By Nicole Anderson
Camping for Women was just given the Liebster Award.
So what is the Liebster Award?
For anyone who doesn’t know what the Liebster Award actually is, it is a virtual award that is passed on from blogger to blogger as a show of support, and it also helps to promote any fellow bloggers that many enjoy reading.
The rules that apply when you are nominated for, and accept the Liebster Award are:
So to start, we want to recognize and thank the person who nominated us:
For this award, Camping for Women was nominated by Lea of the blog Lou and Lea.
Lou and Lea is a Design and Photography blog for everyone who wants to step up their creativity game. On her blog, Lea shares her tips and tricks for creating graphics, art, and photo taking and editing. She gives advice on where to find Inspiration and how to live a creative life. With tutorials, how to’s and advice, Lou and Lea encourages to draw, Sketch and look for a beautiful potential Photograph everywhere in everyday life. Her goal is to inspire her readers to create a more beautiful life for themselves, simply through perceiving the world as an artistic place.
Answers by Nicole to 11 Questions from Lea:
Question 1: Summer or Winter?
For the most part, I prefer summer when I can go swimming, boating and fishing. I would rather often feel too hot than too cold.
Question 2: Who is your favourite superhero?
At the moment I would have to say Wonder Women which is quite topical right now. Amazon Women Rock!
Question 3: Which book could you read over and over again?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Question 4: Do you have any weird habits?
Sometimes, when thinking to myself in a waiting room, I can/have laughed out loud when I remember or associate with something really funny. This has caused people to look at me wondering what’s going on.
Question 5: Are you a money spender or a money saver?
I like to be good at balancing both. Not forgetting to live life now but planning for tomorrow.
Question 6: What was your funniest moment in life?
My friend and I accidently got left behind as the boat left the Arizona Memorial in the middle of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That took a bit of explaining afterward.
Question 7: What are you the proudest of in your life?
That I was asked to give an address to Breast Cancer Survivors at the International World Championship Dragonboat Regatta, where I was also the youngest flag bearer for my country.
Question 8: Which famous person would you like to be?
Angelina Jolie. I think she is pretty amazing. She does great humanitarian work, while looking after her kids and in movies she even does her own stunts.
Question 9: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Antarctica – this region has always fascinated me – but I would take plenty of warm clothes!
Question 10: Which fictional character do you relate to the most?
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider!
Question 11: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
At the moment, more of a morning person. I like to get an early start on the day.
And now those are answered, I should move onto the random facts part:
11 Random Facts about Nicole:
- Nicole’s nickname is ‘Nic’.
- She likes classical music when she is outdoors enjoying nature.
- One of her favourite movies is ‘Under a Tuscan Sun’.
- Before this decade is over, she wants to visit Antarctica.
- She enjoys blogging because it connects her with like-minded people around the globe.
- Despite her best efforts, weeds still manage to thrive in her garden.
- Nicole just can’t whistle.
- Most weekends she likes to take off and spend time in the Hinterland near her home.
- She likes to sketch with pencils.
- She loves chocolate and is waiting for the day when it is really good for you and you can enjoy without limits!
- Nicole loves dogs.
And now to the exciting part to introduce the 11 blogs that have been nominated in turn to receive the Liebster Award. Below they are presented in alphabetical order.
Aicsthetic follows the journey of a 20-something creative from Manila who is an artist of three kinds. First, she snaps her travels through her eye-popping, turquoise aesthetic. Then, she bears both convictions to her readers with emotional anecdotes of the past and realizations of the present. And lastly, she manifests her bizarre imagination with a brush, a pencil, or a pen. All her thoughts are viewed through her pink-turquoise tinted glasses.
Altea Leszczynska is a professional artist (a painter and a photographer) and her blog is a cultural-lifestyle one. She writes about art, culture, fashion, yoga, veganism, beauty, wellness, and also shares with her readers her controversial opinions spiced with her montypythonesque sense of humour. Altea always illustrate her posts with photography directed by her. She writes in Polish and in English.
Shamira Solana, creator of Bebe Shamo, a Travel and Fashion blogger from the Philippines and Ireland. She travels and dresses on a budget, share pictures and stories from her adventures. She’s also a YouTuber, aspiring actress and a dancer. She’s working full-time as Healthcare Assistant in the hospital and she started blogging after breaking up with her ex-boyfriend to stay productive and thinking positively to build her self-confidence. Now she’s more motivated than ever.
