Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Being a travel blogger gives me the opportunity to share my stories and experiences with the world. It is always nice to know that people enjoy reading my posts and take something from them. I am so proud to have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award! Thank you very much to Mel from Footsteps on the Globe for this nomination!

Guidelines for being nominated:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them in your post 
  • Answer the ten questions you have been given 
  • Come up with ten questions of you own 
  • Spread the love and nominate up to ten bloggers yourself
My answers to Mel's questions...

1. How would you describe your blog in one sentence?
A Girl Who Wanders is a blog designed to inspire people to travel and take on this amazing world of ours!! 

2. Why did you start blogging? 
I love to write and I love to travel, so creating a travel blog seemed like a logical thing to do! 

3. What inspires you to create a post? 
There are lots of things which inspire me to put pen to paper (well... sort of!), but my main inspiration comes from the places I've visited. I love sharing the stories of my adventures and giving suggestions on where to go and what to do. I also find inspiration in writing about the things people generally want to know, such as how to pass the time in transit or what to take on a plane. I find enjoyment in helping people :)

4. What is your writing style? 
As a general rule I'm probably quite a "journal style" writer. In one way I try to write as if I am telling a friend about a place I've visited, as well as documenting my own memories, thoughts, feelings and experiences. Often my style will depend on the type of post. A prime example are my posts on ethical travel and how to survive a long-haul flight. Two completely opposite topics, one requiring emotion and perhaps a somewhat harsh trust, the other based on experiences, feelings and a splash of humour.

5. What is your writing process? 
I like to just write whatever comes to mind. Once I get an idea the words tend to just flow, then I go back and correct all the mistakes! I don't like to plan or stage my writing because I want it to come from the heart and be truly personal.

6. What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging? 
The easiest thing about blogging is writing my posts. Once I have a topic the words just flow! The hardest part is definitely finding the time. Working full-time, volunteering on my weekends and being dedicated to working out and keeping fit are all things which take up a lot of my time. I love to blog though, so when I get a free moment I'm on here typing away :)

7. What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started? 
Blogging is the easy part, gaining a following and getting people to read is a lot more difficult! You have to be willing to put a lot of time into marketing your blog and your posts, sharing updates on social media and generally giving people a reason to follow you. Worth it, but something I hadn't factored in when I first started up!

8. How has blogging changed you? 
Hopefully this doesn't sound corny, but blogging has really given me the change to look at myself from another perspective, and learn more about my values, goals and ambitions. The biggest change for me is that I no longer feel the need to gain approval by posting pictures on social media. I now take pictures for myself and my own enjoyment, and only share what I truly want to, not just those things which make my life sound amazing.

9. What are your blogging goals for 2016? 
I want to continue writing inspiring posts, visiting amazing places around the world and sharing my knowledge and experiences with everyone!

10. What would be your number one tip for new bloggers?
Be yourself. Don't try to blog like someone else just because they're highly recognised. Everyone travels differently, everyone writes differently and this makes for a world where we all seek different things! Know why you want to blog and stay true to yourself, and always feel comfortable asking questions of other bloggers.

My nominees for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award are...

And my questions for these lovely ladies...
  1. What is it that inspired you to start blogging?
  2. Why do you travel?
  3. How do you leave a positive impact on the world?
  4. If you could only visit one more place in the world, where would it be?
  5. How do you pick the topics you write about?
  6. What is it that makes your blog different to others?
  7. What have you found the most difficult aspects of blogging?
  8. What is the most important part of blogging to you?
  9. What advice would you give to newbie travel bloggers?
  10. What are your blogging goals for 2016!?
Thanks again to Mel for the nomination, happy travels everyone :)

4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)

I think it depends on the type of content I’m writing. I think I write in a mostly informative way when I am writing in a list format and journal style when I am recalling a travel experience (how I felt, what I was thinking etc.). Either way I try to write as if I were talking one on one with a friend as that is the style I like to read on other travel blogs that I love. I think the way a blogger writes is personal to them and an important part of what makes them and their blog unique.

5) What is your writing process like?

It’s different depending on the type of post I’m doing. On a story-telling post I’ll pick and edit the pictures first and then write the content around the pictures. If it is an advice or list format type of post, I’ll write the bullet points and content first and add the pictures later. I usually have the post title from the start but sometimes I will change this depending on the keywords I want to be ranked on for the post. I then pick my favourite image from the post (or the one that best shows the type of post it is) and set it as a featured image. I then proof-read and publish.

6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?

