as excited!🥳 Meow, meow, meow! Oh, Muffin adds, it’s always good to participate in awards, it helps people get to know each other and their blogs, helps raise awareness of others blogs. Meow, and it’s fun, even though it might take a bit of extra time to do them!😺😸

6. Have you ever thought about monetizing your blog ?  It would be nice but I’m not sure how.🤔🙄

7. If so, what do you think is the best method of monetizing?  I have no idea, but I don’t like these word ads, they are just annoying.🤔😳🙄

8. What kind of post do you find easiest or most enjoyable to write?  I like to write about nature and all my experiences with animals of various kinds. Also I enjoy writing about the adventures my dad and I had years ago.😀👍 Meow!! Muffin adds, she loves writing about the funny things her human does.😹😹  Hmm, not so sure about that one.🤔

9. What is your opinion about writing prompts?  Have no idea, have never participated in one.🤔😜

10. Funny/Weird Question: if you were a superhero, what superpower would you like to have and what would you do with it? 🤔 Being invisible.🤪😜 Go around to different countries to make changes without them knowing to make this world a safer place.😁😂

11. What is your favourite way to unwind after a hectic day?  Had to laugh over this one since right now my day is basically sitting in my recliner most of the day.😂😂 To be quite honest I find that harder than being busy doing things.😀  But normally, a nice walk in the country/park/down the street.😀🌳🚶‍♂️🌲  Sitting on my deck with a cup of tea and feeding the chipmunks, letting them crawl all over me (summer activity),😄🐿 feeding/watching the birds, photography,😀📷 reading, maybe watching an old movie from the 1940s/50s. Meow, meow!!! Muffin adds: watching chipmunks,😼🐿 sleeping, watching all the funny things my human does,😹😲 and biting my human’s foot.😲😳  Sigh.🙄

My Nominees!

Now for the questions.  I don’t normally do this, but I am keeping the same questions, except two.

1. How old is your blog now?

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog?

4. How would you define a successful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like? 

5. Describe your feelings when you received your first blogging award nomination.

6. Have you ever thought about monetizing your blog ?

7. If so, what do you think is the best method of monetizing? 

8. What kind of post do you find easiest or most enjoyable to write?

9. What do you think is best, long or short posts?

10. Funny/Weird Question: What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

11. What is your favourite way to unwind after a hectic day?

Well, there we have it for another award post, I hope you liked it.  Thanks again Tiffany!!  I hope all of you enjoy your week and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

60 Comments on “Sunshine Blogger Award #16!

  1. Congratulations Steve, on yet another SBA! Yes, I’ve gotten lazy and call it SBA now which sounds pretty badass I think. 😎

    #7. I agree that ads are annoying and have turned me off from following some bloggers due to the overabundance of ad-related posts. #6. I’m not sure how to monetize a blog either, and since mine is a free WP domain, I don’t think I would even qualify. #9. I never understood the appeal of writing prompts since I don’t write fictional short stories. I don’t see why I would need someone else to come up with ideas for me, especially since I come up with my own blog post ideas. Why would I want to write about a lonely man sitting on a bench on a rainy day for example? No idea, unless it’s relevant to my blog post topic.

    It’s funny you posted an award today because I posted one this morning too. I haven’t forgotten about your nomination, and it’s in my drafts. It’s gonna take a while to publish since I have a couple of other ones to work on in the meantime.

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    • Thank you so much Hilary! Yes, I saw that you had posted one as well, just haven’t been over to read yet, you’re faster than me!
      I hate trying to read a post and ads keep showing up all the time and much of the time the ads are nonsense things anyway. Very annoying, and have turned me away from blogs too.
      Yep, I’m not into fiction writing, so writing prompts are no good for me.
      No rush, I’m always behind on my award posts, like this one I just did! I still enjoy them though even if it takes awhile to get them done.
      Have a great evening Hilary!😃😺❄🌲⛄

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      • It took me a few weeks to edit it, polish it, and publish it. I’ve haven’t had time to blog much and haven’t been feeling super great lately. Fatigued, tired, exhausted etc.

        There’s a way to block ads on websites using ad blocker as an extension. I use one for chrome which works well for the most part. Blog posts about sponsors/ads still annoy me so I’m careful who I follow. I’m not a materialistic person so I have no need for most of these ads.

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      • How strange, that’s the way I feel these days too. But for me it’s likely my injury and not being able to do much anyway. Amazing how tired a person can get not doing anything.
        I spent time outside with the chickadees today, they came quite readily to my hand, so nice.
        Hope you get to feeling better soon. “Cabin Fever” is starting to get me too, and winter has only begun. Sigh.😳🤪😜🙄

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      • I sometimes sleep 10+ hours and I still feel exhausted. I don’t really go outside much so it could be lack of sunshine/exercise. The apartment drains me of so much energy. The first apartment I ever lived in was the absolute worst for this. At least Calgary has high elevation which helps with breathing. The cold air is really crisp and fresh here (complete opposite in the summer when there are forest fires).

        I bet Muffin really likes the chickadees too! Must be so nice having nature all around you. For a while I wanted to buy a bird seed bell but idk if it’s allowed on my balcony. I haven’t looked into it.


  2. Hi Steve! Comgratulations on the award. Wish i could monatize my blog too ✨😉 Guess what l’ll stay with wishing😁 Prompt writing is fun, you must try once, i did recently without even knowing what mean prompt🙄😜😁 Lovely answers and yes success is how we see it, not by worlds definition. I got a topic now☺️ 😁😀 Muffin Answers are cute 🥰 Well, hoooh hoohh Thank you so much for the nomination Steve. My week was boring as hell and you gave me nice topic and an award to keep myself engaged Again✨🤗 Thank you so much for an awesome start of the day ✨🤗 have a wonderful day ✨🤗👌✍️

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    • Hi Simon, thanks so much! Yep, I don’t want to clutter up my blog with a bunch of ads. Maybe when I write my book, then I’ll advertise that! Yes, what is success? I may not have the numbers that other blogs have, but my blog is doing what I wanted it to do, so I say it’s successful.😁😸 You’re welcome Simon, have fun, and enjoy the remainder of your day!😃😺 Oh, Muffin meows her thanks as well!😻 That was close, almost forgot.😳😬

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