Blogger Recognition Award!

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It’s been a while since I’ve been nominated for another one of these blogger awards. I look at these as patches you earn for the good work you’ve done on your blog, and use to display them proudly on the right side of my toolbar, but then I thought that wasn’t fair for the bloggers who haven’t been nominated for an award, so I took away the patches so I didn’t look like I was bragging.

I don’t regret that decision, nor does it bug me that other bloggers keep their awards up on their sidebars either. We all want to be recognized for the hard work we do on our blogs or YouTube channels in one way or another. It makes us feel good to be recognized, just because I choose to keep mine away, doesn’t mean I’m not proud of my accomplishments. I often tell myself these are good enough than compared to these new awards that mostly go by the amount of followers and endorsements. I’m not attacking the ones who have been nominated in that way, I really say kudos to you!

Thank you to Sarah of Whimsical Mumblings Blog for thinking of me for this award! Hope you have a great week ahead of you!

The Rules
    • Thank the blogger who nominated you & provide a link to their blog
    • Write a post to show your award
    • Give a brief story about how your blog started
    • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
    • Select 15 bloggers you want to nominate
    • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated, with a link to the post you created.

Why Did I Create “Got Meghan’s Blog”?

I’ve actually been blogging under another username for two years prior before creating this blog. In 2011, I decided I wanted to change it up, I got bored of blogging on my original site but I also was paranoid that my former teacher and students were still reading my posts and such, so I figured it was time to find another blogging platform and within two months I created this blog. It was a spur of the moment kind of deals.

I was listed under another name but I didn’t want to be categorized into one thing. I felt the name I had chosen wouldn’t allow me to branch out to other topics I wanted to talk about, so thankfully I had been using “gotmeghan” on Twitter since probably late 2009. I felt it was a good brand name since you don’t really know what you’ll find in it. At the time, I didn’t exactly know what all I would be writing about; I always knew I was a lifestyle blogger but I also knew I had to talk about disability issues as well. Over the years, it just became a hodgepodge of different things and I like it that way!

Advice For New Bloggers:

When I first had my blog I was honestly thought I was the only blogger, until I was searching on Twitter in 2014 and found a lot of bloggera! I realized that the community was board, people from all over talking about beauty, fashion and lifestyle topics. When I first looked around I couldn’t believe my eyes because it was like 2012 all over again, feeling like I was the only one with my disability and then all of a sudden I find other people and children with Arthrogryposis too!

However, if you like being an outcast that’s fine too. I have seen a lot of bloggers that are very selective in the community and I think that keeps them interesting! They don’t want to do what everybody else is doing, sort of like me. I like being able to make my blog more like an actual brand whereas some bloggers just want to keep it as a hobby. It’s your choice to do whatever you want.

I Nominate These Blogs:

HilaryStyle
nickyashleigh
EmilyBecca
Kitten Wolfheart
SimplyEmma
The Happy Lakspur
Vegas Girl Blog
Nourish ME
Annesmiles
Shona Harding
The Flower That Blooms
Iga Berry
The Curvaceous Vegan
Sarah in Wonderland
Carpe Diem Emmie

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Two weeks ago, I got nominated for a new blog award. I was nominated by Hayley of Quirky Little Planet. I love the name of that blog, it’s so cute! Thank you dear for thinking of me! Totally scared the crap out of me! I’m sorry it’s taking me this long to do this post now. I’ve been a little bit distracted lately and this was the only time I could publish it. This is a “new” award, I say that because I’ve never heard of it before but nevertheless gotta return the favor a bit!

The rules of accepting are:

You acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website and then answer the questions the nominating blogger has created for you.

You then must list 11 bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (You can’t nominate the blogger who nominated you.) Let the 11 bloggers know that you have nominated them.

Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer. (I’m not nominating anybody! Sorry!)

The Questions: 

Who or what inspires you? – A lot of things inspire me, life in general does it for me. It’s probably the only thing that never really changes. I get asked this question quite a bit and my answer always stays the same!
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? – The only thing I remember was how much I wanted to be a firefighter. As a child, I didn’t see my disability as an issue and so I remember from the ages of 6 to 14 I had picked out everything that would be almost impossible for me to do. I still have hopes for the dance career though!

