New Award, New to Facebook, Again & New Followers

New Blog Award

I am once again honored and humbled by the generosity and support from the blogging community.  I have been award the Beautiful Blogger award by the very interesting Lightningpen’s Blog. His witty blog posts intermittent with random rants make for a fun read, so please check him out.

In regards to this blog award responsiblities, I will now fulfill them to the best of my ability.

7 Deserving  Blogs:

  1. Jeremy Powell – The Hopeful Author – He is a writer on a journey and has a great attitude about the process.  Plus he has his priorities in order; family first.
  2. Falls Into Writing – Jenn is a Southern girl from North Carolina and has been thinking about writing a novel for years and now she is doing it.  I can relate.
  3. Confessions of a Popcorn Addict – JuNoWriMo peep and a true believer in prewriting, as I am.
  4. The Phantom M-pire – Mark has great movie reviews and I love movies.  But, he also has a few random post, that make you think. His latest; If I were in Charge
  5. Wendy Lu – The Red Angel – She is a Chinese American who seems to have fifty different jobs (2 blogs, journalist, magazine editor, traveler and novelist) and I picture her doing all of them with the same smile on her face that she has on her profile photo.
  6. EM Castellan – I meet during JuNoWriMo and had the privilege of interviewing her for my site.  Her blog is full of fascinating post and she lives in an English castle, which is just cool.
  7.  Amanda Fanger – Another new discovery from JuNoWriMo, she has a smart and fun point of view on her writing process.

New to Facebook, Again 

Well I did it.  I set myself up on Facebook . . . again.  I like Facebook.  I really do. And with the sharing capabilities connected to everything  you read online it makes it easy for others to see what you find interesting.

The reason I took a long break from Facebook in the past is because it got to consuming and to  overwhelming.  It is hard to keep up.  I mean, one of my friend went on a trip to the Grand Canyon and posted a gazillion photos, I went to the Great Wall and felt obligated to share a gazillion and 1 photos.  It took the fun out of the real life activities I was participating in because I had to make sure I had the best pics, stories and antidotes for my Facebook friends.  It was exhausting.

But, I am back and will be smarter about it.  If you would like to be my friend, go check me out.  I am the Sydney Aaliyah in China.  Head on over, but just don’t make me feel guilty for not posting 400 photos of my visit with my nephews.

Besides, I only took 350.

New Followers

Before I get to my new followers I would like to pose a questions to everyone: What would you rather have new followers or comments on blog post? Let’s discuss.

New followers, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Next Weeks Schedule

Monday – Junowrimo Participant Interview – A.M. Schultz

Tuesday – Movie Quotes

Wednesday – What Would You Do that if it Could Get you This – Cosmo Article Inspired Blog Post – can’t wait to share.

Friday – Junowrimo Participant Interview – Morgan Hyde

Sunday – My Weekly Update

*Continue to check out Sydney Aaliyah Writes for my daily JuNoWriMo updates.  I hit 50,000 words last week and then some.  I hope to have over 70,000 words by the end of June.

17 thoughts on “New Award, New to Facebook, Again & New Followers

  1. Thank you very much for the mention! I’m thrilled when anyone reads my little blog, much less follows it. I appreciate the honor 🙂

  2. Congrats the the award! I know how you feel about Facebook. Still, I love it more than any other social media site. It’s been a long weekend, so I don’t know if I understand your question. New followers or comments? Could we get both? With fries and a shake?

    1. I love both, but I haven’t been getting a lot of comments on post. But, I have consistently gotten new followers each week. I could be over analyzing the situation, but I like the interaction that happens on other sites. Is my content not comment worthy?

      1. I think your content is comment worthy. Sometimes people like to read, but not comment. You post often and on a variety of subjects, so keep posting and the comments will come. Somedays you’ll get more than others, it’s just the nature of the beast. I think it’s sweet that you give a shout out to your new followers and was thinking that might be a cool thing to do.

  3. Thanks Tameri. I will keep at it. I am having too much fun. I did try to have a more focused blog at one time, but it’s not how my mind work. So, I will continue to post stuff that I want to read about. Fame and fortune will come later. Haha.

      1. I think that’s a good way to look at it. I’m usually shy about commenting (trying to get better about that). And sometimes I don’t have time to both read and come up with an intelligent sounding comment. But it doesn’t mean I’m not reading the posts. 🙂

      2. I agree with that. It would take forever to read, comment and edit yourself, but you don’t want to sound like an idiot either. I get your point. That’s why I decided not to worry about it and just do my thing.

  4. Congrats on the blog award – you certainly deserve it! =) And thank you for passing it on to me. This truly made my day and I feel really honored that I am up there with so many other fantastic blogger-writers whom I relate to (I’m obsessed with Smartfood popcorn, and I’m from NC as well!).

    By the way, I love how organized you are with your blog schedule! I would never be able to keep up with a schedule like that, as I tend to be sporadic with my posts since I’m so busy. Kudos to you!

    1. Thanks Wendy. You totally deserve the award. The schedule I only commit to it one week at a time, but it has been doable so far. I have to have a schedule or I wouldn’t get anything done.

  5. First off, congratulations on receiving the Beautiful Blogger award yourself! Secondly, congratulations to my fellow nominees! Lastly, thank you for including me in your nomination! I feel so very honored. Hope I don’t let you down 😉

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