Brotherhood of the World Award


Hello all! It’s been a while since I’ve done an award post, but I absolutely had to do this one, cos the questions are seriously awesome.

Thank you so much to my lovely friend Nel for this award- and if you haven’t checked her out then I don’t know what you’re still doing here, because she’s absolutely fantastic and her blog is one of my favourite’s- so go-go-go!!

Briefly explain your blogging style (where your favorite blogging spot/tools – as in, on the couch using your smartphone or something).

I basically go wherever my computer is and then I work from there- I’m afraid my blogging habits are not more exciting than that. I think one time I used my smartphone for uploading pictures… but that was only cos I couldn’t find the adaptor wire. I do schedule a lot of my posts these days- I usually know in advance if I’m going to be too busy to actually write something and try to do things in batches (aside from having a ton of unused drafts on my laptop- I’m super organised… not 😉 ) Also, another fun fact is my computer, the Mad Hatter, is very temperamental, so here’s a very realistic representation of my blogging habits…

monkey blogging

How do you manage your blogging time including blog reading time?

Oh gosh- BADLY. I’m going to try and not describe this in a way that sounds too chaotic… but yeah, it’s totally chaotic. I’ve already said a bit about how I actually write the posts, so I’ll move straight onto bloghopping. I usually have a ton of blogs open in tabs that I’ve been meaning to catch up on, a ton stored in my head, and a number of comments to reply to. I try and do a little every day- buuut I think a lot of you will know that doesn’t always happen. So, again, I do a lot in batches. I know- my genius is undeniable- it’s like I’m practically producing Shakespeare…monkey typewriter

Who is your most read author?

Ah well, fun question, cos I like to check how my most read authors are competing against each other from time to time (a bit like Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones, but with less death) My most read author- by quite a bit I must say- is Pratchett with 27 books. Maybe I’ll do a post about this at some point- there’s plenty of embarrassing names on that list, I can tell you 😉


How did you come up with your blog name?

Hehe I think it’s self-explanatory if you read my last answer- but for the uninitiated: I like Pratchett, The Librarian is one of my favourite of his Discworld characters, so there you go (now I think about it, it would’ve been funnier if I’d gone with my other favourite character: Death – missed opportunity… *sigh*)

death soul music

What keeps you blogging?

Ooh great question! I’d have to say *all of you*. I started out just sort of talking to myself in a vacuum and while that was fun, I have to say the moment I fell in love with it was when that vacuum started talking back… Okay, WOW that was weird- what I mean to say (and yes I’m keeping that awful opening) is that it’s the blogging friends I’ve made, reading all the awesome bookish thoughts and getting to hear what y’all think in the comments section that keep me coming back! (that and the bananas I dish out in the ratings… what? I am a monkey 😉 )

banana gif

I nominate: Sam@RivermooseReads, Charlotte, Arwa@One’sPeculiar, Beth@ReadingEveryNightJust Being Nessa, Liis, The Awkward Blogger and Perfectly Tolerable

And for everyone else- do you have any exciting blogging habits? And- more importantly- do you think a monkey could produce the works of Shakespeare given the time? Let me know in the comments!

69 thoughts on “Brotherhood of the World Award

  1. Douglas Adams already clarified regarding the monkeys. 😉

    The connections I’ve made with other real, live people while blogging is definitely rewarding. It’s one of my favorite parts of the process, and I honestly didn’t expect it to be so important.

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  2. Yaaay! So glad you did this award! Your blogging habits are pretty similar to mine and I totally understand the chaotic thoughts. The many tabs though reminds me of my husband. He does that with YouTube videos and podcasts. There’s always at least 30 tabs open and he rages if the computer suddenly crashes and he loses them all, haha. I definitely think a talented monkey such as yourself could totally write Shakespeare! Also, the banana rating is pure genius! 😁

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    1. Hehe yes!! I’m glad you relate!! Hahaha oh I’m so bad with that too!! I’m the exact same as that. Especially since my computer is prone to crashing. Usually it pops up with “restore tabs” or “recently closed” but if it doesn’t… I’m stuck going through the history manually so I don’t lose too much lol! Hahahaha thanks 😂😂

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  3. A fun read! I remember the first 6 months on WordPress. The computer seemed like a scary thing. I thought every button I pushed would cause a massive crash. Then, like a dog in training, I discovered the endorphin rush of getting liked–and then making computer friends who turned into real friends (I thought this was impossible and laughed at people who told me they were visiting blogging friends). Then I thought I had to write something every single day. Then I alienated friends and family. I’m not good with balance–at all. I become obsessed.

