My Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations…


Such a wonderful honor to be thought of and appreciated! In addition, it’s awesome to get to know the nominators a bit better. Thank you, Susi Bocks of I Write Her fame for the nomination! Susi definitely has a way with words her poetry & poetry challenges are pretty phenomenal. Go check it out!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award passed down from blogger to blogger as a way to show appreciation. The blogs that create inspirational content, shows great creativity, and positivity is selected by a previous nominee. It’s a pretty neat award system!

This helps newer blogs get discovered, grows your network, and can also help you make beautiful friendships with like-minded people. While you are encouraged to participate, you don’t have to. It’s okay if you decide not to, blogging is hard work but the nominees definitely deserve the shout out.


Who is the most influential person in your life and why?

My Mom was (she passed on Feb 2nd, 2002) an incredibly outgoing and open minded person. She had friends of all types and had one of the biggest hearts. Traits that I share. She was incredibly creative, helped me make school art projects, dabbled in water colours and tried her hand at writing children’s stories. Mom was my biggest supporter and even “acted” in some of my short films.

If you were forbidden to ever write again, what would you be doing instead?

I’d read. I wouldn’t want to give up text or I’d be creative and start using letter stencils in my artwork which is technically not writing but a way of bucking the system preventing me from doing so 😉

What is your favorite color?

I love all shades of purple. Although, surprisingly I don’t own that many things that are.

Who is the musical artist which gives you the chills?

Not quite sure how to answer this but I’ll change artist to genre. Gospel Music gives me the chills. It sends me to a whole other place. I’m not a church goin’ guy but Gospel Music is my church. If I’m listening to 91.3 WRNB and Kirk Franklin comes on I’m soaring to great heights.

Is a taco a sandwich?

A taco is a taco.  The only way a taco can sort of be a sandwich is if the taco filling is between two tortillas but then it wouldn’t be a taco 🙂

Do you prefer small intimate gatherings or large loud parties?

The smaller the better. Hated large surprise parties as a kid. Although there was once a time when I wished I had a large group to hang with from those coke commercials  from the mid 80’s till I started going to large loud parties in my 20’s and was either a chair hugger for the evening or hung out at the food table.

What was a milestone in your life you are particularly proud of?

Getting married.  Because it happened late in life. I was 43 and my wife was 31. We met at work and starting dating when i was 40 and she was 28. Neither of us look our age and if anything we look the same age. But, yeah growing up my Gram would always tell me, just be like your Uncle Joe. My uncle never married and lived with his Mom till she died. I never wanted that as my life as much as I loved my Mom. Took awhile to get there but 9 years later, Jess and I are going strong 🙂

Do you like where you live or would you rather be somewhere else?

Our apartment complex is a dump. But it’s what we can afford for the moment. I wish I had a house somewhere. There is still time I guess. But every year the rent goes up here and maintenance seems to get dumber. It is what it is.

Do you prefer chocolate or potato chips as a snack?

Yeah. But both aren’t good for ya so I’m doing my best to avoid them as a source of snacking.

What issue in today’s world gets you riled up the most?

Racism, Bigotry & Prejudice. Which unfortunately America was founded on. America the melting pot is by far the biggest lie perpetrated by the left. I got friends harassed by cops on the daily, I got family harassed for being either Gay or Muslim, when 9/11 happened I was called a terrorist. I’m only 1/4 Syrian but that seemed to set people off that all Middle Eastern people are terrorists.

Besides writing, any other form of art you are attracted to?

Well this is a silly question to me because my blog specifically is more like a portfolio of sorts. I showcase all of my art be it fine, written or culinary.

The nominees I’ve selected are all people that I find quite influential. I would like to use this award to highlight their thoughts. Obviously, what everyone enjoys is subjective, we don’t all like the same things but this is a way to “pay it forward”, so to speak, and to showcase what these writers feel they need to share. I hope you decide to take a look!

I Nominate:


Rachel Admas

trying to lose

Michael_Malachi – The 6’6/Giant

hot mess memoir

Jen Writes

40′ fore Forty

Art & criticism by eric wayne

Daily Doodle

It’s all about love

Musing Rants and Overall Chats

My 11 questions for the nominees

  1. Who is/was the most influential person in your life and why?
  2. Do you have any pets ?
  3. If you could go back in time in your life which year and why ?
  4. What was your first concert?
  5. Have you ever flown or sailed and if so to where, if not is there a reason ?
  6. Aside from blogging, what are you passionate about ?
  7. What was a milestone in your life you are particularly proud of?
  8. Do you have any regrets in life ?
  9. What are your fears ?
  10. What issue in today’s world gets you riled up the most?
  11. How do you like your pizza (Toppings, style, Hot or cold) ?


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award
  4. Write 11 new questions for the nominated bloggers
  5. List the rules and display them on your post
  6. Notify the nominees about the nomination by commenting on one of their posts

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

4 thoughts on “My Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations…

  1. Congratulations! I LOVED the answers to the questions. They are very interesting.
    OMG!! Thank you sooo much for nominating me. It is a huge privilege to be nominated and to be commended and praised for my work. Thank you for considering me the first person to nominate (you missed an ‘e’ at the end of Seaworne though 😛 ) i feel so happy knowing that my work has had an impact upon you and others and has been inspiring. I never believed I had that ability until now.
    I will answer your questions and will nominate other bloggers as soon as I can. I’m so excited and I’m already thinking about how to answer your questions 😁

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