On 30th December 2015 I was overwhelmed when a particular twitter notification appeared on my phone. I had been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award by Queering Through Life. This nomination came at an important point for me and I can’t thank the owner of the blog enough. I’m currently working on a Guest Post for this blog and can’t wait to keep the connection going as it’s been a great thing so far!
~Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
~Answer the 10 questions given to you
~Nominate 10 bloggers for the award
~Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer
~Display the award on your blog or post
When and why did you start blogging?
I have been blogging for about five years on and off. I started when I was roughly 13 and I did so for many reasons. Mainly, I had a lot of thoughts, feelings and opinions that I wanted to share with others. I also wanted to keep writing as it is something I have enjoyed from a very young age. Another reason that has come into the equation recently is wanting to build a connection with other writers whether it be through chatting, guest posting or giving tips.
How do you like to drive traffic to your blog?
Until recently I hadn’t updated my blog in a while. I gained my current followers the hard way. I searched and commented on as many posts that I liked in the hopes of getting some views back. However, I recently discovered the wonderful blogging side of twitter and have been using that. It is so much easier and faster to find new blogs and bloggers by using the right hashtags. People are often looking for new blogs to read over there as well so I link it to those who are actively looking as much as I can. I also use Guest Posting but I will only publish posts that I enjoy myself by people who I genuinely recommend.
What is your favorite hobby?
I have lots of hobbies! I would have to say my favorite is reading. I don’t read much anymore so this is quite a strange answer. However, I like that I can take a book anywhere and can read in any state of mind. It is relaxing and enjoyable and, therefore, has to be my favorite.
What is your 2016 goal?
I have decided that 2016 will be my year. I have a lot of personal goals as well as a lot of blogging goals and it’s difficult to sum up into one main goal. I would say that my goal for 2016 is to ‘Learn and experience new things at all costs to improve myself and my surroundings for the better’.
If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I initially wanted to choose mind reading because I hate not knowing what those around me are thinking or feeling. The problem is, I would end up getting hurt a lot! Something I have problems with is getting around. I can’t drive yet and live in a rural area so I think I’m going to choose teleportation as it would make my life a lot easier and I would save money on transport haha!
What do you hope will happen in 2016?
I have high hopes for 2016. I want a lot to happen. I want to keep blogging no matter what, learn to drive, pass my next level qualification and secure a long term job. At the moment I’m working a temporary contract which ends in 2016.
What is your favorite memory from 2015? Why?
A lot of amazing things happened in 2015 but I’m going to choose the time I visited The Enchanted Forest. Although I had been abroad to Spain and visited Glasgow this place was really special to me. It was a surprise for my 18th and the experience was full of happiness and love. I also loved turning 18 as I have lived an adult life with my own place etc for months now but encountered problems due to not being an adult legally. Great memory.
10 years from now, how would you like to see yourself?
In 10 years I would like to be financially secure in a happy relationship. I would like to have a job that I enjoy and a property that I own whether it is a house or a flat. I would like to be able to drive and have had a child if I decide to have children. I want to be as open minded as I am now and more carefree.
How do you find peace in your life?
With difficulty! I don’t get a lot of peace and I don’t actually like too much of it! However, at the moment I work part time so get two days a week to myself where I can gather my thoughts, plan out the week and get everything organized.
What is your most successful blog post? Link it!
It’s this one about Breastfeeding. It was an opinion piece I wrote in response to two news articles I had read. You can read it here: https://anamywhowrites.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/conflicting-breastfeeding-stories/
Everyone below truly deserves this nomination and I look forward to reading everyone’s posts!
MY 10 QUESTIONs
- How do you like to write? Include the environment you like to be in, the mood you like to be in and any extras you like to have such as a mug of tea and a blanket…
- Where do you find the topics you write about?
- What are your blogging pet peeves?
- What draws your attention to a blog and makes you want to follow it?
- If there was something you could change in your blogging past, what would it be and why?
- What is the main thing that keeps you blogging regularly?
- In two years time where would you like your blog to be?
- Do you share your blog with people you know in real life or is it all online only?
- What’s your favorite way to connect with other writers/bloggers?
- Do you have any tips you would like to share with fellow bloggers?
I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know a little about me. Thank you again for the nomination.