Thursday, July 19, 2012

I've Been Awarded!

I'm so excited!  I've just been awarded with my first ever blog award.  Thanks so much, Emma! :)



I'm supposed to answer a series of questions as part of this award, so here goes! :)

1.  Tell us why the idea of blogging popped up and why you still write it.
          For me, blogging was born out of a desperate need to get my troubled thoughts out in writing.  When I first came to Beast'sbelle's house, I was really struggling with my identity as a Disney doll.  Everyone expected me to be the Belle that I was modeled after, but I'm very different from the movie Belle.  As I've gone through various changes, from making new friends to feeling more self-assured to becoming a wife, it's helped me work through my thoughts and share with others who care about me.  Now, I can't imagine life without blogging! :)

2.  Describe a usual day of your life.
          Let's see, on a usual day I hang around the house, spend some quality time with Robby, visit with my best friend Rapunzel and my good friends Tiana and Isabella, play with Rapunzel and Eugene's daughters, take a walk with Robby, avoid Beast'sbelle's children (they're not supposed to know we're alive)...I think that about sums it up.  On extra special days, Robby and I try to make it outside at least once, but everything has to line up just right for that to happen.

3.  The best collaboration with a blogger.
          I suppose you could call my association with Tess and Maggie a collaboration.  I actually got my start on their blog thanks to Tess's graciousness.  There were a lot of great things about being a part of their blog. I got the attention of their audience, I was able to consult with them when I was still learning how to do things...a lot of it was wonderful.

4.  The worst collaboration with a blogger.
          Well, I haven't worked with anyone else besides Tess and Maggie, but I would say that the worst part about the collaboration was dealing with Maggie's attitude.  She has a real chip on her shoulder about "the 12 inchers", as she calls us.  I don't know if she doesn't consider us real dolls or what, but she was constantly making biting, sarcastic comments.  She especially despised the romantic aspect of my posts.  Of course, we didn't exactly start out on the right foot.  I mean, I did kind of start typing on their blog without asking first. :{ It's not something I'm proud of...I should have thought things through, but like I said before, I was so desperate for a way to work through my feelings that I tried to excuse my actions. :(  Anyway, things have gotten a lot better with Maggie since I moved to my own blog.  She still gets a bit testy when Tess asks her to mention that I have a new post, though. ;)

5.  Explain what blogging means to you.
          Blogging is a form of expression that allows me to share my thoughts, hopes, and dreams with an audience that, amazingly, seems to truly care about my little vinyl life. :)          

6.  Nominate 5 bloggers for this award and comment on their blogs to let them know they were nominated.
          Oh, this is going to be hard to decide!  Okay, I officially nominate:

-Emily at The Toy Box Philosopher

-Alice xox at A Doll's Life

-Spicemuffin at American Girl Doll Stuff and More

-Elliebob at It's a Doll's World

-Aimeebob at The Princess Corner

Emily's blog is one that Beast'sbelle and I just recently discovered that has a lot of great information on all sorts of dolls.  The rest of my nominees are faithful followers that leave me lots of comments (and they happen to have really fun blogs, too!). :)  I wish I could nominate all of you (some of you need to start your own blogs so I can!), ;) but I can at least thank all of you for making my blogging experience so much fun.  I've loved getting to know all of you.

I hope to be back later this week with a "real" post! ;)

17 comments:

Elliebob said...

Thanks so much belle!!! :D

Spicemuffin said...

Thanks for nominating me! I feel very honored, and I'm also tickled to see my BFF's blog is also nominated!
Also, you're not the only one. Once, Arizona hacked onto the Blogger account {we hadn't previously given her the passcode}, and posted a post on Ivy's blog!

beastsbelle said...

You're welcome, girls. :) You've both been there for me from the start, leaving great comments and being such good friends. Thanks so much1 :)

Spicemuffin, I had no idea that there were others who made the same mistake as I did. I'm not sure if that makes me feel better or worse. :}

Belle

Emily said...

Thank you, Belle! You are so sweet to nominate me. I already feel like a winner. :) Just so you know, I'm on the hunt to buy and review a gorgeous 26" portrait of you made by Tonner Doll. It might be a long search, but I would love the chance to talk about you on my blog!

beastsbelle said...

Wow, thanks Emily! :D Beast'sbelle and I have really enjoyed looking over your blog...I'd be honored to be mentioned.

I hope you get your Tonner version of "me" soon (of course, if you get a chance to read through my blog, you'll realize that I'm not really THE Belle...but I knew what you meant). ;) I've seen pictures of the Tonner Belle, and she's really pretty. :)

Have a great week, and thanks so much for commenting and following. :D

Belle

Alice xox said...

Aw thanks Belle, you're so sweet! I didn't even know anyone even read my blog. O: Woah. Haha. Guess I should actually post again when life calms down... :)

beastsbelle said...

No problem, Alice! :) I understand about the posting dilemma, too. I've been struggling to find the time to get on here and update everyone, especially since Beast'sbelle is so busy with her Blogoversary now! :( Hopefully in the next week or so I can get back to regular posting.

Belle

Aimeebob said...

I'm so sorry I didnt see this! We have been so busy lately so I didnt see it! But thank you so much!!!! Your the best!!!

beastsbelle said...

No problem, Aimeebob! :)

Belle

Elliebob said...

Thanks Spice ;) Best Friends Forever!! :) lol

Anonymous said...

Ready for a new post!

beastsbelle said...

Soon, I hope! Sorry to make you wait. :}

Belle

Anonymous said...

It's all right, I just miss them. Question: On BeastsBelle's blog she said she was selling some stuff on ebay, and I looked at the items. SHE IS SELLING TIANA AND NAVEEN?! What was wrong with them? Well, I guess now I could buy them from her, but why is she selling them?!

Aimeebob said...

Check my blog to se my post!!! Thanks so much Beasts Belle!!

beastsbelle said...

You're welcome, Aimeebob...although it was me, just plain Belle, that awarded you. ;)

Belle

beastsbelle said...

Anonymous, that's weird! Maybe she had another Tiana and Naveen that I didn't know about. It's true, Tiana's no longer with us (boy do I have a LOT to catch up on!!), but it's not because she's on eBay...at least, I don't think so! :{ I'll try to get a post up tomorrow to tell you all about it...today I'm totally swamped. Talk to you later!

Belle

Aimeebob said...

:) Sorry :)