For me the easiest part about blogging is coming up with ideas and the most difficult part is finding time to blog around a full-time job and social life!

7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?

There isn’t much I wish I’d known as I still would have started the blog because I love it so much. I think it would have been useful to of been prepared for the amount of time it takes to schedule social media and if I’d known that I could have started with a more consistent social media schedule from the beginning.

8) How has blogging changed you?

I think it has given me more confidence in my own abilities as I get to create and work on a project that is entirely my own. I think it also pushes me to experience more weird and wonderful things in the world as it makes for great writing material ;)

9) What is your goal for your blog in 2016?

I want to carry on inspiring and helping 9-5ers like me to follow their travel dreams regardless of how much annual leave they have or what their budget is.

10) Any tips for new bloggers?

My number one tip for new bloggers would be to not compare yourself to anyone else. It’s so easy to get caught in the trap of “aw my blog isn’t as good as theirs or they have way more followers than I do” but it’s a sure fire way of making yourself miserable and losing sight of why you started your blog in the first place.

I’d like to nominate:

-Sophie from Sophie’s Suitcase
-Kirsten from The Kooky Traveller
-Tami from The Guilty Girl
-Becca from Almost Ginger
-Katie from The Hostel Girl
-Carolin from Style Lingua
-Erica Grace from A Girl Who Wanders
-Sonal from Drifter Planet

And here are my blogging questions:

1) How would you describe your blog in one sentence?
2) Why did you start blogging?
3) What inspires you to create a post?
4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)
5) What is your writing process?
6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?
7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?
8) How has blogging changed you?
9) What are your blogging goals for 2016?
10) What would be your number one tip for new bloggers?
Have you ever been nominated for Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award? If you have add the link to your answers below, I’d love to read them :)
- See more at: http://www.footstepsontheglobe.com/top-posts/nominated-again-for-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/#sthash.ECg6UIbb.dpuf

Guidelines for being nominated:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them in your post
-Answer the ten questions you have been given
-Come up with ten questions of your own
-Spread the love and nominate up to ten bloggers yourself
Here are the answers to Jana’s blogging questions…

1) What is your one sentence about your blog?

Footsteps on the Globe is a travel blog inspiring 9-5 wanderlusters to seek their next adventure.

2) Do you blog while on the road?

Due to limited annual leave with my job, I usually only go away for a week or two at a time so I don’t need to blog whilst I’m on the road I just write everything up when I get home.

3) How do you come up with your inspiration for a post?

It’s usually in the moment when I’m in the middle of the experience or trip that I think: “this is so cool, I have to write about this!” Other times I try to think about what inspires me to travel and what sort of advice and tips I could give to help someone else.

4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)

I think it depends on the type of content I’m writing. I think I write in a mostly informative way when I am writing in a list format and journal style when I am recalling a travel experience (how I felt, what I was thinking etc.). Either way I try to write as if I were talking one on one with a friend as that is the style I like to read on other travel blogs that I love. I think the way a blogger writes is personal to them and an important part of what makes them and their blog unique.

5) What is your writing process like?

It’s different depending on the type of post I’m doing. On a story-telling post I’ll pick and edit the pictures first and then write the content around the pictures. If it is an advice or list format type of post, I’ll write the bullet points and content first and add the pictures later. I usually have the post title from the start but sometimes I will change this depending on the keywords I want to be ranked on for the post. I then pick my favourite image from the post (or the one that best shows the type of post it is) and set it as a featured image. I then proof-read and publish.

6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?

For me the easiest part about blogging is coming up with ideas and the most difficult part is finding time to blog around a full-time job and social life!

7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?

There isn’t much I wish I’d known as I still would have started the blog because I love it so much. I think it would have been useful to of been prepared for the amount of time it takes to schedule social media and if I’d known that I could have started with a more consistent social media schedule from the beginning.

8) How has blogging changed you?

I think it has given me more confidence in my own abilities as I get to create and work on a project that is entirely my own. I think it also pushes me to experience more weird and wonderful things in the world as it makes for great writing material ;)

9) What is your goal for your blog in 2016?

I want to carry on inspiring and helping 9-5ers like me to follow their travel dreams regardless of how much annual leave they have or what their budget is.

10) Any tips for new bloggers?

My number one tip for new bloggers would be to not compare yourself to anyone else. It’s so easy to get caught in the trap of “aw my blog isn’t as good as theirs or they have way more followers than I do” but it’s a sure fire way of making yourself miserable and losing sight of why you started your blog in the first place.

