We’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. In the past we’ve been bad about following award rules , so this time we’ve taken extra care to answer all the questions and nominate our fave blogs for the award!
Thank you to mamasheri for nominating us. We are truly appreciative and humbled. your support keeps us bloggin’!
and so it begins….
The rules of the award are:
- What first inspired you to start writing a blog?
short answer: anger.
(the good kind)
Long answer: Odie and I had always wanted to share our most personal thoughts in the written form, but were scared to. We wanted to type thousand page entries of exciting personal insights and opines and share them with the world every day, yes, but we werent sure they would be understood, let alone enjoyed if we did. And, sadly, prior to December 2011, that fear kept us quiet.
Then, one night, after several months of thinking “we should start a blog, we really need to” yet not doing anything, we had a phone conversation with a long time friend. She basically chalked up our inaction to failure. Not passing failure. Not something that would be mitigated in our lifetime. This was more an agonizing drawn out, long lasting, permanent failure type failure. In her eyes we were inept losers.
We knew this wasnt true, despite not having published anything, so what she babbled insensitively made us very angry. Instead of reaching through the phone to b*tch slap her we grabbed our keyboard and started typing. Thus “Eyes Of Odysseus” was born, from a cauldron of boiling spicy hot mt etna level rage. Our passion to blog has yet to cool: We’ve blogged daily since dec 2011 (with two notable exceptions). Daily blogging is our commitment to keep writing and a grand way to prove to the world and to ourselves that our ideas, thoughts, dreams, musings, quotes, quips, gripes, and hallelujahs are worth sharing.
- What is the biggest challenge you have had to face when writing a blog?
short answer: keeping it fresh. a great writer has a 1500 fresh, exciting word production limit per day. or so ive heard. I personally can attest to that.
Long answer: Originally eyesofodysseus was a written blog dotted with the occasional picture. It has since morphed into a daily photo blog with an infrequent musing mixed in. Because of the other written projects that Odie Mama has dedicated herself to it has been hard to devote time energy mental focus and acuity on a written blog and to her written projects. Switching to picture blogging has made blogging a pure delight and freed me up mentally for my personal projects.
Besides, we at eyesofodysseus believe that a great picture is worth 1000 word plus. We know from experience that writing those thousand word blogs took hours, even when
forgoing spellcheck giving spellcheck and grammar duties to odysseus. Odie’s always too busy chasing his tail, soaking up heat from the vents, or sleeping to be bothered with his only blogging chore. though OM must admit the little bugger is always good for inspiration.
We thank our readers for their understanding our typo laden blog entries. Also, feel free to check out our archives for more writing than photo entries. early 2012 ish ought to do the trick.
- If you traveled through time, what time would you want to arrive at and why?
short answer is also the long answer: wed travel to the future where time travel is possible and then hit every great decade along the way going back a million years. each day a new generation…awesome!
- Do you prefer to eat chocolate, sweets or neither?
this ones easy. chocolate (OM only as chocolate would kill odie). Sweets (both O and OM). odie loves sugar! Never neither for either (of us)!!
- Do you prefer to read or write?
I prefer to read out loud from a fave book to odie. these days i write more than read. hoping to reverse the trend and read my novel aloud to him one day soon.
- What is your favorite genre of writing and why?
Biography and then the opposites: sci fi/fantasy/adventure. mystery/thriller. Anything that couldnt really happen. more exciting than real life=pure diversion.
- What is your favorite non-fiction topic to read about and why?
History. so much intrigue behind the battle axes. fascinating to see how one poorly served fish at a dinner (as a made up example) upset so and so who insulted whats his names wife and then you know who got involved and they pissed off the other guys who angered the neighboring village and started the war that altered the course of human history completely. id like to know what that fish was. its the little things that make the big difference. human history has proven that. also: dont serve bad fish.
- If you could buy one book that would help you solve a problem in your life, what would it be and why?
A book that was the roadmap to my life with a full list of spoiler alerts and God’s analysis at the end of each paragraph. Perfect for the indecisive me! Some things i dont want to be surprises….id like to see which path to take at certain times. as long as I able to reroute my life and the book updated itself each time to reflect those changes im all in!
- Do you prefer to write at night or during the day?
night time baby. 7pm to 3am are the golden hours. also, late morn, if i arise to the occasion. rarely do though.
- If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?
pris from bladerunner. after ive overrided the four year lifespan issue. and i guess the whole pleasure model issue. two words: kick. ass.
- Do you prefer to read a printed book or an e-Book?
nothing better than the real thing. printed all the way. i hope we never lose the true paper on more paper book.
Ok, and here are the bloggers I am giving the Liebster Award to:
Please visit these fellow bloggers sites!! they’re amazing!… now i just have to notify everyone.. and this might take awhile.
alright. well its time for us to be signing off and slipping under the covers. of course odies already there. now just up to OM to join him in the divine realm of full color dream sleep.
LOVE O & OM