Saturday, April 7, 2018

11 questions asked, 11 questions answered!

My fabulous friends over at Wandering Wombmates nominated me for the Liebster award! "The Liebster Award is an award nomination that is given to bloggers by bloggers. It’s a way to show recognition for one another and to build more of a sense of community by helping expand our reach. It’s also a great way to connect with other like-minded bloggers and be offered a structured way to share our experiences."

I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration for blog content and I loved that this was a specific set of questions I could answer in a post to share more about myself. They basically wrote the post for me - easiest blog post ever! But if you haven't heard of the Wandering Wombmates, you're missing out. I actually know them because we grew up in the same hometown but I love that they've joined the blogging world to share about all of their amazing adventures! Be sure to check them out and don't forget to enter their giveaway that they have going on right this second!

And here's a picture of some pretty flowers because this post needed some color!
Photo via Pinterest.

Without further ado, here are the questions the twins asked me along with my answers:

If you had to eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Can I choose potatoes? lol Potatoes and Diet Pepsi. Does that mean I like American food?

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I started this here blog my first semester of college. January of 2011. Isn't that nuts? Back then I think I called it Land of Chan and my header had a bunch of stick figure dancers that were really pixel-y LOL. I drew them myself.

How do you focus on getting traffic to your blog?
PinterestInstagram, and Facebook are my biggest traffic sources according to my stats from Blogger. I'm pretty active on all three of those platforms and love them all.

What is the best book you have read recently and why?
Ohh man. I loved the book I shared in this post! It's the book I've read most recently and it was such a good story!

Where are you planning on traveling to next?
Florida - HP WORLD HERE WE COME! I cannot wait to go back! To see our first adventure in Harry Potter world, click here!

Favourite part about blogging? Least favourite part about blogging?
My least favorite part about blogging is that I get really caught up in the stats sometimes and lose sight of my 'why' - which is what I love most about blogging - I love to write and I feel called to document my life and share it with others.

What’s something you wish you knew before you began blogging?
This is such a good question. I wish I had known how big blogging would become. I feel like I was 'in the blogging game' really early and had I known that it could have been a revenue source for us earlier maybe I could have made something of it? It's really hard to make something of your blog these days because everyone is blogging and everyone is an influencer! I have an internal battle with myself on like a weekly basis where I'm like 'Yeah, I'm going to put more time and effort into this thing and try to earn some money from it' and then the next week I'll think 'I'll just do this for me as a journal instead.' It's always changing.

Best lesson you’ve learned as a blogger?
My dream for this space is for it to be something like Love, Taza blog. A total lifestyle blog with travel, fashion, food, hair, beauty, religion, and family. Lots of family. But something I've learned is that I can't force people to be interested in my life, nor do I want to lol. Isn't that such a weird thing to learn? So I'm just going to keep focusing on making this a happy, uplifting place where I share my life and if people want to follow along, great! If they don't, that's ok, too!

Favourite inspirational quote?
Photo via Pinterest

What’s something on your bucket list?
Go to Hawaii. I'm a sunshine and beach vacation girl. It's just plain stupid that I haven't been to Hawaii yet.

What your next big goal for your blog?
I would love to do some sort of sponsored post with one of my favorite clothing companies like Lululemon or Old Navy or something like that. Wouldn't that be so freaking fun?

My nominees for the Liebster award:

Jordan @ Jordan Cidelle

Hannah @ Twinnerpated 

Brittany @ Brittany Lowry

Andrea & Angie @ Andrea & Angie

Cassie @ Cassie & Co

Anyone else that wants to do this, feel free! It's always fun to fill out questionnaires for blog posts so please join in!

I loved the blogging questions that I was asked so I'm stealing some of those for you ladies to answer, too! Your questions: 

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
Is your 'why' for blogging different now than it was when you started?
How do you focus on getting traffic to your blog?
Favourite part about blogging? 
Least favourite part about blogging?
Best lesson you’ve learned as a blogger?
What’s something you wish you knew before you began blogging?
Who is your favorite blogger and why?
What your next big goal for your blog?
What is your ultimate, end game goal or dream for your blog? 
And just for kicks and giggles, if you could wear one outfit for the rest of your life on repeat, what would it be? Like imagine a childhood cartoon where they open their closet and they have the same outfit hung up on several hangers, ya know? 

Thanks for sharing part of your weekend with me! 
xoxo, Chelan

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