Encouraging Thunder Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Encouraging Thunder Blogger Award by Sylvia Heike. She is a fantasy & science fiction writer from Finland. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in: freeze frame fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, Molotov Cocktail (Flash Fury Winner 2015), and other publications. Her blog is devoted to encouraging people to follow their love of writing and not give up,
The Encouraging Thunder is an award for people who have mastered their purpose.
What can you do with the Encouraging Thunder award?
  • Post it on your blog or social media account
  • Grant others with the award
What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:
  • Enjoy the award
  • Thank the person who has nominated you
  • Mention your purpose in blogging/social media

My purpose in blogging and social media

I kind of just like to talk. Social media allows me a constant outlet for the stuff bubbling up within me at all hours, and I hope most of it is worth sharing. Part of it is my class clown nature (I love to see people smile), but there's also part of me that really wants to help people and solve problems. I love to host writers on my blog and let them share their work. I like to write posts that help people learn to do something better or maybe just make them look at it another way. Oh yeah, maybe that will work for me. 

I think a lot of people don't try things because they are afraid and spend a lot of time planning and preparing instead of just doing it. I'm the poster child for under-planning. I'll jump in like an idiot and just start pushing buttons. It's just how I learn, but I also love writing about what I learn while doing it, so maybe people can read and see, "Huh, even though she totally bluffed her way through that, it ended up okay. Maybe I can do that too." 

I want to spread a little light. I'm a Christian but I'm not very good about talking about religious stuff. Mainly because I can't be serious for more than three minutes before the class clown takes over and makes a joke. Spreading joy, though, is a big part of what I believe. There needs to be more joy in the world. I'd like for people to know that's part of who I am and how I see the world. 


Now it's my turn, folks. These are people I have found to be helpful or willing to help or innovative about spreading the blogging love. Check out their blogs!
I nominate: