Liebster Award

Thank you @Geraldine-talks for the nomination. Check out Geraldine’s amazing blog here: https://geraldinetalks.com/

Rules of the award

  • Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random thoughts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them
  • Give those blogs 11 different questions to answer

Geraldine’s Questions

What is one of your biggest blogging goals for this month?

For this month I am trying to get more blog views. I would really like to get 1000 views by the end of the year.

Where do you see your blog 3 years from now?

I would like it to be a pretty successful blog. The main reason for this is I want to reach as many people as possible specifically those with mental health issues. I want to let them know they are not alone and that there are other people in the world who know exactly how they are feeling.

If you weren’t blogging right now, what would you be doing?

I honestly don’t know. I have always loved writing and while I was initially sceptical to start a blog I knew I wanted to write and I’m so glad I decided to set up my very own blog.

If you could tame any animal in the world to be your pet, what would it be?

A baby tiger.

Would you rather never use social media sites / apps again or never watch another movie or TV show?

Oh that’s tough. Not gonna lie I can become addicted to social media but I also like my chick flicks so… never use social media sites.

Did you ever have a weird dream? If so, what was it about?

To be honest the moment I wake up in the morning I forget my dreams. So if I ever did have a weird dream, it’s long out of my mind.

If you could meet anyone in the world from any time period, who would it be?

Audrey Hepburn. She’s just a total icon.

What is one thing you’re absolutely terrified of?

Losing the people I love.

Would you rather be 15 feet tall or 1 foot tall?

Neither. Too tall and too short. I like to be average height.

If you could spend a day as the opposite gender (or basically whatever you aren’t currently), what would you do?

I’d probably end up having an Amanda bynes “she’s the man” moment. Wouldn’t complain if the guy looked like Channing Tatum though.

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chobosky.

11 things about me

  • I hate onions with a passion. If there was an onion in a meal, I wouldn’t eat it.
  • I have a habit of washing my hands a lot.
  • I love 80s music.
  • I’m an introvert.
  • I prefer summer to winter.
  • I love animals.
  • I’ve a fear of butterflies.
  • I’m not one bit fake. I’m myself all the time. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not.
  • My body type is ectomorph which means it’s hard for me to gain weight.
  • I’m a bookworm.
  • I’ve been blogging nearly 5 months.

My questions

  • Are you an introvert/extrovert?
  • Favourite thing about Winter?
  • How long have you been blogging?
  • Name one thing you like and one thing you dislike about social media
  • Best advice you’ve ever received?
  • What’s your star sign?
  • Do you think you could last 24 hours without using your phone at all?
  • Do you prefer to read the book or watch the film based on the book?
  • Twitter/Instagram?
  • Cats/dogs?
  • One thing you’d like to achieve before 2019?

My nominations:

https://stralthy.com/

http://stephloves.co.uk/

https://jessicakatie.com/ 

https://colleendenise.com/

http://www.chloechats.com/

https://niamhrblogs.wordpress.com/

https://www.emilyaagaard.com/

https://bellechic.blog/

http://wanderwithnicka.com/

https://cherbelleblog.wordpress.com/

https://mylifelines.co/

Blogger Recognition Award

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a nice Halloween.

Firstly thank you to @niamhrblogs for the nomination. You’re a star. You can find Niamh’s amazing blog here:https://niamhrblogs.wordpress.com/

The blogger recognition award is basically about recognising the hard work that all us bloggers do from the writing of real life issues to the countless hours spent editing. The award also lets us bloggers gain an insight into how fellow bloggers started their own blogs.

The Rules

  • Write a post showing your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • 2 pieces of advice to give new bloggers
  • Thank who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 bloggers to nominate

How I started my blog

I have always loved writing. I wrote several articles for local newspapers. While I enjoyed writing about different topics my main focus was on mental health.  Some time after this, people began complimenting me on my writing and for talking about real life issues. I wanted to help those struggling with their mental health and to let them know they are not alone.

I was working part-time and I saved up the money I got at the weekend to put it towards setting up my blog. I contacted hostpapa who were really very helpful and set up my site from there. I am really proud of my blog and will continue writing well into the future.

2 pieces of advice to give new bloggers

Some days, you’re not gonna have any inspiration to write, and that’s okay. You should write from the heart. It’s your blog. Write what you want to write about but don’t force yourself to create a blog post, inspiration will come to you.

Be a blogger because you love writing not because you want to gain 1000 followers overnight. Blogging takes time but you also have to be yourself. If people like your content, you will gradually gain more followers overtime, not overnight.

