My thoughts on being nominated for a Liebster Award

I have been the recipient of many awards and accolades during my time on the Planet Earth, but there is nothing that I hold in higher esteem than someone harboring a belief that I am a “good” writer, knowing that something that I pounded out on my laptop has either empowered, elicited a chuckle or caused them to pause in reflection gives me a natural high.

Shun P. tipping his hat to his readers.
Shun P. tipping his hat to his readers.

Whenever I am on the receiving end of a compliment, I immediately feel undeserving, but appreciative in the same breath.

With that being said, when I was nominated for the Liebster Award. I was wholly ignorant of its existence this prior to my nomination but, it is an award from bloggers to bloggers who have recently started out and have less than 200 followers.

Outside making you blush, it is an outstanding way to drum up attention to your blog as well giving your propers to a fellow blogger… Who in my case is my esteemed fellow blogger:

The Rules:

1. Each nominee must link back to the person that nominated them.

2. Answer the ten questions given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know you have nominated them by going to their website and notifying them.

Now… Let me delve into the questions that were posed to me and the 9 others than were tapped:

1. Why do you write?

I write because it is a way to channel the powerlessness that I feel into something viable. The realization that much is out of our realm of control is a sobering thought, but writing blows that thought process out of the water.This powerlessness vanishes when I am behind the keyboard. Writing is an expression of love for me.

2. If you could morph into an animal, what animal would you be and why?

A bird… A bird baby, I need to fly, because seeing the world from a different vantage point would be nothing short of powerful!

3. What do you do to make money?

I do business efficiency consulting.

4. Where is the coolest place you have visited and why did you like it so much?

Hawaii, I simmered on the big island. I enjoyed it because this was the one time in my life when I was truly at peace. I was there for a week and I smiled the ENTIRE time!

5. Do you have a favorite kind of music? Or artist? Which one(s)?

Jazz is my favorite, the music serves a theme song of sorts, depending on your mood. Sometimes words get in the way.

Now for the hard ones:

6. What is your opinion on the state of the world today? What are some of the biggest problems we face as humans?

The world is a scary place, I think we are taking gleeful pride in being dumb or doing just enough to get by. Reality TV is the backdrop to much of my angst.

The biggest problems in opinion is this faux concept of “race” and how it separates those would otherwise have so much more in common than they realize.

And the gap between the rich and the poor.

7. Do you believe in a higher power? Why or why not?

I definitely believe in the Almighty, I have seen too many indicators of divine intervention, divine presence in my life to think otherwise. I know!

8. If you were going to die today, next year, how would you spend this last year of your life?

Travel… And write, write and write some more. I’d finish up all of the book projects that I am sitting on. That way I could ensure that I would live forever… Written words never die!

9. What is the hardest thing you have ever done for someone else?

Letting them stew in their self destruction, simply because they were inclined to “do it” their way.

10. What truly makes you happy in your life right now? (In one sentence.)

Writing because it is the barrier to what would otherwise be a short path to insanity

Shun P’s.10 questions

1. Why do you write, it is because of passion?

2. What could you quit cold turkey, without a second thought?

3. What is your biggest pet peeve?

4. What is the most selfless think that you’ve ever done?

5. Do you hold grudges, why or why not?

6. How would your epitaph read?

7. What has been the biggest honor of your life?

8. If you had access to a time machine, what would you change?

9. What is your dream job and how far are you from realizing it?

10. What single person in your family has impacted you the most?

I choose the following bloggers:



  1. JRosemarie says:

    Congratulations, shunPwrites. Way to go!


    1. shunpwrites says:

      Thanks Audrey… You are good for making me blush lady!


      1. Wow! I like having that affect on you. I’m sneaky like that. Keep up the hard work, Shun.


  2. ok2bu says:

    Congrats and well deserved. There is for me a heartfelt friendship when I read your blogs. You are kind, respectful, and uplifting. It is obvious to others your soul shines. Thank u for sharing with us.


    1. shunpwrites says:

      There you go again… Making me blush. I am glad that I able to touch a chord with someone, somewhere! I appreciate your kind words as always!


  3. Many thanks Shun on nominating me for this award. It’s much appreciated. Go and check out my post.




  4. lovelife1210 says:

    what is this award for?


    1. shunpwrites says:

      It is an award/admiration from bloggers to other bloggers who have recently started out and have less than 200 followers.


  5. JRosemarie says:

    Shun thanks. Also, I hate to sound new but how can I tell how many followers a blogger has?


    1. shunpwrites says:

      The follower count is typically on the side depending on the theme used.


  6. Hey Shun, thanks for the nomination :)…I just got nominated last week though, I just need to make a post. This is really helping me find other new(er) bloggers. I just need to find my 11! lol


    1. shunpwrites says:

      My pleasure! You’ll just need 10 not 11 🙂


      1. I don’t know why I keep saying 11 (well it is one of my fav numbers lol).


      2. JRosemarie says:

        Still having trouble finding new bloggers. Any pointers?


  7. rezell says:

    Congratulations!! I know you are very active on here, which is how I found you. Also thanks for the nomination!! I’m still trying to learn how to use WordPress but I’m going to take some time out to answer these questions. I could use more followers, but I guess I need to devote more time to writing in order to get them! :@)


    1. shunpwrites says:

      Thank you for your kind words and support, I really appreciate it!


  8. A BIG congrats on your award! I loved reading the answers to your questions. If I could morph into an animal it would be a bird too. Flying would be so cool – freedom! Celeste 🙂


  9. Congrats on your award. It’s awesome learning a bit more about you and the makings of your mind. I enjoy coming over here and have quickly learned you post more frequently than I can keep up. I may not catch all your posts, but I’ll catch as many as I can.

    Again, Congratulations.


    1. shunpwrites says:

      Thank you Demetria. I really appreciate your literary patronage and the honor of your kind words!


  10. Congrats on the award!! And thanks for nominating me, I really appreciate it! Cool questions, I look forward to answering them. 🙂


    1. … Oops I just realized this post was from more than a year ago! For some reason I didn’t get a notification about the mention until a couple days ago. 😛 Thanks anyway!!


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