Blogger Recognition Award

I do apologise to any readers who may be fed the fuck up with posts where I’ve been nominated or tagged to take part in them. This month I did two, although I thought I’d actually done more.

Michael over at mnealewriting tagged me receive the award, which was really awesome, especially considering that it’s a recognition award, not just your average tag post or award post. You can read Michael’s blogger recognition award post here. Thanks again Michael for tagging me to take part in the award! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s really nice to be recognised and I feel that 2018 has been a phenomenal year for my blog and it has made me so happy! I also feel like I’ve made so many blogging friends this year, as well as made some amazing connections. My blog is my hobby and it’s one that has made me so damn happy.

Of course with all awards there are rules, which I’ll explain down below!

Rules of the Blogger Recognition Award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post responding to the nomination.
  • Give a short story on how you started your blog.
  • Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them. And provide them with a link to the post you created.

So, how did There Might Be Coffee come to be?

I started this blog on the 1st January 2012, I was 22, unemployed and it was called Broken Prophet Blog at the time. You can actually read my first ever post here!

I hadn’t long finished university and graduated and I was at a point in my life where I was a bit fed up. I hadn’t gotten a job in the profession I had just finished studying and like most students these days I was trying/working any job I could get (within reason of course). I had studied drama and creative writing, so writing was definitely something I LOVED doing and I missed writing. I mean don’t get me wrong, I wrote but I didn’t feel like it was enough. I wasn’t showing anyone my writing so I wasn’t getting any feedback like I previously had and it was making me feel a little crazy. So I decided to start my blog, but I don’t think I quite knew what I wanted to do at the time. I knew I just wanted to write like a journal of what I was doing and stuff like that. I loved fashion at the time, as well as beauty but I just wanted to write about everything! The more I wrote, the more I started to realise what I wanted to write about.

In May 2013 I decided it was time for a name change. The reason for the name beforehand was to coincide with my Twitter name, as a lot of people know me as Broken_Prophet. This was inspired by Lostprophets but it was just a bit weird and didn’t work, so after thinking long and hard I decided to change it to There Might Be Coffee after the Deadmau5 song, which I LOVE. If you want to find out more as to why I changed it, you can read about that here, which in turn is the day I changed my blogs name.

So yeah, that’s how There Might Be Coffee came about! ๐Ÿ˜›

Best 2 pieces of advice I can give to bloggers!

I always think of LOADS of ideas when it comes to people asking me for advice when they’re starting a blog, or even if they just need some additional ideas. I always feel like my advice is honest and handy to know, but I also worry my blog advice is poor as I dunno… I’m not exactly the best blogger in the world! ๐Ÿ˜› I feel like I have my own way of doing things.

So number 1! Don’t worry about advertising and promoting new and old blog posts ALL THE TIME. I rarely advertise stuff more than once because I don’t want to worry I ram my work and newest posts down people’s throats. I just personally don’t like to do it. I also don’t have time to do it. So my point of this piece of advice is if you don’t have time to advertise your new review all over your social media platforms, don’t sweat it. Just advertise as much as you can and to your own comfort. Don’t feel like you need to post it on your Twitter page every hour. I used to know someone who did this and it was SUCH A BORE. I didn’t want to see that. I know some people will tweet every now and then BUT they’ll share different posts from their blog. I like that, I really do! Sadly I just don’t have time, nor the effort involved to do this myself. I know I should but meh. So yeah never feel bad if you don’t do this either.

Number 2! This is hard because I’m torn between mentioning what Michael did and say to make friends, because blogger friends are some of the best to have! BUT as he mentioned that, I want to talk about something else and different. Write about WHAT you want! Don’t feel like you need to be certain niche, you can write about whatever you want and still consider yourself a certain thing. I always say I’m a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger with a geeky twist. I write about all sorts in all fairness. If I’ve bought some awesome merchandise from Japan, then fuck it I’ll talk about it! If my boyfriend has bought something cool and I want him to share it on my blog, I will. It’s your blog at the end of the day and as great as it is to make your readers happy and keep coming back, you need to be happy about what you’re writing.

