Quill Commander Award by Dronstad

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🌺Now let’s begin.
The purpose of this award is to promote patriotism. Along with it, this reward is created to unify bloggers from different countries through tolerance and appreciation of their nationality. We are already unified by our love for writing and reading, so this is a token of that love.

🌺 Roll of Honours
I feel honoured and privileged for getting nominated for another award by the lovely Ankita. She has uniqueness and freshness in her writing, a peachy inspirational lady that writes in such a way that draws you deeper into a coven of thoughts and reflections. I would encourage you all to visit her beautiful blog.

🌺The rules are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link of their blog
2. List the rules of the award
3. Post a photo of your National flag and anthem
4. Leave a favorite quote
5. Nominate a few loyal bloggers

🌺(Optional rules: General Dronstad is the creator of this award. You can link him to the Award, and decorate your blog with the “Dronstad Wings” 😀😀)

🌺 Below is my favourite verse

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🌺Below is a photo of my National Flag and Anthem.

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🌺 I follow a lot of wonderful blogs with rich and beautiful content. Nevertheless, my strategy for the nomination is based on blogs with lower follower-ship. Hence, I nominate:

🌺 Covert Novelist

🌺 All About Me LP

🌺 Walk With God

🌺 Clumsy and Silly

🌺 Bajezen

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Mystery Blogger Award & Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Dronstadblog for the Mystery Blogger Award, and I was nominated by Tachispeaks for the Versatile Blogger Award. I want to express my thanks to both of them for their thoughtful gestures and kind words. Dronstad (or General as we call him) writes with passion and insight about war. His blog is always a good reminder to me of how tenacious I should be with my own convictions. Tachispeaks brings nature, the sea, the sand and all its glorious beauties to us. Please let’s all check out their blogs and enjoy their inspirational insights.

The rules are basically the same-
* Feature the award logo/image on your post
* List the rules
* Thank the blogger that nominated you
* Tell the readers 3 things about yourself
* Answer the questions provided
* Nominate 10-15 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog
* Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird/funny question (specify)
* Share and link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:
1. My name Obioma. The literal translation is heart (obi), good (oma) = “heartgood”; the inverse (which makes more sense) is “good heart”. Other variations is kind-heart, good-mind, kind-soul, it can also mean happiness and joy to an extent.
2. I love music. I have a good ear for music and sometimes my inspiration to write comes when I listen to music. I currently have at least 300 downloaded songs on my phone.
3. I’m a Formula One fan. It’s actually the only sports I follow closely. I’ve been a fan since 2008 when Hamilton won his first Championship. My team is Mercedes because my favourite racing F1 driver is Lewis Hamilton. Other drivers I support include Alonso, Bottas, Massa, Ricciardo and Lance Stroll.

The questions I was asked:
1. What were you like as a child? As a child, I was the quiet one. Didn’t talk much but was very observant. I kind of noticed things that other kids wouldn’t normally see.
2. What is your favourite dish? My favourite dish is one of my native food- it’s called Vegetable Soup. It’s a traditional dish that consists of lots of 3 different vegetables.
3. What is your favourite vacation destination? My favourite holiday destination would be Paris. Would love to go there one day.
4. What makes you feel accomplished? I feel accomplished when I do what I’m supposed to do. When I do little things like teach, or write or any project I set out to do.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you? Weird indeed. Well, I think my weapon of choice will depend on how bad the person is. But I’m learning to love everyone regardless. Love is always the best weapon.

My Nominees. There are many beautiful blogs out there but I want to use this opportunity to recognise new bloggers and encourage them.

1. https://everythingbylauren.wordpress.com
2. http://allaboutmelp.com
3. https://sharinggodsstory.net/
4. https://thebenlessard.com
5. https://aimglobal541.wordpress.com
6. https://shubhu23.wordpress.com
7. https://pcblogscom.wordpress.com
8. https://moosmosis.org
9. https://bookmeetsgirlblog.com
10. https://www.musingican.com/blog/
11. https://boywithcurlhair.wordpress.com
12. https://refilldiaries.wordpress.com/
13. https://issuesfromtheheart.com/

These are your questions-
1. What were you like as a child?
2. What is your favourite dish?
3. What is your favourite vacation destination?
4. Describe a perfect moment with a loved one.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you?

