And The Award Goes To …


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I respond to Awards very differently  to the ‘norm’  these days and no longer use the term ‘nomination’. My thanks to the following readers for their gifts to both A Guy Called Bloke and myself.  For the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award my thanks to both   Sadje  and   Riya GuptaFor the The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award my thanks to   Jennifer   and finally for the Blogger Leadership Award my kind thanks to  Beckie.

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**** With this particular post with me responding to four Awards in one l am not going to gift anyone or ask any further questions – instead l am just going to display Blogs that l love reading from and there are many but these blogs are l believe real reader delights to follow and enjoy.****

Rory Matier

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Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award


Who is Vincent Ehindero?

Vincent Ehindero is an online influencer and inspirational writer. He does FREE blog promotions and shoutouts for all his FOLLOWERS.

He also gives awards to bloggers and blogs to support their good works.


My Thanks to  Sadje  and  Riya Gupta

Both of these ladies run fantastic blogs so please do pop over and check them out!

Sadjes Questions …

What’s the last movie that you watched?

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

It’s reflective how heavy the rain is.

What are you doing to beat the lockdown blues?

Writing, reading and sorting my life out.

How long can you go without using your phone?

Forever – l don’t use a phone like others.

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty and non – judgemental

Do you have a favourite fictional character? What makes her/him your favourite?

No, l don’t.

Winter or Summer?

Both reflectively visually, but only summer for the heat as l don’t like being cold.

What is love, in your point of view?

Good question

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

I don’t really have a favourite movies or TV show – there are several and again mostly reflective on my mood at the time.

If you could time travel, where (when?) would you go?

Each time zone and era had its own problems – so l think the safest time zone is the current one. Just ride it out.

Riya Guptas Questions …

What’s the best thing you like about blogging? And your advice.

The best thing about blogging is the freedom you have to explore and what you can do when you are writing for others as in how you can entertain, inspire, motivate, encourage and how in so many ways you can alter the course your life takes. How the ability to journey and walk down many paths opens up even more opportunities for both you as a writer and a creator and also for your reader.

As to advice – don’t listen to any advice – make your own rules, break them, then work towards what works for you.

What do you do to relax?

I answered these questions from the bottom up – so see below.

What is that one thing you are very grateful for?

That l am still sane despite living in a world of madness!

What is your happiest moment?

I tend to no longer define happiness like that – l do tend to look at sensory energies and when all my energies are catered to very nicely – l am then probably at my most relaxed. It’s a rare occurrence

Would you prefer a Cat or Dog?

I like them both.

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The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award


“Blogging is fun and a source of inspiration and learning. Inspiration plays a vital role to proceed and step ahead in the journey of success. It helps us stay consistent at our desired Goals. Just like hard work is the key to success, inspiration is the key to work harder. Everyone here is doing their best to share their experiences and spread knowledge across this wonderful blogging platform. Everyone is sharing love and inspire others in their own way. So I decided to introduce the ideal inspiration Blogger award.”

Rising Star


My special and kind thanks to  Jennifer Bates of Paperkutz for her gifting of this award to A Guy Called Bloke and myself. Please do pop over and check out Jennifer’s blog you’ll not be disappointed.

Many thanks Jennifer for this gift.

Jennifer’s Questions …

What made you decide to be a blogger?

I had something l felt l needed to say and l wanted to show someone at the time that l wasn’t afraid to say it. When l first started my blog l was in a very dark place … that is no longer the case with me. The blog in 2020 is a very different environment to 2017.

Did you love blogging right away or did it take some time to develop blog love?

I have written or been involved with writing since the age of 9 or 10 so that has always been a passion .. l think it is not a case of loving your blog but more a case of being passionate about what you do and what you create with your blog.

Does blogging feel like a job to you or is it a pure delight?

It has never felt like a job and has always been a delight to maintain and develop further – it’s an extension to my personality of all of my personalities.

What inspires your posts?

Everything and more … everything and less, anything over all.

Do you need something to inspire you to write or can your writing inspire others to write?

Inspiration is everywhere for me … l have enough literature and ideas to write for several years at my current pace and if l was to slog it out for 24 hours a day, l could write non stop for close onto 12 months. Whether my writing inspires others to write l don’t know … probably, maybe … l don’t know?

l think that is in essence what every writer wants from a reader – perhaps not to write per se, but to feel inspired, motivated, enthused and to feel a form of resonation with what is being written. I think more importantly from my perspective l would prefer my readers to feel a form of relatability and resonation with my content – what they do after that will be from their own response to inspiration.

I would like to think that my writing makes people laugh and think and think and laugh.

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Blogger Leadership Award


The award was created by  Nova @ Nova’s Namaste 365 Online“This was created to nominate 1-2 individuals who have exemplified noticeable and noteworthy leadership. That could be in any way. There’s no questions or need to thank me. I also don’t require you to nominate others, although I think it would be a kind gesture.”


My kind thanks to Beckie of   Beckie’s Mental Mess   for her gift of this Award to my blog and myself. I would genuinely surprised if you were not aware of Beckie’s blog …. but if this name is new to you .. then please do hurry along and check her out.

Many thanks Beckie for this lovely gift, apologies for my delay in responding.

I love the fact that this award is actually simply a gift there are no expectations, demands, desires and wants attached to it as there are with so many of the other awards. But this is the right Award to complete this post with today  ….. as l explained l am not going to gift anyone else … l am however going to compliment the following bloggers and blogs alike as true and pure ‘reader delights’ which in turn makes them all leaders.

I don’t see myself as a leader – my philosophy is simpler than that – my readers and friends alike inspire me to continue to do what l do – and in so doing l provide entertainments for them to enjoy … is that a leader or is that just a truly motivated and happily enthused blogger?

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So without further ado ….

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My compliments to you all!

Each and every one of you – Thank you for your inspiration and for what you do each and every day to inspire and enthuse others!

Well done!

Thanks for reading everyone!

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12 thoughts on “And The Award Goes To …

  1. I like your answers Rory. Congratulations for these awards. You may not think yourself a leader but I think you are.

  2. Congratulations Rory! You’ve impacted many lives with you blog as evident by all this recognition. 3 years going strong!

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