AWARD? BLOG? ME? NO. SURELY NOT?
My lovely little godsister Jemima from Trend It Plume chose myself and some other bloggers for The Liebster Award – if you’ve never heard of this before, let’s break it down. It’s basically an award given to bloggers by bloggers, specifically meant for people starting out to help them grow their audience and readership. I think this is such a cute idea, seeing as the whole blogging market is so saturated now, with so many millions of blogs out there to read, it’s hard to feel like you get noticed sometimes! Anyway, I was super excited to receive this from Jemima, not only is her blog AMAZING (like seriously, check it out), it’s so cool that people are supporting each other and doing what they love (#girlbosses, right?) but I still find it so surreal that people still even read my blog.
Also, there’s a set of rules that must be followed!
- You must mention and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger created in their awards post
- Then you get to nominate some new bloggers that you feel deserve it
- Lastly, you create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
Since Q & A’s are super fun, let’s do this..
How did you pick your blog name?
Simple really – the same as my Instagram name. My middle name is Gemma and since I was little, my dad has called me Gemstones!
What is your best blogging tip?
I would have to say blogging about things that you love. Writing about things I love comes so naturally to me, which you will probably know if you read my blog (CHATTERBOX, lol) but when I am truly passionate about something, I think it really comes through in my writing! So that’s my tip: blog about things that you like, that interest YOU, and it will come as a breeze.
What have you found challenging about blogging?
I would have to say the time! Not that I ever thought blogging was ‘easy’ but the actual time it takes to carry out a whole blog post from start to finish, really surprised me when I first started out. Anything from shooting the photos, uploading the photos, writing the post, promoting it on social media, etc etc etc, takes a whole lot longer than you would imagine!
If you could have a never-ending supply of clothes from one store, what store would you choose?
Omg this is so hard. Send help. I can’t even choose? I’m gonna have to say somewhere like Brandy Melville? Or Missguided? Does that count as a store? Guaranteed, either of these two places I will always have a endless wishlist for. UGH I LOVE CLOTHES.
Who is your favourite blogger?
Do you have any secret talents?
Not that I know of?! I used to be able to put my fist in my mouth (Karen from Mean Girls much?) and my leg around my neck (throwback to my cheerleading days) but I haven’t tried either of these things for some time now.. probably best😂😂😂
Are you a cat or dog person?
Cats all the way! I love dogs too, but cats cats cats. Meow.
What top 4 artists would be at your dream music festival?
Justin Bieber, obvs. Then probably Drake, Lana Del Rey and Two Door Cinema Club. So random, but that pretty much sums up my music taste – die hard JB fan girl, rap 24/7, Lana obsession, then some indie/alternative/rock. LOVE!
Young Leo or Young Depp?
Young Leo 100%. All that comes to mind when I see young Depp is Edward Scissorhands – amazing film, but that face creeps me out (sorry not sorry)!
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I would have to say holidaying for a living. As long as I could be with my family and friends, and come home whenever I wanted (lol). I love travelling and taking pictures, being in places that I love with people I love! #VACAY
Do you have a favourite quote?
SO MANY QUOTES. Seriously just like check my Instagram here and that’s pretty much where I post all of my favourite quotes. Not just like ‘oh I found this quote today, how funny’ but ones that I read all the time and try to live by.
Aw, that was so fun! Now it’s time to nominate a few of you..
Abigail from Little Beauty Blog xo
Liv from Liv Hewison
Lucy from In The Life Of Lucy Rose
Here are my questions:
- What social media platform do you spend the most time on?
- Nate or Chuck?
- If you could spend the day as a different person, who would it be?
- What is your favourite season?
- If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- Favourite lip colour?
- What drink do you order at Starbucks?
- What is your favourite accent?
- What has blogging taught you?
- What is your favourite Disney film?
- If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?
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