As you guys may know, I am very new to blogging and I absolutely love it! I began networking with other bloggers through Facebook groups and through comments of other blogs and I have met some really cool people! On one of these Facebook groups, I met a really cool blogger named Dot. Dot is a Millennial blogger full of adventures. She just recently moved to the UAE with her husband and is very into travel, food, DIY projects and more! Check out her blog here!
Dot was actually nominated for the Liebster Award and then nominated me! I was so excited haha. I thought it was pretty cool that my blog was good enough to even be nominated especially since this is like my baby.
For those of you who don’t know: The word Liebster means “Dearest” in German. It is an award (Virtual) that is given from bloggers to other bloggers. It’s a great way to network, make new friends and give your page some exposure. I’ve been looking foward to making new Blogger Besties anyway. Collab, anyone?
Since I have been nominated, I get to answer questions given to me by Dot so you all can get a better idea of who I am!
1.Why did you start blogging?
To be honest, I was really into the idea of vlogging on Youtube. I love the idea of broadcasting my interests and sharing tips with others. I ended up not doing the vlogging and began looking into blogging because I like typing. I know that’s a weird reason but the more research I did (Approx. 3 months), the more I began to love the idea of this community and what it offers to others. It’s an outlet that you create. A community where you can meet knew people, discover interests, share what you’ve learned and bring others along with you on a journey at the touch of a keyboard. How cool is that?!
2. Tell us about your favorite blog post and share the link.
I actually don’t have a favorite blog post, yet. I’m still discovering blogs and deciding all that. Don’t judge haha.
3. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
Funny story, really. I was reading a few blog posts on tips to starting a blog. A lot of them were stating how you should name your blog (Lifestyle blog that is) with your name involved because this blog represents you. I began coming up with unique words to go with my nickname, Zee. I even began to look up words in Arabic so it sounded unique. Then I thought it might not be easy for others to speak a different language. I started looking up words that started with a “Z” and found the word Zoetic. Zoetic means of or relating to life. This is a lifestyle blog so that was a no-brainer.
4. What travel plans do you have for 2017?
There is a great chance that I will be going to Morocco in January but I’m not
5. When you have writer’s block, what do you do to work it out?
When I have writers block, I browse through other blogs for inspo, OR I take to Youtube for inspo. Sometimes looking for inspiration through another outlet really gets the juices flowing. I also keep a notebook for my blogging (And for vlogging. Channel coming soon!) so when I’m just flowing with ideas, I write down ideas for posts and look to that for when I can’t figure out what I want to write. Or I just don’t blog and let it come to me (I really don’t like to do that but sometimes you need a break).
6. What do you love and hate most about blogging?
I love that my blog is MINE. I make it as I want it and how it is a true outlet for me. I love coming up with creative recipes and ideas in order to help girls like me out there. What I hate about blogging will probably be the pressure of being consistent because I do get writer’s block often but even that doesn’t bother me too much.
7. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Three words to describe myself: Friendly, Creative, Caring.
8. What is your dream destination?
My dream destination is either Greece, Egypt or London.
9. Who is your role model and why?
My role model? I’m not sure, I look up to a lot of people for different reasons. Youtubers, Family, Friends, etc.
10. What advice do you have for other bloggers?
Advice that I could give to other bloggers would be to stay organized and if you have an idea, WRITE IT DOWN. I can’t stress that enough!
Ready for the cool part?
I get to nominate a blogger. I found this blogger on a Facebook group and was so excited once I checked out her blog because it is exactly the kind of blog I want to keep going back to! Her name is Amy J Mane II! She is an intelligent, creative woman from Mozambique, Africa. How cool is that! She blogs about DIY’s , Beauty and has some inspirational posts as well! A Jane of all trades. Check her out here!
Here are my questions to Amy so you guys can get to know her better!
- How long have you been blogging?
- What was your best blog post about?
- Where do you dream to travel?
- What are five things you love about yourself?
- If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- What would you like to accomplish in the next 5 years for your blog?
- What inspires you the most?
- Who is your target audience?
- Who is your favorite music artist?
- What advice would you give to a blogger just starting?
Now that Amy is a nominee, she will create a post of her own in regards to the award as well as the answered questions I’ve listed above so you guys can get to know her! Good luck, Amy. Can’t wait to read it!
Don’t forget to check out: Dot’s Blog: http://www.dotonherway.com
Amy’s Blog: https://herlifeasamy.wordpress.com/
Thanks for reading!