I would like to thank Kathy Smith Raynes of quietcruiser for nominating 2hottravellers for the 2017 Liebster Award. We couldn’t believe it! I feel honored and grateful. Be sure to check out Quietcruiser. They give information that will help you cruise without being intimidated by it. A big thank you to Kathy for our first nomination.
The Liebster Award is a virtual award given to bloggers by bloggers. This award is a great way for new blogs to get discovered, and I feel, a way for new bloggers to be encouraged to continue their blogging journey! On top of that, it’s a great way for readers to get to know the face behind a blog a little bit better.
I am truly excited to have this nomination after only a couple of months of blogging.
Liebster Award Rules 2017:
- Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
- Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post, or by having it as the feature image.
- Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog and provide links.
- Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the questions from your nominator.
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
- Ask your nominees questions of your own.
- List these rules in your post.
- Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award. Then provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
A Few Random Facts About Us:
- We are two connected souls from different countries and cultures. Gary is Australian and I am Filipino.
- Gary has dabbled in websites for years but still gets frustrated with WordPress sometimes.
- 2hottravellers was born after a dayhike when a group of people spotted us and commented “You look like two hot travellers…”
- We both love exploring places.
- Gary is good in Math while I hate it.
Our Favourite Blogs:
It was difficult to narrow down a favorite blog, but Gary’s favorite blog would have to be Seth Godin. Seth is a brilliant marketer and a great writer. In fact, he runs one of the most popular blogs. There’s 10 Lesson Seth Godin can teach you about blogging.
- Lesson #1: Blog, prune, experiment, repeat (He’s trained himself to write a lot, see what resonates, experiment, prune and write some more until something grabs people.)
- Lesson #2: Blog once a day (Seth explained his blogging ritual – He writes once a day…but within that day, he could write one blog post or fifteen. He then queues up those other posts. The queuing allows him to is replace posts he doesn’t love with the ones he does love)
- Lesson #3: Avoid comments and Twitter (He doesn’t do comments because he wants to avoid the rabbit holes that comments can turn into. Because rants and arguments can easily turn into a downward spiral, he doesn’t want to be distracted and burdened by them. He does admit that comments can be good to help you clarify your thoughts and sharpen your ideas. But for Seth, it turns out to be a waste of time)
- Lesson #4: Don’t watch TV or go to meetings (Meetings are typically used by three or more people to talk about problems they can attack. But if you want to get things done, you only need to talk to one person…which is a conversation and not a meeting)
- Lesson #5: Ship or it doesn’t count (Ship to get the product to market…no matter what it might be)
- Lesson #6: Write like you talk (Writing like you talk will make your copy conversational and, as long as you can come up with thoughts worth sharing, not difficult to write. You just write down what is on your mind.)
- Lesson #7: Notice things (He pays attention. And he notices things.He will try to figure it out. That may turn into an insight that may land on his blog).
- Lesson #8: Use your blog as a proving ground (Blogging is a minimal investment to see if an idea has wings. The same is true with Godin who floats ideas and watches the reaction.)
- Lesson #9: Make blog posts, not money (He believes that bloggers should truly blog for the love of it and not the money. He believes that ubiquity…being everywhere…is a better strategy than trying to create scarcity.)
- Lesson #10: Establish what motivates you to get out of bed (He doesn’t believe people should blog to generate a full-time income. If that’s the reason you are blogging, then you don’t have a passion…you have a job. In order to be a successful blogger, you have to decide what you are passionate about. And the other question Seth says you have to ask yourself is this: “How hard are you willing to push?”
Now, onto my nominee challenges:
My 11 questions, and the answers
Unfortunately the relevance of history is becoming less and less… Once an event becomes part of history people tentd to forget or dismiss it. This ultimately leads to us repeating the same mistakes over and over again… We never seem to learn the right lessons from history.. Shame…
The great thing about being nominated for this award, is that we get to pass on the love and nominate other blogs. Below, you will find blogs that I believe need to be discovered:
- Nathan Drescher at Travel Teach and Play
- Kristine Burch at Kuisine Mind Body
- Aditi Kapoor Mall at travelogueconnect
- Kristin Sanders Divers at RunawayWidow
- Kimberly Koren at My day – My Choice
- Amit Goyal at The realities of existence
My 11 questions for you to answer are below.
- Which is worse, failing or never trying?
- If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
- If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
- Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
- Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
- If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
- What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
- If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
- If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
- At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
- Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
Good luck from 2hottravellers!!!!