Hello to The Floating Thoughts community,

We are so glad to be nominated for yet another “Bloggers Recognition Award – 2018 edition” by Muneeta of the blog, Inner Voice Actor. Her blog is a collection of her write-ups with main focus on poetry while her favorite niche to talk about is fashion so everyone who would love to read the work of a fashionista should surely check her blog out.

We are a 3 member blog, Roy, Amrita, and Dee Kay, so Dee Kay would write for this award.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

  2. Write a post to show your award.

  3. Give a brief story about how your blog started.

  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

  5. Answer the question asked by the blogger who nominated you.

  6. Select (up to 15) other bloggers for this award.

  7. Ask them 10 questions.

  8. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide a link to to the post you created.

3. Give a brief story about how your blog started.

The Floating Thoughts was an inception of thoughts and hard time coming together on our founder, Roy. He urgently required a place where he could belong and say what he couldn’t say in his life. He started the blog in 2016 and then he tried to build it. The lack of time due to his professional commitments made the blog go dormant for quite a time.

Then in December of 2017, Roy stumbled upon my blog, The Immortal Arts  and as they say rest is history. We soon connected and started working together on many collaborative stories and had many ideas for our blogs. I shared my techniques and we worked magic together. Then came the idea of being self published so we both sat down to write our first novelette, The Two-Faced Truth“. Since, Roy was busy in his writing he asked Amrita to help him out with the blog and man so she did. It was soon clear for us that our separate blogs were dividing our audience so we decided to work on one blog hence The Floating Thoughts Team came together. Now, what you see is  the result of the blood & sweat of this team.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

First advice would be to make sure that your blog address (that is the blog link) is exactly the same as your web address in your account settings. Most of the bloggers, especially those who change the blog name, has this issue which makes it impossible for others to visit your blog as the older link doesn’t exists and the new link isn’t updated. So check this out to be sure.

Second, WordPress is a way of showcasing your talent, work, personality and everything else. So if you want to reach more audience at a global level then it’s best to choose the perfect theme for the blog also organize the blog content properly as nobody likes to see a mess. Have a proper menu for your blog, make sure to add sufficient tags in each posts, always use a featured image, and remember be humble to everyone.

5. Answer the question asked by the blogger who nominated you.

Q1 – What inspires you to write?

A1 – I think pain is one of the biggest reason most people write and I wasn’t any exception. I had my share of pain and I need some relief so I saw solace in writing. Also, I had a difficult time expressing my true feelings so writing helped me out there too. In short, emotional pain and the need to express, were the main reason I started writing.

Q2 – If you get the chance to change something in this world, what would it be?

A2 – There is a lot of things that can be changed in this world and I mean A LOT. So if I get a superpower to change something then I guess I will change the behavior of people for one another. I would also eliminate the concept of greed, thus ending most of the global conflict as they all stem from greed of power, money, etc etc.

Q3 – Your favourite book and author?

A3 – I haven’t read much books as I am more of a movie buff than book. So I can mention the authors who inspire me by their imagination – JK Rowling, JRR Martin, Dan Brown, & JRR Tolkein. (I have seen their works adaption on big and small screen)

Q4 – What is your definition of being rich?

A4 – For me being rich means to be content with the things you have but at the same time to be in a constant pursuit of the dreams that makes you happy.

Q5 – According to you, which job should be the highest paying job in this world ?

A5 – I guess the highest paying job should be of mothers but we don’t consider it as a job but in reality it is the most energy consuming duty EVER. Now being more practical, then I guess the highest paying job should be of a teacher as they are responsible for shaping the future of a kid. A kid who can become anything. But at the same time, the selection or the process of making someone a teacher should be done with more attention as a lot of horrible people end up becoming a teacher. A teacher can shape as well as destroy a child.

Q6 – Your favourite blog?

A6 – This is a tough one I guess I have two favorite blogs and both the bloggers are dear friends.

  1. Ashley Smith, Blog – Harotian Essentials
  2. Shawn, Blog – Dronstad

Q7 – Name any movie that relates with your life?

A7 – Taare Zameen Pe, I could relate to the character of that young child suffering from Dyslexia as growing up even I had a learning disability. I could only start reading and writing properly by the time I was in the 8th grade.

Q8 – How would the world of your dream look like?

A8 – Peaceful, without hate, without greed, and of course some weed for meditation purposes.

Q9 – Which one do you prefer more? Love or respect ?

A9 – True love, as it automatically comes with respect. Also, by true love I don’t just mean those romantic novel types but true love in each and every relationship be it lovers, friends, teacher-student etc.

Q10 – Your quote of the day?

A10 –

“Without COMMITMENT you will never start,

but more importantly

without CONSISTENCY you will never finish.”

by – Denzel H Washington (Actor, Director, Producer)

6. My nominees

  1. Jay-lyn Doerksen
  2. Chris Hall
  3. Rad Gamer
  4. zeesviews
  5. Shantanu Baruah
  6. Orvillewrong

7. My questions to my nominees are:-

  1. If you could live a life of immortality would you?
  2. If you had 1 billion dollars (or whatever your currency is) what would you do?
  3. If you had infinite resources to fund someone to make a piece of media for you (movie, anime, tv series, video game etc.) what would that project be?
  4. If you could have one skill you don’t currently have, what would it be?
  5. How do you get over it when you feel sad? What do you do?
  6. What kind of person annoys you the most?
  7. What have you always wanted to be able to do but aren’t able to do?
  8. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve every been given?
  9. What is your favourite film character? and Why?
  10. If you could talk to anyone again, living or dead from your life, who would it be? Why?

Written By Dee Kay