Let’s Blog Award 2020

I’ve never really done something like this but it seems fun so I will give it a try. Thanks to jonahwrites for the nomination!

Rules of Let’s Blog

Mention the creator of the award and the blogger who nominated you.

Copy paste the rules.

Answer the 10 questions sent by the nominator.

Write your 10 questions for the nominees.

Nominate 5 bloggers for this award and let them know via comment on one of their posts.

Keep the thumbnail as the thumbnail of this post.

Answer your own questions.

(Thanks to Renee for creating this)

                                                              The questions:

When did you first decide to make a blog?

    I created my blog in February 2018 (coincidentally at the same time as Jonah it seems) and wanted to try something new and outside of my comfort zone. I always wanted a place where I can talk about some of the things that I liked so I thought that a blog would be a great place to start.
How long did it take for you to figure out what kind of content you wanted to make?

I was thinking about a couple of things that I wanted to talk about on my blog. At first I wanted just a general place to ramble about things that were on my mind but I knew that it really wouldn’t be anything worth focusing on and something that people would read so I decided to go with talking about horror related content because it was something I always enjoyed and found a lot of variety in. I also got really into horror related mysteries on the internet at that time and loved the people who made videos/posts about them so I wanted to give it a try too. 

Do you find blogging to be satisfying immediately or did you need to put some time into it before you got invested?

I think that I got a feeling of satisfaction right after I started posting on it. Because even if I got little to no traffic on my posts I enjoyed the fact that I had a hobby and it gave me something to do. I was at a point in life where I had a lot of free time and not a lot of desire to do anything (I am out of that mindset now luckily and I think blogging was one of the things that helped) so having a project to focus on really helped me. ‘

Have you ever written an article that you found to be exhausting or stressful?

The one post that came to my mind when I read this was the one I did about Sir Christopher Lee. I worked on it for a while and I wanted it to feel like it was more than my other posts so it did tire me out the most. Other than that my short stories that I write are always stressful and exhausting because I am rarely happy with how they turn out and always overthink about releasing them. But that’s why I end up releasing them too. 

Aside from blogging, what do you do to unwind?

Lately I have been meditating more and more and I have found it to be very relaxing. I love going to the gym as well and that really affects my mind. I notice that on the days when I work out I am more energetic and willing to do something that I don’t enjoy than the days that I do not work out. 

Music has also been a go to choice to help me unwind. Especially lately I have been listening to a lot of pagan/tribal folk and metal music and it really relaxes me. Currently one of my favorite songs (if anyone is interested I could give a list of some good bands/artists)

      Is there a subject you consider yourself highly knowledgeable on?

I don’t think that there is one subject that I know a lot about. Lately I have been trying to know the basics of more things rather than focusing on one specific thing. For example I finally started paying attention to politics in my country. I started looking into gardening and growing microgreens too. 

If you could re-write one article that you’ve done, which one would it be and why?

I would definitely go back and redo my oldest posts. I haven’t checked them out lately but I do know that they are full of grammatical errors and poorly worded. As for a specific post I have been thinking about redoing my most visited post that I never expected to be on the first page of search engines. I just made it because I was fascinated by it and didn’t expect anyone to read it but it blew up so I keep thinking that I should improve it a bit. 

What is a story you think everyone should experience? (Movie, game, book, anime, whatever)

I actually answered this on a Quora thread too. I think that everyone should check out the movie Amelie. I recently rewatched it again and it really hit differently because I resonated with the main character more so this viewing felt a lot more meaningful. Plus it is a fantastic film.

Would you rather live in a sci-fi world (with spaceships and aliens, stuff like that) or a fantasy world (with magic and fantasy creatures, stuff like that)?

At first I thought this was going to be harder to answer but when I thought about it I was definitely sure that I would much rather live in a sci-fi world. Space is much more fascinating to me and I would love to explore it.

How much time do you spend exploring your imagination?

Quite a lot I’d say. Especially when I am trying to write something or when I read. It can be a fun escape and a fun experiment. But lately I have been trying to tone it down and just focus on the present.

And now for my questions.

  1. Have you ever wanted to stop blogging and what made you continue?
  2. What is your most successful blog post?
  3. What are your thoughts on cryptocurrency?
  4. What is a song you love from a music genre or artist that you hate/dislike?
  5. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  6. What is your favorite blog post that you wrote?
  7. What do you think of the new wordpress editor?
  8. What is an obscure fact that you know?
  9. What are some of your favorite quotes?
  10. Do you believe in any weird conspiracy theory?

My nominees:

workaholicsanonymous

mastermixmovies

saviorgaming

davedalessiowrites

hobo moon cartoons

Answering my own questions:

  1. There have been times that I wanted to stop but I noticed that I have a tendency to quit things even if I enjoy them so I promised myself that I will always try and post something regardless of if my heart is in it or not. 
  2. My most successful blog post is surprisingly a post I was almost not going to make. The deeper youtube channel where I talk about the mysterious channel called “deeper”. It seems that I got lucky and hit the search engine lottery on it. 
  3. I asked this because I have been getting more and more into crypto lately and wanted to hear the thoughts of people that might not be familiar with it. I love the idea of a decentralized digital currency and am looking forward to see where it goes from here. 
  4. Although I don’t really like country music I love the “Dark country” subgenre which I like to think its separate from the “Regular country” that I like to stay away from. That being said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzq-4hkPpZ “beer drinking weather” is a catchy and decent song and no one can tell me otherwise.
  5.  It would definitely be my overthinking. It is something I really dislike about me but luckily I have been working on it lately quite a bit.
  6. The cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I put a lot of effort in it and I think I managed to do and say what I wanted to with it.
  7. I hate it. Maybe because I am not used to it and I need time to adjust but I dislike it. Hopefully in the future I will get accustomed to it.
  8. We technically don’t “touch” things. We just feel the repulsive force from the electrons. 
  9. I don’t really have one but a few. The two that first came to mind are “there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself” from Miyamoto Musashi and to be fair I could fill an entire page with quotes from him but I will stick with this one and “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” by H.P. Lovecraft. 
  10. Although I tend to stay away from conspiracies these days I am still a fan of them. And I do think that a large chunk of the modern conspiracy theories are purposely made in order to invalidate actually good ones. 

Well that’s it for me. This was pretty fun to do and thanks to Jonah for nominating me. If I did not tag you but you still want to answer some of these I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. I also hope I did the tagging thing right, I am a bit rusty lately. 

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