Sunshine blogger award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

A month ago I received a Twitter notification that Megha, whose blog Delightfull Discoveries I follow, had nominated this blog of mine for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This came as a very pleasant surprise, and a real shot in the arm at a time when I have been struggling with things in general. So thank you Megha, this means a lot. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, do take a look. She blogs mostly about food and books.

These awards don’t just act as motivators to bloggers, but also help one discover new blogs to read. I know I have found a bunch of new blogs just by reading award nomination posts of blogger friends!

RULES

1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

Here are the questions Megha asked, along with my answers to them:

1. Since when are you blogging?
I have blogged off and on with a gap of years between phases. This blog was started in 2017.

2. What inspired you to start blogging?
My love for travel, and the desire to talk and write about it.

3. You have a beautiful blog name. Why did you choose this name?
It’s based on my Instagram handle, which I named because that’s what I am – a nomad dreamer!

4. What is the ONE thing you don’t like about blogging?
Being an introvert, I find the “plugging” pretty much impossible to do.

5. What is your favourite book?
Pride and Prejudice

6. If you could travel to a country anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy!

7. Which movie you can watch again and again and why?
Casablanca, because it appeals to the tragic romantic in me :-/

8. After a tiring day, would you prefer to cook a meal or order one?
Always order lol

9. What’s your favourite breakfast?
Something hot made by my mom!

10. What’s your goal for 2018?
Get back to a decent level of health and fitness. And finally make my first trip to Italy.

11. Which TV series are you watching currently?
It’s been a while since I watched any TV series…

 

My Nominations

  1. Sonam @ Soulspeak
  2. April @ Just Leaving Footprints
  3. Shilpa @ Metanoia
  4. Ramya @ Meotherwise
  5. April @ Travellingwanderer
  6. Verushka @ Spicegoddess
  7. KJ @ KJ Around The World
  8. Katie @ WeirdTravelFriend
  9. Chad & Stef @ Touring Tastebuds
  10. Madhu @ The Urge to Wander
  11. Lynn & Justin @ Mad Hatters NYC

 

My questions for my nominees:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

2. Is blogging your full-time career or side hustle?

3. What’s the part of a blogger’s life that you love the most?

4. If you could rewrite the ending of one famous Hollywood movie, which one would you pick and why?

5. Describe yourself in six words.

6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

7. What’s your secret superpower?

8. What’s your travelling style?

9. If a book were to be written about your life, what would it be named?

10. Beaches or mountains?

11. If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?

 

Thank you so much Megha for this. I will now look forward to reading the others’ posts 🙂

 

Liebster award 2018

I got nominated for the Liebster Award 2018!

I cannot believe my luck. I was nominated for the Liebster Award 2018 by the very sweet Marina Wang, an Aries who blogs about travel, fashion, and lifestyle at Wait Marina Who. 

Since my blogs are both just a few months old, and I’ve never been nominated for any kind of blogging-related award before, I am rather thrilled at this. The world out there is full of super-talented bloggers/writers doing amazing things. I hope I can also take my blogs to similar levels someday. So this nomination has really been the motivation I sorely needed. Thank you so much, Marina!

About the award: Liebster is a fun way to recognize and support upcoming blogs, increase your audience and also get to know some fellow bloggers around the world.

Rules for the Liebster Award 2018:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their blog (dofollow link, not nofollow).
  2. Pay it forward by nominating in turn 5-10 new bloggers that you appreciate. Of course, leave a message or comment for them to know they’ve been nominated!
  3. Answer the questions given to you, and write some of your own for your nominees to answer.
  4. Link your Liebster Award 2018 post to this post by the Global Aussie, and leave your blog post link in the comments section of this same post.

 

Here are my replies to the questions that Marina asked:

Use five adjectives to describe your blog.
Interesting, passionate, friendly, curious, mad (about travel)

Your favorite city in the world?
Impossible to name just one…but if I had to pick just one to revisit it would probably be New York City.

Where are you from and where are you currently living?
I’m rootless 🙂 My dad was in the army so we moved around a lot. They’ve finally settled in New Delhi and I live close by in Gurgaon, where work is.

Three best things about the city you currently reside?
a. Some of my closest friends live here too
b. There are lots of cute cafes around Gurgaon where I can sit quietly with a coffee and a book.
c. Lots of shopping around, if that’s your thing.

Your goals in 2018?
Get healthy. Write more.

Your favorite TV show?
A toss-up between The Big Bang, Gray’s Anatomy and CSI. Yep, I have eclectic tastes!

How did you come up with your blog name?
It was the title of an essay I wrote about myself in my diary many years ago 🙂

Where do you get most of your blog inspirations from?
I blog about places I’ve visited and food I’ve loved, so you could say that my blog inspirations mostly come from own life experiences.

 

Liebster Award 2018

Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award 2018. These are all people who have made good starts in blogging. Some are very new but promising, while others have been around a little while longer. All are worth following. List in random order:

Rashi at Live It Young

Saf and her family at The Travel Bugster

Anamika at The Yellow Bookshelf

Ashvini at Fitbewell

Penguin and Pia the Canadian-German couple

Manas at It’s Only Words

Danica at Jetlag & Wanderlust

Catherine at Working With Bipolar

 

My questions for you are:

1. If a new Superhero were to be created with you as inspiration, what would he/she be called and what would his/her superpower be?

2. What made you start blogging, and what kept you going?

3. If you could get a wish today, what would you ask for? This isn’t Ms. Universe so it’s fine if you don’t pick world peace 🙂 

4. Imagine your Twitter account as a person. Now, describe him/her using one sentence.

5. If you weren’t a blogger, what would you be?

6. Describe yourself using only words that start with the first letter of your name!

7. If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of m and 9, y is the average of 2m and 15, and z is the average of 3m and 18, what is the average of x, y, and z in terms of m?

Lol just kidding, that last one was just for fun. You only need to answer the top 6 🙂

 

Hope you enjoy answering these questions as much as I enjoyed thinking them up. I will look forward to reading your posts in turn. Don’t forget to comment here to let me know when your own post goes live!