I Used to Think People Here Are Mean But Now I’m Happy to Accept An Award :)

There is a certain ecstasy one experiences when he finds a special connection with another writer’s poetry, stories, other writings, or even photography, upon consuming it. When I started out on WordPress, I never thought that such would be the treasures I will find—­­people I can share with, passion for words, life and faith, no matter how far across the globe they are. Super precious!

Thus, I’m really thankful to have been reminded by WordPress a 6 days ago, of 7 years of blogging! It’s my 7th year anniv on WordPress! Oh yeah! I used to think that the Internet is a scary place to be “in,” but now I know, that the WordPress community is an exception. 🙂 To all the real “likes” as well as the “courtesy likes” on my blog, if there’s such a thing, thank you. For all the “real” follows and the “self-promotion–motivated follows,” thank you! Thank you for making yourself known in order for me to discover your precious websites and meaningful writing.

I am, admittedly, quite a self-centered person. Blogging in a community like this, has taught me to sort of step out of my little world and start listening and appreciating what other writers have got to say about life. It has also encouraged me a lot in terms of my writing, especially when people appreciate my work. Yey. So in line with this, I would like to thank amandalyle1986 of insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. See nomination here. Years back, I had always turned down awards but this one seems to worth a try (?); it came from someone whose blog I’m already following. I don’t really know what it means to accept this nomination or award, nonetheless, I feel honored to be nominated by someone whose writings I immensely admire! So thank you, Amanda. You’re awesome. 🙂

According to amandalyle1986, I should do the following to “accept” the award:

Rules for accepting this Liebster:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you (Moi!)
  • Either, write a small poem – less than 30 words – describing your blog and/or you, or alternatively,  Choose five things/people to banish to ROOM 101.
  • Nominate 3 worthy fellow bloggers and post a comment on their blog informing them they are nominated/awarded.

I really like “Choose five things to banish” because there are a couple I’d like to banish right now. But I might become too emotional about banishing them that this blog post might shift into R18, so let me just write a small poem! I do not like describing my blog so maybe I can change the rules a bit! Thanks Amanda for saying we can change the rules! 😀

So I’ll write a poem, instead, about the things I want to banish. But it’s not less than 30 words! New rules, remember?:

License to Kill

One mosquito
And and three bites
Rashes burn
Like temper turning dynamite

One little pester
Buzzing ’round
You wish to zap it dead
But you could hardly
Follow its sound!

Switch the lights on
Interrupt the peaceful night
Writing poetry’s
Turned into a hunter’s plight

Breath a deep one
See it from your squinting eyes
As high speed motion blurs

You’ve entered ninja mode
And a second turns to tree
You hit it with clenched fingers
Blood! And victory 😉

Don’t hate me
Writing poetry gives me license to kill

(Disclaimer: I’m not mean towards insects and animals. This poem is fictional and just for fun. It does not express my sentiment towards mosquitoes, okay? Cheers!)

And here are my nominations… There are several blogs I love to read, but these ones are some of my faves:

The Sexy Celibate


Leaf and Twig



I don’t know why it only has to be three. So if you’re on the lookout for more poetry, do check out these blogs as well!


Max Miller Poetry

Ah so there we go, I’m done with my duties for this post. See you all next time and have a great week!

❤ riz