The Hustler Blogger Award!

The Hustler Blogger Award was created by Mark Anthony (go check out his blog RIGHT NOW I DEMAND YOU!) The reason he called it “Hustler Blogger Award” is because “I aim to give it to virtual space users out there who really keeps pushing not just for self-progress, but also to inspire other people through their website content”.

 

 

 

The Rules

  1. Make sure the award banner (above) is in the award post!
  2. Be sure to give Mark Anthony (markanthonyswall.wordpress.com) pingback on your post, so he will be able to read them.
  3. Nominate bloggers (more than five!)
  4. Answer these questions :
    ° Why did you start a blog?° What/who inspired you to do it?° What motivates you to keep pushing and creating content and make your site alive?° Who are your fave bloggers? And how do they urge you to grow as well?

    ° What lesson/s have you learned through your experience?

    ° Has blogging brought an impact to you as a person? If yes, what are these?

    ° Not everyone is confident enough to start a blog. What advice can you give ’em?

    ° Give 3 facts about you as a blogger (strengths or flaws)

    ° Drop down your blog post which you are most proud of (together with the link so we can read it)

 

 

 

The Questions

Why did you start a blog?

I started my blog out of pure boredom on a January evening in 2015. I HATE the beginning of the years (I don’t now as much) so I wanted to start something exciting that I could get passionate about so I wouldn’t feel bored and down. And so I created this blog 🙂 I also wanted it to be a place I could write out my thoughts and possibly help someone who was like me.

 

What/who inspired you to do it?

As much as I cringe to say it, I had just finished Girl Online by Zoella and thought that creating a blog would be a fun thing to do to help me through my own struggles.

 

What motivates you to keep pushing and creating content and make your site alive?

I’m not going to lie, motivation to keep this blog running is quite difficult for me. I like doing it because it’s a place for me to express my own opinions and articulate myself, as well as a place where I can write, which I love to do. If anything motivates me at all, it’s the fact that I can spread awareness and my thoughts on certain topics and also possibly helping people.

 

Who are your fave bloggers? And how do they urge you to grow as well?

I’ve had so many favourite bloggers over the years, ones who I have become friends with too! Having friends to blog with is encouraging and helps me to grow because it pushes me to put out better content like them. Some of these people include Elm, who I used to blog with AGES ago, Josh Gross, who has been a massive support on this blog, Mia (who used to be known as Crystals and Curls), who creates amazing content that motivates me. There’s loads more!

 

What lesson/s have you learned through your experience?

The main lesson I think is REREAD WHAT I WROTE! I used to make SOOOOOO many spelling, grammar, punctuation mistakes in my posts so I have learnt to reread and reread my work! Apart from that, I have learnt a lot about the things I write about too since they require research! This blog has made me way smarter than I used to be. I feel a lot more knowledgeable about certain things and less ignorant.

 

Has blogging brought an impact to you as a person? If yes, what are these?

As I said, it’s made me less ignorant. I have done a lot of research about different things like racism and sexism and mental health and that has changed me as a person and changed my perspective and opinions. I’m so glad that this blog has done that because it has also made me feel like a better person! It has also improved my writing skills! 🙂

 

Not everyone is confident enough to start a blog. What advice can you give them?

I would say just give it a go! Try it out for three months and if you decide it’s not for you, then you can just delete it. It’s nerve racking sharing yourself online like that, I understand, because I have been there, but you will soon get used to it and comfortable with it and it creates a therapeutic escape I think! Like everything in life, give it a chance. Don’t pressure yourself into obtaining 100 followers by a month, or posting everyday, etc. Blogging is a lot more than just about the numbers!

 

Give 3 facts about you as a blogger (strengths or flaws)

  • I would say I’m quite dedicated to my posts. I will do a lot of research about something I am writing about such as my previous post about Death Celebrations, etc. I enjoy researching too because it means I learn a lot from it.
  • My motivation fluctuates. Sometimes I will post loads and sometimes I’ll take months away from blogging because I’m not motivated or I’m busy with other things like Uni and work. I’m trying to get better at that though! 😅
  • I LOVE reading other people’s posts and engaging with other people in the blogosphere. I always love finding new blogs too! If there are any cool bloggers you know, please link them in the comments.

