Mystery Blogger Awards



I have opted to write up these awards differently from the usual routine of acceptance therefore l now no longer use the term ‘nomination’ in any sense or variation.

I use the term ‘gifting’.

These awards are not true nominations, they are one stop awards. Now this means, that if you are gifted, you are under no bound obligation to pay it forwards or gift it forwards yourselves and can simply accept them as the gifted compliments to your blog that they are.

You do not have to answer any of the questions unless you so choose to do so, you do not have to further gift out if you do not choose to do so either.

Also l greatly reduce the amount of bloggers l choose to gift the award to.

I love receiving these awards, but as my blog has grown and as such evolved, l find that the awards more or less stay the same, they don’t scale – they remain exactly the same. Therefore whilst these awards are superb motivators for new writers and bloggers alike, more veteran bloggers do not always have the time to complete the guidelines to these awards. Many a time they will answer the questions and may pose further questions, but the bigger your blog becomes and the busier you become personally maintaining it, time is always in short supply.

This is in no way, shape or form meant to be read as derrogative towards the creators of these awards, just my layout is my interpretation.

Rory Matier


Mystery Blogger Awards – 10 & 11

My sincere thanks to both Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess  and Sadje of Keep it Alive  for their gifting of the Mystery Blogger Award to A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip blog. Thank you ladies. Scrappy and l are thrilled to receive these great compliments. I am sure all of my own readership are already all too well aware of both of the above blogs – however if as of yet you are not, then my advice is to hop, skip and jump your way over there, drop by and stop a while, and become more acquainted with these great bloggers.


So? What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
Okoto Enigma


Award Guidance

Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.

Choose 3 – 5 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.

Ask 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one

Notify those you gift the Award to.


3 Things About Yourself!

I constantly struggle to balance myself between reading my audience’s blog posts and writing my own content posts, and am always on the search for the blog post that offers me sound advice on how to achieve this …. hint, hint anyone who may feel obliged in to writing such a helpful post?


When l first began to alter the way of writing these acceptances to the awards in January 2019, l angered an unknown blogger to such a degree that they threw a challenge at my feet, that basically implied and suggested at the same time – “That if l thought l could do better, then perhaps l should create my own award? To put my money where my mouth was!”

If anyone challenges me to do something and it is new to me, l must research it to death. which l have been doing for the last five months, and l am confident now that l have all the information l need to correctly create my own award which l hope to be both discussing in the next six weeks or so, and launching on January 1st 2020.


I am starting a new series this month called The Changing Face where both in collaboration as well as freelancing l will be working with Lisa of Lismore Paper to change the face of my blog to move it forwards in a slightly different direction. More on that later this month.

Five Questions Twice


Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Go for a pee.

What is your favorite hobby?

Writing and [blogging]

Junk Food Junkie or Health Nut?

These days l am mostly a health nut.

What’s the funkiest food you ever ate?

I have over the years and pre – health nut eating, eaten from a very wide and diverse menu – l guess the time l attended an international dinner buffet in the 90’s in London was quite eye opening and then l sampled sheep eyes and roasted tarantulas and the like.

Do you favor writing during the day or the evening?

I pretty much write all day every day – so the answer is as and when.


Sadje of Keep it Alive

Have you every been surprised by your own achievements?

Yes, frequently.

A surprise holiday is granted; What will you do?

I have no idea if honest – l am in need of a break, the last one was for a week in 2014, and prior that 1993 so, anywhere would be nice.

Have you ever kept a diary or maybe a food diary? If so can you tell us something about it?

No, the only time l have remotely kept anything close to a diary is here in this blog with the Dear Blog series.

Jack and Jill went up the hill to…………..? (Funny, if it’s not apparent already!)

For a quickie behind the well.

How do you think your input has made a difference in the world around you?

Well that is the big $64000 isn’t it, we all like to think we have made an impact on the people in our lives in one way or another, and even here in the blogging environment we would like to hope we have made an impact or entertained, or had our readers relate to our content or just resonate with something we have written. I personally don’t think we can answer that question, l think the answers are provided at times by those we have made the impact upon. I would like to think that perhaps some of the content l write makes people think or smile.


Gifting The Mystery Blogger Award

Paula of Light Motifs II

Gary of Bereaved Single Dad

Lady D of 3C Style

Barbara of Teleporting Weena

Suzi Tench of My Colourful Life


My Five Questions

Which is your least favourite mode of transportation?

Why, oh why why why did the chicken cross the road?

What is the stupidist thing you have ever done – voluntarily?

When you have left this planet, as in your life ends, what do you think is next ….?

At what age do you think you actually became an adult?


So there we go folks, once again my sincere thanks to both Beckie and Sadje for their gifted compliments of The mystery Blogger Award to my blog – thank you ladies, always appreciated.

43 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Awards

  1. Great idea and Congratulations. You are right about it being hard to follow and read other blogs when you also have to find the time to post blogs yourself. Along with your everyday normal life schedules it can be a challenge. I don’t know how others keep up either.

  2. Sheep eyes and roasted tarantulas? Oh my….
    When you find the way to have enough time to read the others posts and do your own posts let me know as I’m starting to struggle too…
    And by the way congratulations Rory!

  3. Congratulations on being gifted the Mystery Blogger Award! I liked reading your answers.
    Sounds pretty interesting that you’ll create your own award later on, and also that you’ll have a few changes coming up here.
    Thanks so much for the gift! I’ll be posting something soon. 🙂

  4. Oh my… Sheep eyes and roasted tarantulas! Hope you added a condiment. I am so please to hear you will be doing a project with Lisa. Can’t wait to see what you both will come up with. I know it will be awesome. Your gift goes straight to my heart. Thank you Rory! Hug.

    1. It’s so funny you should talk of the condiments Lady D – that’s actually what turned out to be the saving grace to many of those delights – condiments allow a host of nasties to be eaten 🙂

              1. Haha… This could work if I had no imagination, but as you know and said before: Something may be hidden, but not invisible!

              2. Indeed. I have lots of imagination but sometimes it is a problem. I guess you could consider this the opposite problem of writer’s block. The page is blank not for lack of ideas, but for an overload of ideas. Result? The page is still blank. Lol.

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