Real Neat Blog Award

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Hey everyone! A while back I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Sarah and I am just getting the opportunity to answer the questions! A lot of them are focused on blogging, and since I love the topic, I knew I wanted to get involved in this award! Thanks you so much Sarah for the sweet nomination and for being so active on my blog all the time! Definitely check out her blog (it’s linked in her name above) because I really enjoyed reading her answers to these questions. They were genuine and lighthearted all at the same time! So without further ado, here are the rules for the award and my answers to the questions.

Rules

  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you really like, linking to their blogs
  • Let them know you nominated them
  • Ask your nominees 7 questions

Questions

  1. How would you describe your blogging style? I try to keep my writing as true to my speech as possible. When I’m writing, everything that is in my head goes through my fingers, onto the keyboard, and to the screen. Honestly, I should probably re-read my posts a little more carefully, but I like the personal touch my writing has. I hope it comes out lighthearted and something everyone can relate to. I think/hope it also has a bit of edge to it. I am brutally honest on this blog, especially when it comes to fashion and beauty items. But most of the time I will share products with my readers that I think will be interesting to them and things they will want to research more themselves. I hope my blogging style invites anyone and everyone to state their own opinions and be a part of a community that is supportive and genuinely caring.
  2. How do you motivate yourself to keep on blogging and posting good content? LOL, honestly sometimes it’s very hard to be consistent and post good content that someone will find intriguing. In the blogging, fashion, and beauty world, setting yourself apart means everything. Otherwise, you get caught in a sea of clones. The hardest thing for me has been finding those few things that make me especially different. The items I post on my blog are things I find really beautiful, but a lot of the time its something the rest of the beauty community finds beautiful, so my post sounds almost repetitive to other bloggers or content creators. I’m trying to find my way through this and be truly unique; but I think that comes with time.
  3. What would you say are the pros and cons of being a blogger? There are SO MANY pros when it comes to being a blogger. It is my greatest hobby, but blogging specifically has become so much more to countless people. The possibility of my hobby becoming something substantial is exciting to me and pushes me to be relentless with it. It is very similar to a relationship. The chase is a very exciting time because of the possibility of gaining something amazing and life changing from it. The fact that this blog could help me in my future career or one day could become my career is a great thought that one day I hope becomes reality. One of the cons is something I’ve mentioned before: consistency. It is one of the most important things you could do as a blogger, but also one of the hardest. We all have a life outside of WordPress, whether means being a full time student or having a demanding job.
  4. What is it that you genuinely find pure bliss in? Without hesitation, sitting by the ocean. Some of my favorite times in the summer is having a beach picnic, sitting in the sand with my toes buried, and watching the sunset. Even in the winter though, I love taking the time to enjoy God’s version of art. The colors of the moving sea with the fiery hues of the sun is a combination I can’t ever live without.
  5. If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self? It’s funny this question is a part of the award because I have an entire post that basically answers this question. You can find that here if you’re interested. To sum it up, we all have so many different seasons in our lives that come and go. Go times and bad times. We need the bad to appreciate the good and that’s something I’ve really been trying to focus on lately.
  6. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I’ve talked about traveling a lot on my blog, and I’ve mentioned many times before that my #1 place to travel to is London. I was so lucky to go there this summer and it was an absolute blast! The next places I would be absolutely ecstatic to visit would be Ireland, Scotland, and Santorini. There is so much history in Scotland and Ireland, which is something that really intrigues me about all of Europe. I was in Athens, Greece this summer which was very different from the island of Santorini, so I’d really love to see that. Hopefully one day I will be able to explore these places!
  7. What is your most dominant personality trait? In her post, Sarah asked those around her what her most dominant personality trait was. I thought this was a great idea so I did the same! According to my mom and sister, I am a perfectionist, thoughtful, and like being in control (LOL, thanks sis). Which honestly I think all of these are at least partly true. I am 100% a perfectionist, especially when it comes to art, design, and fashion. I really do take into consideration the thoughts of others and I worry about them (maybe more than I should). Lastly, I do like being in control. I like knowing what my plans are and where my life is going. Some could see this as a bad thing, but I see it as being focused and prepared, which is needed in most situations. A lot of things are out of your control, which I admit and definitely happens sometimes in life.

My Questions

*Some of these are new questions, some are taken from the ones above.