    Now I’m making a concerted effort to keep things in perspective but there’s so many great blogs to visit!!! When I read that the makers of social media knew how likes would change us, I was like; thanks for telling me this now. I’m in too deep. Hehe.

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    1. Thank you! I completely relate- I didn’t have any idea what I was doing when I started. I was posting a review once a month and reading random posts (the featured ones) I had no idea that people were actually supposed to read what I wrote lol! It was a wonderful and lovely surprise to start getting people responding! And yes, I know what you mean about balance- it’s quite easy for me to fall into the vortex of the internet world as well, which doesn’t help 😉

      I *totally* get what you mean!! hahaha yes!!


    1. Gosh that’d be a great day for me 😉 It really depends- I might just have a handful that I’m working on and when I’ve written all of them, I’ll schedule them together. But a fair number are also written on the fly, so when inspiration strikes 😉 Tags and reviews are easier to schedule for the most part.

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  4. Congratulations!! I’m like you- I write my posts on PC, I hardly ever work on my Tablet or smartphone. PC is the easiest when it comes to blogging 🙂
    And I totally agree with the last question – it’s THE PEOPLE that keeps me blogging. I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful bloggers around the world and it definitely includes YOU! Congratulations once again ❤

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  5. Congrats on your nomination! And great answers to these questions! I’ve said it before, but I now really want to read The Librarian and the rest of the Discworld books but there are just so many! And I have so many post drafts on my computer! Hopefully once finals are done I’ll be able to write everything down that I want to do and schedule it all. Also love the gifs! Those are me both blogging and doing school work lol. It’s turned out ok so far!

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    1. Thank you!! 😀 Oh I get that- it was so intimidating for me to start too- I definitely recommend starting with either Mort or Guards Guards! They’re both the start of individual story arcs (Death’s and Night Guard’s respectively) Hope that helps! Ah I know that feeling! Good luck!! hahahaha I know right 😉 That’s good lol!!

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  6. Yaay, congratulations on the award, these questions are pretty great – I LOVE this representation of you blogging, and how cool is it that your computer is actually named Mad Hatter? I love it haha. And yes, it’s always the comments and blogging friends making me come back as well 😀 ❤

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  7. These are fun questions…. So I have never read anything by Pratchett, I seem to remember reading half of one in high school, but they needed it back and I never finished it. Where should I start if I was to join the club?

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    1. They are right? Ah well speaking of your slump… I feel like that’s a good way to go lol (*nudge nudge*) I definitely recommend starting with either Mort (the start of the Death series and where I started) or Guards Guards (start of the Night Watch series) I think you’ll like either one of those! (hopefully 😉 )

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  8. LOL@ ‘practically produce Shakespeare’.. you are hilarious and well spoken (written?) and I think this is what keeps me coming back to your blog… your comments nor posts never seem to be repetitive with content and I admire that about you… basically, when you do something, you do it with passion and properly and that’s ace! 🙂 You are my favorite monkey, for sure 🙂

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  9. You’re awesome!! 😀 You’re definitely a remarkable person to have crossed paths with, couldn’t imagine the blogging world without you in it!!!!

    I too tend to have a gazillion tabs open and try to stay up to date as much as possible with blogs. It’s hella time-consuming!! But hella fun discovering everything everyone has been doing lately. 😛

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  10. Thanks so much for nominating me for this award, and oh great answers as well. 😀
    I loved learning how you came up with the name for your blog, although yeah maybe a missed opportunity by not picking Death somehow (he’s my favourite character from Pratchett’s books). Also I feel that gif of the monkey at the computer is pretty accurate to how I blog as well. Not much of a clue but a little bit angry when things don’t work properly, which you WordPress and my laptop happens more often than now! 😀
    Again thanks so much more nominating me, and great post. 🙂 ❤

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  11. I have 38 unused drafts for my blog on my computer right now…so I feel your pain haha. They are such good ideas though! I just cannot seem to flesh them out enough for a full blog post. uuuggghhhh

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  12. In order to answer your closing question I journeyed to our local zoo, inquired after the location of its simian habitat, sidled up to the inhabitant closest to the human-restraint-rail, checked my knock-off Rolex and gave him/her/it the time. No Shakespeare, no how. Thought you’d like to know.


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