So I am back in the swing of things, with my first post of 2018! I took a week off for spending time with family and to not be attached to my laptop. So as you can tell by the title, I am starting off my 2018 blog posts with an award nomination. I mean, what a positive start!
I was nominated by the lovely Charli for this award. I was so overwhelmed and continue to be at the level of support within the blogging community. You should check out her blog, her travel posts are beautifully written and the photographs are stunning. She is very supportive (as you can see as she has nominated lots of bloggers) and very active on twitter so make sure you give her a follow there also.
So as with all these awards you accept and post about comes rules, so if you don’t know them I have posted them below:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
3. Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
4. Make sure if you accept and post the award, to have the logo and the rules listed
The questions I was asked:
1. What brought out into the blogging world?
I had wanted to blog for over a year, I love writing and thought it would be a great hobby to get into. I can’t believe it took me a year to build up the confidence to go live. I cannot imagine not blogging now.
2. What are your personal goals for 2018?
I want to get back into Slimming World and get back into shape, like I did before; which will hopefully help me feel more confident. I also want to go on holiday this year, although not sure on the destination yet. I want to be more confident in my abilities as well.
3. Where’s your hometown?
My hometown is Newton Abbot, in Devon.
4. What is your favourite food to binge-eat?
Okay, this is going to sound weird, but you can get the cheap frozen chocolate gateaux from a supermarket and I love them! I could probably eat a whole one to myself, no shame haha! Although I probably wouldn’t feel so good afterwards haha!
5. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
I would go to New York
6. If you had to strictly be a photographer or a writer, which would you choose?
I would choose to be a writer.
7. What is your blogging end-game? What do you want out of your blog?
I want to go self- hosted, so I have the design and layout I want. I want to build a community and build my confidence. But like most bloggers if you ask them, I enjoy this so much, I would love it to be my career.
8. Top 3 bloggers, go!
These are 3 of the 4 bloggers that inspired me to start a blog:
9. If you could only write about one specific category on your blog, what would you pick?
I would choose posts around stationery products and posts about being organised. I buy far too much stationery.
10. Coffee or tea?
11. What inspires you?
I always feel inspired when I am spending time with family and friends, outside in nature and reading other peoples posts, seeing their passion inspires me.
The 11 bloggers I nominate are:
Questions For My Nominees:
1. What is one thing about blogging you love and one thing you hate?
2. If you won millions on the lottery, what would you spend the money on?
3. When did you start blogging and what was your first post?
4. Who are 4 of your favourite bloggers at the moment?
5. What blogging goals have you set for 2018?
6. What is one thing you would like to do this year?
7. What blog post are you most proud of writing and why?
8. What is your favourite media platform? (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
9. What is one boxset you would recommend watching?
10. Tell me one weird fact about yourself
11. What tips would you give to other bloggers, that have helped you?
I look forward to reading your answers and seeing what other bloggers you nominate. I hope everyone has had a great start to 2018. I am excited to see all the new content.
Do you follow any of these bloggers? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Thank you so much!!I’ll write my post tomorrow hopefully 🙂 I’m like you! I LOVE stationary!! Xxx
Awesome! I look forward to reading it! Xxx
That’s okay lovely no worries xx ooo I look forward to seeing that one babe xx
The Break of Dawns says
Thank you so much for tagging me in this! I loved your answers. I, too, plan on getting back into the gym this year to help me with my confidence again. Congrats on the nom, thanks for partaking! 🙂
You are welcome! Thank you for the nomination! Great start to blogging 2018! X
Anne Mutisya says
Thanks for sharing! Always nice to know more about my blog friends 🙂
Thank you for taking time to comment. X
Anne Mutisya says
You are welcome love!
don't give a jam says
congrats & thank you for the nomination! I prefer tea over coffee as well & so glad you found the confidence to start blogging!
Thanks hun! Yeah it’s got to be tea
Thank you so much! I am going to head over and check out your blog now xx
Life With Han says
I love these sorts of posts, its so cool getting to know bloggers better! I’m so envious that you live in Devon, its one of my favourite places in the world! x
Han | lifewithhan.blog
I was only born there, my hometown. But I now live in Bournemouth. Devon is beautiful x
Enjoyed reading your blog and answers. I’ll have a look at all of this over the weekend. 😉
Brilliant! Thank you and thank you for reading x
Congratulations to you on this award, that’s always fun and a great way to get to know new and exciting people. Been to New York twice, once to be an extra in a movie and once to just visit. It’s a great place, hope you get to go soon.
That’s amazing! What movie were you an extra in? Thank you!
Anger Management with Jack Nicholson, scene in the stadium. Not sure if we made the cut but it was a good experience.
I’ve seen that film! That’s so cool 🙂
Thank you hun xx
I love the post! I drink way too much of both tea and coffee, I’m trying to cut back haha! X
I love tea! Aww but how much it too much? It’s never enough 😂😂 x
That is a good point 😂 x
Thank you hun x
XoBri LeeXo says
This is awesome!! Congrats to you & congrats to Charli on the nomination! Continue doing great things ! 🙂
And you x
Lady Bluebottle (@ladybluebottle) says
Hi Lauren! This post is such a great way to get to know you! What types of posts would you be interested in writing about stationery? Have you ever designed your own? We are looking to connect with bloggers and we’re building a community for bloggers. We’ll definitely check out all the blogs you linked to in your post!
