The Liebster Award

My first award from my fellow bloggers and the amazing blogging community over on the Tweeter ! Thank you so much Tina, you are an amazing blogger and I love to read about your day to day life.

For those reading, you can follow Tina over at her Lady traveller of Malta. You can also follow her on Twitter and on Instagram. Tina originally nominated me for this award, you can read the questions set for her and answers on her Liebster Award post.

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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their post.
  • Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, with your own set of questions.
  • Tag your chosen 11 bloggers, and don’t forget to tell them as well!

As this was my first Liebster award, I wanted to find out a little more about it. I came across this post on the Wording Well’s blog site dating back to 2013, seems this blog has gone around for a while : The Liebster Award: The Official Rules + My First Blog Award and a Few Personal Secrets Revealed

11 Questions chosen for me by Tina are :

What’s your favourite drink and why?

If it is non alcoholic, I am addicted to Orange Juice but if we are referring to an alcoholic beverage, just add vodka (To anything). The standard bar order is double vodka, lime, rocks, short glass. What? It sounds classier than it is.

The song that makes you’re day better?

At the moment I have been listening to a lot of In This Moment. The new album, Ritual, features a song called Oh Lord. Here is the YouTube link, because I am nice and wish everyone listened to Maria Brink as much as I did. Warning, this is a little bit crazy chick metal!

What do you do in your spare time?

At the moment I am well into all of my Netflix and Sky Box sets series. I am a binge watcher, that is a thing. If I am not working on my blog or spamming social media (Apologies), I have been doing a lot of blog research and reading, reading of blogs on WordPress, drinking coffee and taking artsy photos of inanimate objects.

What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

Getting people I know to like, share, comment on and interact with my writing. Like most bloggers, I rely on many forms of social media to share my posts and in turn rely on the people following those accounts to share / retweet / comment on and interact with these posts. Unfortunately, only a 5th of my friends on my Facebook actually like my blog Facebook page, very few people I know like my Twitter / Instagram and no one I know is on Pinterest or Google +. It can be very disheartening when you don’t get the likes and shares you want but then I remember that what I do is not for everyone and I cannot expect everyone to like my writing or want to share it on their personal accounts so I let this go…

Dogs or cats?

Self confessed CAT lady. Cat mum to Ragnar Lothbrok (Black moggy) and Dorian Gray (Sphynx).

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Dorian being loved by Ragnar

What makes you most happy?

NOT having to worry about money. I know, people would expect me to say my children or my family but to be honest, that is a given. Over and above the happiness of my family, I really get happy when I have money in the bank. It can’t buy happiness but it can buy me things that make me happy…

Best gift you ever given to someone?

I have literally bought a gift that will be the best gift I have ever bought but I cannot say because it would give the surprise away. The next best gift would be the sports race day I got my husband for his birthday last year (In his opinion) where he got to drive and race a Chevy Camaro and a Mustang GT.

How much time do you spend on social media?

When I am not asleep. Which is only 4-5 hours a day in total, so a LOT of time.

Where are you in 5 years?

Hopefully by this time, my content writing services are selling nicely. I am writing, running Moonsomnia, running my blog, making good money, having ME time but most importantly happy, healthy and surrounded by my kids (My oldest would be almost 17!) and family.

Cinema or couch at home?

I do really enjoy going to the cinema but I enjoy the couch at home even more, plus the snacks are cheaper.

Your best advice for the new bloggers out there?

Make the most of social media, not everyone is going to support you so you need to find people who will and platforms like Twitter give you all that and more. Blogging is personal so make sure you keep writing and sharing what YOU like, not what everyone else likes. That said, you are not going to arrive on WordPress or Blogspot and suddenly have PR requests flying coming out of your ears. It takes time to build a following, a reputation and a loyal base of people who live to read what you write, you need to be very patient.

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Shevy – Content Writer at Moonsomnia.com

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I hope you enjoyed reading that and I look forward to reading all of your answers as well. Please tag me so I can read and comment and get to know you a little better.

My nominated 11 bloggers for this prestigious online award are:

(And apologies if you have received this award previously, if so I don’t expect you to re do this response as I don’t think I would be able to do it again if re nominated). That said, if you don’t know these bloggers, please take the time to visit and read their blogs and give them a follow if their writing is your thing #sharethelove.

Chimera Dreams

The Great Big Disconnect

Jack Deyes

Rebecca’s Reviews

Rand0mg4l

The Baby and the Boardroom

Zoezozo

The Rhyming Mum

Autumn’s Mummy

Life of Bee

Oh That Saffron

My 11 questions for you are:

  1. If you could have dinner with 3 people, deceased or living, who would it be and why?
  2. Have you ever lived abroad? If so, where? If not, where would you live abroad?
  3. What is your favourite hobby?
  4. Snakes or Spiders? (Or both).
  5. Favourite meal?
  6. Who do you look up to and why?
  7. What is your favourite quote?
  8. If an actor / actress could play you in a biopic of your life, who would you choose?
  9. Favourite Twitter account to follow?
  10. What is the next item on your bucket list to complete?
  11. Do you have any blogging tips to offer your blogging friends?

I look forward to reading your responses and don’t forget to tag me so I can see!

Have an excellent evening,

Shevy

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