Thursday, September 3

The Blog Awards

The Awards appear to be back. And they will probably continue to circulate in a terrifying infinite loop of doom. As these are my first nominations in over a year I'm childishly excited about them ^_^  It feels great to be thought of when other bloggers have to nominate other blogs. There is a million other blogs in the blogosphere and you pick me? I am humbled...



The One Lovely Blog Award


This is from the absolutely Lovely Emily from Emily Etc. My last award over a year ago was also from her so a big Thank You! to her ^_^ and I insist you go read her blog because it is one of my favourites!


The Rules:
1.  Thank whoever nominated you  ✔
2.  List Rules and display award  ✔
3. Give Seven Facts.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and notify them
5. Display award photo and follow the blogger who notified you 

The 7 Facts about dear old Me:
1. I am 19 years old and that terrifies me because I'm not ready for life out there.
2. Reading and Harry Potter and reading Harry Potter always make me happy
3. I am actually quite a mature person and had to grown up fast when I was young. I have been cooking meal, washing dishes, ironing clothes and doing the weekly shop since I was 10 years old.
4. I hate being called shy but I know I am very quiet. Not so much around close friends. If I am totally comfortable and depending on my mood I can be bubbly and chatty but really I am very introverted and talking to people my own age makes me very nervous
5. I love little tidbits and often seeks out quirky and unusually jewellery in arcades and markets. I nearly always wear my elephant necklace
6. I am studying Computer Science in  College but I still have no idea if that's what I want to do for the rest of my life.
7. I passed my driving test very recently :D

I nominate:




The Versatile Blogger Award

I must thank the Lovely Kat for this award. I am thrilled that you think my little blog and I can be considered versatile. In truth I hate to stick to the same thing. I like to be open and flexible. And as you can see from my very scattered posts that I really am so inconstant. Make sure to check out Kat's blog - Word Spillers - her book reviews and gif use are top notch ^_^



The Rules:
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you. ✔
2. Post 7 facts about yourself
3. Nominate 15 bloggers of your own

Another 7 Facts About Me:

1. My Favourite Movie is The Breakfast Club
2. I am scared of bathtubs and will never ever take a bath for as long as I live. Showers please.
3. I like to write lists and often timetable my day. I know, I'm weird.
4. I love my friends and probably don't appreciate them enough. I also have difficulty expressing feelings in person. I'm much better at writing it down
5. I love hugs. People should hug more often.
6. Travelling exhilarates me. I fall in love with places. I have a strong yearning to just go. To run. To explore hidden treasures.
7. I think too much. Thinking can be good but there is a point where it becomes unhealthy and leads down a slippery slope. I often cross that line.

I nominate: 

Kat
Emily

Thank You Kat!!!

Blogger Recognition Award

And once again another humongous gigantic castle-sized Thank you to the fantastic Kat from Word Spillers. This is a fancy schmany award that I have never heard of before so I am delighted to pass it on to those who deserve it.


The Rules:

1. Write a post to show off your award and display the image. ✔
2. Give a brief story on how your blog got started, and give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. ✔
4. Pick 15 other bloggers to give this award to and list them in your post. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who nominated you.
5. Let each person know that you nominated them.
6. Provide a link to the original post, Edge of Night. That way anyone can find the original guidelines and can keep the award from becoming mutated or confusing. ✔

How my blog got started:

Sitting in English class one day in 2012 a week before summer, my teacher Ms. Foley is talking about a blog she occasionally reads. It is written by Scarllett Curtis and is called Teen Granny (since then it is no longer in use). I had never heard of this blog or even what a blog was. I didn't use social media, or even the Internet hardly. I sat around reading books and baking cakes. But Ms. Foley's story about this young girl fascinated me. Scarlett was just a teenager who unfortunately became quite sick and was in a wheelchair for a time. This of course made her reserved and eventually depressed. As someone who has grown up knowing friends and family who suffered this terrible thing I was obviously interested to learn more. Instead of doing normal teenagerish things like partying and socialising, Scarlett baked, knitted and watched a crazy amount of Grey's Anatomy. She was essentially a Teen Granny. I read tonnes of her posts and felt so inspired and compelled that I took a deep breath and made my own blog called Inkdropperr. I was alone in the blogosphere for about a month until I found blogs that seemed to be friends with each other. And then I discovered that there was communities in this blogosphere. And I felt so thrilled reading and commenting on these blogs. In the beginning my blog was atrocious of course. It was renamed Accio Wonderland and soon lated called A Certain Perhaps. Then a year ago when I finished secondary school and was about to start College I changed completely. I started a whole new blog. Because through out my blogging experience I had also changed. I was no longer the naive innocent 16 year old who talked about interesting chocolates she had for tea. I needed to move on. So welcome Ivory Clouds. I am a far less frequent blogger now. But that bloggy happiness feeling that I felt the first day back in 2012 is still here. Perhaps in the future I will be Granny Teen. An eighty year old who fan girls over books and cuts scraps of paper out of magazines to hang on my bedroom wall.

