This is a getting to know me post. I will give you some insight about why I blog and how I got started. I also will tell you some of my hopes and dreams.
“Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.”
(Are you singing that to yourself now?) While you are getting to know me, I will be showing you some of my favorite blue skies because blue skies just happen to be one of my favorite things in the world! Coincidentally, the name of the challenge-Blue Sky Tag!
I was nominated in the blogging challenge called Blue Sky Tag by another writer/ blogger and friend, Anna Kat Napier of Victoria Lee Home. Anna is an interior designer and writes about life and decorating.
Pleased to accept, I told Anna yes. She sent me the questions to answer and I happily answered them. She asked some questions I had to think long and hard about. Thanks, Anna.
A bloggers challenge is a perfect way for you to learn more about me-dedra davis writes. You can also click the links I give, and read eleven of my favorite blogs.
I hope you enjoy getting to know me a bit better. Thanks for reading and playing along with us!
Here we go…
- When did you realize you had talent as a writer?
I am still trying to figure this one out. I know I love writing and I pray for God to give me my words. I started writing three and a half years ago. I was asked by a friend to write an article and try to get it published in our Waco paper. Although terrified due to never, ever, writing or publishing anything, I accepted the challenge. I wrote the article. The paper published it and the writing bug was born. I am now fully diseased and there is no cure!
- If you weren’t working as a blogger/writer, what career would you have?
I was a wife and a mom of three children for years. (I still am, thankfully!) That was my job and it is the one I am still most proud to claim. When my kids were in high school, I worked in our high school office. I enjoyed working and loved the people I worked with, but did not really enjoy what I did. I worked for six years before I started writing. I can’t think of anything I want to do or will ever do as long as I am able to write. I honestly never thought I would be a writer, so I am kinda living my dream now.
- Who inspires you the most?
Years ago, I used to say authors like Danielle Steel and Nicolas Sparks (that’s the type of books I want to write someday, soon!). I think it is probably bloggers that inspire me at the moment. People like Dannielle Alphonse (from Be You and Thrive), Chris from Miss Parfaite, and Mia of My Chaotic Life.
- What is the favorite city you have traveled to?
L O N D O N !! I have been twice and it would be a dream come true to live there for six months. I would love to absorb the city and its people. Wouldn’t that be fun? We could travel all over Europe. My husband and I love to travel and see new places.
- What are your goals for 2018?
Well, I have given myself until January to start my novel. So, I suppose getting started on a novel would be my goal. And, to continue to be published in magazines and drive more traffic to my blog!
- What is your hope for your readers?
I am always hopeful my readers will read my words. I am also hopeful that while reading my words, they feel inspired, they feel less alone, they know not everyone is perfect so they don’t have to be. I hope they smile. I hope they might see the world differently, not in rose-colored glasses, but clear and beautiful–the way God made this world. There is beauty and joy in everything.There is beauty and joy in everything. #dedradaviswrites Click To Tweet
7. If you could meet one blogger, who would it be?
Chris of Miss Parfaite. We chat online and I am enjoying getting to know her. Chris lives in Paris with her sweet Tallulah, her little French Bulldog. I would love to sit at a sidewalk café for hours with her, talking and drinking wine and champagne (and probably some coffee!)
- If a movie was made about your life, who would be cast to play you?
Hard one. Probably Molly Shannon. I am a lighthearted-make fun of myself, kind of girl. She would probably be silly enough. (I don’t sniff my underarms though. Thankfully.)
- What other creative talent do you have?
I can cook, I suppose. I like to decorate my house. I can plant a mean container garden, and last year, I grew the most beautiful pumpkins that were self-pollinated by me! (it’s a thing, it’s not gross and you can read more here!)
- Name one affirmation you recite to yourself daily?
My mantra, since I started writing, is Over the Edge. It causes me to take chances, be brave and to get out of my comfort zone. (Read all about this mantra and how I latched on to it here)
- If you could eliminate one disease, which would it be?
Selfishly, I would like to say Psoriatic Arthritis, because I have it and deal with the pain daily, but I won’t pick that. There is a disease that is far worse–cancer. It scares me. Daily. It has touched my father and my niece; I am blessed to say they are both survivors. I have several friends who are also survivors. Sadly, I have lost one great friend to cancer and both of my grandmothers lost their life to cancer. It is a horrible disease.
To my readers, you don’t know how much I appreciate your time you give me while you read my words. Truly. From the heart—thank you! Click the links below and read my friends. You will be happy you did!
To my blogger friends, thank you so much for having fun with me! I can’t wait to learn more about each one of you! I enjoy being in this community of writers and appreciate the support we give each other! Thank you, again! Hope you enjoyed being part of the Blue Sky Tag Challenge. Paste the link of your blog post, in my comments, when you publish yours. My readers will hopefully read each of yours, too! Rules are below in sky blue. Thanks again, Anna!
robyn field writing ~Robyn Field
BARKography ~Kim Hollis
Kingdomcallingblog ~Sarah Brown
Krysann Joye~Krysann Joye
Jen Wille~Jen Wille
Sonya Burgess~Sonya Burgess
Marquette LaRee~Marquette LaRee
19 ninety-one Designs~Hannah Jacobson
Bethany Bourgoin Photography~Bethany Bourgoin
Dianne Leigh~Dianne Leigh
Natasha Warren~Natasha Warren
love and blessings~dd
Blue Sky Tag bloggers, here are the simple rues:
- How long have you been blogging?
- Where do you blog/write most often?
- What have you learned about yourself since you began blogging?
- Where would you like to live if you had nothing stopping you?
- Where is your dream spot to write?
- Tell your reader why you want them to read your words?
- Where is your favorite city, in your own state, that is not where you live now?
- Tell me a quote you wish you had written?
- What goal have you met in 2017?
- What is your favorite blog to read?
- What is your favorite social media?
Now, have fun!! Don’t forget to put your link in my comments so I can read your post when you publish! And, thanks again, friends!
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