Monday, March 17, 2014

PhillyCollector Wins a Liebster Blog Award - Thanks, DBG!



First, I want to thank Debbie Behan Garrett for presenting A PhillyCollector of Playscale Dolls and Action Figures with a Liebster Blog Award. I am pleased that you deemed my blog worthy of this Award. Pause for Snoopy dance. I accept this Award not just for me, but for all the little people - hey, at 1:6 scale, they are "little people" who bring joy to my life and the lives of those who visit here. Sniff. This blog would not exist without them. Arm wave over the masses of cheering, a few jeering dolls and action figures.

Next? If you have seen this Award given to other bloggers, you know that part two means questions and answers. I answer the 11 questions Debbie submitted:

1. What prompted you to begin blogging?

In August 2008, I was laid off. So I combined my two favorite hobbies – writing and doll collecting – to see if I could express myself and if I could reach others.

2. When do you usually write your blogs?

I usually write at night.

3. What inspires or otherwise motivates you to publish a blog?

a.) The dolls and action figures produced

b.) Expressing my enthusiasm about them

c.) Getting responses from fellow enthusiasts

4. What is your favorite pastime?

“Collecting” dolls and action figures – which means finding them, thinking about them, buying them, discussing them with others, posing them, photographing them, and writing about them.

5. If your favorite pastime involves collecting dolls, answer this question and the next two (otherwise skip to question 8): What dolls do you collect?

Modern playscale fashion dolls and action figures – emphasis on variation of races and ethnicities

6.  How long have you been collecting and what prompted you to begin?

Over 30 years … I started “collecting” as a way to justify buying, hoarding, and writing about playscale figures. I slapped the “right” label to "make" the activity acceptable.

7.  Are your dolls confined to one room or are they in more than one room in your home?

They are all over my home. The bulk of them are in one room, but there are plenty hanging about in other areas.

8. If questions 5-7 do not apply to you, but you are a former collector, why do you no longer collect?

I cannot imagine ever not “collecting.”

9. What was the last movie you saw either in a theater or on DVD?

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor on DVD.

10. What was the last book you read?

Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business by Karen Leland

11. If you could live anywhere other than your current location, where would it be?

Love my current location.

Now to pay forward this award, rather than duplicate bloggers Debbie or someone else has already chosen, I am putting a D7ana twist on the Award process. The first ten bloggers who contact me here via the comments will win this Liebster Blog Award provided the blogger meets these criteria:

1.) You have not been chosen for the Liebster Blog Award this year. (No sense making you work a second time, hmmm?)

2.) You follow "A Philly Collector of Playscale Dolls and Action Figures" blog.

3.) You have a blog that posts about playscale fashion dolls and/or action figures.

4.) Your blog has fewer than 500 followers.

Your actions - should you seek this honor - will be to answer the 11 questions Debbie Behan Garrett provided OR to answer any 11 doll-related or action figure-related questions of your choosing. I am sharing the link Debbie had provided for more information about this blog award. Thanks again, Debbie, for this fun opportunity.


lindaivette montes de oca said...

FELICIDADES!!! Me agrado conocer mas de ti, no imagine que llevabas tanto tiempo coleccionando, ya imagino todo lo que tienes, cuidate mucho, hasta pronto.

Cindi Mortensen said...

Congrats my friend! Well deserved! :-)

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Thank you for accepting the award with such enthusiasm and appreciation, D7ana, and for following through with the process of posting it and answering the questions.

I enjoyed your answers, especially your answer to question 4.

You have given the nominations an interesting twist. I look forward to visiting and/or following additional blogs based on the comments/self-nominations posted.


Eibhlin said...

Congratulations my dear D7ana! Congrats to you and all your little 1:6 Friends! You deserve it! :)

I love your anwsers :) It's like I known you for a long time! We live in different "worlds" but we've got so much in common! :)))

Much love!
- Eibhlin

D7ana said...

Thanks, Lindaivette montes de oca, Cindi Mortensen, Black Doll Enthusiast, and Eibhlin for your congratulations and kind comments!

@Lindaivette montes de oca - Empecé a coleccionar cuando era un adolescente. He disfrutado de esta afición durante muchos años. Lo que aprecio en los últimos años es la gente maravillosa que comparte esta afición. Estoy feliz de que eres una de esas personas. Un beso.

@Cindi Mortensen - high five, pal ;-D

@Black Doll Enthusiast - I count myself lucky to have "met" the enthusiasts that I have met.

@Eibhlin - I am happy that the Internet allows us to meet like this. Much love back to you and your plucky fellows ;-)

pattidolls said...

wicked cool!

Georgia Girl said...

Congratulations! This is a well deserved award for you!

Muff said...

Really liked your responses and hafta say that your answer to number 6 certainly resonates with me. I always question if I'm collecting or just giving my hording a respectable name.

D7ana said...

Hi and thanks for your congratulations, Pattidolls, Georgia Girl, and Muff!

@Pattidolls - high five time.

@Georgia Girl - you are kind to say that. I thank you for expressing that sentiment - that I deserved it. (Sometimes, I worry that I don't put enough effort into my blog.)

@Muff - glad that some responses resonated with you. Hoarding isn't a matter of quantity. It's not 100 dolls is too much. More like a combination of quantity, what's in the collection, and what no longer fits - that's when I worry that I am hoarding. I am afraid that I have reached that point now ;-P

Suzanne Fluhr said...

May I assume from the name of your blog that you are Philly based? I am too, except that I am getting to spend this winter in Honolulu, Hawaii where my husband is doing a 3 month sabbatical (thank you, God). Of all Philly winters to miss, this seems like it was a good one.

D7ana said...

Hi Suzanne! Yes, I'm Philly-based. This would have been a Philly winter to miss. What about the upcoming spring - if there is snow next week?

I could not imagine hauling all my playscale folk and their goodies to Hawaii or anyplace tropical. Oh the expense! So I'll ride out this winter - and the next and the next ;-)

Susan Cooper said...

Congrats on the award. Collecting things, like dolls are fun but it can get out of hand. I'm not referring to you, but to me and my Santa Collection. I had to put a hiatus on it because I am running out of space. when I put them out at Christmas... LOL.

D7ana said...

Hi Susan! I'd love to see your Santa collection - if you have it online, I would love to see them ;-)

And I have realized that I have let my collection get out of hand. Sigh. Time to rightsize it ;-P