Liebster & Ideal Inspiration Blogger Awards

A few days ago, I received by first ever award nomination from Dulcy Singh for the Liebster Award; this was quickly followed by another nomination from Thobile Simelane for the Ideal Inspiration blogger award, so I took the decision to do a 2 in 1 post!

For those of you who are still getting to know me, my blogging journey started just over a month ago and I didn’t expect to receive any award at all, so I felt pleasantly surprised, humbled and deeply moved by their wonderful acts of kindness. I’d also like to say a massive thanks to everyone else who has supported me in my journey so far and has contributed towards my milestones (today I reached 400+ followers, thank you!).

If you who haven’t had the chance to check out these bloggers, I’d recommend their pages:

  • Dulcy Singh – dulcyblogs – Dulcy loves to tell stories on her platform about a range of topics. She isn’t afraid to put in the occasional quote and her writing is truly inspiring and thought-provoking. Dulcy is very friendly and has made me feel welcomed on this new platform, often supporting my work with wonderful and uplifting praise.
  • Thobile Simelane – therealityoflife140189985 – Thobile is relatively new to the platform, like myself. She blogs about how to grow as a person and teaches readers to do what is morally right. She is an avid supporter of God and religion. Thobile is a kind and humble person, who supports other people in their work. She was quick to recognise me as a blogger and supported me, an act of kindness which never goes unnoticed in my eyes.

THE RULES:-

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers (Liebster award) or upto 9 bloggers (Ideal inspiration award). In this case, I will nominate 20 bloggers, who can choose which award they would like to accept or they can accept both if they wish.
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions (Liebster award) or 5 questions (Ideal inspiration award). I’m going to give my nominees 10 questions to answer.
  5. Notify the nominees about the nomination.
  6. List the rules and display the award logo.

DULCY’S QUESTIONS FOR HANNAH:-

  1. Do you like stories? Yes, I spent most of my childhood with my head stuck in a book and found that from a young age I had advanced quickly to reading adult books. I continue to enjoy reading, using this as a means of escapism from everyday life. I am currently re-reading The Alchemist, one of my favourites.
  2. Which country do you belong to? I was born and raised in London, so I am a British citizen but I have origins from India.
  3. When is your birthday? 4th February.
  4. Suggest a story theme. Fear, romance and emotional scars.
  5. What inspired you to write a blog? I wanted to use my time during the pandemic to learn new things and develop myself as a person. On my list of things to do was to produce artwork and improve my IT skills, by creating a website from scratch. I also received a few positive comments on Instagram about my artwork and was given the suggestion to put my art on a website. Thus, I decided to join the WordPress community. Although I never thought about Blogging, I see this as an added bonus; I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging and find it to be very therapeutic. I used to write my own stories and poetry, so writing a blog felt natural to me.
  6. If you could have a wish then what would it be? To end world poverty and make every person smile.
  7. Describe yourself. People would describe me as friendly and out-going, fashionable, hard-working, honest, thoughtful, competitive, a perfectionist, intelligent, creative and analytical. I take pride in making others happy and I want to make a difference to the world. I work as an Account Executive within the publishing industry. My hobbies include travelling, reading, watching documentaries, listening to music, art, playing the keyboard, exercise, yoga, cooking, fashion and interior décor – and now blogging as well! I have had my fair share of hardships in life, but I feel like they have shaped me into a stronger and more resilient, head-strong individual. I believe strongly in equality for all.
  8. What is your favourite place that you want to visit again? Does Disney world count? I found this to be a hard question, as I enjoy travelling and have had the novelty of seeing many places around the world. I would say that Vegas and the Grand Canyon really captivated me, Italy has always been one of my favourite places to see and Niagara Falls was incredibly beautiful as well.
  9. One weakness you want to overcome. I would say that because I am a perfectionist, sometimes I have to accept that I can’t control everything that happens in life and I would benefit from taking a back seat and having more trust more in others. I have been working on this by considering the feedback that I receive and coming up with new ways of doing things.
  10. What are your learnings during this corona pandemic? Don’t take life for granted! I have learned to appreciate everything that I have and to have a more positive outlook on life, in spite of the obstacles it throws in your way. I have used this time to invest into the people who really care about me and matter the most.
  11. Your favourite quote(s).
    “Life is a fashion show and the world is our runway” – Marc Jacobs
    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop
    “Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have” – Unknown

    “We build too many walls and not enough bridges” – Isaac Newton

THOBILE’S QUESTIONS FOR HANNAH:-

  1. How do you view other people? I feel like this can be subjective, depending on who the person is. A person can be seen as funny, honest, loving, happy, maternal, wise, intelligent, kind, benevolent, humanitarian, fashionable, sporty, girly, masculine, extroverted, introverted, powerful, lucky, successful, moody, panicky, stressed, gullible, naïve, mean, scary, narrow-minded, untrustworthy, fake, stubborn, short-tempered, conceited and traumatised.
  2. If every individual in your life treated you exactly how you treat other people, how would you feel? I would feel good knowing that those people would have my back through thick or thin and are trustworthy. I have often pondered as to why certain people behave the way they do – that is to say, why certain people feel the need to belittle others and treat them with little regard.
  3. If your answer to the above was that you felt bad, then why do you continue to treat people that way? I very rarely treat someone in a bad way, or hold those intentions. If I see that I have, then I will stop and try to put it right.
  4. If your answer to the above was that you felt good, then how can you influence change? By using my platform to educate people, continue to read and educate myself more and generally being proactive and participating in events and actions that influence change.
  5. Do you think that there is a difference between living and existing? Yes, I feel that existing is merely surviving and fulfilling our sole purpose/biological function on earth. Whereas living is when we are proactive, do go the extra mile and do something that actually makes a difference.

