So the lovely Nat nominated me for this award. I am very much chuffed, and you should go to her blog where she uses gardening to manage her depression because it’s a kickass idea and she’s lovely. Thank you so much Nat, I have a huge amount of respect for you. Check out her blog. Do it now. Dooooooo iittttt!
And since everyone has gone over to read Nat’s blog, I’m now talking to myself like the madwoman I am.
WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous 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
- Thank whoever nominated you and include link to their blog
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
Three things about me? Christ, I’m really bad at these.
- I hate boiled eggs. Just the smell makes me want to leave the room.
- I used to do tap dancing.
- My first job was keeping company to residents of an old people’s home.
1. What is it about blogging that makes you feel good?
I like being able to express myself without representing an employer or abiding to a certain set of standards and legal rules, as I do in my day job. I’ve always written stuff, ever since I was a kid, but the problem is that writing is often a very solitary activity. Here I have a community. Also, I get to speak out for what I think is important, hopefully help others by sharing my story and advocate for more openness in mental health discussion in general.
2. Are you ever nervous about exposing too much of how you feel inside to the world?
Is it going to sound bad if I say ‘no, not really’? I don’t mind being open and honest but I also set limits to what I’m comfortable talking about and what I’m not. The fact that I’m the only person who chooses what goes on to this blog gives me a sense of control and allows me to be as open as I want in a manner that I’m comfortable with.
3. What is your trusted go to technique on a day you feel a bit low?
Having a wank I often watch estate programs like House hunters international or Escape to the country. For whatever reason I find them really soothing and relaxing. There’s never that much drama about them, also I’m interested in interior design.
4. Of all your posts which would you like everyone to read and comment on?
I don’t mind to be honest, I have such a large variety of stuff from rants to serious stuff. Not everyone likes everything. Go-getters don’t cry does have a special place in my heart, as well as Sirius and Evelyn.
5. How do you enjoy your Vegemite? As an Aussie this is clearly vital for me to know 😊.
I did enjoy Vegemite when I tried some (my ex did a year in Australia and couldn’t get enough of it) but I couldn’t have it on top of anything, just a little blob in a spoon or something. It tasted like a small explosion in my mouth.
My nominations are:
*~ Disclaimer ~* I don’t expect any of my nominees to answer the questions I’ve made or write a post about their nomination. I just want to introduce some brill blogs to a wider audience.
Mental Health@Home – Ashley offers a unique perspective both as a mental health professional and as a person with a major depressive disorder. She’s also an awesome person!
AnxietyBug – Offers a wonderful voice into the world of mental health.
Rosiesx – Rosie is what I’m never going to be – positive, encouraging and bubbly. Go read her blog instead.
Me, Myself and Lupus – A honest and touching account about the world of invisible illness.
Moonsomnia – Shevy is a kickass person, who writes about a variety of things in a way that even someone who isn’t into it will still be interested to read it. To me that’s a sign of a good writer.
LunarChar – Char is the kind of person you want to have around when you’re having a hard time. She’s all-around lovely.
Ruth in Revolt – Ruth is one of my best mates in the blogging community and she’s an inspiration. If you’re looking to get more out of blogging, she’s your (elderly) woman.
Seeds in the Wasteland – Again one of my bezzies, who writes about her experiences with mental health and especially anxiety. She’s funny, honest and bloody brilliant.
Honest Recovery – It’s just that. Just read it.
Faizablogs – Faiza takes a look into her past, when she struggled with anxiety and depression towards a better place where she is today. A message of hope to us all, especially to people who have struggled with their mental health since young age.
On Victory We Stand – A voice that deserves to be heard.
My questions (left them out when I first published this post LMAO):
- What has blogging brought into your life?
- Is there something you’d like to change about your blog?
- If you write about mental health, how do you feel about sharing such an intimate part of yourself?
- What would be your dream collaboration?
- One thing you’d do
whenif you’d rule the world?