In the midst of the December rush, I was awarded the Liebster Award for Bloggers – talk about an awesome Christmas present 🙂 The award goes to new(er) blogs who are just starting out and who have less than 200 subscribers.
I’m very happy to accept this award from Ally at HydroSupraLicked! Thank you, Ally! 🙂 She has a series of questions that I must answer to complete the acceptance of the award. After that, I’ll share with you my nominees for the Liebster Award and 10 questions that they must answer to accept their nomination.
If I have to look up how to spell Liebster one more time… 😉
Q & A
1) How did you decide to pick your blog name?
The word “snippet” has always tickled my fancy, you might say. Somewhat like bliss, does. It occurred to me at one point early in my college career that each day is filled with little snippets of life – waking up, brushing teeth, enjoying a meal, phone conversations, events – and each snippet can be broken up into a million other snippets – think atomically small! So, each day we wake up and we are so blessed to be a part of millions and millions of snippets and each snippet can change the next. See where I’m going with this? It just changed how I looked at life. Each snippet is meant to be cherished – as humans, we must live in each snippet as it’s happening, or else we will be forever without it. And this is how I came to blog at My Life In Snippets.
2) What are 5 words that describe your personal style?
Five words? Actually, only three came to mind…
Comfortable: I enjoy being comfortable – I’m not a huge fan of heels or restrictive clothing. I enjoy ballet flats and cotton 🙂
Classy: I like to think of myself as bearing some of Audrey Hepburn’s stylistic qualities. She was so poised, so feminine. I adore her.
Simple: I don’t wear a ton of jewelry or do my hair up to perfection. As far as makeup goes, the most you’ll catch me wearing is a little blush and some Chapstick, if that can be considered makeup 😉
3) Where is a place you’d like to travel but have never been before?
Austria! I so, so, SO want to travel to Austria. Read about why, here 🙂 Aside from that, there’s a lot of places I’d truly like to travel to! From Thailand to Antarctica! 🙂
4) What inspired you to start blogging?
I happened to stumble upon a blog called Lemons, Avocados and the Bay and I fell absolutely in love with it. I hadn’t ever really considered myself a writer… and I honestly still don’t. But I do like to share my story, in my own way. And it is here I can do that. And it makes me feel, absolutely amazing – it’s refreshing and relaxing to write – to simply have a conversation with the rest of the world (or maybe just myself 😉 ).
5) Where would you encourage others to travel to?
Any travel can be absolutely worth while. I have found so much joy in recent years of traveling in Europe from London to Paris to Brussels to Berlin to Venice to Rome. But at the same time, I love traveling to places I’ve always been, like Lake Michigan in Holland. While the new bring culture, new foods, language and all sorts of memories – the old always seem to bring comfort and extreme relaxation.
Of course, I know I have to choose. So, here it goes. If you’re looking for a place to go in the States, check out Holland, MI and Lake Michigan next summer. If you’re looking to go elsewhere, go to Venice, get absolutely lost and find yourself again without a map — totally worth it. 🙂
6) What is your favorite quote?
How could I ever pick just one?! Quotes, you’ll find, are some of my favorite things. There’s a quote for everything! Can we settle for top three? Here they are [in no particular order]:
>> “Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
>> “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne
>> “Listen, it’s too big a world to be in competition with everyone. The only person who I have to be better than is myself. And in your case, that’s enough.” – Colonel Potter, M*A*S*H
7) Tell me about your most memorable travel experience?
My month in Europe with my other half was probably the best travel experience I’ve had. Although it wasn’t as *la-tee-dah* as Walt Disney World… because what can top seeing and hugging Mickey Mouse!?! But, Europe was absolutely splendid. It was a fast paced culture shock. It was beautiful. It was delicious. And it left me hungrier than ever for more travel adventures! Up next is Vancouver and Whistler Blackcomb where I’m going to try desperately not to break myself or freeze to death on the top of a mountain.
8) What was your first concert?
I’m not a huge concert-going person… I think it might have been the
Beach Boys with my Mom and Dad. Of course, being a lover of older-style
music, I’m not complaining 🙂 “Surfin USA…”
9) Do you remember the first time you danced?
Honestly? No. Dancing is kind of a hidden thing for me. Sure I’ll dance with my other half. And when my best friend in colleges sister was married, we danced all night long. But the first time I danced? Haven’t a clue. 😉
10) How do you decide what you are going to blog about?
Even though I officially started blogging in September of 2014, I am still working to refine my favorite blog topics. It took me about 6 months to figure out that, “hey, this is your corner of the internet and you should do with it as you please.” 😉 To plan, I’ve dabbled in blogging planners but found that google calendar tasks works best for me. 🙂
Liebster Award Nominees from MLIS
And the Liebster Awards for awesome bloggers go to….
Q’s for the Nominees
- What is your favorite dessert?
- Most embarrassing moment, ready, and go!
- Pick the holiday that is most important to you.
- How do you stay healthy?
- What is your favorite part about being a blogger?
- Tell me five random facts about you.
- If you made a New Years Resolution for 2016, how’s it going? Are you keeping it? If you didn’t make a New Years Resolution, what’s a bad habit you would like to get rid?
- What is the greatest challenge you find about blogging?
- Last movie you watched? Good or bad?
- You are awarded a private dinner with five people (dead or alive) – who would you invite and why?
As I’ve worked to create goals for 2016 in My Adventure to Bliss, one of them is widening my follower-base, so this came as another push to do so! (Look for future content on how I plan to increase my followers!).