As Becky Exploring nears its one-year anniversary, I'm so honored that Stefanie of The Hidden Coconut nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!
When I started Becky Exploring in January 2019, I knew it would be a lot of work. But I don't think I fully realized how many different areas on which I would be focusing. Let's just say 'versatile' is an apt description of what it means to be a blogger!
From creating and designing a website and editing a million photos, to marketing on social media and figuring out what the heck SEO is and how to do it properly. There's so much that goes into blogging!
It's been a year of learning and growing. And to have it capped off with this Versatile Blogging Award feels amazing! I cannot wait to see where Becky Exploring takes me this year!
Versatile Blogger Award Nomination
This is the first time Becky Exploring has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. I'm so grateful to have Stefanie's support and encouragement!
Stefanie is living the expat life in Bangkok, Thailand - one of my favorite cities! - teaching ESL. On The Hidden Coconut, she shares tips on solo female travel, living abroad, and teaching ESL. Be sure to check out her blog!
About the Versatile Blogger Award
At this point, you may be wondering, what is The Versatile Blogger Award? Basically it's a way to recognize and support fellow bloggers who work so hard to share valuable content with readers.
So, do you win a prize? Not exactly, but I'm not going to lie - it feels GREAT to know that Stefanie appreciates my content enough to nominate me! And I'm excited to pass on that support and encouragement to my fellow bloggers.
How to Nominate for the Virtual Blogger Award
"When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.
Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then." - Virtual Blogger Award website
Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award
Once you've been nominated for the award, here are some rules to follow:
7 Random Things About Me
Following the rules, I've come up with seven random facts about me that you might not already know.
1) I'm a caffeine-addict. And though I mostly drink coffee, I'll get my fix anyway I can!
2) I love bowling. From elementary school through high school, I was in a bowling league with my own ball + shoes! (Now they're in my storage unit in the U.S.!)
3) Some of my least favorite foods include horseradish (including wasabi), truffle oil, and chicken. Looks like I will never be a true foodie....
4) I can read the Lao script, which is phonetic. Though knowing what I'm saying when I sound it out is another story!
5) Hiking is my favorite workout - give me a mountain to climb and I'll do it!
6) During two summers in college, I worked at the Y&S Twizzlers factory putting boards of steaming hot candy onto giant metal racks for 8 hours a day. My arms have never been so toned!
7) I'm terrified of sharks... yet went swimming with them anyway.
How many of these did you know before reading this post? Leave me a comment below and let me know!
My Nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award
Below are my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award.* These bloggers provide fantastic articles that I enjoy reading and constantly inspire me in my blogging journey.
1) Alana @ Course Charted
Chicago-based blogger focusing on slow, sustainable, savvy travel around the globe.
2) Anna @ Stuck on the Go
North Carolina based travel blogger with inspiration and tips for your next adventure.
3) Anthony & Anna @ Green Mochila
Travelers with an eco-mindset, specializing in budget backpacking in South America.
4) Cole @ Chasing Zeniths
An English teacher in China prioritizing intermittent, family travel in everyday life.
5) Ellie @ The Wandering Quinn
Full-time, solo female traveler sharing tips, plus leading group tours to India & Pakistan.
6) Emily @ London City Calling
A London blogger sharing foodie tips and travel recommendations from London and her travels.
7) Ingrid @ IngridZenMoments
After living in Europe for many years, she's moved to Hong Kong and is sharing beautiful & zen spots from her travels.
8) Irine @ Travel with Irine
Avid outdoor adventurer sharing stunning photos to accompany her travel + hiking tips.
9) Jane @ AbFabTravels
Adventurous travelers with a love of whisky exploring North America via camper van + motorbike.
10) John @ CarpediemEire
Dublin-based travel blogger and photographer who infuses his wonderful sense of humor into articles focusing on European travel.
11) Nick & Dariece @ Goats on the Road
Digital nomads + travel bloggers who are sharing tips on blogging and turning travel into a full-time lifestyle. Their online classes helped me so much when I was setting up the Becky Exploring site! 🙂
12) Oli @ Travel Bugs World
Focusing on slow travel, sharing stories and tips from 20 years of travel.
13) Pam @ Always5Star
Focusing on luxury travel, she's showing readers how to enhance their travel without breaking the bank.
14) Paul @ Too Much To See
Wildlife enthusiast sharing informative articles about his travels to find unique wildlife around the globe.
15) Wendy @ Perthtravelers
Family travel tips and cruise reviews focusing primarily on Asia + Australia Oceania.
*If any bloggers mentioned in this article would like me to update the description provided with something different, please let me know. I'm happy to do it!
I hope you enjoyed reading these random facts about me. Be sure to check out these other amazing bloggers for more great content!