Nominated For The One Lovely Blog Award And The Blogger Recognition Award!

What a good way to jump into October! I decide to combine posts for these awards just to save time.

So for the first one: A few weeks ago I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by dumbledoresarmyat221b, which was super neat, so thanks so much! It’s an honour to have one’s blog considered ‘lovely’!

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The rules for this award are as follows:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award

3. You must add 7 facts about yourself

4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Seven facts about myself, eh? Let’s see….

  1. l love musicals. Lately I find myself clicking shuffle on my phone until a song from a musical comes on because I just love listening to their soundtracks. I have a list of musicals that I want to watch and I’m slowly making my way through it. But it seems that each time I cross one off, more get added… so it’s a struggle but it’s musicals so I love it.
  2. I have a birthmark on my knee that kind of looks like British Columbia.
  3. I get super freaked out by spiders and insects and bugs. Nothing scares me more.
  4. As I type this I am really cold and I want to go get my Snuggie but it’s all the way across the room and I’m really too lazy to get up…that sentence basically describes my personality.
  5. I have a great sense of direction and don’t often get lost. One time, my family went to Italy and we were in Venice and my parents got kind of lost and didn’t know how to get back to the main square so I lead us all back. That being said, this past summer I went for a bike ride with my dad and aunt and we got lost and even I didn’t know where to go. But most of the time, I’m good.
  6. I have this Word document on my laptop called Best Things On The Internet and every time I come across a funny video or Tumblr post, I save it for when I need a laugh. I do intent to share some here on this blog. They’re kind of my back up in case I’m running low on writing inspiration.
  7. The weirdest thing I’m proud to own is this stupid library receipt from like 2012. I’d checked out Dark Fire and took it with me on the aforementioned Italy trip and folded the receipt in half to use as a bookmark during the trip, and then when I went home I for some reason just kept using it. And here we are three whole years later and that stupid receipt is yellowed and tearing and very thin, but it’s been to four countries and I still use it. However, just this past summer I accidentally left it in a book I returned to the library and I freaked out, but luckily my mom went to the library and found the book before the next person checked it out now I’m super careful with this stupid library receipt.
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This is it. Did ya think I was joking?

And there we go! Seven thrilling facts. I’ll have you know that thinking up facts interesting enough to include was actually difficult.

Now, the rules say to nominate 15 people, but I’m going to cut that down a bit and just nominate:

Just Average Teen Me

Koolitzable

SabahBatul

Irvin Shandy

Sophie Speaks Up


And now for the Blogger Recognition Award, which I was so nicely nominated for by SabahBatul. 🙂

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This wonderful award’s rules are:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award

3. Write a bit about how your blog got started.

4. Give some advice to new bloggers

5. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

How did I start blogging? As I mentioned here, I had a previous very topical blog for four years that I decided to end, but I enjoyed blogging and the blogosphere so much, I knew I needed to keep going somehow. So here I am, with a half topical, half personal blog that’s about anything and everything with a lot of pop culture (I’m still working out how to describe my blog!).

I have plenty of advice for new bloggers! I love helping new people! My first tip is to take WordPress’ Blogging University courses. They are so helpful and fun and really great for people new to WordPress. I wish I could go back to when I first started WordPress and take Blogging 101 because it would have saved me a lot of time as I had to teach myself everything! Another tip is to familiarize yourself with the settings. Systematically go through every tab and option and even if you don’t need them, just know where they are and what they do. Play around and learn! And my last tip is a very common one, which is to interact. Chances are, if you’re new to blogging, you’ll have to put in a lot of work to get a good following. You can’t just sit there and wonder why you’re not getting comments and views, you gotta get out there and create traffic, and that’s done by interacting with other blogs. Go through that Reader and comment and like other people’s posts and chances are, they’ll go see who you are.

Again, I’m going to cut back on my nominations and only nominate:

Laidig’s Broadway

Jaqueline Huiltron

Dumbledoresarmyat221b

The Retrospective Reel

Amanpan


Did you think the post was over? Nah. I was actually also nominated again for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Amanpan and since I already did this award recently, I didn’t want to do it fully again, but I did kind of want to answer the cool questions required. I figured it’d at least be a way for you readers to learn some more little things about me, since you’re already here reading this. So here we go:

1. Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?
Introvert completely.

2. Are you proud of the person you are, or are you still a work in progress?
I’d say more proud, but, like…nobody’s perfect.

3. What would be the one thing you would do different, If you went back to high school?
I’d know how high school friendships work so I’d be able to avoid certain people and get closer to others.

4. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
Money, more close friends, and the ability to time travel.

5. Your best memory of your childhood vacations?
Going to my grandparents’ cottage every summer. It was always such a fun, happy place to be, even when it would heavily rain for days.

6. Your happy place would be?
In a comfy chair, watching my favourite TV shows, maybe with a few of my friends there too so we can all enjoy the shows together.

7. Your dream job would be?
I dunno, I don’t have a dream job. I’d love to work in the TV industry.

8. The top thing on your bucket list?
Write and publish a book.

9. What would you want written on your tombstone?
“I hope there’s wifi in heaven.”

10. Your favorite Disney princess?
I was never into Disney as a child, but I did love Frozen, so Anna and Elsa are my favourites.

11. Reading a book or Watching a movie….On a lazy Sunday evening?
If I had a really good book to read, then I’d say that, but in general, though I don’t have a Sunday habit, I’ll say movie.


Okay, now I am done this post. Thanks again to dumbledoresarmyat221b for the One Lovely Blog award nomination and thanks to SabahBatul for the Blogger Recognition Award nomination and thanks to Amanpan for the second Sunshine nom! Yay for awards and blogging love!

That’s all for now!

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10 thoughts on “Nominated For The One Lovely Blog Award And The Blogger Recognition Award!

  1. That bookmark story resonates: I’m pretty sure I have some older, yellower receipts in books (including my own sales receipts from when the book was purchased, though they might be just from a grocery store).

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