14 Responses to Sisterhood of the World Bloggers AWARD

  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    Congratulations on the nomination, Amanda. It was very interesting to read your responses to the questions. It is interesting you can write your blog posts(photo) with people buzzing around you. Such a multi-tasker. Rarely do I feel like I can focus on writing when people are in my ear. Then again, you and I write about very different subjects. Even when I’m choosing and editing my photos, I need peace and quiet, or music that I like blasting in my ears.

    Thank you for the nomination. I am so humbled, and will put a link to your lovely logo on my Award page. It is a very simple yet vivid logo 🙂 Love the question that you posed. Being a woman means not having to take no for an answer. It is about standing up for ourselves and just because we are physically (and perhaps emotionally) wired than others, we can do just about anything we want if we set our mind to it. It is about speaking up for what we believe in, speaking up and letting our voices be heard and if we work together with everyone around us, the world will be a much more equal place.

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    • Forestwoodfolkart says:

      Here here, Mabel. Well said! I hope that the young woman of today do feel they can speak up about what they believe in! An equal world would be a far better world. As for the nomination, it is very well deserved! I am glad you like the logo and it would be flattering for you to use it on your blog. Feel free also to make one of your own, if you wish with one of your beautiful photos!

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  2. milliethom says:

    What great answers, Amanda, and I love your new logo! It’s much nicer than the one I received and passed on. Your last answer was really thoughtful and the question is an interesting one to pass on for the ‘Sisterhood’ Award, I think. It was also interesting to know that your favourite types of trees are conifers. I agree that their shape and structure can be very appealing. We don’t have too many big varieties here, as they do in the US, wihere Redwoods and Sequoias are spectacular. I’ve no idea which varieties you have in Australia, but I’m guessing they’re lage ones!
    Thank you so much for accepting the Award. Your blog is excellent and deserves all the recognition it can get. .

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    • Forestwoodfolkart says:

      Oh thanks, Millie. We have conifers mainly as ornamental shrubs although there are some native cypress that are useful timber soecies as they are termite proof, well, almost. Some also with golden foliage in the sub troical areas. It is a battle keeping the water up to them and thus alive, in the terrible heat of summer.

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    • milliethom says:

      When I think about it, conifers are native to colder climes and higher elevations. So I suppose any larger coniferous species in Australia would be up in the Snowy Mountains and such like.The ones with golden foliage you mention sound very pretty. I can imagine that water and irrigation are big problems in a lot of areas in Australia. Anyway, thank you for the lovely response to the nomination. 🙂

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    • Forestwoodfolkart says:

      My pleasure, Millie.I thank you for giving me the opportunity to accept and respond. For the most part, you are correct about the conifers. The ornamental shrubs do better in the mountainous areas, or at higher elevations. I have managed to keep some of them alive for a few years. However, there are a few juniper species and cypress variants that also do well in drier areas, like the one I mentioned before, that is used for the timber industry. It grows quite large. There is also a Hoop pine, which is not a great conifer, very sparse foliage and looks a bit pathetic if one tries to turn it, as some do, into an Australian Xmas tree. Still it is used extensively in the timber industry ( the termites love it, unfortunately), and is a fast growing species.

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  3. Having just read your post Amanda, which is very good as per usual, I thought I’d let you know about why you can’t use Word to write posts etc (I know you don’t use it anyway). Microsoft Word adds its own formatting (html) to its documents, which when copied direct to wordpress, it adds this html to the wordpress code, and basically ‘screws it up’!! But if you use the basic ‘notepad’ feature on the pc, this text is unformatted, and is fine to directly copy onto the wordpress editor.
    You can use ‘Notepad’ (normally found in Accessories on most Windows pcs), to clean up any text copied to it, ie you can copy a Word document to Notepad, then copy that to WordPress, and you won’t get any formatting problems. That’s just an example, it’s obviously much easier to type straight into the wordpress editor!! 🙂
    I hope that kind of makes sense 🙂

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    • Forestwoodfolkart says:

      Awesome! Awesome Andy!! LOL! Thanks so much. That explains everything, and I think I might use the notepad feature to do just as you explained. Mind you, I am a bit used to writing into the wpress editor now, adding photos and links as I go. It will I think be especially useful for drafts on the hop… as I have cluttered up my dashboard with many drafts that never make it to publication. Thanks again, extremely useful information!!!

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    • I’m pleased it made sense Amanda 🙂 And I use the notepad for my drafts, just remember that you can’t put images on it (I just write the image title), or do anything other than the most basic formatting, but it’s a great way to get the written bit down first, then format it as you copy the stuff to wordpress.

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  4. Leya says:

    Thank you so much, Amanda – I appreciate this very much! I agree on your writing that it is a very good opportunity to tell bloggers how much we appreciate them, and also a great possibility to direct others to new interesting blogs. Oh, I really try not to do awards…but as I have taken a year off, and you are so sweet, and your new badge is beautiful – and for all the reasons you mention…I will. Maybe not all the questions, but some.
    Thank you so much again – and know how much I appreciate you and your blog too – even if I might be a bit slow in reading…
    I will work on it!

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    • Forestwoodfolkart says:

      Dear Ann Christine, Please do not feel pressured to read my blog, or indeed answer all the questions. I am happy if you answer one, that final one about woman, because it is an interesting question in light of the feminine nature of the award. Thanks of the compliment on the new badge. I actually felt the text could have been done better but I was constrained by the fonts in PicsArt. Are you having an extended holiday from work or planning retirement? I hope you are on holiday next summer for we many get to meet when I visit Scandinavia again?

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    • Leya says:

      Amanda, I’m having a year off…and maybe I will not go back to work. let’s see how I manage…Are you coming again next summer? I know we are going to Spain (Bilbao, Guggenheim…always wanted to visit…)two weeks in July. It would be great to meet up!

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  6. Forestwoodfolkart says:

    Ah, so you are contemplating retirement? I am coming again next summer. Maybe I will come over to Sweden on the ferry and we could meet this time. I will keep you updated as I make further plans. At this stage, I will be in Norway til mid June, and I have a short trip to Poland and Berlin. Spain sounds lovely. I look forward to seeing your photos.

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