The lovely Marie from Rebels Notes nominated me for the Liebster Award for which I thank her.
This is an award that I have heard of before as about 18 months ago my partner was nominated for this on his writing site and I helped him to complete the requirements. So it is really lovely to have my site nominated so early in its existence!
The full set of rules for the award can be found here but the basics are as follows:-
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
- Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
- Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
- Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
The 11 questions that Marie has set together with my answers are:-
Why did you start blogging?
I started erotic blogging about 4 years or so ago but decided as I was about to reach 50 (a birthday which I have just recently celebrated) that I would start a fresh new blog under a new name to take my blogging in a slightly different direction exploring more of my fiction writing, poetry and photography as well as dropping in bits and pieces of my sexual activities with my partner and others that may join us from time to time.
How did you choose your pseudonym? If you blog/write under your own name, it would be wonderful to hear how your family/friends react to what you write.
This is a really great question as I wanted something completely different to my previous identity and one that was not overly sexual. I find the name “velvet” to be very sensual as if you feel the fabric velvet it is lovely to touch. The rose was one of my late father’s favourite flowers so “Velvet Rose” came into existence.
Talk to me about photos on your blog. Do you make your own? Post them? Do you show your face? Why or why not?
I like to vary the photographs on my site. I use photos from the internet (appropriately linked back to the original where possible) to illustrate my writing. My own photographs are either taken by myself or with the help of my partner and so far these have been mainly used in the Meme Sinful Sunday. I may well post more of my own work as the blog progresses. You will likely never see my face on any images posted nor will you see any of my existing tattoos as they will identify me too easily. My work, at present, would not allow my identity to be known as it would hurt my business to be recognised. Also the majority of my family would likely not approve.
Do you write erotic stories? If so, have you ever been published or do you wish to be?
Yes I enjoy to write the odd erotic story. I have never been published and to be honest I don’t think that I would ever be good enough to be published but you never know!
What is the ultimate goal for your blog?
My goal for this blog – well I suppose it would be for people just to enjoy what I post and for me to enjoy writing and posting images for you all. Maybe as time progresses and the blog develops other goals may emerge.
What memes do you participate in?
Currently I regularly participate in Wicked Wednesday and Sinful Sunday. I would like to join in with Kink of the Week and I am hopeful that now all the excitement, planning and celebration of my 50th Birthday are out of the way I can start to have a look at this as well! It would be an especially good time at the moment as the current topic is “Catch Up” and you can write about as many or as few of the topics that have already been offered – all 61 of them!
Do you have any suggestions for prompts for Wicked Wednesday?
“Give A Dog A Bone” – what gets you going, what really riles you or what do you get passionate about to the point where you won’t let go, tell us what is your “Give A Dog A Bone” subject?
What is your life motto?
Live life, Give love, Don’t judge
What kind of “-aholic” are you? Workaholic, shopaholic, sexaholic, chocoholic?
Foodaholic! I love food, sweet or savoury. My favourites are Chocolate (dark), Pringles, Popcorn (sweet), Steak and Chips, and Roast Lamb!
When would you really stop blogging?
I have no idea! Probably when it becomes a chore, or my fingers are removed from my hands, or my partner hides my computer and gadgets!!
Will I see you at Eroticon 2015?
Not this year, but I do hope to go in the future if there are going to be more!
11 Random Facts About Me
- I am tall with very long legs
- I rarely wear make up
- I’m a cat person (currently just have the one house-cat)
- I used to breed Budgerigars and Guinea Pigs
- I am a gadget freak
- I can ride horses
- I hate the cold
- I am told I have a very dirty laugh
- Fiercely independent
- I pee hard and fast! (Partner just added that one! lol)
- I love a hot bubble bath
Blogs I Nominate
As I have no idea how many followers blogs have so I am going to nominate based on the blogs I enjoy to read and those blogs that I relate to the most.
Quesions For My Nominees
- What do you enjoy most about blogging?
- What is your star sign?
- Do you have a favourite meme you participate in or what do you enjoy most about the memes that you do participate in?
- Would you consider starting your own meme?
- Where do you see your blog in 3 years time?
- Are you a Twitter addict?
- What is your favourite gadget and why?
- What piece of music moves you the most and why?
- What is your favourite film?
- Do you have a favourite sex toy? What is it and why is it your favourite?
- A walk in the woods or sex on the beach?
Thank you again Marie for the nomination and I hope that my nominees accept my nomination and I look forward to reading their posts!
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Velvet will share her stories, both autobiographical and fictional together with poetry, when the inspiration takes her, as well as some of her photography.