The Personal Tag : From Bloggers To Bloggers


If you're a regular blog reader or follow some amazing ladies (or gentleman) on Twitter, you may of seen The Personal Tag that has been going around for a few months where a blogger will answer 11 questions that were asked by the blogger before her, and then ask a new set of questions to the 11 bloggers that she tags herself. Does that make sense? I'll put the rules lower down in the post, so scroll to that if your nose is scrunched in confusion.  And if you're just here to get your own questions, that is perfectly fine, you'll find them lower down. Enjoy!

Tags like these have been floating around the blogsphere for years, but they never get old because there is always something new to learn about the writers behind our favourite blogs. It's fun. Who doesn't love fun? I was tagged by both the lovely Emily of ThatAutumnGirl (Thanks, girl!) and by Amber of MyLifeInLimbo at the end of June. (Mega big thanks to you too!) Seen as it completely slipped my mind to writer this out when I was first tagged, I'm going to combine both tag questions into 11 that you may not already know about me. (I hope that's okay, tagger people! I'm super sorry.)

1. What type of posts do you like to write about?
My favourite posts to compile together and the ones based around pretty photos. (Example: Sunset State Beach & Aber Falls) as they resemble a teeny tiny online scrapbook. But my favourite posts to actually write out are ones covering health - both mental and physical (Examples: Living with Body Dysmorphia and my Bath Musings series).

2. Why did you start blogging? 

I wanted a creative place online to share the inner workings of my mind. I started countless blogs before this one, but I always wound up deleting them due to either inactivity or chickening out and thinking that it was pointless as no one would care. It took me a long while to learn to write for me, not others. 

3. What have you learned about yourself while blogging?
That I'm surprisingly comfortable writing about things that some people see as a "taboo". I'm okay with writing out why I'm overly sad sometimes and publishing it for so many to see. I post some of the links of my Facebook, even. I don't know, I guess I just feel safe behind a screen. I can be the person who lives inside of my mind, instead of the outer shell that I think people will appreciate more. 

4. What is the blog post that you are most proud of? Why?
My "You Are My Sunshine" post. Because it was bloody hard to write and I didn't know whether I could gather the strength to. Writing about loss is near impossible. Nothing can accurately put it into words.

5.  Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have my little munchkin (literally) Bruno, and as for family pets, I - by default - have two dogs named Lily (the one needing a haircut) and Sally (the collie). 

6. What is one new thing you’ve started doing lately?

I've been trying to teach myself how to play the Ukulele, but it's going terribly. 

7. What is your favourite book?

Either The Host by Stephanie Meyer (Don't judge a book by it's author!) or Wild by Cheryl Strayed. 

8. What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

Stop overthinking everything, it does nothing but harm. 99.9% of the happenings in your life are out of your control, so don't stress yourself silly about them. You can't change people or what they want to do. You may be right in thinking that your have the better understanding of whats good or bad in the world, but some people just like to not set themselves free. Just free yourself instead, it's okay to take yourself out of circumstances that aren't making you happy. It isn't selfish.

9. What is a favorite quote of yours?

"You gotta have roots before branches." Shocker, right? I totally keep that low-key. 

10. What is your favorite television show?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From now until forever. 

11. What do you love about your life?

Besides the obvious "My loved ones", I guess, that I have so many options. It's ironic because a large part of me hates it, I wish my life was set on one straight path so I could just go along for the ride and not have to make any decisions that could possibly hurt those I love. But I know of so many who have no control over their future, so I ought to start loving the fact that I do. Grass is always greener and all that, right?

Whoop, whoop! I'm done! Now it's your turn. 


1. Answer the 11 questions that were asked by the person who tagged you.

2. Come up with a new round of questions for the people you tag.

3. Tag 11 people with under 200 followers or a small following.

Easy peasy, right? If you don't want to tag anyone, feel free to skip that step. I know it can sometimes be a little overwhelming.



1. What are your favourite type of blog posts to read?
2. Which social media platform do you favour? Why?
3. What's your choice of cheat food?
4. What is the most important thing a person can do to improve themselves?
5. How would you define your style in 5 words?
6. What was one of the best days of your life?
7. What skill or craft would you like to master?
8. What are your biggest likes and dislikes of the blogging community?
9. Is there anything that you hoard?
10. What makes a person beautiful?
11. What keeps you blogging?

Happy answering! Be sure to tweet me your blog posts as I'd love to give 'em a read!

- Anne x

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