Thank you A Restless Traveler for the Liebster Award nomination!
“Liebster is a word with German origins meaning dearest, sweetest, kindest, and beloved. The Liebster Award exists only on the internet, and is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. The award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers. The purpose of the Liebster Award is to recognize and discover upcoming talent in the blogosphere through a Pay it Forward initiative.”
What I love about the blogosphere (and the internet in general) is that it promotes paying it forward. If you like a blog, article, Instagram photo, Tweet, you share it. That’s how people stumble upon great content and helps artists stay motivated to work on their craft.
Thank you Restless Traveler for believing in my blog :) It’s also a nice break from the writing-grind to answer some fun questions.
There are some rules involved with this award:
- You must link back to the person who nominated you (but cannot nominate them)
- You must answer the 10 questions given to the nominee before you.
- You must select 10 blogs with under 200 followers to answer your 10 questions.
Now, here are my answers:
Why did you start your blog?
Blogging has always been my constant companion, through adolescence, teenage angst, post-graduation anxiety, twenty-something contemplations. It goes along with me wherever I am, living in Manila, Singapore, traveling across the region. My blog is my way to discern, a reminder of who I am and want to be. I started my blog because I love to write, but I continue to blog because I want to share my stories and hope that others will draw inspiration from what I’ve learned.
What’s your favourite part of blogging?
I love the personal nature of blogging. It’s what differentiates it from other mediums. I love being able to relate to someone through their blog and seeing them grow through time.
What’s the best advice you’ve received about blogging?
Blogging is historical. Your blog is a way to capture a moment in time in a particular place in time. This is what I’ve always believed to be its greater purpose.
When was the first time you traveled?
I don’t remember actually, but I have fond memories going on adventures with my pops. When we go on family vacations, we’re always the ones exploring somewhere uncharted, taking the car to some undisclosed road.
Where are you going on your next adventure?
I’m going to India in January for my friend’s wedding. I am so psyched! I’ve always wanted to 1) attend an Indian wedding and 2) go to India.
A favourite dish that’s not from your country?
I love ramen but I have yet to try authentic ramen from Japan itself. Aside from that, my favorite drink is Thai milk tea.
Favourite songs to listen to on long bus,train or plane rides?
I usually stream my music, so I don’t have a playlist when I’m not connected to internet. I either sleep, think or read. A lot.
If you could be anywhere right now where would you be?
I would be in India just because I’m so excited for my trip already!
Travel photoblog or well written post?
I love words, so a well-written post with lots of pictures to help tell the story. Although a well-written post can stay on draft for awhile because it takes time to write properly.
What advice would you give someone about to start a blog?
Starting a blog is easy. Continuing a blog is the hardest part! Make sure you have enough motivation to keep writing. Trust me, it will be worth it especially when you look back at what you wrote.
My nominees (I have less than 10 because I realised a lot of the blogs I read already have a lot of followers or don’t blog regularly anymore :( )
Why did you start your blog?
What has blogging taught you?
Photo-blog or well-written post?
What motivates you to keep on writing?
If you could live in one country/ city for a long period of time where would it be and why?
What’s the best travel/ blogging advice you have received?
What’s your must have travel companion?
Do you prefer traveling alone or in a big group?
Favorite dish that’s not from your country?
Any tips or advice for people who are looking to start a blog?