The Sunshine Blogger Award – Fibromystory Nominated 🌞

So this week something wonderful happened……(drum roll please….)

Fibromystory received a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🥇 yay 🎉


The Sunshine Blogger Award

Being all about the research, I did a quick web search of The Sunshine Blogger Award, while I couldn’t find its origin, what I did find was pages from bloggers delighted to receive a nomination and keen to share the sunshine with their fellow bloggers. From what I can see, that’s the point of The Sunshine Blogger Award – to celebrate those who are creative, positive and inspiring. It’s a great way to create friendly communities which give a positive experience to both bloggers and readers. 

It’s no wonder that I’m delighted to receive this nomination and for that I thank Casey @ This bipolar brat. 

I’m delighted to introduce you to Casey, author of this.

In case you’re not familiar with her blog, Casey is a poet, writer of short stories, writer of everything in fact! In her blog she discusses her passions as well as her health with honesty and insight. I love reading her blog, she is a talented writer whose words capture and hold my interest – I’m not going to tell you more…. Go & enjoy for yourself!

What next…. the rules;

As part of The Sunshine Blogger rules once nominated, the blogger is asked to:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog. ✅

  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.✅

  3. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.✅

  4. Notify your nominees and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo.✅

Time to get personal – 11 questions and answers

1. Why did you start your blog?

Everything just seemed to come together at the right moment, the passion, the message and the time.

I have always had a passion for writing and feel that blogging is a great way to develop my writing skills. Plus, over the 4 years since my journey with fibromyalgia began, I’ve learnt a lot about fitness and strategies to manage it and finally feel in a happier, more peaceful place. I really wanted to do something with that knowledge and hoped that the blog would allow me to inspire and connect with others. 

2. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far.

This is such a tough question but I think best summed up with this quote;

3. What’s your weakness.

My weakness is a mother’s love. My son.

I don’t know whether it’s simply because I’m a Mum, because he’s my only child, or the fact that he lives (brilliantly) with a learning disability which makes me over protective; (most annoying to a man in his 20’s I’m sure!) I’m learning to trust in his abilities and accept that I can’t save him from the world, he has to experience the good and bad. Being an parent of an adult child is tougher than I thought it would be….they even want to make their own decisions 😂😂

4. What’s your favourite band, singer, musician?

My tastes are really eclectic and very much dependent on my mood. 

That said, I simply cannot answer this question without giving a mention to my step brother Joe Biddle. He is a talented musician and inspires me to live my dreams and pursue my creative ambitions. 

Of course you think I’m a little bias and maybe I am? So you decide; I attach the link. He wrote this song – You and I and features in the video with his lovely partner. 

5. What’s your worst habit?

I hate being wrong and this can lead me to wanting the last word and struggle to admit I got it wrong. Being a bit of a perfectionist I can also beat myself up for not being right. Completely irrational – We learn best from our mistakes.

Like everyone else, I am always ‘work in progress’.

6. What’s your favourite holiday and why?

My favourite holidays are in the Sun, close to the beach. The sun seems to warm bones and invigorate me. Bring on the Vitamin D!

I love family holidays, where everyone is relaxed and we all get to spend some quality time together before we all zoom back to our busy lives.

7. What’s your biggest advice to new bloggers?

Don’t wait until your blog is perfect – there’s always something to learn.

– Stick to your aims. Enjoy each part of the process. Of course, we all hope our blog will be successful but aiming for success will place pressure on yourself and detract from the experience. 

– Don’t be afraid. It can be really daunting to expose yourself and fears can creep in? Don’t allow your fears to stop you from trying. 

– Be reassured by The Sunshine Blogger Award that the blogging community is based on the ethos of support and community. The support and connections I have made with others has been such a reward and source of motivation. We’re rooting for you!

– Reflect on your work – what can you learn to develop further?

8. What’s the biggest goal you want to achieve before you die?

The immediate answer that sprang to mind is “Staying Alive”! 

My biggest goal I want to achieve before I die is to pursue self development- to find the path that’s right for me to bring peace and happiness. 

9. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who do not use manners.

My Grandmother used to say that manners don’t cost anything, so there is no excuse. Hearing “Good Morning” or holding a door open for someone feels nice. Spread the kindness people, it comes back at you 💐

10. What do you think the biggest problem in the world right now is? How do you think we can fix it?

Greed seems to be the biggest problem in the world right now. I would like to think it can be fixed with an a more equal division of wealth. Yet, I simply don’t see that all of humanity will work together for the greater good. The class structures and notion of the survival of the fittest seem to prevail. 

11. What is your favourite book?

Argh! How does a book fan choose one book as a favourite? I think I will have to say my favourite is Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. To me it’s a fun beginners guide to Philosophy – who hasn’t asked themselves “ who am I?”

To spread the sunshine further, here are my 11 nominees for The Sunshine Bloggers Award:






Susan Pearson

The F Word





11 Questions to you:

It was a tough choice to select only 11, but rules are rules! To my 11 nominees –  I would love you to take part, but please don’t worry if you are too busy or inundated with nominations – such is your brilliance ⭐️ If you do accept the nomination, the rules are above and your 11 questions are:

1. What do you enjoy most about blogging.

2. If you could travel back to observe a moment in history, where would you go and why?

3. Which song means the most to you?

4. If you could possess a superhero power, what would it be?

5. What is your favourite smell?

6. If you weren’t a blogger, what would you be doing instead. 

7. If you held all of the worlds wealth, how would you spend it?

8. What would be the ‘perfect’ occasion for you?

9. If you were a food, what would you be and why?

10. What would you banish from the world and why?

11. What are your best hopes for yourself?

Congratulations to the nominees, I look forward to reading your responses Em x

19 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award – Fibromystory Nominated 🌞

  1. Post author

    Hi Casey, ha thank you for the nomination, I really enjoyed doing it and I meant every word about you.
    Told I’m not bias, he’s always working on new material. There are copies out there. His name is Joe Biddle and you’ll find him on you tube, twitter and the like.
    Fat cats grrr don’t me get me started.
    Have a good week 😁

      1. Rekha Sahay

        I can understand the suffering of Fibromyalgia .
        I wish to share your post on my blog, but i couldn’t find wordpress share button share .
        There is a request , pl nominate any new blogger for the award instead of me. :-).

        1. Post author

          Hi Rekha,

          Will look at the wordpress share option and thank you for the feedback. Will let you know when I’ve done it 🙂
          If your sure I will try – you deserve your nomination regardless

          1. Post author

            Rekha, in thinking about it, I don’t think I have the opportunity to re- nominate. Of course as a nominee you can then nominate 11 new bloggers for yourself? Just a thought. 🙂

          2. Post author

            Hi Rekha, so after spending time trying to find a wordpress share button I contacted Jetpack who told me this:
            The sharing button they’re referring to is being discontinued in WordPress 4.9, but that’s only because WordPress 4.4 introduced embed support for WordPress posts, which means all they have to do to share your post with their readers is copy your post’s URL and paste it into their content.
            For more details on that, see
            I thought it would be good for you and us all to learn about this change.
            Thanks for your support, Have a good day 😊

          3. Rekha Sahay

            Thanks a lot for the information. 🙂 i’ll try this .
            Who is Jetpack? i have some issues with WP.
            Will they help me?
            Welcome n wish you a Happy Tuesday!!

          4. Post author

            Hi Rekha, Jetpack is the company behind some of the sharing widgets I have installed. I find it on my dashboard under appearance. I don’t see why they wouldn’t assist you.
            Good luck 💐

          5. Post author

            Hi Rekha, I just spotted a great post about Jetpack by Brenda Baron on wordpress reader. I think it might be useful to you. Hope it helps, bye ☺

          6. Post author

            No, If you send me your email or subscribe via side menu I’ll forward you some info.

          7. Post author

            Yes perfect thank you so much. I think I need to give your generosity a post mention 🙂

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