Real Neat Blog Award Nomination.

Today, I was nominated for a Real Neat Blogger award byAuroraboros, of the blog Objects, and the Distance Between Them. Thank you; it is a true honor to receive this nomination from you. I thank you also very much for describing my blog so highly.

I have to say that your thoughts and your texts are always extremely interesting and challenging. I am in awe of your poetry. I strongly recommend my readers to visit your blog and I am sure that once they do it, they will be hooked.


  • Display the award logo
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers
  • Ask them 7 questions


My answers:

  1. Do you have a writing process, and if so, what is it? I don’t have any process or writing plan. I just write what comes out of my heart and do some serious editing afterward.
  2. How would you best describe your thoughts and the way you process what you experience? I believe my thoughts translate reality and truth or can be provocative as well. I try to process my experiences as if I were another person looking at the situation in order to gain as much objectivity as possible.
  3. If you were able to capture a single memory or piece of yourself in a piece of writing, so that the reader was able to relate perfectly and understand, what would you capture and what form would the writing take? It would be a prose as I don’t have the talent to express my thoughts or feeling in any other form.
  4. How has your approach to and vision of your blog changed since you first started it? Actually, I don’t think it has changed at all.
  5. What do you hope to achieve through your writing? I would hope that my writing helps both the people suffering from a disorder and people who want to learn about our illness. I would like to help the person suffering that they are others out there feeling the same or similar and for the other people to help them understand what an ill person goes through with these awful mental illness
  6. What is one goal or vision that you are working towards, what is currently impeding your obtaining it, and what are you doing to overcome the impediment? My immediate goal is to get a job or anything that can generate a steady income and what is in the way is my age and the job market which is saturated due to the poor economic conditions.
  7. What is one of your most memorable/favorite pieces of writing and why? If possible, please provide a link! It would have to be my first post as it was the first time in my life that I have published anything that I wrote. I was petrified to see the reaction that I would get. It all turned out to be fine. Introduction And Purpose Of This Blog

My Nominees are:

  1. Matt Christian
  2. bpdbloggerwithkids
  3. Discovering Your Happiness
  4. ashleyleia
  5. Mvadi

My questions:

  1. If you only had one book that you could take with you, which one would that be?
  2. What are the positive aspects of blogging according to you?
  3. Do you find writing therapeutic?
  4. Do you believe writing is the best vector to translate your thoughts?
  5. What do you enjoy reading the most?
  6. What do you wish the most to accomplish with your blog?
  7. Besides writing, what is/are your other(s) passion(s)?

11 thoughts on “Real Neat Blog Award Nomination.

  1. I am so very glad that you accepted and responded so appropriately to this nomination, Lawrence.

    I definitely agree that your style is very direct. You speak from and to the heart, objectively but with passion and soul. I very much like and appreciate that openness.

    I would challenge you to try writing a poem or some sort of prose. I think you could do it if you tried. You have a lot of writing talent, and if you let your thoughts flow in a poetic form, I think it could come quite naturally for you. It can also be a very healthy outlet and a way to express yourself in a different medium than you are used to, a bit less conscious and more introspective. Please tag me or share if you do… I would very much like that.

    Your writing has remained consistent since you started, but there are some subtle changes. You have grown more bold in expressing your challenges. It can be scary for the reader sometimes, but is healthy and insightful.

    You are definitely working towards your goal. The insights from your posts are very valuable to the community and to yourself. I am grateful and proud of what you are doing.

    I wish you all the best with the job search. That can be difficult for anyone in a more adjusted position, let alone someone who is living with the challenges you face. If we as the community can be of any help, please let us know.

    I remember your first post. It was obviously very difficult for you, but it was so well written and genuine, I don’t know how it could have been perceived in anything but a positive and loving way by the community. I am so glad that you overcame your fears and started your blog. It is one of my favorites to read and follow. Your journey is a difficult one, but you are doing right by sharing and seeking support. We will be there for you as much as we can; I wish all the best to you. Know that you are loved and cared about. You are not alone so long as you let us in.

    I am still working on my response to your nomination. I promise I will post soon. It is just taking time…

    Stay well, friend.


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    1. Waow, I have never received such compliments. They mean so much to me, especially coming from such skillful master of many English writing styles, as you are.
      I genuinely love poems and have to overcome this fear and try it once but I am not ready for it yet. Many people and poets within our community and have told me exactly what you mentioned which is to try.
      English isn’t my first language, French is but I am more comfortable to write and talk in English. My family is Anglo-Saxon and we basically live in English in France.
      My formative years took place in North America more specifically New York City. I don’t know why but their way of living, culture, sport, politics and their blunt way of handling things fitted right away and within the first month, I felt that it was home. To this day I still feel the same and there isn’t anything more than I would like to move back there. Unfortunately, it is not possible at this point and time, but who knows, maybe one day.
      I am so touched by your message to me and you have definitely made my day or week, more likely
      Peace and serenity my friend and thank you again.


      1. Lawrence – You are very welcome. I mean every word. You have the potential to create beautiful prose; don’t worry about the formatting, structure, or grammar, just write. Those things will come with time. The most beautiful poetry is often that which eschews these things in favor of heart and truth.

        I do hope you get a chance to return some day. I am sure you will if you seek it and keep working on yourself. The city will wait for you.

        All the best, friend.


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