The Liebster Award – Thanks And Nominations

Hi Everyone

On October 25th I was Nominated for the Liebster Award by Wendy from, thank you so much Wendy, you have an awesome blog and I love following it.

I have recently been away in London and wanted to take time to think about who to nominate before I went ahead and did so.

For this award I have received 11 questions to answer.  Hope you find out a little more about me and if you have any questions, please fee free to ask away.

1.  What has been the most rewarding part of blogging for you?

  • Writing a guest blog post for a HR company and it got a mention in The New York Times
  • Writing a blog post – Any opportunity to write and I am ecstatic
  • Communicating with some amazing people
  • Having Author and Writing Coach Rochelle Melander, guest blog on my blog
  • Having competitions for people to win a copy of Write-A-Thon
  • A blog post from my other blog, being featured as a headline on Platform 3 online newspaper from Switzerland

2.  What have friends and family said about you having a blog?

My mum can’t even text, bless her, let alone go on the internet but she is pleased when I win an award. My dad picks over grammar, punctuation and spelling and tells me if there is something wrong, bless him. My friends are happy that my blog is successful and are very encouraging.

3.  Has your blog helped you professionally or is your blog just for fun?

My blog has certainly helped me professionally. It has boosted my status as a professional writer and I have other writers following my blog that I feel so honoured by.

4.  How long have you been blogging?

I started this blog in November 2010.

5.  What state or country do you live in?

I live in Exeter, in Devon, in the UK.

6.  What is your favorite hobby?

Writing of course, I adore it from head to toe and back again.

7.  What is your favorite type of food?

I like Thai food, if I can get the place serving it to cater for my allergies. East St Thai restaurant in London is good at doing this for me. I also like Chinese food and the same thing applies.

8.  Do you have a pet?  If so, what type?

I have four extremely beautiful guineapigs who live indoors with me. Snuggles, Peaches, Daisy and Cinnamon.

9.  What is your favorite book?

  • Childrens’ – I like the Gruffalo and all Mr Men and Little Miss books
  • Writing – How to Write a How To book
  • Business – How to Start and Run Your Own Internet Business

10.  What is your favorite movie?

I like the dance movie “You’ve Got Served”, Dirty Dancing and Grease.

11.  What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?

  • Write
  • Go to the cinema
  • Spend time cuddling my guineapigs
  • See family and friends

It’s now my turn to nominate 11 blogs to win the Liebster Award:

I need to ask all the nominees above, to please tell me a bit more about yourselves by answering the 11 questions below: 
  1. What first inspired you to start writing a blog?
  2. What is the biggest challenge you have ever had to face when writing your blog?
  3. If you travelled through time, what time would you want to arrive at and why?
  4. Do you prefer to eat chocolate or sweets (or neither)?
  5. Do you prefer to read or to write?
  6. What is your favourite genre of writing and why?
  7. What is your favourite non-fiction topic to read about and why?
  8. If you could buy one book that would help you to solve a problem in your life, what would it be and why?
  9. Do you prefer to write at night or during the day?
  10. If you could be any character out of any book, who would you be and why?
  11. Do you prefer to read a printed book or an e-Book?

Congratulations to all the nominees, I can’t wait to see your answers and which 11 blogs you have chosen to nominate.

Write soon

34 thoughts on “The Liebster Award – Thanks And Nominations

  1. And again, via your blog, a great big thank you from me too Sandra! Vienna was great, thanks. It inspired my latest blog post, but maybe not in the way one would expect. Anyway thanks again for your kind nomination and I will get back to you asap. Have a lovely weekend, Louise


  2. First, I want to say thank you for nominating my blog, for this award.
    1. My inspiration for starting my blog, was to talk about issues, that need to be addressed. That is why I call it the truth blog. But I do a variation of different topics to keep it fresh. Most every topic I talk about is my idea, unless stated in that piece, I am writing for that day.
    2. Sometimes I have writers block, and that can be the worst thing to have. I have no idea what to write about, But what I do is, if I see something that inspires me, then I talk about it on my blog. I also came up with an idea, well actually someone gave me an idea, to do videos on my blog. I have a lot of people who are inspired by my blog and I am blessed to have all these people who love my blog. Thank you everyone.
    3. If I was to travel through time, I would love to go back to where everything was good. You may have to work hard, but at least back then we don’t have to deal with what we are dealing with today. I know that may sound crazy.
    4. I prefer Chocolate sometimes, and sweets sometimes. It depends on my mood.
    5. I love to read, but I also started writing a book to, along with my blog. I also have 3 poems published in books, which are sold on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
    6. I always wanted to do children’s books or non fiction/ fiction books.
    7. I love Nora Roberts Books, she is great. Her books also play on TV on Lifetime movie network to.
    8. I would buy a book, that would help me make myself a better person. Because I didn’t have someone to teach things when I was younger, so there are things I could learn to make myself better.
    9. I prefer to write at night, because usually there is less noise at night.
    10. If you ever heard about the this lady Tracy Frank, who opened a 360 acre farm to animals, I would love to be like her. But I would also do it for children to. So, I would love to protect the children, animals and the environment. That is my goal someday.
    11. I love to read printed books, because I love pictures, but e-books are good because I have e-books from J.R.R Tolkien and more and when I listen to them, you actually feel like you are in the story.
    I hope this isn’t to long for everyone


    1. Thank you so much for taking the time out to answer my questions. It’s fantastic to hear about you and how caring you are. I don’t think you answers are too long at all. I love animals and think that is a superb idea. Protecting children is wonderful too, as is the environment. I know what you mean about go back to when everything was good, I do a day job and the pay is not great for meeting todays’ living costs, never mind about anything else.


      1. Thank you. Some things are more important than others and I think right now on this planet it is a good time to share this. I do appreciate you and your words and what you give to me and others with your posts! 🙂


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