I have an exciting post today! German Blondy nominated me for the Liebster Award. According to Google, Liebster is a German word that means sweetheart, beloved person, or darling. This award exists in the blogosphere for new bloggers to get noticed for their work and to spread the word about other bloggers. It's a great way to gain recognition for smaller bloggers and spread the love around.
German Blondy, AKA a beautiful girl named Nina, is a German girl living in Los Angeles. She runs a lovely (and pink!) fashion blog where she shows her readers how to have amazing style at affordable prices. When browsing through her "About" page, I noticed that she dedicates her blog to all the working women out there who feel that they've lost their self worth, and by showing that fashion can be a sense of expression. She aims to guide them to find themselves again. Please check out her blog as she is such a sweet girl who deserves more followers!
The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:
• Each nominee must have under 300 followers
• Thank and link the nominating blog
• Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
• Nominate 10 blogs and tell them they have been nominated (spread the love!)
The 10 Questions I was asked by German Blondy:
If you were alone on a deserted island, what 3 items would you want to have with you?
I would want to have a knife, a water filter, and my dad. Can I bring my dad as an item? I don't mean to objectify but I know that he would be able to get us off the island, and if he couldn't, at least he'd kill the fish for me to eat. The knife is for him to use, and the water filter is because I've watched too many episodes of Naked and Afraid where the people get really sick from drinking the water. Yuck.
What is your favorite meal?
Okay, I know I just mentioned my dad, but he's just a really great guy. And an amazing cook. And Persian. So my favorite meal is his homemade Persian kebab and rice. Only his, though! The restaurants try and it's just not the same.
If you could meet any famous person (alive or dead), who would it be?
I would love to meet Susan B. Anthony. I am a huge advocate for women's rights and I would love to speak with her about her journey with feminism and advocating for women and their right to vote in the early 1900's. I can't imagine what that must have been like.
Cat or dog?
Don't hate me when I say cat. I love cats! I love dogs too, but at the end of the day cats are less hyper and and will chill with me.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging for a couple different reasons. I love fashion and beauty and I find that these are my biggest passions and outlets of expression in my life. I'd been thinking about starting a blog for a while and just never got around to it. I love writing very much and my friends at work noticed that I had a knack for it, so they encouraged me to start blogging. To be honest, my friend created the blog for me initially and told me to do something with it, so I was essentially forced. But I'm so happy I began! The main reason I never started before was because I wasn't ready to put myself out there. I was caught up in what people would think of me. I've noticed that as I keep blogging more, it's actually helped me overcome some insecurities I had within myself and push me beyond my comfort zones.
What inspires you to write?
People! I live in New York so I get inspired by the people I see on the streets. New Yorkers' style is something to envy so I am always getting inspiration for style posts. Additionally, I get very inspired by other bloggers. I love seeing their new ideas and the twists they take on certain posts. I hope to one day have the sense of creativity many of them do.
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
When I was really little I loved the cartoon Dragon Tales, and as I grew a tiny bit older, That's So Raven was definitely a favorite of mine!
What is the most amazing thing you have ever done (besides starting your blog)?
I can't say I've done anything extraordinary, though I did spend my first semester of college studying in Greece and a lot of people seem to think that was rad.
What is the first thing that pops into your head when someone asks you to bring a dish to a party?
Mac & Cheese!
What book are you reading right now?
Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin.
I hope you enjoyed this post! The 10 bloggers I nominate for the Liebster Award are:
My 10 questions for you are:
- Name three beauty items you can't live without.
- Whom do you look up to the most and why?
- Why did you start your blog?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- Who is your favorite singer?
- If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
- Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
- What's your favorite color?
- Where do you want to be in 5 years?
- What is something you have done that you are most proud of?
Write a post including all of the above as well as the rules of the post! Happy blogging.