 

Drop down your blog post which you are most proud of (together with the link so we can read it)

This is super hard because I’m not really sure which one I am most proud of. I’m usually a very self critical person about things I create but with this blog, I am surprisingly proud of a lot of it. Dark Skin is one I am proud of because it was the first time, on this blog, I talked about my insecurities with my skin colour and I felt proud that I reached a point where I could openly talk about it and not just that, use it as a way to discuss white privilege and problems with racism and my own experiences. It definitely could have been written better but it was a while ago and it was the start of me discussing racism and the media on this blog, which is very important to me.

 

 

 

My Nominees

Mark Anthony – even though you created this award, you deserve to be nominated to do it yourself 🙂

Happy Panda

Reindeershermaine

Crystal

Arabella Says So

Yeo Ye Hang

 

Thank you again, Mark, for the nomination. I can’t wait to see other people’s posts on this! Please make sure to link me or notify me so I can read them!

 

-Shay

The Mystery Blogger Award!

I was nominated twice by Josh Gross, quite a while ago, for this award, but put it off for a while at how daunting doing awards post are. It’s just too much work with all that talking about yourself and answering such difficult mind-boggling questions. Gosh, I’m even tired at the thought.

No, but really, I did put this award off for a while because although awards posts are fun to write, they can take a while. Talk about first world problems, huh.

Thank you Josh for the nomination! Since he nominated me twice, I’ll be answering two sets of questions from him!

 

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates: it inspires and motivated. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” 

-Okoto Enigma (original creator of the award)

 

Rules

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog – done.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

Three Things About Me

  1. I have a really good episodic memory, which basically means I remember events with rich detail. It’s a blessing and a curse. 😂
  2. I was about ten when Amy Winehouse died and I was quite sad about it, even though I wasn’t a fan and barely knew her songs, at that time. It was a deep painful feeling as if I had this weird connection to her, that broke. Whenever I listen to her music now, I feel the same feeling. It’s very strange.
  3. I’m really clumsy.

 

Questions and Answers 

If you could take a free class on any topic, what would it be?
The intricate art of ghost busting. Or public speaking.

 

What is your favorite book?
Dead Ends by Erin Lange! It’s really good and she’s such an underrated author.

 

Do you have a specific place you like to go when you need to think? If so, where?
The toilet.

 

Imagine you’ve been commissioned to write any book you want. What kind of book would you write (e.g. fantasy, horror, memoir, nonfiction, etc.)?
I’m currently trying to write a book, which is a soft sci fi, with sociological themes in it.

A weird little book sneak peek

Funny/weird question: If you had to survive in one of the following inhospitable locations, which would you choose?

  • The arctic
  • The Kalahari Desert
  • The Amazon rain forest
  • Detroit

God, Detroit? You trying to kill me? I think I’d have to say The Amazon Rainforest. It would be nice to be able to say that I got suffocated to death by an anaconda.

 

Would you rather read a book or watch television?
As much as I love reading, watching TV requires little effort. However, right now, I am in the mood for reading.

 

If you had the opportunity to learn about any topic, which one would you choose?
Something Physics related, probably. I regret not taking Physics as an A level.


In a few words, what would be your ideal vacation?
I have two ideal vacations. First one: big city, night life, food. Second one: beach, pretty sunset, food. Basically…
                  OR

 

So either get sand stuck in crevices I didn’t know I had or get trampled and crushed by bustling crowds.

 

Which suits you more: living in a large city or a small town? Or maybe someplace even more rural?
Large city because I’m used to that. I like small towns and rural areas but not to live in.


Weird question: If you could be any fantasy creature, which one would you choose?
I would want to be something like Cheshire Cat. You could disappear with your smile left behind in the darkness. Who wouldn’t want that? That, or some sort of morphing creature.


 

My Nominees

Elm

Ana Regina

Unknown Wiki

Ally

Yeo Ye Hang

Zara

Girl Illustrated

Starr

 

My Questions

  1. What’s the most interesting thing you heard or saw this week?
  2. Your opinion and view on aliens and alien conspiracies?
  3. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? Just imagine they wouldn’t kill you if it’s something like a great white shark…
  4. Current mood?
  5. A very short yet wild/interesting story you can tell right now! GO!