If you could be an animal, what would you be? – I wouldn’t want to be anything that swims or flies because I can’t swim for the life of me and I’m deathly afraid of heights! I think I would be a cat. You had to expect that honestly!
If you could take a trip tomorrow, anywhere in the world, where would you go? – Oh god! I would go to New Orleans or Portland, OR purely for the food in both places!
City, country or coast? – I feel like I’ve always been a city girl at heart but nothing beats living in the country away from the loud cars and the beautiful views!
Introvert or Extrovert? – I’ve been both actually! I was very much an introvert as a kid and then my freshman year of high school came along and the discovery of older boys made me venture out of my comfort zone, but once I graduated from school I think I went back to being a bit of an introvert again. I have my moments.
What are your favourite movies? – Back To The Future, Transformers, Fast and Furious, Where The Heart Is, White Oleander, Sleeping Beauty, and Dreamgirls.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Telepathy. As much as I don’t want to know what everybody is thinking on a daily basis. I would like to be able to control somebody else. #innerdevil
What is your guilty pleasure? – Tattoos.
What do you like most about blogging? – I like a lot of things interacting with other bloggers on Twitter is probably my most favorite thing!
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? – I don’t want to be anybody else. I’ve been striving to be like everybody else, girls I went to school with just to get the “perfect” boyfriend.  I need to focus more on becoming myself and accepting who I am than trade places with anybody else.

Infinity Dreams Award!

11751372_10153479920777520_1478970221_nIt’s always nice to start off a new week with something good! After my weekend, I was really tired and sad on Monday that it was all over with but then I came on my blog that evening and found I had been nominated for another blog award, one I hadn’t heard of so it was really cool! I was nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by The Girl In Glasses. That was so nice of you to do this since we actually haven’t talked much yet, we seriously just found each other’s blogs maybe a month or so ago! So we’re both still really new to each other, but this is so sweet! So thank you dear!

Rules:

  • Thank the blog and the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the questions given to you by the person that nominated you.
  • Nominate other bloggers and get them to answer your own questions!

Answers:

What is one of your fondest memories?

I love learning to do things with my nana. As a kid, I was very stubborn and didn’t want to learn aka be forced to learn things. Now as an adult, I love learning new things to do with my feet away from the wandering eyes of other people I think. We recently baked a cake and she’s going to hopefully show me more things like measuring spoons/cups and after my mom’s suggestion how to read a regular clock even though there’s only one normal clock in our house! I know how to tell time, my mom wasn’t willing to be patient with me when i went to look at the clock in the living room. Nana let me some time before I told her and I got it on my first try! I also don’t know the proper way to say the times too!

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Stay away from the boys! No, seriously! It’s not worth it in the end.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I wanted to be about a million things honestly, when I real little I wanted to be a firefighter. In middle school, I wanted to be a dancer. I still have no idea what I want to be!

Who would you want to cast as yourself in your biographical movie?

In a past post I did, I talked about what I thought about normal, able-bodied actors/actresses playing the roles of disabled people like AnnaSophia Robb playing one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton. I wouldn’t want anybody like that playing somebody like me. I want somebody who is handicapped, in a wheelchair and maybe has Arthrogryposis too! So far I’ve never found anybody who would be perfect!

What is the last photo that you have taken on your phone/camera?

Uh, a picture of the cake my nana made on Friday! I sent it to my nana to make her jealous and proud all at the same time!

Where is your dream destination?

You’d think it would be Hawaii after my sister going there, but my uncle asked me this over the weekend. I took me a while, but England! I have WAYYY too many friends that in England that I would love to meet and maybe I could go to a blogger meet up too! I’d also go there to check out the castles and see the history there!

Blogs That I Nominate:

Hayley-Eszti
Bloo ‘n’ Stuff
Nevena Krstic
Our Wolf Song
Style Of Lingua
Jenny In Neverland

My Questions:

  1. I used to have a rock collection as a kid, did you collect anything as a kid or now as an adult? What started the obsession?
  2. What is your favorite summertime fruit/vegetable?
  3. Do you have an inner rebel living inside of you? What has she been wanting you to do?
  4. What is your favorite scent right now?
  5. Is there anything that is just yours and NOBODY is allowed to use it?

