Marie and Charles from You and Me Make Cents have very generously nominated my humble blog for The Liebster Award. How cool is that?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the Liebster Award, its primary purpose is to spread the word about new, up-and-coming blogs. The Liebster Award rules are shown below. In true pirate-like spirit they are more like guidelines than hard and fast rules so if you google “Liebster Award” you’ll find a wide variation on the specifics but the intention is always the same: Sharing the love!
Honestly, I’m amazed to be nominated for this award given my blog has only been around for less than four months and I’ve already broken it, twice!
Liebster Award Rules
The Rules Are Simple:
- Share 11 facts about yourself so readers can get to know you,
- Give a shout out to who nominated you,
- Answer the 5-11 questions that were asked by the person that nominated you,
- Nominate another 3-5 bloggers to receive the Liebster Award and ask them 5-11 questions,
- Let your nominees know either by leaving a comment on their blog, sending them an email, calling them out on social media, etc.
11 Facts About Me
- I live in Australia
- My MyersBriggs personality type is INFP – apparently you can tell an INFP by the cat hair on their clothes
- I love cats… 🙂
- As a child I lived on a small pacific island, Nauru. My father taught at the high school there and for two years I got to enjoy an island style childhood, running barefoot and stringing together frangipani flowers
- My ‘day’ job is an online party supply business
- People are generally shocked when I tell them I love the colour pink (the singer is cool, too)
- I love reading Young Adult fiction – everything from Harry Potter to Vampire Academy
- My favourite time-out activity is going to the cinema
- I wrote and illustrated my first book (on photosynthesis) when I was nine because I was bored at school
- My guilty pleasure is a quality leather handbag – yes, one, and it will last for years and years.
- I hate housework – I can always find a minimum of 17 (million) things I’d rather do that vacuum floors.
Liebster Award Questions
1) Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog for a number of reasons, mostly to benefit others by sharing my knowledge and experience – both the achievements and the lessons learned. Plus, it’s an avenue for me to get back into writing (I used to be a technical writer in the IT industry) as well as the chance to create a portfolio as I transition into freelance writing.
2) What was your dream job as a kid?
That’s a tough one… When I was in my late teens and twenties I thought being a travel writer would be the best job in the world. The older I become, the more I turn into a serious homebody (some of my friends would call it being a hermit) so it’s morphed into making a good living from writing and working from home. I’m happy to say my dream job is finally within reach.
3) If someone gives you $10 million and says “Have fun,” what do you do with it? Assume it’s after tax and has no restrictions on how you use it.
I think I’d still be doing much the same thing, I just wouldn’t have a mortgage and I might drive a nicer car. My favourite charities would definitely benefit, too.
4) What personal hobby would you turn into a career if practicality weren’t an issue?
Does being a hermit count? 🙂
5) Who inspires you?
I am inspired by anyone who chooses to look for alternate ways to make a success of their life. In some ways it’s much easier to maintain the status quo – even if it’s one you hate – than it is to challenge the system, set your own rules and seek fulfillment on your own terms.
My Nominations for the Liebster Award
I’d like to nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:
My questions for them are:
- Why did you start your blog?
- What have you done (work or personal) that you felt not attempting to achieve it was riskier than giving a go?
- What does your perfect day look like?
- Would you rather be rich or famous?
- If someone gives you $10 million and says “Have fun,” what do you do with it? Assume it’s after tax and has no restrictions on how you use it.