An embarrassingly long time ago, Lindsay at Seeds in the Wasteland very kindly nominated My Bellyful for The Mystery Blogger Award, but because I’m so incredibly disorganised I’ve only just found the time to write a response!! My tardiness, however, should not detract from the fact that I’m chuffed to bits to have been nominated, particularly by a blogger whose writing I really admire.
And so, here are the rules:
- Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
- Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
Three things about me…
- I’m an adoptive mother. I’ve yet to write about this on my blog, but I will. It’s a huge part of who I am now and I’m extremely proud of my little family, even if we’re not the most conventional.
- I had cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and OCD when I was in my early twenties. It was a scary time, but with the help of family and friends, I got through it.
- I could drink Prosecco all day (but obviously I don’t!).
I’m going to follow Lindsay’s lead and rather than nominate 10-20 blogs, I’m going to nominate as many as I like! So, here are five blogs that I’m really enjoying right now. From mental health to travel, beauty, food and blogging support, these five bloggers are all posting interesting, well-written content that not only deserves your readership, but is also worthy of a little recognition and I’m super happy to nominate them all for The Mystery Blogger Award.
(I know blogging awards aren’t everyone’s cup of tea as they can be quite time-consuming so there’s absolutely no pressure on any of these bloggers to respond to this post.)
What’s your favourite of your own blog posts, and why?
I’m not sure it’s my favourite, but Mental health and me is probably the post I’m most proud of. Until I wrote it, I’d never spoken about my struggles with OCD in such depth to anyone other than close friends and family. I was nervous about posting it, but I’m so glad I did.
What’s your favourite blogging-related social media channel to use?
Twitter. The blogging community on Twitter is very supportive and I’ve discovered loads of brilliant blogs through chats and comment threads.
How do you feel now about your first ever blog post?
I’ve just had to look back to remind myself what it was! When I first started Bellyful of Art (as my blog was previously known) back in 2014, I posted content that was solely arts and literature based so my first post was a review of an exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. I cringe a little bit now at the language I used, but overall I’m still pretty chuffed with it. If you’re interested in taking a look, you can find it here.
Would you ever write a fictional blog post/story/whatever? If so, what would it be about?
I’ve already done it! I used to regularly upload short stories to My Bellyful and they can all be found here. By far the best (in my opinion) is Cara. I’m hoping I can get back into writing fiction soon, but so far it hasn’t happened!
You have the ability to pause time (like Bernard’s Watch, if you ever saw that). What do you do?
Lots and lots of writing! I always feel like I’m behind on my blog, scrambling around to get posts out at the last minute instead of scheduling content in advance. I’d love to have a few uninterrupted hours just to focus on my writing.
My five questions…
If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
If you could ask a famous person to write a guest post for your blog, who would you ask?
How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Who, where or what is your happy place?
Birthdays or Christmas – which is best?
Thanks for reading this post! If it’s your first visit to My Bellyful then I hope you’ve learnt a little bit about me and my blog. If you need to know more then visit my About page. Thanks again to Lindsay for this nomination!