A big thank you to How to $tuff Your Pig for nominating my blog for The Blog Tour Award! I feel privileged to have been selected! If you haven’t visited How to $tuff Your Pig yet, please do so. You will find lots of useful information on personal finance and tips on saving money.
So how does the Blog Tour Award work? Here are the rules and guidelines to follow once you have been nominated:
1) Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
2) Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.
3) Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
- How does my work differ from others in my genre?
- How does my writing/creative process work?
- Why do I write or create what I do?
- What I’m working on at the moment?
4) Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator)
Here are my thoughts on the above questions:
How does my work differ from others in my genre?
My blog is eclectic and covers a wide range of topics which hopefully readers from different backgrounds and cultures can relate to and find something useful for them. My blog topics revolve around motherhood, family life, faith, science, hobbies, healthy living, gratitude, positive thinking and self-improvement, as well as my journey to medical school. I like to interact with my readers so some of my blog posts have a call to action or a challenge. In addition, having had a demanding career in research and subsequently by pursuing medical school later in life (I’m in my 30s) with a family, I feel I can offer advice on how to study effectively as well as balance a rigorous schedule with family.
How does my writing or creative process work?
I often write about my life experiences and my future goals. If I am going through something difficult or something amazing, I want to share it so that others can learn from the situation or be encouraged by it. Some days, I can compose a post in 10 minutes and be happy be with it. Other days, I am more pensive and take a day or two to complete a post. My biggest inspirations for what I write about are my family, my faith, positive thinking, my ambitions and a desire to bring out the best in people.
Why do I write or create what I do?
My blog originally started off as a private blog to document my journey to medical school. But with time it has evolved into a tool that I have enjoyed using to encourage, to uplift, to inform, and to advise others, and also to unload my thoughts into a medium that I can retrieve later. I love to connect with people and I feel that blogging is a great way to form virtual connections through shared experiences and also allows one to learn from others’ experiences. I have been challenged, inspired and educated through reading others’ blogs and I hope to do the same! My blog is also here for my children to read and enjoy as they grow up.
What I’m working on at the moment?
I am working on a series of ‘Mom Tips’ covering a range of child-rearing topics such as introducing solids, potty training and more. I am not an expert but I would like to share my experiences and what has worked for us as a family. Hopefully these tips will be helpful to other parents out there.
To keep the Blog Tour Award moving along, here are my nominations (and let me say that I have come across so many wonderful blogs and it was not easy to narrow it down to just 4 blogs!). Here we go:
Once again, it was very difficult to narrow it down to 4 blogs and it took me weeks to decide!
So congratulations to the above nominees! Your posts are due Monday, July 27th (if you are interested in participating). Feel free to contact me if you have questions about the award.