I feel very honored, seriously I do. Over the past month or so I have been getting so much love from my readers. I enjoy the feedback. I love the comments and I am overwhelmed by the support from everyone. It’s been great so far. Speaking of support earlier this week something amazing happened. I was nominated for the Liebster Blog award. Now maybe this isn’t much of accomplishment to you, but being recognized by my fellow bloggers means a lot. It means that I’m doing the right things.
I was nominated by Amber Highlights. I’d really like to thank her for her support. She has amazing content. She blogs about a little bit of everything but trust me you will definitely learn something. But don’t take my words for it, her words do more than enough to back it up. Show some love and check her out you won’t regret it at https://amberhighlights.wordpress.com/
What is the Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. ‘Liebster’ in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
So now I have to answer some questions from Ms. Amber and she has some good ones.
What is your blog’s story? What is it about?
“Love is confusing.” That is the story that I am trying to write. I want to engage the reader about why that statement is true and how we can make sense of it. I don’t want this to be a typical relationship blog. Where I whine and complain about love failures. Or where I bash men or where I bash women. Love isn’t so black and white and I’m here to talk about that grey area. My purpose here is to be objective and look at things from both sides and give my honest opinion and allow my readers to post theirs so we can possibly come to a common understanding.
What are you goals for your blog and for life?
My goals for my blog are probably similar to most peoples. I want to build my brand. I want to build a bigger platform so that my voice can reach as many people as possible. I want to build relationships with many different people and of course I want to one day make money doing it. But this is a hobby first if money is your sole reason for doing this you probably shouldn’t be doing this.
As for my life, my goal is be financially secure. I want to own a business have multiple “hustles” and multiple streams of income.I want to travel the world and also one day change the world. How so? Maybe I’ll tell you in one of my blog post one day.
What’s your blog promotion strategy like?
Honestly I had no idea how to promote my blog until like a couple of weeks ago. I joined some Facebook groups met some excellent people and things went from there. I want to build up my twitter and other social media sites I have and if someone can tell me how the hell I get traffic from pininterest it would be greatly appreciated. There’s also the SEO stuff as well. I also have to get used to that.
Which of your blog posts is your favorite and why?
I love my first blog post “Love:LoveIsConfusing” because that’s where it all started however my last two blogs “Men and Women: Are We Really That Different“and “Men and Women: Four Double Standards” are my favorite. Now I know I’m using two but I count them both as one blog post. They are my favorite because it represents what I want this blog to be about where I look at both sides and analyze them. I honestly was scared writing both posts because I didn’t know how people would react to it. But as far as right now both has been well received and there was even some people that didn’t agree but that’s perfectly fine everyone isn’t going to have the same opinion.
What’s one thing you would like to do and get paid for (besides blogging of course)?
That’s a good question Amber, honestly my dream job was to be a song writer for either a singer or a ghost writer( I’m here if you reading this Drake) I just love writing in general so getting paid for something I have a passion for would be great. I’m even writing a book so hopefully by the end of the year I can finish it and get it published.
What song is the soundtrack of your life right now?
This might be the hardest question, I have to answer. There’s a bunch of songs that could be my life sound track but i’ll pick Big Seans “One Man Can Change The World.” Now I don’t listen to too much Big Sean which is fitting because I believe he is one of the most underrated MC’s right now.(My Favorite is Nas and J. Cole btw) But the song really resonates with me as said in a previous paragraph I do want to change the world so it always gives me that little motivation I need in the morning.
If your life was a movie what would its title be?
Never mind this is the hardest question. I honestly don’t know what my title would be. Whatever legacy I leave when I eventually pass away will influence that title. There are still a lot of chapters in my life left and I want to finish that book before a title is given.
What’s your favorite quote to live by?
“Never put off for tomorrow, what you can accomplish today.” That was a quote by my mother and I didn’t always live by it. But over the years as I entered adult hood it has been advice that I have cherished. If you want to make steps towards being successful I think you have to live by it. It’s also good to remember that tomorrow isn’t promised so if you can get it done today then just do it. Your tomorrow self will thank you for it.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
Nothing in particular i’m pretty simple. Just want to get married, start a family and be successful.
A movie night in or a night out partying?
Usually I’d opt for a movie night in, but considering how crazy my schedule is I think I need a night of partying so I will go with the latter.
If I gave you a million dollars what would you do with it?
I would wonder why you’re giving a stranger a million dollars Amber but in all seriousness. I would pay off all my debts, then buy a house/car and put half the remaining money in savings and invest the rest.
My Favorite Blog
My favorite blog is my blog of course! I’m kidding….sort of. But my favorite blog so far is Jay Colby’s from www.jaycolby.com. Check him out he is a very inspirational person and his blog reflects it. There is something for everybody on there and he is my inspiration as well. Maybe one day I can get to that level.
10 random or weird facts about me.
- My favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson
- My biggest fears are height and bees
- I actually love rainy days
- I once sneezed at least once a day for 65 days straight(yes i counted)
- I can only snap with one hand. My right hand(I’m left handed)
- I have never seen star wars
- Strawberry Wafers are my guilty pleasure
- I am probably addicted to vanilla coke
- My favorite colors are Red and Black
- I don’t like pickles but I’m oddly addicted to eating them
So here are my nominees for the Liebster Award 2017;
Congratulations, you all deserve it. I had to show love. Now I’ll need you to answer these questions for me;
- What made you decide that blogging was something you wanted to do?
- What is one thing that you cannot live without?
- What inspires you to write?
- Who is your biggest inspiration?
- What do you think is your biggest strength?
- What is love to you?
- What is your singular goal in life.
- What makes you happy?
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
- Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. You can download images for the award here
- Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
- Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
- List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or from this site)
- Don’t forget to inform the people/blogs you nominated about it.
Thanks for the love Amber and congrats again to the nominees.
For the rest of the audience remember “Love is confusing but we’ll figure it out together”