#LiebsterAward and #BloggerRecognitionAward

I recently hit over 100 followers on this blog, so I figured it would be the perfect time to do these awards. These awards are the second and third blogger awards that I was nominated for, and I decided that I would combine them into one post.  I also really appreciate being nominated for these awards, and I’m really grateful for all of my followers.

Liebster Award

I was nominated by Cara over at Periods and Semicolons for this award. If you haven’t checked out her blog, I suggest that you do.

The Rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award. 

Answer the 11 questions that the blog gives you. 

Give 11 random facts about yourself

Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers. 

Let the blogs know you have nominated them. 

Give them 11 questions to answer. 

11 random facts about me:

1.) I’m lactose intolerant, which is completely different than a dairy allergy. I can have some dairy, like Greek yoghurt and some cheeses.

2.) Baseball is my favorite sport to watch, the Red Sox are my favorite team.

3.) I know how to splice rope, I’m not very good at it, but I know how to do it.

4.) I’m 4’11

5.) I did gymnastics for eight years, competed for six and a half.

6.) I’ve never left the United States

7.) I’m a Gryffindor

8.) I still watch Disney

9.) I have another blog

10.) I can’t drink coffee

11.) I still fit into kids clothes, I’m 28

Cara’s Questions:

What is your favorite color? 

Yellow or pink

Say one memorable quote from a book that you love: 

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

What is your favorite dessert? 

Currently it is Ben and Jerry’s dairy free chocolate fudge brownie ice cream

Do you have a favorite children’s book or fairy tale?

I have too many to pick just one.

If an author gave the chance to change the fate of a book character, who would you choose?

Sirius Black

What time do you usually sleep?

I fall asleep anywhere between 9 and 11 and wake up at 7 on weekdays, weekends are different. 

What is the best thing that’s ever happened to you?

I’ve had a lot of awesome things happen to me. 

When you were a child, how did you answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

An Olympic gymnast

Name three countries you want to visit:

Greece, England and Portugal

Where do you usually buy books?

Barnes and Noble or Google Play Books

Who is your all-time favorite fictional character?

Harry Potter

My questions for the nominees:

1.) Who is your least favorite Harry Potter character and why?

2.) If you could go to any fictional school, where would you go and why?

3.) What is your favorite non bookish thing to do on vacation?

4.) What time of day is your favorite to read?

5.) Coffee or tea?

6.) If you weren’t a book blogger, what would you be blogging about?

7.) Do you keep a reading journal?

8.) How often do you use Goodreads?

9.) What is the best blogging advice you have ever received?

10.) What is your favorite season?

11.) If you could change the ending of any book, what book would you choose, and how would you change the ending?

I nominate:

Jamie Wu at Watch Game Read

Ara at The Bookish Agenda

Morgan at Happily Ever Bookish

Esther at Chapter Adventure

Bubbly Bookish Girls

Yana at Books for Infinity 

Jenn at A Tad Bit Bookish 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Louise from Genie Reads for nominating me, I highly suggest checking out her blog.

Rules:

Write a post showing the award

Give a brief story of how your blog started

Give two advice to new bloggers

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award too

How this blog started:

I have actually had this blog for a while, since June 20, 2012 (yes, I actually went back to find my first post).  I started my blog as a place to post my random thoughts on a variety of things. Since then, my blog has evolved into a more bookish blog, which I’m quite happy with. I feel that I still do post some random content here and there, but not as much as before. I really do enjoy the fact that my blog has more of a focus on content.

Advice to new bloggers:

My first piece of advice, your blog is yours and nobody else’s. You write for yourself and not for others. Not everyone is going to relate to the content that you post, just don’t get discouraged and take some advice from Dory, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” You just have to keep going, even if you feel like giving up.

My second piece of advice, you don’t have to follow every blog that follows you. While you might feel inclined to do this, it isn’t always the best idea. It is extremely important to follow blogs where the content is relevant to you or you really enjoy the content. You might feel guilty for not following blogs back, but you shouldn’t.

My third piece of advice, take breaks when you need them but still remain active.  While you may not be posting, you can still be active by reading and commenting on blogs that you follow. I took a two week break from both of my blogs, however I was still reading and commenting on the blogs that I follow.

My last piece and most important piece of advice: HAVE FUN!!!!

I nominate:

Lauren at Wonderless Reviews

Aoife at Pretty Purple Polka Dots

Giovanna at Book Coma

Vicki at Books and Strips

Heather Hobbs at Heather Hobbs A Book Blog

Liv at Curly Hair Bibliophile

Daisy at Daisy in the Willows

Angie at Thoughts of A Writer and Avid Reader

Leslie at Leslie’s Library

Shannon at Clockwork Bibliophile

Jess at Jess’s Reading Nook

Little Fantasy Land 

Layla at Baby Got Paperback

Diana at Night Train Books

Sean at Kingdom Book Blog

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25 Replies to “#LiebsterAward and #BloggerRecognitionAward”

  1. I absolutely adore Shannon at Clockwork Bibliophile but didn’t know how to nominate her. Thank YOU for doing it. I am new to the world of blogging and really appreciate your advice. TY.

  2. I love reading all of your answers! And wow, you’re truly a dedicated blogger and very admirable indeed. Those advice are really helpful, I feel entitled to follow back everyone but you really voiced out my feelings for it. So from now on I’ll try my best to only follow the blogs that I find interest with.

    Btw, I love the “just keep swimming, just keep swimming” from Dory haha, props on that ❤

  3. WOW! What a cool milestone. Congratulations on this and your awards. T Y for nominating me. I will get to doing it ASAP. It is an honour and I feel rather special. I love watching Gymnastics and Harry Potter is the shizzle xxx KEEP ON WRITING!

  4. Ooh, congrats on the followers achievement! 🙂

    I’m a Ravenclaw myself, but I totally understand the watching of much Disney. As a grown woman, I’ve justified this as being able to do whatever I want, lol.

  5. I love your answers! I’m a couple of inches shorter than you so I totally relate with the kid’s clothes. Same thing applies to shoes, and I’m also twenty-something. :)) And it’s a nice reminder that we write for ourselves more than anyone else. Congratulations on your 100 followers! 😀

  6. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” That’s a great way to put it!
    Sirius Black is a great answer! I wonder how much of an impact that would have on the rest of the story.

  7. Aw I loved reading about how you started your blog! That is awesome advice too. I’m constantly reminding myself that I blog for me and as long as I’m enjoying my posts is what’s important. Also your third point is really relevant for me right now. Even though I’m on a semi hiatus I’m still commenting on other’s posts as much as I can!

    Thanks so much for the nomination 🙂 I’ve already done this one, but I really appreciate the thought ♥

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