The Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Alissa (the fashionista and brains behind storybehindthecloth.com) nominated A Lot on Your Mind a while back for a Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for thinking of me and your continuous support and kindness is greatly appreciated!

Story Behind The Cloth is a fantastic fashion blog which focuses on the story and meaning behind what we wear. Alissa has so many wonderful ideas and I strongly urge you to go read her blog right now. Particularly her thoughts on ‘The Spectrum of Truth – Is Truth Really Black and White?’ in which she opens up a theoretical discussion about what truth is and relates this to colour. She talks about the ambiguity versus necessary properties of colours whilst suggesting that there can be both subjective and universal truths in fashion, demonstrated in how we style ourselves. A very interesting and different philosophical perspective. On her blog she also has a series of posts a Colour Psychology Questionnaire and the results found, which relates to this.

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Blogger awards are a fun way for bloggers to show appreciation for other bloggers and their content. Blogging is harder work than it may look like from the outside, so it means the world when we are shown in any way that we are appreciated! The Versatile Blogger Award celebrates high quality, unique, and loving content. When nominated, the blogger can choose to accept the nomination and pass it on to 15 bloggers that they believe deserve a nomination as well.

The rules to accept this award are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link their blog. There are millions of blogs out there, and somebody chose yours!
  2. Nominate 15 bloggers to keep spreading the appreciation.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.

Seven Facts about Alice from A Lot on Your Mind:

  1. I love music. Although I can’t play any instruments. I did get a ukulele for Christmas so I hope to learn how to play that soon! My preference is more in the genre of rock and indie rock with my favourite artists/bands being Jack White, The Beatles, and Camera Obscura, to name a few. But I’m also listening to some more Metallica nowadays and going to see Foo Fighters in June.
  2. I’m into bullet journalling, and have also tried to take up hand lettering. I’m always trying to practice my cursive handwriting!
  3. I’m trying to take more time to self-reflect. I lack confidence and constantly doubt the work I do therefore I’m trying to focus on my strengths and build my weaknesses. I recently took the VIA survey (an established Positive Psychology tool) to find out my character strengths. My top five strengths are:

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Go take this survey to find out your strengths and let me know what you got!

4. I’m vegan. For the animals and for the planet. I try to be compassionate to all living things. I slip up very rarely and I still have a lot to learn (beauty products-wise) but I could never go back. I wasn’t sure whether to include this but it’s part of who I am.

5. I didn’t know what I wanted to do for my career until I came to university. That’s why I chose a combined honours degree. I just knew I loved psychology and philosophy. I feel like time flies by from when you leave school and you have to figure it all out so quickly.

6. In regards to fashion (how could I not include this), I’d describe my style as classic and a bit girly. I am trying to wear more skirts and dresses and I would be so happy wearing a top and cardigan, a skirt, ballet flats, and a small cross-body bag – keeping it simple!

7. I’m a massive night owl!

Nominations:

Thank you for all your support, and I’ve nominated a few recent followers who I haven’t interacted with yet. Therefore, I can’t wait to get to know you all better. Keep up the awesome work!

  1. All Things Ken
  2. MattsViews
  3. The Truth About Mental Health
  4. JF
  5. PhilosophicalThoughtss
  6. No. Right. No Wrong.
  7. Warriors, not Worriers
  8. Way To Much Too Say
  9. Psych in a Box
  10. youlittleblogger
  11. The Doors To Wisdom
  12. J. A. Allen
  13. thepsychogrok
  14. Topics with Passion
  15. Ever Thought Why

I can’t wait to read your posts!

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Blogger Recognition Award

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I have been nominated by the lovely thepsychogrok for a blogger recognition award. Thank you so much for considering me. You were one of the first to support A Lot on Your Mind and I cannot be more grateful for making me feel so welcome.

A Lot on Your Mind began on November 23 2017. The idea was sprung by my boyfriend a few weeks before. It was a very good idea to start a blog so I can further pursue my passion of psychology. What’s more, as a current final year university student, I wanted to share all that I’ve learned (and going to learn) as well as provide useful advice for other students. 

Thank you to all who constantly support this blog. I never really knew what a blog was before but I am really enjoying writing content and reading other’s amazing blogs! It is such a wonderful community.

Here’s my advice for new bloggers:

  1. Think about the theme of your blog – focus on what is going to be the main content of your blog. Start with a general theme (e..g Psychology, lifestyle, food, health etc.) so you can establish what kind of topics you’re going to write about. However, accept that sometimes you may incorporate some other topics. 
  2. Include pictures – including pictures, graphics, and diagrams for example breaks up your articles a little bit. It entices viewers to read more, and is much nicer to look at! Try to keep your content fun and concise.
  3. Follow a schedule – a good blog posts regularly. Try to maintain a schedule, whether that is daily, weekly, or a few times a month.
  4. Share on social media – Twitter seems to be where the majority of my viewers come from. Share your blog posts on other social media platforms to gather more interest.
  5. Reach out – don’t be afraid to interact with other bloggers. Make friends, get advice and give it, comment and like others’ posts to show your appreciation, collaborate with others!
  6. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself – give it time. It may take a while to gain a lot of followers for your blog. Persist with it and post regularly, you’ll get there. As long as you’re doing what makes you happy and sharing with others your interests and opinions – that’s all that matters.

 

My nominees are: 

  1. Story Behind the Cloth 
  2. Happy Colorful Growth
  3. Yours and Mind Psychology
  4. repsychl
  5. A Better Man
  6. The Truth about Mental Health 
  7. Brainbow Journal
  8. Cortex Corner
  9. Topics with Passion
  10. DescarteThinks

It has been a pleasure to follow your blogs and read the content you post. Keep up the good work! 

To participate in this award: 

1. Show your gratitude to the person who nominated you and provide a link back to the person’s blog.

2. Give a brief story on your blog.

3. Share two or more pieces of advice for beginner bloggers.

4. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate.

5. Comment on each blog by letting them know they’ve been nominated and provide a link to your award post.

 

Thanks for reading,

Alice