Lick it: The Liebster Award

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I was recently received the Liebster Award by Bobbi at 1FunGrlTravels! Make sure to visit her blog and I have been inspired by her beautiful Instagram feed. The Liebster Award is an award that is passed from blogger to blogger in order to help readers – like yourselves – find new blogs to follow who have less than 200 followers! This is a great way of getting to know each other! Here’s how it goes: A blogger can nominate up to 10 other bloggers, then create a post announcing the nomination.

I had originally changed my domain to showcase the artists that would be performing at Atrium Obscurum events since psychedelic trance is rare in the United States, especially Texas. I decided to blog about the music and the annual 3 day music festival as well as the park parties we put together. This past year I decided to include blogging about my outdoor activities and included more personal posts, especially my summer in South America. I was overjoyed to be was nominated by a travel blogger! Definitely check out Bobbi’s site: 1FunGrlTravels.

WAIT, WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD?

The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers by bloggers who’ve been on the scene for a while. This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Variations have been made over time to the “rules”. Bloggers are recognized by their peers and nominated to receive the award. Part of that nomination is to nominate other bloggers with the same privilege. The goal is to bring attention to blogs that haven’t been discovered yet.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?
Post the award to your blog to accept nomination
Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you
Nominate a small group of bloggers you have discovered
Create 10 new questions for the nominees
Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog

HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT BOBBI GAVE ME, ALONG WITH MY ANSWERS:

What are the pros and cons of being a blogger?
Pros: I get to get tell people about great events they can attend, give them excellent music, share video, and photos of places that they should go to. I have always enjoyed connecting with people from all over the world online & I have met people who did not have a social media account so I decided it would be best to keep them up to date with a blog – that way they could share my content with their friends. Another wonderful thing about blogging has happened this past year for me: learning more about social media campaigns. I’ve been learning through various webinars, podcasts, networking groups, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other blogs how to stand out, edit, maximize social media impact, what SEO is and more. I still haven’t learned everything as I will be learning how to edit video & personal branding in December. The best part is always going to be getting to know the personal stories of other bloggers, reading their success, see them get married, graduate school, have babies, go on their first marathons. I sincerely enjoy connecting with other people so blogging is perfect for me on that personal connection level. I’m very outgoing.
Cons: The never ending list of things I want to read to learn more! Also there is a blog to-do list that I am always working through. Learning, reading other blogs can also get in my way of just posting and editing my own blog.

Pick 5 people, (dead or alive), you’d want to have a dinner party with!
Celia Cruz (Cuban salsa singer/performer)
Erykah Badu (American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist)
Joan Baez (American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist)
Dolly Parton (American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian)
and of course, Selena (American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer)

If you were stranded on an island, but had all of the necessary supplies to LIVE, name 3 other things you would you want
blank journal
colored pencils
a luxurious round large beach towel to lounge on when I’m done building my beach house since I never know when I’m going to get recused.

What are your other passions in life?
Civil rights, environmental activism and education reform.

Name one of the funniest moments you’ve ever had happen.
Just thinking about this cracks me up! I have a twist and fold sunshade in my car. My mom was riding with me & wanted me to fold my sunshade the wrong way. I was trying to pull the sunshade from her to fold it correctly and she snatched it back and the entire sunshade popped out, smacked right onto her face. I could see the outline of her face in the silver liner and she yelled, “HEY LOOK WHAT YOU ARE DOING?!” I could see the outline of her mouth moving and we laughed for five minutes.

What do you think makes you unique?
I have a multicultural perspective on the world. I have become an American but I never quit my Ecuadorian traditions. I spend equal amount of time hearing Spanish and speaking English – it can be weird but I connect very well with others who are multicultural and that allows me respect other cultures as well as have the passion to preserve other’s heritage and traditions. I welcome people from all walks of life not caring about anything that would make them different than me since humans always end up having something similar.

What are your top 5 websites you visit most often?
my Facebook groups, pinterest.com, stumbleupon.com, america.aljazeera.com & bbc.com – every single day.

Would you view yourself as extroverted, introverted, or somewhere along the spectrum?
100% extroverted. I’m vivacious, vibrant, eccentric type of person.

What’s your Myers Briggs personality assessment type? Do you think it’s fitting?
ENFJ – yes! I enjoy people and working toward common goals. I just had a conversation tonight how I will stand up for others when no one else will or if people are standing around letting a bad situation happen. I will be that person that says something, does something to help others.

Name 3 books or movies that had a profound impact on you.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: I got this when I was 13 years old by my feminist mom and it completely informed me on everything about being a women.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey: great history lesson for anyone who enjoys dance music. I was told by my clarinet teacher that DJing was not real music. This book is why I still love dance music culture to this day & enjoy being a part of events that are family friendly.
Sextrology:The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes: I have bought this book nearly 3 times. I always think I am done reading it and give it to a friend then I end up buying it again. Very juicy book that has includes heterosexual and gay stars but the best part is how astrology includes mythology and Biblical references as well as how body types refer to a sign. Excellent book, I found out there is Cosmic Coupling: The Sextrology of Relationships
for couples that I am ready to get as gift soon!

The Liebster Award

WHO DID I NOMINATE FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD?
I know exactly how much time, energy and effort going into blogging and being active in the blog community so I am excited about these bloggers I’ve nominated for the Liebster in no particular order!

Jeanette and Mika Globe Trotting Gals | Mother & Daughter’s Adventure Through the World

Leslie Peachy Keen | Southern State of Mind

Adukes Dukes Adventures | When no plan is the best plan!

Jessica Audio Press | Everything for Today’s Artist

Nicole Kroutil Makeup by Nicole K

Jordyn Southern Stylista

Samantha The Haunted Housewife Beauty | Lifestyle | DIY

Ashlee My Life In Snippets

To accept your award you should thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog. Answer the ten questions below, nominate bloggers for the award and ask them ten questions of your own. Then you can display the Liebster Award logo (that’s it at the top of the page) on your website.

MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

  1. How did you decide to pick your blog name?
  2. What are 5 words that describe your personal style?
  3. Where is a place you’d like to travel but have never been before?
  4. What inspired you to start blogging?
  5. Where would you encourage others to travel to?
  6. What is your favorite quote?
  7. Tell me about your most memorable travel experience?
  8. What was your first concert?
  9. Do you remember the first time you danced?
  10. How do you decide what you are going to blog about?

Which one of these blog are you looking forward to more new posts?

  • I think the ONLY CON of being a blogger is the fact that I can never tell myself to STOP doing or thinking about blogging! Blogging is my full-time job, so it’s hard to separate business from pleasure. Most of the time blogging is such a pleasure that it doesn’t feel like work, but sometimes, like right now, I am kinda stressing out! ha!

    • Very much business minded. Hope the stressful situation gets worked out. 😀