I am honored to announce that I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by Larissa from LifewithLarissa.com. Larissa is a hardcore travel blogger that is a great story teller and she usually posts multiple times a week, so definitely check out her blog!
Also, I just want to take a second to say thank you to Larissa for the nomination, I truly appreciate it. It is always an honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger!
About The Liebster Award
The Liebster Award is a virtual award given to bloggers from other bloggers around the world. This award is an honor as you are recognized by experienced bloggers in the industry. Furthermore, aside from recognition in the blogosphere, the Liebster Award initiates a conversation with recipients that may not have occurred. As a recipient, you are prompted to dig deep and answer some questions to help your readers and bloggers get to know you better.
Liebster Award 2017 Rules
Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post, or by having it as the feature image.
Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
Answer the questions from your nominator.
Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award.
Ask your nominees questions of your own.
List these rules in your post.
Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
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Are You Ready To Learn More About Me?
Now that you understand the rules of the Liebster Award, let’s get into it!
My Favorite Blog
Although I am still a fairly new blogger, I have been reading blogs for years now. There are many blogging websites that I read regularly and some of them are fairly mainstream while others are brand new to the blogging game. But in regards to my all time favorite blog, I can’t put a finger on my “favorite” blog but I will tell you about one of my favorite blogs.
So one of my favorite blogs is called, “SuperheroYou” and it is a blog created by Jim Kwik. This blog has many contributors from a variety of different backgrounds but one thing is for sure, they are all experts in their fields. This blog was one of my inspirations to start Living The Canadian Dream, as it provides valuable insights and tips about a variety of different topics from technology to learning.
10 Random Facts About Me
I am a rock climber! I have actually been rock climbing for only one year but I have totally fallen in love with the sport.
I have been playing guitar since I was in grade 6 and although I haven’t been playing regularly over the last couple years, I plan on getting back into it.
I love sitting down at my cottage by the lake and having a cold beer. Some of my favorite summer beers are Rolling Rock, Moose Head, Coors Banquet aKeith’sxander Kieths.
I am seriously a coffee-holic that enjoys drinking a nice cup a java with breakfast, work and any other task (it doesn’t matter).
I have been to many concerts over the years such as the Barenaked Ladies, Green Day, Eric Clapton, System of a Down, Van Halen and many more!
I have only been out of North America once in my life and I plan on doing some serious traveling once I finish my Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
I love cooking and simply being in the kitchen. In addition, I enjoy cooking so much that I have even worked a few part time jobs in restaurants!
In one of my old high school yearbooks, I was voted most likely to host a talk show. This is funny because I am currently getting into YouTube videos and I will definitely be starting my own podcast in the near future!
One of my favorite sports to watch is professional cycling, I am serious cycling nerd. Every year I watch every single Tour De France stage while yelling at the TV, so I am pretty excited for this year’s tour.
What’s your favorite part of the blogging process? My favorite part of the blogging process is definitely the brainstorming at the start of a post. In terms of brainstorming, I love making lists of possible article topics by using creative flow. I find the brainstorming at the start of the post always sets a foundation because that is where you determine your main topic. Also, it is interesting to look back once a post is completed to see how much it changed from the initial brainstorming session.
What’s the most challenging part of the blogging process? I find the most challenging part of the blogging process is editing a blog post. I am usually able to write out my thoughts pretty quick but going back to edit and critique my original ideas is often the hardest part. I am a perfectionist so I usually review it many times, checking for grammar and rewriting sections while optimizing for search engines. This process is the longest, most tiring and definitely the most difficult.
Where was your last planned trip?Why’d you go, and did you have a good time? The last trip I planned was to Montreal for the weekend back in June. We went to Montreal for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and it was an amazing experience, I will definitely be back to watch the race!
If you could have onesuperpower, what would it be? Why? If I could have one super power it would definitely be the ability to fly. Why choose this superpower might you ask? We’ll if I could fly, I could travel anywhere in the world quickly and for free. Personally, I want to travel the world once I finish my degree and I know if I could fly it would be cheaper and efficient!
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? My favorite flavor of ice cream is definitely Kit Kat ice cream. If you haven’t tried Kit Kat ice cream yet, you are missing out.
What is currently at the top of your bucket list? At the top of my bucket list would be to try lead climbing on a rock climbing route in Yosemite national park. Yosemite is the home to some of the biggest natural rock climbing walls like EL Captain. Thus, it would be an amazing experience to climb some of the same walls that the legends like Alex Honnold did.
What’s your favorite meal of the day? My favorite meal of the day is breakfast because no matter what I eat it, I get to drink a cup of coffee!
Do you have any pets? Yes, I actually have an energetic puppy and her name is Zoe. She actually just turned one years old a couple weeks ago.
If you could have one wish come true, what would you wish for? If I had one wish it would be to become financially free. Financial freedom is definitely one of my goals because I want to be free to pursue the things I love. In addition, becoming financially free would help me give back to my parents and grandparents financially.
What advice would you give someone who’s on the fence about starting a blog? If you are thinking about starting a blog, my questions is,; why haven’t you started one yet? Blogging is a great way to express yourself, document your journey and showcase your expertise, so start blogging.
My Blog Nominations
One of the best perks about being nominated for the Liebster Award is that I get to nominate other bloggers that deserve some recognition! Thus, after doing some research, I feel that the following blogs deserve some additional love and publicity. Some of these blogs are new to the blogging game and others are growing rapidly but nonetheless, they all provide entertainment and value.
What is your creative process when developing a blog post?
What is your favorite book?
Aside from blogging, what are your other hobbies?
What keeps you motivated?
What is one of your goals and fears in regards to blogging?
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting their own blog?
Who is your idol?
Do you plan on expanding your blog into another medium such as video?
Hard Work Pays Off
In conclusion, the Liebster Award is my first official blogging award and I am super stoked that I was nominated. This award is very satisfying because not only did I get to make an interesting blog post about it but I gained some additional confidence. One of the hardest things about blogging I have found is staying motivated even if you feel like no one is reading. Thus, by simply being nominated I feel like my blog not only has potential but it already has support from fellow bloggers in the community.
So moving forward I am looking forward to further develop the Living the Canadian Dream blog and growing with the community!
Bradley Thompson is a young student, marketer, blogger and entrepreneur from Canada who loves educating and inspiring people through his blog and vlog. Although Bradley is young he has dedicated himself to his education and his personal brand and wants to help inspire people on his entrepreneurial journey.