Thank you for all your support on my blog. I’m truly grateful.
#Shalom.

The Real Neat Blog Award

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I have been nominated Adventures Of A Busy Mom for the Real Neat Blog Award! If you haven’t checked out her blog, please go ahead and do so. She is such an amazing writer, a very creative and devoted Christian mum and wife, with a cheerful, charming and charismatic personality. I always enjoy reading her posts.

Thank you very much for your nomination and I also thank everyone who has been reading, commenting, following, and supporting my blog. God bless you all immensely in every way.

Here are the rules for the “Real Neat Blog Award
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc).
6. Ask your nominees 7 questions.

These are questions I was asked:

1. What is the main reason as to why you started blogging?
I started blogging because I love writing, I’m in love with words. And I’d love nothing more but to share my faith and inspire others through my words.

2. Explain one personality trait that gets you into trouble sometimes.
My forgetfulness. I forget a lot. If I don’t set a reminder, then be assured, I’ll forget it. From forgotten appointments to burnt foods, I’ve learnt to constantly use my phone reminder.

3. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Been a mother. Despite health challenges, having my two beautiful boys is the best thing God could ever give me.

4. Who inspires you?
First, Christ inspires me and my daily prayer is to be more like Him.
Secondly, my husband. He’s so mature and much more cool headed than I am.

5. If you could have chosen a profession other than your own, what would it be?
Architecture. I love drawing, designing and I love arts.

6. What item is at the top of your “bucket list”?
To publish my first book.

7. Share with us your favorite quote?
Not a quote but 2 scripture verses: “Nothing is impossible with God”, “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined”.

My nominees are:
Frank Morelli
Words in the Light
Fearless
Tachispeaks
Christina Apociask
Benjamin Lessard
Dronstad Blog

My questions for the nominees are:

1. What is the main reason as to why you started blogging?
2. Explain one personality trait that gets you into trouble sometimes.
3. What is your proudest accomplishment?
4. Who inspires you?
5. If you could have chosen a profession other than your own, what would it be?
6. What item is at the top of your “bucket list”?
7. Share with us your favorite quote?

God bless you all. Shalom. 🌺🌺💝💝

Lovely Blog Award

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Thanks to Adoption- Happiness is egg shaped for this beautiful award. I’ve been quite busy of late hence, I’ve not had time to do this.

Please if for those nominated, the rules are on the featured picture.

7 Facts About Myself: 

1. My name is Obioma pronounced /oabeeurma/. It means good heart or kind heart.
2. I love writing, drawing, reading and watching movies. I enjoy espionage and thriller novels/movies.
3. My favourite sports are Formula 1 Racing and I support Mercedes #teamhamiltonbottas and athletics.
4. I became a believer on the 23rd November, 1996. And have not regretted knowing Christ ever since.
5. I am from Nigeria, from the Eastern part or the Igbo tribe.
6. My name is Obioma pronounced /oabeeurma/. It means good heart or kind heart.
7. I live in the U.K and work with adults with learning disabilities, autism and dementia.

My nominees are:

1. https://adventuresofabusymom.com/
2. Dronstad
3. https://galen911.net/
4. https://criesfromanunkemptgarden.wordpress.com/
5. https://fearlessinjesuschrist.wordpress.com/
6. https://pipersadventures.blog/
7. https://frankmorelliwrites.com/
8.
https://heyhillaryjane.wordpress.com/
9. https://issuesfromtheheart.com/
10. https://pureglory.net/
11. https://onestoneaway.com/
12. 
https://notestowomen.wordpress.com/
13. 
https://justbrittanymoments.wordpress.com/

The blogging community is a wonderful place to be and glad to be part of it. God bless you all.

Nominations & Awards

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📌First I will start by saying a massive thank you to New Ideas and Inspirations and Clumsyandsilly  for their recognitions and nominations of the above awards! I’m truly happy that you have enjoyed my tales and ramblings. I am encouraged by your act of kindness and I pray my posts will continue to captivate your interests.
Also, I say a big thank you to everyone who has been following my blogs so far. Thank you for your comments and criticisms, your jokes and arguments, they have indeed elevated and innervated my writing.

