When I saw I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Annie from Simply Annie I literally turned into a little school girl again. Talk about blushing!! I met Annie through Instagram and quickly connected to her (can you say instant BFF’s?!) We would both ask those newbie blogging questions, heck we still do, without hesitation because well… we were in the same boat. I watched her grow and connect with her followers and just know I picked a good friend. Our whole connection started from one comment on Instagram, then it grew to direct messaging and guys…I don’t wanna brag but I’m the proud owner of her phone number.
This is why I LOVE the blogging community. The connections and friendships are real.The support is real. We may all be going after the same thing but so far I’ve never met anyone out there not willing to help out or share their tips. I found out the Liebster Award is fellow bloggers nominating new blogs that have been around for less then two years and have a following of less then 1,000. Talk about an honor!! This helps connect bloggers with other bloggers which helps grow your connections. And means more friends and a bigger blogging community!! Honestly if it wasn’t for this amazing blogging community I would not be where I am today.
First, here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
- Thank the blog that nominated you on a post in your blog -Again Annie you’re awesome!!
- Answer the questions asked by the blog that nominated you.
- Nominate 5-11 other new bloggers.
- Create 11 NEW questions for the nominees to answer.
- Notify all nominees via social media.
Questions from Annie:
What makes you happy?
It’s hard to pick just one thing. I’m happiest when I’m spending time with my growing family but right now it’s my weekly doctors visits because I get to hear his little heart beat and it gets me one day closer to holding him in my arms.
Where is your “happy place”?
My happy place is anywhere I can meditate. Literally anywhere I’ve done it in my car, at the store, taking a bath, where ever. Just a few deep breathes and a second to clear my mind makes even the worst days feel like I can take them on.
What is your pet peeve?
Oh goodness! Another tough one, but not following through on something irks me! Which has been ironic because sometimes my pregnancy brain makes me do this and I feel utterly guilty once I realized I spaced something. That and when I open a package of Oreo’s and they’re broken.
What object can you not live without?
Can’t live without my chap stick. Next would be mascara but I bite my lips when I’m thinking, nervous or bored and chap stick stops me because I HATE the taste of it.
What is your favorite way to promote your blog?
Right now my go to is Instagram, it’s an amazing way to meet other bloggers and inspires me so much!
Why did you start your blog?
I guess I have a few reasons as to why I started my blog. One was to document my journey into being a step mom, mom to be, and small business owner. I wanted to share my story with others who struggle with blending a family together. Let other corporate moms know that yes its scary to leave the corporate world to pursue a life at home with your little ones but the rewards are there. And just to be really honest and open. I write about my good days and my bad days because I know I like reading someones post and seeing I’m not the only one out there having this or that happen to me.
What is one thing you love about yourself?
Right now everything is swollen and big but I’ve always loved this freckle patch I have on my right arm. I didn’t get the cute freckles on my cheeks or nose just a random patch on my right arm.
What is a dream/goal you have?
I want to be able to create an income from my passions so that I can spend time with my family and travel. I never want to have to choose my career over my family again.
What is your favorite word?
Right!- I literally say that all the time, even when I’m texting or messaging someone I notice I always start with Right?!. I have no clue where I got this from and have been trying like the dickens to stop it.
What is your least favorite word?
K. I know that’s not really a word but if someone texts me or replies in person to me kay I don’t want to talk anymore. And on that note close friends and family know that if say K I’m doing it to be a stinker.
What words do you live by?
‘Do something everyday that gets you closer to your dream.’ I saw this somewhere a few months back when I was really struggling with what to do with my life and felt my list was too big to tackle. Now I just focus on doing one thing a day that helps get me to where I want to be and it doesn’t feel so daunting.
Lucy- Oh That’s Momsense
Chelsea- And Then Life
Jordan- Wished For This
Tash- Mommy Logs
Sarah- SUGAR MAPLE notes
1.What has been your biggest blogging challenge?
2. Did you think creating a blog would be harder or easier than it is?
3. What is your biggest motivation?
4. What do you do when you hit a creative road block?
5. What is the one thing you always have with you?
6. How do you promote your blog?
7. Do you stick to a weekly blogging schedule?
8. What is your favorite quote?
9. Some people can’t live without their coffee, tea or soda, what is one drink of choice you can’t live without?
10. Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
11. How do you balance daily life and blogging?
I can’t wait to see your answers! Congratulations to my nominees and be sure to check out these blogs and start the connecting!!