Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

January, 2016

As it is almost a year since first going live with my Image Earth Travel site, I’ve decided to catch up with wonderful awards that other bloggers nominated my site for last year, such as the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This is an award ‘given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire them and who are motivated to make the blogosphere a beautiful place’.

The nomination came from Livia of My 365 to 30, which I am extremely grateful for and I was thrilled to learn that I can inspire other bloggers. Thank you for the nomination.

Do yourself a favour and visit My 365 to 30 for vivacious travel images and inspiration – 365 daily posts prior to Livia’s 30th birthday, which is on the 28th February of this year.

I’ve chosen the above image as my badge as it reminds me of when I’m travelling. I usually have my laptop on a bed like this but if I’m lucky, then it is a table of some sort with a chair.

Rules that accompany this award

1. Thank your nominator by posting a link to their blog on your Award post.
2. List 7 to 10 Facts About Yourself.
3. Nominate up to 15 other blogs for being inspirational.
4. Post the rules for people to understand and accept.
5. Notify your nominees via their About page and include a link to your Award Post with the rules.
6. Post the award badge on your blog, anywhere you like on your pages or posts.

Here they are: 7 random facts about myself

  1. My passions are travel and photography (you’ve probably guessed by now). Check out my Nilla’s Photography site for loads of countries, which I still need to update.
  2. I love sailing and lived on 2 boats for 21 years, so it was for almost half of my lifetime when I finally hopped off. The first boat SV Naiad we built from plans and it started life at 28′. After launching and some years of use, we extended her to 34′ for better performance and a larger cockpit. Pop over to my Bio to read a little more.
  3. I first started travelling at 22, a very long time ago and spent almost a year away from Australia. With just my backpack and my 35mm film camera, I solo-backpacked in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Britain, Europe, Egypt, India, and returned to Australia with a quick stop in Thailand. I was hooked. For life. The travel drug had filtered through my veins and set in!
  4. My second identity is as a Technical Writer, typically working in the IT industry, which is how I fund both of my passions as I wasn’t born rich. I would like to do more creative writing such as turn this blog site into a full-time writing project. So, leave me some comments and let me know how I can improve.
  5. I want to travel to every continent on the globe – I only have Antarctica left, although still many more countries to experience and document yet.
  6. I’ve seen too many people being miserable doing things they really don’t want to do in life or regretting not having done something by which time it is too late. Whether it’s a job, living in a particular place, or something else, if you don’t like it, change – you only have one shot at life, so don’t waste a moment!
  7. I’m going to keep travelling, taking photos, and writing until I no longer am able to, which won’t be through choice.
Dominican Republic, yacht
Home for a year: beautiful SV Reality – Dominican Republic (2008)

My nominations (not in any specific order)

  1. Edge of Humanity Magazine – photography, musings, art, and much more
  2. traveluxblog – reviews, photos, and special adventures of luxury travel
  3. Spinning Atlas – great travel photography and posts
  4. sloppybuddhist – beautiful photography and musings
  5. mingophoto – lovely photography from around the world
  6. Uncover Travel – travel experiences and adventures
  7. Through Open Lens – amazing nature photography
  8. angelakoblitz – shared travel stories
  9. strawmarysmith – scrumptious recipes for two
  10. Sparkonit – science related topics and reviews on latest scientific discoveries
Bridge over River Kwai
Resting – Bridge Over River Kwai (2014)

Thank you once again My 365 to 30 for nominating my site and giving me the opportunity to be part of this inspiring blogger community.

Please be sure to check out all of the nominated blogs for inspiration on travel, photography, musings, and much more!

“Go now my friend, it’s later than you think!” – my cruising friend’s saying.



If your passions include photography and travel, why not check out more photos at Nilla’s Photography. Also, many more amazing travel destinations on my Image Earth Travel site.

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2 responses to “Very Inspiring Blogger Award!”

  1. Sparkonit Avatar

    Thanks for the nomination, Nilla!

    1. Image Earth Blog Avatar

      You are welcome. Thanks for the inspiration!

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