Hi Everyone! I am so excited to write my very first post here at The Style Arrow. I am so happy to share that this blog has been nominated for its very first Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a buzz word between bloggers, with the word Liebster meaning: “dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart.” My first nomination is by Destiny Keller. Destiny writes about anything health and nutrition related under the screen name HealthyGirl. You can check her blog out for yourself here! Thank you Destiny for this sweet honor.
Here are the 11 questions Destiny had for me!
How would you define a successful blog? First I would like to share that I think the term “Success” is very subjective. What might be successful for me might not be successful for someone else. That being said, there are a few Golden Rules that I personally like to live by when it comes to being successful. What I love about these Golden Rules is that you can apply them to pretty much anything in your life. Here are some of my Golden Rules for a successful blog. A successful blog is goal driven and focused. The look, vision, content, and delivery of your blog is in alignment with your brand. Provide content on a regular basis that illustrates that you are the topic expert. Demonstrate that your blog has community involvement thru visitor, comments, shares, and likes. Make sure your blog has its own editorial calendar for posting content on a regular schdule. Be original, copies fade. Make sure that you are true to your brand and writing. Consider various collaboration opportunities (i.e., guest blogger). Understand and respect your aduience when you are providing content.
Do you feel your own blog is successful? This is such hard question to answer. I would definitely say that taking some time to rebrand and rethink my vision for my blog has been very important. If you have been following along you know that my first blog Peplum & Pumps was not focused or goal oriented. The Style Arrow has still a lot of work to do, but I do feel that it has received tons of positive feedback already.
Which one of my recipes might you actually use? They all look so good!!! Hmmm…. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (Lite).
What is your favorite dessert? Um! Ice cream!
What is your favorite quote? Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is one I would like to share “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
What are your other super powers outside of blogging? I speak several languages. Farsi, Norwegian, and English.
Which one of my posts actually resonated with you? Top Ten Most Stressful Life Events.
What is your ultimate goal for your blog? My ultimate goal is that my readers feel that they are getting something valuable out of it. I hope that thru various topics that I will be writing this year; I am able to create meaningful relationships with my readers. I have achieved some of those goals already, but I am looking forward to see where it all goes.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Another hard question! I love to travel so this one is REALLY hard to answer. I really want to go to ITALY! Yes, I am going to say Italy.
What would be your super power? My super power would be to stop time. Time is one thing that we won’t get back.
What is your favorite color? Natural soft palettes.
Are you ready for 11 random things about ME? See below!
I love WATERMELON! I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I can’t live without manicures and pedicures.
Red is my favorite polish! I have a big collection of Red polish.
I met my husband in RIO, Brazil.
After finishing my qualifying examination for my Phd (and passed all section the first time) I decided that I was no longer interested in getting my doctorate.
I have little beautiful baby boy who is now 8 months. His name is Kian Phillip.
I HATE running.
I walk 4 miles a day and it takes me 50 minutes.
I love interior design and a little obsessed.
I love to bing watch Netflix and other favorite shows.
I was born in Iran, raised in Norway, and currently living in Houston.
My nominees for the Liebster Award. A sneak peak of the questions I have compiled for them.
When and why did you start blogging?
Share with us who the most important person in your life is, and why?
What is it about The Style Arrow that you like?
What is your favorite food?
What’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?
Share your other super powers outside of blogging?
Which one of my posts actually resonated with you?
Name one thing that would surprise us learning about you?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Name on thing you will never do again?
How many pair of shoes do you have?
Once again thank you Destiny Kelley for the nomination. I hope you all enjoyed reading about my first Liebster Award.