Salsa World Traveler has nominated me for this award. I am honored. This is the first time I have ever responded to a blogger award. I am not continuing with 11 more nominations, but I am going to answer his questions here.
His Questions for the Nominees:
1. Why do you blog
To figure out how I feel about the world. It makes me think about something of significance once a day – since I try to post once a day, but usually don’t succeed with that frequency.
2. In your view, what makes a truly great post?
Creative content or new information. A poem you wrote, a photograph you took that tells a story, a piece of information that I didn’t know but am interested in hearing about.
3. What is hardest about blogging for you?
Keeping the boundary of privacy and publicity. My blog is not about me, or my life, or my family, or my friends. It’s about the things I want to share. I try to keep the “me” out of it. It’s not about me, but about the subjects I write about. Much of the time, I do not succeed. It’s a constant battle. Because our lives are so consuming, and they come into it.
4. What airline, if any, is your favorite?
American Airlines is the only airline where I have the top tier elite status, so I travel with a lot of perks. However, I just read that American is on the bottom of the “best American airlines” scale. Delta is on the top, but I have traveled on Delta maybe five times in my life, versus probably 2,000 times on American.
5. Hotel, B & B, or AirB&B?
Hilton baby, always Hilton. I am a lifetime Diamond member. I don’t need flowered bed spreads, cute wash basins and creaky wood floors of a B & B. I don’t want to talk to the matron and I don’t want to meet other travelers. Hilton, baby!
6. Have you ever deleted a comment, and if so, why?
I can’t remember doing that ever. Even the harassers get their voice.
7. How do you like to spend time when not blogging?
I have a very consuming job which takes all my time and energy. What little is left goes to my wife and sparing social activities, painting and art (much too little time) and I read at least an hour a day.
8. What type(s) of music do you like?
Traditional Hawaiian, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Elton John – I was coming of age in the 1970s obviously.
9. If you could pick three people to have lunch with, who would you choose?
10. What sports team is your favorite, if any?
None. I have zero interest in organized sports – any sports. I hike, climb mountains, have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but I do those things on my own. I don’t need to see others doing them.
11. Have you previously been nominated for a blogging award? If so, which ones?
Many times, and I have ignored them all. I can’t remember which.
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Those are marvellous answers!
Thanks, Vera – the questions were good, so the answers flowed right out.
Thanks for playing along. Your answers are terrific. I’m also an AA EXP. I used to fly Delta. It is a better airline but I enjoy AA’s Flagship lounges even when flying international economy and being able to book first class with AA miles on airlines like Cathay, JAL, Qatar and Etihad.
Sounds like I need to try Delta more….
I really liked question #3 and your answer. It is difficult to see the difference between “me” and “the things I want to share.” You keep the “me” out of yet, yet you answered these 11 questions publicly. I think I like the idea that “the things I want to share” are not “me” in a private sense. But then what are you? Ha ha. Thanks for the mind puzzle.