“Very Inspiring Blogger Award” and Nominations!

Fellow blogger Angela at Angela’s Accurate Administrative Services’ Blog  has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thank you for reading my blog and finding me inspiring. What a responsibility! I’ll have to live up to that from now on. Check Angela out! She really is inspiring!


These are some ‘rules’ that go along with being a nominee. I will share them now and then follow suit immediately after:

1. Thank and link the amazing person(s) who nominated you. (DONE)
2. List the rules and display the award. (DONE)
3. Share seven facts about yourself. (BELOW)
4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs (DONE) and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. (DONE)
5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you. (DONE)

Seven Facts About Me:

1. Duality. I am Gemini. Since the day I was born, everything I do is mirrored or comes in pairs, at least. It took me some time to figure this out, but once I got used to myselves, everything else fell into place.

2. I am a hybrid. I am partly real and partly virtual. That means I have a ‘traditional’ life during which I physically interact with others, and another life in which I interact with people who are not part of my ‘real’ life.

3. I am bicultural and bilingual.  I was brought up in two cultures and languages: Spanish and English. I also speak French and Italian, and I understand some Latin, Old English and German…

4. Virtual Luccia has two occupations, she’s a writer and a blogger. She writes neo-Victorian fiction, and blogs about Jane Eyre, Victorian Literature, life, and anything that inspires her. She also takes part in Blog Hops and Challenges, because she loves meeting other bloggers.

5. Real Lucy also has two occupations, school teacher and college professor. She teaches English Language at an Adult Education Centre and English Literature to undergraduates, at college. She’s been doing so for so long that she is currently looking forward to early retirement, in the next few years…

6. Lucy is older, so she lives in the past, while Luccia is younger, so she lives in the atemporal www. Lucy’s future slips into the present which dissolves into the past, so the past is her only reality, the rest is a projected past. Luccia is ageless and timeless. Her time depends on the location of the speaker, the time the post was written, or read, or replied, or liked, or thought about, or the way she feels, which has nothing to do with age or time…

7. Lucy loves walking by the beachfront, an occasional glass of Chardonnay, shopping, and going out for meals and trips with her family and friends, while Luccia loves writing, surfing the web, meeting new people, and discovering the beauty of planet Earth through other people’s eyes…

8. Finally, and I’m breaking all the rules here with number 8, there’s something we both enjoy doing. I think it’s what keeps us together, in harmony. We both love reading paper and ebooks, of all genres, styles and eras. We love poetry, prose and theatre, from Anglo-Saxon to Spanglish… If given the choice, we prefer Victorian, 20th Century, romance, suspense, mystery, detective… almost everything, preferably character driven, with a solid, albeit twisting plot.

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some wonderful bloggers over the last few months, and I’m proud to introduce you to 15 bloggers who have inspired me in some way. I’m nominating these ‘Inspirational Blogs’ in no particular order, and each for a very special reason. I would have liked to include more, but fifteen’s the limit, and I’ve already ‘cheated’ by adding nineteen! (I’m a bit of a rule-bender I’m afraid!)

1. Noelle because I love reading her inspirational childhood memories.
2. Katerina because her photos and comments on Facebook inspire me (and I love her books, too!)
3. Fran Clark because I love her inspirational Thursday stories.
4. Roberta because her meticulous and economic writing is inspirational (as is her advice).
5. Elizabeth because she inspires by writing sensibly and advising wisely.
6. Deb Stanton for inspiring me in my short fiction twice every week!
7. Irene Waters because she takes inspirational photos of the sky (and her inspiring words…)
8. Mishka Jenkins, Harliqueen, because her youth and enthusiasm inspires me.
9. Kev because he introduces us to new inspiring authors.
10. Lisa because she inspires me to remember every week .
11. Love and happy notes because her beautiful pictures inspire her words and mine.
12. Amie for her inspiring comments on Writing 101. http://amiewrites74.wordpress.com/

13. TanGental for his inspirational reminder of the ‘War Poets’, and for being inspired by me for a ‘Test Writing’!
14. Helen because her comment inspired me to improve my post.
15. Urbandementria for her enthusiasm and beautiful writing.
16. Ramblingconotations for inspiring us to visit a spicy oriental culture.
17. Bluchikenninja for her inspiring 52 books a year (and she still has time to read Writing 101!)
18. Ronovan, beause his words and writing inspires me to write, too.
19. Lovehappynotes for inspiring pictures and writing.

