Today I switched on my Macbook and logged into my blog to find a lovely surprise. I was awarded The Honest Scrap Award by my friend and fellow scribbler Rachna Chhabria @ Rachna’s Scriptorium. Not only is this award special to me as my first Blogger Award but it is especially treasured because of why it is awarded.
The Honest Scrap Award:
This award is about bloggers who post from their heart,
who oftentimes put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul. This means so much to me as that is the root reason of why and what I write about. I believe writing is your heart without a mask. My writing, whether it be a blog post, a poem, a piece of prose or a WIP is the truest part of my soul. To me writing is about honesty and truth-seeking. There is the saying that the pen is more powerful than the sword. I believe that writing is a way to challenge people and to speak often times for those who cannot speak.
The Rules of this Award are to pass it on to 7 bloggers you admire and follow and then to share 10 honest things about yourself.
So firstly in the merits of Paying it Forward, here are the 7 bloggers I admire for always sharing their hearts on the written page (online and paper):
1. Dirty White Candy @ Nail Your Novel
3. Nicky Schmidt @ Absolute Vanilla
4. Becky Levine
6. DeadPoet88 @ Inside the Mind of a Lunatic
Special Mention to my three writer groups under this award:
3. She Writes
These writers truly do write from their heart. I go to their blogs when I need inspiration. Rachna of course is also one of those people whose blog posts always inspire me. Thank you again my friend for the Award.
Now 10 honest things about me:
1.) To truly know me, all you need to do is read my poetry…it is my heart and soul unmasked and unfettered.
2.) Family is the most important thing to me.
3.) I have been truly in love and also had my heart truly broken…but I believe your heart needs to be broken wide open to let your true love in.
4.) Dragonflies and their ability to live life to the fullest in a very short lifetime are my inspiration.
5.) I am terribly afraid of bats.
6.) I do not like swimming in a swimming pool by myself.
7.) My favourite dessert is bananas and custard.
8.) I suffer from migraines.
9.) I love photography.
10.) I am a gypsy at heart, always happy traveling and exploring new places.
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15 thoughts on “My first Blogger Award – The Honest Scrap Award”
Glad you enjoyed receiving the Grasshopper Award Becky. Definitely well-deserved!
Hi Kim, you truly deserve this award. I love to read your posts and your advice is always spot-on. You pour all your passion into your writing.
You are Too kind Rachna! Thank you for the award and your lovely comments.
Just been listed in The Scott Perkins Daily on Twitter as a Top Story.
Thanks Scott! What a great honour!
Thank you so much for the award! Really feel honored! 🙂
I really like this award, for I too try my best to write from the heart. 🙂 Makes me feel even more honored to receive this.
Interesting facts you’ve put up. I too am very fond of photography. I even have a photography blog.
I have truly been in love and have had my heart shred to pieces. Oh well, you’re right, maybe we need to feel heart broken to let in true love later.
Most people can learn a lot about me through my poetry as well.
Great to know you better 🙂
It’s my pleasure deadpoet. I love your poetry and there is nothing like poetry to inspire me. Thank you for your comments.
Congratulations! you really deserve it for your beautiful blog
Thank you for your lovely comment eeleenlee.
Kim, I’m honoured to be on your list. And thank you for introducing me to more lovely places.
I really like confession number 6, about swimming in empty pools. There’s something in that that makes me want to go and write.
It’s my pleasure Roz! Glad no 6 made you want to write 🙂
Thank you for being one of my first followers. I love your blogs. You really are an inspiration Nicky!
That is such a lovely and apt award for you! And thank you so much for passing it on!