My Nominations

@garnetsglitter

@stralthy

@bingingonbudget

@simplyanjhanee

@stephloves

@earthtoconnie

@colleenblogs

@charlotte-journey

@jusharpz

@somekindof50

@belleslettres5

@liasthought

@catisbored

@thoughtsofamul1

@livelargevoyage

Apologies if any of you have been nominated already . Thanks for reading. Take Care X

The Flawesome Award

Firstly, a big thank you to Ross of https://manvsadulthood.com/ for tagging me. I honestly had never heard of this award before but the name of the award “flawesome” instantly made me curious to find out it’s origin and what the award is actually about.  Once again, I am very thankful for the tag and I would highly recommend you check out Ross’s blog https://manvsadulthood.com/ . He’s a really friendly and down to earth guy.

You can also find Ross here: https://www.instagram.com/roster192/

About the Flawesome Award

The Flawesome Award was created by Sophia Ismaa  https://sophiaismaa.wordpress.com/ . The award celebrates our flaws that make us awesome and turning those flaws into strengths. As humans, we should embrace our flaws. Afterall, everyone has flaws whether they care to admit them or not. As Sophia herself says, “Our flaws make us flawesome” so admire your own flaws because you are awesome just as you are.

 The Flawesome Award Rules

Link back to the creator- Sophia Ismaa Writes

Display the Award

List three flaws and turn them into strengths

Tag 10 other people

My Flaws

I’m impatient

I’m impatient when it comes to people walking very slowly and I can’t pass them out or when my phone freezes or decides to act up in general. It just really annoys me.

walkers GIF

Short-tempered

I lose my temper fairly quickly. Like if I’m trying to concentrate on something and someone keeps talking to me I’m just like “uh just stop talking for two seconds I’m doing something!”. While I don’t get mad at the drop of a hat, only in certain situations do I become extremely annoyed and just lose my temper.

white chicks GIF

I’m Stubborn

While I don’t think I’m always right, when I ask my mam for advice and it sounds like good advice I tend to be like “oh ya I get what you mean” and then completely go against her advice because I think I’m right. I hate to admit it but my mam is usually right.

stan marsh officer barbrady GIF by South Park

Nobody is perfect, we all have flaws but it’s about recognising those flaws and realising they make us stronger individuals.

My 10 Nominations

Sorry in advance if any of you have done this already. Anyway here are my ten nominations.

@JamesConlon

@Polley93

@Idaisdepressed

@chessrice

@spacenerd111

@liaequalsstars

@aneuroticwriter

@varietytales

@happyystar

@it’s indi

Thank you for reading! Good luck guys and have a great day.

Sunshine Blogger Award

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This week I was nominated by the lovely ramblings of a neurotic writer. I’m not gonna lie I was shocked to be nominated due to the fact that I haven’t been blogging that long. Thanks to ramblings of a neurotic writer for the nomination. Her site can be found here  http://ramblingsofaneuroticwriter.blogspot.com/ .  Vada writes about long distance,book reviews,coping with anxiety and general every day stuff. Her website is really great so head over and check out her posts.

I will briefly discuss the rules if you are nominated so read carefully:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and remember to link their blog to your sunshine blogger award post.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask them 11 different questions
  • List the rules
  • Display the sunshine blogger award on your post or blog site.

Questions asked by Ramblings of a neurotic writer

Why did you start blogging?                                                                                                                         

I started blogging because I have always loved writing but also more so in recent years, wanted to help people with mental health issues. I suffer from anxiety and have suffered from depression in the past so it’s a topic close to my heart.

What’s your favourite genre to read?                                                                                                        

 I love reading thriller,romance and mystery novels.

What are three things you would take to a desert island?                                                                   I would take a book, my camera and my dog.

Who is your favourite author/poet?                                                                                                            

My favourite author is Agatha Christie.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?                                                                

I’d be a cat because I would never be stressed and I could take several naps throughout the day.

What is your go to comfort food?                                                                                                              

Chocolate.

Favourite TV show/film?                                                                                                                                

 If I’m being completely honest I don’t really have one but If i had to pick , Clueless or Dirty Dancing.

What 5 things could you not live without?                                                                                              

 My family, chocolate, my phone, animals, fitness

Do you have any pets?                                                                                                                                     

Yes I have one dog.

What was your favourite subject in school?                                                                                            

 English.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?                                    

 I would go to Santorini, Greece because I can just imagine myself stress-free ,sitting amongst the blue sea and the white houses with the blue roofs and just thinking ,this is paradise.

I nominate:

@aspergirlkylie

@delpoi

@Polley93

@lifeasbeccaa

@hamster says

@M4gicalx

@foreverwander12

@simplyxannablog

@samcomparone

@StealTheMGaming

@24 tianabryant

My 11 questions

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?
  2. Favorite actor/actress
  3. Best book you’ve read
  4. What country are you from?
  5. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
  6. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  7. Are you an introvert/extrovert?
  8. What does being a blogger mean to you?
  9. First three songs on your playlist
  10. Are you a morning/night person?
  11. What’s the best life advice you could give someone?

I hope you guys enjoyed reading. Talk soon x