First and foremost I am in utter shock that someone took notice of my blog and genuinely loves my blog. I have only been blogging for a solid three weeks so I was not expecting any type of recognition this soon in the game. But I am honor and very appreciative that my hard work is not going unnoticed.
So what is a Liebster Award? This award is designed to help smaller bloggers (less than 1000 followers) get more exposure from their fellow bloggers. It a great way to showcase new bloggers and get new readers onto their sites. I was nominated by Gabrielle at Unbotheredstyle. Please be sure to check out Gabrielle post about her Liebster Award here and the other sites that I nominated.
I nominated the following blogs:
- Anna from Bliss and Blue
- Tina from Lifestyle Rookie
- Grace from True & Pretty
- Erin from Dave and Erin Blog
Gabrielle came up with a few questions she would love for me to answer, sort of like an acceptance speech, so let us get into the questions:
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG
My blog is a Career and Lifestyle blog. On this blog, I share my career and personal journeys as well as career advice and tips. Currently, The personal journey that I am on is my debt payoff journey so I also share debt payoff tips and advice. I also sharing the tips on how I am growing this blog for those who may be wondering.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE YOUR BLOG
I created The Professional Woman Blog as a place to encourage and inspire other women who seek professional careers. Growing up I never knew of anyone who held professional degrees. So throughout my journey, I did not have much help or guidance. Everything I learn in law school I learned on my own. In fact, I did not start receiving help until a few month into law school.
WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST SUPPORTER
Pretty much any of my family members and friends who know about my blog. Most of them just see it as another one of Gina’s social media endeavors so it is nothing new to them.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
I would have to say Instagram for sure. I love pictures, I love taking pictures and I love editing them. I love how Instagram is like a personal photo diary.
HOW DO YOU WANT TO IMPACT THE WORLD
Never really thought about that.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR NEW BLOGGERS
Just keep swimming. It is easy to get discourage when you read about new bloggers who received over 20,000 page views within their first month of blogging or bloggers who received $1000 dollars in their first week of blogging. Just keep swimming and your time will come. Do not get so caught up on what everyone else is doing to grow their blog because their formula may not be the formula for your blog.
WHATS THE BEST ADVICE YOU GOTTEN FROM OTHER BLOGGERS
The best advice I have received from other bloggers is manually pinning. I saw so many folks talk about tailwind and boardbooster that I felt obligated to try them out. So after a week of manually pinning I started using tailwind and my views drop dramatically. Now, I’m not saying tailwind is bad because I love it for its stats, but now I follow the advice of other bigger bloggers such as mommyonpurpose and joyfulmess who also manually pin
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AND YOUR BLOG IN 5 YEARS
I see myself as an Assistant District Attorney and my blog turning more into a network in which other woman in professional careers can come together to help each other succeed in their careers. I also hope to start a mentorship program in the future for young woman in middle and high school who want to pursue professional careers.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR
So if I am being honest I do not think I have a biggest fear at least not one that I am aware of. There are things that scare me of course. There are also things that I worry about. But none of these things scare or worry me to the point that I am fearful.
WHAT YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING
My favorite thing about blogging is just seeing the payoff of all the effort I am putting in. From the comments, I receive to the traffic spike I get. It nice to see people taking to your creation.
My Questions for my nominees:
- What is your blog about
- What made you create your blog
- What are your career/blogging aspirations
- Where do you see yourself in 2 years
- What do you like to do in your free time (besides blogging)
- What advice do you have for woman looking to start their careers/blogs
- Where is one place you always wanted to visit
- If you had to choose two social media platforms to use for the rest of your life what would it be
- Top 3 tips/advice to be successful
- What is something about you that someone else can learn from.