So last week I get an email from my friend and pen pal Shannon from The Simple Joys of Life asking me if she could use a photo to represent my blog because I was nominated. I was just so excited that I got nominated for something, that I didn’t ask the what and the why of it all.
Not sure what this is all about? The Liebster Award, it is an award given to Bloggers, from Bloggers. To receive an award, you should have less than 200 followers and the goal is to small blogs you like and help them get discovered. I think it’s a great idea and a lovely gesture!
I am happy just to have some followers and get the odd like here and there. I didn’t know when I started this if anyone would follow me (over 80 of you now, I love you all 🙂 ) or if anyone would even like or comment, but quite a few have. I love the interaction. I am honored to be nominated!
Shannon posted the rules so I’m snatching them from her! 😉
1- Mention the person who nominated you on your own blog and link them.
2- Answer the 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you
3- Nominate 5 to 11 more blogs you like who have less than 200 followers
4- Create your 11 questions
5- Let your nominees know!
Quick and easy!
1- What pushed you to start blogging?
If you had asked me five years ago about blogging, I would have told you I’d never do it. But never say never. I don’t know what pushed me to start exactly. I have always loved writing, from fiction to journals. I looked at blogging as another way to journal, to talk about the things I love or are interested in. Or even just to vent.
2- What is your favorite blog and why?
Oh this is tricky! Instead of naming which blog is my fave, I will tell you my fave type of blog. The ones I read about most are about writing (fiction as well as pen palling). They are two of my biggest loves.
3- If you could put 5 things from your home into a time capsule today, what would they be?
Hmmm, I’d go with an album with my family photos, my Harry Potter books, a letter to my future self, my Yoshi plushie, annnnnnnd my favorite movie of all time, ‘The Princess Bride’.
4- What is your all time favorite book?
Gasp! ONE?! JUST ONE?! LOL! Well, this is a VERY hard one for me to answer, because I have MANY! But today I think I will say…..’Lover Eternal’ by JR Ward. (If you’ve read these books, Rhage is my bae 😉 )
5- If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go and why?
Scotland! I have wanted to go here since I was a kid. Learn more about the history and visit CASTLES!
6- What do you do to relax?
I read. I also love walks. Nothing better then zoning out with tunes in my ears while enjoying the outdoors.
7- Do you prefer the country or the city?
I’d rather a rural area, a place that’s in between the two.
8- What is the most adventurous thing you ever did?
Oh my, well, I have never done anything wild or crazy like skydive or something. But a couple years ago we went to Toronto for Fan Expo. It was my first plane ride and first big trip and we did SO much. So that trip was an adventure in itself.
9- How do you like to start your day?
When the weather is good, with a walk. I get to wake up and get in a good mood with my music and fresh air. I get ready for work and play on my computer for a few minutes or read a chapter of my newest book before heading to work. And I need an iced coffee from Timmy’s. My day doesn’t go right if I don’t have that tasty delight.
10- How did you come about one of the hobbies you blog about?
I started pen palling when I was little. I wanted to get some mail and my mom told me “Well if you want mail then you have to write.” So at eight years old I started sending letters to my cousin in Newfoundland. When I got into sixth grade, our class had penpals from another school. My interest grew from there.
11- What is your favorite word?
I don’t really have a favorite word. not at the moment anyway!
So I have a few ideas as to who I will nominate. I just have to try to figure out if they have less then 200 followers and more importantly, think of some questions! 🙂