Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award
Just what is sisterhood? It is a bond between two or more girls, who always tell the truth and honour each other. I am so excited to be part of a sisterhood, in blogging.
Blogging is a real community spirit, camaraderie, a sisterhood. We learn from each other, we have those who champion us, those who teach us the ropes and we all support each other. Some people don’t understand the satisfaction of writing a blog and inspiring others to travel, so thank you to you all for your support. But mostly thank you to Melody from Wherever I May Roam for welcoming me into the sisterhood via a nomination for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
“Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognizes the unique voices of women bloggers around the world.” I am truly blessed to be amongst a great group of people who like, comment and share our posts, especially Melody for recognition of this award. Thank you for considering me Melody.
After looking into the rules I must acknowledge the blogger that nominated me, answer her 10 questions, nominate 10 worthy bloggers and ask them 10 questions. I accept the conditions, so read on.
The answers to my questions from Melody are:
Where is your happy place?
My happy place isn’t somewhere you will find on a map, it is a state of mind, a comfort zone, anywhere with my husband is my happy place.
Are you a fan of cruises and if so, what is your favorite cruise line?
Yes, we love cruising and have written several cruise related posts. Princess Cruises, allows you to escape completely and is the only cruiseline we have sailed with but we are booked on an Avalon River cruise in December so it will be interesting how that compares to ocean cruises.
What is the least favourite destination you have been to?
Venice, but not because of the destination. When we arrived there I was sick and as we were only there two days made a real effort to soldier on and explore the area. We went to a local restaurant for a set menu meal and the waiter was getting offended that I wasn’t eating the food. Fortunately the dessert was profiteroles and I must say it ended with neither of us being disappointed.
Did you ever plan a trip solely because a fictional movie or book was set there?
Not a trip, but I did ‘lose’ myself on the Charles Bridge in Prague recalling the filmclip to Tear Us Apart sung my Michael Hutchence from INXS
What is the best museum you have ever been to?
We enjoy Museum visits and found Powerhouse Museum in Sydney one of the best. Ironically we had tickets to see Strictly Ballroom the stage show and on display in Powerhouse at the time were there were all the costumes from the original movie. They had lots of amazing inventions, fashions, etc on display.
How did you come up with the name for your blog?
We literally walked so much in Europe that I wore out 3 pair shoes. Being a shoe lover, I just knew there had to be shoe theme in there somewhere.
What are your 3 biggest pet peeves when traveling?
Smokers, people with bad manners who take up all the time in front of the landmark, etc taking their photo not being considerate of everyone else wanting to capture the moment too and people who won’t queue.
List your top 3 bucket list destinations
This changes all the time, but currently Morocco, Portugal and an around the world cruise. One powerball and I’m there.
What is your favourite form of social media to participate in? Your least?
They all have different applications and I enjoy most social media. I never really got the hang of Tumblr and I have a soft spot for Facebook merely because I got 1000 organic followers within the first month, mostly due to the support from Facebook groups. I am enjoying Instagram and will soon have 1,000 followers. Being such a dynamic medium, I have just enrolled in a course for Social Media and Marketing to give me new knowledge.
What is your most successful post on your blog to date?
How do you gauge success? Is it number of visits or interaction? I think interaction rates higher than pages views, but I’ll give you both. Bali, Beyond beer and beaches has the most comments and Boranup Karri Forest has the highest page views. But if you gauge it on combing the two factors then the post I wrote last week, Romantic travel tips is rating very well and could trump them both in time.
Now a drum roll… This was so hard to limit to ten, as there are so many worthy of this, but my nominations for ten women who inspire and support me are…
- Malinda, My Brown Paper Packages
- Allane, Packing my Suitcase
- Fairlie, Feet on Foreign Lands
- Shruti, MszKnowitall
- Molly, Piccavey
- Amanda, Burger Abroad
- Brianna, Casual Travelist
- Monica, We Travel Together
- Margherita, The Crowded Planet
- Heidi, Wagoners Abroad
Please head over to their website and show some love.
Finally, my questions for the ten amazing women I nominated for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
- What is your the memorable food you’ve had while travelling?
- If for some reason you couldn’t return home and could no longer travel, where would you settle?
- Where is the one place on your bucket list that everyone asks why you want to go there?
- Have you met anyone famous while travelling?
- What is the most risky thing you have done while travelling?
- Where do you want to travel to the most?
- What is the best advice you can give a new blogger?
- What is your most read blog?
- When you are not travelling and blogging you are… ?
- Is there anything you collect from your travels?
Hats off to all the nominees. Each of you have been chosen because of the unique individualities in your blog style and photography that makes each of you wordsmiths and inspirational bloggers. I appreciate you are all busy and may choose not to accept the award, and that is ok. I just want to thank each of you for taking time away from your blog to assist with a like, a comment, a retweet, hosting or participating in a linkup or your part in one of the many Facebook support groups.
Finally, please follow Melody and show her the same sisterhood support, she showed me.
UPDATE: We have since received a nominations from Curious Claire Travels, thank you Claire.
Do you have a favourite blogger, someone who provides inspiration and support? Were they included in my list?
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