Hey guys, I come to you today with an amazing announcement. I am nominated for the 2019 Sunshine Blogger Award! AMAZING right! I want to thank Becky from Musical Theater Lives In Me. I appreciate being nominated since I have only been blogging professionally for a few months. This nomination just lights a fire under my tookus to continue what I am doing.
If you guys don’t know what this award is… It is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. Bloggers nominate other bloggers who inspire positivity and joy. It is amazing because it lets others know their hard work is not going unnoticed.
So What happens when you get nominated? You don’t really have to do anything else. They do encourage everyone who is nominated to participate in continuing the nominations.
Here are the rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the 2019 Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
What inspired you to start blogging?
The questions I was asked by Becky were: I was inspired by wanting to share the fun things I did in my everyday life.
I was really inspired when MTV’s show awkward came out. Jenna had an anonymous blog online and she would write things that were happening in her life.
In my Life Audit post, I talk about how mean I was when I was younger. Just like Jenna, I wanted to write things that happened to me and be brutally honest. However, Jenna wasn’t mean about it.
Do you take your own photos for your blog, or do you use other images?
It’s a mixture of both. It really depends on what I am writing about. If I am going to explore a city or place in my area I use the pictures I take. If I am talking about a serious topic like abuse. I use stock photos.
Where do you see your blog being in five years’ time?
I would love to see my blog having a steady following and maybe having employees or other bloggers sharing different things you can do for fun, cheap, or free in their states. Sharing all the ups and downs of life. Just expanding and growing.
How did you decide on a niche for your blog?
When I first started blogging way back when I think why I didn’t stick with it. I wanted to talk about a lot of different topics and no one was doing that. So now that blogging has evolved we have a category dedicated to lifestyle. It doesn’t box you into one topic. One day I can talk about Urban Homesteading and the next I could talk about packing for a vacation. It is limitless for me.
How do you share your work? Do you use social media?
I do use social media, but am not very good at social media. I am awkward on all platforms except for my blog. My blog is the one place I feel normal. I want to get a vinyl sticker made with my blog name. So I can put it on the back of my car to help promote it. 🙂
Is your blog a hobby or would you like it to be more?
At first, way back when blogging was just a hobby, but as I get older I want it to be more. Sometimes I think I don’t have the most exciting life and no one would be interested, but I use the blog as a way to get me out of my comfort zone and explore things I would normally. I mean how awesome would it be to have a job where you are constantly creating. That’s all I could ask for.
Do you listen to music or watch tv whilst you write?
It’s funny you ask this… I listen to music. My favorite channel on YouTube for music is alexrainbirdmusic. I just need some nice chill music that keeps me focused. If I want to be pumped up I listen to The Greatest Showman soundtrack.
Where’s your favorite place you’ve been?
I don’t think I have a favorite place yet because I don’t think it’s the places you go that make it your favorite. I think it’s the memories you make there and who you have with you. Any place will be my favorite as long as my Fiance Mike and my Step-Kids Mikey and Mikayla are there.
Do you find that talking to other bloggers helps you with your own work?
Sometimes, It’s nice to talk to someone who is going through or has been through the same things I am going through. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and just to have someone to bounce concerns off of gives reassurance that what you are doing is worth it.
Are any of your friends or family bloggers as well?
If they are they are not telling me. I know some friends who want to get into blogging and I am encouraging them to do it because it keeps my creative juices flowing and on my toes.
Do you share your work with anyone in the real world?
I will share my work with anyone who wants to read it. However, I do share my work online more than in real life.
My 2019 Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations
Again, thank you, Becky, for those questions. They were really fun to answer. Now comes my nominations and questions I want to ask.
I am nominating some amazing bloggers from all walks of life and please go check out their blogs and support them.
Chelle – https://supersahm.com/
Lisa – http://www.drugstoredivas.net
Jennifer – http://coffeeandcreativityblog.com/
Chris & Danielle – https://www.chrisdoeswhat.com/
Cristy – https://happyfamilyblog.com/
Serena – http://mommycusses.com
Dr. Orlena – https://www.drorlena.com/
Natalie – https://www.thegracereal.com/
Alison – https://carefreeandcoffee.com/
Sam – https://outdoorswiththeskis.com/
Question for you guys to answer:
- Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
- How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
- What do you do in your spare time?
- What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
- How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
- What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog?
- If you could choose one song as an anthem for your life what would it be and why?
- What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
- What is your favorite movie quote?
- One question you would most like to know the answer to?
Thank you guys for the nomination again for nominating me for the 2019 Sunshine Blogger Award, please go and check out Becky and my nominations. They are all amazing bloggers.
Until Next Time, Have a Great Day!