Summer’s being a successful blogging month for me and I am beyond thrilled about it 🙂 There’s nothing quite like finding your very own loyal readers! So, I’m so happy to accept yet another award from the wonderful blogging community – The Liebster Award for which I have been nominated by the lovely Trupti Bhatt of the Girls Glamour blog (make sure to check that one out, it’s a wonderful place to be for anything lifestyle!).
These blogging awards might not be a big deal to the outsider, but it’s such a great encouragement for us bloggers that I can’t thank enough to everyone who took notice of my blog and spent some of their precious time investing it in reading my posts. So thank you, thank you!
Here are few questions that I’ve been asked by Trupti and my answers:
Tell us about your blog?
I write about movies mainly, but I try to use a different approach than a typical film blogger. For me movies are a lifestyle so I like to call my blog a Lifestyle Blog rather than a Film Blog.
I try to share the lessons and inspiration found in films. My aim is to talk about films in a way that will let you see them from a slightly different perspective and which will inspire you or help you raise some important questions.
Films are a very universal language – they can spark a revolution, if nothing else then within ourselves and in our own lives. They can shape into our favorite memories, or become symbols for some significant life events. They can bring us together. They can help us to understand each other. And they can take us on adventures we could never take otherwise.
For these and many other reasons I love this tremendous form of art which is both my passion and profession. And I just want to share it with people together with all things I find inspiring in this wonderful place called world.
How did you start blogging?
My blog is a result of a slightly obsessive need to write. I simply needed to put my writing energy somewhere! I also got into the point in my life when I had to stop working for a bit and take a break. I figured I need to do some major changes in my life and focus on the things I love – and writing is one of them, movies another and inspiring people yet another. Hence this blog.
What and who motivates you to write?
My passion for writing itself – writing is actually the one thing that keeps me sane. As I always say I may not be writing for living (yet) but I write to live.
But also my passion to share the lessons (in/and movies) I’ve learned along the way and which I think people should now about and perhaps find some inspiration in them, too.
Tell us about your favorite blog post?
Favorite blog post, hmm.. I always try to put my all in each and every blog post, but my favorites are probably those that touch topics I’m especially passionate about – such as race and gender equality found in I Am Not Your Negro: A Picture of America You Were Not Supposed to See or The Women Empowerement in film: Are there any boundaries? or about extremely empowering life experiences such as A Street Cat Named Bob: When No One Offers a Helping Hand But a Cat. However, probably my most favorite post of all is a very personal one from the Cat Talk series: A True Love Story and How It All Started.
What are your hobbies other than as a blogger?
So many things! It actually makes my life hard as I can’t keep up with all of them the way I’d like to! So, movies obviously. Reading, travelling, cooking & baking, embroidery, spending time in my garden… fashion, music… healthy lifestyle & fitness… god, so many things!.. we could still be here tomorrow! 🙂
Now I’m more than happy to return the favor and nominate another 5 bloggers for The Liebster Award – but before I let you know the nominees, here are few basic rules you should follow should you decide to accept the award:
Write a Liebster Award Blog Post in which you
- Thank the blogger who nominated you for The Liebster Award.
- Link back to the blogger who awarded you
- Upload the award to your blog, in the post and can also be done in the sidebar.
- Answer the questions you have been asked.
- Nominate 5 blogs with followers less than 200, you believe deserve to receive the award.
- Notify the 5 nominated bloggers so that they can accept the award. Bloggers can be nominated more than once, giving their readers more chances to learn more about them.
And now… the nominees are….! 🙂
The Elegant Duchess – This is mostly a fashion blog and I’m not gonna lie to you, despite being a huge fashion fan, I’m usually not a fan of the fashion blogs. Somehow, I just don’t enjoy reading about why somebody’s wearing this or that today BUT this blog is a huge exception! I enjoy every blog post by the Elegant Duchess because besides an awesome style she has, she writes her blogs with a very refreshing perspective and even makes fun of herself and her fashion obsessions and doesn’t take herself (or the fashion) way too seriously.
Regular Daddy – There are plenty of Mommy blogs out there, but not that many Daddy blogs – in fact, this is the first one I came across and find it very refreshing to be reading about life from the Daddy perspective for a change. Make sure to check it out, I love it!
So This Is Life – “Life can be crazy sometimes. Between work life, family life and married life. There’s bound to be crazy moments, slip ups and little moments that remind us that we’re all simply human. However, I think it’s safe to say that sometimes my life and my family, are somewhat similar to a circus.” I mean, these few introductory lines from the author herself say it all! This is a fun place to be. Let’s all embrace the circus our lives are!
The Local Latin Girl – This is currently my favorite travel blog! Glen is such an enthusiastic person (must be the sunshine! 😉 ) and her love for life, travelling and her own culture just bursts through every blog post. Focused on the Latin countries this is your one place to go to for some awesome tips from the local!
Martha Lucia Lifestyle Blog – As the author herself says you could call this a lifestyle blog but for her it’s more about just sharing her journey. Martha is a single Londoner talking about everything that life has to offer touching topics like personal growth (her very own journey on which she’s gonna take you), dating, health or travel. I very much enjoy her blogs, so don’t miss it!
And one extra nomination goes to my dear blogging friend who already received the award (damn! 😉 ) but I still want to mention her blog here ’cause it’s a one not be missed – please meet Amber and Amber Highlights 🙂 Her blog is a lifestyle blog written in a very authentic (=funny) and refreshing way by a very talented young lady, whom I’m sure has nothing but a bright future ahead of her!
And lastly, here are my 5 questions for my nominees:
- What inspired you to start your blog and what is your blogging mission?
- Which of the blog posts you wrote is closest to your heart or you’re most proud of?
- Which film has a special place in your heart and why?
- Who in your life is your biggest inspiration?
- If you could pick one place in the world, where would you like to live and why?
Congratulations all! I can’t wait to read your answers 🙂