Blog awards are great, especially for new and aspiring bloggers, since they show that you are appreciated and give you a chance to express your appreciation for others. I’m deeply grateful for the awards I’ve received lately.
However, most require you to answer a bunch of random questions and offer random facts about yourself. This isn’t particularly easy to do, and usually isn’t very interesting either to write or to read. For example, why would anyone want to know what my favourite film is? That sort of question is fine when you’re chatting with a group of friends, but… in a blog? I could, I suppose, write a whole blog post listing my ten favourite films with explanations of why I love them – and maybe I will, one day if I’m in the mood – but I’d much rather talk about vampires and write erotic poetry.
And after a while you may start to get nominated for awards you already have, and you think, ‘Can I really be bothered to accept it again? Why should I talk about myself when I’ve got more interesting things to talk about?’
But it occurred to me that it would be far more fun to imagine how one of my characters would respond to these questions and demands for personal facts. (‘Q. Do you have any pets?’ ‘A. Do humans count?’) Each time I accepted the same award I could choose a different character.
Which brings us to the title of this post: Interview with a Vampire. If you got the chance to ask a vampire a question – any one question – what would it be?
I have an idea to create a new blog award (see Vampire Lover Blog Award).
I’m asking for people to submit questions that vampires can choose to answer. I need about twenty questions. Each question selected will have a short description with it saying who submitted the question and giving a link to their blog. I will also nominate all these blogs for the Liebster Blog Award and the Very Inspiring Blog Award, as well (of course) as the Vampire Lover Blog Award.
So – questions please! Don’t forget to give me your name, a link to your blog, and a short description (max. 30 words) to go with the question if it is selected.