Wow! An award? Yes, it is true. The MOMialist has been nominated for the Liebster Award. At first, I was not sure what this Liebster Award was and why my blog was being nominated. But upon careful examination, I realized my good friend, Jessica from Sane Momma, was kind enough to nominate my blog. And if you haven’t read Sane Momma then you don’t understand why this is such an honor. Thank you Sane Momma!
Jessica runs a gorgeous blog. It’s not only visually appealing, but has some of the best, most informative posts for all of us “mommas” out there. If you are a mom who feels burnt out physically and mentally, Sane Momma has all the answers. This is my go-to blog when I need momma advice – fast.
What is this “Liebster Award”?
Well, it’s an award that bloggers give to other bloggers. The award was created to spotlight new blogs…(ahem), and welcome them to the blogosphere. Kinda nice, right? Well then it should come as no surprise when I tell you the meaning behind the word liebster, which relates to being valued, kind, dear, beloved, darling, and a sweetheart. So, in being nominated, the idea is to link back to the blog owner that nominated you (remember Jessica over at Sane Momma?) and then there are some rules to follow that go like this:
- Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
- Copy & Paste the award to your blog.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you.
- Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel are deserving of such an award.
- Create a new list of 11 questions for your nominees.
- List the rules in your post.
- Let your nominees know that your nominated them!
We are already at step 3: MY ANSWERS
How long have you been blogging?
In reality, 7 months. In the scope of meaningful content, 2 and a half months. I had to go back and re-write or delete many of my original posts to center them around my ever-changing blog. They just were a mess! Hopefully, I am on the road to better posts and a visually appealing blog.
What is your biggest blogging goal right now?
Truly, it would be great to have some more eyeballs on this thing. Shares would be awesome and comments would blow my mind! I would love to get some conversations started on my posts. If you leave a comment I guarantee I will respond.
If you could visit one place you’ve never been, where would it be?
New Zealand. But you might laugh at my reason. Lord of the Rings. I was told that most of the Elven cities were filmed in New Zealand. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little Elven bliss right about now.
What inspires you?
That peaceful moment. They are few and far between, but if I can realize I’m there and not let it pass me by, then there is so much to take from that moment.
What is your favorite food?
I’m a Taurus. I kind of have a food problem. Like, I’m in love with it. ALL FOOD is my favorite food.
What’s the one thing you can’t leave the house without?
My phone. I have driven back from faraway places to retrieve my phone. I have this paranoia that the one time I don’t have my phone, I’ll miss that all-important call. Of course, that call hasn’t come in yet…
What’s your biggest struggle on a daily basis?
I struggle every day with feeling content. All day long I keep searching for that feeling and by the end of the day I am so exhausted from my search. I never reach the point where I can sit down and just breathe.
Where do you find motivation when things get tough?
I just realized the other day, that when I am feeling that constant “frazzle” the one thing that helps me settle and gets me back on track is human connection. I’ve been seeking it out without even realizing it. I reconnect with friends from high school, or I’m the crazy lady at the store who will strike up conversations with you. I love sharing in people’s lives because it re-centers me and helps me to realize that I’m human too.
What can you not stop talking about right now?
Minimalism is my hot topic right now. I really believe that the concept of living for the important things in life will help me regain that feeling of contentment. I also wonder if anyone else feels this way and what they are doing about it.
You have an entire day to yourself – what do you do with it?
First, I’m going to make this a sunny day with temps in the mid-70s. Then I’m going to get my butt outside! I like to bike, so I will probably call my friend to see if she can meet me for a bike ride. Then it’s hit the showers and out to dinner at the best restaurant in town, then drinks and dancing at night!
What’s your least favorite chore?
I’ll tell you that it’s laundry because laundry is more than one chore. It’s a horrible, sneaky jerk that is more like 5 chores in one. Take a look at it: separating the laundry, washing the laundry, drying the laundry, folding the laundry, putting the laundry away…sneaky son of a…
And the nominees are…
The ALMIGHTY List of QUESTIONS:
- What post do you deem your favorite post on your blog?
- Do you ever write about your significant other on your blog?
- What is your favorite drink to sip while writing?
- What social media platforms do you frequent the most?
- What do you do when you need a break from writing?
- How do you come up with ideas for your posts; what motivates you?
- What was your favorite game to play when you were a child?
- How do you see yourself when you envision yourself in high school?
- Have you always been a writer?
- When you meet someone new, what do you notice first?
- Where do you see yourself when you retire?
This was a fun post to create, and I want to thank Jessica from Sane Momma again for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award.