I’m so incredibly honoured to be nominated by Jaya from Nin Chronicles for the Awesome Blogger Commendation Award. This award seeks to commende bloggers who really engage others with their writing and posts. And while I have always sought to do exactly that, it’s truly touching to be nominated by Jaya, who I consider a true writer while I consider myself to be merely an aspiring writer of sorts. I always wanted to write novels when I was a child, to be a true writer. However, I went into teaching, and let my writing slip away over time. I always returned to writing however, and blogging certainly allows me to write but I still don’t really consider myself a writer. So when Jaya nominated me, I was blown away. Thank you Jaya, for loving what I write.
- Write a blog post to let your readers know of your commendation.
- Include these rules in your post.
- Include the Awesome Blogger Commendation image in the post.
- Within the post, thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their site.
- Entertain your readers by structuring your post such that it has:
- 1 link to a YouTube video (either your own or one that you like).
- 2 things about you that your readers probably don’t know.
- 3 photos (your choice) with links to 3 of your posts.
- 4 questions for your nominated recipients of the Awesome Blogger Commendation
- Your answers to the questions posed by the blogger that nominated you.
- Nominate your chosen recipients of the commendation. Include the name of the blog, a link to its home page, a brief description of the blog, and a link to one of your favorite posts by that blogger. There is no minimum or maximum number of nominations – use your judgement!
- Tell your nominees of their Awesome Blogger Commendation! Email, DM, PM, whatever works for you and them.
- Tell everybody else! Let people know about the great bloggers you have nominated.
I have recently fallen in love with BookTube. As someone who loves reading, and writing, it’s wonderful to see others who share these same passions and find out what they are reading and loving. Recently, my favourite BookTuber posted a video that talks about a writing satchel and I thought it was the perfect bag of all time. I wish this had been available when I was in my twenties, as I certainly would have adored and used it all the time.
Some Things You Don’t Know About Me
I share a lot of my life on here actually such as my rare genetic disease, the fact that I’m a new mom, my hobbies, my struggles with anxiety, even my pets. So it’s not easy to share some things that you don’t know about me. Not much comes immediately to mind.
One thing however, is that I do not have a lot of friends. I have a close childhood friend, some other friends from high school I am not as close with, and then work friends. Who I really only engage with at work. I don’t feel lonely however, as I am a homebody and love the friends I do have.
Here is something else you don’t know about me: I was a horrible math student. I struggled so much with the subject, and as a teacher, the concepts sometimes still make me pause and frown with puzzlement. I prefer teaching younger students luckily, and I do believe that my own struggles with math have helped me teach certain concepts in ways that are accessible to even the struggling math learner.
Photos and Links
I think I’d like to share my very first blog post in this post. I really poured myself into it, and if you want to know about me, then it’s a good post.
I’m also going to share a picture from my honeymoon post. The post is all about great places to eat, so check it out.
And the last photo I’m sharing is from an article I’m very proud of.
Why do you blog? Are you in it for the money, the learning experience, the fulfilment or something else?
An excellent question! I blog because I love sharing things with others, I love helping others. So ultimately, it’s for the fulfilment. However, I am working towards making this blog a source of income. I also blog because I love to write, and this is one way that I can write, and share that writing with others.
What film or show brings you through the times and why?
My comfort shows are Star Trek, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I grew up with these shows, they taught me a lot and I continue to enjoy them even though I’ve seen them a thousand times. Also, Disney. Because all that song is just so wonderful.
Does where you live affect who you are as a person?
This is an interesting question! I’ve never thought of this to be honest. I think growing up in North America, where we don’t have as long a history, I’ve come to appreciate history and love the idea of Europe for it’s old churches and castles and even old stone fences. Growing up in a very multicultural city has also taught me a lot about the points of views of others. So perhaps it has affected me in some ways.
What kind of candy do you absolutely hate?
I don’t eat much candy, and really have no desire to sample candies either so I can’t really say. I’m more of a chocolate girl, though I do like toffee. Gummy candies however, tend to do zero for me. As does a lot of candy to be fair.
5 Nominations for the Awesome Blogger Award
Caroline from Envirolineblog. Every time I read a post by Caroline, I’m delighted by how insightful and well written her articles are. She shares info about our enviroment, how to help preserve and respect it, and also shares self care and mental health articles, such as How My Bullet Journal Helped My Mental Health.
Jenny from Jenny in Neverland. Jenny writes on such diverse topics and I consider her blog both helpful and bold. Her focus tends to be personal growth and lifestyle, and I love her honesty and passion. An article that recently spoke to me was How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself.
Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook. Lisa writes a lifestyle blog and I love how she shares her garden with us all of the time, which I totally love seeing. She shares reviews, beauty and fashion posts and a lot more as well and her posts are always make for lovely reading. I learned so much from her How to Create a Layered Look for Your Bed post and I will be putting those tips to work.
Her Digital Coffee. I really love this blog! It’s like a little coffee shop in your home. I really enjoy the book reviews, the wellness posts and just the whole feel of the blog. I loved learned more about clean beauty in her 4 Clean Beauty Brands I Trust post.
Emma from My Musings and Me. Emma’s writing has a calming effect on me, and she really has so much sage advice when it comes to mental health. Her blog seeks to offer people mental health and well being advice and I really found her article Why Our Feelings Go Unheard & How to Get It Right insightful.
Questions for my Nominees
- What do you love the most about being a blogger?
- Which holiday is your favourite, and why?
- What does self care mean look like for you?
- Name your favourite author, and some of his/her books that you love.
Thank you again Jaya, your nomination meant the world to me!
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Good responses. I was just watching a disney show haha.
Well, they are the best 😀
I love these tYpe of awards/blog posts not only they appreciate Fellow bloggers but its such a great wAy to get To know YoU better too! Well done and congrAtUlatioNs!
Thank you!! It was fun to write.
Guilia, your kind words and expression of gratitude at the nomination make my day and tenderize my heart! Your words mean the world to me, and I absolutely loved reading your answers to my questions. I felt myself smile big when I saw you love Star Trek and TNG! There are so many episodes in both shows that lift me up on a tough day.
Love seeing the love continue to your nominees! 🙂
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I’m smiling as I read your comment Jaya. Love that you loved the post—and Star Trek too!
Congratulations on your nomination Giulia! It was really wonderful getting to know you better. I’ve recently gotten into BookTube and I love cozying up and watching some videos to unwind. Thank you for the nomination, I appreciate it so much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
My pleasure! I hope you have a great weekend too.
Congrats! So exciting and well-deserved
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Awww, thank you!
Congratulations! This was fun to read. I am horrible at math as well!
LOL glad I’m not alone!
Giulia, thank you so much for the nomination, it’s so kind of you. And I loved reading your blog post picks, as well as this one where we discover your maths secret! And please can I say that of course you are a writer – and a very good one too! x
Awww, thank you so much Lisa! That means so much.