It is an online award that is given to new bloggers with around 200 subscribers or so. It isn’t some grand affair, but it is a way of acknowledging other like-minded individuals who are working hard to make waves in their own areas of interest. Also, it is a great way to get to know the newbie blogger and of course, make new friends!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you accept the nomination, you answer questions given to you by the person nominating you. Then you nominate another 3-5 bloggers and give them 8-10 questions to answer as well!
What is your favorite thing about blogging and your least favorite thing about blogging?
How did you chose the niche(s) that you have chosen to blog in ?
What’s the biggest mistake that you’ve made blogging that you’re comfortable disclosing and what advice would you give to other bloggers so that they could avoid it?
What is your most successful media platform?
How long on average does it take for you to write a blog post from concept to publication ?
What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
What do you do in your spare time?
MY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER FROM ANIKA ARE:
1. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?
I started blogging when I moved across country to start a new life. It was an outlet to keep me busy because I missed my family so much. It is more than I expected it to be, I enjoy sharing ideas with like minded people.
2. What is your goal for your blog in 2016?
My goal for my blog in 2016 is to increase my subscriber list and to make sure I stay focused on building my brand.
3. If you give anyone advice about starting a blog, what would you say?
Do lots of research, set realistic goals and purchase a blog theme.
4.What are the 3 songs that you can listen to anytime?
Taxi by Harry Chapin, Working Man by Rita MacNeil and Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo.
5. What 3 words describe you best?
Determined, resilient, stubborn 🙂
6. What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is Princess Bride. Why do I love this movie – because it is a fairy tale and has something for all ages, it always makes me smile and believe in true love. It is a transcendent, magical experience, that makes you feel good on the inside.
7. Whats the favorite place you have visited?
I had the pleasure to visit Stonehenge in England a few years back.
8. What is your favorite food?
Pretty much any type of shell-fish but I particularly enjoy lobster and scallops.
9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
I would live on the top of Kelly’s Mountain (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) overlooking the ocean.
10. Give 5 random facts about yourself that you think are unique and fun?
1) I did not drink coffee until I turned 50 2) I got knocked out boxing 3)I love Mustangs and Motorcycles 4) I collect sea glass and l have lots of it 5)I love amusement parks, especially the roller coasters
Thanks again ANIKA for nominating me and I’m thrilled and honored to nominate some pretty awesome bloggers, please be sure to check them out!
Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.
January’s theme was canvas (we both chose an artist’s canvas). Be sure to Mark Your Calendar for February as we will be crafting with Puzzle Pieces.
Here are our January projects:
I used a very small artist canvas that I purchased at the Dollar Tree (4 inches x 4 inches). It actually was a paint by number in the children’s craft section.
I painted over the white canvas with some cream color craft paint and then laid out my design before gluing down the sea glass with E6000 glue.
My number one hint for any type of project like this is to TAKE A PICTURE of the pieces once you have decided on the layout. It was much easier and faster to complete the project by referring to the picture for the placement of the sea glass before gluing them on the canvas…just sayin’ 🙂
I’ve loved vintage things since I was a child. I was raised mostly by my grandparents and grew up around a lot of really cool stuff. Old stoves that burned coal (that was sadly replaced with an electric stove), hardwood floors, wide wood moldings and wooden staircases, just to name a few.
Decades later I still love vintage things which is why I love the thrill of the vintage hunt. These days I try to sell more than I keep but lately that doesn’t seem to be the case as it is hard to part with something that causes such great memories.