The Versatile Blogger Award + 100 Followers


This is a post dedicated to a very recent, unexpected and very pleasant surprise – being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award AND hitting the 100-follower milestone. Now, those who know me will know that I’m one of the worst multitaskers in the world, so killing two birds with one stone probably deserves a cookie in itself. Nevertheless, I am incredibly humbled and grateful. No, really.

I only have the one and only @superwifeandmummy to thank for this award. She’s been leaving delightful little comments on my blog from day one, and they never fail to make me smile. She blogs about everything – from life’s entertaining moments to poetry, I have no doubt that she is the embodiment of a super wife and mummy in real life. Please check her out if you haven’t already, I guarantee lots of smiles when you’re done (or your money back).


The Versatile Blogger Award was created by bloggers to be awarded to other bloggers whose blogs feature high quality content, writing and photos. The Award states: Honour those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

I am always up for sharing the love, and what a lovely way to do it. Okay, acceptance speech over. Here are the rules for the nominations.

Rules for the nominations:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers for this award and inform them.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Put the logo of Versatile Blogger in your post and display the rules also.

The bloggers I would like to nominate are… *opens golden envelope*

  1. @rachelbeingchatty 
  2. @dirtyscifibuddha
  3. @rinaissanceunicorn
  4. @the-emma-edit
  5. @dirtylittledaydreams
  6. @eatsandetc
  7. @booandlittleman

Each and every one of them has an incredible blog that I seek out for new posts again and again, and they never fail to make me chuckle. They know what they’re doing. Please go check them out.

And now for the seven facts about me.

  1. My eyesight is appalling. Just blind as a bat, and practically defenceless without my glasses.
  2. I love anything by Pentatonix, especially their 2016 “A Pentatonix Christmas” album. Bit of an a cappella nerd, really.
  3. I teach the violin and the piano.
  4. I study Pharmacy at university and would love to work in drug formulation one day.
  5. I have a tendency to meet other people’s cats when going on a run. I almost always stop to make friends with them, if they’ll give me the time of day.
  6. I want an English cream retriever and a ragdoll cat to curl up with at night when (if) I own my own home. Millennial problems, you know?
  7. This blog was born entirely on a whim, and it’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

And now, for the 100 followers who have so kindly followed my blog/brainchild. Whether you’re follower no. 1 or no. 100, my sincere thanks to you. It means a lot that you hit that follow button, and I’m so glad you read and enjoy my writing. I had zero expectations for this blog when I started it two months ago, and getting 100 of you to commit to more WordPress spam email every time I publish a new post means a whole lot to me. So thank you.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to start a discussion – have there been any posts that you’ve particularly enjoyed, and why? Are there any particular posts and topics that you would like to see in the future? Feedback and advice on anything is always welcome, all you have to do is leave a comment on one of my posts or simply send it to me via the email contact form. You go girl (and guy, if you’re a guy reading this).

– J


43 Comments on “The Versatile Blogger Award + 100 Followers”

  1. I have the same tendency of making friends with cats while out running, though I’m allergic to them… I just can’t help it!!

  2. First of all, thank you for saying such lovely things about me and my little bloggy. You’re so sweet and genuine ? Secondly, I LOVE Pentatonix!
    Thirdly, you absolutely deserve your 100 followers and another 1000 more. You’re not like any other beauty blogger and that’s why I love following you and chatting with you every week.
    Much love and truly deserved congrats my darling X

    1. Ahh I love that you’re a PTX fan! Totally fangirling about that right now. And your not-so-little bloggy deserves all the lovely things in the world! Thanks again for the nomination, and can’t wait to read your next post x

  3. Congrats on the 100 followers. Very well deserved and I can tell that your following will continue to increase greatly!
    I love that you teach piano. Apparently I have ‘piano fingers’ – very long and I should play so I have always wanted to but never learnt. xx

  4. Congrats! I think we hit 100 followers on the same day. I’m also rather coincidentally short sighted (aka blind as a bat). Nice to cross paths ?

  5. 7 facts about me:

    1. My favourite subjects at school were English language and literature and Art and Design.

    2. It’s my birthday on the 13th August and I’m turning 37!!

    3. My favourite fiction book is ‘Pride and Prejudice.

    4. My favourite non-fiction book is ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’.

    5. My Myers Briggs personality type is ISTJ.

    6. I am vastly humanitarian!

    7. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!

    Thanks again for the nomination!

  6. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am truly honored! I love your blog – such great advice for navigating the overwhelming cosmetics/beauty world 🙂 (I also love Pentatonix – their rendition of ‘Mary Did You Know’ makes me cry every.single.time)

  7. Thank you, for the nomination! <3

    7 facts:

    1. I taught myself to play the piano. (Not able to read sheets)
    2. I like having deep conversations.
    3. Blogging is a sane way to express myself and share my experiences.
    4. I am from an island called "Guam".
    5. Beef jerky is a good way to get me to be friends with you.
    6. Harry Potter is my life. Not even kidding. Probably too serious about it. (No pun here)
    7. Gaming used to be my thing, but I kind of grew out of it and started working.

    I'll be around to check in on you, J! Thanks, again!

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