A Real Neat Blog (with Real Neat Readers)

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Well this was a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning. Liz from the fantastically interesting blog Scranshums nominated Just Rise Above It for a Real Neat Blog Award.

Neat!

That’s such an underused word nowadays. I didn’t realise I’d missed it.

Thank you so much!

Go visit Scranshums for all of the weird and wonderful witterings of Elizabeth Meg Wilson. There’s a big of everything on there, so you’ll definitely find something you want to read. I particularly enjoyed her posts on colds and on Terry Pratchett.

I think this is a lovely little award to showcase some of the blogs that you might not stumble upon yourself, and I’m honoured to be taking part. Apparently the ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are (and feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My answers are as follows:

1) Where do most visits to your blog come from?

Good question! You just reminded me that I need to fix my analytics set-up. Curse those spam bots, I thought I had those under control.

Most of my actual visits come from the US, followed by the UK.

2) Have you made a New Year’s Resolution, and kept it so far?

I wrote a post about New Year’s Resolutions (which you can read here), where I basically discuss my reasons for not setting New Year’s resolutions as such. I do, however, set goals and resolutions in general and have a list of things I want to do this year, and I’ve definitely been doing better with some of those than with others. Some of my goals pertained to fitness and weight loss, which I focussed on in February. My initial attempts at learning some Italian stumbled to a halt and need to be picked up again soon, but I am was reading more, and I’ve been working on more creative projects this year than I was last year. I’ve done more yoga, but I’ve still yet to begin learning how to skateboard. I’ve not forgotten about it though!

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