Thank you so much to Ash @themessylife ! She nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award 2018 and I have answered her questions below!
WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD
“The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way to recognize bloggers for adding value to the blogging community. It is a great way to connect with other bloggers and show appreciation for their work; an award created by bloggers, for bloggers. All nominees must answer the questions provided by those who nominated them, and then nominate 11 more people who they will ask their own set of 11 questions.”
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?
I started my blog back in 2016 as a project for school, but am more recently trying to be a more active blogger!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WRITING STYLE?
I would describe my writing as honest and passionate. I love writing, and I love to write about what I love! My posts are mainly about my favourite things and what I’m passionate about so I try and let my writing style show that.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR BLOG WITH WORK,INTERNSHIPS OR SCHOOL?
This is hard for anyone regardless of what your other everyday life activities are. I work from home during the day, teach dance in the evenings and genuinely have a busy schedule so sometimes (even working from home) it’s hard to find the time for blogging. That being said, what keeps me balanced the most is just planning! I can’t stress this enough. No matter your schedule if you plan out a time to do something, you are more likely to do it. There is always time for something you want to do, you just have to make it!
AS A BLOGGER, WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL CHANNEL TO USE FOR ENGAGEMENT?
While Instagram is my favourite social platform, I’m going to have to say Twitter! As a blogger I think Twitter has a really strong blogging community where we can start conversations and chat with one another! I have found and met some awesome bloggers from Twitter. Whenever I have a new post coming up I always post about it on Twitter first!
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO WRITE AND WHY?
My desk! As I said above, I work from home so I have a desk set up in my room and I tried to make it as cozy as I possibly could! I usually write my blog posts out in a journal first so I like writing at a desk/table, it allows me to be more focused on what I’m doing and I have access to everything I need!
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE STUCK IN A RUT AND HAVE TROUBLE WRITING?
If I’m being completely honest, I normally walk away from my thoughts. I rest my brain for a day/two or however long it takes. Ideas come to me at different times, and sometimes I don’t have anything running through my brain at all and thats totally OKAY. I take a break and refresh, focus on other activities that I enjoy. The more I try to force content/writing the more it tends to be rushed and I end up hating it. There is nothing wrong with taking a short break even if it’s just a couple hours to clear your mind!
WHERE HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO GO, THAT YOU HAVE YET TO TRAVEL?
This is a great question minus the fact that my “To Visit” list is quite long. Lets do the short version and narrow it down to my top 3: Costa Rica, Iceland, and Nashville (which I’m going to visit later this year) I love to travel, and I’m very excited to cross a couple places off this year!
DESCRIBE YOUR GO TO OUTFIT IN A SENTANCE
A long summer dress, sandals and sunglasses. If I could wear a dress everyday I would.
IF YOU COULD DO ONE THING FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND FOR WHOM?
I would unquestionably want to do something for my parents. They gave me so many opportunities growing up and are just so supportive I would love to repay them somehow and hopefully one day I can do something awesome for them.
WHATS SOMETHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO BUT STRUGGLED WITH?
Hands down, start a YouTube Channel. If you’re close to me, you know that I have wanted to start one for years now but I have not stuck with it! I tried to start a few times but am never happy with the content so I get discouraged and never post. This IS going to happen very soon though, 2018 is my year!
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR BEST BLOG POSTS OR WRITING?
Everyday life! My everyday experiences are what I’m inspired by. The things I get to do, the people around me etc. I have the best group of people surrounding and supporting me and they inspire me to my fullest! I try to find inspiration within myself as well!
Again thank you to Ash for the nomination, I have listed my choice for nominees below (in no particular order) along with your questions, have fun!
- Alexandra Florence
- Holly Quills and Ivy
- As Told By Kirsty
- Rosie Loves Life
- Bournemouth Girl
- Zoe Ware
- Fanni Szalczgruber
- A Girl, Obsessed
- Raindrops on Roses
- Life with Sneha
- Booknerd Travels
- What is your favourite thing to do besides blogging?
- What is your favourite genre of music to listen to and why?
- What is your favourite social platform? (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Snapchat etc.)
- What is the best place you’ve ever travelled to and why?
- What is your Netflix/T.V show recommendation?
- If money etc. wasn’t a factor what would your dream job be?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Are you an early riser or a night owl?
- Do you have any pets? If so, TELL ME EVERYTHING! (Photos are highly encouraged!)
- What is your “go to” or favourite product ever!? Could be beauty, health, food, anything!
- What is a random fact about you!?
Have fun with these, and please let me know once you’ve completed this so I can read your answers!
Cannot wait to get to know you all better!