 

Looking forward to the nominee’s answers, if you choose to embark on this award adventure.

 

-Shay

Awesome Blogger Award!

I was nominated by The Unknown Wiki, who is kind of new blogger, with relatable posts, some of which really get you thinking like her Who Am I? post. Please go and support her blog, she deserves it! 😀

 

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Include the reason behind the award
  • Include the banner in your post
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated!

 

The Reason for the Award

This Award is to acknowledge all the amazing bloggers out there and give some happiness and laughter to their reader. It was originally created by the fabulous Maggie.

 

The Questions and My Answers

  1. Do you wear make-up? Why?
    Yes I do: usually I just fill in my eyebrows just a little and then wear very subtle orange eyeshadow. I do it because a)I like the look of it b)the orange eyeshadow makes me look not dead and c)I’ve gotten into habit of doing it now. I also curl my eyelashes because I like my eyelashes touching my eyebrows XD but I hate having to deal with mascara.
  2. What would you eat if you had to eat it for the rest of your life?
    Potatoes. I love potatoes. Mashed. Fried. Baked. Boiled. Fermented?
  3. If you were stuck on a stranded island, what 3 things would you want to have with you?
    This is a terrible question for me. I feel like I should give a smart answer with some sort of scientific explanation for justification but I also just want to say my laptop, Nutella and tea tree oil (for the spots that come after I eat the Nutella). 
  4. What scent of candles do you like the most?

    pretty much wine mom culture

    I like sweet and fruity smells. I also like ‘autumny’ smells like pumpkin and cinnamon. I have this candle that smells like wine a bit, which I kind of like too even though I don’t drink…
    Saying that kind of makes me feel like those mums who chill at home with jeans and a glass of red wine, or a whole bottle, in hand while lowkey drunk as their children are telling them to stop.

  5. If you could go to any place in the world, where would you go?
    Japan! I really want to go there. Or an exotic island like The Solomon Islands. 
  6. What’s one thing that you love about your blog?
    I like that it’s personalised to me: it has my favourite colours and the setup is how I like it. And also everything I post is what I want to post and what I want to see on my blog. Basically, I like that it’s very ‘me’.
  7. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
    My yellow raincoat. Or hats even though they make me break out. 
  8. What is your favourite flower?
    Lilies. 🌺
  9. Do you know what quokkas are? What are your opinions on them?
    I’m going to be honest here. I had to google it because I was curious but I actually know what they are, I just didn’t know they were called quokkas. I think they’re adorable and I just wanna give them a hug even though they’d probably try to fight me. I’ve been attacked by many animals before so I can smile through the pain.
  10. What is your mood right now?
    I feel happy, disappointed, calm and tense at the same time. That’s what the education system does to you. 🙂

 

My Nominees

Starr

Gracie

Wamby

Meg

Cee

lovxely

 

My Questions for the Nominees

  1. Do you prefer the day or the night? Basically early bird or night owl?
  2. Would you rather time travel back five years into the past and hang out with your younger self or time travel five years into the future and hang out with older you?
  3. Along the lines of time travel, what would you say to the child version of you?
  4. Do you like foxes because I have two baby ones living in my back garden right now?
  5. If you had to pick, crocs or uggs? Or croc-uggs? I hear those are in…
  6. What has been the best day of your life so far?
  7. Favourite superhero?
  8. One ‘tradition’ or routine you have to/like to do everyday? e.g. going on a jog (ew) or writing in a diary.
  9. Time period you would want to live in? e.g. the medieval time, hippie 70s, Jurassic era…
  10. Describe your blog in three words!

 

-Shay

The Liebster Award! #2

I was nominated by Starr from Untold Constellations for The Liebster Award, an award encouraging bloggers to discover new blogs!

Thank you, Starr, so much for nominating me. She just started blogging this year and already, her blog is off to a great start! Her posts are honest, meaningful and personal and I’ve found they’re very relatable. She’s a great writer and her posts are very interesting so what are you doing? Go check her out!

 

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer 11 facts the blogger gave you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers, who deserve the award.
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer.
  6. Let them know they’ve been nominated.

