So a really cool thing happened…I was nominated for The Liebster Award by Heather from Live Like a Butterfly! Thank you, Heather!
Please check out her blog. She is a beautiful soul who embraces life with love and light!
What is The Liebster Award?
The purpose of The Liebster Award is to give the opportunity for a blogger to recognize the work of an up-and-coming fellow blogger. It’s a great way to celebrate each other!
Here are the Liebster Award rules:
*Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
*Write a post to showcase your award
*Share who your favorite blogger/blog is
*Tell 10 random facts about yourself (optional)
*Answer the questions you were asked by the blogger who nominated you
*Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to and ask them 10 other questions
*Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created
My Favorite Blog
This is tough. There are so many wonderful blogs out there. I’m going to have to choose the one that’s helped me get this far into the blogging journey. It’s a Lovely Life is wonderful family, travel, and food blog run by a couple who is living life to the fullest and following their dreams!
They have been a very important piece of my blogging puzzle. Their Facebook group and blogging challenges have helped me grow tremendously. They also sell awesome courses that teach you how to start and maintain a successful blog. Take the time to check them out, especially if you’re thinking about taking the blogging leap!
10 Nomination Questions from Heather
What made you start your blog?
A few months ago I became super-focused on figuring out how I wanted to spend my life. I became sick and tired of working jobs that seemed to lead me no where and I wanted to be one of those people who is confident in making their own success. I realized that I had been successful in everything else that I decided I would be successful in (like getting my Masters degree), so why I couldn’t I be a successful blogger and life coach? We manifest our lives based on what we believe. If I changed my beliefs then I could manifest my dream life.
What’s the best advice you can offer fellow bloggers?
If this is really what you love to do, don’t go in half-ass. Make the decision before you start that you’re going to see it through. Don’t say, I’ll just give it a try and see how it goes. That kind of attitude will only help you fail. Believe in yourself. Treat it like your career until it pays you like one.
What’s the number 1 way you prefer to market your blog?
I’m still just testing the waters but social media is definitely a huge part of marketing. I know Pinterest is supposed to be a big driver of traffic so one of my goals is to figure out exactly how that works.
If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?
My superpower would be the ability to show people what the reality of their best possible life looks like, and to help them understand it’s possible if only they believe it is.
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford.
Where’s your favorite place you ever traveled and why?
Part of the reason I want to make my life awesome is so I can travel more. I’m lame and haven’t been too far. We went to Disney in CA once as a teenager, but it was actually a bad experience. A couple of years ago my husband and I took the kids to Branson. It was our first family vacation and super fun!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life?
The secret to life is loving yourself. No joke. It makes all things possible.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
I am proud of so many things. I just finished my Master’s degree- something I thought I could never do.
What’s your favorite concerted you ever attended?
Again. I’m lame. Once I went to a free Blake Shelton concert and I was pretty excited that Miranda Lambert showed up.
Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Definitely Eminem. I know he’s had some lyrics in the past that don’t jive with my world view but being a fan of his music for so long has allowed me to watch his journey come full circle. I relate to his struggle, I love how talented he is at crafting words, and while he seldom admits it, he’s from my home town St. Joseph, Missouri.
10 Random Facts About Me
I’m only 30 but I’ve been married for 11 years!
I’m weirdly calm in most situations
My favorite color is purple (if you couldn’t already tell)
I’m an English Teacher
I don’t have cable but love to watch The Walking Dead on Netflix
I think me and my cat Abby are soulmates
I hate wearing coats and will not do it until I absolutely have to
I don’t enjoy watching sports
I have 3 children-my youngest and middle child are 7 years apart
Fall is my favorite season
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Making Moments Last www.makingmomentslast.com
Soulful Seeds www.soulfulseedsblog.com
The Everyday Dreamer www.theeverydaydreamer.com
Mom Be Strong www.mombestrong.com
Questions for My Nominations
What is the biggest lesson you have learned about blogging so far?
What motivates you to keep going?
What are you most proud of in your blogging experience so far?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life?
What would you tell yourself 5 years ago?
Who is your hero and why?
What advice would you give a brand new blogger?
What is your best source of blog traffic?
What is your favorite meal?
Where does your inspiration come from?
I can’t wait to read your answers!