The Liebster Award on WordPress

I have been nominated by g.m.beloin for The Liebster Award.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
Liebster is a German word and translates to ‘favourite’ meaning that the award would go to the most favourite blog.

I have been blogging since the end of February 2014, and am really proud to receive such a nomination.

On the day that I found out I had been nominated, I was feeling really crappy and was literally on the point of giving up.
I was basically telling myself, “what is the point of all this, why am I doing this?” And feeling completely dejected and hopeless about the entire blogging thing.

Then I got the email, and after finding out what the award was for, I didn’t feel so crappy anymore and in fact, I felt really good about myself and what I had done.

It taught me that, you don’t always need to see results to know that you’re going somewhere, so when you’re feeling hopeless and without a point, just keep going, keep doing what you love, and something good will come out of it in the end.

Now, I have to nominate 11 fellow bloggers who each have less than 200 followers and ask them all a set of 11 questions of my own choosing.

If you are an up and coming blogger with less than 200 followers, please contact me or comment below.
I will review your blogs and post my nominations at a later date.
Then I shall decide on the winner.

The questions that were asked of me by g.m.beloin are as follows, along with my answers.

1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
I would have to say, the day I went to Belgium on a school trip with my friends. We brought sweets and energy drinks on to the coach and after scoffing the sweets and glugging down the energy drinks, we became so hyper. It must have looked like we had been sniffing solvents. We went from giggles to hysterical laughter, daring each other to do stupid things and even using the coach driver’s microphone to give shout outs to all our favourite friends! It’s been about 9-10 years since that day and I still giggle every time I think of it.

2. Your last random act of kindness?
Cross stitching a ‘Have a nice dump’ picture for my boyfriend’s bathroom.

3. Why and when you started blogging?
I started blogging at the end of February in 2014 because I had quit my crappy job and decided to do something I was actually interested in. People around me have always said that I have a way with words, so I decided to take up writing and creating a blog was my first step towards making it a career. I have my first ebook being published on 16th April this year.

4. What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. It’s always chocolate.

5. Do you collect anything?
I collect books, souvenirs from places I’ve been to, glass jars and bottles for crafts sake, unwanted materials, again for crafts sake and I also have a little memory jar where I write down everything I want to remember about the year on little notes. I screw it up and throw it in the jar, meaning to get them all out on New Year’s Eve, read through the good times and then either hoard them in a box in the loft or throw them in the fire.

6. The last book you read?
Anna karenina by Leo Tolstoy

7. Your biggest accomplishment?
Being nominated for the Liebster award!

8. What sort of things are on your bucket list?
Skydiving, bungee jumping, travelling the world and if not the world, maybe just Hawaii.
Teaching orphan children in a foreign country and helping with conservation projects in the third world.

9. When/where are you the happiest?
It’s a toughey. It’s between when I’m with my boyfriend playing table tennis or eating or when I’m in my corner, writing down my ideas and my blog posts.

10. Favorite place to eat and what do you order?
Every place is my favourite place to order food and it doesn’t matter what kind of food it is, because I will eat anything!

11. Your favorite quote or person to quote?
Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end.

So that’s it! Wish me luck in winning the award.
Remember if you are an upcoming blogger with less than 200 followers then get in touch and you could be nominated for the award next.

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Much love

God bless

New to blogging

I am new to blogging.

I recently set up a few weeks ago, with no relative experience whatsoever.

What I did have though, and the reason behind my setting up a blog, is that I can write.

Not only can I write, I can write well.

I enjoy writing. I love writing.

I write all day, every day.

I keep a journal and I am forever writing down to-do lists and appointments and what I need to buy at the grocery store.

More than this, I have a weird and creative imagination and a strong will to do what I love in life.

I recently quit my job, because I was so unhappy working there.
I was so unhappy and felt like it was time wasted when I could be doing something I really love to do.

I felt like my life was slipping out of my grasp and up until a month or so ago, I had no idea what it was that I wanted to do.
I had no idea what I enjoyed.

I knew that I love meeting new people and I knew that I love helping them and supporting them with their problems.
It breaks my heart to see anyone down in the dumps and then I have to do something about it.

So here I am, a short while later.

Okay so I have no income and have limited savings to live off which is frightening, considering I have bills to pay, not major ones but still need to be paid.

It is also concerning that all my friends and people I know are at work during the day.
There is no one to hang out with.

But what I am really thankful for, is writing.

This morning, I posted an article “Littlest pleasures of life”
And within 30 minutes, bloggers had liked it.

That simple like, just the one, made me feel so great inside.
It made me feel so thankful and like I am on the right path.

That some random stranger from across the world, took the time, just to read my article AND liked it, means so much to me.
And that random stranger becomes a friend and a part of my blogging family 😊

And now the days aren’t so lonely anymore.
I get to write. I get to meet new like minded people and help them with their problems.
And eventually one day, I will come up with a good idea to create an income doing what I love and live for and be able to provide for my loved ones.

Amen!

Just want to say, A HUGE BIG THANKYOU, to all my followers and fellow bloggers who have enjoyed the posts.

Keep in touch and take care of yourselves.