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The Versatile Blogger Award & Mystery Blogger Award

My people!

Its July already?

Well, this post is finally here. I got nominated by Kween of Kozdiaries and Joan of TheCurlyChristian for the The Versatile Blogger Award in May and sometime last week I was nominated by Tashnee of TashneeVMavee for the Mystery blogger award. These bloggers are killing it and their blogs, you must visit. I am very grateful guys for considering me worthy of this nomination.

Its also been 6 months since owning this space and I am even much grateful to God for the grace to make this much progress. What better time to make this post, than now? So here is my acceptance speech…..oops! post.

The Versatile Blogger Award

ijefinelivinRules of the award: 

  • Write a word of thanks to the blogger who tagged you and leave links to their blog.
  • Share 7 fun facts about you.
  • Choose at least 15 bloggers who deserve your word of encouragement and nominate them.
  • Send words to the talented bloggers whom you nominated, link their blogs and encourage them in their creativity.

7 fun facts about me

  1. It is hard for me to come up with these kind of answers. I usually cannot think of anything fun about me on the spot. But i came up with these and i hope they are fun enough
  2. I kind of used to be a tomboy and i disliked make up and people that wore it. Then, i would only approve a lipgloss. Moral of this fact – Never say never
  3. I love love stories especially how it makes those in love feel. One time in high school/secondary school myself and a friend drafted a fake letter to another friend of ours who had just gisted us about this guy friend she fell head over heels in love with during the break. We watched with excitement,  from a distance, as she read her “love letter” and blushed. We eventually told her what we did and she couldn’t believe because it was too real to be a lie…lmao…She was writing a reply letter to send back to him and so we had to tell her what we had done.
  4. I am a sucker for music and dance reality shows. I am currently enjoying the Voice Naija and anticipating this year’s MTN project fame.
  5. I love Ankara and won’t mind wearing it or incorporating it into my everything.
  6. I love DIYs a lot. Anything to make me create something new out of something old is my bad habit because it makes me a hoarder. It is difficult to let things go as I always feel there is something else i can do it. But “we” are changing for the better as i am learning that decluttering is good for the mind.
  7.  I am more likely to attend a praise convention than a prayer convention, I cry when i worship. I feel the connection more.

It looks like all the bloggers i know have been nominated for this award. Any blogger reading this and has not been nominated is duly nominated by me. You guys are doing a great job owning your space and you deserve my nomination.

The Mystery Blogger Award

Rules

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 -20 bloggers
  • Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination link in the “comment” of their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share the link(s) to your best post(s)
This award was created by Okoto Enigma to encourage bloggers to continue to find fun in the course of inspiring people with what they do. Check her at okotoenigmasblog.com

3things about myself

  1. I am of the IGBO tribe, from the Eastern part of Nigeria
  2. I am too much of a people pleaser (both a good and a bad thing)
  3. I strongly believe that nothing in life is mere coincidence.

5 questions from My Nominator

  1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done?
    Go out on a date with someone i never met before until that day
  2. Can you tell me some of your strengths​ that really helped you in blogging?
    Pushing myself– There were days i did not feel up to it, there were days too hectic and all i wanted to do is sleep and not worry about anything in the world but i just had to push myself.  I critique myself a lot and its just because i want to be better. I find that when i go back to my previous posts after its been published i realize that there was something i could have done better so i input that in future posts. Also I don’t like to take things too seriously, despite wanting to push myself and being better i like to know that it is necessary to draw the line between trying to meet certain standards and genuinely finding fun in what you do. You don’t wanna take away the fun in anything you love doing lest it becomes a love hate thing. You cannot come and kill yourself, and this is not just with blogging but with everything else we love to do.
  3. Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
    All the Blogs i follow (i actually don’t follow that many i think ….because its hard to keep up with everyone churning out posts and i always like to visit all) have impacted me but i cannot yet single out one blog. Having said that, I won’t say that i don’t feel the heat in the blogging community but i look at the competition as a healthy dose of inspiration boost. From all the stories they share and getting to understand the personalities behind the blogs, i get to learn more about myself and working under the pressure too builds my confidence. Most importantly i have made friends here
  4. Who was your first style icon?
    Hmmmm….I will say Keri Hilson. Truly, i was late on this fashion and style thing….lmao
  5. How would you describe your blogging style?
    Motivational, Humorous, Driven and Organic

My Nominees are:

Kozdiaries

JessicaHugoInspire

Tega Enai

The Godlychic

TheCurlychristian

Mamamo

Liv Sampson

LedtoLead

Dominikagoodness

Travelwithapen

Stellascreativity

Oreoluwa

La Audacia de Aquiles

Idlehead

Lifeofangela

If you are reading this post please be humbly notified.

My 5 questions 

1.What special talents do you have and which would you wish you had?

2. What is your number one blogging goal?

3.What important life lesson(s) have you learnt in the last 6 months?

4.What cartoon character best describes your personality and why?

5.What do you love the most about blogging/being a blogger?

My best posts:

6 things that kept my Hustle going in 2016

This Adulting thing

10 ways to be a Savage

Before and After

II reason to Go thrift shopping

And How do i Know he is the Right One?

Moving forward 

International Women’s Day 2017 || Be Bold For Change: Tell your Story

Career chat with Towenna Cassandra Aghukwa

While you are Expecting| Stay stylish in a bump 

I feel like i have just emptied myself in this post…but its alright. It is such fun to share bits of myself with you all here. I have made tremendous progress just from sharing this space with you.

 

 

Do have a lovely month of July

See you soon

Ijeoma....xoxo
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14 Comments

    1. Author

      Thank you dear. I appreciate all your encouragement. i will try to keep it interesting

  1. I’m with you on ‘the voice naija’. Currently enjoying tht too.
    I’ll definitely attend a praise/worship convention. I too connect more with that than prayers.
    And yes!! I totally agree with you on pushing ourselves. “Life begins at the end of our comfort zone”.
    Thanks for the nomination darl, you are amazing.

    1. Author

      Yes ooo…the voice naija!
      Thank God is everywhere and its all about the connection.
      Oh yea…we keep pushing. Thanks for the kind words namesake

  2. Thanks for the nomination Ijay! It’s been a short while since I read from you so this was a great comeback. I also firmly believe nothing just happens. No such thing as a coincidence. May you make even more progress as you share a piece of your world and yourself with the world

    1. Author

      Thanks Sis. Your comment just made me smile. It’s not easy but i will try to.

    1. Author

      Lol….very mischievous I tell you. Thanks for stopping over dear. Have a great weekend.

  3. Thank so much for the nomination… Good to get to know you a little bit more through your answers here… I am saving the link to post about this anytime. Know that I will 😀 xx Have a great weekend. Best to you! 😀

    1. Author

      You are most welcome and its my pleasure to share. I will be looking forward to reading your post. Have a swirl time

  4. Thanks mami for the nomination I really appreciate it. I’d definitely attend a worship or praise concert than a prayer conference truly and I’m with you about loving love. Keep up the good work
    https://kozdiaries.wordpress.com

    1. Author

      You are welcome dear. Yes ooooo, it will be a pleaasure to watch you😊

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