Hi there, lovely folks! This blog is obviously still brand new and I got ‘tagged’ already! I wasn’t planning on doing any tags yet, since I want more fashion content on my blog before I start sharing personal posts. But this tag is a really nice initiative. It’s called the ‘Liebster Award’ and the purpose is to draw attention to relatively new blogs with less than 200 followers – count me in! Whenever you get tagged (or rather; nominated) you answer some questions, then nominate 11 other bloggers (under 200 followers) and create new questions for them. And don’t forget to link back to the person who tagged you, of course!
I got tagged by Sylvahna – thanks, girlie! She chose to ask her nominated bloggers the questions below. They were dutch originally, so I translated them to english.
Do you go running?
Me and my boyfriend used to go running three times a week, but I have to be honest – it’s been a long time. Right now we’re both busy with other stuff and we don’t really need the extra running anyway. My boyfriend has been going to the gym six times a week for the past years and I teach my BodyBalance classes and do some strength training in between. I’d love to start running again, but I do need to focus on other important stuff right now – like graduating college and blogging!
Name your favorite blogs.
That’s a tough one! I’d have to say KandeeJ is my all-time favorite. I’ve been subscribed to Kandee’s YouTube channel since the early days and she’s one of the few YouTubers that I still enjoy catching up with. She’s such a doll and the most amazing and heartwarming person I have ever known! I love reading her personal blog posts, they can truly brighten up your day. KalynNicholson is one of my inspirations fashion-wise. I also found her on YouTube and started reading her blog after being subscribed for a while. I love her outfits and she’s a gorgeous young woman! Lastly, I should also mention PinkGraphics, my friend Silvy’s blog! I check her blog daily so she should also be included in my favorites!
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging around april 2014. My first blog was a health & fitness blog in dutch. I enjoyed blogging about this topic, but I realized that it’s not that easy to come up with original content. So after about half a year I decided that I wanted a new blog that focuses mainly on my other passion – fashion! And so the preparations of DeniseJoanne.com started.
Have you done any collaborations with companies yet?
Not on this blog, no. I did do one collaboration on my previous blog though – yes, just one. Doing collaborations and making money just isn’t my main interest. Sure – it would be so much fun! But I’m not going to chase those opportunities. If a company would come up to me to propose a collaboration, I’d do it (if the company draws my interest, that is), but I’m just not focusing on that. I’m simply here to share content!
What do you mostly blog about?
My personal style – fashion!
What do you do when you have no inspiration?
When I’m lacking inspiration I choose not to blog at all. Like I said in my introduction post, I’m not keeping to a tight schedule of blogging daily. I chose to share content whenever I feel inspired, because that way my blog posts would be more true and honest.
Do you have a house of your own or do you still live with your parents?
I still live with my mommy, but my boyfriend and I did buy a house recently! It still needs to be built and we expect to move in around december 2015 / january 2016.
Are you working in this blogging business or do you have a different job?
Completely different, actually! I work as a fitness coach and Les Mills instructor at the gym! It goes well with my education in physical therapy and it keeps me fit!
What makes you truly happy?
Being in Disneyland :). Seriously though, Disney’s my happy place! Also, being with my boyfriend makes me extremely happy. We don’t have to go out all the time, I’m perfectly fine with watching a movie with him on the couch! We obviously like to stay fit, but we’re also dedicated couch potatoes!
Where in the Netherlands do you live?
I live in the southern part of the Netherlands, close to Belgium. For the dutchies among us – I live 10 minutes away from the Efteling!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Blogging, reading other blogs, being a couch potato, watching (Disney!) movies, dancing, shopping.. Oh, and I like to play the Wii U occasionally – the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario, baby!
Those were the questions I was asked! Now it is time to nominate 11 other bloggers – drumrolls, please! .. I’m sorry, I cheated! I did not nominate 11 people. Why not? Because I only want to nominate blogs that I actually know and enjoy. It would feel weird to nominate random (starting) blogs just to get it over with! I scanned the blogs I read regularly and selected the ones who are under 200 Bloglovin followers! So here we go!
The questions I’m asking you girlies are:
– What is usually the very first thought on your mind when you wake up in the morning?
– If you’re going to donate one piece of clothing to charity, what would you pick?
– Do you still have a stuffed animal? Introduce him to us!
– Pants or skirts?
– If you were a dessert, what would you be?
– Did you ever conquer a big fear? Tell us about it!
– Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
– If you could grant someone three wishes, who would you pick?
– If you had a spirit animal, what animal would it be?
– What is your ultimate dream carreer?
– What are your thoughts on ‘superfoods’?
I’m also really curious about my readers. So if you got some time, feel free to answer these questions, or maybe even one or two, in the comments below. I’d love to get to know you better!
What are your answers to the questions I asked my nominees?