Travel & Design Blog - BY YASMIN METZ-JOHNSON

Saturday, 18 June 2016

THE LIEBSTER AWARD




Yasmin TELLS has been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Marion of Scrapbook Journeys. Thanks!

The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers by other bloggers, to recognize their efforts. Of German origin, the Liebster Award is like a ‘pat on the back’ saying, “Keep going little one -your work counts!” The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers by other bloggers, to recognize their efforts. Of German origin, the Liebster Award is like a ‘pat on the back’ saying, “Keep going little one -your work counts!”

I was asked share 10 things about myself by Marion. Here are my answers.

Enjoy!


1. Why did you start blogging?
I initially began blogging properly a few months into my first trip to Dakar, Senegal during my university placement two years ago. I thought it was a good way to touch base and keep in contact with family and friends back home, which it was.

2. What is your blog’s niche or focus?
All of my interests however I try and make Travel and Design the main focus.

3. What inspired the start of your blog?
I’m not sure what inspired me but I think it is a good space to express/share my thoughts and interests. I also like the idea of having a visual back log/diary to look back at.

4. Where is your favorite city or country?
I      I'm still very torn between London and Dakar. It’s close but the city currently live in wins! With that being said I most likely still haven’t visited my favourite city/country.



5. What country would you like to visit and why?
Ghana! My grandfather was half Ghanaian and two of my best friends are both oddly enough half Ghanaian. I don’t know why I haven’t made a trip there yet.

6. What have you done before that you wish you never did?

Life is too short for regrets!

7.What has been the most frustrating thing about starting and running your blog?
Nothing is frustrating at first, making a start is the first step. Running a blog comes with factors that don’t always go to plan. Such as scheduling, planning post, photos, content, being consistent, aiding traffic. Etc. I think all of those elements are as equally frustrating when it doesn’t go accordingly.

8. If you could travel to 3 new countries, where would you choose?

Cuba – I would love to see this place. My sister has read much about Cuba, I feel like a visit is due.

Japan  - I follow quite a few Japanese blogs and I’m big fan of the work of Yayoi Kusama and architect Sou Fujimoto. So I can only imagine the design scene in Japan.

Ghana –  ‘The Land of Gold’ is the next country in West Africa I would like to visit as I mentioned before.


Serpentine Pavilion 2013


9. Why did you return to Senegal?

After the six months of my internship in Dakar (2014) had past. I returned back home to finish my degree. I graduated, I got a graduate job with a architecture firm in London, however my heart was no longer in London. I still thought about my experience in Dakar every other day. I felt as if six months was not enough, just as I was settling in I had to make my way back to the UK. That is why I returned, I have a lot more to learn out here and Dakar has a lot to offer... I had to come back. Dakar (Senegal) has that effect on people, I am learning.

Saint Louis 2014

10. What is your favourite quote?
“A day without laughter is a day wasted!” I completely agree!


I am happy to nominate these bloggers for the Liebster Award:

  1. Voyageuse africaine 
  2. The Visionary Meets the Creator
  3. Pure Freckles
  4. This is Georgina
  5. Mlaceyd
  6. Darta writes 
  7. The Clothes Files
  8. The Palm Tree Tea
  9. Peep The Visuals
  10. Amu-Dat
  11. Happiness Everywhere
The rules of the Liebster award is pretty simple. All you have to do is…
* Thank the blogger who nominated you.
* Display the Liebster Badge on your site.
* Answer the questions you were sent.
* Choose 5 (to 11) blogs to nominate.
* Send 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
AWARD ACCEPTED.



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