It was an honor to be nominated by Karla of Hands On Working Mom for a Liebster Award! What’s that, you ask? She put it so well, that I’ll let her do the talking:
“The purpose of the virtual award is to welcome new bloggers to the blogging community. It is given by fellow new bloggers who have been in the blog world for less than 2 years and have fewer than 1000 followers. It is a great way for us to connect and support each other while introducing readers to awesome new blogs!”
You may or may not know, but it’s a HUGE struggle to break into the blogging world. Some blogs take off, and others don’t. Some have a small following (yes, I’m looking at you, readers!) and some have a larger base. This award is meant to help others grow and hopefully help others find some great new blogs!
After receiving this award, I was to answer the following questions:
Why did you decide to start blogging?
I started blogging as a way to organize my thoughts and get my feelings out. It then turned into wanting to help others in their journey to be healthy that they are NOT alone!
Who is the most important person in your life?
I can’t pick just one person, so I’m going to cheat and say my family. They are absolutely everything to me. Cliché, but it’s so true.
What is the most important thing in your life?
My career! I made a career out of helping people change their lives as a social worker. It’s hard work, but so rewarding when you step back and see even the small changes someone has made.
What are some things you have found that have inspired you in your writing?
I find a lot of inspiration from my clients at work and the difficulties they have with changing thoughts, behaviors, habits, etc. I also find inspiration in recipes I see or try, topics my friends and I talk about, or things I read!
What was a mistake you have made, and what did you learn from it?
I’ve made so many mistakes, it’s hard to just pick one. I think that I always mistakenly believe that I won’t need to work as hard as I do to reach my goals, but find out that’s not true. The “discovering I need to work at things” is almost a slap in the face sometimes, but also a huge motivator.
What are your life goals?
I want to be a mom, have a satisfying career, make enough money (through work or blogging) to live comfortably, and most of all, feel accomplished.
What has been your most satisfying success related to blogging so far?
I’ve been able to do a few reviews in exchange for products – a few companies took a chance on me with my small blog, and I appreciate that!
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
Hmmm. I honestly haven’t traveled too much out of the USA, but my favorite place has been Cancun, Mexico. It was warm and we were able to take a few day trips to historical sites, which was awesome. My next favorite place would be the Grand Canyon – absolutely breathtaking.
What is your favorite book and why?
The Little Prince by Antoine de St.-Exupéry – I cannot believe how many life lessons are contained in such a little book!
What are some of your favorite blogs?
If you could be any kind of tree, what tree would you be? Just kidding. What are a few blogs you follow and why?
Well…to answer the tree question…a willow tree! But in all seriousness, I follow these blogs pretty closely:
Snacking in Sneakers: Great recipes, lifestyle, and fitness tips
Back at Square Zero: Great running advice as well as social media/blogging tips
Healthy Helper Blog: Amazing recipes, most of them plant based!
Here are the 5 people I have decided to nominate. While the choice was difficult (only FIVE? Really?!) I felt that these spoke to me the most!
Sara Paige at Inclusive Insights
Miriah Grimes at Out of the Mouths of Babes
Ida Maisie at Ida’s Corner
Chaza at Hugs Homemade
Nadine at Caring in the Chaos
So, nominees, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer these questions below on your blog, nominate 5 others and develop 11 questions for them.
- What inspired you to start blogging?
- What are three of your most-read blogs?
- Where in the world would you go, if you could go anywhere?
- What’s a mistake you’ve made this early in your blogging adventure?
- What’s your favorite season and why?
- What advice would you have for new bloggers?
- What’s been the hardest thing about breaking into the blogging world?
- What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
- What are 3 things you ALWAYS have on your person?
- If you could be a bird, which one would you be and why?
- If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be?
Good luck and congrats!