Saturday, February 13, 2016

Liebster Award!

I was very surprised today when I got nominated for a Liebster Award by WomansPulse! This has been such an amazing journey in self-discovery writing my blog and connecting with other amazing writers in the blogging community.

The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers by other bloggers. It allows new blogs to be discovered and encourages support within the Blogging Community.

The Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share the award on your blog
  3. Answer the ten questions
  4. Nominate ten new bloggers
  5. Ask ten questions
  6. Notify your nominees on Social Media

 Questions asked of me

  1. Coffee or Tea?
    Without a doubt coffee all day long... IV if it was available. :-)
  2. Where do you find your content ideas?
    My content ideas for the most part come from life experiences. I sit and play music mostly from the era I am addressing and it immediately puts my mind back into those moments. The fingers start working before the brain even has any idea what they are doing.
  3. What is your favorite blogging tool?I currently use Blogger/Blogspot. I love the ability to see where in the world my audience is the most. Seeing that someone in a new country has seen my posts.
  4. Where do you see your blog going?
    I would love to be able to reach and help people who may have gone through similar situations as I but don't know that they are not alone. I would love to encourage self-discovery and encourage people to get in touch with how wonderful they really are!
  5. Who is your favorite writer?
    This one is such a loaded question. There are so many that I truly can't list a favorite. I love the works of Shakespeare, Bronte, Austen, Alcott, Anne Rice, JK Rowling and Stephen King, but never turn any writing away. My all time favorite story hands down is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
  6. What is your best quality?
    This is another hard one for me. Self-praise is not something I do very well. According to my husband, the answer to this my kindness.
  7. Facebook or Twitter?
    Yes please! I do use both however I am very new to Twitter and still learning how to use it effectively and not obnoxiously. I am sure anyone who follows me (shameless plug) at @BidyBidyBop will tell you I have a lot to learn.
  8. Who motivates you? Why?
    Mostly the answer to this would fall to my husband. Upon coming home from work he will often ask me - did you write today? Did you get a new country? How many views did you get? etc. Not because he wants to push me to write but because he wants to encourage me to do something that makes me very happy. He has been such a support in my life no matter what I choose to do. 
  9. How has blogging changed your life?
    The subject matter of my blog has actually changed my life quite a bit, even though it is in its toddler stage. It has been amazing to reminisce, but it has been even more so put me in touch with who I am today and to be ok with the woman I have become... for better and worse.
  10. What is your top three blogs your reading?
    I start my day by checking The Keyboard Commentarian.
    Written by the man who introduced me to blogging. He even gave me the greatest gift someone could give by his blogging and helped to find my son during a very difficult time.

    I always check in with WomanPulse
    . I love reading her relationships
    posts as we have gone through a lot of similar situations in life and are around the same age. I can relate.

    I also often check Daily Musings. While sometimes the postings can be religious in nature, Traci always has motivational and inspirational posts. All around "feel-good" go to for me.
The following are my nominees - I visit them all regularly though some may not be as new as others. Check them out! 

Sum Of My Pieces  
Blogging to the Oldies
Analysis Worm
One Year of Letters
A Girl of Some Importance
Grace & Giggles
Diary of a New Mommy
Christian Touchet
The Keyboard Commentarian
ReViews by HMF

My 10 Questions for nominees:

1. What encouraged you to start your blog?
2. What niche/genre is your blog?
3. Do you post on a schedule or when the inspiration takes you?
4. What are some of your big milestones that you have celebrated for your blog?
5. Do you use social media to promote your blog? Links?
6. On average how long do you find you spend putting together a post?
7. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
8. What is the link to your favorite post on your blog and why?
9. What is your guilty pleasure in literature?
10. What is 1 piece of advice you have to give other new bloggers?

Thank you Heidi @ WomanPulse  again for the nomination! Happy Blogging everyone! 




  1. I don't know why your surprised your a great writer. thanks for the shout and all. I love that reaction box.

  2. Replies
    1. Really? What area? Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

  3. Thanks for the nomination! I'm new to this so do I need to nominate others too?

    1. Yes! In your travels, select 10 that you follow / want to encourage. Love your content. Keep at it!

  4. Huge congratulations to my fellow blogger! [one-person standing ovation]

    1. Haha! I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for you!

  5. Congrats and thanks so much for the nomination! Ok, so, this is kind of terrible... this is actually the second time I got nominated. But I think I misunderstood how it was supposed to work. The girl told me she would like to nominate me if I was interested and to check out the info about it on her blog. I wasn't sure if I was just supposed to answer the questions or what. Also, when I researched the award it said you needed less than 200 followers/ page views per post. So, I didn't really pursue it. I've always felt kind of bad that I didn't do anything with it. haha.

    1. That was one of the things I mentioned. While I fall absolutely in the category some of the ones I nominated were a bit over. I believe in the blogs I nominated which is why I listed them. It's awesome that you were listed twice! That means people like you! I think as long as you are honest and answer the 10 questions, nominate blogs you like that that deserve recognition, you want to help with their traffic,and fall as close within the parameters as possible it should be ok.