Last week we had an amazing discussion about Blog Design. One point that came up and was mentioned also a few times int he comments was that a Blog needs personality and then in turn also distinkt voice which is easily recognized.
So I got to think.
We are three Girls here blogging and with a Group Blog it’s always a little harder to develop a face for a blog, a voice and a personality. It’s easier when you are blogging alone because it#s all just you. But Heather, Pushy and me have been blogging together since the beginning and we are super happy the way it is.
Still, it makes it a little harder to develop a voice – a personality. Of course, each of us has a different review style. (Mine is always easily recognized by grammar and typo occurrence. Then again, I’m German so I hope everyone cuts me a little slack here…)
Anyway, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce me a little more and tell you 10 Random Facts about me. Just, you know, to get the know each other a little better!
- 34 – (turning 35 soooonish – which sucks! I mean … I’m in my mid 30s now!!)
- married since 10 years – no kids (and no plans either)
- PhD in Biology
- Teaching Bachelor and Master Students at University – which I LOVE!
- German – living in Germany!
That’s me! *waves*
1. I’m a crybaby.
I cry so easily! Like a baby – seriously! It doesn’t even have to be sad, often I cry when something is super touching. Like someone confessing their love. Do you know this Marry Me video, from this guy who proposed to his girlfriend?(Seriously watch it if you haven’t! alreadyy) This, I cannot watch without my eyes watering. Same goes for books! Give me some wonderful moments and there I sit crying over the pages!
2. I’m super afraid of Horror
When I was 12, my friend and me went to the neighbors kid and ask for some “scary” movies. Needless to say a 12 year old had a different definition of scary than a 16 year old. We ended up with Gremlins (that was more or less okish) and … Freddy Krueger – Nightmare in Elm street. *shivers*
I had nightmares for month afterwards. I was never that scared again in my life. And my parents thought I’d making this up just because I was jealous of my kid-brother. I just told them recently about this again and they were a slightly surprised that it was a real traumatic for me.
So, no Horror Movies for me!
3. I have a Tattoo
.. with numbers in Thai on my arm. I got this in Chicago when I was visiting Pushy for the very first time to watch Eclipse together with a bunch of girls we meet during our Twiobssesion time!
These numbers are the dates my brother died when he was 10 and when my first big love died when he was 20. Obviously it means a lot to me!
4. I want another tattoo – so bad!
.. but I’m afraid my hubs would kill me. 🙂
5. I love rain and bad weather
There is nothing that makes me more happy than rain outside. Of course only when I’m home – I hate rain when I have to go out. But, when I’m home I love rain and bad weather. It means I can curl up on the couch with my computer and my Kindle and just read!
6. I cannot write!
When I was younger (and honestly even know) I wish I would be talented and be an author. I would love to do research for a new book and just be an author. Sadly, I have no efffing talent, so – not going to happen!
7. I have a Scarf Addiction
I loooove scarfs and when it’s not blazingly hot outside, I always always wear a scarf. I have more than 30 scarfs all in different colors, designs and materials. When I go shopping nad there is a matching scarf to shirt I’m buying, I also get the scarf. Again .. hubs doesn’t get that I need scarfs just as other women need shoes!
8. I’m a classic Couch-Potato
Oh totally, if you would look up the definition of a Couch Potato you would find me as an example. I love my home and I love being at home and I love my couch. I do all my blogging work here and also reading and of course watching TV. If I do not need to go out of the house, I won’t. Of course, I leave my home every day since I’m actually working – daily…
9. I’m spoiled
This totally gives my hubs a big headache sometimes. He blames my parents. They blame him. I blame both! I have amazing parents who always got me what I wanted – to a certain degree of course. Now, I am very spoiled, which makes it not so easy to travel with me for instance. Hotel rooms must be awesome, stylish and luxury. But it’s not just hotels but also clothes, bags, computers (please only Apples for me! ). Yep – I am spoiled.
Oh this also includes that I like to get my way – I hate when things do not go the way I want them to.
10. My name
Well, my full name is Daniela, which I hate and no one calls me this. So the usual nickname would e Dani. However when I was younger I thought it would be cool to write it like this: “Danny” … and it stuck with me! So because I wanted to be cool as a Teen I am not stuck with a boy’s name!
11. I haven’t read a single German book in 4 years
.. people keep asking me if I have read certain german books and I always have to say “No, I haven’t rea a singly German book in 4 years! ” I mean there are some German authors who have been translated into english – but I only heard about them when they came out in english. Like Ruby Red. The last German book I’ve read was Twilight – this is when I switched to english and here I am!
12. I need Romance in a book
Love.Kissing.Swooing.Falling in Love.Butterflies
A book with no romance is nothing for me – I know I will close the book and I know I’d miss something!
13. I was obsessed with Twilight and the Fever Series
I read those two series more than 5 times! In a row… there was a time when all I read was Twilight, close the last book, start with the first one again. Then this happened again with the Fever Series from Karen Marie Moning. I can become easily obsessed with books that make me feel so much!
So do you maybe have a better idea about my person now? What do you think about Group Blogs, do they have it more difficult to establish a “voice”? And I’d love if you’d tell me something random about yourself, as I’d love to get to know you better too!
Much Love, yours…