I was nominated in March by Fi at Beauty Baby and Me?for a Liebster Award, and even though I’ve done this before, I thought why not do it again… the questions are different and I do love reading these sorts of posts from other bloggers 🙂
Firstly, Thank you Fi!!!
Questions, and my answers…
1.) What inspired you to start your blog? ?I loved reading blogs, especially Young House Love and thought I could do that and would love to just write my thoughts, and keep track of baby’s development. I eventually got round to starting New Mummy Blog when H was 6 months old. I did have a crafting and card making blog several years ago, but when I got busy at work if fell by the wayside.
2.) What blogging goal are you currently striving for? ?More Facebook followers, and to meet a milestone in monthly views…. I’m struggling to get above a certain threshold… so any shares or facebook likes would be much appreciated 🙂
3.) What activities do you enjoy outside of blogging? ?Walking, hill walking and coffees 🙂 Oh and DIY as we’re decorating our new house.
4.) What tactics do you employ on those days when blogging is hard & frustrating? Put it down. I blog for fun and if I can turn it into a source of income in the future that would be great, but it’s fun at the end of the day… very addictive fun!
5.) If you could have lunch with any famous person, who would you choose? Julia Bramley – we really enjoy her walks on TV
7.) What piece of blogging advice have you found to be most helpful? It’s hard to not get sucked by blogging, but it’s important to get a good balance… I’m sorry I don’t know where I first read about blogger balance and how hard it is to achieve, but I have read about it quite a few times over the past 10 months, and I do try, I’m not great at it, but the intention is there 🙂
8.) Are you a full-time blogger or do you also hold down a day job? I’m a full time SAHM… it’s a job, believe me, especially on no-nap days! Seriously how does a 16 month old refuse to nap from 6.30am til 7pm???! She’s been shattered all day and beside herself.
9.) What is your favourite post on your blog thus far? Oh what a hard question!! I have three: my Hey Duggee Cake, MMR Vaccine and Autism: 12 Children is not Enough, and, What Being a Parent Really Means.
10.) What social media platforms do you use and which one is most effective for you? I use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram. Twitter is most effective, but I love the interaction of Instagram, and the addictiveness of Pinterest (but that is phased, otherwise I’d never be off it!), and would absolutely LOVE to get a better grip on Facebook.
Liebster Award Winner Rules:
1 ? Thank the person/blog who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2 ? Display the award on your blog. This can be done by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a widget (note: the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog/post).
3 ? Answer the 10 questions about yourself that your nominating blogger chooses for you.
4 ? Create a list of questions for your nominated bloggers to answer.
5 ? List these rules in your post (feel free to cut & paste!)
6 ? Inform the blogs that you nominated that they have been awarded the award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
I nominate, some new blogs I’ve recently discovered and/or I love on #TheBabyFormula:
and anyone else who wants to take part :-)?
I did think I’d heard the Liebster was only for those with under 1000 followers, but it’s just a fun bit of blogging that gives our readers a bit more about us, so if you’ve also already done one, or like me have more than 1k followers, why not do it again? I’d love to read your answers and find out a bit more about you!
Questions for you to answer (the same as I’ve just answered, as I think they were fab questions!)
1.) What inspired you to start your blog?
2.) What blogging goal are you currently striving for?
3.) What activities do you enjoy outside of blogging?
4.) What tactics do you employ on those days when blogging is hard & frustrating?
5.) If you could have lunch with any famous person, who would you choose?
6.) What are your?three favorite blogs to follow?
7.) What piece of blogging advice have you found to be most helpful?
8.) Are you a full-time blogger or do you also hold down a day job?
9.) What is your favorite post on your blog thus far?
10.) What social media platforms do you use and which one is most effective for you?