Hey hey beautiful people!
Earlier this week, my sweet new friend Lisa nominated my blog, It’s Fine the Blog, for a Liebster award! Please go show her some love at https://lisawilliamsxblog.wordpress.com!
Prior to Lisa’s post, I had no idea what the Liebster award was, so I had no idea what I needed to do. I was certain I would need to start saving for plane tickets to fly me to this exotic award ceremony. Thankfully, before I darted out to buy my evening gown for the event, I realized what the Liebster award actually was. You can check out the official rules below, but I’ll also give you the basic gist.
What is the Liebster Award?
The Liebster award is an awesome idea from The Global Aussie; it’s basically a way to help other small bloggers get recognition. A “get to know you” exercise. When someone nominates you for the award, read their post! They will have answered some fun questions, and then select their nominees. They will also include a different set of questions for their nominees to answer. You create a new post answering these questions, and repeat the process. Check out my answers below!
My Liebster Award Q & A
What inspired you to start a blog?
I’ve been dying to be a full-time blogger for a few years now. I love the idea of being able to work from home, set your own schedule, and basically do what you want. Be your own boss! However, this takes a while to get going. I left a particularly shitty job a few months ago, so I figured that now is the time to get started! If only I had started a few years ago when I first bought my copy of Blogging for Dummies (not a joke.) I could be blogging to you from Figi right now! Or maybe not. I don’t know.
In short, I’m inspired by the idea of a blog the most. The actual content is what I’m struggling with. I feel like I have both too many ideas and not enough ideas.
What is your favorite quote?
I’m a huge Amy Poehler fan, and this one comes from her book, Yes Please.
“Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.”
People may think that this sounds negative, but I think it’s pretty accurate. I think a lot of people (myself majorly included) spend a ton of time worrying about things that only they notice. We are constantly worrying about things that most people would probably never ever think about. I think it’s a powerful thing to be able to let go of the idea that everyone will notice if something’s not perfect. Because honestly? They’re too busy worrying that you’re noticing their fat arms to notice your fat arms.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be and why?
OH MY GOD one song for the rest of my life? That’s a torturous question. I’m going to broaden it up a little bit and just pick one band for the rest of my life (which is torturous enough.) I would have to pick Silversun Pickups. I’m captivated by Brian’s voice, the music is amazing, and the lyrics are so beautifully subjective. One song could mean one thing to one person and mean something completely different to another person. Hell, sometimes their songs mean different things to me on different days. I think I could listen to them forever without ever getting sick of it. I’d probably continue to notice intricacies in the lyrics, tbh. Staying true to the question though, I’d probably pick Catch & Release by Silversun Pickups. It’s beautiful.
What type of blog posts do you enjoy reading? (lifestyle, beauty, etc.)
I’m loving book blogs recently! I’m an avid reader, and I like reading people’s reviews of books that I’ve read. I like being validated in my feelings towards a book, or possibly discovering things I hadn’t really thought of before. I like lifestyle blogs in general. And humor. Threrefore, If you’re funny, I’ll like your blog.
What are your top 5 favorite films?
Aha, finally. A question I’m prepared for. I’ve had a solid top five favorite movies for awhile now, and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. I’m even throwing in an honorable mention sixth. I’m that prepared. Ahem.
- Boondock Saints
- The Departed
- Pulp Fiction
- Lucky Number Slevin
- Fight Club
What is your favorite season, and why?
Fall! I’m a Texas gal, and let me tell you. After a long, hot, Texas summer, you are READY for fall when it gets here. Plus, I love football. Also, I can usually still wear shorts in the fall, and I’m an avid pants-hater.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Hmmm. I’ve been pretty obsessed with the sixties for awhile. It was such a shit-show. I probably wouldn’t like to live through it, but it’s super interesting. There’s also a lot of things I could prevent, if that’s part of the deal. The Doctor changes stuff all the time so…
What is your biggest achievement so far?
Good question. I’ll revisit this when I’ve achieved something.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Ugh bad grammar. And I know just by saying that, I will have committed a heinous grammatical error somewhere in this post, but oh well. Also, I hate when people say “real-a-tor” instead of “realtor”. It’s just wrong.
What is the number 1 thing on your bucket list?
I’d really love to go to New Zealand.
What is one thing you have learned since you started blogging?
Everyone is super nice on Twitter. You might not think that if you’ve ever been on Twitter before, but seriously. The Twitter blogging community is rad.
Ok, my nominees are listed below! Check out their blogs and Twitter’s (both linked) as well!
- Cupid or Cats, @janey_b_good, cupidorcats.wordpress.com
- Laura, @petalsandchains, /petalsandchains.co.uk/
- Charlie, @charliegranby, littlewallop.blogspot.co.uk
- Wise Willow, @wisewillowblog, thewisewillow.com
- Char, @forgedopulence, forgedopulence.wordpress.com
- Sherbet Aurora, @sherbetaurora, sherbet-aurora.co.uk
- Jasmine Amber, @jazziepickles, jazziepickles.co.uk
Questions for my nominees
And here is my list of eleven questions for these chicks!
- What is your favorite book or series?
- When do you find time to blog?
- What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
- If you could spend a whole day with three celebrities, who would they be?
- What are you inspired by?
- If your blog had a playlist, what would be included?
- What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
- What is your dream job?
- If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
- What’s your dream vacation spot?
- What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Have fun, lovelies! <3