I am thrilled to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Susan Gleissner from This Big Wild World. It’s my first blog award so it’s extra special. The Liebster Award recognizes new bloggers for their impact on the blogging community. Also, it’s a great chance to build connections to strengthen the community.
Thanks so much Susan!
Readers be sure to check out her blog This Big Wild World. Super interesting!
As part of the nomination there are questions to be answered to learn more about the newly nominated blogger. Here are my answers to Susan’s questions.
1) Where do you call home?
I live along the coast in New England; Massachusetts. It’s a riverside and seaside town named Newburyport. It’s filled with hip and casual restaurants, beautiful views all year long, and the warmest and most lovely people.
2) What was the last random act of kindness you did?
It is being appreciative of how people care for me, both friends and strangers.
3) What are you most thankful for?
Family I like, fun and interesting friends, courage, champagne, sunsets, storms (rain or snow), humorous and light-hearted people, yoga, meditation, independence, physical health, mental health, my beautiful and talented niece, my daily coffee shop, beaches, frosting, pinot noir, silence
4) What are you currently working on to improve for yourself or your blog?
I’m currently working with Brittany Antonjevic to grow my blog into a business. Working with her minimizes the time I spend researching. We are working on changing my hosting site and discussing ways to monetize. Also, I keep a list of writing ideas and monetizing ideas. I’m trying to determine the blog’s focus.
5) What advice would you give someone who wants to start a blog?
– Just start. I knew I wanted to write about my intuition although I didn’t know what I would do with the stories. I just started with a post about each time intuition was speaking to me. It grows and changes as life happens.
-Have space for what appears. Being new to blogging I didn’t know there were awards, challenges, and groups to join. Because I made space for the unknown, I have made interesting blog friends and written about things I never would have considered. The people and topics have enriched my life.
-Edit. Proofread. Edit. Proofread. Publish your best effort. I still catch mistakes even though I proofread…over and over and over.
-Keep your posts short. It can be more meaningful and memorable.
-Search any question you have. I have learned about SEO, Monetization, Social Media, etc. because I searched via the question in my head. Examples-How do I monetize my blog? When is the best time to start to monetize my blog? How do I increase my readership? What is SEO? Why should I care about SEO?
-Join Facebook Groups. Great way to get answers to questions. Learn what is successful and what is frustrating. Reaching out eases the pain and shares the joy!
-Grow an authentic Twitter following by finding the most popular people in your niche. Follow them and their followers.
-Use Word Press Reader to meet bloggers in your niche. Make authentic contacts. Share a post or your blog if it makes sense.
-I’ll stop here! It can be overwhelming. There are so many things you can do…Just do one at a time!
MY LIEBSTER NOMINEES ARE…
ebbony & lune. This lifestyle blog about music reads like a ballad. Be sure to check out how she created the name.
Captivating Compass. You will be part of learning and traveling adventures.
Insideoutgirl. She takes common moments and turns them into meaningful lessons.
Shutters and Honey. A peaceful looking blog with helpful thoughts, travel experiences, photography, and recipes.
the skincare pharmD. Being a lover of face masks and healthy ways to take care of skin I had to include this lovely and informative blog.
My Patchwork Homestead. The name alone is cozy. The blog is a patchwork. Check it out and she will tell you what patchwork means.
Little House on the Big Pond. It’s all about living off the land. Even if you are a city person reading about this bloggers land living experiences you will feel like you are in the country.
Frugal Fiesta. Including a way to save money was a must. She has great ideas. I found one I’m gonna try!
RULES FOR THE NOMINATED
Write a blog post in acceptance of your award. Link the blog post back to Unbreakable Joy Intuition Tales. Answer the questions below.
- Nominate at least 5 other startup bloggers with a following of 1,000 or less
- Include a list of questions you’d like them to answer
- Notify your nominees
What is your most meaningful blogging moment?
What do you feel when push publish?
What would you like to write about that you haven’t written yet?
If you had a thousand dollars to give away, what would you do with it? Why?
What are three of the best things about yourself?
Lastly, I’ve enjoyed the recognition This Big Wild World has given me. It was a great opportunity to check out blogs. Loved it!