So for the second year in a row I have been nominated for the Liebster Award (you can read last year’s post here). This year I have been nominated by the wonderful Orange Walls blog. You can check out their post here and I would highly recommend reading through their blog.
What is the Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award is a way to recognise smaller blogs, expand audiences and to get to know other bloggers from around the world. The rules for the award are: Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog, give the award to 5-10 new bloggers who you think are great and leave a comment on their blog if you can to let them know you’ve nominated them.
My answers to Orange Walls’ questions:
1. If you want anything for your blog (i.e. more followers, more views…), what would it be and why? The main thing I want for my blog is for it to help others who are dealing with mental illness to feel less alone and to also show that its OK to not be OK because I know how difficult it can be to face mental illness. Obviously the more people I can reach the better but even if I help one person that is something.
2. If you could puck one thing you are most proud of about your blog, what would it be? The thing I am most proud of about my blog is that people feel able to engage with my blog and seem to find it helpful.
3. What kind of self care tips do you employ while writing? I try to make sure I take regular breaks while writing as my concentration is not always great.
4. Describe your ideal writing space. My ideal writing space is a well organised, neat area that is quiet. I’d love a space surrounded by everything that inspires me and the cat close by.
5. Write a 5 word tagline that you would put on your blog. Mental health matters and campaigns (Its actually on my blog and yes I know its not very original).
6. What drives you to write a blog on MH? The reason I write about mental health is because I want to help erase the stigma surrounding it. I want people to realise its OK to talk about mental health, especially if they’re struggling. I want to help normalise the conversations.
7. What got you into writing/blogging to begin with? I started writing as an outlet of my frustrations at the system and the stigma surrounding mental health. Before blogging I hated writing as I was always made to feel I was no good at it at school.
- Why did you start blogging?
- How would you describe your blog in three words?
- Has blogging helped you, and if so how?
- Who inspires you?
- What advice would you give to someone new to blogging?
- How would you like your blog to develop?
- What’s your favourite quote?
Please take time out to check them all out. They are amazing blogs and I look forward to reading their answers.