I would like to thank Simone of The Wheelchair Teen for this award. She is a wonderful writer, a talented illustrator and a truly delightful person to get to know. If you’re interested in reading from a young woman who passionately advocates for disability rights and shares uplifting and thought-provoking stories from her life as a black, disabled teenager, be sure to visit her blog
Rules for the Award
- Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
- Answer their questions.
- Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
- Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
- List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
1. What type of music do you like?
I’ve always been a pop/rock lover, though I do like a bit of classical music and even some relaxing jazz. Actually, jazz is hugely underappreciated in my era. I’ve found so much joy lately in a clean lounge, soft lighting and relaxing jazz, maybe with a glass of wine and a candle or two on the go as well. A lot of my music preferences depend on what I’m doing.
2. What would you like to see happen to your blog in the next year?
Of course, I’d like to see it grow. If I can get to 200 followers by December, that will be good. 250? Amazing. 300? Absolutely incredible!
3. What are your favourite and least favourite aspects of social media?
My favourite undoubtedly has to be being able to connect with people. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s always nice when it does. My least favourite though is the level of inauthenticity on a lot of platforms. People have to be made up and have perfect homes and perfect smiles and postures and you just know that something isn’t quite right, but it looks good. I personally know a young man who posted a picture of what looked like him sat on a really high cliff a few weeks ago, but when I looked up the rock formation, the height between the ledge and the ground is only about eight feet, even though he made it appear considerably higher by using angles. So much of what you see on social media is all angles and special effects and people chew you out for being real and honest because reality is often too ugly to share. I can’t be dealing with that, my life is usually disorganised chaos and it doesn’t make for pretty photos!
TikTok is my latest pet peeve. People insulting or pranking one another for fame? I just think it’s so sad that people are willing to risk their lives, their belongings, their jobs or their friendships and relationships for a prank. I know I sound kind of boring saying that but fame can change hands in a heartbeat and all of those followers can and will unfollow you as soon as you do something that they don’t like. What when you’ve smashed up your home for a video and a few months or years later, people have moved on from your channel, what then? Your best friend of fourteen years, are they really worth kicking in the groin for a few thousand most-likely-temporary likes? Come on…
4. Which film/book/TV-show has impacted your life the most and how?
Honestly, I think that has to be Fifty Shades of Grey. A lot of people in the kink community don’t like it and yet. I think for all of its flaws, it’s got people talking about BDSM, it’s got other people realising that it’s not what they thought it was and in some cases, it convinced people that they might even like to give it a try! Before Fifty Shades, BDSM was very hush-hush, it was a thing that a lot of grown-ups did and nobody ever talked about. Now, a lot of people have seen the movies, a lot more people are talking about it and friends are discovering friends who are into it, who they can talk to about it and who accept them more wholly. It hasn’t eliminated the stigma, but I think it has definitely helped to reduce some of it. I also think that it helped to portray the combination of work, life and kink that is true in most D/s relationships. Okay, so most of us aren’t multi-billionaires and that part is highly fictitious, but most people aren’t wearing leather or latex all day everyday like I have seen in some other kinky movies, most people are working in stores or offices and most people do have family commitments and studies, so I feel like the movie actually helped to portray how normal (at least a little bit) our lives really can be.
5. Superheroes? Yes or no?
Only if it’s DC! Or Marvel’s Black Widow. I grew up with Batman, my Dad loved Batman, so that’s basically all I know. I even have Batman pyjamas that were bought for me but there’s something funny about them – they’re missing a “na”! I kid you not, they read “na na na na na na na na na Batman”. My brother was the first to point it out and now I can’t unsee it!
- Will you be celebrating Pride Month? If so, how?
- The G7 summit is being held in Cornwall, and Cornwall is known for surfing. Have you ever tried surfing? How did you get on?
- Cornwall is also famous for its Cornish pasties, but on Great British Bake-Off 2019, the contestants had to make their own pasties. If you were on the show, what would your pasty filling be?
- If you could change one thing about your blog, what would it be and why?
- What is your favourite daily routine, and why is it your favourite?
I am nominating this award to:-
Jrvincente – An absolutely brilliant erotica writer and a regular commenter. Well worth the award!
Lifesfinewhine – A great fashion and inspirational blog. I absolutely love your blog and enjoy engaging with you often.
Rope & Roses – Join Bill for a variety of interesting topics, including the environment, kink and living with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Still Searching For Prince Charming – A great relationships blogger. Thoroughly enjoyed working with you on various recent projects.
A Barbarian In Gentleman’s Clothing – Join Mr A for men’s fashion and more. You’ve supported me before, fair is fair!
Finally, if I haven’t nominated you for this award and you would like to take part, please feel free 🙂
Until next time,
Stay safe & have fun,