 

11 Facts About Me

  1. In this moment in time, I think I’m the only person and most definitely the only Marvel fan, who has not seen Black Panther. (YET!)
  2. Sometimes, when I look at something or someone for a while, things start to become really warped; things will look really big or really small and I can’t stop it. I used to get it a lot at parent’s evening when you’d have to sit face to face with teachers, which is awwwkward.
  3. I currently work in retail as a sales assistant, in a clothes store.
  4.  I wear a yellow coat everywhere and a lot of people call me Georgie from It and Paddington.
  5. I really want to voice a cartoon character one day. (Weird ambition, I know. XD )
  6. My favourite animal are wolves.
  7. I once accidentally ended up on set of Les Misérables (2012) while it was being filmed!
  8. 2017, despite the negativity in the world, was the best year of my life.
  9. I’m currently studying at sixth form, doing Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
  10. My favourite video game is Overwatch.
  11. I used to watch Power Rangers in secret when I was younger because I didn’t want my mum to say I was a boy (she said it once as a joke but I was sensitive).

 

Starr’s Questions and My Answers

  1. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
    -I don’t remember exactly but what I do remember is reading Girl Online and realising that blogging was a cool hobby and I was interested in pursuing it again (I had a previous blog which I deleted). It was also the beginning of the year and I wanted to do something fun because I tend to get bored and depressed during the first months.
  2. Have your blogging goals ever changed? How?
    -Probably. My intention when I first started blogging was to have fun and get better at writing and meet bloggers and although I still love meeting new bloggers and obviously still want to have fun with writing posts, my main goal is to spread awareness and share things I love and use WordPress as a platform to speak out, I guess.
  3. Movies or books?
    I hate to say this but, I haven’t read in a long time. I’ve read a few pages every now and again but I’ve been really busy. I’m going to have to go with movies. (I also did Media Studies and now appreciate film production a bit more.)
  4. Tea or coffee?
    Tea.
  5. Has blogging changed you in any way, or does it help you in any way? If yes, how?
    When I write informative posts (e.g. about feminism) I do a lot of research and even if I don’t include it into the posts, I still learn a lot and it makes me more educated on a particular topic and also a lot more open minded. And when I research new stuff, I tend to tell my friends, so I guess it’s helped me and others. 🙂
  6. What are your two favourite bloggers?
    I CAN’T PICK!!
  7. What’s your favourite TV Show?
    More like, what isn’t my favourite TV Show. For someone who’s “always busy”, I watch a lot of shows. But I have to say The Flash or Stranger Things.
  8. Are you a football (or soccer) fan? If yes, what team do you belong to?
    I am not a fan.
  9. What are the things that make you feel happy about being you?
    I like that I’m hardworking. I make a lot of lazy jokes about myself but I actually work, study, and focus on other projects I’m passionate about all the time. And even though it may sound vain, I like that I make people laugh. It makes me happy that I make other people happy (it’s like a selfish selfless things XD ).
  10. What are the things that make you sad about being you?
    I can be very self-conscious at times. I’m a little self conscious about my appearance.
  11. What do you aspire to become in the future?
    I really want to work in a lab as possibly a biochemist or work in another biological/biomedical science. I also want to publish a novel in the future.

 

My Nominees

UnknownWiki

Ally

Elm

Aimee

Arabella

Antonio Llergo

Ana Regina

faraztunezhaidr

The Dark Hound

In A Messy World

Josh Gross

 

11 Questions for Nominees

  1. What’s something (a topic) you could talk about for five minutes straight?
  2. Your opinion on pigeons?
  3. What’s your main long-term goals?
  4. Last text you sent? If it’s too personal, second to last text?
  5. Secret guilty pleasure you have (e.g. watching reality TV or gross pimple popping videos)?
  6. Favourite season and why?
  7. What motivates you to keep writing posts on your blog/website?
  8. Favourite film and why?
  9. Number one pet peeve?
  10. What other country than your own would you want to live in for at least a year and why?
  11. What do you think your unique feature is? (Like a feature of your appearance, personality, style, etc.)

 

Thank you again Starr for nominating me! And to the nominees, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to or if you’re busy but if you do, I can’t wait to see the responses and posts! 🙂

 

-Shay

The Miranda Sings Award!

