Monday, August 31, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Mattie from Northwest Native nominated me
 and I couldn't be more excited.

I'm not very good with Q& A's but here goes.

Why did you start blogging?
I wanted a creative outlet and a place to talk about my adventures 
with my twin sister. My friend encouraged me to start one. She thought it would be something I would really enjoy and she was so right.

How do you think blogging has changed your life?
I have learned so much through blogging and I'm so very
grateful for that. I love learning other people's thoughts and opinions.
Plus, I love hearing about things I may not of heard of. 
Seriously, I have learned of so many great things and products from blogging.

Has blogging created friendships for you?
Yes and it is one of the best parts of blogging.
The blogging world is a special place.

What is your number one tip for blogging?

Be Authentic. Write for yourself, no one else.
 No one likes fakes. Life is hard enough
and I try to keep things on the positive side here.
No one wants to read about debbie downer.
Being positive is key to being happy.

What is your favorite kind of blog post to write and read?
I love writing about the adventures I go on with my twin.
We always have so much fun and we are always doing something.

Is it hard to keep up with blogging and your regular every day life?
It isn't easy since I work two jobs but I find keeping to a schedule helps.
I keep a running list of blog ideas at all times and I draft a month of ideas in advance.
Blogging is something I love to do so I make the time for it.

Have you met any bloggers you met through here?
I have met the lovely Biana, Alison, Kate, and Jess.
I probably have met a few more am having an old moment and cannot 
remember them. I apologize. 
One day I hope to meet my shopping partner in crime, Amanda.

How much time do you spend blogging?
More than a few hours a week, I don't really keep track.
Sometimes, the writing just comes to me, other times I struggle with it.
I'm very grateful for my twin sister, who always helps me.
She also proofs all my posts before they go live. 
She is a great editor.

What is your favorite post on your blog? 
Hmm, good question, I don't really have one.

Here are the rules:
Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
Answer a few questions about yourself.
Nominate 5-10 blogs that you love.
Include the award logo with your blog post.

I nominate you the reader!!
Answer the questions above below in the comments.
I love getting comments and
 look forward to reading your responses.

Best, Marie

Linking up with Biana & Meghan

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  1. Ohhh! Congratulations on your nomination! I do believe that being authentic is very important in blogging. I think with the write people, your blog will definitely interesting! And guess what?! It is!


  2. I'm so happy that I was able to meet you through this space - it's such a wonderful community and the people are the best!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I agree, I find out about so many things through blogging that I wouldn't have found out about so soon I don't think. So awesome you've been able to meet some bloggers!! Congrats on the Nom!!

  4. Love reading these! It's always fun seeing why people started blogging and what they love most about it! And I love reading about you and your sister's trips!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. ah i still need to do this! thanks for the reminder :) love reading them. so fun reading about your trips - never gets old! and meeting new people is just the coolest thing about blogging if you ask me. :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Such a fun post! Loved getting to know sweet Marie better!! You and sisters trips are the best!! Gives me good travel ideas!! I adore how real and honest you are!!! Happy Monday beautiful!!

  7. I love reading these posts, so much fun getting to know you better. :)

  8. I love reading these type of posts. I started blogging as a creative outlet too; my office job is pretty technical, so it's nice to mix it up.

    xo, Carly - soak and simmer

  9. Love this!!! My twin is my editor too!! It's great to have that special person to bounce ideas off of and to edit for you! Awesome!!! Have a great week!!!


  10. Love these posts! Yay for blogging friendships, they're the best aren't they?

  11. i've met some great folks through the blogosphere and have some great connections with those i haven't met. that's why i can't ever stay away from blogging, even though there are times i've tried to quit.

  12. The friendships are the best. We are a weird bunch but we all understand each other which is super cool!

  13. Yes!!!! Shopping partner is crime for real! I need to get back up to Boston soon before the snowy season starts. You are so right. When you love something you find the time to do it. I love blogging so even though life is so crazy, I always find the time to blog :-)

  14. thats so awesome your friend encouraged you to start a blog.
    i totally agree - i love to blog so I make time for it. sometimes, like you, the ideas don't come, so i take a day or two off.

  15. I didn't know you worked two jobs! jeez. you're my hero that you do that, all the other adulting in your life and write your blog! amazing!

    Trish - tales from trish

  16. Blogging is just the best for bringing all of us together and communicate with each other when we otherwise would likely have never met :)

  17. These posts are so much fun! Glad your friend encouraged you to start this blog-I love reading it. :)

  18. There's always time to find for things that you like to do - even when life gets too busy I try to squeeze in time for this little space.

  19. Congrats on this! Two jobs, wow. I am not sure if I would have the time to blog if I had two jobs!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  20. Great award! It was great to learn more about you!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  21. The blogging world is definitely a very special place. I have to point out one thing. I 100% agree that the blogs I'm drawn to are people that are AUTHENTIC. But, I don't mind a "debbie downer" post. It feels all the more authentic to me, especially if someone suffers from depression, because sometimes it is a learning tool as well.
    I think that's awesome that you've met so many other bloggers!

  22. You've been able to meet so many other bloggers! That's awesome. I totally agree being authentic and not constantly a Debbie Downer (while still being real) is so important!


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