In the last month or so, or quite possibly longer as Blogland time seems stuck in a vortex of it’s very own sometimes, changing days into weeks and weeks into months at a whim, and before you know it you are celebrating you 43rd bloggaversary and you have just been nominated for the lifetime achievement award in your chosen blogging field. And there’s another point, the blogging crew seem to be able to multi task like mo’ fo’s, juggling blogging with full time jobs, family, and the fettish sex/carnie/fruit basket thing… but that one is more of a growing hobby. These are the people who can lead another life, parallel to their own, ready to do their bit, next generation spies for a network of like minded souls who clearly have a problem that prohibits them from putting down the metaphorical clay paint that allows them to paint their cave walls (not necessarily metaphorical as many lives of the small, hobbit-like writer are lived in confined, dark caves) for the generation’s that follow to try and decipher to demystify the ways of the ancients…
Point being, sometime recently I got nominated for a Blogland award or two (WordPress Family Award by Bernice at Dish ‘n’ the kitchen, and the Liebster Award by Dana at I’ve got cake) and I was also asked to join a Writing Process Blog Tour by Sanj from Feeding The Sonis, which are all very heartwarming and really do make me blush a little, but
1. Time can be a very highly prized commodity in these parts
2. I think too much of this award acceptance speech bollocks can get a little boring for people
3. There are not enough pictures of food in acceptance speeches. There needs to be pictures of food
So I was thinking I will try and combine them all into one, three birds one stone and that sort of business.
I think I shall answer the questions below for the blog tour thing and then I will tell you about some of my favourite surrogate half brothers and sisters in my little Blogland family, and if you need some more inside goss’ you can find it in the “award and accolades” section of this blog or pick up a Woman’s Weekly magazine from all good news agencies and supermarkets.
So with no further adieu, let’s get on with the show.
MY WRITING PROCESS BLOG TOUR
STEP ONE: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour… check
STEP TWO: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process
1) What am I working on?
Eating and drinking and I am also working on a book or three. Hopefully I’ll be able to get one sorted out in the next few weeks when I get a bit of time off work. Hopefully.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Mostly because of the language I like to use when writing. It is based around the Queens good English but with a bit of salty old sea dog thrown in for good measure. Also the metaphors and innuendo that slip into my writing from time to time… I’m sure everyone is thinking it (aren’t you?) but I just can’t stop my fingers from typing it…
3) Why do I write what I do?
It’s what my brain tells me to do and my brain is in charge of my body… some times my brain doesn’t even show me the courtesy of telling me and just does stuff anyway. I also really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really love food… a lot.
4) How does your writing process work?
I write something, if I don’t like it yet I put it in my “nearly ready” pile and move onto something else (I do have a tonne of unfinished shit clogging up my laptop at any given time… but that’s how I roll). I have a drink, and maybe write some more. I have the dictionary app on my phone (it has a great thesaurus) for when I believe I haven’t employed an acceptable level of sizeable words and I envisage the populace will think I am simple. Other than that, I think it’s the lack of process that works for me.
STEP THREE: Choose the peeps you want to nominate…
I wanted to get the lowdown on Laura’s Mess, but someone got in before me. I love the way that girl does what she does. You can still suss it out here.
Food, Photography and France is a blog about food and photos and France… surprising stuff. Anyhow, I like the way he writes, so here it is.
Dana at I’ve Got Cake is someone I find it very easy to connect with, across vast spanses of land and water, via the interweb super highway and Blogland. I’m curious, that’s all…
Patrons of the Pit are grill kings and masters of the words that make my mouth get a little moist. That should be enough to make you at least a little bit curious
AND NOW FOR THE WORDPRESS FAMILY AWARD
These are some of the blogs that I look forward to… maybe you’ll like them, maybe you won’t. I don’t mind because I’ll still love them either way…
Plus the crew from the blog tour thing. It’s probs too many but that’s OK. Check them out or don’t.