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Firstly thank you ever so much Ravenwingssoar!!!!! I really appreciate you nominating me for this! I got really excited when I saw you nominated me so THANK YOU!!! Go check out her blog! 😀

 

Also, thank you Claudia from xclaudiasthoughtsx , who created this award on January 26. I think it’s a great way to share the self love, that some of us don’t share enough of or admit to! 🙂

 

Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate as many bloggers you can think of and link your awards in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart.)

 

I feel like I’m going to break rule five because I always feel like I sound really vain when I say something I like about myself so this is going to be a challenge!

 

  1. I am starting to appreciate my facial features a bit more than usual. I guess I can say I like the fact I have visible cheekbones and a button nose. 🙂 (I already broke rule 5 XD )
  2. I like the fact that I make myself laugh. XD As crazy or vain as it sounds, I amuse myself. So… I guess I like my sense of humour?
  3. I love how stubborn I am. That’s probably not something to be proud of but I am! XD I definitely get that from my dad.
  4. I like how sarcastic I am. On New Years Eve, me and my cousins were telling each other what we like about each other (Don’t judge, we were tired and high on coke – the drink not drug!!!) They said really nice things that they like about me like my hair and humour but they also said sarcasm, which I was slightly offended by but I’ve actually learned to accept that and since then, I appreciate that sarcasm is a huge part of who I am. :3
  5. I like my craziness. Like I genuinely love how creepy or psychotic I can be sometimes. Again, probably something I shouldn’t be proud of but you know. Basically I love my madness but you should! A wise an once said, “You’re entirely bonkers. But let me tell you a secret, all the best people are.” Yes it was Lewis Carroll and he is slightly creepy (in a pervy sort of way) but…. yeah, I’m not going to defend him!
  6. I like my eyelashes. They sort of grow out  in a way that looks like I have eyeliner on most of the times, even though I’ve never worn eyeliner before.
  7. I like the fact that I can’t think of a seventh thing. Let me just take a few hours to think of something. (Literally about ten minutes later)  Oooh I know! I like the fact that I don’t get self conscious or concerned or worried or give a damn when I’m eating. I find a lot of people complain about the calories and fat in foods. I don’t even care. I just eat. XD Eat, sleep, blog repeat. 😉 Think of it this way, if you have more fat that you’d like, it just means you’re more prepared for the ice age. 😀

That was hard. XD Now for nominations!

 

Nominees:

Elm

Thoughtful Tash

mycrazyobsesionofbooks

thejauntblogger

parisianpages

youmustbehighxo

 

I didn’t nominate as many bloggers I could but that’s because I have ANOTHER award, which I’m yet to make a post on, and I’m saving bloggers to be  nominated on that! 😀

 

Go on an adventure.

-Shay :3

One Lovely Blog Award!

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I was nominated for this award by the inventive, creative and relatable ateenagediaryonline! Her blog is basically about her life in general but she talks about YouTube, music, school, etc, and her entertaining sense of writing is really interesting so you should go check her blog out! Also, wish her all the best for her ear infection…

 

Rules:

  1. Share 7 facts about you!
  2. Nominate bloggers!

 

Facts:

  • My initials are SOS! Like Save Our Souls!
  • My favourite number is 4 because for a whole year, the number four kept popping up everywhere for me! I would wake up at 4 every night for about a month and little things like that. I found out that the number 4 represents angels watching over you so yeah.. 🙂
  • My favourite colour used to be green because my mum’s, cousin’s and a few friends of mine liked that colour so I thought I had to join in. XD
  • A year or two ago, in the summer season, I would go on the roof of the extended part of our house and just sit there listening to music and reading, almost every day.
  • My first album, I ever owned, was the Now That’s What I Call Music 77 album.
  • Two little goals I want to achieve are whistling and cartwheeling.
  • I once saw the Queen, but she was a few metres away and the idiots in my class kept pushing me so I only saw glimpses of her.

 

Nominees:

TheAmbivert

Miss Book Thief

Arielle Iridessa

Tosin Mercy

 

So yeah…

XD

 

I can’t wait to see the facts of the people I nominated! 😀

 

-Shay

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!

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I was nominated by Miss Twisted Sense of Humour! Her blog is amazing! She’s funny, relatable and she’s just started out blogging so go and say hi and read her cool posts! Do it!!!

