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Bloggers Uncensored: with A Silly Place


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Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is A Silly Place.


Tell us a little about yourself.


My name is Bill, and I live outside of Boston, Massachusetts. My blog is called A Silly Place.


My blog is about whatever strikes me as interesting. That could be stories from my travels, something about sports or what most of the posts are, observations about life as I navigate my way through it. Hopefully, you'll find them insightful, interesting and sometimes funny.


Why do you write?


I write because I like telling stories. I write because it keeps my mind engaged. I write because writing is how I create.


Why did you start blogging?


I wanted an outlet for all the thoughts in my head.


What do you love about the blogging world/community?


When I first started, I figured I would be lucky if one person followed me. Instead, not only do more people follow me than I ever could have imagined, I've developed relationships with other bloggers where we all read and like and share each other's stuff, and I am incredibly grateful.


What do you hate about the blogging world/community?


That my following is not millions in all corners of the globe?


Seriously, I have no complaints.


In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?


Gosh...anyone I would mention probably has more readers than I do, so that kind of defeats the purpose. Instead, I'll list the bloggers I like best and have the best relationships with.


Buffalo Sauce Everywhere (@renataoleo)


Sunshine with Savannah (@NelsoSav)


Strikeouts + Sprinkles (@KsAndSprinkles)


Millennial Life Crisis (@MillennialMe88)


Do What You Love (@CPFalcone)


Rosie Culture (@RosieCulture)


What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?


Life is not fair.


What does freedom mean to you?


That as long as you're not hurting anyone else, you can live like you want to live and be the kind of person you want to be.


What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?


I know this is not a thing that gets said often online, but I don't know enough about it to give anything resembling an intelligent answer.


What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?


My thoughts are that I don't understand why some people still have a problem with it in 2020.


What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?


It's a self-explanatory statement: "Love is Love." Like feminism, I don't know why anyone should have a problem with that in 2020, but there are people who do.


That being said, the lawsuit that led to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts was filed right around the time I moved here from New York in 2003, and I remember thinking that too many people were against it for it to ever happen. So things are definitely different...not perfect, but different.


What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?


Get whatever help you need.


What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?


Get the help you need, because you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. And remember, you get to wake up every morning and be you; bullies have to wake up and be jerks.


If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?


People who are mean and hateful just because they can be.


What else do you feel strongly about?


- Being married to my wife is the best part of my life.

- No matter how crappy things are, laughter can make it feel better, at least for a moment.

- Just be nice to people.


Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:


Love or money?


Love.


Work hard or play hard?


Play.


Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?


Upside down.


Chocolate or sex?


For the answer to be chocolate, you'd better have access to super-secret stuff at the back of the Ghirardelli factory that's not released to the general public because it would be way too much to handle. (That has to exist, right?)


And even then...


Plan everything or wing it?


Plan.


Happiness or money?


Happiness (although money certainly doesn't hurt in that regard)


You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.


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If you'd to take part in Bloggers Uncensored please email me at chroniclesofacreativemess@gmail.com for more info.


There's a new bloggers every Sunday at 5pm, see you there!


Love, Han


xo



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