I know it’s cliché, but it’s an honor to even be nominated- seriously. The fact that you read my blog makes me want to do a happy dance. Now on with the show- er award- blog post.

Finally responding to some blogging nominations. And I'm passing the award to you you!

I also want to shout out Amy from Pastel n’ Pink! I remember you nominating me waaaay back when! Thanks girl!

First up: Makaela and the Liebster Award

1.  What is your favorite activity to do outside of the blogging world?
Read. I recently made the switch from regular books to e-books because I’m low on space and I can’t part with the ones I’ve already read. Hey! Follow me on Goodreads!

2. If you could go anywhere for a day, where would you go?
Oh gosh… if I can skip the plane ride I would go anywhere and just explore.

3. What is the best piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Don’t take anything for granted.

4. What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)?
Well right now I’m craving a Sonic Cherry Limeade!

Related:  My perfect morning

5. If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
Chicken tenders, fries and a Sprite. Yes I am a 12 year old child.

6. What is your biggest fear? 
Being helpless.

7. What was your biggest inspiration to start a blog?
Well I started (then abandoned) a blog in high school and this time I stuck with it. To go back even farther- my middle school English teacher. She always encouraged me to write.

8. How long did you wait to tell your friends and family about your blog?
Well, I told them about it after like the 3rd post, but they didn’t really take me seriously until I wouldn’t quit and when I got my first sponsored post. Hah.

9. What is the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?
I’m so boring- I can’t even think of something extreme I’ve done/want to do. I guess zip lining will have to do.

10. Do you have any pets?
Yes! My darling Oreo. He’s a 16 year old shih tzu.

Related:  Gift guide for the blogger

11. Favorite snack that you have to have?

Now we have Brynn and the Blogging Recognition Award

How my blog began

As I alluded to earlier, I made a blog in high school and then forgot about it. About 2 years ago, I started fresh. I went through like 5 names, 6 brand colors and 3 websites till I settled here.

Although my blogging career started in HS, I’ve been writing since forever (I honestly can’t pinpoint a specific date).

Advice to new bloggers

Don’t be intimidated/get jealous- I still struggle with this (and I don’t think that green eyed monster will ever go away)… you’ll see bloggers working with your dream company, going to fabulous events, posting gorgeous photos,  gaining tons of followers and getting tons of exposure. Although it feels like it’ll never happen to you, if you keep at it, keep learning, and keep hustling you’ll eventually get there.

And I nominate…every blogger reading this! Answer these 11 questions:

  1. Why did you name your blog _______?
  2. What’s your dream job?
  3. Who inspires you?
  4. What’s the last thing you ate/drank?
  5. What’s your favorite movie genre?
  6. Can you speak a foreign language?
  7. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  8. What’s your favorite quote?
  9. If you could have brunch with anyone, who would it be?
  10. What decade would you time travel to?
  11. Dogs or cats?
Related:  My blog post process

And then write a little on these prompts:

How/why did you begin to blog?

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

I had so much fun thinking up these answers and questions! I hope you do too. If you decide to participate, please link back to me! That’s all for now folks.

Have you received a blogging award/nomination?



P.S, check out my post about the Blue Sky challenge!

Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

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  • Ah I envy you for being able to read e-books because it really is so much easier! I can’t seem to get on board with them though. There’s just something about holding a physical book in your hand!

    • I do miss having a ‘real’ book sometimes!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Congrats on the nomination! I liked learning a little more about you! Like your dog’s name: Oreo is such a cute name!

    • Lol and we call him double stuffed because he’s chubby!

  • Suite CityWoman

    Congratz! Always nice to learn more about the blogger behind the blog!

  • What a fun idea! I have heard a lot about those awards but have never part taken in one. I like reading them 🙂

  • I can’t believe these are still going around…I remember doing this when I first started blogging.
    Sonic’s limeades are the BEST!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • I’m wanting one again lol. I love eating the ice when the drink is gone. 🙂

  • Miss ALK

    So fun to learn more about you! I remember doing this tag years ago when I first started blogging. They are such a fun way to get to know bloggers!! 🙂 PS you’re making me sad I don’t have Sonic where I live!

    xoxo A

    • You don’t?! Another excuse to come down haha.

  • Christina Bruner Polovich

    I can completely relate to your biggest fear. Being helpless is terrifying 🙁

  • I love learning more about bloggers! That is one of the thing I really about the Liebster award!

  • haha “if I could skip the plane ride” I AM SO WITH YOU! It’s exhausting!

    • I loooooove traveling, but hate the plane rides!

  • Marissa Pedersen

    Great to get to know you! I loved these facts.

  • This is such a cute idea 🙂

  • mckenna bleu

    Loved reading your answers. I need to fill this out too

    • It’s always fun to read/fill out!

  • Oooooh! I love cherry limeade!!

  • Yay! Congratulations! I always love learning more about bloggers!

  • Anna Hubbard

    Hey chicken and fries is a great meal! (i also have the taste of a 12 year old lmao)

    • Haha my family always say I’m still a little kid and should order from the kids menu.

  • congrats!! Its so interesting to hear what makes other bloggers’ friends and family take their blog seriously.

    • Lol mine still call my blog ‘a hobby’

  • Amy

    Congrats! loved getting to know more abut you through this!

  • Elly

    congrats bb! sat here eating chocolate whilst reading this which seems fitting 😉

  • Congrats girl! Loved reading all your answers!