Throughout the process of launching The Lovely Twist, I have been connected with so many encouraging, positive, and inspiring bloggers. I had no idea the blogging community was such a tight knit group. In this day and age it’s so refreshing to know there are communities who strive to encourage and uplift one another.
I am excited to announce that because of the amazing blogging community, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award. The Liebster award is an internet award given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. The award is great exposure for blogs with less than 200 followers.
I was nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow blogger, Blythe Morgan. I love the honestly Blythe brings to blogging. She shares her honest opinions and experiences, both good and bad. In this world of trying to impress and one-up the next person, it’s refreshing to see a blogger like Blythe just sharing the real. Plus, she has a background in web design and development, so her blog is like really pretty…really really pretty! 😉 You can check her out at www.blythemorgan.com .
Liebster, in German translates to, “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome,” which are all words I can proudly use to describe my encounters with other bloggers. One blogger who embodies the word Liebster, is Taylor Ooley of The Rose Petal Blog. Taylor welcomed me to the blogging community early on and gave me some sweet encouraging words right before my blog launch. I have enjoyed keeping up with The Rose Petal Blog and all that Taylor has been sharing. On The Rose Petal Blog you’ll find helpful tips to stay on track, affordable fashion, and travel recaps. Taylor is honest, real, and hardworking, I love following along with her experiences. On top of blogging all things life, travel, and fashion, Taylor is a University of Georgia student…which is impressive in it’s self! I cannot imagine myself back in college finding the time to juggle both school and blogging while killing it at both. Kudos to you, Taylor! Check her out at www.therosepetalblog.com.
Liebster Award Questions from Blythe Morgan
1. What scares you the most? Why?
Oh, so many things. I used to be terrified of failure. Now, as my priorities change I worry not about disappointing those I love, but about those I love being put in harms way or hurting (mentally or physically). If I could put the ones I love in a safe bubble for life, I would!
2. What did you start blogging?
I started blogging lifestyle content. I have so much I want to share and I’m enjoying putting together posts along with social media content to go with it. It’s all a learning process, but I’m loving it!
3. Who inspires you the most?
I have so many amazing people who have touched my life in some way or another, and they inspire me everyday. My fiancé inspires me because he is so hardworking and always positive. My mom inspires me, because she is not giving up on her dreams. My dad inspires me, because he puts his family first and works so hard to provide (he always has!), he also is still always checking in on me (even though I’m an “adult”). My sister inspires me, because she marches to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t compromise who she is for anyone. My younger siblings inspire me, because it’s amazing to see them grow into their own and start to voice and form their own opinions. The list goes on and on. If you’re struggling to find inspiration, I suggest taking a look at what those around you are doing. Everyone is pushing on and conquering something throughout their day, big or small.
4. Do you have a favorite teacher/professor? If so, why?
I’m going to give a two part answer here, so bare with me…
I’m a long ways out of school, but my 5th grade english teacher will always stick in my mind. She was encouraging and pushed me to write more. She saw something in me that I didn’t see. Elementary was also a hard time for me because my parents were going through a divorce, and it was a big transition period in the home as well as growing into a young woman. I remember always looking forward to her class, the writing prompts, and learning from her.
In life, I’d say my favorite teacher would have to be my siblings. You don’t realize it at the time, but growing up with siblings can teach you a lot about yourself. I’ve learned patience, how to guide, how to be fair, how to be selfless in actions, when to hold your tongue, and when to speak up. My siblings have taught me that not everyone thinks the same way as you, and that’s what makes this world beautiful. I’ve taught myself to pause, and learn from them, appreciate them, and take pride in them.
5. What have you learned the most about blogging since you started?
I’ve learned so much since I’ve started blogging, and honestly, I learn something new every day. I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is to not compare myself to other blogs. Everyone is at a different stage in this journey and I can’t compare my success to another’s.
6. What are some of your favorite shows/movies?
I love watching movies, so that’s impossible for me to answer. My favorite shows currently, are This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I still watch), and Real Housewives of [insert city]…sorry it’s a guilty pleasure I’m not willing to give up!
7. What is the best book you have ever read?
I need to get back into reading more, I used to be quite the bookworm. I love Jodi Picoult books for a good, moving novel. Emily Giffin is one of my favorites for non-fiction, and Elin Hildebrand’s books are always easy, enjoyable reads. The last book I could not out down, wasThe Magnolia Story, By Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Fixer Upper. They are #goals.
8. How do you like to spend your Friday night?
Usually, my fiancé and I like to relax on Friday’s. Lately we’ve been making veggie pizzas and enjoying a beer or two while hanging out on the couch (riveting stuff I know). Sometimes, if our week has been a little more hectic, we’ll go out for a chill dinner or take a walk around our neighborhood to unwind.
9. What make a “good night” Good?
I would say my best, “good nights” are credited towards the people I spend them with. Good company can make anything 100x better…bad company can make anything 100x worse. Never take for granted those who make put the “good” in your “good nights!”
10. What is your biggest goal in life?
I have trouble answering questions like these. I think my goals change as my priorities do. Right now, my biggest goal is to lead a happy, healthy, lifestyle and try to stay positive through any hardships. Does this answer count?
11. What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
Ah, the bucket list! I have trouble ranking things on my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to travel in Europe…that’s a must that I will make happen.
Taylor Ooley (www.therosepetalblog.com)
Megan and Anzette (www.ginsengandtonic.com)
Brittany Toms (www.arrowandcompany.com)
Shana Smith (https://shanasmith.blogspot.com/?m=1)
Mara Jacob (www.itsamaramoment.com)
Haley Willis (https://thehaleymorganblog.wordpress.com)
Meghan Goetz (www.twineandbraids.com)
Abbie Schulz (http://dolledupinthekitchen.com)
Emily Vanderwalde of Vino in The Village (https://fordleestyle.com)
Questions for Nominees
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What was your biggest struggle when you first started blogging?
3. Where do you look for inspiration?
4. What are your hobbies?
5. The end of the year is upon us. Did you make any resolutions for 2017? Have you stuck to them?
6. What is the the last book you read? Tell us about it.
7. What is your guilty pleasure?
8. How would you spend your “perfect day?”
9. How do you stay motivated to meet your goals?
10.Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
11. What is your favorite trend right now? Can be a fashion, home, lifestyle, or music trend!
Thank you for taking the time to read, and learn more about me. I cannot wait to hear the other nominee’s answers!
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