Tags & Awards

The Liebster Award! (2 Times)

(NOTE: With finals and all, my posting and writing schedules have been a bit whack. Because of that, this Random post is on the second-to-last Monday of May, and the Christianity post should be next week. 🙂 )

Back in January, I was tagged by both Tasha Van Kesteren and Alicia Marantette for the Liebster Award! (For those who don’t know—it’s not an actual award, more like a tag; I’m actually not sure why it’s called an award.) Thank you both!

Funny thing. . . both posts were published on the same day, and if you know Tasha and Alicia, you know that they’re quite good friends too. . . hm. . . I believe there were other victims that were tagged by the two. *rubs chin curiously* I wonder if they were in cahoots just to make us answer more questions. You never know. . . . . . just kidding.

But what does this mean for you? Well, it may mean a longer read, so I’ll try to be super brief with each answer! If you know me, that’ll be difficult, but I’ve gotta try anyway.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger[s] who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 [22] questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 [4] other bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions [fine].
  • Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

Tasha’s Questions

1. Are you a mom’s kid or a dad’s kid?

That honestly all depends on what you mean by that. If you mean which of my parents is my favorite, then I’d say neither. I love them both equally, and overall I don’t prefer one over the other.

If you mean which I like more, ‘indoor activities’ or ‘outdoor activities,’ again I’d have to say neither. I spend lots of time indoors writing, reading, drawing… I also love being outdoors! Running, soccer, biking, frisbee, etc.

2. What is your favourite book?

My favorite (hehe, the great ‘u’ dispute continues) book. . . I don’t think I have a favorite standalone. Though Maniac Magee is one of my favorites. My favorite series is the Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew Peterson.

3. What is your dream pet?

A moose. Seriously, if I could own a moose that would be amazing. I’d have to live in rural land and colder climates, though, and I prefer neither. . . so I suppose a dream it will remain. My second choice would be a wolf!

4. What are your 2022 goals?

I have plenty. Learn to drive, get decent at guitar, run a marathon. . . I list more in this post here (though that’s outdated). Here is another post of mine with some more goals.

5. Why do you blog?

Several reasons. 1. A starting platform for my career as an author. 2. To share my thoughts on topics that interest me. 3. To provide readers with sound advice I’ve found helpful, mainly in areas of Christianity, writing, and young adult life.

There are more reasons, I’m sure, but those are the ones off the top of my head.

6. Favourite music genre?

Christian rap and hip hop, for sure! I do enjoy some good Contemporary Christian Music and Christian rock and pop as well!

7. Favourite book genre?

To write in, or read in? No matter. It remains the same in both: Christian fantasy and contemporary.

8. Hawaiian pizza, yes or no?

I don’t prefer Hawaiian pizza, but I don’t hate it either. If it’s the only style available, I’ll gladly eat it.

9. Favourite memory?

I don’t think I have one. . .

I’ll think about it.

I don’t know. Maybe playing with my cousins in some park, or something?? I’m not sure.

10. Are you introverted or extroverted?

Neither. I’m an ambivert. I have signs of both extrovert and introvert.

11. Do you like traveling? Why or why not?

Ah, I love traveling! Seeing the world, experiencing new great environments, and learning more about the world, culture, and geography.

Alicia’s Questions

1. What is your favorite and/or least favorite part of your blog?

That’s a tough one. I mean, I really love the graphics and design I’ve made for my blog. I don’t love how I get so long and ranty with my posts. It’s something I’ve been working on—being concise and clear.

2. What would be a book you’d recommend to anyone for any age?

(You mean besides the Bible?)

I don’t know. . . probably the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

3. What do you dream your future job would look like?

My dream job would be to be an author and work with my church’s non-profit community center, with the youth. So lots of running, writing, reading, teaching, and relationship-building (mentoring).

4. Do you play sports? What’s your favorite sport to play?

Well, officially I ‘play’ running. My favorite sport to play is probably either ga-ga ball, soccer, or dodgeball, though.

5. What’s something you are passionate about (just anything)?

Chicago deep-dish pizza. It is AMAZING. (Lou Malnati’s is the best, and Giordano’s is a close second).

6. Who’s your favorite author?

I don’t actually have one. Well, except for the Author of Life. He’s my favorite. His works are just… incredible; beautiful; deep and complex. I hope to really love Him wholeheartedly.

7. What’s your top hobby/project right now?

Writing, reading, running, and playing with my four-year-old sister. I know it’s four, but I don’t have one.

8. How do you celebrate Christmas?

Well, that’s maybe an inappropriate question right now. But one thing is that my cousins in Chicago sleepover from Eve to Day.

9. What kind of movie watcher are you more? (Hiding under the blankets, enjoying all the ups and downs, or just sitting there being like “why am I here?” 😂 etc)

Several of my siblings and I are very ‘interactive’ with the movie, me in particular, so I engage vividly, making comments, jokes, expressions, all that.

10. Why are you a blogger/writer/whatever-you-classify-yourself-as?

What’d you say?? That’s quite a question. Check my About and Home pages for kind of why I blog and write, and for why I blog, scroll up to Tasha’s question #5.

11. What kind of music do you listen to the most?

Scroll up to Tasha’s question #6 for the answer to that one!

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That was quite long, wasn’t it! I do believe almost every blogger I follow has done this before, but I’ll tag four people just in case…

Annabelle Batie @ Pen & Ink

Lissie @ Lissie’s Ramblings

Lilly @ Lilly Bug’s Not-So-Secret Diary

Kaley @ Words (congrats on the launch, Kaley!)

Here are my questions. I hope no one else gives you more. 😅

1. Where do you find the most inspiration for writing?

2. What is at the top of your bucket list?

3. Who or what introduced you to the bloggiverse/bloggisphere/blogging world?

4. Pens, pencils, or mechanical pencils?

5. Would you rather have one majorly famous book published, or several minorly famous books published? (Disclaimer: you’d have the same overall fame and income with either one.)

6. Hardcover, paperback, or e-book?

7. Is this question true or false? (*confusion*)

8. What is one activity that completely exhausts you?

9. What is one activity that makes you feel super energized?

10. What would you say to your favorite author or artist? (Be careful not to idolize them!)

11. If you didn’t have these questions to answer, what would you be doing instead?

I hope they stimulate your brain and are fun to answer!

To all my readers: thank you very much for reading all the way through! 😅 You may be more perseverant than I.

With God’s help,

~Daniel Amador

28 thoughts on “The Liebster Award! (2 Times)”

    1. That’s fine! Take your time. For that matter, you don’t even have to do it. 😛 I have tags from months ago, even back to 2021, that I still haven’t done, most that I probably won’t do.

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    1. You speak truth. *nods* If I ever have a big enough house or yard (and still take walks) I could get a dog that looks like a wolf, like a German Shephard. It’d just be super cool to say that I have a wolf. And they have ✨yellow✨ eyes and tend to be bigger.

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  1. @Daniel Amador, you can take my dog! He’s lazy and loves everyone, but he’s annoying and barks at every little sound… And you don’t even need a big back yard bc he is lazy and stays inside lol

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      1. Nope! He just acts like a grumpy old man whenever we leave the house. When we come back he spins around in circles and runs around the house JUST to come back and show us his chew toy

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    1. Yesss it’s great and not-great at the same time. 😛
      FACTS. Indeed the best series I’ve read.
      Well, it is **mostly** a Chicago thing. So, if you ever come to the Windy City, make sure to get some!! Lou Malnati’s and Giordano’s are the best places for deep dish.

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