The Real Neat Blog Award!

I love the wordpress blogging community!


When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into.
But now, I love writing, and I love the community that comes with it.
I also didn’t realize people would actually read my blog, let alone like it enough to nominate me for awards (I know these awards are not mandatory, so when I get nominated I always take the time to do it because I feel so grateful, and I want to keep the award train moving forward).
So, thank you Emma & Nathan’s Travels. I really appreciate the nomination!


The rules:

Although a blogger doesn’t really need to participate in any award nominations, I don’t mind as it gives me a chance to show my appreciation to other bloggers. Plus, it’s free exposure should you wish to participate. Now, for the rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc.)

My answers to Emma & Nathan’s Travels Questions:

1- What is your favourite destination so far and why?

That’s a difficult question; there’s always one thing I love from every destination. But, if I had to choose, I would say: Belize (mostly because I went off the grid, with no connection for a week, and it felt great, and was very refreshing and relaxing).
And, also because it’s a beautiful country that not enough people know about!

How I spent most of my days during that trip! 
(in a hammock under the sun and palm trees)

2- Why did you start, and why do you continue blogging?

I started blogging while I was living in the small town of Jasper, Alberta, Canada (for 6 months).
I was working and living on site at a lodge in the middle of the highway/woods, with not much to do around (except for hiking, and thinking). And, I started thinking a lot about my purpose, which made me feel very insignificant.
So, one day I decided it would be a good idea to start a blog (it always seemed interesting to me, and now I had time). 
At the time, the blog was a way to just write and share my thoughts to see if anyone else could relate.
My first posts were not at all about traveling or inspirational, but I continued blogging because I started enjoying it (I never realized how much I actually liked writing, it seemed so boring in school). Now, it was actually fun!
I continue blogging today because I love writing about my adventures, and sharing them with others. I love traveling and I want to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and travel as well.
I also love reading and following other blogs.
And, I love the small community I’ve formed, that follows my blog and adventures.

3- Is your blog as successful as it you’d hoped, or is it still a working progress?

Definitely still a work in progress.
But, then again, I don’t really know how successful I planned for it to be.
I started it on a whim, so I didn’t really think about the “success”. I just kinda liked having a place to write, where other people could read it, and hopefully get inspired.
So, in that way, I guess you could say that it’s more successful now, than I originally thought because more people are reading my blog.

4- Upload your favourite photo from your blog and describe why.

I like this photo because it was one of my first pictures I posted on this blog. And, it was taken at the same time than when I started this blog.
And, it depicts what I was feeling when I started this blog (small and insignificant). In a way, it’s my reminder of how far I’ve come (which I think is what the post with this pictures was about…).

5- Describe something about yourself that isn’t mentioned in your blogs.

My dream job is to become a flight attendant. It’s been my dream ever since I can remember (since I was 4 or 5 years old). I’ve always found it interesting and exciting. And, now I that I’ve traveled abroad more and learned more languages, I realize that it still really is my ultimate dream job.

I just really love flying!

6/7- How do you manage your time when it comes to blogging? Do you write posts and schedule them for publication or do you write as you go?

It depends. I don’t have a blogging schedule (I can post up to 10 times in a month, and then go a whole month without posting).
If I have a lot of inspiration (and time), I will write a bunch of posts, and schedule them.
But, if I’m busy, and only get inspired on the spot (like with this post), I will write and post it on the spot because I don’t want to forget (and it doesn’t deserve to be scheduled), so I write and post it as soon as possible.


My nominations:

  1. https://lloydslensphotographyllc.com/
    1. A great blog full of inspirational short stories, and great photography!
  2. https://thewanderingitinerant.com/
    1. An adventurous blog full of travel tips and interesting experiences!
  3. https://myquirkyfriend.com/
    1. A random blog full of inspirational and thought-provoking topics!

Your Questions:

  1. What inspires you to write?
  2. What’s one thing you hope that people take away after reading your blog?
  3. Where in the world do you wish you were, right now?
  4. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
  5. What’s your biggest fear?
  6. What’s one life lesson you will never forget?
  7. What country do you need to visit one day?

I hope you find time to participate!
I look forward to reading your answers!


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂
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