A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award by Ems over at Ems Tells. Her site, by the way, spans across categories such as mental health, blogging, sustainability, travel, and more, and is worth a follow.
It’s taken me a minute to slow down, check out the award (which essentially involves some questions and nominations), and respond with my answers. I’d never heard of this award, so this was a pleasant surprise.
After a quick search on the Google machine, I was able to identify Vincent Ehindero as a fellow writer in the writer-sphere, and I feel honored to be part of his award legacy. You can check out his site here.
So, let’s dive right into it.
1. What’s your favorite book?
One of my all-time favorites is Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. The author was my fiction workshop professor at CU Denver during my sophomore year of college, and she left a lasting impression. Besides my personal connection, this novel is brilliant, beautiful, haunting, and an instant hit. I highly recommend it.
2. If you had the resources to start a charity – what would the charity be for?
Right now, hands down, I’d contribute money to Black Lives Matter. I think I would rather amplify an existing and reputable charity that has been created by a person of color, rather than start my own.
Side note: since we’re on the topic, please check out the resources at blacklivesmatters.carrd.co to find out ways you can take action and help the Black Lives Matter movement, which might be moving past the news cycles, but needs continued support and momentum.
3. If someone told you to lock something away in a box in your head – what does the box look like?
I think it looks like a safe with a touch key pad with a retinal scanner. Interesting question!
4. What’s the best music event you’ve ever been to?
This is tough! My first Red Rocks concert was the Avett Brothers with Chad, as a birthday gift to him. It was fun and they were incredible live—definitely a memorable and wonderful experience.
5. Do you believe any conspiracy theories? If yes – which ones?
I learned about JFK’s assassination in high school, and how some of the details didn’t add up.. I remember feeding into some mafia and government conspiracy theories seeming plausible, along with the suspicion of sealed information.
That’s about the extent of my knowledge, but I sometimes think about whether or not any new information is available.
6. Which Hogwarts house would you be in?
I probably most identify as Slytherin (kind of hard to admit, lol), but there’s quite a lot of Ravenclaw in me too.
7. Why did you start blogging?
While earning my English and communications degree and running my university’s newspaper, I burned myself out with reading and writing. Badly. At heart, though, I’m a writer, and so I knew that I wanted to practice and maintain my skills after a break away from my craft.
Blogging was a natural decision, and has helped me to make many connections, friends, and life experiences that will hopefully contribute to my future authorship goals.
And my nominees are the following (fabulous) bloggers:
- Bill at A Silly Place
- Rosie at Rosie Culture
- The team behind RV on Fire
- Deandra at The Black Princess Diaries
- John over at JohnRieber.com
- Claire at Coffee with Claire
Feel free to answer the same questions I did, come up with your own, use the list I provide, or some combination of the three. 🙂
- Who is your childhood hero and why?
- What is your biggest fear/phobia?
- Do you believe it’s healthy to have regrets?
- In your opinion, is social media healthy or damaging for the future generations?
- What’s your favorite vacation destination? Or, where would you like to go?
- If you had full disclosure, what would be written on your tombstone?
- What do you do for a living?
- What’s your favorite part about blogging?
- Do you have a pet?
I can’t wait to read each of your answers!