Blogger Recognition Award

Big thanks to Michelle @ Addictively Turning Pages for the nomination. Check out her stunning book blog when you get the chance.

Rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  3. Give two advice to new bloggers
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

The beginning of Disappear From Reality

Well. My blog began with not this one but instead Meers2review that I began over a year ago now actually and that came to an end after the end of summer 2015. That would really be where my blogging came to life because without that group of friends and the idea for meers, DFR would never have come into play the way it has.

It did however come to an end not long after school because of being busy, time management and all that plus a heavy course load. Back then, I was disappointed, but got caught up in a whirlwind that had me letting it go. Then march comes along and I started talking to Michelle about her blogging, since she and Emilie had both moved on from Meers to their personal book blogs. Michelle is a bugger through and through. I was coming up with name possibilities in no time. Then my blogging and writing have just spiralled out of it all. So I guess the rest is history because honestly, I found my name and that was it, bang. I was getting started, setting it all up and loving every minute of it. As of late I’ve been at a hiatus for blogging by accident due to writer’s block and this is my kickstart to get my ass in gear and back into the blogging community.

My advice to new bloggers

Advice, yea…I can do that? I suppose I still feel like I’m still so new to the community that it’s too soon for blogging advice. Not true though.

Okay first and foremost, as a new blogger remember my most important rule/quote. It’s one for blogging and to live by. Do what you love and love what you do. That’s exactly what you’re blog should be all about. Want to know why? Because you won’t always get to do that in the real world. Where people have to adult and pay bills, you don’t always get that happy choice you love forever. It’s not going to be amazing all the time. SO use the blog. Make it something that brings you all the joy in the world and then some. Whatever you want it’s yours, here at least. So make the most of it and write what you want, when you want. Need to take a break? Do it. Want to write something controversial? Go for it. Anything and everything, this world, this community is yours to join and be apart of. So go for it.

My second piece of advice comes right from the blogging community I’ve been talking about, because it’s there and it’s something to be apart of. Look through other posts. Join conversations. Find what interests you. Follow, follow, follow. And talk. Join right on in, be respectful of others and I speak for myself at least when I say I’ll love it and embrace you. As much as is possible with the pesky computer and all.

Nominations

I will not have 15 because, I just never meet the quota.

Iridesence
Kenzieequinn
Blissful Life Project
Marianne @ Storyscope
ChristiePage
MSnubutterflies

Thanks once again to Michelle for the nomination and have fun with the post for the nominees.
And hopefully following this I will be able to catch up on all the blogging I haven’t been doing these few weeks.

Until next time,

Shayla

 

Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness

First a big shoutout and a huge thank you to Felicia Hf for the nomination. Never thought I would be nominated for one of these, no less too so thanks a lot. It means so much.

The rules as started on Felicia Hf’s blog:

Display the Award in your post, mention your nominator, link back to them, answer 5 questions and nominate 5-10 people. chalkboard-black

1. What made you choose WP as your blogging platform?

Uhhhh. So. I first started out blogging with a group of friends on Meers2review. This meant that while I helped with the setup of the blog and all that, I didn’t really choose WordPress per se. It chose me? Okay okay, Michelle and Emilie already knew about WordPress and it was the one they thought best if I recall correctly. Then when I switched over to do a solo as they did I just kept to the same platform. I’m happy I did. It really is my preferred now, it makes the most sense for me and I really enjoy the WordPress community so I’m happy with the ‘decision’.

2. Introduce yourself and tell us about your blog

So I am 17 years old, currently ending my second to last year of high school. I live in Canada, pretty sure I don’t say eh and maple syrup is awesome. Writing is my passion, sports my hobby and life deals me out other things in between. I don’t like summing myself up, feels weird.
My blog is a mix of a lot of things, what can I say, my writing nor I can stick to one exact thing, ever. Of course I am mostly a book blog though. I enjoy talking books with whoever I can, whenever and reviews are a lot of fun. My blog has a lot of other categories to exercise my writing and keep it interesting from poetry posts to travel destinations.

3. Are you a once in a while blogger or a daily one?

This is a very mixed one for me. You see, I post every day. But those posts, like the one from yesterday for Whistler, travel destinations? I have had that thing done for at least three weeks now. I literally always have at least 8 posts scheduled at a time. Some are even scheduled already into July for something I’m planning. So daily yes, writing daily, not exactly.

4. Do you wish to publish and if so, what type of book?

Of course! Dream right there in every single way. It would be a YA book, most likely supernatural because I find humans so boring otherwise when I write about them haha. I’m currently writing a fanfiction and am in the process of planning a YA. Who knows maybe I’ll find a way to get it published?

5. What is your favourite thing to do besides write?

Umm…Anything that means I’m not bored and thinking too much? My mind usually runs a mile a minute, so I like to keep distracted. That can be anything from reading, TV to doing a HIIT workout. Anything that can have me living life I guess, as corny as that might sound.

Nominees:

That was pretty fun, hope you enjoy my responses and hope the nominees have fun as well!

Until next time,

Shayla

One Lovely Blog Award

So this is a new thing to me. Pretty excited to be nominated and big thanks to Sakshi Gour for the nomination. Stole the rules from her version of this post. Take a look at her blog!

Rules: one-lovely-blog

7 things…wish this was more specific I suck at coming up with this stuff.

  1. I’m an avid sports player and have been skating for hockey since I was 3 years old.
  2. Rugby is top of the list, I’m a hooker, gotta love that sentence. I’m hoping to sign up for my provincial team at some point
  3. I’m bilingual, know french. And I really want to continue studying sign language.
  4. I’ve been called a therapist by my friends far too many times to count, but I’m happy to help them out however I can.
  5. My favourite disney movies of all time are Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Tarzan.
  6. I read until my vision gets blurry, and then some.
  7. I couldn’t live the same without this blog and you guys following along with me so I need to say another quick thanks to Sakshi, this nomination means a lot.

My nominations:

 

Good luck and have fun to the nominees!

Shayla