  1. What is your favorite family tradition?
  2. If you could travel back in time, what would you tell your younger self?
  3. How do you motivate yourself to keep on blogging and making good content?
  4. If you had to watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would that movie be?
  5. What made you start a blog?
  6. What was one of the funniest moments of your life that you could never forget?
  7. What is your favorite makeup/fashion brand or icon?

My Nominations

Natalie Vinh

Starring Pamela

Random Thoughts by Haya

Joy the Witch

Brittney Ross

crazy4you

Don’t Give a Jam

hudapervez

I’m excited to see the responses from you guys, but totally don’t feel pressured to do the tag! Have fun with it! Hope you guys enjoyed my answered and thanks again to Sarah for the nomination. I love how these tags bring the community together, which is exactly why I like to do them! Have a great night everyone and hope all my readers in the U.S. had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday! xx

38 Comments

  1. November 24, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Really liked your answer to no.4. Pure bliss can be so simple to attain.

    • November 24, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      thank you and i totally agree!

  2. November 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Congratulations on the award 🙂

  3. November 24, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    YES, I definitely find bliss being at the ocean too 🙌🏻 love the sound of the waves! congrats on the award & thank you for nominating me 😊

    • November 24, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      yess the sound is just amazing and reminds me of home. thank you and of course you’re one of my favorite blogs!

      • November 25, 2017 / 10:30 pm

        thanks so much lovely! I always love reading your posts 😄

        • November 25, 2017 / 10:30 pm

          thanks bunches!

  4. November 24, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Loved reading this 💖

    • November 24, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      thanks so much!!

  5. November 24, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Random question but, can you please tell me what theme so you use for your blog??

    • November 25, 2017 / 9:20 am

      oh gosh, i honestly don’t remember and i’m not sure where to find that. it’s one of the free wordpress themes with a bio at the sidebar. sorry i can’t be more help!

      • November 25, 2017 / 9:21 am

        It’s alright!

        • November 25, 2017 / 9:23 am

          it’s a theme i’ve seen on many blogs, so maybe just take a look through the free themes i’m sure you’ll find it!

          • November 25, 2017 / 9:24 am

            Yes thanks

  6. November 24, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Congrats on the award and thanks for the nomination! I think you should definitely visit Scotland and Ireland! I went there this summer and there is really so much history there!

    • November 24, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      thank you and of course! and wow i’m so jealous you went there!! i really hope i can make it there some day

  7. November 25, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Thank you for doing the award and for writing such lovely things about me!
    I want to travel to all those places too, despite living in the UK all my life I’ve only been to London once 🙁
    I really love you blog, and somewhat unrelated; I love your name too, it’s perfect for a blog – you’re parents must of known 😉

    • November 25, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      of course! i really appreciate all the support! and i’ve only been to london once too but it’s one of my favorite places! and hahaha thank you so much that’s so sweet you like my name. sometimes i think it’s a little weird using my own name for a blog but i know not many other people will be using it. and yes i have to give my parents credit😂😂😂

      • November 25, 2017 / 5:38 pm

        I’d use my name if it was interesting in the slightest 😉

        • November 25, 2017 / 5:40 pm

          aw but you have a beautiful name!!

          • November 25, 2017 / 5:55 pm

            Thanks.. I guess most people feel the same way.. wishing for a different name, wishing for straight hair when they have curly visa versa 😊

          • November 25, 2017 / 6:32 pm

            we definitely all have our things that we wish we could change. but everyone is perfectly made!

  8. November 25, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Loved all your answers but I think you left out one important fact, and that is, that one of your dominant personality traits is what a loving and thoughtful person you are.

  9. November 25, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I could go for a beach vacay right about now! Thanks for the nomination!!!

    • November 25, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      hahaha no problem!!

  10. November 26, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the nomination! 💜 I think I may have done the real neat blogger already, but I have a few awards I’ve been trying to find time to post so I may combine them ☺️ thanks again for nominating me!
    I also write my posts with little thought on editing them lol, sometimes I miss a few things 😂

    • November 26, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      okay no worries! definitely don’t feel like you have to answer the questions, but if you ever run out of post ideas, those questions are there! and yeah sometimes i miss some typos too, lol! xx

      • November 26, 2017 / 12:57 pm

        I most likely will because I always appreciate the nominations ☺️ and ohh that’s also true for post ideas! And same here 😂

    • December 12, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      hey thanks so much for the mention!! but my name is actually sage lol!💕💕

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