Brilliant Liebster Award

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Got nominated for this brilliant blog award, The Liebster Award. Thank you, The Dream Girl Writes. I got one of these when I started out with this blog. At the time I didn’t follow that many blogs. Most of the blogs I follow now already have this award so it won’t be easy to find that many blogs to give this award to. So I apologise if I don’t really follow all these rules.

THE RULES:

  1. Mention and acknowledge the blog that nominated you, and display the award logo.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you gave you.
  3. Tell 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate between 5-12 blogs.
  5. Also, make sure to notify these bloggers of their nomination.
  6. Finally, give them 11 questions to answer.

The Questions from The Dream Girl Writes

1. If you had a pet or want to have a pet what would it be, it’s name and why?

I always loved bunnies. They were the only animals I wasn’t afraid to touch. If I had one, finding a name would be hard. It depends on what it looked and what kind of personality they would have. Loki would be kind of fun though. I’m really into characters from movies or TV.

2. What is the dumbest way you have injured yourself?

I don’t know dumbest but I did sit with my legs crossed in 1994 and then I couldn’t straighten my left leg. I had to have my knee operated to get it back to normal. It was an injury athlete usually get and I’m not one.

3. What are your hobbies?

Cycling, writing fanfiction, photography and blogging of course

4. If you got to know you had only 48 hours to live, what would you do and why?

Cry that I’m gonna die. When I’ve done with that, I probably take all my money from the bank and travel to the mountains of Switzerland. I would talk to everyone I meet and if I meet really nice people, we would laugh a lot. Build snowmen, have snowball fights. I love snow so I would make the most of my last hours.

5. One dream of yours you wish it would come true.

Date Tom Hiddleston. But seriously. Getting a job is my current dream.

6. Favourite TV show?

Game of thrones, BBC Sherlock and British comedies

7. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?

Is it that late already?

8. What would you do if you were stranded in a island with your ex?

Who the hell are you? Get off my island. I would say.

9. What makes you happy?

Music and comedies. Watching movies I’ve seen a lot of times. Happy people.

10. What do you think when you look into the mirror?

I try to avoid mirrors. I only look in them when I do my morning routines.

11. All time favourite song?

I have so many. The world is full of awesome songs. The 80’s is the best. Especially Duran Duran who still makes great music. I hate the new stuff that is around now.

11 facts:

  1. I don’t like reading books
  2. When I was a child I pretended to have a radio show. I still have that tape somewhere
  3. I love winter
  4. I like animals but I don’t like to touch them
  5. My relatives are all money hungry so I don’t keep in touch with them
  6. I’m a Gemini and an introvert
  7. I call my mobile Hayden after the actor Hayden Christensen
  8. I have dark blue eyes
  9. I’ve been to Finnish Lapland since I was 2 months old. Haven’t been there for years though
  10. I learn best when I do things rather than reading about it
  11. I love watching sport. Especially icehockey

Nominations:

Breaking the rules here. Anyone who reads this post. Followers or not. Feel free.

My Questions:

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. Who’s your favourite actors/actresses?
  3. Do you sing in the shower?
  4. How many languages can you speak? Say at least one word of it and what it means.
  5. Mac or PC?
  6. What was your dream job as a child?
  7. What’s your favourite band or artist?
  8. Do you watch Marvel movies? If so which is your favourite?
  9. What’s your secret skill?
  10. Do you use sugar and milk in your coffee or tea?
  11. What smell do you hate and love?

Phew that was kind of a long post. I hope you all didn’t fall asleep. This is the end of this ‘brilliant’ post.

Hidden followers

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Sometimes I think social media is useless. I have followers but they seem to be hidden. I rarely get any reaction from followers. It doesn’t matter if it’s Facebook or Twitter, it’s always the same. It’s different with WordPress and I even prefer it because of that. I wonder why do I waste my time on posting on social media. It feels like I’m talking to a wall. My followers post things I don’t care about. I don’t give a toss about who they follow or where they go on holiday. They don’t seem to care about anything I post there. Do they expect me to care about their posts when they don’t even care about mine? I get more reactions from people who don’t follow me.

It feels like I have nothing in common with people I follow. The only thing that we do, is F1. I don’t watch it anymore even if I do know what’s going on in the sport. They are like friends you had in school when you were a kid but when you meet them years later, nothing is the same anymore. I used to read other people’s posts on social media but now I just keep scrolling through them. Facebook has become a bit irritating. When my follower liked someone else’s post, you can see it too. If it’s only a few then it would be alright but there’s a lot of them. I don’t know those people so I don’t want to see who changed their profile photo or who got married. Also when people share articles in a foreign language, I don’t care about it. It’s not my follower’s fault, it’s just the way it works these days.

I see people starting to follow me on Twitter but then unfollow again. What’s the point in that? Did they press the follow button by mistake? Maybe it’s a bot and not real people. If they were real, I would get some reactions. It seems I only attract silent people. I’m trying to post with the attitude that, I’m gonna post things even if no one is seeing it. I don’t post nonsense like a lot of other people do on social media. When people post selfies, I always scroll past them. I don’t care if they’re famous or not. I hate selfies and I avoid them like plague. It’s unbelievable how much crap people post on social media. The best way is to ignore it altogether. I have self-respect and don’t need approval from strangers. If social media died, I wouldn’t miss it. What I would miss, is blogging.

My followers on social media don’t seem to care about my blog. I don’t think sharing on social media helps me to get my blog out there. How many of you have found it through that? I don’t think no one has. Followers come elsewhere. If my blog was a business, it wouldn’t succeed because for me sharing on social media is like being in space, no one can hear you scream. Luckily it’s just a hobby and it’s not relying on followers. It feels like there’s some kind of curse hanging over me. No one is seeing me in real life and no one is seeing me online. People know my existence but they don’t really see me. I don’t take it personally though. I’m used to it. I don’t believe you can get very far by posting things online because there’s so much out there. People are very choosy. They only get interested in shocking news or something that is out of the ordinary. The Internet is mostly for people who like attention and if you nothing special to offer, you’ll be left alone. Fortunately, there are people who don’t need that much popularity. If they can at least please or help one person, that’s enough for them.

I don’t mind hidden followers. If I stopped following people on social media, there wouldn’t be anyone left. I can understand my posts might not be as interesting to others as it is for me. If someone at least once shows some reaction, I don’t use social media in vain. I’m a modest person and I don’t need much to keep me satisfied. I’m one of those who people who’re happy to affect at least one person. If it’s with my writing or my photographs. It also helps me go through life by making someone else happier. It’s cheaper than going to a therapist. You know what they say, if you scratch my back, I scratch yours. That helping itch will never go away.

 

Tallenna

Tallenna