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the nominator and link their blog to your post.
  2. Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  3. Pass the award on to as many bloggers as you went and let them know.
  4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

 

Questions:

  1. A unique quality of yours?
    A unique quality of mine would probably be my weird sense of humour. I don’t know. It’s not funny to some people but it’s funny to me. XD
  2. What’s your jam?
    Hmm…I don’t actually know. I’ve been listening to Fireflies by Owl City a lot XD and I’ve been listening to Selena Gomez’s song again. I used to be obsessed with them and I guess that obsession is coming back. XD
  3. What are your views on alcohol? What is your preferred alcohol and why?
    First off, I don’t drink alcohol. I’ve tried it before (like sips of it) and it tasted horrible, in my opinion. I don’t see why people can get addicted. XD
  4. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘femenism’?
    I think of Emma Watson’s speech to begin with and then I think of back in the past, when women were treated badly. I think feminism is a strong topic, that I support, but can sometimes be over exaggerated.
  5. One character in a book/movie who you connect with?
    I feel like I relate to Tris Prior from Divergent a lot because she is quite a relatable character for teenage girls, I think. Another one I think is relatable is Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series. Of course, I’m not a Shadowhunter and my mum isn’t a secret Shadowhunter who paints for a living but Clary’s hobbies and qualities are pretty relatable, to me.
  6. Do you have any regrets? If so what is it?
    I probably do…but I can’t think of it right now. But the thing is, I read a quote that said, “It’s better to look back and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that’ than to look back and say, ‘I wish I did that.’ So I don’t think I regret much. Apart from all the embarrassing things I’ve done.
  7. Stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
    I’ve done a lot of stupid things. One of which was drink as many cups of coke as you can at a party, which lead to an hour of struggling to breathe. It was scary and stupid. XD I can’t drink fizzy drinks anymore or it’ll happen again. Even if it’s just a cup. :c
  8. One person you would die to meet?
    This is such a hard question! I mean I would love to meet Nat Wolff 😉 but also, Lily Collins and Emily Kinney and John Green and there’s so many people. But I think I would love to meet LDShadowLady! 😀
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you be? And don’t say home!
    Somewhere in the USA like Pennsylvania. Somewhere not to hot but not to cold. 🙂
  10. What do you think about me? 😀 Please be honest!
    Honestly, I think you are funny, another version of me, and a potential writer!

 

Nominations:

gryffindorqueen

theambivert

lifeasapotpourri

mayam

aribebop

 

Questions To Nominees:

  1. Who is a female figure, you look up to?
  2. A movie that seems like a representation of your life?
  3. Current favourite song?
  4. Something you’re bad at and want to get good at?
  5. Meaning behind your URL?
  6. The meanest thing someone has ever said to you?
  7. The nicest thing someone has ever said to you?
  8. Your opinion on feminism?
  9. What quality do you like in a person?
  10. Favourite accent?

 

-Shay

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

dragon's loyalty award

I was nominated by the clever, talented blogger, Tosin Mercy, whose blog is so relatable and interesting to read! Her blog is almost like mine but way better! So go check her blog out!

 

Rules:

1. Thank the bloggers who nominated you.
2. Put the logo in your post.
3. Post 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers.

 

So the facts…I already did a 30 facts post about myself so I’m going to try pick different ones:

 

  1. I used to get headaches so many times that it got to the point where I had one twice (maybe more) a week. I still get them but not as much.
  2. My real name means beautiful XD
  3. I used to be terrified of cats. This was when I was about eight, when I was going through my OBSESSIVE RABBIT PHASE!!! And cats are now one of my favourite animals.
  4. I used to be so upset about being away from home, when I was in the early years of primary school. This led to me eating SOOOO slowly at lunch time that I actually went over lunch time and had to sit in the office to eat because I refused to eat my lunch.
  5. Sometimes, I lie on my bed and look out my window at the sky for a good five minutes or more. When you’re still, you can see the clouds moving and you can almost feel the earth turning. (Kind of a fact)
  6. I’ve never moved house.
  7. I had lessons for playing the violin for about a month or two but I quit because the teacher was scary. She also made everyone who did violin lessons with her join this club at lunch and you couldn’t leave or she’d get angry. She never shouted but the way she spoke was terrifying. Everyone who had lessons with her thought the same way.

