The Liebster Blogger Award

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Community is such an important part of blogging, and the community I’ve found (and continue to find) is a huge part of my passion for blogging. That being said, blogger awards are a great way to foster that community! It’s been a little while since I posted this formal introduction, and with my blog always growing, this award lets me share a little more about myself with you all.

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I was nominated by Charlotte from Letters From Sunshine for the Liebster Blogger Award, and since I have been nominated for this award once or twice previously, I figured it was time to make my own post! As Charlotte talked about in her nomination, supporting each other is vital in the blogging world and this award is a great way to do that, and recognize some of my fellow girl-boss bloggers and all their hardwork!

 

Rules of the Liebster Award

  1. Accept/decline the nomination: nomination doesn’t mean you have to create your own post, but accepting keeps the award spreading!
  2. Write 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the 11 questions at the end of your nominator’s post
  4. Leave 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award!

My 11 Facts

  1. I’ve been blogging since August 2016, and while I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started my blog late one night, I’m so glad I did, and I hope to always have blogging & writing as a part of my life.
  2. I’m a 19-year-old from the sunny state of Florida.
  3. I attend college at Florida State University, and I’m a political science major with a minor in business.
  4. Pretty much everyone calls me crazy for it, but I’m planning on graduating early (in 3 years of less) with my bachelor’s before moving on to law school!
  5. I have a huge sweet tooth. It’s bad. I will never ever turn down ice cream or dark chocolate!
  6. I’m a huge fruit and veggie lover. Strawberries and bananas are my favorite, and I definitely like broccoli more than a normal person should.
  7. I’ve been wanting to go vegetarian for awhile now, or at least try it out for a little, and I’m hoping to do that sometime this year.
  8. I danced for 12 years, starting when I was only 2, and stopping dance is probably one of my biggest regrets.
  9. I’ve loved reading and writing as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I wrote a lot of poems and short stories, and I’d send them by email to my family and grandparents… It was almost like having a blog!
  10. I’ve always been super ambitious, and I hope to have my own company one day.
  11. I always always always have my nails painted. Life is too short to have plain nails.

Charlotte’s 11 Questions

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks (without money being an issue), where would you go and what would you do? Europe! I’d spend the 2 weeks traveling around to different countries and cities, and I’d definitely spend some time in London and Paris.
  2. What is the best book that you have ever read and what did you love so much about it? I don’t think I can pick just one book, but the Harry Potter series will always rank high for me. My sister and mom both read and loved all the books before me, and I eventually read them all in the 5th grade. I still reread them periodically and I think it may just be the greatest series of our generation.
  3. If you could spend a day with any person in the world (deceased or alive), who would it be and why? Does Jesus count?! I think he would be the most incredible person to spend the day with. I don’t think I could get all my questions answered in just one day, but it would be incredible enough to just be in his presence.
  4. What is your favorite season? (Interpret this however you want: in terms of weather or a television show.) Spring is my favorite weather-season! I love the nice weather and Easter! Spring is a time for rebirth and growth and all things pastel and floral, so I’m happy. As far as TV shows go, I’ll have to pick the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, because the reunion was much needed and it’s definitely one of my favorite shows.
  5. What is your favorite Christmas movie/show? This is a tough one! I’m not a huge movie-person, but my mom and I usually spend the Christmas season watching all the cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies!
  6. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Especially with using it as the name of my blog, I’ve come to love my name and I wouldn’t want to change it, but if I had to, I’d probably change it to Noel, my confirmation name.
  7. You find a wallet on the ground containing $1,000. You have two choices: return it to the owner or keep it. Here’s the twist: the owner will never realize it’s missing if you decide to keep it. Which choice would you choose and why? I’d still return it, I’d feel way too guilty with $1000 that’s not rightfully mine!
  8. What is one talent that you would love to have? Gymnastics 100%. My body isn’t flexible enough to be cut out for cheer or gym, but I’ll always wish I could’ve been a great gymnast or cheerleader.
  9. What is your favorite hashtag? #blessed. All my friends know I use this way too often but I don’t see a problem with that!
  10. If you could only choose to live one place in the world for the rest of your life, where would you choose and why? I love living in Florida, but if I had the chance to live anywhere, I’d find an amazing Hawaiian beach house to call home.
  11. Why did you decide to start your blog? Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve always loved to write and I like having a way to express myself creatively. I briefly had a YouTube channel, but that wasn’t what I was looking for. I struggled with a lot with anxiety in high school, and creating and writing for my blog has been a great way to ‘unpack’ my mind and create something productive that’s all my own.

11 Questions For My Nominees

  1. When/why did you start blogging?
  2. Why have you continued blogging? (How have your reasons changed?)
  3. Who’s your best friend? How long have you known them? What quality do you like the most about them?
  4. What is one destination that’s on your bucket list?
  5. Are you a dog person or cat person?
  6. What is your favorite store/clothing brand?
  7. What’s one thing you’re going to accomplish this year? (In 2017 or the next 365 days)
  8. Would you ever go skydiving or swimming with sharks?
  9. What’s your ultimate vacation?
  10. Favorite dessert?
  11. Who’s someone you look up to? (Could be a blogger, celebrity, family member, friend, etc.)

I nominate these 11 ladies* (in no particular order, chosen randomly from some of my favorites):

  1. Sydney from S. Marie
  2. Talisa from  That New Girl
  3. Cassie from Anchored in Amazing Grace
  4. Ally from Teaspoon of Sprinkles
  5. Leah from Graceful Soul, Grateful Heart
  6. Willow from Willowella
  7. Apostolia from Simply Apostolia
  8. Tori from the Freckled Prep
  9. Rachel from the Northern Prep
  10. Abigail from Peace Through Faith
  11. Hannah from Simply His Daughter

*(some of them are from my Facebook group , comment/email me Kristenshaneblog@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining it!!)

I will be notifying all my nominees, and I hope they will decide to participate and help build the blogging community in a positive way!

Thanks for reading, love & blessings!

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9 Comments

  1. That New Girl
    May 24, 2017

    Thank you so much Kristen! I definitely accept & will be doing my post soon! Appreciate it!

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    1. kristenshane
      May 24, 2017

      You’re welcome!! Yay, I’m so glad! I look forward to it 🙂

      Reply
  2. Charlotte
    May 25, 2017

    I’m so glad you accepted the Liebster Award! I loved reading more about you and your answers to the questions I came up with. I’m about to go check out your nominees right now!

    Charlotte | http://www.lettersfromsunshine.com

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  3. xoleahgrace
    May 25, 2017

    I totally accept! Thanks so much Kristen! You’re one of my fav blogs too! I’ll be doing my post & it’ll go up on Saturday. 💖💖💖

    Reply
    1. kristenshane
      May 25, 2017

      Ah yay I’m so glad!!! Can’t wait to see it 💓💓

      Reply
  4. anchoredinamazinggrace
    May 28, 2017

    Thanks so much for the nomination, Kristen! I definitely accept and AMA working on my post now!

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    1. kristenshane
      May 29, 2017

      Yay!! So excited to see it 🙂

      Reply
  5. taylormarkee
    May 30, 2017

    Congrats on getting this award! I am struggling with my blog right now, but I love reading your posts, they motivate me to not give up on my blog just yet.

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    1. kristenshane
      May 30, 2017

      Thanks girl!!! If you ever wanna talk about it my inbox/messages are always open!! I know it can be hard sometimes, but I’m glad you enjoy my posts! 🙂 blessings always

      Reply

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