Sunshine Blogger Award

Award Misc

Okay, so this is the very first award that I received and I couldn’t be more excited! I was nominated by the lovely Molly @ Mind of Molly, so thank you, Molly! I think this award is a really great way to motivate and appreciate (us!) bloggers. Sometimes, we write contents, we design graphics, we do endless shameless self-promo and it can get really exhausting, especially when no ones around to read them! So, it feels really nice that after all of those hard work, it pays off when you get an appreciation that shows you’re welcomed in this amazing community. So, again, don’t forget to check out Molly’s blog because she’s a great blogger and her contents are amazing!

Sunshine Blogger Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions
  4. Have fun!

1. What do you blog about?
I blog about books, movies and series! I just started this blog last month, so I haven’t post that much. But, I’d love to write more about lifestyle related post in the future, y’know? My life as a college student, beauty and skincare products that I used, my blogging experiences, and et cetera, et cetera.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I love to write and it feels therapeutic, especially whenever I feel stressed. It helps me to get to know myself a bit more during the process. And not just writing, but also the whole aspects of blogging, basically. Designing your graphics, thinking about your blog branding, learning basic HTML/CSS even though you have to Google them for hours and hours, meeting fellow bloggers especially those who has the same interests with you and all that stuffs are really fun experiences for me!

3. Is there anything in life you regret?
As cheesy as it sounds, most things that I regret in my life are the ones that I didn’t end up doing. I really hate myself for being a coward in the past.

4. Savoury or sweet?
Sweet all the way!

5. Who inspired/inspires you the most?
My parents (obviously?!) and lots of fictional characters from books or movies! I’m very easily influenced by what I read or watch, even though they’re only ‘fictional characters’. I believe there’s always something to learn from them.

6. What advice would you give to your younger self?
“Have courage and be kind.” -Cinderella (2015)

7. What advice do you have for new bloggers?
I’m not sure whether I have enough knowledge to give advice in this field. I started blogging when I was 15, but it was a very messy and unorganized personal blog. I had fun, though, not gonna lie. But, I started to take it more seriously recently. I think the only advice that I have (that I also say to myself in multiple occasion) is to not focusing on numbers and to not let those numbers define your self-worth. In this era, it’s very easy to drowns in pressure of getting as many numbers as you can, whether it’s followers or likes. I hate to admit it, but lots of times, this still happened to me and it sucks. It made me feel horrible about myself and my blog. So, what I do to overcome this issue is to just try my best and be genuine to everyone that I met in this community. And it totally works! My numbers are definitely not high at the moment, but the engagement that I got, especially on Twitter, is overwhelming! And it really made me feel appreciated after everything that I’ve done and it pushed me to keep going and improving myself.

8. Cats or dogs?
I’m a cat person but I could spend hours stalking cute puppies pics on internet.

9. Do you have a secret talent?
Does strolling around a bookstore for three hours and end up buying nothing counts?

10. Favorite movie of all time and why?
Stand by Me (1986)! I’m suck when it comes to explaining something that I really loved, because it just happened! I guess it’s one of the coming of age story that really stuck with me. I adore the friendships in this movie and it also the first time I saw River Phoenix on screen.

11. What is your favorite food?
My mom’s fried rice! Basically, anything that my mom made.

And that’s it! Now, here’s my 11 questions:

  1. Tell us about your first blog! What is it about? When did you made it?
  2. What do you blog about now? Is it still the same with your first blog or is it any different?
  3. What’s your current favorite resources (apps or websites) to blog? Share it with us!
  4. Do you keep your blog as a secret from your relatives or friends in real life?
  5. What’s your interest or hobby aside from blogging?
  6. What’s your all time favorite book and why?
  7. What’s your all time favorite movie and why?
  8. Tea or coffee?
  9. Sweet or savoury?
  10. Share some of your current favorite bloggers! What do you love about them or their blog?
  11. What have you learn after all this time of blogging? What surprised you the most?

I hope the questions aren’t too hard to answer? And these are the amazing bloggers that I’d love to nominated and I’m excited to see their answers! I love their contents and pretty much obsessed with their blog, so you definitely should check ’em out! Also, don’t pressure yourself if you’ve already nominated or did this award or simply don’t want to do it! It’s not mandatory at all!

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11 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award”

  1. I loved reading this and getting to know you more!! Ah stand by me is such a good movie, seriously love the friendships that are portrayed in the film. Definitely agree with you on the getting lost with the follows/likes etc, I still do and I really hate when I do because it takes away from the most important thing and that’s being proud of your own blog and the content you write! Loved reading this and keep up the great work!! xx

    1. Ah, thanks Molly! Glad that we’re on the same page about getting lost in numbers of followers/likes! Sometimes it’s really hard to not think about it, especially when you see that number everyday on your phone, but I guess we gotta keep learning, right? One step at a time!

  2. Our secret talent is the same. If I could, I’ll live in the bookstores/libraries and order food by delivery 😂

    Twitter’s blogging community has been a blast and I wish you could share few tips on how to engage using it on your next post 🙏 Sometimes I wanted to promote my post but I’m too shy to do it even in my own Twitter account.

    1. High five, Rasya! And thank you for your suggestion! I don’t think I have the most excellent engagement, but it’s getting better over times! I’ll let you know if the post is ready! x

  3. I love all of your answers, Vinny! And also your questions! Congrats on this award, blogger awards are so fun to write because I feel like there’s no better way to connect with your bloggers & readers.

    Mary xx

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