Clever Little Mouse was born out of a New Year’s resolution that blogger Pam Long made seven years ago: to do something creative every day. She’s been sewing and crafting since she was a little girl, but she never anticipated how much her skills and passions would blossom just from that one simple resolution. Her sewing room truly is her happy place, and her goal is to inspire others to take a chance, learn something new and let their creativity shine.
Eclectic Twist is a fun and funky place for home decor and DIY inspiration and tips. Here Tina Bousu shares everything from how to best shop at a flea market to tips for decorating a kids bedroom to redesigning and going through a kitchen reno to installing faux wood beams! She also throws a curve ball in there every once in a while and shares posts about personal empowerment and building your confidence and “rock it” attitude! There’s something for everyone, it’s colorful, eclectic and fun! Tina really enjoys sharing with all of you and hopes you will give her blog a visit!
Stubborn. Original. Optimistic. Vibrant. Chic. This blog is about Twiiti. She’s a 21 years old Namibian Blogger who’s passionate about writing, Words are her strength and she express mostly what she feels through writing. There’s no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. The Lady Twiiti blog is absolutely concerned with recording her inner thoughts, the things she wants to express to people and maybe even inspire your own thinking. In her words…Please allow my fingers to play with the keyboard just a little… or just a bit more.
Maryanne Theodore is a personal and lifestyle blog about my personal stories and life experiences, lifestyle tips and treats, inspirational topics and because of my love to literary works, the blog happen to feature poems and fiction from other writers too. This blog is one which you can learn a lot from because the topics cut across many genres of life. Maryanne hopes you will have a wonderful time when you visit it.
Navigating Adulthood is a community for twenty-somethings, millennials and recent college graduates to help make the journey to being a bonafide adult easier. Think of this blog as a free online “adulting school” where you can learn the life skills they never taught you in school. Blogger Ying’s goal is to help readers become a more successful adults by providing tips, tutorials, advice, and inspiration. She talks about topics ranging from how to find a job to personal finance tips.
Shaziachiu.com is run by Shazia Chiu, a realtor and freelance writer from Salt Lake City, Utah. She previously ran a travel blog called Gap Year for Two, which documented her year-long trip around the world. On her current blog, Shazia covers a range of topics including real estate, writing, travel and personal finance. Her blog also serves as a personal journal of her travels and day-to-day life. Visitors can connect with Shazia by visiting her website or by finding her on Instagram (@shzchiu).
The Artful Appetite is a food blog that features beautiful vegetarian and vegan recipes. Most of the recipes blogger Kate Minor posts she would consider to be pretty healthy. At one point in her life Kate was interested in becoming a dietician. Her creativity and artistic nature led her in another direction, but she is still interested in nutrition and healthy living! In addition to the recipe posts, she sometimes includes posts about her favorite restaurants and cookbooks, her travels, and her art. This blog represents a marriage of two of Kate’s great loves in life: photography and food. Being able to share delicious recipes in such a visually beautiful way is very satisfying for her.
The Modern Nest is a blog dedicated to today’s family home life. Its focus is on keeping it real…solving problems that today’s moms face without unrealistic expectations and always with a light-hearted attitude. In this internet nook you’ll find them talking about everything from the fun (DIY and decor), to the necessary (modern homemaking, organization), and the chaotic (parenting). So grab a cup of coffee (or wine) and go join them!
So congratulations to all those bloggers who have created such lovely blogs. And in keeping with the rules, I have prepared 11 questions for your to answer as you start thinking about the blogs you would like to nominate for the Liebster Award.
Questions for the Nominees:
- What inspired you to start your blog?
- What do you like to do in the great outdoors?
- What would be your most memorable experience outdoors?
- What famous person (past or present) would you like to have dinner with?
- What is your favourite past-time or hobby?
- Where would you most like to visit in the world?
- What is your most favourite childhood memory?
- Is there a particular skill you would really like to have?
- How are you the most creative in what you do?
- What’s really great about where you live?
- What do you see eventually happening for your blog?
Thank you to everyone for reading. Do check out all these great blogs. Thank you again to our nominator Lea of Lou and Lea. Thank you to our lovely nominees for creating such great blogs.
And the final thank you…well that is reserved for Camping for Women’s subscribers, readers and contributors. Without your wonderful support, there would be no blog!
Best wishes everyone.