I’d like to nominate:

-Sophie from Sophie’s Suitcase
-Kirsten from The Kooky Traveller
-Tami from The Guilty Girl
-Becca from Almost Ginger
-Katie from The Hostel Girl
-Carolin from Style Lingua
-Erica Grace from A Girl Who Wanders
-Sonal from Drifter Planet

And here are my blogging questions:

1) How would you describe your blog in one sentence?
2) Why did you start blogging?
3) What inspires you to create a post?
4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)
5) What is your writing process?
6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?
7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?
8) How has blogging changed you?
9) What are your blogging goals for 2016?
10) What would be your number one tip for new bloggers?
Have you ever been nominated for Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award? If you have add the link to your answers below, I’d love to read them :)
- See more at: http://www.footstepsontheglobe.com/top-posts/nominated-again-for-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/#sthash.ECg6UIbb.dpuf

Guidelines for being nominated:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link them in your post
-Answer the ten questions you have been given
-Come up with ten questions of your own
-Spread the love and nominate up to ten bloggers yourself
Here are the answers to Jana’s blogging questions…

1) What is your one sentence about your blog?

Footsteps on the Globe is a travel blog inspiring 9-5 wanderlusters to seek their next adventure.

2) Do you blog while on the road?

Due to limited annual leave with my job, I usually only go away for a week or two at a time so I don’t need to blog whilst I’m on the road I just write everything up when I get home.

3) How do you come up with your inspiration for a post?

It’s usually in the moment when I’m in the middle of the experience or trip that I think: “this is so cool, I have to write about this!” Other times I try to think about what inspires me to travel and what sort of advice and tips I could give to help someone else.

4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)

I think it depends on the type of content I’m writing. I think I write in a mostly informative way when I am writing in a list format and journal style when I am recalling a travel experience (how I felt, what I was thinking etc.). Either way I try to write as if I were talking one on one with a friend as that is the style I like to read on other travel blogs that I love. I think the way a blogger writes is personal to them and an important part of what makes them and their blog unique.

5) What is your writing process like?

It’s different depending on the type of post I’m doing. On a story-telling post I’ll pick and edit the pictures first and then write the content around the pictures. If it is an advice or list format type of post, I’ll write the bullet points and content first and add the pictures later. I usually have the post title from the start but sometimes I will change this depending on the keywords I want to be ranked on for the post. I then pick my favourite image from the post (or the one that best shows the type of post it is) and set it as a featured image. I then proof-read and publish.

6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?

For me the easiest part about blogging is coming up with ideas and the most difficult part is finding time to blog around a full-time job and social life!

7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?

There isn’t much I wish I’d known as I still would have started the blog because I love it so much. I think it would have been useful to of been prepared for the amount of time it takes to schedule social media and if I’d known that I could have started with a more consistent social media schedule from the beginning.

8) How has blogging changed you?

I think it has given me more confidence in my own abilities as I get to create and work on a project that is entirely my own. I think it also pushes me to experience more weird and wonderful things in the world as it makes for great writing material ;)

9) What is your goal for your blog in 2016?

I want to carry on inspiring and helping 9-5ers like me to follow their travel dreams regardless of how much annual leave they have or what their budget is.

10) Any tips for new bloggers?

My number one tip for new bloggers would be to not compare yourself to anyone else. It’s so easy to get caught in the trap of “aw my blog isn’t as good as theirs or they have way more followers than I do” but it’s a sure fire way of making yourself miserable and losing sight of why you started your blog in the first place.

I’d like to nominate:

-Sophie from Sophie’s Suitcase
-Kirsten from The Kooky Traveller
-Tami from The Guilty Girl
-Becca from Almost Ginger
-Katie from The Hostel Girl
-Carolin from Style Lingua
-Erica Grace from A Girl Who Wanders
-Sonal from Drifter Planet

And here are my blogging questions:

1) How would you describe your blog in one sentence?
2) Why did you start blogging?
3) What inspires you to create a post?
4) What is your writing style? (i.e. journal, informative, long-form, editorial…)
5) What is your writing process?
6) What is the easiest and most difficult part of blogging?
7) What do you wish you knew about blogging when you started?
8) How has blogging changed you?
9) What are your blogging goals for 2016?
10) What would be your number one tip for new bloggers?
Have you ever been nominated for Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award? If you have add the link to your answers below, I’d love to read them :)
- See more at: http://www.footstepsontheglobe.com/top-posts/nominated-again-for-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/#sthash.ECg6UIbb.dpuf

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