The rules are very easy to follow once you accept the nomination too. All you have to do is:
1. Create a blogpost,
2.Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog,
3.Place a logo and link to where you go it from which was from here,
4. Answer the ten question presented to you,
5. Nominate ten bloggers and
6. Come up with your own ten questions for your nominees.
So here are the answers...
1. What prompted you to create your first blog?
Omg!, it was Van Doll Treasures! I was up one night and came across her video on YouTube. I couldn't believe that collector's were playing their dolls. I checked out her blog and clicked on others. Then I found Black Doll Collecting and then I was really hating. Here was someone who had rooms or should I say a house full of dolls of all kinds and she was sharing their info and their history and that was it for me. I wanted to play with my dolls and be apart of the comradeship and I'm so glad I am.
2. If this blog was about your passion, what were you intentions in the first few posts?
As you read the blog and get engulfed in Cara's life, I am sharing with the reader my childhood experiences with my family as well as my life experiences now. You should always enjoy the things that make you happy no matter what your age. Life is fun and I'm having fun with my dolls.
3. How did your blog evolve from day 1 to now?
I now showcase more of the friends of the Dotsons and their family. Which is based on my childhood. We grew in base housing and everyone knew everyone and with my father having a higher rank we knew everybody and their pets, lol. I was going to base it on Cara interactions but her family is equally important and my Mother can't believe she a big star in Dotsville. Yes, my mother is so funny and you are experiencing her life too.
4. Please list down if you have other blogs,both from the past and now?
My other blog is IsewIknit.blogspot.com. This is where I create for myself. I returned to sewing and I showcase my creation there and on Pinterest as well. I haven't had much time to put into it but I'm getting there and meeting other sewist too.
5. How do you see your main blog (if you maintain several) in the next five years?
I have always enjoyed showcasing my dolls and telling stories and with a lot of my life adventures and I only hope to continue sharing them more. I always want Dotsville to be a community where the readers enjoys stopping by and checking in on the families.
6, How has the blogging community helped shape your main blog to what it is today?
By encouraging me to showcase my dolls more and to take them out the box, lol. Quite a few of my dolls were admired in their boxes. I see them as little treasures, well blogging has helped my play more. I am creating more too. I enjoying sewing for them and hope to continue more as well as venture into sewing for fashion dolls and 18 in dolls.
7. What other topics or collections would you want to feature in your future post?
Now that my "big doll"collections has started to blossom, I will be featuring them more and showcasing their antics around the house. I really love my Zapf Creation doll Scarlett. She is just so cute and to see her and Isabelle around the apartment in different posing is quite refreshing. Which means my son enjoying playing, oops I mean re-arranging them too. My first 18 in will be here tomorrow so she will be another spoiled dollie. I'm really excited for her because I already have a sewing pattern for her.
8. How do you want the blogging community to become much better place for bloggers, especially women.
This question is a little tough for me to answer because I am not involved in all the online venues that allow everyone to "stay" connected. I do believe it is a great networking avenue for learning, trading, selling and promoting ones' blog.
9. What is the internet still hasn't kicked off today and of course, blogging is still unborn, what could have been your means of sharing what you feel needs to be shared to the world?
For me it would be through postcards to family and friends of my dolls in scenes. Going to doll shows and meeting people who enjoy collecting dolls.
10. Finally, tell us about yourself in one sentence.
You can read all about me here, Prov 31: 10-31.
Now for my nominees, I want to to do something different. I have read everyone else response to this nomination so I would like to ask everyone the one question I wasn't able to answer. Question number 8:
How do you want the blogging community to become much better place for bloggers, especially women.
I looking forward to seeing the comments on this questions. Especially from the individuals who are immersed in the community buying, selling, trading. What and how do you see it improving?
Have a great weekend!