 

Nominees:

Way To Freedom

Literature is my Porn

 

I know it’s only two but I’ll get round to adding more later XD

 

-Shay

 

The Liebster Award! #1

liebster award

Hello everybody!

I was supposed to post this two days ago but unexpectedly, I was at my cousin’s house from the morning on Thursday to evening on Friday and I was quite tired. So I’ll be doing it today. I was nominated for another award, The Liebster Award!

 

What is The Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is a lovely way to meet new blogs and find out new bloggers and facts about them. You have to answer eleven questions about yourself so that other people can get to know you.

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given to you
  3. Nominate deserving bloggers for the award and let them know you’ve nominated them
  4. Make 11 questions for your nominees to answer

 

I was nominated by the amazing Rhea Reads Words and her blog is another blog I really like! She blogs about lots of different things so it’s definitely worth a look at and even a follow!

 

Here are the questions Rhea gave us:

  1. What is your most vivid memory?
    My most vivid memory is probably the times I used to spend with my closest cousin. We used to hang out almost everyday and I can remember quite a lot of them. However, I don’t remember the time where she called the police and made me speak. I was like two.
  2. What is the thing you are most self-conscious about?
    I am most self conscious about my appearance. I have no worries about my personality apart from the fact that I’m not the kindest of people. My appearance has always made me self-conscious and I don’t think that’s going to ever change. No matter what I do, I just can’t make myself happy about what I look like so I just have to get used to it and shove it aside. 🙂
  3. What is the thing you are most confident about?
    I am most confident about what I am like. My personality. The hobbies I do. I’m not ashamed at all by my personality…I think…
  4. What are your dreams and aspirations?
    My dreams and aspirations include becoming a novelist. I’ve always wanted to be an author, since I was like five/six. I also would LOVE to travel. I’ve always wanted to travel. I love going on planes and acknowledging new countries and their cultures.
  5. What makes you happy?
    My cousins make me happy! I have about 20 cousins, that’s including my blood-related cousins’ partners because they act like they’re my cousins, too. The age range is so varied, from 9 to around 50 but we all act like we’re the same age, apart from the fact some are married…with toddlers. But they make me happy because they always try and make you understand that GCSEs and A levels shouldn’t be stressful and life will go on even if you do badly. They always tell me that you shouldn’t over work yourself and it’s not the most important event in your life.
  6. What makes you sad?
    Going to school on a grey day in September. It’s just so depressing and school’s already hard as it is so on a grey day, I just can’t be motivated to be excited. I also don’t like September because you just come out of Summer holidays…but it’s close to my birthday. 😀
  7. What is the emotion you feel the most?
    I don’t know. I don’t usually have one emotion that stays for a long time. Usually, it changes. Depends on the day, I guess.
  8. Early bird or night owl?
    For sure, I’m a night owl. I can stay up all night. I love the night time. I feel so much more free and comfortable and productive. I do wake up early on a lot of days but that’s only because I have to. I’m nothing like one of my cousins, who wakes up at 5 am everyday, no matter what time he goes to bed.
  9. What would your description on a dating website say?
    Firstly, I would never go on a dating site but if I had to….I actually can’t think of something I would put. I’m too young to think about this. D:
  10. Do you like to dance?
    Yeah, I guess. Maybe not in big crowds, unless I’m close to the people around me. I used to love dancing! I don’t love it as much, anymore, but it’s a fun thing to do!
  11. Cats or Dogs?
    Hmm…let me think…CATS!!!!

I hope I answered those questions well… 🙂

 

Here are the people I’m nominating:

Typicalbritishgirl98

BringingBree

The Girl With The Pen

 

Questions for Nominees:

  1. What’s a feature of yourself you would never give up?
  2. What’s your favourite book?
  3. What is your music taste like?
  4. If you had one wish, what would you spend it on? (Can’t ask for more wishes!)
  5. What is your current mood?
  6. What’s one of your fears?
  7. Where’s a place that makes you happy?
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  9. What’s something that annoys you?
  10. Tea or coffee?
  11. What made you want to start your blog?

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Shay

Sunshine Blogger Award!

sunshine blogger award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by tmmusic32, whose blog I have come to really like. I highly recommend looking at her blog and following her! She also has a fab music taste. 😉

 

So what is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

This award is a creative way of getting bloggers to meet new blogs.