I NOMINATE:
I nominate the following bloggers, apologies if you have already received a nomination in any of these categories. I believe that everyone nominated exhibits the traits and qualities worthy of both of these awards, however you can pick whichever one you like, or do both if you prefer to. If I haven’t nominated you, then by all means feel free to nominate yourself. You are more than welcome to!

*Chetna – cityofcuriotivity95
*Milford Street – milford-street
*gulfcoastpoet
*Sam – onechancetoseetheworld
*Shantanu Baruah – ckonfab
*Words Monsters Me – wordsmonstersme
*Charlotte – bewitchingbooksravenousreads
*Nabeela – nabeelasblog
*angelswhisperer2011
*Shanessa – mydaysinmontana
*P@rth – poetry.p2
*Msdedeng – thededengblog
*Navin – navinspoems
*The Free Thinker – thetruthregister
*Charles – thevaleofsoulmaking
*Jonicaggiano – the-inner-child
*mtaggartwriter
*Vanya Rajwar – thesoulsurge
*Flora Ashe – florafiction
*Sabiscuit

MY QUESTIONS TO NOMINEES:

  1. What inspired you to write a blog?
  2. What are your favourite hobbies/pastimes?
  3. State your favourite quote OR Is there a book that changed your life? If so, in what way?
  4. If you could choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  5. What is your definition of success?
  6. What is your biggest fear?
  7. What have you learned during this pandemic?
  8. If you won the lottery, what would you spend that money on? (Imagine that you have won millions).
  9. What places are on your travel bucketlist to see?
  10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Thank you for reading this post.

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      1. Congrats, Hannah!

        As you like documentaries? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLILRQ_uVCaoOtZ6Q6egVvUyEMhbN7OG9y there’s a journey of them! The story is fourth episode, as in what is it? And some art is third episode. There are some cookeries, from camp scratch spicy antelope dumpling s…brewing’s Change to alambic stills with distilled mares milk and the faces the explorers make! 😁. There is a little bit on far west “” heh wine. Some of the known stories.

        400+ ! Subscribers? I may tip after 8 years here from 8 on a previous platform 300 soon. Wow to you and the draw you have cultivated!

        This week on other me blog my bingo history trivia etc list grows… When trying to import a previous blog, I ended up failing so I just write two blogs… What I gathered on foods was interesting just as it’s a nasty time in folk getting along yet I doubt the current expected audience would wish to be flogged for their forebears choices… So not skipping history yet not dwelling upon negativity is forcing a good bit of editorial growing! What I find very surpring as to foods is something like a French Dip sandwich is from 1939 Los Angeles California and ooo a French roll is the namesake association? Wowwww .(touch of sarcasm). Or that the two distinct topping sauces, chili dogs, (the one, coneyislands is of middle Michigan influencing the later Canadian Poteen; and the other beans or no beans versions Texas chili) and yet not much creditable evidence of when really dates these but to ww1’s war’s end. But shocking to me is Florida namesakes dessert, the key lime pie is a Texan surveyors invention and his company 56 years after his passing’s research kitchen creation well and away from anywhere near Florida! (New York). And while not authentic of Mexican, the “Taco” as most get them of seasoned meat filling in a fried folded shell or nowadays a soft flour tortilla shell possible, lettuce cheese sometimes tomato and or sour cream is 1930 key lime pie and 1931 the “Taco”. It doesn’t surprise me much a purveyor make the chilidog guy Glenn bell jealous.of the revenue/traffic so he bogarted their recipe keeping his chilidog sauce as the taco sauce and streamlined the production for fast food and voila the world-wide taco bell selling gringo Mexican American tacos. 😉

        Well enough me. Smiles at ya. Well done!

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      2. Wow, thank you so much for congratulating me and for the splendid recommendations. That documentary does sound interesting and will make for an excellent pastime, thank you! What’s caught my attention is how varied the topics are that come with each episode. I shall give it a watch! 😊🦋 And congratulations on having almost grown to 300 followers, a milestone indeed!

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  1. Mhmmmmm just ran out of words Hannah you really amazing 😭 I love your answers I feel like I’m hearing only your heart saying it all, thank you so much for accepting our nomination with an humble honest heart… I am really appreciating. ❤️

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    1. Thank you very much, Navin! I’m still taking this in, it was very unexpected and I’m both chuffed and elated! 🌸

      No need to thank me, it was a no brainer, you have a true talent for poetry 🦋

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      1. You’re welcome Hannah! You must know you’re are great writer…quite unique I would add.

