The Mystery Blogger Award


Oluwakemi, whom I am honored to follow, recently nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. I am incredibly grateful for this award, and you should go check out Oluwakemi’s blog! Her posts are full of inspiration.

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma, and she describes it as:

An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much passion.


As with all awards, the Mystery Blogger Award comes with some rules. They are:

  • Post the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

    I love the Lord of the Rings, and I am not ashamed to admit it!
    I love the Lord of the Rings, and I am not ashamed to admit it!
Three Facts About Me
  1. I eat second breakfast.
  2. I feel much less happy when I am not learning new things and engaging my mind every day.
  3. I often wonder if I could do more good as a scientist or as a writer.
Oluwakemi’s Questions

How does it feel to be nominated for this award?

Wonderful. I have never been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award before, and the timing is perfect. It came the week before my classes resumed, and I just recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help finance my Mater’s thesis. So not only did I have enough free time to accept this award, but I appreciate the extra traffic it will bring to my blog. Thank you again, Oluwakemi!

What is one go-to-thing that always cheers you up?

Seeing a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). I do not know why, but every time I glimpse one of these adaptable raptors it picks my spirits up.

Red-tailed Hawk with Mallard Prey by Henry T. McLin. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Red-tailed Hawk with Mallard Prey by Henry T. McLin. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If you were in a desert, what would you take with you to survive?

I will limit my response to five items. They are:

  • As much water as possible.
  • A tent.
  • A good knife.
  • A magnesium flint stick.
  • A satellite phone (the goal is to get out, after all).

If you won a free trip to a destination of your choice, where would you go?

If we are talking about vacations, then Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

Can you wiggle your ears (funny)?

No, I am afraid that my body only performs basic functions.

My Three Best Posts
  1. The Enormous Potential of Wild Safari Live
  2. Human-Jaguar Conflict may be more Complex than it Seems
  3. Help to GoFund new Jaguar-Related Research
Marc and Ellies 5.22.15
The Enormous Potential of Wild Safari Live is by far my most popular post.
Five Questions for Nominees
  1. If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be?
  2. What is your favorite holiday?
  3. Why did you start blogging?
  4. What is your favorite hobby?
  5. If you like doughnuts, what is your favorite kind? If you do not like doughnuts, are you feeling alright? (weird/funny).
  1. Robert M. Goldstein
  2. Yvonne L.
  3. Chape Personal Trainer
  4. Eddie Star
  5. Paula De Grei
  6. Luis López
  7. Bring Back Big Cats
  8. Shaima Abdur Rahim
  9. Silvia Salafranca
  10. Viezurele

Congratulations nominees! Thanks again to Oluwakemi for this award!

Thesis Update

After only twelve days, 20 people have donated to my GoFundMe campaign for a total of $1,075! Thanks for all of your support! But there is still a long way to go before I reach my goal of $10,000. So please, continue to donate and share. Together we can pull this off, but it is going to require a collective effort! Please click here for more information.

28 Thoughts

  1. Josh, thanks for thinking of my blog to include me as a nominee for the Mystery Blogger Award. I’m always honored when considered among peers. I will respond shortly when I get the opportunity to comprise a response. Again thanks. I wish you much continued success in your Go Fund campaign.

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  2. Congrats on the award and the campaign, my friend!
    Please, feel free to introduce your campaign and leave a link at the meet and greet ;)
    Thanks for the nomination :D
    Big hug, David

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  3. Reblogged this on salafrancablog and commented:
    En su día fui nominada a este premio como no me alcanza el tiempo antes de que se quede atrás y me despiste ya que mi cabecita es un tanto loquilla con tanto lió lo reblogueo con todo el cariño y os mando todo el cariño a todos diciendo que quien quiera estar nominado a este premio de mi parte lo esta, NO SIN ANTES RECOMENDAROS EL FABULOSO BLOG DE MI COMPAÑERO Y ANIMAROS A QUE DISFRUTÉIS DE EL COMO HAGO YO LO PODRÉIS COMPROBAR EN SU ESTUPENDA ENTRADA. Evito el contestar a las preguntas ya que no sé que cosa no conocéis ya de esta loca simpática ;-) LO DICHO COMO TODOS SOIS MERECEDORES DE EL PUESTO QUE CADA UNO ESTÁ LLENO DE INGENIO AQUÍ LO DEJO CON CARIÑO !!!

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    1. Thanks Elena! I actually didn’t create that image: I found it on the internet and was unable to track down its origins (I tried quite extensively). I suspect it may have been created by the originator of the Mystery Blogger Award, and when she visited my site she didn’t say anything about using the image. So I’m guessing it’s safe to re-post it.

      Congratulations on the award!

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      1. I certainly hope it’s safe – or, if not, that the creator reaches out and communicate the terms of use clearly. It would be nice to meet them here, whoever that might be :)

        Thank you, and congrats to you too!

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        1. Yea, I normally don’t use images without knowing the license terms, but this one was too perfect to pass up.

          And sorry for the late reply to your original comment! As you may have seen, I’m currently travelling in areas where internet access isn’t always easy to come by.

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