Blog Appreciation Post

Blog Appreciation Post (BAP)- Get your baps out!

Recently through various Meet n Greets, Link Parties, Reblogs, Follow for Follows etc, I have come to appreciate the efforts of lots of bloggers who have used their time and posts to promote other blogs and bring the blogging community closer together. I have decided to play my part by creating this BAP, which I hope bloggers will use to share some things about themselves so we can all know each other a bit better, as well as helping out moreΒ bloggers. As Christmas is getting closer, there is a bit of a festive end to the post! πŸ™‚

blog appreciation post

3 Facts about Yourself that you’re followers might not know…

1 : I enjoy painting landscapes (acrylic), though I haven’t done one for quite a while.

2 : I also do a bit ofΒ baking, mainly chocolate chip cookies (if I haven’t already eaten the cookie dough!). They call me the next Paul Hollywood haha

3 : One day I’d like to write a fantasy novel. I have made plans for some of it, though it is many years from being finished. It is inspired by Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Dark Materials, Game of Thrones and Percy Jackson.

First Ever Post

Dan Brown | Inferno
I love a Dan Brown thriller. This a very interesting read, which I definitely recommend to any thriller fans out there.

Favourite 3 Blog Posts

Emma Watson Tribute | 26 May, 2015
Emma is perfection personified. This …extensive…tribute, contains a lot of images and gifs, as well as reviewing every film that she has appeared in.

The First Classic Special of my Short Film Ratings | 23 September, 2015
I have decided to watch more films that are from the Golden Age of Hollywood and are considered classics of that time. This is the first post in which I have reviewed some classic films including Citizen Kane and Rear Window. The next edition will include for certain Psycho and A Rebel Without a Cause. I have also developed an obsession for Grace Kelly…

My book review of Anthony Horowitz’s House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes) | 5 July, 2014
Not only is Anthony Horowitz one of my favourite authors, and Sherlock Holmes one of my favourite book series, but he also responded to my tweet!

Favourite 3 Blog Posts from Other Bloggers

Why I Will Never Be Freshly Pressed | D. Parker
Very funny, and something that has been on my mind recently.

Bond Movie Recap | Vinnieh
I love James Bond, and this is the ultimate James Bond post if there ever was one.

Orlando Day 2: The Wizarding World Part 1 | The Writing HufflepuffΒ 
I’m a huge Potterhead, and when this was posted I was instantly jealous, but also grateful to have such an insightful post with plenty of photos.


Books and Films that I am ashamed not to have read or seen…

1 : 1984, George Orwell

2 : The Godfather Parts Two and Three

3 : The Color Purple, Alice Walker

4 : Any Rocky film

5 : Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Finally, some Christmassy questions!

1 : What film are you looking forward to watching over the Christmas period the most?
A : Home Alone

2 : What is top of your Christmas list?
A : Kindle

3 :Β Favourite Christmas song?
A : Wham!- Last Christmas (though it changes all the time)

4 : Favourite present you have got, or are getting someone this year? (Shhhhh we won’t tell!)
A : A onesie for my Dad.

5 : Weirdest Christmas present you have received or given someone?
A:Β Some squishy gunge that was in the shape of a star. There was no use for it except to mould it into shapes. Every time it went on the floor it collected every bit of dust, hair etc and it was disgusting. My mum through it in the bin on Boxing Day. I was 17 at this point!

10 Bloggers who I Nominate

VinniehΒ Β | Film Reviews and a big James Bond fan.
D. Parker | Β A bit of everything. Hilarious blogger.
twentybytwentyfive | Various tags and posts on books, music, films and life.
sonofabeach96 | Surely the blog title is enough!
By Hook Or By Book | A ton of book reviews!!
JoHanna Massey | A blogger I have met through Meet n Greet. Various posts, including good music.
the Writing Hufflepuff | A huge Potterhead (if that isn’t reason enough!) and wins award very regularly.
Sometimes Silver Linings are Blue | Poetry and music.
anewperspectiveperhaps | Her “philosophy on life” and “the little things that make her laugh”.
itsgoodtobecrazysometimes | A great blog. Crazy, humourous and thought-provoking.

Same format as I have done, though you can change the questions to suit your followers. And I hope everyone’s Christmas shopping is going well!

20 thoughts on “Blog Appreciation Post

  1. Congrats on getting this honor . And my sincere thanks to you for your wonderful words about my site. When I do my appreciation post, is it OK if I use the same questions as you?

      • Oh thanks for clarifying that. It’s an honour to receive it off a blogger as talented as you. Thanks for saying I can use the questions you did, you really rock.

  2. I’ll try to get to it this evening. I’m at work currently and, with these changes WP has made, I can’t stand writing a post from my phone now. I wonder if I bitch enough about it they’ll go back to the way it was? Doubt it! Let me get home to my iPad and I’ll make a post. Thanks again. πŸ˜ƒ

      • Nope, no warning. At least not that I saw. The problem on my phone is that I can’t see the menu with the dashboard, my site, etc on it. So if I save something, I can’t get to it. Works fine on my iPad, but not my phone.

  3. Richard, You had me at cookies… πŸ˜‰
    I hadn’t watched ‘Home Alone’ last year and it somehow didn’t feel right so I’ve rectified that and may have to do it again (would have been a shorter, less fun, and more brutal movie with competent burglars).
    And now I have Wham! in my head, ok, I’d be lying if I said they weren’t there already. πŸ™‚
    Hope your Dad likes his onsie.
    Love your reading choices concerning fantasy, now I have a craving for Phillip Pullman readathon. πŸ™‚
    Emma Watson is awesome.
    I love your BAPS, a great idea!
    Thanks for the nomination and the mention, I’m glad you enjoyed my post(s), as I’m enjoying yours. πŸ™‚
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. Best wishes, Donna. πŸ™‚

    • I sometimes make them when I go pub quizzing. πŸ™‚
      Family Guy’s take on Home Alone is brilliant, it lasts about 30 seconds!
      The Dark Materials is being made into a BBC TV series!! πŸ˜€
      No problem, yours too Donna. πŸ™‚

      • Always fun…if one can remember. πŸ˜‰
        Yes, it’s hilarious, well it is Family Guy…
        Really? That’s amazing, I can’t wait, thanks for letting me know.
        All the best with your BAPs and other fun-sounding stuff. πŸ˜‰

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