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the question from your nominators on a post on your blog.
  3. Nominate eleven other blogs and give them eleven questions.

 

tmmusic32’s Questions:

  1. What are your favourite characteristics about yourself?
    My favourite characteristics about myself would have to be my sense of humour and probably my sarcasm because even though, sometimes, it can be annoying, it just amuses me. I also like the length of my hair now. So much easier to handle and it looks better, I hope.
  2. If you were allowed to bring 3 items on a deserted island, what would they be?
    I would bring a mirror or glasses for promoting a fire, strawberries because not only would they fill me up but they also will hydrate me. But strawberries wouldn’t count as one item…they would count as loads. If so, I would bring a whole watermelon. I would bring a tent, or some sort of shelter, too.
  3. Who is your favourite musical artist?
    Emily Kinney because I love her voice and she writes all her songs, I’m pretty sure.
  4. Favourite food?
    My favourite food is a hard question to answer. I don’t think I have one but I do love my chocolate and I love pizza so I’ll say that for now. 🙂
  5. Most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced?
    My most embarrassing moment is probably when our class had to do Drama as a lesson and the teacher made us re-enact scenes from Hamlet in front of one of the most judgmental classes in our year and she made me do two scenes! The first went pretty well but the second one, I jumbled the words up because the language used is Shakespeare’s writing is difficult to say. Because I was so embarrassed by how wrong I said all of it, I just stood there and the rest of the group were annoyed and kept telling me to carry on but I just stood there, awkwardly.  I cringe every time I remember that.
  6. If you could do one thing successfully, what would you do?
    Does life count? I would probably like to be able to do a flip on a skateboard because riding one is pretty easy. Learning tricks, however, is hard and I don’t think I’m quite there yet!
  7. How did you meet your best friend?
    I chose wrong friends at the beginning of my secondary school life. Well, one of them was a wrong pick. She was bossy and would talk about people behind their backs. There was this one girl, I’ve mentioned her before and I coded her Salmon, ( XD ) and she would go to all the girl groups in our class, trying to make friends with all of them. She eventually hung out with all of us so much that we all kind of joined together and became a group of nine. Then, Salmon left and we never heard of her again. I’m not kidding. And we became eight and then two other joined so we are ten now and I’m pretty sure we’re going to become eleven. I’m only really close with eight of them, though. I know that doesn’t really answer how did you meet your best friend but I’m really close with my friends so I’ll include them all. XD
  8. Do you ever want to get tattoos and pierces? If so where and of what?
    I don’t want to get any tattoos or anymore piercings (my ears are pierced already but I’m pretty sure they’ve healed). If I did get a tattoo, though, I have no idea what I would get it of. XD
  9. Have you ever been to a concert? If so who’s and was it good?
    Ummm….I’ve never been to a concert. I know…I’m a weirdo…
  10. If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do for the next 24 hours?
    I would go bungee jumping or scuba diving or something crazy and fun but I would also like to spend time with my whole family and all my friends!
  11. Why did you start blogging?
    I started blogging because I’d always wanted a journal, which I could write my thoughts in…my deep, dark thoughts and express things I love but I was too lazy for that and it took me a long while to ever think of writing it all on a blog and when I did, I felt so at peace with myself. Thoughts, worries and my passions could just become a part of this blog and it made me feel so free and fulfilled!

 

Blogger I Nominate:

mypersonalteenlife

The Disney Freak with a Bit of Mascara

teenagegrownup

BooksAndBookmarks

loonyliterature

The Sweet Review

ChitChat

thechroniclesofsomeone

Inspreal Comics

thatweirdbrowngirl

Good Music Speaks

 

Questions For My Nominees!

  1. What is something you’re not good at but love to do?
  2. Who is the most important person in your life?
  3. If you could stop one thing in the world, what would it be, e.g poverty, global warming, bullying, etc?
  4. What’s a moment, in your life, where you were the most terrified?
  5. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  6. If you could only watch one TV show for the rest of your life, on repeat, what would you pick?
  7. Sum up yourself in three words.
  8. What’s your favourite season and why?
  9. Dog or cat? Or none…?
  10. If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be?
  11. What makes you smile?

 

I can’t wait to hear all your answers!

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Shay