Thanks from 1Quest2theNext!

We wanted to say thank you to all of you as we’ve now had over 8000 visits to 1Quest2theNext since we began blogging last month…AND we’ve just received a nomination for the Liebster Award; which recognizes new bloggers for the quality of their site.  The kids and I really appreciate this feedback


Thank you! From Mia, Alana, Sofia, Brandon and Jay

Thank you! From Mia, Alana, Sofia, Brandon and Jay

As part of the Liebster nominations, we are tasked with answering some questions about blogging and things we like, as well as identifying some other newer blog sites that we visit.  Here we go:

1. What inspires you to blog?

Brandon, 10, co-editor of 1Quest2theNext: “This summer we went on a trip to Yellowstone and we wanted everyone to be able to see whatever we saw and thought was fun.  After writing about our trip we decided we wanted people on Long Island to find out that there was a lot of interesting things to do outdoors.

2. What do you love more: to take pictures or write?

Brandon:  “To take pictures; I like to take photos of animals and pretty scenes of the sky or lakes”

3. Where do you go to relax?

Brandon:  “At Blydenburgh Park in Smithtown because when you go rowboating the water is peaceful.  When you go hiking you always see new plants and birds”

4. What is your favorite color?

Brandon: “blue”

Sofia, 7, co-editor of 1Quest2theNext: “red”

5. What was your first blog post about?

Brandon:  Our first post that we wrote about was when we were flying to Salt Lake City Utah for our 13 day vacation to 4 National Parks; Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier and Waterton.  We had a picture from JFK airport and we got to TV on the plane!

6. Who inspires you?

Sofia: “my teacher from 1st grade because we go on trips:

Brandon:  “my dad.  Because he reads up on the internet all about places we can go on adventures to and then we plan together and go exploring”

7. What is one chore you hate to do around the house?

Sofia:  “Clean up – my room or anywhere in the house!”

Brandon: “bringing the garbage cans down”

8. If you could be an animal for a day which would you choose?

Sofia:  “I would be a cat because they have whiskers and some of them have stripes.  Cats have really fuzzy tails too!”

Brandon: “I would be a chameleon because they can blend in with their surroundings and live mostly on exotic islands”

9. What is your favorite quote?

Brandon: “Snapadoodle Doo – Ravi, on the tv show Jessie on Disney”

10. What is something someone would not know about you just by looking at you?

Sofia:  “I taught my myself how to do a cartwheel.  Sometimes it is bad but sometimes it comes out really good!”

Brandon: “I like drawing sports scenes; someone running or dribbling a basketball”

And now for our favorite newer blog sites – we read a lot of Long Island-based blogs, others focused on hiking the Appalachian Trail (Brandon wants me to take 6 months off from work, pull him out of school and go to George!) and more:


5 thoughts on “Thanks from 1Quest2theNext!

  1. Pingback: Kids need attention | 1 Quest 2 the Next

  2. Wow! You guys are really rockin’ and rollin’! Keep up the wonderful blogging! Congratulations on your nomination! And Holy cow! 8000 hits? That is absolutely incredible! 🙂 It was awesome to read about your blog in Newsday….you guys are FAMOUS!
    Eagerly awaiting your next great discovery…

    Viki 🙂

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