        It’s a very kind gesture & therefore, I’m humbled & thankful dear 🙏

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  2. Oh Thank you so much Hannah! I sent out a post recently that my blog is an award free zone, but I am honored to have been nominated;-) Look forward to your future posts. You are a very talented artist. And the ways that you describe how you create your pieces of art are brilliant! ⚘

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    1. You’re very welcome! And that’s no problem, I don’t put any pressure on anyone to post about this, it’s just here to make people’s day 🤗
      Thank you so much, as always, I wouldn’t be here without your on-going support 💗💗

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  3. Wow, I am so glad to see your answers. Great answers. I enjoyed reading them. This was an opportunity for knowing you better and I am fortunate to have a amazing, creative, hard working, honest, thoughtful and kind friend like you. Stay blessed and happy always. 👍👍👍👍

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    1. Thanks again for the nomination, Dulcy! I thoroughly enjoyed answering your questions, they were interesting and helped me to reflect on things about myself that I didn’t notice, I’m glad that you could get to know me better! 💗💗

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  4. I really enjoyed reading your answers, Hannah! For a certain while, I felt like I was reading my own things ( I really felt glad seeing some pretty similarities between us.😉) Since I’m new to this community, I would love to know you more in a coming days. And yeah ‘The Alchemist’ is one of my favourites too, willing to re-read it again. Have a great day! ❤️

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my work! I enjoyed learning more about myself and that’s interesting that we share many things in common! 🤗🌷 Likewise, I look forward to learning more about you in upcoming posts. Right?! What a wonderful read, very thought provoking and inspiring 🦋

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      1. You’re welcome, Hannah. Yeah ofc, we would be learning more about each other in the near future. Indeed, a ‘must read once in life’ kind of novel. Absolute favourite.

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  5. Thank you for the nomination, much appreciated! Not only are you talented within your creative space, but you are also very kind. I hope you find the time to visit Vegas and the Grand Canyon! lol and I don’t see why Disney World wouldn’t count. Cheers!

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  6. Hey Hannah! I enjoyed reading your answers and that quote by Isaac Newton is awesome, really!!
    And I am so humbled to see my name in the list.🙈 Thanks for finding me worthy of this.
    But I already have some of the awards pending..so I will post a combination of them. I find quite difficult to do all this stuff.😂😂
    But I will try to answer as many questions as I can.
    I know you would understand me, Hannah.💫💜✨

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    1. Hi Chetna, yes agreed, that quote is by far one of my personal favourites. It is my pleasure, your creations, hard work and friendly presence on your blog have stood out to me.
      Of course! Please do not feel obligated to have to do this, for me the nominations are really about making a persons day. I ended up doing a 2 in 1 post and even that took ages, you can most definitely cherry-pick from the questions if that helps 😊🌷

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  7. Congratulations- loved reading your answers. You are in the publishing industry, I need to talk to you 🙂 – let me know if I can reach out to you privately. Thank you so much for nominating me – I am humbled and appreciate your thoughts

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    1. Thank you so much for the support!
      I’m glad that you took the time to read my answers 😊 Yes, I am in the industry but I basically manage different U.K. based magazine publishers and do project management, marketing and distribution on their behalf. The magazines are wide ranging and include children’s, bridal, music, crafts, countryside, pet ownership etc…so it’s quite different from anything that I imagine you would be after. However, I shall keep you mind if I come across anything more relevant.
      Of course, I enjoy reading your creations and felt that you are worthy of an award 😊🌸

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  8. WOW! Concatulations on your well deserved Awards, Hannah and Thank you for nominating Me and My Granny for these pawsome awards, Hannah. We already have them, but we always feel very honoured when we get one and we love to participate as well. You’re a very wise and open soul, we loved to read more about you and you definetely made us smile…see 🙂 Thank you again! 😸Pawkisses for a wonderful day and Enjoy your blogging time🐾😽💞

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    1. Thank you very much, Binky! It’s my first time receiving these awards as I’m relatively new on the platform, so I feel greatly humbled 🌺 I’m not surprised that you’ve already racked up a few of these awards, your cute posts always make my day 😊 You too, Binky endure that you and your granny keep safe and well 💕

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  9. Thank you so much for the nomination (: I look forward to answering your questions
    Thsya so awesome that you work in the publishing industry. I’d love to visit the places that y0u menti0ned too.

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    1. The pleasure is mine, you’ve earned it! 😊 likewise, I look forward to reading your answers too and learning more about you. Thank you and you should definitely give those places a visit if you get the chance! 🌺🌸

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  10. Blogging over a month ago? Wow! I’m super happy for ya. You’ve gathered attention from followers in the likes and comments section in very good time. You’ve beaten the wordpress algorithm.
    Congrats on your award too.

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    1. Haha yeah, what a journey it has been!! Oh wow, I didn’t realise I’d beaten the algorithm too. It’s unreal, and I have my wonderful followers to thank for it. Thank you so much for the kind words, it’s highly appreciated 😊💫

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