I was nominated for the Liebster award yesterday by the lovely Giles Meets World– thanks so much Giles! If you don’t know, the Liebster award is an award that exists (only) on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s a really fun way to share and discover new blogs. Here are the rules:
1 – Answer the 11 questions that you’ve been asked
2 – Nominate 11 other bloggers
3 – Ask your nominees 11 questions
4 – Let them know you nominated them
Here are my answers to the questions Giles asked:
1. What’s the biggest thing you’d like to achieve blogging?
To make some kind of income from it one day would be pretty cool. Failing that, I’d love to use it to share all my past travel stories with my future kids.
2. What’s your dream travel destination and why?
French Polynesia because it looks like paradise.
Also Brazil, Switzerland, India, Japan, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Portugal, Italy and the Philippines…
3. How has blogging been different to what you expected?
Growing an audience has been WAY harder than I imagined. From watching the growth of other blogs I’ve learned it’s the minority who gain thousands of readers within the year. Probably because there’s so many more blogs out there now than there used to be.
4. What book has been the biggest influence on your life?
“F**k it, do what you love” by John Parkin (shock!)
5. What famous person do you look up to the most and why?
Nobody famous really springs to mind here soz. I do look up to my mum loads though. #fionaforpresident
6. Other than blogs, where do you get information?
Usually Youtube. I watch a lot of videos to learn about things.
7. Cats or Dogs?
I used to be scared of both but I quite like dogs now. As long as they’re chill and don’t bark at me.
8. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Trashy TV or napping for hours at a time.
9. If you could go back in time, when would you go to?
I think about this allll the time. I’m so obsessed with what life used to be like. I’d go to:
The cavemen times to see how they hunted for food and interacted with one another
Biblical times to see what the craic on Jesus was
Medieval times because they were absolutely mad… apparently animals used to get taken to court for committing crimes
1930s/ 1940s to see how life was before and after the 2nd world war
Every decade since the 1950s to see how much dating changed over the years
I definitely wouldn’t like to live in any of these times but being a fly on the wall would be soo interesting.
10. Are you a morning or night person?
Neither- I’m always tired and sleep as much as I can. If I could do it without falling asleep by mid-morning, I’d choose to wake up at 5am every day.
11. What’s the question you most often get asked?
Before, because I was super into health and fitness and now, because I’m vegan:
“What do you eat?”
I only chose 6 other bloggers because like Giles, I also wanted to keep it somewhat travel related. Here are my favourites:
Here are the questions I’d like to hear your answers to:
Where is the best place you’ve ever visited?
What scares you the most in life?
What’s a hobby that you have besides blogging?
Something you really want to achieve in 2018?
What are your 3 favourite things about yourself?
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Hot or cold weather?
What is the most read post on your blog?
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
What’s your favourite cuisine?
Something you did in 2017 that you’re proud of?