The Mystery Blogger Award!

It’s been so long since I’ve done an award and I’m sat here mildly disgusted at myself for being so bad at this!

I was nominated by the lovely pair at Findthebeautyy to do this! I found their blog recently and think they’re fantastic; check them out if you want a wonderful variety of posts! Thanks for nominating me; it means a lot.

Although I’ve done this award once before, I thought I’d revisit it because I remember loving it so much. Created by OkotoEnigma, it’s described by her as “An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” I think that this perfectly captures the essence of blogging!

The Rules

1. Put the award image or logo on your blog.
2. Thank the person that nominated you and link their blog in your post.
3. Name the creator of this award and link their blog in your post.
4. List the rules.
5. Answer your nominator’s questions.
6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
7. Nominate 10-20 people.
8. Ask your nominees 5 original questions of your choice.
9. Share links to your best blog posts.
10. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
There’s so much variety in this and it makes me happy! Right, here we go.

Findthebeautyy’s Questions

1. What is your reason for starting your blog?
I needed a place to vent my feelings out – an outlet – and I wanted to help people with their feelings too because everyone deserves to be heard. After the end of my last blog, I wanted to start again and I thought Elm was the perfect name and way with which to do it. Turns out I was right and if I can help at least one person through this, I’ll be happy.

2. What motivates you?
Motivation has always been a struggle but the main thing is when I know it’ll help me or someone else. Also, my life experiences give me motivation to either do something or not do something: when doing work, my main motivation is that I know that in the long run, it’ll have a positive outcome. Then again, I do have short bursts of that motivation; I need to work on it.

3. What is the most important thing to you?
This is so painfully clichΓ© but it’s making people happy and helping them. I thrive most when helping others rather than myself and I think it’s so important to make other people smile. Of course I’ll look after myself but for me, I’m happy when others are too. Luckily, it’s a principle that has remained constant for me.

4. Who’s the most important person in your life?
Ahhh I’m not sure; I can’t name one specific person. My dad is very important to me as well as my friends and someone I was previously in a relationship with as all of them shape me as a person. It’s so difficult to choose – nope, I can’t do it. I’m so indecisive!

5. What makes you happiest on a bad day?
Having fun with friends which lets me remove the sadness. I really like positive atmospheres and so when I’m laughing, I’m the most happy even when I’m miserable. Smiling makes everything better, I think.

3 Things about Myself

1. I hate the feeling of sand on any part of my body apart from my hands.
2. I hardly ever watched TV when I was younger; I just listened to audiobooks and played outside.
3. When I laugh too hard I cry and then people often ask me what’s wrong; also my laugh is one of the most obnoxious things you could ever hear.

My Nominations

1. Sunset
2. The Anonymous Girl Writes
3. Formerly Myself
4. Maitreyee
5. Astrid
6. Smiling Dreamer
7. Indiesonglyrics
8. The Small Quiet One
9. Just A Blank Space
10. Rainbow Girl
11. Elsie LMC

Whether I’ve found these blogs yesterday or two years ago, all of them have beautiful writing styles and are unique in how they express themselves.

My Questions for You

1. Have you ever been in love?
2. What’s your favourite instrument and why?
3. What do you admire about yourself?
4. If you could take one lesson you’ve learned from blogging away with you, what would that be?
5. At the moment, what’s the thing you most want to do?

My Best Blog Posts

I critique myself a lot so this will be really difficult.
My Blog in the Real World
I’m Not Scared to Say What my Fears Are
Why I Write How I Do

I hope you enjoy answering those questions and if you don’t know any of the bloggers I’ve listed in my nominations, check them out! You won’t regret it.

Love from Elm πŸ™‚

30 thoughts on “The Mystery Blogger Award!

  1. Yayyyyyyyyy!!! Thanks so much for the nomination!!! πŸ˜€
    It’s awesome that your motivation is to help people. Like, respect πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to answer your questions xx

    • UGH it does! Especially when it’s in water and then you go back onto dry sand 😦 And it always gets in my shoes and I just HATE it!

  2. Great post! It’s really great that your motivation for your blog is to help other people, a kind thought ☺

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination!! πŸ˜„ I love the reason you started blogging and bet you have helped so many people (and more to come) through your amazing blog! Can’t wait to answer your questions! Have a lovely day πŸ’—

  4. Hi elm, I got really busy with my uni admission test preparations and then interviews but I stayed true to myself and read your entire blog starting from the very first post to this very last one. There were sooo many times I wanted to comment and say ‘hey that happens with me too’ or ‘thank you for making me feel better’ or ‘God elm u really nailed it with this post’ but i just held back all this time because it would have disrupted the flow, i would comment, naturally you would reply and things would waver off. So I kept it in till today and am finally commenting on ur blog. I think you mentioned in one of ur comments that you had written a very long comment on my about page but were not sure if it had been sent or not. Well unfortunately I never received it. Anyways if u ever get the time and energy (since reading through your posts, I have realized you usually don’t have any of these left after all the school work and exams) do check my blog out too. You may like it or may not. But that’s another thing. For now I just want to say thank you for being the amazing blogger and on top of that the amazing human that you are(:

    • I know one thing: I know that I love your blog and that when I catch up, I will adore it even more. This is because of another thing I know: you are the most dedicated, fantastic and thoughtful person that I’ve come across. I’m struck speechless again: you took time out of your life – and a busy one too – to read ALL my blog. All of it. Do you know how monumental that is to me?
      The fact that you, someone with admission tests to do, read my words and loved them – I’m crying. I’m honestly tearing up because I never thought anyone would do that for me.
      Could you link me to your blog again? It won’t link in your comment – I’m not sure why. I want to do exactly the same as you’ve done for me. From start to finish, I will read your blog.
      You are beautiful and you mean the world to me, even if I don’t know you. Your acts of kindness and support – just you reading – has touched my heart and I’m crying again. It’s in awe, I think. Please never stop smiling and being yourself.

      Would you email me sometime? I’d love to talk to you ❀ xx

      • Hey I just feel overwhelmed from this comment of yours. You literally made me feel so happy and worthy that I am out of words. I have no idea how to respond. All I can say is it was nothing, whatever I did..I mean you deserve this and much more because your blog posts are worth reading, they are life and so much more. One could be sad, feeling weak, hopeless, insecure E.T.C they just read your blog and would feel better. You have no idea how strong you are because u have half of the difficulties most of us cant imagine of. So you basically make into an inspiration. A huge one at that.

        I have no idea what’s wrong with my blog since a few others have complained the same but I think it was a broken link and I tried fixing it. This is my blog address
        https://tehreemsiteblog.wordpress.com
        I hope it works this time.
        I will definitely drop u a mail sometime soon. In case you have something interesting to talk about u are welcome to mail me too (email address is on contact page)

      • I’m just about to start!!! Thank you so much for this! I’m going to read it all and comment at the end, maybe dropping some along the way! xx

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