Outstanding Blogger Award

 It’s always sweet to be distinguished by other fellow bloggers. Together with the comments and the direct messages, it confirms how supportive a community can be. And that’s one of the things that makes me more proud of World Wide PedroL, it became a meeting place for people from all over the world.

These days I got the Outstanding Blogger Award by the Chalk and Cheese Travels blog – thank you so much!!!! They sent me a collection of amazing questions and now I had the chance share some ideas not only about my travels, but also about blogging. 

In the end I even have the chance to nominate other bloggers that you may find right after my answers. Check if you are there too and enjoy the reading!

What is your number one destination you have ever been to? And why?

You start with a tough one lol Besides my football team (Benfica from Lisbon), there are no number ones: I’ve been in love with destinations like Sarajevo and Tbilisi, but I must say Belfast (in Northern Ireland) and Vitoria Gasteiz (in the Basque Country), Moscow (in Russia) and Vila do Conde (in the north of my country, Portugal) totally blew me away.

What is your most useful accessory you take when travelling and couldn’t do without?

I’m totally addicted to reading and I can not travel (and live) without books. Also, I love to discover local authors and buy the local press, which is fun because many times I’m in countries where I can’t understand a single word of the newspaper.

When travelling do you prefer a hotel stay or airbnb style holiday?

It depends: to travel I’d say hotels/hostels, but if I have the chance to stay longer I’d look for coliving (no, I didn´t wrote covid!) spaces.

Who is your favourite blogger you follow and why?

Roads and Kingdoms is definitely one of my favorite blogs: it portrays the countries by its locals and culture through interviews and deep reports. It is the kind of project I would love to turn World Wide PedroL, if I had more time and funds to dedicate.

Who inspires you the most?

I’m very into arts, specially literature and illustration, and for me it is truly important to follow a series of people that their work truly inspire me: Berri Blue, a polish painter based in Porto; Isabel Lucas, a portuguese writer and journalist; Olga Tokarczuk, a very special and peculiar writer; World Sketching Tour, by the travel sketcher Luís Simões, is another great inspiration. 

What goals have you set yourself this year? Do you feel you can achieve them?

I really like to blog and lately I’ve been thinking how can I dedicate more time to this activity and how can I take advantage of its opportunities, more precisely on monetization because, as you may all know, blogging is not free and nowadays there are several ways to support a project like WorldWidePedroL.

After taking several online trainings, I know that, if I had the funds and the time to dedicate to develop this blog, I could create something much more interesting and impactful to this community. By the way, if any of the readers would love to contribute to WorldWidePedroL you are more than welcome to make a donation, it will help me to keep the project and fund new articles. Thank you for your support!!

Do you have a set routine when planning out blog posts?

I do and I am working on that to make it even better. I used to post a lot but I realize quantity doesn’t mean quality. So, nowadays I try to post 3 times a week: saturday is for a deeper article and then during the week I post photos related to this article. 

I know how important it is to set up a content’s calendar: it helps me to prepare the posts in advance and to keep the blog fresh and trendy. On the other hand, it is also a good way to attract visitors from search engines and that’s something I am now trying to work on, in the sense to develop interesting articles that make sense to my audience and that comes at the right moment.

Here is my Nomination List:

Craw Crafts Beasties 

Oh The Places We See 

Truly Madly Ordinary 

Traveling Han 

Experiments in Fiction 

A Neapolitan in Cambridge

Danventure Travels 

Diary of a Gen X Traveler

Never Stop Traveling 

My Dusty Flip Flops 

The Red Phone Box Travels 

For those of you who are up for participating, here are the rules: provide a link to the creator’s original award post; answer the questions provided; create 7 unique questions; nominate up to 10 bloggers; ensure that they are aware of their nomination.

My questions:

First things first: what would you say about yourself that can be surprising?

Where do you live and what are your 3 favorite things about this place?

If it wasn´t the pandemic and you could be abroad, where would you be at this moment and why?

Either on blogging or arts or maths, what are your biggest inspirations and how do they inspire you?

What are your tips to have a successful blog?

What are you goals for this year and how do you imagine yourself in a decade?

If you had the chance, what would you ask about me? (and I promise to answer in a future post! ahah)

Thank you all and feel free to follow me also on instagram

67 responses to “Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Congratulation!
    We can’t travel without a book neither, actually with many books – although they are heavy, unfortunately.
    Thanks for sharing.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • hey hey, one good thing is, because you are four, you will have at least four bags for books eheh thanks for your feedback 🙂 have a wonderful feedback 🙂 PedroL

      • I can tell you, we drown in books. There is not one room in hours house – except the bathrooms, loos and the sauna – that is not filled with books on shelves up to the ceiling. We started to organised our library with a library programme otherwise we dont find books we look for any more. Actually, I sometimes think the books are ruling us, it’s like an addiction.

      • ahahah i believe you live in paradise 🙂 i was lucky because my parents also have a few books but my library has grown a lot, specially poetry and romances 🙂 it’s amazing to spend some time looking the covers and remember its stories 🙂 regards, PedroL

  2. Congratulations on the award! It’s admirable you’ve been to so many countries. I agree with you that Georgia is a good one; I had lovely memories during my time there. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!

    • Olá Rebecca and thank you so much for your feedback 🙂 I really wanted to spend some more time in Tbilisi, to discover better the city and even Georgia eheh have a great weekend, PedroL

    • thank you Joe, it was really important for me to read this, it makes me think that I’m doing a good work and it’s really an extra motivation eheh you’re cool 🙂 have a great weeken, PedroL

  3. Congratulations on your reward, PedroL. I ma glad to know you loved Belfast, it’s one of my favourite cities. Hopefully we can go back some time this year, but for now we still remain in lockdown 🙂 Aiva

    • thank you so much Aiva 🙂 and yeah, I have such wonderful memories from Belfast, it is such a rich and historical city, I had a great time there and it’s always a pleasure to remember the city 🙂 have a great week 🙂 PedroL

  4. Congrats on your award 👍🏻.
    A BIG yes for beautiful Vila do Conde! We’ve slept one evening in this lovely town on our Portuguese Camino and, although it was a rainy day, enjoyed the coastal scenery on our way to Esposende very much.

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  6. Congratulations PedroL!! It is a very deserved award in my opinion, you have a great and interesting blog. Ah, I would love to visit Tbilisi one day, it looks like a really fascinating and beautiful place. And thank you so much for the nomination!! You have posed some interesting questions, I will have to get my thinking cap on 🙂

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    • thank you Gilda for such amazing answers 🙂 it was a pleasure to read you and I really hope more people discover you and start to follow your interesting blog 🙂 have a great weel, PedroL

  8. Yay, congratulations and thanks for the mention! Nice to see Belfast make your list of top travel destinations too… I grew up just outside the city, and it’s great that it’s become a place people love to visit 😊

    • eheh Belfast was truly special as I arrive there from New York, so I passed from this 24/7 city, full of skyscrappers and traffic, to Belfast, a cute little town, where is possible to walk (almost) everywhere, full of history and people seems to have time to be in a park or contemplating the river 🙂 have a wonderful week and thanks for your comment 🙂 PedroL

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