Friday, 1 August 2014

Liebster Awards (or supporting your fellow bloggers!)

Well, I had no idea either.  It’s not an award as such.  More of a pay it forward to all newbie bloggers, to give them a chance to promote their work.  Lovely Elizzibeth over at Elizzibeth gave me a nomination.

If your blog has under 200 followers the Liebster Award provides an opportunity to tell people why you blog and share your experiences with them.

In turn, you ask your nominees to answer some questions you’ve posed to them and the whole thing starts again. Basically, it’s link building between bloggers and introducing the world to new blogs to help them grow their following.   

Elizzibeth also shared the rules of Liebster:
1. You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
2. You must answer 11 questions given to you by the person that nominated you.
3. After completing the questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
4. You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
5. You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

The whole point is to encourage new blogs and share some information about yourself with new readers!  So here goes…  The answers to my questions are...
Where would you like to travel to and why?
 Vietnam and Cambodia – I love Asian food and the culture.
What is your favorite Beauty product? 
 Elizabeth Arden 8h cream – it’s my secret weapon!
What is the best achievement you've had since being a blogger?
Winning Rix Petroleum’s Recipe of the Month back in March. I won £100 of Waitrose/John Lewis vouchers
Who is your favorite YouTuber?
Lennon and Maisie Stella – the two sisters in Nashville who have some great performance videos. Incredibly talented girls.
What is your inspiration for starting your blog?
Other bloggers.  I thought to myself, I could do that too.  Now you can’t keep me out of the kitchen.
What is your favorite blogger event that you've been to? If you haven't then which one would you like to go to?
I haven’t yet been to one. Next year, hopefully I’ll go to Blogger Connect.
When did you decide to start your blog?
In September 2013.  It was very much a spur of the moment decision.  I’ve been hooked ever since.
     What's the most difficult thing you've had to overcome whilst being a blogger? 
Losing out on some great PR opportunities, as I’m not yet well enough established with a big enough following.
If you had 24 hours to do all of your favorite things to do what would be first?
I’d bake a batch of double chocolate cookies so my home smells nice for the rest of the day
What is your favorite song of all time?
Oooh tough one… Maybe Mr Jones by the Counting Crows or Fast Car by Tracey Chapman.  And after a vino or two, I’m partial to Galway Girl… long story.
Who has been the most supportive whilst starting your blog?
Mr WhatClaireBaked – he eats everything I make without complaint.  And some lovely bloggers who've taken the time to read and comment on my posts.  Thank you all! 
Now to list my bloggers:

And your questions...
1.      How long have you been blogging for?
2.      What made you decide to start a blog?
3.      Where is the most interesting country you've had readers from?
4.      Did anyone inspire you to start your blog?
5.      If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
6.      What’s your ultimate food of choice?
7.      What’s been the highlight of blogging so far?
8.      What’s your favourite blog out there?
9.      What’s your dream job?
10.   What’s been the most successful post on your blog?
11.  Where did you last go on holiday?

Happy Blogging guys! Keep spreading the word!

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