The most amazing lady, Samantha, over at The Haunted Housewife, nominated me for the Liebster Blogging Award. It’s an award given to people who are blogging by others who love their blog in hopes of helping others find more blogs they enjoy.
I’m super honored to be nominated for this by Sam(and that she’s allowed me to guest write on The Haunted Housewife!).
Post the award to your blog, thanking the person that nominated you and linking to their blog
Answer the questions you were given
Nominate a handful of other bloggers
Give them 10 more questions to answer
So first, MY answers
Do you listen to music while you write? What kind, and how does it inspire you?
I do listen to music…or there’s a background noise of a kids show so I can write while they watch that! But if I’m alone while writing I listen to…wait for it…rap. Yes, little old me listens to some hardcore rap music while I write. I wouldn’t say half the lyrics I hear out loud. But I cannot help myself.; I love rap.
How do you decorate your work space?
Children and toys? My work space either consists of my dining room table or my couch. It may not be the most conducive areas for working but we don’t really have an area yer focused only on me working. Perhaps once we are completely moved in, I can repurpose the computer area in the living room for my own area. For now…I’ll use my laptop sitting on the couch.
What are your goals for your blog in 2016?
Gain 1,000 followers on Instagram, have 500 likes on my Facebook page, set up blog guest posts for the few weeks I will probably have to take off due to having a child, improve my blog photography, re-designing the blog and launching it. I’ll talk in depth about these goals when I share my 2016, 25 goals in the year I turn 25.
Which part of the blogging process are you most uncomfortable?
The HTML/blog management part is the absolute hardest on me. Computers have never been my strong suit and I hate trying to figure out how to update my pages or fix links. Thankfully I married a genius of a man who helps me with all those confusing words and annoying color letters.
If you could go back to the beginning, is there anything you would have done differently?
I may have written more before I debuted the blog. I opened it up to the public right after my first post. If I had known I could spend a few weeks making content, I would have!
Who do you write for?
Myself, my family, my kids, the world. I love to write things that share our family with the masses, because we have a pretty awesome family. I also love to write and want to share my words with people who can’t be with us daily…or those who have never met us. Plus, there’s this amazing feeling when people tell you that what you said effected them. I also write because we have a bit of a weird blended family situation.
How do you want people to feel when they visit your blog?
Firstly, I want them to feel welcomed and loved. That’s pretty much my hope for everything I do…allow people to feel Jesus soaring through with love and comfort. I want them to leave feeling like they were a part of the amazingness we call the Bellows in the Berkshires. And I hope they learn something.
If you could go back in time and give your 10 year old self a valuable piece of advice, what would it be?
Your happiness, stability, and life mean more than your education.
What was your favorite subject in school?
History! I loved history.
If money was never an issue, and you had the time and resources to be anything and do anything you wanted as a profession, what would you be doing?
THIS. Seriously, I love my life, maybe I could do more writing and have someone who can baby sit a few extra days a week so I could do it alone…that could be cool. But beyond that, I really enjoy blogging and being a stay at home mom for now.
My questions for the people I’m about to nominate:
1. Where did your blog name come from and why did you choose?
2. What do you blog about and why?
3. What’s your favorite part about blogging?
4. Do you snack while you blog? What’s your favorite thing to snack on while writing?
5. How are you trying to better yourself as a blogger in the next year?
6. Does your family know about your blog? How do they feel about it?
7. Do you have a favorite blogger or two you think others should check out?
8. Where do you hope for your blog to end up?
9. What is your favorite holiday and why?
10. How do you feel about your name? Like it? Hate it? Where did it come from?
And again, a HUGE thank you to my lovely friend Samantha for the original nomination.