We’re so excited that we were recently nominated for the Liebster Award by Meredith over at Dailio Paleo
First lets tell you guys a little about the Liebster award! It’s basically an award that is passed down to new bloggers, and highlight their new blogs. It all comes from the idea that we should support each other, and build a strong blogging community. We’re also going to nominate a few new bloggers for the award as well.
Meredith is a lovely food blogger & mom who loves sharing her recipes geared toward healthy living, and the paleo diet. Even though she’s a busy mom, she always seems to find time for some healthy, wholesome options for her and her family.
Here are the questions Meredith asked us!
What is the story behind your blog name?
Well, we’re two best friends, and when we decided to join forces and make a blog, we were looking for a sweet name that described our friendship and what we were about. We settled on The Perfect Storm because that’s kind of what we are. We’re two crazy people who come together to make awesome things!
When and why did you start blogging?
We both started blogging together because we felt like if we could be accountable to each other in blogging it could really take off. We tried individual blogs before but we tended to fizzle out. We started blogging around 2 1/2 years ago, but within’ the last year we’ve really gotten super serious about it.
Where you like to be in 5 years time?
Sara – In 5 years time I’d like to have a solid marketing career. I’d also like to grow the blog, and get married, and have a giant cat and dog.
Hannah – In 5 years I’d like to be on my way to having a solid career in photography, and blogging. I’d like to grow our brand as well. On a personal note, I’d like to be married by then, and have 4 cats.
If you could write a letter to yourself 10 years a go, what is one thing you would tell your younger self?
Hannah – Don’t worry about what people think of you.
Sara – Have more self confidence, take more chances.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of blogging?
We both struggle with the marketing of our blog, and getting out there and interacting socially with people on the interwebs. It’s a really important part of blogging, that we sometimes let slide because of time, or we’re just sleepy.
What is your all time favorite movie?
Sara – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory ( The old one, not the new joke)
Hannah – I have a lot of favs, but I really love O Brother Where Art Thou. It always makes me laugh.
What is your all time favorite book?
Hannah – I love too many awesome books. Though, one of my favorite series is Percy Jackson & The Olympians.
Sara – I don’t read books. I’m a more of a magazine person.
Are you a cat or dog person?
We both love cats, so naturally, cat person.
What is your favorite post that you have written?
Sara – Uni Box Review: This post was hilarious! We tried to have fun with everything and really make it enjoyable to read.
Hannah – Reese’s Peanut Butter Truffle. This was our first seriously sponsored post and we tried super hard to be the best we could be. Naturally, it looks amazing and I’m so proud.
What advice would you give to someone just starting a blog?
Be original with your content and ideas. Don’t get overwhelmed with the pressure of putting out new and creative content all of the time. Don’t be afraid to try things and find what works out for you. Really take the time and come up with/hire someone to make a good logo or layout. Your image and how you look will determine your readers. Don’t stick with the default Blogger layouts forever. If you want to get serious, you need a professional custom job. Also, do your research and do your best to get great clear photography for your blog.
What is one goal related to blogging that you would like to complete in the next year?
We would like to grow our following, as well as add some guest content and really support other people as well on blog.