I would love to design my own stationery. My goodness that would be awesome! Wanting to post hauls and reviews on different stationery products.
Stephanie Geary says
Fantastic post! I could probably eat one of those chocolate gateaux WHOLE too! I take so much inspiration from writers like yourself. It helps to push me forward, I love writing…it’s my passion along with photography (which I haven’t showcased enough of yet since starting my blog) – I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂
I haven’t posted enough photography. I need a blogger best friend to take pictures with haha. Yes those gateau are too nice, I just wouldn’t be able to help myself. Thank you for commenting. Going to head over and check out your blog! Happy new year beaut x
Anyway I can comment without a google account?
Going self-hosted is totally the way to go. You get so much more control over your blog, and learn a lot more about how blogs function. I highly recommend it!
Yeah I want too. I just not sure I know enough. Maybe pay on WordPress first? X
Congrats on the nomination, such a positive start to the year! Well deserved too! Love your answers☺️
Thank you lovely! I have just gone on a like spree over on your blog 😂🙈
Cresta's Confessions says
Congrats girl! Lovely post! 💋
Helens Journey says
Congrats on your award, i enjoyed reading your answers. Funny you’d choose stationary as your only thing to blog about after you just read my latest blog on stationary 😉haha
I absolutely am obsessed with stationery, if only you could see the mountain of notebooks and pens and folders and paper clips and little bits I have. I could open my own shop hahs
Helens Journey says
Lol! I think you should do a candy camera post and let us see it all ~ doma prize for whomcan guess the exact number of pens 😉 lol 😁
Yes!!! That would be a lot of pictures of it. Might do a haul one da
Congratulations on your nomination! It was great to learn more about you X
Elise // elssthinks.blogspot.co.uk
Thank you hun x
I love these types of posts you get to find out a little more each time about the blogger ❤️
Thank you lovely! Xx
I love getting to know people a little better in tags like this. Definitely wasn’t expecting the chocolate gateaux answer 😂😂 x
🙈🙈🙈 they are so good. But there is no way I could eat it all, but I definitely would give it a go 😂x
Hello Bexa says
Great post Lauren! I’d love to visit New York, especially at Christmas, it sounds magical! 💕 I also prefer tea over coffee 👌🏻 and chocolate gateux is amazing! I’m so glad you found the confidence to start blogging, you are always so sweet and supportive 😍. I’m sure your blog will continue to do fantastically in 2018. Thank you for the tag lovely 😘 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
Thank you so much lovely!! I really appreciate your kind words! Thank you, I’m excited to see the content you put out this year. You are more than welcome xx
A Little Bookshelf on the Wall says
I love this post! And I love your aim to be self-hosted. Your bog is so lovely, and thank you for the nomination, I can’t wait to write it! <3
You are welcome! I look forward to reading your answers! Thank you hun 💛
Aww, this is a lovely post to start 2018. Congratulations on nomination and all the best for the new year! x
Thank you and you x
I grew up there! But I now live in Bournemouth x
That’s so cool. Newton Abbot is such a beautiful place x
Happy Healthy Tash says
Awwww thank you sooooooooo much for nominating me lovely <3 I have finally managed to get around to looking at this, sorry it took me so long. Things have been crazy recently!
Your blog is amazing, you are so supportive and you will go far in the blogging world!
I am a fellow lover of the frozen choc gateaux!!! Do you mean the Sara Lee ones?? OMG they used to be a staple in my house when I was younger. I would request those instead of a traditional birthday cake! I'm sooo going to have to get one now you've reminded me of them!
You are more than welcome lovely 💕 no worries at all, you deserve it! Thank you so much for your kind words. Oh no, I don’t know that brand. I would usually get them when I was younger from Iceland or Tesco. Going to have to look into the Sara Lee ones now 🙈xxx
Happy Healthy Tash says
Thanks lovely 🙂 I don’t even know if they still do them… LOL! I’m going to have to have a look myself! So good! xxx
Alice in poetland says
Hello to you😊I am also from Newton Abbot, but new to word press…
That’s awesome. You still live there? Welcome to WordPress
Happy Healthy Tash says
Hey gorgeous! I finally managed to post my sunshine award answers and nominations, it’s over on my blog 🙂 Thanks again for nominating me 🙂 xxx
Hey you, awesome! I will go and check it out now! You are more than welcome, I love your posts! Xxx
Hey, you have one too! I used to buy stationery as a hobby also, I don’t know why but I guess I just love the colors. I don’t know why my head feels like a clear sky reading your post, love it! And Congratulations 😁
Aww thank you! Bloody love all things stationery x
You’re welcome 😁 I bloody love your post!
Thank you. You are very kind
Fransic verso says
This is interesting, and knowing more about you throough these questions. Well, it’s old so I guess some things changed haha
Thank you for reading and commenting.