Advice to new bloggers:

We are bloggers. We are human. Talk to other bloggers, get to know them, comment on posts, follow on bloglovin, fangirl on twitter. Just get involved and make friends! Blogging is about sharing enthusiasm on things you love. It's much more fun if there's someone to share it with.

I nominate:

Sunny
Emily
The Fence of Stars
Rita
Hawwa


Thank You!

I'm fairly sure that half these bloggers I have nominated don't know I exist but  I picked ones I enjoy to read and that fit with the award. No one is under any pressure to accept or carry on the award.  So I'm sorry if you have a no acceptance of awards policy. Otherwise Congratulations!


Happy Blogging Everyone!
Marian  ^_^

11 comments:

  1. You're welcome, Marian! And thank you for the nomination :)

    I too love finding quirky jewellery. I went to Ottawa once and they were having like a market-thing and there were lots and lots of jewellery, it was great :) Also shirts. I like finding shirts with hilarious things written on them.

    I love the story of how you started blogging! I wish I could read Teen Granny, it sounds so inspiring <3

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    1. No bother :)

      Oh cool! It sounds awesome. XD I have never been that interested in shirts but I love band shirts. or disney ones with cute little characters. Oh or movie ones like Harry Potter or marvel!! Okay maybe I also like to buy those kinda shirts too.... :L

      Thank you! Teen Granny is still here actually. http://teenagegranny.blogspot.ie

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  2. Wow. What must it BE like to think of so many random facts about yourself? (I'm particularly bad at it :P) I love quirky jewellery, too, but I'm more of a collector than a wearer! Thanks for nominating me. I'll have my post up as soon as I can! :D

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    1. Hehe XD yeah it's hard to think of facts like that. I was stumped for ages but then they just started flowing. Ooh quirkiness - *hi five* - I'm a little too self conscious to wear the really out there jewellery but I do have these dangly old coins that I bought at a hippy festival in Spain that I wear all the time. And you are very welcome. You probably have it already posted by this stage ( yes I am a terrible terrible blogger) but I will go read it asap! ^_^

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  3. Thanks so much for the nominations!

    I love that your blogging experience went through different phases. It's rare to meet a blogger who stuck with the first blog they ever wrote:)

    I'm glad that you're happy with blogging still. I wish you'd write more posts though!

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    1. Aw you're welcome!

      Yeah, my blog has changed with me over time. I cringe whenever I read an old post XD

      I know! I'm such a terrible terrible blogger! I just don't seem to have time :/
      Thank you ^_^ you're so kind

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  4. Thank you so much for the nomination Marian, I didn't expect that at all. I feel so happy that someone in the blogging atmosphere is acknowledging me because I'm finding it difficult to get myself noticed this time round to get my blog out there so thank you for that :) even though I mentioned in the past that I wouldn't be accepting awards, I feel it is only right to accept/acknowledge this one because I just feel so taken aback, yet so humbled. Thank you for that :)
    Abbie xxx

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    1. You're very welcome Abbie! I know a lot of people don't accept awards anymore but I'm still going to nominate anyone I want despite that ^_^ I hope you come back blogging regularly again!

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  5. Thank you so much! I love your blog because I love the tone of all your posts ... they are always so warm and genuine. Love it! <3 <3

    "Reading and Harry Potter and reading Harry Potter always make me happy" <-- I relate to this on a spiritual level.

    I too love jewellery things ... I don't wear jewellery often enough! The Etsy market is coming to Glasgow in December ... I'm so so excited.

    I love your story about Teen Granny! And I hope we can all be Granny Teens together ^_^

    Thank you so much for the nominations. And sorry it's taken me so long to get here -- I'm making my uni application at the moment so my life is a bit hectic!

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    1. You're very welcome Emily! Awww <3 you are so kind. I think you just made my day ^_^

      Always <3

      Oooh - that sounds awesome! I wanna go! ^_^ I'll be there in spirit

      XD I hope so too. That would be epic ^_^

      No worries :D oooh College? Good luck! Exciting times ^_^

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  6. It's pretty interesting how your blog came about! And I think that your advice to new bloggers is very good advice -- very genuine, resourceful, and humble.

    By the way, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award! http://thefavouriteslist.blogspot.com/2015/10/good-day-sunshine.html

    Great post! It was interesting all the way through. :)

    - Kira

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