Liebster award

I am still pretty fresh on the blogging scene here on wordpress but it was nice to be nominated for something. I was nominated by Apple Rae for a Liebster Award and she commented about it on one of my blogs this morning. It instantly felt great! Thanks a lot for that Apple. I enjoy your blog and it has a pretty distinct flavour to the content. The plots are mostly women centric and a pretty good read leaving you always in a state of ‘what happens next?’. Also it must be said that Apple is one of the earliest followers of my blog. She read the first couple of poems I published online and I thank her for taking the time to read and comment on my posts.

What’s the Liebster Award?:

It’s an award in which bloggers nominate other bloggers for showing respect to their works and their dedication. It’s an appreciation and recognition for all the fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere.

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and links back to her blog.

2. Answering 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.

3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the awards and write them 11 questions.

4. List the rules and display the Liebster award logo in your post on your blog.

For Rule #1:

Thanks again Apple for nominating me and reading my poems days after day. 🙂

For Rule #2:

Questions:

If you’re given a round trip ticket for free and you can choose any country, what will that be and why?

I guess Cambodia. Why? Because Lara Croft had too much fun there and I really want to explore Angkor Wat and the entire temple complex surrounding it.

What is your best physical asset?

My hands. I can paint with them, write, sketch, carve, type, punch, caress… pretty much everything!

Hot shower or cold shower? And why?

Hot shower. Hot water droplets stinging your body in a painful sweet way is almost orgasmic. 😉
But I’d say hot shower with someone you love on a cold morning.
Hot shower after workout.
Hot shower before bed.
Hot shower for no reason.
Yes, I’m practically a fish!

What/Who inspired you to start your blog and what/who inspires you everyday to keep on writing?

I was feeling really low to the point of questioning the point of my existence the day I wrote my first poem Suicide Note.
I was depressed beyond expression that day. I realized that day that no matter how much art and creativity there is inside of me, things unsaid will just remain unsaid if I die tonight. So I realized I needed to start putting my writing out there.

I had been reading a lot of Charles Bukowski, listening to a lot of Alan Watts and Les Brown for a few months before this poetry writing phase came along. I was trying to find reason in all of this chaos that my life has more or less been for the past couple of years. It’s a transition phase where I am finally picking up the courage to start doing the stuff I always wanted to do.

So I tried my hand at a youtube channel that never worked out. I am also working on a couple of manuscripts on the side but novel writing is a long drawn task. It’ll be a while before I can hope to become a published author. I also started two blogs before this one on different mediums that I never found the dedication to stick to because they bored the crap out of me and I wanted to start something that could just be ME. I guess I’m ME when I’m motivating people and writing poetry. It almost feels like being the peaceful warrior.

If I can touch even one life significantly with even a single line of any of my poems and push him to his goal, save him from suicide or stop him from giving up, I think I would have done a pretty good job.

Name your top 5 favorite books of all time.

1 Anna Karenina  by Leo Tolstoy
2 The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
3 The Five People You Meet In Heaven  by Mitch Albom
4 An Equal Music  by Vikram Seth
5 Tie for the last spot between Kit Hunter (The Wild One)  by Peter Grey and Call of The Wild  by Jack London

If you’re going to be a teacher or a professor, what will you teach?

Definitely History. Probably history of Art and Culture. Yeah!

If you won a million dollar today, what will be the first thing you’ll buy and why? 

If I won a million dollars I’d buy myself a good laptop and camera and give the rest away to a couple of charities. Probably one to save wildlife and the other one to feed the hungry and the homeless.

Define a good writing style or a great blog post.

It has to be engaging. I think there has to be an element of suspense in everything you write and then BAM! hit the reader with emotions he didn’t know he could feel or even had! lol
Oh yeah and edit edit edit.

What’s that one thing you should have done today that you procrastinated to do?

This post until now when I am finally doing it! Oh and there’s one more but I guess that’s coming out tomorrow morning! lol

Do you follow any particular diet? If yes, please share the details.

Less carbs, less sweets, lots of salad, lots of buttermilk, lots of water, 3 cups of creamy black tea a day and a strictly vegetarian diet. Keeps your skin glowing, mood peppy and bowels clean. 😉

What hurts you the most?

When people play me based on how emotional I am. I am an emotional fool and people play me on that and think they’ve accomplished something great. I even the f**k out with them later of course. Don’t hurt me I WILL remember. 😀

For Rule#3:

Here are my list of Nominees for the Liebster Award. Most of the blogs I follow have more than 2-4 thousand followers so I thought it best to nominate comparatively upcoming blogs I enjoy.

https://dilipsnaps.wordpress.com/

https://theyouthfultraveller.com/

https://elleguyence.wordpress.com/

https://semipoetry.wordpress.com/

https://ideaprovoker.wordpress.com/

Here are my 11 questions for you:

  1. If you were microscopically small what would you rather do and why?

A. Ski down a triple vanilla sundae
B. Row across a cup of hot chocolate on a marshmallow

2. Which do you prefer: Something cold to drink on a hot day or something hot to drink on a cold day?

3. Which one of the FRIENDS cast is your favourite and why?

4. If money was not a problem what profession would you choose?

5. Why did you start blogging? What keeps you going?

6. List 5 things on your work table.

7. Describe your favourite piece of clothing? How long have you had it?

8. Which is your most treasured childhood memory?

9. Who is your idol? (It could even be a fictional character)

10. Which according to you is your most under rated blog post that should have gotten wayyyy more likes than it has?

11. Complete this sentence using at least 4 words:

Life is not merely………….

So there! I’ll be waiting patiently for the nominees’ response to this. Thank you very much.

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Jay Kaushal Life And Wellness

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