Posts tagged ‘bimbo’

April 23, 2012

3 reasons…

3 reasons I love blogging…

I think it’s safe to say that no one blogs regularly unless they enjoy it. I can think of no other reason to take time out of your day to ramble on in the hopes that someone, somewhere in the masses of people on the planet, actually gives two hoots about what you’re writing. But here are three concrete reasons I find it awesome.

1. It makes me a better reader

I’ll be honest, up until January this year I had pretty much shelved (terrible pun in the making, be warned) my reading habit. It became a thing of the past like- I used to read a lot when I was little. Although I stubbornly refused to relinquish my title as a book-lover I  was only reading 5-10 non university books in a year. Setting myself the challenge, and blogging about it, has motivated me. It shows me when I’ve been neglecting my loving paper friends. Like when, at the end of lent, (bearing in mind that Lent is 40 days and 40 nights) I had only actually COMPLETED one book. I had read many books, but not finished them. Terrible, but it made me get a move on. Without this blog I could hide my book shame, but I couldn’t. Because one of my readers would catch me out, would remind me that my goodreads counter was dangerously low.

2.  I meet people

I always thought blogging about books would make me a better reader but I never expected to meet so many lovely people. Can’t really get better than being able to connect with people who have similar interests.

3. It makes me a better writer

Like most book worms, I entertain often elaborate fantasies about writing and publishing the next big thing, pushing J.K Rowling off her Potter pedestal and having writers bow to my literary glory. When I return from the land of unlikely fantasies, I am often faced with my blog. It is here that I babble inanely about anything and everything that comes to mind and whilst I’m hardly the next Austen, blogging makes me more fluid, more engaged, less worried about what people think and more concerned about what I enjoy. And somehow- that seems to interest people too, making my writing dreams become just that little bit more likely..

So there are my three reasons. What are yours?.. 🙂

April 9, 2012

The Return of the Bimbo

I’m back! Yes, it’s me. Holiday over, returning to blogging and university. Going to classes= painfully difficult. The Bimbo is back in the beautiful, brainy blogosphere, bursting with bimbosity? I’ll stop with the alliteration and just say a hello to everyone again! Hope to reconnect and see what everyone’s been getting up to over Easter as well as recommence my reading extravaganza. Two months until the glorious summer holidays begin- I don’t believe I could be more excited! 🙂

March 31, 2012

You are My Sunshine (award)

When I first went to university I was constantly told that it was where I would find ‘like minds’- people who would become my closest friends for the rest of my life. What I actually found was many people with similar interests, but not that many like minds. Blogging, on the other hand, has opened the world to a whole plethera of like minds, of people who genuinely make my day just that little bit happier- possibly because you only actually visit or comment on a blog if you’re interested in what that person has to say, interested in the way that they see the world. So it was a burst of sunshine (yes, cheesy pun) in my day to find that I had been nominated for an award by fellow blogger wantoncreation. The Sunshine Award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who brighten up their day! Which makes me incredibly happy!

As with other awards, this one requires that I post the award picture in my post and link back to the person who nominated me: which in this case is wantoncreation, whose blog is absolutely fantastic, a definite must-read not only for the elegance in his writing but also his humor, sensitivity and general content. He also answers every comment on his blog which is something that frankly amazes me!

I also have to answer 10 personal questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers for the award.

1. Favorite color– At the moment, mint because of the fashion craze with mint at the moment. But also peach in a more general sense. Soft peach. Makes me think of flowers.

2. Favorite animal– Horse. Without a doubt. The only reason I’m doing my 100 book challenge and trying to raise money for World Horse Welfare.  If you’re afraid of horses or indifferent, you really are missing out on an incredible experience. Loyal creatures their personalities and quirks makes them literally human. And beautiful too!

3. Favorite number– 16. Don’t know why, it just is.

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink– Carrot or cucumber juice. yum 🙂

5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter– Facebook. I find Twitter confusing.

6. My passion– Not any one thing. I am passionate about a plethera of things. Riding, History, Ballet, Singing, I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one.

7. Prefer Giving or Getting presents– Giving. Nothing in the world compares to finding something which makes someone smile.

8. Favorite pattern– Most indian patterns on fabric. Stunning.

9. Favorite day of the week– Monday. I know, you think I’m mad, to reassure you it is also my least favorite day of the week, but I like mondays because every single one is a promise of a new start, new goals, a clean slate- a chance to do better than the last week.

10. Favorite flower– Tulips. So many pretty colors!

And now for 10 blogs. If I haven’t put your blog on here I probably still love reading your blog!

1. wantoncreation (who else!)

2. The Tiger’s Eye

3. Thoughts on my Bookshelf

4. The Lonely Dogs

5. Persephone’s Winged Reviews

6. Books and Bowel Movements

7. Freyamorel 

8. dare I eat a peach?

9. Cogito Ergo Blog

10. A.J. Jenner

(P.S I think you should visit all these blogs, just to see if you like them too)