A few days ago, my sweet blogging friend @marysizzle nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I was nominated for this in my first week of blogging so I’m honoured to be nominated again a month down the line! Thank you Mary! Check out Mary’s blog here. I love these blog posts so I’m going to do my second one from Mary!
The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers who are positive, inspiring, and creative.
The rules are:
1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog
2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog
The questions asked by Mary:
1.) What’s the most memorable blog post that you’ve written and why?
My most memorable blog post to date is probably the ‘Making the most of being a young adult… by doing the opposite of what I did’ post. It was my first ‘advice’ blog post that I had ever done, and it felt like I was offering some useful information to my readers based on my regrets and missed opportunities. I really like that post.
2.) What would be the best advice you could give to a new blogger?
Don’t try to be like everybody else – you have your own unique voice that stands out. Engage, engage, engage. Make as many new connections as you can, and whatever help you receive, make sure you pass on the favours to other new bloggers when you get the chance to! We all start somewhere and I wouldn’t be here without the support and help of my fellow bloggers! They are fantastic, I love the blogging community!
3.) How would you describe your ideal day?
Days like today! Waking up with no plans, a clean house and just walking out of the door without any place in mind and ending up somewhere. Chill days with no expectations!
4.) What’s your dream destination?
My dream destination.. hmm, that’s a hard one. I’m not one for exotic beach or sun locations, it doesn’t really grab me. For me, I’d love to travel around America seeing place to place and experiencing as much as possible. I would also love to do a WW2 tour of Europe, going round Germany, France, Holland etc.
5.) What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
I love getting things off of my chest. It’s such a release to get those words out of your system and being able to share it with people. I love meeting new bloggers, the blogging community is amazing and welcoming so it’s been a breath of fresh air. I’m so glad I started it.
6.) If you’re not a blogger, what would you be doing now?
I work full-time for a university so I work when I’m not blogging. I love my job though, allows me a lot of freedom and responsibility – so blogging right now for me is a hobby.
7.) What’s your favourite skincare product?
I don’t really have a favourite. My skin is quite sensitive at the moment, so I’m using matt moisturisers and coal soap to keep it under control!
8.) What’s your very recent favourite post and why?
My post recent favourite post would have to be… A letter to my 14 year old self – Day 6 which I felt really emotional writing. it was very cathartic to write, and it means a lot to me to put myself out there and also see how far I’ve come since then.
9.) What’s your asset as a blogger?
My asset would be my ability to talk to other people easily and with a positive approach. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without the support of the community, and being able to talk to others and build friendships has been the best part of the experience. There’s this whole blogging world that you’ve got to be a part of to appreciate it’s uniqueness and beauty – and I’m sorry I didn’t start blogging sooner!
10.) What or who does inspire you to blog?
Myself! I recognise my experiences as unique but also relative. The things I go through and have been through have made me stronger and it’s that strength that allows me to be so candid and open about it.
11.) Do you see yourself blogging 5-10 years from now?
I really hope so! I haven’t thought that far ahead. I’m just enjoying what I have right now, and what will be – will be (que sera, sera).
Thanks Mary! Great questions.
I’m going to nominate some new bloggers to the community as LTalksLife did for me back in January! It was a great boost to my confidence, and warm welcome to the community so I would like to pass on the love to some new (+ish) people!
My questions to you bloggers are:
1. What/who inspired you to start a blog?
2. Which of your blog posts so far is your favourite and why?
3. What have you enjoyed about blogging so far?
4. Describe yourself in 5 words.
5. If you could change anything in the world right now, what would it be?
6. Your most treasured posession and why?
7. What goals have you set for yourself/your blog?
8. What have you found difficult about blogging so far?
9. How do you unwind after a busy or stressful day?
10. Name something on your bucket list
11. Describe one of the happiest days of your life!
Happy blogging everybody!