The Honest Blogger Challenge


Happy Tuesday my loves! I have been wanting to create a fun challenge for bloggers for quite a while now, but I had absolutely no ideas to get me started. I didn't want it to be too generic, and I wanted it to be of the same quality of my content. So I thought, what do my readers and I love most about my content? And that's when it came to me! I frequently receive lovely comments about my blog/content and, often, those comments include how honest and raw my writing is. Honesty and full transparency is something that I pride myself on as a blogger. I love sharing everything with you, whether that be a generic week update, my controversial opinions or a post about my mental health. So I created The Honest Blogger Challenge, which is composed of 30 questions that will allow you to show a side of yourself that maybe your readers haven't seen yet.
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THE RULES
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  1. Include the challenge image in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you for the challenge and include a link to their blog.
  3. Include a link to the creator of the challenge. (aka me)
  4. List the rules.
  5. Nominate your favourite bloggers.
  6. And remember that the challenge is to be as open and honest as possible. Enjoy!
1. WHY DO YOU WRITE?

Writing, whether it's a blog post or a script, offers me an escape from real life. It offers me comfort, clarity and happiness. I can begin to heal simply by writing it all down. I can make difficult life decisions by writing something inspiring. Writing is an indescribable form of magic.

2. WHAT MADE YOU START BLOGGING? 

I started 7 years ago because my cousins did and I wanted to share that with them and I hoped it would bring us closer. But I continued to blog because I fell in love with writing all over again, and because there's no better feeling in the world than helping a stranger in another country simply by sharing your own stories.

3. WHAT HAS BLOGGING TAUGHT YOU?

Blogging has taught me many things but the main thing it's taught me is that I am enough. Enough to have people from all over the world visit my little corner of the internet daily. 

And that the only people who really understand my life are fellow bloggers.

4. HOW - IF AT ALL - HAS BLOGGING CHANGED YOUR LIFE?

It has changed my life in more ways than one. It's made me who I am today and, without sounding big-headed, I fucking love who I am! 

5. YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BLOGGERS ARE...

Soinspo - Sophie is an absolute ray of sunshine!

PinkAesthetic - I only discovered Emma's blog recently but I'm definitely a regular reader now!

Life of Amy - Amy has just recently returned to the blogging world and I couldn't be happier!

Booking Good Read - The original real crime post QUEEN!

Dorkface - I have been religiously following Jemma's blog for years! An amazing woman who is going to be an incredible mum! Congrats lovely. 

6. DESCRIBE THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF YOURSELF...

The good: I love people to no end.

The bad: I'm sometimes to stubborn for my own good.

The ugly: I hate to admit it but I have a habit of being slightly self-absorbed. (which I hate)

7. NAME 5 THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF...

1. My eyes
2. My heart
3. My sarcastic nature
4. My determination
5. My strength

8. WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?

Strengths:
- I have an unnatural high pain tolerance.
- I love doing things that scare me.

Weaknesses:
- Any physical exercise. Walking up the stairs is a vigorous workout for me.
- Geography. Up until I was 15 I thought that the Eiffel Tower was in Blackpool...awks.

9. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

I honestly only have 4 really bad fears.

- Deep water

I can't swim because I've had a fear of water since I almost drowned when I was younger. Even if water goes over my face in the shower I find it really difficult to breathe.

- White vans

I should probably explain this one right? Basically when I was in primary school we all received a letter to warn us that there had been 2 men in a white van outside the school trying to kidnap children. And ever since, even though it's completely illogical, I have been terrified when I see a white van parked up or driving past me. I'm 21 years old, I'm clearly not going to being kidnapped.

- Being abandoned by the people I love the most

The thought of waking up one day and finding that the people I love most (my dad, boyfriend, cousins, etc.) have decided that they don't love me anymore, terrifies me so much. 

- Losing my independence 

I'm an extremely independent person, and I'm so afraid of growing old and losing that independence to, for example, arthritis, dementia, etc. 

10. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 10 YEARS?

Well ideally I'd love to be successfully being my own boss, married to the love of my life, and beginning to start a family.

But as long as I am still truly happy in 10 years, I don't mind what I'm doing.

11. DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?

Most people call me Han. But I also get called Hanbelles, Hansicles and Spanner.

12. ARE YOU HAPPY? 

Unbelievably happy.

13. NAME 5 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY...

1. My boyfriend.
2. My family.
3. Blogging.
4. My adorable dog, Coops.
5. Just Eat.

14. WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Hmm, probably watching H20: Just Add Water. I still love that show just as much as I did when I was a kid. But can you blame me? Mermaids are the shit!

15. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 PET PEEVES?

1. Repitition

If I didn't hear you then fair do's, repeat yourself. But if I heard you the first time, please do not repeat yourself. I don't need to know for the 10th times that you seen Doris at the bingo.

2. People who're never wrong (insert eye roll here)

You know those people that will insist that they're right until they're blue in the face even though you know 100% that they're wrong? Yeah I kinda hate those people with a passion.

3. People who don't close doors behind them.

I think we can all relate to sitting in a room and someone walks in, then back out leaving the door wide open and the lights on. They've disturbed the whole ambiance and they show no remorse.

4. People with no manners.

Please. Thank you. Sorry. Excuse me.

Are those words seriously so difficult for some people to learn?

5. Sudden changes.

I can't hack last minute cancellations or traditions changing. I think it's a Taurus thing.

16. LOVE OR MONEY?

Love. Always.

Although if someone wants to give me a few million as a sign of good faith I wouldn't say no.

17. WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A FEMINIST?

YES! Being a feminist is common sense in my opinion.

18. ARE YOU PRO-LIFE OR PRO-CHOICE?

Pro-choice. 

19. DO YOU WISH YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR PAST?

I'd be lying if I said that I'd never thought about it but no I wouldn't. I wouldn't want to do anything to jeapordise my life as it is right now.

20. DO YOU HAVE ANY STRONG POLITICAL BELIEFS?

I have strong opinions on certain political matters. 

I'm a Labour supporter. 

21. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?

No I don't. I personally think about things logically and evidence backs science, not the bible. But if God is real then I don't like him, he's done some pretty shitty things.

22. DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS?

Of course I do! Who else would I be good for all year?

23. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

Yes... sort of. I've had one experience that may have a logical reason behind it but I'd rather believe that my nan came to say goodbye to me before she passed on. 

24. DO YOU BELIEVE IN ALIENS?

Green slimy things? No. But there's most probably life on other planets but I think we should leave it there.

25. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

I haven't had a miracle happen to me so until it does - no. But I do believe in fate.

26. DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT?

I believe that you can fall in love with someone after first meeting them. But just looking at each other from across the room? No, that's lust.

27. IF YOU COULD RID THE WORLD OF ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Discrimination. Could you imagine a world where everyone was treated based on the person they are, rather than who they love, their race, religion or gender? 

28. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To be a human shield and to be able to project that shield on to the people around me. You know like Bella from Twilight when she became a vamp?

29. IF YOU WERE OFFERED IMMORTALITY, WOULD YOU TAKE IT?

I'd only want to be immortal if my loved ones were too. Otherwise what would be the point?

30. IF YOU COULD MAKE A 30 SECOND SPEECH TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Homo-phobics. Racists. Sexists. It's 2018 - stop being d*ckheads. Thanks.
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I NOMINATE...
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I hope you enjoy the challenge! Let me know what you think down in the comments below.

Love, Han

xo

4 comments:

  1. Lovely post... I love a bit of honesty!

    And I love your answer to the last question ��

    Louise - www.sociableeventsaberdeen.com

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  2. Lovely tag and I loved reading your answers :)
    www.coffeennotes.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much. Feel free to try the challenge out for yourself lovely.

      Love, Han xo

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