I’ve known people quit blogging because they got bored with writing review after review, or constantly feeling like they’re buying clothing so they can keep up with all the trends on their blog. You get my point. Just write about whatever makes you happy! I am always in search of new geek, gamer and otaku/kawaii bloggers to follow and befriend!

My nominees! All 15 of them…

Sarah – Raiin Monkey

Estelle – Estellosaurus

Jess – Little Pink Duck

Eleanor – Eleanor May

Cate – Cateaclysmic

Vikki – Cuteek

Iga Berry

Envy – Lost In Translation

Emily – The Mini Mermaid

Emily – Coventry Life

Lizzie – Hello Lizzie Bee

Jasmine – Kkochsongi

Gemma – Just Gem

Elle – Elle May

Bexa – Hello Bexa

Thank you again to Michael for tagging me to take part in this awesome award that is going around at the moment. Whenever I’m tagged to take part in stuff like this I feel so loved! ๐Ÿ˜€

Can I just add what an odd day it has been? It bloody snowed this morning, it’s still autumn! Why do we have snow?!

Did you have snow in your area? Make sure to let me know, as well as what you have planned for the weekend and Halloween next week!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

It’s Friday and the weekend is about to start for me and I’m pretty sure that yours is starting soon too!

So what better way to kick off the weekend than to do the Sunshine Blogger Award, which the amazing Sarah from Raiin-Monkey tagged me in! Thank you so much for the tag Sarah, she’s such a beaut so make sure to go and check her out. You can read her Sunshine Blogger Award post here.

Sarah mentioned that she can’t find the original creator of this award so that she could thank them, so sadly neither can I! If you know who though, please let me know and I can add it to this post asap! The meaning behind the award is really lovely, so the fact that Sarah has tagged me to take part in it is appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award:ย 

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you & link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award & ask them 11 questions.
  • And finally, make sure to list the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog.

Sunshine Blogger Award

Here are my answers to Sarah’s questions!

1. What’s your favourite mythical creature?

Probably a dragon to be honest with you. I know I love anything unicorn and mermaid themed, but meh I don’t actually care all that much about them as mythical creatures… Although mermaids are pretty cool in all fairness. I mean, think about it. What would you do all day if you were living the life that Ariel has? I know I’d probably be swimming around and such. ๐Ÿ˜›

2. Do you collect anything? If so what?

I collect so much stuff! My most prized possessions are my Japanese things such as Pokemon plushies, Persona 5 plushies and especially my Good Smile Company Nendoroid’s. Me and Dane have been collecting these for about 4 years now and we love it. We have them in our living room on display and they’re our pride and joy.

3. If you could dress up as anything for Halloween (with no cost restrictions in mind), what would you dress as?

Erm… I’d probably dress up as some sort of anime or gaming character. I’d definitely do a female version of Joker from Persona 5! I’d want to get some monies together so that Dane or my best friend Gabriella could also dress up with me! Oh man, that would be pretty cool to be honest with you. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d also love to dress up as Lady Deadpool, but I definitely don’t have the body for that…

4. What are your top 5 songs right now?

Erm…

Myth & Roid – Voracity.

Hoobastank – The Reason.

Evanescence – Lithium.

Panic! At The Disco –ย But It’s Better If You Do.

Daft Punk – Around The World.

5. Share a fond memory from your childhood, and why it’s meaningful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

I remember when I was younger and I first got into gaming, I used to always be so excited to come home after school to play games on my PlayStation and Game Boy Color! At the time I was always playing games such as Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow as well as loads of random games on my PlayStation. I just always looked forward to it to be honest and it really was a joy to come home and play those games. I remember one summer I was just so stoked to get home from work to play Spider-Man. I loved the first Spider-Man game and played it daily.

