I would like to Thank Butchcountry67 for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, I am very honored by this nomination! I’ve been blogging on WordPress.com since 2009 and have been a regular WP blog reader for even longer. I am inspired by many phenomenal writers, by the passion and the grace with which they light up my computer screen and stimulate my thoughts.
I am inspired by many other writers, some bloggers and some published in print, but here I will personally nominate 7 of my most often read online blogs with hot links to each for your convenience. I hope that you will check them out, let them know what you think, follow those that also interest you and help us to promote our online blogging community, good will, excellent writing, and most of all…freedom of speech and expression.
As a Butch identified lesbian blogger, I am partial to my other LGBT friends and cohorts who blog on WordPress and other sites, as my nomination list here reflects. I want to say to each of them here that “you inspire me daily, thank you.” Without the readership and support that I receive here on my writing I would not continue to post online. It’s become an important part of my life, and is my personal passion. Again, Thank You ButchCountry 67, and Thank YOU my readers! ~Peace~ ~MB~
The rules of this award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
Display the award on your post.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 random things about yourself.
4. Nominate other bloggers for the award.
5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.
6. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.
Soooo…7 Random Things About Me:
1. I am a Butch identified lesbian living in southern coastal Maine, and most often write from that perspective.
2. Books that have inspired me are: Grapes of Wrath, Butch is a Noun, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Five People You Meet in Heaven. I love to read. These books are about life stuff, but for recreational reading I like The Vampire Chronicles and Rita Mae Brown’s work in Ruby Fruit Jungle, just to name a couple. I prefer books that can be related to real life and I do not care much for any kind of science fiction stuff – books or movies. I love print books; books I can hold in my hands and feel the crisp pages under my touch. I pray they are not lost in the technology affray.
3. I did not “come out” to my family and straight friends until I was over 24 years old. By that time most of them had “figured it out” but some still needed to hear me say it to make it real for them. I lost very few friends, and the ones who I lost obviously were not really true friends to begin with in my opinion.
4. I served 6 years in the US Army from 1980-86 as a 63Bravo…Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. I enjoyed my service in the military, and it was a big contributor to forming me as a young adult. When I was in the Army it was NOT okay to be LGBT and I had to hide my identity and sexuality in order to stay enlisted. I sadly saw many friends booted out because of their sexual preference.
5. I am a Capricorn, and one stubborn old goat! I’ve been told that I am a very typical Cappy… I am assertive, set in my ways, determined and strong willed/minded. I tend to be more of a leader than a follower. And I can be bossy given the leeway to be as such.
6. I have lived in several places in my life but I always seem to return to Maine, where my roots are deep because I am 15th generation of the oldest family in Maine. My family came here and settled the oldest town in Maine, where I was privileged enough to grow up, Kittery, founded in 1642 by the Shapleigh family and named for their estate in England.
7. I am too am old enough to remember the original Hippies, Bell Bottoms & Hip huggers, Club kids and Disco, when cars were made of solid steel and we all had Cherry Bomb mufflers so you could hear us coming a mile away. I also remember when you could buy penny candy for a penny. And when you could not say one-tenth of the words that are now allowed on public, prime time television stations, and when you didn’t see ANY gay or lesbian performers who were “out” in real life.
Now for the fun part! I am nominating these 7 blogs for being so inspiring to me.
I hope that you have enjoyed this post and that you will visit some or all of the above listed great blogs!