Hey there everyone!! So today I’m trying to start with catching up on Award nominations (I am so bad at this and know that I’m behind so please bear with me). I have a few more tags and awards to do and I will try to get them done before Blogmas so today I’m kicking things off with the mystery blogger award and the liebster award. I have been nominated for both of these awards by the above-and-beyond wonderful Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life. She is honestly the most incredible person in the world she has been such a good friend to me for so long and I can’t imagine what my blogging life would be without her in it so Anjali, thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! If you don’t follow her, I highly recommend you go and check out her blog here.
Right, onto the awards shall we?
The Mystery Blogger Award
What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
“It’s 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 love and passion.”
- Okoto Enigma
- Display the award logo on your blog
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you
- Nominate 10-20 bloggers
- Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question
- Share the link to your best post
3 things about me:
- I’m a huge Disney movie nerd
- I’m terrified of chickens (this is a fact I always share)
- I love collecting mugs (for drinking tea)
My best post:
Hmmm … I actually love pretty much all of my posts so I’m not really sure what would be my best post but I think one of my favourite posts is either “Some people are worth melting for – true vs fake friendships” or “It’s okay to feel!” because they were really personal to write and they are topics that are very close to my heart.
My answers to Chasing the Maximum Life’s Questions:
What have you done this week that made you feel good about yourself?
I had a zoom session with the creative writing society I am part of and just talking to all of them, getting the chance to do some short creative writing exercises and sharing them with such supportive people really makes me feel happy and makes me feel positive about writing again.
What were the last 5 emojis you used?
Describe the most embarrassing incident of your life
Okay this is quite nerve-wracking, unleashing this onto the internet but I trust you all. Okay so I think one of my most embarrassing moments is when I went on a date with a guy to the movies, and he spilt his entire drink all over my dress … it was horrible, disgusting and safe to say the worst date I have ever been on.
What is your best achievement in blogging till now?
Oooh that’s a tough one but I think being nominated for any blogging award is still my most honoured achievement, but particularly when I got nominated for the Beautiful Blogger award. I was blown away by that as I never thought I would get nominated for such an award.
[Weird question] If you could switch places with one actor in any scene in any movie/tv show, which would it be?
Okay this is a weird one but I would be Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate factory when they are in the first big beautiful edible park with the chocolate river, just because it sounds like absolute heaven.
The Liebster Award
About the award
The Liebster Award is a sweet little badge of recognition, given to aspiring bloggers by their blogging peers.
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them
- Share 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
- Nominate other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
- Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts
- List the rules and display a Liebster Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site
Facts about me
- My favourite sweet thing of all time are Cadbury’s raisin tumbles. I could eat those all day every day
- I would love to be an author one day (it is my biggest dream)
- I have over 50 hoodies. I know that is super excessive and quite embarrassing but I love hoodies. They are so warm and comfortable, and go with almost everything so my favourite kind of clothes shopping is shopping for different kinds of hoodies, hence why I have so many of them
- I have watched Friends the TV show at least 6 times (safe to say I’m a pretty big fan)
- Besides Disney, I also adore Harry Potter and Marvel
- I’m studying Education in the UK
- Christmas is my favourite time of the year!! I start getting ready right after my birthday
- Tea is my most consumed beverage (yes, even in summer)
- A hobby that I would hate to give up is writing and cooking/baking
- I play the saxophone (I used to play in a band in high school)
- I am addicted to cheesy romances and love reading romantic fiction
Questions from Chasing the Maximum Life
What do you enjoy most about blogging/writing?
I think getting to share my ideas or find a creative way to talk about a topic. I absolutely love being able to write and express myself so the fact that I get to do that in my blog is amazing.
What is your biggest problem/challenge when it comes to blogging?
At the moment, I think my biggest challenge is trying to fit all the networking aspects into my timetable. I still haven’t quite figured out how to stay on top of networking and collaborating as much as I used to now that I’m at uni and I would really like to so any tips you can give me …
How long does it usually take you to finish a blog post?
It depends on the type of post I’m doing. If I know exactly what I want to write about or am doing an award or tag, a post usually only takes me two or three hours maximum. But if I’m writing about something more complicated or I haven’t planned it out as much (or it’s something I’m really passionate about) I can take anywhere between two to five hours working on a post.
If you were to name three goals you want your blog to achieve next year, what would they be?
I would love to reach 1000 followers.
I want to update my blog site to hopefully make it a bit more interesting/different/professional
I would like to try and earn some money off my blog in some way (more than $0.10)
What is the greatest achievement your blog has received? IF you haven’t got any, what would be the achievement you’d want to receive?
Getting nominated for blogging awards, particularly the Beautiful Blogger Award, but also getting shoutouts on the sites of bloggers who I really admire/look up to.
What is your best viewed post? Share it with us by providing a hyperlink and a short description about it.
My best viewed post is “How to have the ultimate girl’s night (quarantine/isolation friendly)”. It’s a post giving suggestions for how to have the ultimate girl’s night in with your girlfriends, as well as some fun, traditional night-in activities. It was based off the girl’s night in I was meant to have with my best friend (which was sadly cancelled due to lockdown) and these are some of the things we love to do when we get together.
If you were to give out three pieces of advice for yourself as a blogger, what would they be?
Don’t undervalue networking with other bloggers. It makes such a difference, but is also a great way to make friends and form connections in the blogosphere.
Have a blogging schedule – trust me when I say it seriously helps keep things together when things get stressful or busy.
Have fun!! Blogging should always be fun, from writing to chatting with others so if you’re not having fun, you need to reevaluate.
Which blog or blogger inspires you the most?
I am always inspired by so many bloggers in different ways, but two bloggers who really inspire me are Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life and Olivia Lucie Blake – they are both such unbelievable bloggers but more than that they are so kind and supportive, and have been so helpful and supportive to me. They are truly amazing. You should go check them out!
What is your favourite thing about being a blogger?
I think it’s getting to talk to so many different people either through comments on my own blog or on their blogs because I’ve been able to meet so many amazing, interesting people through blogging and I can’t imagine how different my life would be without all those incredible people.
What are your top blogging tips?
Hmmmm … I think they would be the same as the three pieces of advice I would give to myself. But for more blogging tips, be sure to check out my blogging advice series that I’m doing!
What is the most amazing thing you have ever done (besides starting your blog?)
Oooh that’s an interesting question … I think the most amazing thing I’ve done is either getting into the uni I am in and also swimming with wild dolphins that was indescribable.
Questions and nominees
For both of these awards, I’m going to pass on the same questions that I was asked by Chasing the Maximum Life because I would really love to see your answers to these. I’m also going to nominate lots of people for both awards and then you can either choose one or do both! Also, if I haven’t nominated you but this seems like something you want to take part in, then please consider this an open nomination too! My nominees are:
Pavithra from Small Talks
Introverted Thoughts from Random Specific Thoughts
Sarah from A Writ Much
Phoenix from Life’s Little Rainbows
Okay and there we have it!! Thank you all so so much for reading today’s blog post and for everyone who’s nominated me for these incredible awards (especially Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life for the two nominations today). If it’s not too much to ask, something happened with my WordPress so all the nominations I have received in the last month are no longer in my saved posts so could you please resend anything in the comments section – I would really appreciate it. I am always so honoured to be nominated for blogging awards so truly thank you! Other than that, that is all I have for you today. Just a reminder, please send any suggestions you have for the blogging advice series in the comments section, and don’t forget about guest posts for Blogmas (could you also let me know in the comments if you are planning to send in a post just so I know to look out for it). Thanks again everyone!!
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx