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Guess what? I’ve been nominated for my first blog award, the Liebster Award, how cool is that? The Liebster Award is a form of recognition given to bloggers, by bloggers. This award was created to recognize new bloggers and welcome them to the blogging community. So, a big thank you to Kermilia over at The Millennial Stay-At-Home Mom for nominating me. You should definitely check her out. I’m so impressed with her blog and how great her posts are! You would never guess that she’s only been blogging for a couple months because she’s killin’ it!
So, here’s how the Liebster Award works:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you…Thanks again Kermilia!
- Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate five to eleven blogs that you think deserve this award.
- Create questions for those bloggers to answer in their post.
Let’s do this!
What made you decide to start blogging?
There’s a couple of answers to this question. First and foremost, I’m a huge lover of all things DIY and I truly mean it when I call myself a Pinterest fanatic. I have two Pinterest accounts, one personal and one for my blog and they are filled with thousands of pins that serve as my inspiration for my projects. I’ve always loved to share my DIY projects with friends and family on social media, so I thought it would be fun to take it a step further and share it on a blog. The second answer to this question is that my true hope is to one day turn my blog into a full-blown business. My deepest desire is to be home with my children and have more time with my family. Working full-time with three very young children is so hard and I miss my them desperately every day.
What’s an interesting thing that people may not know about you?
I have actually started like three other blogs over the years and quickly quit, maybe out of fear of failing? It’s so sad as I think about where I could be if I had stuck with it. I even hid the fact that I had created this blog for the first couple of months. It’s not that I was “hiding” it per say, I just didn’t tell anyone, there’s a difference, right? Not even my husband! I think I just wanted to feel confident in what I was putting out there before I told anyone and I also wanted to make sure I was going to stick with it this time. And after I finally told my husband, he outed me on Facebook, so now it’s public news!
How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted a name that was catchy and cute and easily related to me. I also knew that my blog would most likely revolve around my kids, so why not include them in the name? So, it may be fairly obvious, but Clement is our last name and we have three kiddos. Three Clements was a little too obvious, so thus Three Clementines was born.
What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
I love feeling like I can be 100% me. As crazy as it sounds since there are total strangers reading about my life, I don’t really think about that too much as I write. I just write what I want to and put it out there. I also really love the techy parts and design side of blogging. I’ve always had an interest in coding and love messing around on the computer so I’ve had a lot of fun working on my blog, tweaking it here and there and always trying to improve it.
What advice would you give to a new blogger?
I would say, absolutely do your research. I made some key mistakes when I first set-up my blog, that cost me time and money. If you’re interested in blogging, check out my post, How To Start A Blog In Five Easy Steps, to find out what not to do and the best ways to save money. Also, don’t let fear stop you! “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” I recently saw this quote and it totally resonated with me. Don’t let doubt get in the way of your dreams!
Here Are Seven Incredible Mom Bloggers That I’m Nominating For The Liebster Award:
- The Hustling Mama
- Modern Foster Family
- The Mum Blog
- Military Mama’s Farmhouse
- Flashes of Bliss
- Cakes to Kale
- Home Smells Like Cookies
My Questions For The Nominees:
- How long have you been blogging and how did you get started?
- What is the most popular blog post you’ve written?
- What is your favorite blog post you’ve written and why?
- How did you come up with your blog name (great question since I always wonder!)?
- What’s your proudest moment as a blogger?
Thank you so much again to Kermilia from The Millennial Stay-At-Home Mom! This was so fun to be a part of and I can’t wait to see how my nominees respond. Make sure you check out their fantastic sites!