The Liebster Blog Award nomination certainly helped me discover new blogs. And it was fun to do!
Like her, the first I heard of the award was when I was nominated so I did a bit of snooping around the interwebs and came up with this. Simply, this award, nomination, however you’d like to look at it, helps new bloggers connect and promote each other’s blog. Once nominated, you nominate five other bloggers with less than 3,000 readers (some say 200 but that makes it bit more difficult). Maybe there isn’t an award that gets handed out at the end but I think this is a great idea for connecting with new bloggers and sharing stories, successful or otherwise.
So here are my responses, set of questions and nominees who I hope will enjoy participating in this as much as I did!
Who or what is your greatest inspiration for writing this blog?
I guess there wasn’t a single person or thing that inspired me to start my blog. What I know is that I have a passion for travel, food and fashion and was looking for a way to express myself. I spent a huge part of the last three years immersed in postgraduate study and like any good student I quickly found ways to distract myself. I soon found a favorite distraction – reading blogs. I was fully into it – travel blogs, cooking blogs, you name it and I was reading it. Finishing study this year freed up a lot of my time and I immediately knew how I wanted to spend it. That’s how prettydelicioustravels.com was born – a single space to indulge in my life’s passions.
If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Kind, loyal and easy-going (that’s one word, right?)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Dessert. Anything with added sugar gets my vote!
Are there any tips that you can give for fellow new bloggers that you’ve discovered while blogging?
Learn as much as you can about running your website, taking good photographs, and promoting your blog. It’s incredibly time-consuming but it’s worth it. It can be so disheartening when you put in so much hard work only to feel like things are moving at a snail’s pace but be persistent and keep at it. I’m certainly new to this ‘business’ and know exactly what it feels like but I plan to keep going until I get kicked off the internet 🙂
What are some of your favourite beauty products that you can’t live without?
My tinted moisturizer from Nars, my easy to absorb SPF 30 face moisturizer, liquid eye-liner and shimmer highlighter.
Name one thing that you most love about yourself.
I love learning and doing new things, mostly when there is an aspect of risk involved. I’m more inclined to try something new than to play it safe. Because of this I have done things that many I know would not dream of doing – like jumping out of a plane, or up and leaving on trips with little notice. And I didn’t think twice about moving to a new city where I didn’t know a soul and ended up meeting the love of my life. It’s important enough to me that I’ve even written a little post about this on my blog.
What is one fashion trend that you are dying to try?
Hmmm, drop pants with stilettos.
What would you tell your younger self if you could?
I’d tell myself that confidence is the key!
Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
OK, so because I’m a dag, my celebrity crush is a newsreader on Australia’s ABC morning show who goes by the name of Michael Rowland.
What’s your workout routine like
I like a short but effective workout routine and I find morning boot camps good for me. I have also recently got into yoga and am absolutely loving it.
So now that you know a little bit more about me, I’d love to learn about you so here are my questions:
1. Tell me a little bit about your blog?
2. What were the early challenges you had with your blog and how did you overcome them?
3. Who’s your favorite blogger/blog?
4. whats your favorite travel destination?
5. Where will you be travelling to in 2015?
6. Name your favorite food/s
7. Which camera do you use for your blog?
8. Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
9. What’s your workout routine?
10. What are you looking forward to most in 2015?
And the nominees are (drumroll):