I hope that you have time to check out this list of inspiring bloggers.They all have wonderful stories to tell.

I’m looking forward to the answers to your questions and your lists of inspiring bloggers!


Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

38 thoughts on ““Very Inspiring Blogger Award” and Nominations!

  1. Hi Luccia, glad to meet you Lucy Thanks for the nomination and the new knowledge of the two of you which allows us to know you both better. Rebel is good. I’m looking forward to meeting those of your nominees that I don’t already know. It’s a great way of getting to know more people. Congratulations – well deserved and thank you. Cheers Irene 🙂

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  2. Another gemini! I might have known – I can totally identify with some of the ways you are able to look at things from two perspectives and rather than being in two minds, it’s more about being able to switch perspectives when necessary or when it suits you, isn’t it?! Great for personal resilience at times.
    Congratulations on this award. I am delighted and honoured to accept the baton – now, which hand to take it from? Lisa x


  3. It was fun meeting both of you – Lucy and Luccia…I already admire your writing and now after reading about the two of you I definitely admire you even more for making the time to do so many things…N many thanx for the nomination….cheers 🙂

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  4. Hi having been nominated for “inspirational blog award” by yourself and another blogger I am afraid having read the “rules” cant help thinking this is just a way of manipulation. Of getting us to read more blogs on wordpress to promote wordpress. Probably gone against the rule of dont bite the hand that feeds ya but sorry wont be following the rules. If I want to read another blog I will, if I want to comment on another blog I will, if I want to share another blog I will, but I wont be complicit in this game. I am a rule breaker too. Hope you keep reading. I will keep up with you. You are a very interesting person, blogger, writer.


    1. Sorry I hit publish too soon! I meant it’s also a way to meet other bloggers, and I love that. In any case I’m still looking forward to your posts and comments, too!


  5. Congrats Lucy/Luccia! And thank you so much for the nomination! I am surprised and very flattered. I look forward to connecting to some of the other bloggers on your list. Give me a little time and I will post my response 🙂


  6. Congrats on the award, and your facts were great 😀 Amazing that you know so many languages! I struggle with just one sometimes.

    Thank you for the nomination! Will put a smile on my face all week now 🙂


  7. Hi Luccia

    Thanks for nominating me for this award. I am sorry to say that I am currently on a timecrunch to go through the process. I definitely enjoy the writing 101 challenge and I have taken that to keep myself going as a writer. So I am not going to go through the procedure. Sorry for that. But I decided to write the 7 facts here. It was nice knowing you.
    Seven Facts About Me:
    1. I am a Sagittarian.  I am restless and could not be tied down easily to anything, except may be by books.

    2. This  might appear similar to that of yours, but I am also a person who has duality embedded in me. I live two lives, one in books and in the world of imagination (words basically) and one who has taken the role of the person Usha in real life.

    3. I teach English Language and (strangely) physics at school. I enjoy the stimulation and challenge both give me. I did my undergrad in Physics and graduation in English Literature.

    4. I am an Indian woman brought up with conservative ideas, but have harboured liberal thoughts since my childhood.

    5. I love to keep myself looking smart at all times and so you will find me all made up at all times( except may be before bath in the morning). ( on the side note I wear rings on all my fingers- 15  rings in total; it has become my identity – an idiosyncrasy)

    6. I can read, write and speak fluently in Tamil(mother tongue) and English. Speak and read Hindi. Read and now trying to speak and write in French.

    7. I also love listening to romantic songs in both Hindi and Tamil. A few English songs too are my favoutrites.


  8. Hi Lucy I can hardly keep up with all your posts. I’m sure you have an assistant tucked away somewhere. First of all thank you so much for nominating me but I’m afraid I can’t accept. I am much too swamped right now and I’m sure I can’t think of 15! people to nominate. Sorry. I was just about to award you the Liebster Prize which I was recently nominated for. Have you recieved that award yet and would you be interested in accepting? Hope you are having a wonderful day:)


    1. There are two of me, that’s how I do it! Don’t worry about not accepting. I understand absolutely. Yes, I would love to receive the Leibster Prize. Although I have no idea what it is, but it sounds great!


      1. You will like this one Lucy. The person I nominate has to answer 10 questions that I devise. I hope to post it next week and will send a link. It’s up to you how many people you nominate in return.


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