My First Award: The Versatile Blogger

I was so happy to learn at the weekend that a fellow blogger in the eating disorders and mental health space chose my blog among her pick for the versatile blogger awards. It’s really encouraging to know that there are people out there appreciating my posts and following my story and ideas.

I was nominated by Cara Lisette whose blog Moods Meds Meals is well worth following for its encouraging posts and beautiful images. Thank-you so much for the nomination Cara.

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?

The award is a way for bloggers to recognise and show their appreciation of others’ blogs and the work they put into them. Blogging regularly and well is a serious commitment and it’s great to show appreciation of others’ dedication to their interests or causes.

To accept the award, a blogger should do the following:

  • Thank the person who nominated you – of course!
  • Link to that person’s blog
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers whose work you admire and appreciate
  • Share 7 facts about yourself with the person who nominated you

7 Facts About Hanna B

  1. I’ve done lots of projects, hobbies and voluntary work over the years, but my blog feels like the best thing I’ve done in years. Not only does writing it help me personally in my recovery, but I also feel I’m reaching out to others. I feel I have a lot of important things to say about eating disorders, body image and mental health and it’s amazing being able to share them.
  2. The best thing about my anorexia recovery so far is being able to eat comfortably with others and eat what my body needs without comparing my eating to anyone else’s. It’s liberating and so much nicer to eat socially again.
  3. The best food I’ve re-discovered so far is croissants. I was terrified of eating them for years and I’d forgotten just how good they taste.
  4. I’ve lived in seven countries so far – the UK, France, Spain, the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Turkey.
  5. I’ve had three different careers to date – teaching English as a foreign language, public relations, and law.
  6. I really enjoy going to big shopping malls. I know some people find them lacking in character or way too busy, but I actually enjoy them and find walking around their large impersonal space helps me to clear my mind. I just have to try hard not to buy too much!
  7. A goal for my future is to create an NGO or social enterprise so that I can really make a direct impact on causes I care about. After doing work on several causes in my twenties, I’ve found eating disorders, mental health and fighting the loneliness and social isolation so often linked to these issues that closest to my heart. Watch this space!

My 15 Nominations

I’d like to pass the baton and nominate the following 15 blogs for the award. These blogs vary in terms of numbers of followers and how long they’ve been posting, but they are all interesting and inspiring sites to engage with:

Thanks so much again Cara Lisette! 

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