6. What’s your favourite species of bird? (hahaha I know this is super random, but I was just having a conversation about birds and was compelled to ask! :D)

Oh wow this is such a random question, but I do love those types. Erm favourite bird though? It has to be a robin. They’re so gorgeous and adorable, you can never go wrong! I’ve always heard all sorts ofย  stories behind them, one being if you see one it means you’ll have a good day and luck and another being that if you see a robin it means a loved one who has passed is watching over you. Both meanings are lovely and mean a lot to me whenever I see robins now. Sometimes in the mornings at work I’ll see them.

7. Imagine you could be a witch or wizard for a day, what spell would you most like to cast first? Tell us why.

Mmm I don’t know to be honest with you as I’m not a massive wizard/witch fan. I’d probably want to learn how to create a dog for myself that can be left on its own all day! That would be the dream to be honest with you.

8. Do you have a go-to Autumnal make up product?

Probably just my deep berry pink shades, such as Rebel by MAC (review here) and Gum Drop Plushies by Lime Crime (review here) as I just feel like they work really well with mustard shades, as well as other darker shades too.

9. Spooky or Spoopy? (or both like me!)?

Spooky for sure. Spoopy just makes me think of Snoopy to be honest with you.

10. What’s something that you love the texture of? (Apologies for the random questions guys, I’m not very good at this!)

I don’t know what it’s called but it’s like shearling but it’s super soft and light to the touch. I’ve owned a couple of hoodies now with it inside and it’s just so soft and fluffy. I just love brushing my hand over it as it feels like a cloud. I’m definitely a fan of soft feeling clothing, there’s just something so comforting and relaxing about it. There is nothing worse than stroking a garment that you think is going to be lovely and it feels like sandpaper!

11. Are you a fan of sci-fi? If so, do you have a favourite movie and/or TV show?

I used to love sci-fi growing up, but I feel as the years have gone by I’ve not been as much of a fan of it as I used to be. I have always been a massive Star Wars fan after my brother and dad got me into it from a young age. I Googled popular sci-fi movies and TV shows and quite a lot of stuff came up as recommendations. Black Mirror was one for TV show and this is definitely one of my favourites TV series! Alongside that there were TV shows such as Stranger Things and American Horror Story, which are another two TV series that I love.

Aww I loved all of the questions that Sarah asked all 11 of us to answer, but now it’s my turn to come up with 11 questions! ๐Ÿ˜›

1. What is the most and less used app on your phone?

2. What is something you’re really looking forward to?

3. What is your favourite flower?

4. Do you like memes? If so which is your favourite?

5. You’re being executed for a crime you committed. What is your last meal? P.S. Sorry for the morbid sort of question! ๐Ÿ˜›

6. If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why?

7. Name 3 films that you’ve enjoyed watching this year?

8. For female bloggers – Ryan Reynolds head on your ex’s body? Or your ex’s head on Ryan Reynolds body? For male bloggers – Blake Lively’s head on your ex’s body? Or your ex’s head on Blake Lively’s body?

9. Have you ever shopped on Wish before? If so what did you think? If you haven’t, would you?

10. Do you ever wish you could go back to school and be the person you are now back then?

11. What is your favourite trend?

Finally it is time to tag 11 people who I want to see taking part in this tag! ๐Ÿ˜€

Gemma

Scarlett

Emily

Ruth

Aimee

Ross

Sam

Emily

Envy

Geraldine

Kanra

Again I want to say a massive thanks to Sarah for tagging me to take part in the Sunshine Blogger Award! She’s such a star and one of my favourite bloggers, so if you love my content then please make sure to go and check out her blog!

I hope everyone enjoyed this blog post today and I also hope the 11 people I’ve tagged enjoy taking part in this tag just as much as I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

Even if I haven’t tagged you to take part in this post, please feel free to give it a go if you want to! Just make sure to let me know on social media or here that you’ve taken part so I can go and read your answers!

Until next time though, have an amazing weekend!

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