Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination
I am so appreciative to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Naturalee Ashlee. Thank You, Girl! It takes a lot of faith and determination to put yourself out there. Stepping into a field I know little to nothing about has been an overwhelming experience.
I just started this blog within the last 2 weeks but I have planned content and read e-books, blog posts and spent lots of time researching to get up and running for the last few months. This is something I have wanted to do for so long and 2018 is the year I bet on myself, stop blocking my own blessings and put myself out there.
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community. It allows readers to learn more about me by reading the answers to the interview questions provided by the person who nominated me.
My Questions for the Nominees
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Shametria, lover of all things fashion, beauty, natural hair, home decor, traveling and food. I’m very close to my mother she is my best friend and I talk to her a million times a day to get advice and just to gossip. I love shopping. My favorite thing, as well as clothing, is accessories because they make or break an outfit. I am the oldest of all my siblings. In addition to being a Licensed Social Worker and having a Master’s Degree in Social Work, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
2. Where are you from?
3. What do you like most about your city?
The food. I have visited so many cities and countries and the food is not as good as it is here in Cleveland. There are so many great local places to go eat and I discover hidden gems all the time which helps keep me busy on the weekends exploring.
4. Would you recommend your city as a travel destination? Why or why not?
Yes, I think since the city has done all this revitalization and bringing all these new restaurants and having events going on it is a great place to visit now. If you take time to connect with people and get out and explore the city there are so many places to go and things to do.
5. Can you tell us about your blog?
My blog is a mix of all the things I love. I have always wanted to get into fashion and recently over the past few years I have grown to have a deep love for not only makeup but also beauty products. This in addition to my love for traveling and food I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and needed to take a leap of faith and start building and promoting my brand which is me.
6.Who or what are your inspirations for your blog?
So many things inspire me. Music, art, conversations with my friends and family. I love reading magazines and follow so many strong amazing girl bosses on social media. Some of my favorites are Traci Ellis Ross, Tia Mowry, Issa Rae, Sara Jakes Roberts & Adrienne Bailon just to name a few.
7. What are your future plans for your blog?
Since my blog is fairly new I want to continue to work on providing good content. I really want to continue to grow my influence in social media and with my blog and eventually, I would love to partner with brands. I would love to design something of my own whether its accessories or beauty products I want to come up with something that is my own.
8. In accordance with your blog’s theme/niche, what advice would you like to give your viewers?
Always stay true to the things you are passionate about. Take a leap of faith and go after your goals and dreams whatever they are.
9. What tools do you use as a successful blogger?
Since I am so new to blogging I am still learning what tips and tricks contribute to being a successful blogger. One thing I have found helpful is joining Facebook groups. They offer so much advice and tips and tricks to help you connect with other bloggers. I also think it’s important to take the time to plan your content, write it down in a good planner and to have a good camera.
10. What is your purpose in life?
My purpose is to stay true to my values and give content that makes all girls and women feel good about themselves both inside and out. Being an inspiration to other people and letting them know no matter who you are you can do anything you put your mind to.
The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination also provides an opportunity for bloggers to shine some light on other bloggers like myself.
So now I present 11 bloggers who’re out there doin’ the dang thing: (Click on their names to go to their blog)
My Questions for the Nominees:
What’s your favorite music genre?
When did you decide to get into blogging?
Where is your favorite place to travel?
What is one thing you can’t live without?
Who inspires you and why?
What advice do you have for new bloggers?
What’s the best advice anyone gave you?
Are you a morning person? If not what’s your favorite time of the day?
What’s a book you recommend and why?
What is one staple item in your closet?
What’s the most expensive thing you splurged on?
Now, Ladies, it’s your turn!
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.