Sunshine Blogger Award


The Sunshine Blogger is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for bringing creativity, positivity and sunshine into the lives of readers.

I am very thankful to Yuu Lye – A Qoder Blog for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Yuu is a really positive, warm, and authentic person out here in WP land, and his blog has lots of insightful ways to improve your blog from a coding perspective! He also has been a really amazing voice of encouragement to me as I struggle with my usual self doubt, criticism, and whatnot. I’m grateful for our connection here on WP, and this nomination came at a time when I was once again wondering why I even blog. Thank you so much Yuu!

Questions & Answers

Yuu’s Questions

  1. What can I call you? (real/internet name)
    1. Call me Daina (it is said like Dana, the i confuses everyone and I get called Diana hahahaha)
  2. What does it mean?
    1. It generally means an extra letter that confuses everyone, much like my personality. Just kidding. I think it means something about Charity…I forget now! I remember looking up Dana once and it said “From Denmark” which has absolutely nothing to do with me.
  3. What is your site name?
    1. Our Beautiful Lies
  4. What does it mean?
    1. To me, my site is about the lies I tell myself and everyone around me. Lies have a bad connotation, yet the truth is we all don’t entirely know our own truth. A Beautiful Lie is another way of describing a metaphor. I believe metaphors are keys to understanding the truth we do not understand. Lies lead to truth, I suppose 🙂
  5. What is your blog description?
    1. I don’t really have a description, but I do see myself growing my site into a community of women writers who are all working to break down the lies they tell themselves and each other. I am tired of shame and guilt keeping us in silence, and I have no probably babbling about myself, and I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to do the same. There is so much beauty within each of us, and it is time we stop lying to ourselves about it!
  6. How important is it for you a blog description?
    1. Right now, I am just writing to get my voice back. I need to get a better Marketing strategy and everything together, but right now, consistency and discipline are my main focus 🙂
  7. When did you start blogging?
    1. I started blogging on July 18, 2016. I was so tired of being miserable and thinking about my dream of becoming a writer, so one day I started writing. Woo!
  8. What kind of content do you like to read from a blog? (Music, humor, religion, tech, tips, or something like that with explanation)
    1. Everything. I am a voracious reader. I have no rhyme or reason to what I read, I just love to read anything that is insightful or inspiring or funny or some way interesting!
  9. What does like mean to you?
    1. It means someone took the time to push a button to indicate positive feedback and I appreciate it deeply.
  10. What does comment mean to you?
    1. It means someone took the time to share their thoughts on my writing, and I appreciate it deeply
  11. Create a question on your own and answer it!
    1. Where do you see yourself in 1-5 years?
      1. Writing and giving seminars. Fully believing in myself and my abilities and creating a life around healing, yoga, writing, and being what I am meant to become 🙂

Thank you again to Yuu, and my nominees for the inspiration, support, and love. So happy to be part of the WP family, and so humbled to be selected for an award. Hope this brings some Sunshine to you all 😀  Happy Friday, y’all.


One thought on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Hi Daina, hahaha, it’s not that confusing, it’s pretty unique 😁
    What a beautiful meaning from your site name ❤️ Me too don’t know what the truth is…
    I recently realize for my blog, its traffic is from reader almost 90%, if I don’t do blog walking to friends or new, the traffic is very small, haha 😆

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