Thank you Hannah Gandhi for including thededengblog in your impressive list of nominees for the Liebster Blogger Award. I am sorry you had to wait quite a bit till I got the chance to answer your questions. I am humbled you considered my blog worthy of a nomination, especially compared to what you do on illustratedbyHannah. Your visuals are insane and I advise my friends on here to check you out!
I will go straight to answering your questions:
- What inspired you to write a blog?
For the longest time, an English friend of mine suggested several times I write my family’s story going back to my ancestors if I could. The thought lingered on my mind for years but when COVID-19 brought everything to a standstill, I decided, why not? I reached out to yet another friend (also based in England) and asked how I could start a blog and when he recommended WordPress, I immediately on got on board.
2. What are your favorite hobbies/pastimes?
I think my all-time favorite thing to do is walk. I can walk for hours and let my mind wonder away.
Reading is always a pleasure! Enriches the mind, provokes thoughts and emotions, and nourishes the spirit. Reading is truly an experience!
I got into bird-watching six years ago and it’s wonderful. It makes me realize that we are just another species among many others on the same planet.
Biking is both fan and a stress reliever.
I have been enjoying the calm yoga brings me, but it also strengthens my body which is a bonus.
3. State your favorite quote or a book that changed your life?
Whoo, tough one! I will have to think about this one because there are so many to choose from, but I have been reading a lot of Maya Angelou’s books lately. She did live a rich life, I mean all of it.
4. If you could choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Now this is just unfair. Beans and avocado?
5. What is your definition of success?
Hmm, a good relationship with my family and friends, good health, and financial freedom so I can travel the world with loved ones.
6. What is your biggest fear?
Losing a parent.
7. What have you learned during this pandemic?
Many things actually, but the most important one confirmed what I have always known, that the world is inter-connected and we all impact one another in some way. I also learned just how mindbogglingly clueless some of our politicians are.
8. If you won the lottery, what would you spend that money on?
Aye, this is a classic! I would travel most of the world with my family and friends, and give huge chunks of money to a children’s charity, or better yet, start one myself.
9. What places are on your travel bucket list?
Papua New Guinea
Tonga. See where I am going with this? I love islands: the peace, the rawness, the friendly people, and the pristine beauty.
10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
This one is probably the easiest question of them all – Italy!
And now I nominate the following bloggers whose blogs have taught me new interesting things, whose jokes have made me laugh, and whose pictures I have enjoyed so much. I believe everyone brings something to this platform that makes the experience worthwhile, but unfortunately, I can only nominate a few bloggers today. Most on this list have probably won the above award already and if that’s the case, please kindly ignore this list.
- Skowron Pisze
- Gottfried – Banter Republic
My questions for you are as follows:
- Where do you find the inspiration to keep writing/blogging?
- How do you make the time to blog on top of everything else that needs your attention?
- What is the first thing you plan to do in the aftermath of COVID-19?
I appreciate you for taking the time to read this and please nominate your choice of bloggers. Thank you!