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.