📌Please let’s check out the blog posts of thers prolific Bloggers and enjoy their play with words. Please don’t deny yourself this great opportunity to be inspired by their posts.

📌In addition to the Bloggers I recognised in my earlier post The Blogger Recognition Award, I will like recognise and nominate these wonderful talented Bloggers. I have enjoyed and been inspired by their posts:

1. Writers Envy
2. Fyre Works
3. My Struggling Heart
4. Debbie Gravett
5. Wordsareallihavesite
6. Thoughts of Words
7. 
susiesopinions
8. Fearlessinjesuschrist

Thank you very much everyone. Pls check my earlier blog The Blogger Reconition Award for more details. Please accept this shorter version of the nomination rules.

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The Blogger Recognition Award

📌First I will start by saying a massive thank you to Thoughts of an Introvert for nominating my blog for The Blogger Recognition Award! Honestly, I’m truly happy and elated that you have enjoyed my tales and ramblings. I am encouraged by your act of kindness and I pray my posts will continue to captivate your interests.
Also, I say a big thank you to everyone who has been following my blogs so far. Thank you for your comments and criticisms, your jokes and arguments, they have indeed elevated and innervated my writing.

📌Please let’s check out the blog posts of Thoughts of an Introvert. This writer is truly a writer at heart; very inspiring and thought provoking posts. Though new on this forum, he displays a rare motivational quality that connects him with his readers. Please don’t deny yourself this great opportunity to be inspired by his posts.

📌The 6 Golden Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 10-15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

📌 How did this journey start?
I’ve been writing informally since I was a teenager. I had a little book of poems, I wrote a short children’s story, I wrote drama skits for my drama group in church and I researched and wrote about the history of my local church which I read to everyone on our Church’s 10th anniversary. These are just some of them. I kind of stopped for a while though I was writing little snippets and excerpts on social media. Well, last year one of my close friends who must have noticed my flair for writing began to nudge me to write more. He introduced me to WordPress and consistently pestered me despite my unwillingness to go public. I finally agreed and started a WordPress account and… here I am today.

I’m thrilled and I am grateful to God that I took that bold step to write more, especially on this platform because I have noticed a tremendous improvement in my writing skills. I have met wonderful, exceptional and prolific writers who I keep looking up to for inspiration and motivation. More importantly, I have met lots of good people here, who I may never see face to face,but who like me, hope to make a difference in our worlds through writing.

📌My advice for new bloggers:
1. Be yourself– Find out what suits you and follow your heart. Don’t write to get comments, don’t write to get likes, write because that’s what you want to write, write because you love writing. Write as the inspiration comes even though they don’t make sense, then correct it when the flow stops. Write to connect with your reader, to strike a chord in their heart. When the inspiration is not there, don’t force it. Wait for it, it will come.

2. You are part of a community- Spend time to read other people’s post, comment and share your thoughts with fellow writers. Read and be inspired but remain true to your own style of writing.

3. Modify your website to suit your style. Check out other bloggers and learn from their sites. Make friends, be nice, be courteous, don’t judge.

📌I follow a lot of exceptional and talented writers because I have a very exploratory and inquisitive mind. I’d like to recognize and nominate some of them below in no particular order:

Peter Gardner Psalms
Let the Light In
Unbolt Me
Ayoka
Elaine’s Journey of Spiritual Awakening
Art, Poetry and Insight ~ KAM
Joanna Lynn’s blog
Words on Empty Ears
Beauty Beyond Bones
Eddaz
My Art and Me
Insanity At Its Best
Giggles & Tales
Autism In Our Nest
The Road To There
Heavens Sunshine

📌Lastly to everyone, I’m happy I took this step, you all are truly an inspiration and a motivation to me. I have enjoyed your posts because you are all exceptional writers, each one unique in his/her own way. Let us continue doing what we love doing best- Writing.
God bless you all
#Shalom💝
P.S I don’t know whether there is a real award but I think this is just a way to acknowledge and encourage each blogger. It’s like a pat in the back.

WORK BECOMES PLAY WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO

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