One Lovely Blog Award



Hey! I am ecstatic at the announcement that The Ink Owl has received another blogging award!  Thanks to  What Living Taught Me for the nomination and support! I am so excited that my writing has received so much recognition this past month. I am excited for all of you to read and visit my list of nominations. But first the details.


Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
Must add 7 facts about themselves.
Nominate 15 people to do the award!

Seven Facts About Me:

1. I work night shifts in a cancer hospital and enjoy the work immensely.

2. Currently I am working on writing four book projects simultaneously and am  hopefully that in the coming months something will be ready to submit to publishers.

3. I am a self taught sculptor from the age of six. When I was younger I created all sorts of “things” and wove so many stories into each piece. (They were mostly space ships.)

4. I write at night mostly, on night shift, or at home. I often feel like Jo March, with an unquiet mind that catches fire when the sun goes down. I can’t stop the stories that beg to be written.

5. As a small child I often experienced high fevers that ended up with me lying in bed hearing the sound of breaking glass. I’d often have dreams about being trapped in a house of glass that was shattering all around me. Come to find out, nearly 24 years later, those fevers slightly damaged my vestibular nerve in one ear and now causes me to feel like I’m riding a roller coaster, but only when I’m sick.

6. I am atrocious with grammar, but I love to write. I can’t stop myself from writing. It’s ridiculous. Heaven help my editor when I finally get a real one.

7. I love being outside. There is nothing more satisfying than having my bare feet in the cool grass, or digging around in the dirt. I love taking my children and disappearing into the wilderness. The other day I wrote a poem by the side of a pond while my boys threw rocks into the water. We had great blue herons and pelicans flying all around us. It was incredible.

Nominations (in no certain order):

Jack Bennett– his poetry is beautifully written, and full of inspiration. Go visit his page right now! Be inspired!

Becca– I recently started following Becca. She has some insightful thoughts and experiences to share on her blog. Her photos are fantastic as well.

Ed A. Murray– Ed is a published author of three works of fiction. He has some great insight and advice on writing, and for writers. Love it.

MTAGGARTWRITER– I love following this blog! Not only are beautiful words and poetry given, but also visually pleasing photographs from the world around us. Plus M.Taggart has a Facebook page where you can share your work on another social media platform, with fellow writers.

John W. Leys– Follow the link to this wonderfully dark and enticing blog. John weaves intricate lines of poetry and prose that will leave you haunted and wanting more.

Sarah Doughty– Yet another exquisite blog full of poetry that pulls at your heart and mind. I’m always amazed at the brevity that comes with each poem, yet the layers of thought each line possesses.

ZeckromBryan–  Follow this link to some interesting fiction. Short stories abound from inspired minds and real-life experiences.

Eyes + Words– Superb writing that stimulate the mind and soul. Follow the link!

Amy Walters– A wonderful blog full of inspiration and encouragement for all things writing.

Amanda McCoy– Amanda has a lovely blog filled with sage advice and understanding for all things writing. Her words are filled with positivity, but also realistic intent. She’s a wonderful writer.

Steph J– Steph’s blog is all about passing on a positive vibe. Her blog is so wonderful and full of exciting things to read about and be inspired by. I’ve entered a few contests she created, as well as participated in some blog parties and every interaction I have with her has been excellent!

Dave (Who Writes Fiction)– Want to learn how to write short stories? Want to read entertaining short stories and other fictional works? Visit this wonderful blog. Dave is great.

DineANDrhyme– You’ve got to check out this blog full of mouthwatering food, poetry, and vlogging!! I love it!

Fragments of My Mind– More on the dark-lovely side of this award, this blog addresses depression and the painfully poignant feelings associated. It’s a vivid and evoking experience.

Gary– Follow Gary for a wealth of information. Be it the latest and greatest in advice for writing, featured authors, and cross promotion of exciting blogs or being a guest blogger. Gary is witty and full of energy enough to cure any writer’s blog. Check out his blog!

Versatile Blogger Award

I am happy to announce that the Ink Owl has been nominated and received its first award!  Fellow blogger yashovardhan99 nominated me and I feel so honored. Please check out his blog about life, technology and a crazy good thriller.

The rules for this nomination and award are as follows:

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  •  Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice (At least)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)


Here is a list of my nominations for this award, please check out their blogs, each one is wonderful!

  • Darkness of His Dreams– He creates beautifully dark poetry
  • Sounds From a Dublin Cafe– This blog is all about writing what is heard from inside a pub, its authentic, fresh, and written very well.
  • Storyshucker–  You’ll find an emporium of every day experiences that hold beautifully written messages and inspiration.
  • A Dads Day Out– To all those fathers and parents out there, this blog is wildly refreshing.
  • Fiction is Food– Please take a minute or maybe a year to look at all of these inspiring and creative stories by G. Jefferies. Truly talented words you’ll find yourself addicted to!
  • M.Taggart Writer– Come read beautiful words and get inspired to write!
  • Cake Hole– Something delicious is always being posted here.
  • Driftwood and Lace–  Wonderful stories of darkness and light found here.
  • Scale it Simple  StephJ has created a wonderful blog fueled by the positive nature of her mind, and those around her. Visit her website and leave feeling a little more grateful for the life you’ve been given.
  • Fragments of Me– Hauntingly beautiful poetry written by a secretive hand, come here to provoke your inner thoughts
  • Earth to Ash–  Follow Ash’s thoughts and experiences on life, as well as a well written poem here and there.
  • Nichoas Rinth–   Lovely, lovely, lovely come check out his blog, you won’t regret it.
  • Diaries of Daniel Douglas Follow Daniel’s blog of thoughts range from the deep, to the everyday. It’s refreshing to read the every day thoughts of a complete stranger.
  • The Drabble–  A very interesting read, the Drabble finds a way to capture the world in their own perfectly unique perspective. And their posts are always a delicate taste of their thoughts.
  • Monochromia-Follow this blog for an array of superb black and white photography submitted by a highly talented group of photographers. Most excellent!
  • Cook Book Aficionado– Maggie never ceases to amaze with daring, and delectable vegan recipes. I use her recipes all the time now, and am always amazed at their outcome. Her sourdough waffles are to die for.
  • SCRichmond– Richmond is a publish author that offers wonderful crime and mystery writing, she recently has published her second novel.
  • Carrot and Crumb–  Benjamina was on the seventh season of the Great British Bake Off and has continued to introduce dazzling new bakes on her blog. Be prepared to get hungry and bake!

And now for seven facts about myself:

  • I usually write at night. Something about these witching hours keeps my brain turning and I can’t stop.
  • Being a stay at home father of two rambunctious boys drives and inspires me to create and bring goodness into this world.
  • In the same breath I say I’m a stay at home parent, I do work a full-time job in oncology healthcare. Yup, I do both. (Ask me about it some time.)
  • I am 28 years old.
  • Once I told the love of my life I wasn’t interested . . . on Valentines Day. (I’ve been paying for it ever since.)
  • Everyday I write more and post on this blog I find out that I love to write in a different genre. You’ll find love stories, thrillers, fantasy, memoirs, and much more on this blog.
  • I’ve shared a bow with the Dalai Lama.

If you have received this award before, then consider this a complement to your writing abilities. If not please enjoy this great experience and award, because you deserve the recognition after all of your hard work. Keep on writing!