Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey there!

I feel honoured and ever so grateful to Tom for nominating me for my first award, The Sunshine Blogger Award. From providing constructive feedback to motivating and inspiring me to write, Tom is truly a great guy with some brilliant ideas. He has uploaded several captivating series and also posts with useful blogging advice such as How To Blog Like A Boss. Do visit his blog, you’ll find some amazing content!

The Sunshine Blogger Award’s origins might not be known but its aim is something we all are aware of. To inspire and support each other throughout our journey in the blogosphere! So, to those who are nominated, here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.


So here are Tom’s questions:

1.Where are you from? 

India. Blogging helps us connect with so many people across the globe, doesn’t it?

2.What animal would you best describe as your spirit animal?

Well, I honestly don’t know but I did take some personality tests and it turns out that my spirit animal is a wolf. Wolves are misunderstood to be aggressive and vicious beasts. However, as a spirit animal, they are described to be fighters who stand up for themselves and can fight to death when required and are committed and loyal to their loved ones. When you think about it, these tests are pretty cool!

3.What’s your favourite season of the year and why?

My favourite season of the year is…Spring. Summers are too hot and sweaty, winters are cold but spring is just perfect.

4.What’s your favourite book (or book series)?

Ahh, now that’s a tough one! I can’t possibly pick one book or book series…It will be like a mother choosing a favourite one amongst her kids. Totally unfair! Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter…The list goes on and if I were you, I’d rather not ask or else this whole post would be an outburst of fangirling!

5.What’s your favourite film, TV show, and song?

Favourite film: 3 Idiots

To those who don’t know, 3 Idiots is a Bollywood film which features three friends during college years, sharing great memories. It is not only funny but also emotional and inspiring. The perfect combo, basically.

Favourite T.V show: Modern Family!!

Hey, can I also mention a Netflix series here? If so then Stranger Things is definitely my favourite! Waiting for season 3 which is due for 2019!!

Favourite song: Fight Song by Rachel Platten

6.How do you like to wind down after a busy day?

Lie down on my bed, hug my elder sister and read until sleep takes over my eyes.

7.If you could tell your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be and why?

Um, I’m just thirteen so…Well, I do have one advice for my younger self: Stop trying to please teachers because when you reach middle school, that will be the least of your concerns.

8.Why did you start writing a blog?

Being an introvert, I loved writing poems on my diary and because appreciation brings the best of me, I always showed it to my sister. So during the summer, she encouraged me to present it in front of a larger public who could give constructive criticism so that I improve. And that’s where WordPress kicked in! Now, I’m so grateful to my sister because had it not been for her suggestion, I wouldn’t have met such great friends in the blogging community.

9.What do you hope to achieve in 2019?

Well, I hope to become a better person than I was in 2018. I’ll be in eighth grade then, so I hope to be chosen as the Middle School House Prefect. There are gonna be many Olympiads next year so I’m gonna perform my best and try and attain the first position.

10.What have you enjoyed most about blogging so far?

Knowing more about the bloggers and reading their posts! Everyone I’ve met in the blogging community is so kind and helpful. Not only have I improved my writing skills because of them, but I’ve also improved my people skills. Also, all of their posts are so interesting and thought-provoking!!

11.What would your best blogging tip be?

I’m not sure if I’m ready to give blogging tips but if I have to give one, it will be this: Blogging is not just uploading posts on your blog but also reading the posts on others’ blogs. So while you read, take inspiration from others’ writings and give suggestions of your own. That’s what makes blogging a worth while experience!

 The bloggers that I nominate are:-




The Veiled Facet

Jane Ridgewood

The Pensieve

Pia Majumdar

Refract Reality

Cristian Mihai

Novus Lectio


And my questions are:

  1. If you could meet 7 book characters, who would you want them to be?
  2. Why did you start blogging and what blogging advice would you give to beginners?
  3. Which is your favourite song, movie and TV series/ Web series?
  4. Would you rather live in eternal silence or eternal noise?
  5. Name one book that you would recommend everyone to read.
  6. Write one quote that made you feel differently about life.
  7. What are you most afraid of?
  8. Who is your favourite Disney character?
  9. Which Harry Potter house are you in?
  10. What is that one thing which you’d like to improve about yourself?
  11. If you could make one award of your own then what would it’s name be and why?

So those were my questions and I’m looking forward to reading the answers. I hope you had a great time reading this post!


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Thought for Change says:

    Congraaaaaatulations 👏

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  2. Pia Majumdar says:

    At 13 you understood soo much. Congratulations to you on the award dr ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you, Pia!!♥️


      1. Pia Majumdar says:


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  3. Congratulations!!! ❤ And thank you for a nomination. 🙂 I will definitely be getting to your questions soon!

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    1. Thank you, Jane! As I said, you totally deserve the nomination and I can’t wait to know you better!

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  4. floatinggold says:

    It was very interesting to read your answers. It seems like you have a great relationship with your sister. That’s awesome!
    Thank you for the nomination!

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    1. I’m glad you found it interesting. I do have a great relationship with her. She’s really awesome. You don’t really have to thank me, you deserve the nomination!

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  5. Sann says:

    Amazing as always! Rachel you are one blogger for whom I have turned on notifications! And that is because I loved the first ever post I read of yours- Company Chapter 1! Congratulations!! THANKS A LOT for nominating me, means a ton!

    love xx

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    1. Oh Sann! Thank you so much! That means a lot to me. If you liked Company so much, you should check out my new series, The Truth, too that is when you have the time to. And you deserve the nomination! You were among the first names that came to my mind.

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  6. rue202 says:

    Congratulations to you and your nominees! Interesting answers. And interesting questions.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. rue202 says:

        You’re welcome!

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