Hurrah for awards – Liebster Award (discover new blogs)
So excited to share with you that TravelFolio has kindly been given the Liebster Award for new bloggers, awarded by www.travelbreakout.com.
Meaning of Liebster Award (discover new blogs)
The Liebster Award is an online award given to bloggers by other bloggers that help spread the love that we all so desperately desire. Liebster is a German word that translates to “dearest” so getting nominated for this award is bound to give us a warm and fuzzy feeling.
When a blogger (like us) accepts nominations from a fellow blogger, he/she must then nominates 5 – 10 bloggers that have less than 1000 followers. The award recipient must write a post about the award which includes:
A. Thanking the previous blogger for nominating.
B. Answer questions the previous blogger asked.
C. Nominate 5 -10 bloggers and ask them 10 questions
At this point, we would like to thank TravelBreakOut for nominating us. Below are our answers to her interesting and probing questions.
Question answer period
Q1. What’s the hardest thing about blogging?
A1. In my opinion, finding the time after a full-time job is the hardest thing about blogging.
Q2. What’s the weirdest thing that has happened to you?
A. Someone emailed me and asked me not to blog because he/she wanted to start a blog from Calgary & don’t want me to cover Calgary.
Q3. What’s the first thing you do when you arrive somewhere new?
A. I am very big on safety and security. Our first preference is to become familiar with the surroundings. This includes going out on the street to see where the street leads and what’s around?
Q4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A. Check my blog to see how many people have been to my blog overnight?
Q5. What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
A. My security oriented mind makes me look around the surroundings and the other thing is I spend time on reading other blogs.
Q6. What would your ideal job be?
A. It is a good question. I don’t have an ideal job in my mind yet. Can’t answer this question as some of the ideas come to my mind are Flight Attendant, Travel Agent, Airline Employee, Social Media Expert and a successful blogger.
Q7. Why did you start blogging?
A. Since technology is taking over a majority of the jobs, therefore, I wanted to do something, I really liked. Airlines and Travel Agent’s wouldn’t hire me. And I wanted to stay close to traveling, therefore I decided to start a travel blog. In addition to travels, I added healthy lifestyle too.
Q8. Which post of yours is your absolute favorite and why?
A. I spend a lot of time on writing my posts. This question is like someone asked a parent, which child do you love the most. It is difficult to answer this question but I can give you an idea here.
Q9. What song best describes your blog? (Great question!)
A. At this point, seems like I am like a new store owner, who wants to keep everything at his store from a pin to an aircraft. For me to say to describe my blog in a song will be difficult. I remember and love a song called “we are going on a summer holiday…”. That would be the closest song, I can think of.
Q10. What advice do you give to other bloggers?
A. Blogging is not easy. It is very time-consuming and difficult. In my opinion, you need 2 years of your time to become a successful blogger. And if you have a full-time job like me, good luck. You are probably looking at 3 years or so and an investment of $3K – $7K with no returns.
My nominees for this award
lovinglifewith cass – Go to the site and you will be impressed with the way site loads.
hitchytravelstories – for their support of an organization or a project on monthly basis.
midgetgembina – for Bina’s courage and determination.
paraphernalia – the first blog I have seen with chat features.
forwanderlust – loved the layout and posts about Manali, which is my favorite place.
themodernadventurist – for the blog design.
Questions for the nominees
Why do you blog?
What’s your biggest blogging challenge?
Which is your most desirable destination?
What is one new thing you’ve learned because of blogging?
Please share your blogging goal for 2017?
Your favorite airlines and why?
Which is the place you don’t want to visit and why?
Awards are a way to be recognized and be motivated. We are nominated for an award at an early stage of blogging. Therefore, we would love to nominate others and see what their answers are for the questions above.