Liebster Award #5

I’ve been nominated for my fifth Liebster award! Whoohoo! I remember the first time I ever got nominated for this sucker, I was completely over the moon! I still get that excited with the others but since this one was the first, it holds a special place in my heart. Also, while looking for the “right” rules on Google, I found out that after you nominated for it five times, you can put it on your sidebar. Well, I can finally do it! Now I know a lot probably didn’t even know that and already put theirs on the sidebar after the first one, but that’s okay. I don’t think those rules ever stayed that way for a long period of time.

I have to say thank you for Kirsty Ralph for nominating me! You are so sweet! She was smart to use Bloglovin for help to nominate people with under 200 followers. I feel like you can never figure out who has 100+ on actual blogs anymore. As much as I’d like to say, there’s not any rules to this, but I can’t because there are rules! So let’s get down to business, shall we?

  • Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions
  • Nominate bloggers with less than 200 BL followers
  • Make a list of questions for them to answer
  • Notify the nominees.

Now it’s time to answer Kristy’s questions!

  1. If you could have one superpower, what would you choose? – To kick some major ass, like the Black Widow in the Avengers, because I feel like I’m not strong enough right now.
  2. Brown sauce or Ketchup? – Okay Kristy, you’re gonna have to explain what brown sauce is. I don’t like a LOT of ketchup but when needed I’ll have it.
  3. Favorite lyric of all time? – “Save yourself from the lies of the beautiful people.” – Sixx:A.M.
  4. Favorite TV show? – Right now it’s gotta be both Who Do You Think You Are because I’m addicted to family history and Mysteries At The Castle because I’m addicted to history in general…
  5. What would be your last meal on Earth? – Anything that my dad makes, or my mom’s normal spaghetti.
  6. Biggest fear? – Apparently death or I’ll be the only one left.
  7. Best accomplishment? – I really don’t know.
  8. Celeb crush? – Right now it’s Diplo. In a month or two, it’ll change.
  9. Worst trait? – Thinking I have little time left to enjoy certain people before they are gone.
  10. Best trait? – Lots of humor.
  11. Why do you blog? – I blog because I love it, it gives me a chance to share my experiences with the world and figure out what I want to do next. I want to show others that you can do things that some people say you can’t, I’ve been doing that since I was born, blogging is just a way I’ve been able to let others read about them.

My questions!

  1. Tell me about your first crush?
  2. Your newest bucket list entry?
  3. Favorite season: spring or autumn?
  4. What is the one thing you can make?
  5. Why do you blog?
  6. What is your ideal day?
  7. Cats or dogs?
  8. Pick a name for both a girl and boy
  9. Name a song that makes you cry
  10. Last film you watched?
  11. Favorite pjs?

And now lastly the nominates! (I’m only listing five of them.)

Tiny Grey Cat
Mermaid In Disguise
Voyageur Kalee
Tea Time Tails
Diary Of This Girl

Cute Blog Award

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There’s nothing better going on your blog whenever you’re basically off your blogging mojo and find out you’ve been nominated for a blog award! This is my first time that I’ve been nominated for this adorable award! A new friend of mine, who has been loving my Tune Tuesday posts lately. I don’t really get any feedback on those types of posts and she’s been taking care of that and building me up to finding more and interesting artists and groups to showcase on my blog! Her name is Amanda and she runs a blog called Tea Time Tails. it is awesome and fun! So thank you dear for the nomination!

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated me.
  2. Answer the following questions.
  3. Tell my readers something new about me.
  4. Nominate my own favorite blogs.

Questions:

What is your “go to” brand of makeup?

Um, I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. I don’t even like using chapstick/lip balm. When you can’t do it yourself, things like makeup aren’t anything special.

What is your favorite fashion trend?

I love, love, love plaid shirts! Especially the button up shirts, hell button up silky shirts are another favorite! And then my ultimate favorite fashion trend are floral headbands. I’ve never worn them but I think they look beautiful on everybody else!

What is your favorite dessert?

I love ice cream a lot. I’ve never really liked cake, like birthday cake in general, because of all the frosting on it! However, I’ve been turning into a big cupcake fan, because it’s got the right amount of frosting/cake for me to handle!

What is your favorite color?

Purple, black, red…anything in the dark/bold colors. I’ve got a small obsession with baby blue too!

What is your middle name?

Elizabeth.

What is the last song you listened to?

In The End – Black Veil Brides

Dogs or cats?

Cats. I love bigger dogs though!

My Favorite Blogs!