Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nomination and Nominees for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hey hey!

I just wanna thank Debbie from Black Doll Collecting for nominating me for this award. I am just humbled and very thankful to be participating in this fun activity along with our friends in the blogging community! Hugs to you, Debbie!

Got this from her!
So, basically we are to follow a few rules as to how we accept this nomination. 
Here they are:

1. Create a blog post.
2. In the post, thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to her site.
3. Place a logo of the award and link it to where you got it from.
4. Answer the ten questions she asked you.
5. Nominate ten bloggers.
6. Come up with your own ten questions for your nominees to answer.

Okay, done with requirements 1 to 3.
Here are my answers to Debbie's ten questions.

1) When did you publish your first blog?
Would you believe I have a handful of blogs? But the one I considered the first ever “blog” I made was that geocities one in 2003, which was a repository of my digital drawings. That geocities url is not anymore accessible now so let me just consider the following as my first ever: - which I ran between 2007 and 2009. It’s funny when you’re 27 and you feel like you have a lot to tell the world. But, really, you’re just one of the kids. Ha ha! 

2) What inspires you to write a new post?
I wanted to share everything that I find informative or entertaining =)

3) Other than your blog, what else do you write?
Oh, I don’t write much recently. 

Currently, I run the following: - another art repository - You are here. LOL. - my attempts to document my indiepreneurship  (initially called 53weekstobliss, to document my venture to illustration )

But I used to write multiple blogs back then! LOL! 
Here are some with some fun content in them (at least to me) =D - 2010 to 2011 (my rants) - 2010 (my sketches) - 2010 to 2011 (my early sewing days) - 2010 to 2011 (my short love affair with makeup)

4) Has any of your other writing been published?
I used to edit for a trade magazine back in 2005-2007 so I guess that counts? tee-hee. 

5) How long have you been a collector?
Technically, since I was a child I had been collecting lots of stuff, including dolls.

6) List everything you enjoy collecting?

Dolls and accessories, miniatures, books, notebooks and sketchbooks, tiny containers, fabrics, fashion magazines, pens, pencils, makeup and skincare.

7) How do others feel about your collection?
With dolls, they find it odd. The rest would seem normal to them =D

8) If you could purchase anything you enjoy collecting, what would it be and why?
I’d like to collect beach houses, not necessarily in an island =D I love the beach, the sand, the alone time for thinking and doing things without distraction. =)

9) Please share anything about yourself that you would like your readers to know?
I used to be a straight A student that rebelled from it all =)

10) Share one thing about yourself that would surprise most people? 
That I made my own graphic books when I was in grade school, and published my own comic books in my mid-teen years? 

I really had fun answering these questions, Debbie! Now, I hope my questions will be fun for my nominees, too!

I am excited to hear what these girls - my nominees, who I really enjoy chatting with here (of course that includes Debbie, too but I can't nominate her anymore...) will have to say via my questions:

Here go my questions, dollies... Please just have fun answering them like we're having a doll day or something.. 

1. What prompted you to create your first blog?
2. If this blog was about your passion, what were your intentions in the first few posts?
3. How did your blog evolve from day 1 to now?
4. Please list down if you have other blogs, both from the past and now.
5. How do you see your main blog (if you maintain several) in the next five years?
6. How has the blogging community helped shape your main blog to what it is today?
7. What other topics or collections would you want to feature in your future posts?
8. How do you want the blogging community become a much better place for bloggers, especially women?
9. What if the Internet still hasn’t kicked off today and of course, blogging is still unborn, what could have been your means of sharing what you feel needs to be shared to the world?
10. Finally, tell us about yourself in one sentence.

I hope my questions aren't boring or challenging you... And for your post, no rush, okies? 
I think the purpose of this too is to keep the blogging community alive and fun, don't you think?

Okies.. I'm gonna go head to these ladies' blogs now and let them know of their nomination..

hugs, happy weekend and chat with you next time, loves!

s h a s h a


  1. I really enjoyed your answers, Shasha. They allowed me to get to know a bit more about you and how talented and creative you really are. Like you, I enjoy alone time. We also obviously both enjoy writing.

    I didn't realize you were a serial blogger (multiple blogs)! Wow... that must keep you very busy.

    Your nominees are well deserving of the award. I hope they will follow through and answer the wonderful and interesting questions you posed. My favorite of your questions is #9: What if the Internet still hasn’t kicked off today and of course, blogging is still unborn, what could have been your means of sharing what you feel needs to be shared to the world?

    That gives me something to actually ponder.

    Thanks again for following through.


    1. Wow, thanks so much, Debbie... I had a really fun time re-visiting my past "blogs" or should I say diaries (since I didn't have community with those) through your questions. I could say I was a serial blogger but I didn't really gave it much thought to have a community, rather I just did those things for myself.

      Alone time is a wonderful gift to yourself. I would love some time for myself, but as a 30-something mother, wife and self-employed person, I guess I couldn't afford it for now.

      Yes, I would really love to hear what you guys think of the questions I presented.. and if you have time, please share your ideas on #9... It would be exciting how creative people can get as it would be challenging not to have the Internet, right? Oh, geez! That question has got me thinking too, now hahaha!

      Thanks again, Deb. It really was fun!

  2. Shasha, wow, I learned a lot new about you reading this post. I did not realize you maintained so many other blogs, but I will definitely check them out! Thank you for the nomination. Even though I already participated in this, I might give it another go as your questions are so different from the ones I was asked originally. They are very provocative, so it will take me some time to think about them!

    1. Hi Phyllis... yes, I did see your nomination post and I am happy to know more about you especially that you have survived the big C. Go, girl!

      Yes, please take your time to answer those questions because I think they help us rethink our blogging goals.. I actually drafted those questions for myself so I guess I'll be having future posts answering them =)

      Thanks again, Phyllis! Hugs!

  3. Hey Shasha, thank you for nominating me! I was tagged before, but I love your questions! Very different and interesting. It's great to know more about you, you are so creative and versatile, a true artist in your heart! Thanks for sharing :-)! Big hugs xxx

    1. Oh, Linda... thank you so much... Yes, I've seen your nomination post and it was awesome to hear you wanted to visit Asia.. We can go to Japan together some time and check out BJDs! Geeez - that's when I have accumulated enough travel and doll funds because they are pricey! LOL!

      If you have the time, you can post something that you think you like to talk about from among the questions.. Would love to hear what you have to say =)

      Thanks again, Linda..

  4. Thanks for nominating me, Shasha! Since I've been collecting before the collector explosion on the WWW and the Internet, I can answer your question briefly here: I bought doll magazines and subscribed to snail mailed doll newsletters. Barbie was not as entrenched in the collecting world. Fewer people focused on mainly playscale as do today. Postal mail and long-distance phone calls ruled. Things went slower.

    Thanks for sharing these interesting stories about you ;-)

    1. Wow I remember seeing those quaterly doll magazines from second-hand bookstores when I was in college and I was fascinated by non-Barbie ones!

      Postal mail was slow but it sure was very sincere, no?

      Thanks much, D7ana =)

  5. Hello from Spain: congratulations about your nomination.I really enjoyed your answers, I am happy for you nominating me!. Very happy. Thank you very much for your prize. Keep in touch

    1. Hi Marta! I'm glad you liked the idea, too! I had fun answering Deb's questions and I hope you will enjoy answering mine, too! Hugs!

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    1. Awww.. grandmommy --- thank you very much... I hope you enjoyed this post =)

  7. Wow! I want to go and read all of your blogs now. I love the titles of some of your older blogs. How impressive that you did your own comic books! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed learning more about you.


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