Hello Readers from around the world. Did you know that it’s nearly over a year since I first pushed the publish button on ericotrips? Looking back, it hasn’t been a piece of cake especially with hurdles such as consistency or content outsourcing. So, early last month – around the same time I uploaded the Bimmerfest and Susanne Wenger’s Blogpost, you can imagine how excited I was to see a Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination from Faith.
First off, Special Thanks to Faith for this Nomination, she is an amazing blogger at faithspen where she “pens” words that inspire hurting, depressed or confused people through encouragement and compassion. Faith also discusses Christianity on her blog.
If you’re an avid reader of ericotrips, you’ll know it wasn’t too long ago that I wanted to quit blogging cold turkey but instead, it turned out to be a very short one-month break. So it doesn’t sound like I’m saying too much, I’ll be sharing my response to Faith’s Questions right about now…
Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award
1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
4. Nominate eleven other bloggers and ask them eleven new questions.
5. Notify the nominees about their nominations by commenting on one of their blog posts.
Q1. What one question would you ask if you met me in person?
I would definitely have a lot of questions to ask but since you said one, here goes.
How do you muster the courage to share your deepest and most personal experiences with your blog readers?
Q2. What fuels your passion for success?
Umm. I think I’ll be relating this to “blogging success.” The Expectations from my supportive friends and inspiration from successful people in travel niche.
Q3. How do you handle down moments?
I actually say a word of prayer and if there’s someone around I can communicate with, I share my problems with them. Also, whenever I’m financially fit, I make sure that I visit some fun places to get through the times.
Q4. Do you think it’s necessary for a couple to own joint accounts?
No! No be by force.
Q5. How many books have you read this year? Mention them.
I’ve read 5 books.
1. How to Plan your Life
2. In Dependence
3. The Richest Man in Babylon
4. Reposition Yourself
5. Good Morning, Holy Spirit
Q6. What’s your favourite Bible verse? Share briefly how it ministers to you.
This scripture affirms the role of God in everyone’s life, He is our Lord and our Provider and if we believe in Him, we cannot lack.
Q7. What genre of music are you interested in?
Afro Beats and Hip Hop.
Q8. What’s your concept of love?
Love is a beautiful thing.
Q9. Do you think it’s right for women to wear dreadlocks?
I’m very okay with women wearing dreads and I think they’re fashionable especially when worn in different styles. My only turn off is when they’re not tidy.
Q10. Does the principle of tithing hold water in the New Testament?
There’re mentions of tithing in the New Testament so it does “hold water.”
Q11. What’s your favourite food? Highlight the steps for making it happen.
It changes over time but my favourite food right now is Fufu and Ewedu garnished with Goat Meat, the leg preferably and I don’t know how to prepare it.
And The Nominees For The Sunshine Blogger Awards Are:
#1. Dr. Rochelle Knight from adventuresfromelle
Dr. Rochelle is a travel blogger based in Jamaica who has somehow managed to juggle her medical profession and thirst for adventure with travel blogging. She enjoys off-the-beaten-paths, outdoor/nature travel and authentic experiences. I got to interview Rochelle Knight in a recent blogpost.
#2. Amarachi from travelwithapen
Amarachi Ekekwe is one of the best travel bloggers in Nigeria and over time, she has worked with brands such as First Bank, Unravelling Nigeria and Jansport. Her blog, travelwithapen is an archive of exciting destinations within and outside the country.
#3. Tunde from nomadicnegro
Tunde is the founder of nomadicnegro, he uses blogging as a channel to contribute to wealth creation in the Nigerian tourism industry. He also seldomly shares travel blogging tips and content on Instagram. Tunde believes that traveling is the easiest way to learn modesty and humility.
#4. Lola Daniyan from unravellingnigeria
All thanks to Lola Daniyan, today, Unravelling Nigeria is one of the biggest and most recognisable brands in the Nigerian tourism industry. As the name implies, Unravelling Nigeria is a travel blog and agency with a big focus on exploring the crannies of the country.
#5. Chinasa Afigbo from chinasaafigbo
Chinasa Afigbo is a blogger that’s ready to make a difference. She uses her blog as a platform to tell stories about new places and adventures. Every once in a while, Chinasa uploads videos of her travel adventures. She is “huge” on Twitter and Instagram.
#6. Pola Rewako from smileysociety
Pola Rewako is the big brains behind the therapeutic blog – smileysociety, she writes about How to be HAPPY and shares positive quotes and movies, psychology facts and inspiring stories on Instagram – @smileysociety.
#7. Ebunoluwa from wanshygirl
Ebunoluwa is a skincare enthusiast, she often writes about amazing skincare tips and products and whenever she’s not doing that, she talks about her life experiences, restaurant reviews and her travels on wanshygirl.
#8. Mrs Abisola from simplenaijagirl
Mrs Abisola is my perfect kind of blogger, she’s currently based in the “states” and what I love most about her blog is its simplicity and special blend of yoruba humour. She talks about everything lifestyle on simplenaijagirl and guess what?! Mrs Abisola recently launched a podcast she co hosts with her husband – Life and Some Jara.
#9. Cristian Mihai from artofblogging
Cristian Mihai is my “plug” for all things blogging related, he’s one of the bloggers on artofblogging, a successful website with over 24,000 followers and still climbing! He’s passionate about blogging tips that help blog’s readership or productivity.
#10. Ikor Sandra from sandymusings
Sandra is a cool friend of mine, she’s been blogging for less than a year and during the time, she’s made quite an impact. I admire her consistency, you’ll always see a new blog post on sandymusings every Saturday. She blogs all things lifestyle on sandymusings.
#11. Esho Kemi from thehometalks
Esho Kemi is the founder of thehometalks, a blog that she’s actively worked on for years. She writes about interpersonal relationships – dating, marriage and children with passion and she doubles as a public speaker. Esho Kemi is the Creative Content Manager at a writing agency, KEMI Writes. She also offers trainings, coaching and mentorship.
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Here’s My Winning Eleven:
Q1. What inspired you to become a Blogger?
Q2. What are you most passionate about in relation to Blogging?
Q3. What is your best source of inspiration when creating content?
Q4. What is the most creative thing you’ve ever done during your Blogging career?
Q5. If you had the pick of any place in the world for just 24 hours only, where would you go and what would you do?
Q6. Are you currently in your home country? If not, where are you?
Q7. What is the longest you have travelled continuously for without returning home?
Q8. Can you share the best and worst meals you’ve eaten and where?
Q9. Name one of your most cherished travel moments? Share a funny/memorable story if you don’t have any.
Q10. What is still on your bucket list?
Q11. What “life lesson” do you have for everyone based on what you’ve learnt so far?
I found good music to celebrate ericotrips first ever nomination.
Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Reeds driftin’ on by
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
And I’m feeling good
I’m feeling good
BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
Congratulations to me, my friends and readers who read my blogposts and contribute by either sharing or commenting…
God bless you all!