I’m thrilled, because…I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I’d like to thank Briana (@Myspiritedlife1) from Twitter for nominating me!
To be honest, I had never heard of the SBA until I was nominated, but then I researched it and discovered what it was about. The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award created to honor bloggers from the blogger community. Any blogger can be chosen for the award, and being nominated is a great way to let fellow bloggers learn a little bit more about you, while helping to promote your blog. It’s also a good way to discover new bloggers!
So, how does the Sunshine Blogger Award work?
1. A previously nominated blogger is given the task of nominating 11 more bloggers.
2. The previous blogger asks the 11 nominated bloggers 11 questions relating to their blog.
3. The 11 nominees all answer the questions and nominate 11 more bloggers.
4. And the cycle continues over and over again!
Briana asked me 11 questions, and I have answered them below. After that, I have listed my 11 questions for my nominated bloggers and listed the bloggers’ Twitter handles as well. Enjoy!
Q= What is your favorite thing about blogging?
A= Writing about what I love and sharing my writing with people who enjoy reading it.
Q= What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
A= My biggest accomplishment is getting more than 5 Twitter followers…I’m not social media-savvy, but I had always read that to run a successful blog, one needs a social media platform to advertise it on. I thought I’d give it a try, and I’m glad I did. The blogging community is really supportive and has helped me reach almost 100 followers.
Q= Do you have a favorite blogger and if so who is it and why?
A= I don’t have a favorite blogger yet, but I’m always on the lookout for fun and unique bloggers to follow.
Q= What else do you like to do besides blogging?
A= I love reading, reading, reading, collecting movie props (swords, autographs), horseback riding, singing opera/Disney, listening to Bon Jovi, and hanging out with my family. Oh, and fangirling over anything Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
Q= If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
A= Well, if I could be any animal, including mythological ones, I would choose to be a phoenix. They can (obviously) fly, but their tears have healing powers and they can carry heavy loads. They’re also reborn again from their own ashes. If I had to choose a real animal, I’d choose a cat. We relate.
Q= Advice for someone who wants to start a blog:
A= Write what you know. Be yourself and write the way you would talk to your friends. Don’t change who you are to write like another blogger. Last, be unique and funny. Funny blog posts are always the most visited.
Q= Where is someplace you would like to travel to on your bucket list?
A= Hands down, New Zealand. It’s a beautiful place, mostly untouched by commercialism. The landscapes are a photographer’s dream, and the people seem to be very friendly. Oh, and Lord of the Rings was filmed there. I would love to visit many of the places where LOTR and The Hobbit were filmed, as well as visit Hobbiton Movie Set and Weta Workshop.
Q= Summarize your life in three songs.
A= You’re Welcome (Maui), God Bless This Mess (Bon Jovi), and Blessings (Laura Story).
Q= What is your favorite post that you have written so far?
A= My Guide to Being a Professional Fangirl. I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed writing that.
Q= If you could work with any brand or company, who would it be?
A= I would love to write for Mugglenet.com because it combines my two favorite things: writing and Harry Potter. My dream job would be any job Weta Workshop would give me…unfortunately, one has to be a citizen of NZ to apply. Maybe one day!
Q= What are your goals for 2018?
A = To spend more time with my family, get my own horse, publish my first book, manage my time more wisely, learn how to play the electric guitar well (I can play a little already), and to exercise more.
Thanks for reading my answers! Now, here are my 11 nominees, followed by the 11 questions:
1. Kate (@KateTucci314)
2. Elodie (@elodieiver)
3. Jessica & Emily (@TheBookBratz)
4. Nerd Girl 😊 (@WhimsiesOfANerd)
5. Paige (@currentlylately)
6. Sarah (@curiositygrace)
7. Linz (@sweetsourgirl09)
8. Sharna (@sharnaloub)
9. Rianne (@RianneNieuwkoop)
10. Nikki (@in_franc423)
11. Sharon (@mybucketfullofl)
Who inspires you the most? Why?
If you could live in one mythical world, where would it be?
If you had a time machine and could travel back or forward in time, where would you go and why?
What is your favorite book?
If you had to blog about something embarrassing that happened to you, what would that be?
What is one food you will never, EVER try?
If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
What is the song that you think everyone will be listening to this year?
If you could switch blogs with one blogger, which one would it be? Why?
What is a noise you can’t stand to hear?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Thanks for reading, everyone, and I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me! Make sure to follow me on Twitter (@HogwartsGrad_7)! I don’t currently have a subscribe button for my blog, so the only way to keep up with my posts is to follow me there.
Remember, never, EVER leave the house without your wand!