A Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Over two weeks ago, I was very honoured to be nominated by Kathleen from KBailey373 blog for A Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am very grateful to accept this award from Kathleen who has only been following my blog for a month. At the end of last year I was also nominated by Steve from Life in Russia for this award, but unfortunately, I had too much on and was ill, and did not attend to the requirements of the award. To Kathleen and Steve – a sincere thanks for finding something to inspire you from my blog. It means a lot to me. I have linked both blogs so you can visit and enjoy stories in KBailey373 and Life in Russia.

Blogging is fun, but not often easy. It is hard to know what appeals to readers.  After a year of blogging, I am slowly getting the idea of what not to post. Unfortunately some of the “not to post” are what I believe in, for example, the climate exchange issues.  Thank you for continuing to read and supporting this blog despite your preferences. Thank you for pointing out my errors, I like that.

On WordPress, I have come to treasure the work of many fellow bloggers. I told a friend yesterday that I have some great my readers and bloggers who have now become friends. This friendship inspires me to write or posts something good in each posts. I may not have pleased every reader in every post, but I try my best. I have learnt more from others in the blogging  community. WordPress has a large community of amazing people with interesting stories. I am a student of life and each time I come to blog world, I get very excited. I know I will learn something new. Thank you very much friends for inspiring me too in your content, comments and readership.

To meet the requirement of the award, I must;

  1. Display the award on your blog.

  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

  3. State 7 things about yourself.

  4. Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations.

Seven things about me

  1. I almost drowned at the age of 10 during a fishing trip. It was in a flooded Busu, one of the fastest flowing river, several kilometres from our village (in Lae, PNG). My uncle flung the fishing net into the river,  caught me and pulled me up. (I am a good swimmer by the way).

  2. I have lived in Brisbane, Australia for 10 years. Where we live used to be a pineapple plantation and there is an 18th century cemetery behind us, separated by my neighbour’s house.

  3. When I was in Year 10, in high school, I was nominated to represent our school and compete in a national high school speech competition. It was sponsored by the Lions Club, (a charity and youth advocate). I gave a speech about the History of Lae Town, my town and how my people first came to settle on that land. I won some cash and $500 worth of books for my high school, the Busu Provincial High School. (It doesn’t sound like much now, but it was a lot then – 1980).

  4. I had straight blonde hair when I was a child. The more my grandmother cut my hair (so it would be an afro like hers) my hair curled. Now I have large dark curls.

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My crazy hair.
  1. Fish is my favourite food.

  2. I love birds and can watch them for hours.

  3. I was told by two doctors I was having a baby girl before I had my second son, now 16. We named ‘her’ Nisha until at birth. He had no name for two days. He became Christopher Eric Harris on the third day.


Here are come of the blogs that inspire me for various reasons, mostly personally. They are not in any particular order of preference. I enjoy reading these blogs because of their rich and in-depth content and the each writer’s dedication and enthusiasm in sharing, exchange and helping others. Sorry if I did not list you here, I  can only list 15.

The Blogs that Inspired Me 

The Story Reading Ape

Life In Russia

Millie Thom

After Midnight: A Christian Bipolar

Publishing Insights

A Writers Path

A Refugee’s journey – Vietnam to Australia

Pmsspeak Blog

Nomzi Kumalo

Crime Fiction Writer Sue Colletta

When Women Inspire


How the Cookie Crumbles


O at the Edges

21 thoughts on “A Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

  1. I enjoyed learning about you. I can’t understand why your hair changed from straight blonde to curly dark and admired your prize for the speech. I always want to win such a prize because I don’t have public speaking skill.

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  2. Congratulations on another award, Joycelin. You certainly deserve to be called an Inspirational Blogger.Thank you so much for nominating me, too. I’ll try to get it done this week, if all goes well. 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for including me in your list. You’ve made my whole week! The time it takes to produce good content now all seems worth it, because of you! I really enjoyed learning more about you. That must have been frightening to almost drown.

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