Thankyou For My Sunshine Blogger Award

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How happy I was I to be tagged on Twitter by the lovely Jacqui from Mummabstylish and to find out she had nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award? Such a fabulous way to pay it forward and get some new eyes on our blogs. I love discovering new blogs. It’s such a diverse community and I am a BIG champion on wanting to help keep all our blogs alive and kicking before Instagram kills the written word completely. Please say it won’t be so?

 

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These were the questions Jacqui asked me ….

1. Why did you start blogging?

I’d wanted to do it for myself for years. I work in digital marketing and create content every day for all sorts of people. For a long time I thought I wouldn’t have the energy or will to do it for myself because I do it all day. I was tempted so many times but in 2017 I finally took the plunge. This was my first post …  Am I The Valentine Grinch?

2. I find it hard to take my own photos when Esther Ruby can’t take them – who takes yours?

I’m a mix of fashion and lifestyle so it’s only the outfit posts I struggle with. I have an Insta Husband!! It was begrudgingly at first but then he seemed to not mind. I think as he has realised that most people don’t bat an eyelid or that they think it looks fun he began to relax a bit about doing it. For a long time my eldest son did most of my outfit posts but he has moved out now so the husband is back on duty. Sometimes now he is the one to say … ‘do you want a photo?’

I love hearing about other bloggers who have the works and take their own with tripod set up and all. That’s never going to happen here. Long live the iPhone!

3. Have you met any blogger friends IRL?

I have. I’ve met a few of the North East blogger gals at various events I’ve been invited to.  Sadly, though I haven’t met any of the wonderful midlife bloggers I’ve made friends with IRL yet. I’m hoping 2019 is the year to change that. I’d love to meet more bloggers my age but I’ve yet to meet one who is close to where I live. I am a North Eastern one woman midlife niche .. lol! It certainly feels like it. Send them my way and introduce me if you know of any.

4. What’s your most proudest achievement?

It was when I won the Vuelio Best Newcomer Blog Award in 2017 just 8 months after starting the blog. When I went along to the event in London in November 2017 I could hardly believe it when they called out my name. Completely surreal and  wonderful.

5. What are your top 5 ‘go to’ blogs?

I always, always read my two absolute favourites ; Not Dressed As Lamb and The Sequinist.

What these two, Catherine and Lisa respectively, don’t know about style and fashion isn’t worth knowing. They are also two of the most supportive women I know that I haven’t met yet IRL. I know I’ll adore them when I finally get chance to.

I love reading my friend Sam’s award winning blog all about life in the North East of England; North East Family Fun. Sam and husband, Steve, are real foodies and I know I can always rely on her to get a great recommendation for somewhere fabulous to eat in my part of the world.

I also fervently read everything from Erica Davies. She seems to be mostly Instagram these days which makes it easy to catch up in bite size pieces every day. A lot of bloggers/influencers blog less  now as Instagram has taken over the world. I love the magazine feel to blogs, though, and hope that maybe we might see a shift back one day soon.

I’ve  read Nikki’s blog, Midlife Chic for a few years now .. long before I started BBED. She writes some amazing capsule wardrobe posts and really knows her stuff. She’s lovely, too. Her posts need to be savoured like a fine wine. The type where you cosy up and have a good read. I always save for later.

 

Thankyou Jacqui, for your support. We’ve not long since got to know each other through our blogs and I look forward to our friendship blossoming further xo

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The rules for the award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog.
2. Answer the questions given by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate other blogs and give questions for them to answer.
4. Notify your nominees through social media or by commenting on their blog.
5. List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

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Here’s my nominees for a Sunshine Blog Award:

Lisa – Glowology

Kerry – Kerry Life & Loves 

Tracey – The Naughty Forty Diaries

Debbie – Fashion Fairy Dust

Ana – March and May

Megan – Thumbelina Lillie { for you my lovely friend to help you with your blogging mojo when you are back online – can’t wait to see it! }

 

Here are your questions blogger friends;

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. Have you ever considered giving it up?

3. Have you met any blogger friends IRL or who would you like to meet?

4. What’s your most proudest achievement?

5. Do you have specific goals you’d like to achieve?

 

 

I’ll look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of my blog choices.

Sharon xo

 

15 Comments

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 8:46 pm

      You are very welcome, Sam xo

  1. March 3, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Oh great to read this! I was nominated too, but I my post is next week. Isn’t it great to keep this going on international!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      It is indeed, Nancy. I think I’m going to start a series about bloggers I love 😉

  2. March 3, 2019 / 10:39 pm

    Thank you so much for the nomination Sharon, I really appreciate you thinking of me. I will try to do my post asap xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 5:32 pm

      I loved your post, Kerry as I knew I would. Thankyou for taking part, lovely girl xo

  3. March 3, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Sharon. You know I think the WORLD of you and your blog, and you’ve inspired me and influenced my own purchases. You have such a refreshingly unique voice and I enjoy every little well written, stylish, wry observation you make. Love to you xxx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      You’ve had my back every step of the way since I got to know you, Lisa .. so so supportive.

      My eldest boy says all the time to me … ‘Mum, thats a group of fabulous women you’re hanging out with through your blog and getting to know.’

  4. March 4, 2019 / 8:43 am

    I have mine ready to go too. It is a great idea! Some day Sharon we will have a G&T together!!

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 5:30 pm

      We will! We Will, Hilda! What a day that will be!!

      I’ll pop over to read yours, too x

  5. March 4, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    Oh this is super Sharon, thanks for joining in and you so deserve this award. Nice to see some new blogs too, I’ve been over and had a look! Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      It’s always good to discover more isn’t it Jacqui? Thanks for helping me to do this, too, with my nomination xo

  6. March 4, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    Thankyou for nominating me lovely lady. I like these types of posts.
    I’m half way through my blog response post but I’ve got a hectic week . So hopefully it’ll go Up This week sometime
    Great selection of blogs. I’m Not familiar with them all so I’ll be having a good stalk later
    Tracey xx

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 5:28 pm

      It’s great to try and encourage more blog readership isn’t it? Thanks for taking part, Tracy. I knew you’d be a great nominee xo

  7. March 10, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Sharon I am SO HONOURED to have mention on your post… what wonderful, kind words – thank you so much!!

    I love that you were given a sunshine award, it’s so very fitting. And I love that you’re so proud of having won that Vuelio Award so early on, that really was an incredible achievement.

    I absolutely adore you and your blog and I hope we shall meet IRL one day very soon <3

    Catherine xx

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