The Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank the Last Days OF Pompeii, the Fibro Butterfly herself for nominating I Tripped Over a Stone for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I was lucky enough to stumble across this fantastic blog on Twitter. She is insightful and witty. A great blog to check out!

Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 1.11.29 AM


So the rule of eleven comes along with this award. I will answer eleven questions that were asked of me. I will ask eleven new questions and nominate eleven blogs. Here we go! (And I think you’ll have fun answering my questions!!!)



My Eleven Questions to Answer

  1. Why did you start your blog? I honestly was just re-learning sentence structure. I had always been a writing/journaling kind of person. Then I ended up going through seven surgeries over a period of two years, and I lost a lot of brain power! I needed to learn to write again!
  2. What motivates you to write a post? Motivates me…? There are times when I have these ‘word snowstorms’ and I have to write! I feel all these things I need to say swirling around in my brain. I may write five or six posts and a few power poems in a day and then not write for a week. It is entirely hit or miss with my ability to put down thought on paper.
  3. What is your favorite all-time blog and why? I plead the 5th! I love blogs that are quick-witted and to the point. I love blogs that are truthful and heartbreaking. I love stumbling upon a brand new blogger and reading as they grow. I love variety!
  4. What are your blogging short-term goals and long-term goals? I wanted to blog about Fibromyalgia Syndrome Awareness. That was my short-term goal; awareness. My long-term goal is to be a resource for individuals traveling with (and without) a chronic illness as my husband, and I are preparing to spend a few years RVing full time. 
  5. What do you hope people take away from your blog posts? That you can live a good life WITH your disease.
  6. What is your favorite post that you have written on your blog and why? I would have to say, Hello God? It’s Me, Kim. I think we all look for something to believe in or not to believe in. We wonder what we did wrong to deserve whatever has happened to us or someone we love? I try to explain to persons, with and without faith, why I think bad things happen.
  7. What is your favorite activity? Oh, my! Well, it used to be bar hopping to see live bands! When I lived in Seattle, you paid one cover charge, and you could go from bar to bar and see these amazing bands! Now, I love writing, the solitude of it while being able to express my ideas at that very moment while still connecting to people.
  8. How do you promote creativity on your blog? That is a tough one, being a chronic illness blogger doesn’t really leave much room for creativity. It is what it is! I have started a series called Before I Tripped over a Stone, Fridays I talk about my life before fibro. Once in a while, I’ll write a ‘power poem’ post. (That’s my attempt at poetry!) I did start a second blog called A Stone in the Road where I feature and promote other bloggers, focusing mostly on chronic illnesses but from all niche’s.
  9. Are all readers welcome on your blog or are you a dedicated niche writer? All are welcome! Stop by for a visit I’m open 24/7!
  10. What motivates you to keep on keeping on? It struck me that even though I have been dealing with my disease for over 20 years and have been promoting awareness, many have not received the information! It’s a stubborn thing. I will continue to answer, inform, and encourage awareness until there is no need for it. 
  11. Which blogger inspires you? This entire blogging community inspires me! I have never been a part of such a welcoming, all-inclusive community! I think bloggers are some of the most aspiring, creative, and empathetic people I have ever come across! It is my honor to be a part of this inspiring community.


Eleven Questions For My Nominees

  1. Ice cream or french fries?
  2. Do you consider yourself a writer?
  3. What would you do if you could not blog?
  4. Have you already had your dream vacation or are you still planning it?
  5. Sports car or muscle car?
  6. What do you believe are the pros and cons of using cuss words on a blog?
  7. What is your favorite social media outlet?
  8. Defend your position as a cat person or a dog person?
  9. Favorite guilty pleasure?
  10. What was the last book you read?
  11. Who was the last person you said, “I love you” to?

And the Nominees are:

These are eleven blogs I’d like to bring attention to. There are so many more I would nominate, but I know they have already received the award or choose not to participate in such awards. So it’s up to these amazing eleven if they’d like to accept The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Live your best life!



60 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

Add yours

  1. Congratulations on this award Kim!!!! You are such a rockstar and deserve all the accolades that come your way. I am so honored that you included me in your list of nominees! I don’t do the award stuff on my blog, but I will definitely answer your questions! Give me a bit of time! xoxoxo

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Super fun and cool questions Kim!!!!!
        1. Ice cream or french fries? French Fries, without question. I am a salty girl!
        2. Do you consider yourself a writer? Absolutely. I have always felt like a writer, but over the past couple of years, I think I have really become one.
        3. What would you do if you could not blog? Poetry is actually my main writing gig, so yeah…Poetry.
        4. Have you already had your dream vacation or are you still planning it? I have travelled so little, but my dream is to go to Ireland. I am trying to plan it so I turn 50 there next year.
        5. Sports car or muscle car? Driverless muscle car!
        6. What do you believe are the pros and cons of using cuss words on a blog? There are cons? I am not aware of any!
        7. What is your favorite social media outlet? If WP is considered social media (and I don’t really consider it social media; it is so much more than that) it would be WP, otherwise, probably Twitter.
        8. Defend your position as a cat person or a dog person? I have two of each and love all of them. I love how they are so different but how they adopt behaviors from each other.
        9. Favorite guilty pleasure? Days of Our Lives – gasp.
        10. What was the last book you read? “Out of Reach” by Karin Slaughter
        Who was the last person you said, “I love you” to? My husband!

        Liked by 2 people

            1. OMG! I did not write under k.lynel for VV I wrote under Kim Johnson. I just looked. I usually use k.lynel for ‘poetry’ or any kind of writing that I am unsure about… prose and poems, short stories… VV is my real name. This tribute thing… so NOT deserving of!

              Liked by 1 person

            2. I am so glad I asked! I have been looking for k. lynel. When they post your piece I am going to post mine here, including that poem. I love your poetry story Kim, and your poetry itself. You are a rock star lady; no doubt about it. I only saw a Kim Russell there, but they are super slow getting stuff up this month.

              Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Brigid! My secret to writing is so much is already written and in my drafts folder… there are days I write and days I don’t. (The I schedule them out.) Just depends on what kind of thoughts start springing up!~Kim


  2. Bar hopping in Seattle sounds like something I’d love to do (or maybe my pre-awful-heath me) where you pay one cover charge to go wherever you like! Congrats on the well-deserved award, Kim, and thank you so much for the kind nomination!! 🙂
    Caz x

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: