Sierra's View: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Sierra's View | 200$ Cash Giveaway!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Sierra's View | 200$ Cash Giveaway!

Yesterday, I had someone ask me: "Why do you even blog? It seems pointless."
It definitely had me thinking. I blog because I love to write, I love to escape, and I love the bonds and friendships I have made from it. I love that I have a space of my own to express my creativity and to do what I love. 
But then it had me thinking, well, why would anyone want to read MY blog? There are a million different blogs out there. What is it about my blog that would keep them coming back? Well, new friends, I am here to tell you! 

Oh, whoops, I forgot to introduce myself. Hi. I'm Sierra. I blog at Sierra's View. (I already forgot my manners. So rude). My blog is lifestyle blog. I originally started it many years ago to document my travels to Kenya and Fiji. 


1. I'm a teacher. I know, you're probably thinking, "Ugh a teacher. Soooo boring. Why would anyone want to read about a teacher's life?" Except here's the thing. I post the hilarious things that my students say, do, etc. I talk about touching stories and the hardships. I talk about teaching in different countries. Plus, I teach 6th grade, so let's just say that the BO and drama is almost worth the minimal amount of money I make in a year. 

2. What you see is what you get. No, you may think I am kidding. But I am not. I am one of the most raw, genuine people you will ever meet. I am sarcastic. I can be rude. I talk about my trials. I just write what I know. I don't try to be someone I'm not. And I try to convey that in my blog. 

3. I'm really pretty. See. 



4. No, seriously. I'm better looking than that. Sometimes. That helps, right? I read an article about how babies look more at people who are more attractive. I am hoping I can reel you in with a pretty photo of me. 




5. Since we are on this road, I have a husband named Tanner. But, I refer to him as T Money. He's freaking hilarious. And he writes me the sweetest love letters on my blog. And since we are on this shallow roll, he's super hot. (He has single brothers…) 



6. I love to travel. I talk about all of my experiences of teaching in Kenya, Fiji, Puerto Rico, etc. I travel throughout the country. T Money and I love to go for adventures and get away so there are usually very cool pictures.



7. I write really embarrassing stories that will make you feel better about yourself. No, really. Like last week I posted about having to pee on the side of the road. Yea…. 

8. I'm super funny. 
I wish I had something to back this up. But I don't. Just trust me on this one. (See…sarcasm). I even linked that to a post about 10 types of people to stop following on social media. Let's hope I don't become one of those for you. Haha. 

9. I try my hardest to communicate, respond, send emails, get to know my readers. I genuinely appreciate you reading my blog and I will do my best to get to know you and your blog!


10. The last and final reason is: I can buy your love. 
If I haven't convinced you enough…hopefully this next part will. 
I am giving away a 20$ Starbucks Gift Card to one of you lucky people on Shane's blog!  You have to become my friend. See, I'm literally buying your love. I bet you don't hate that, right? :) 

Also!!!! Me and some beautiful women are giving away 200$ Cold Hard Cash. Yep. Can you believe it? CASH. Boom. Right there in your pocket. You don't want to miss out on this one. Good luck!




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36 comments:

  1. I'm more than a little jealous of your travels. I would die to go to Kenya or Fiji! Lucky ducks.

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  2. I love the what you see is what you get. I am the same way and honestly it's one reason I love your blog!

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  3. Sierra! I've been quietly following your blog and it's such a joy to catch a glimpse into your life! I hope you are well!

    -Jenny Zaganiacz (Barram)

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  4. Why would anyone say that about blogging? It seriously boggles my mind - if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say ANYTHING at all! You blog for your own reasons, you don't need to justify it to anyone! So just keep doing what you're doing, you sweet, beautiful girl. We're all still here to support you :) xoxo

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  5. I love how raw and genuine you are. I am the same exact way. Oh, and we also have like the exact same sense of humor (I can tell by the way you write) Yes, this is proof that I actually read your blog posts. Love it! You and your husband are adorable!

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  6. You are simply beautiful and I love your personality already. You should always blog because you want to and simply answer those who ask why with "Because."

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    1. Yup, that's what I thought too Beth :) S, Love your blog! And I love to travel too! Where do you want to go next?

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  7. So cute! I love to travel to and wish I could do it more! #moneyprobs. And I wanted to be a teacher and decided to change my major so more power to you, teachers don't get the props they deserve!!

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  8. You are so cute! I love how "real" you are! Thanks for this fun post.

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  9. You are literally buying their love. Ha. Love it. Anyway, I have a few stories about kids. But I seem to have forgotten the really funny ones and just remembered the terrifying moments. Like that time the kid threw all the legos on the floor and climbed up on the table and screamed the loudest scream I've ever heard. But I'm sure you can relate.

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  10. Seriously love this post and I absolutely love your blog. You are genuine and super sincere and your husband sure does write the sweetest love letters EVER! Your blog is so not pointless, I have come to a conclusion that when people say things like that- it is because they are jealous and wish they could do it too. Keep up the wonderful posting, I know that I and many others love it!!!

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  11. Hhaha thank you for the introduction! I like you already, love that you like to travel and am very jealous of the teaching for the long long holidays you get! (I know you do have to work though) I peed in front of my (now long-term) boyfriend on our first date in an alley - it was 1am and nothing was open and I was desperate (can't believe I just admitted that!). I feel like we could bond over pee-tails.

    Katie <3

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  12. I've had people ask me that question, too. Your answers are far better than mine, I think! (PS, I used to be a teacher too, until I quit to become a writer. :) )

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  13. Ohhhhh Sierra. You are hilarious. And I miss you. Okay? Okay.

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  14. What a great post. I think this is a great way to respond to the person that asked you why you blog!! I think this community is fabulous, don't know what I'd do without it!!

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  15. Aww I love your blog and NO teachers are not boring!! Teachers actually have to funniest/cutest stories :)

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  16. I had no idea you lived in Kenya and Fiji! that's so aweseome!! :) We went on our honeymoon in Fiji and it was beautiful. Kenya.. we haven't been yet.. but we def want to go there too one day.

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  17. I love this! I would totally read your blog. I love your sense of humor! And this giveaway is awesome, I entered!

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  18. You seem very confident and that is always attractive.

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  19. You are too funny! Those are all great reasons to read a blog :)

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  20. Oh my gosh, I love your reasons to read your blog - so funny and original. You are beautiful! It's true. I won't say anything about your hubs because I don't want you to scratch my eyes out thinking I'm hitting on him. :) Although reason #4 makes me wonder if that's why babies don't really like me (unless they're my own). My brother lived and helped kids out on the Kirbati islands (part of Fiji), did you get a chance to go out there?

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  21. hah. Love this. Those pictures of you and your husband are beautiful!! You convinced me to keep reading your blog for sure :)

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  22. Love this post. Definitely a must read and everyone should do it on their blog! Such a good idea!

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  23. LOL I love this :D Great giveaway, and you 2 are too cute!

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  24. Very cool post! I love it! These are all great reasons to read your blog!

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  25. I laughed really hard becuase I saw the picture of you with the gorgeous red lipstick and I was like wow she's really pretty and then I read "I'm really pretty. See" haha love it!

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  26. What a fun giveaway! I love this post- always good to learn more about my favorite bloggers!

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  27. Aha good post :) these are some good reasons to read your blog!

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  28. I actually laughed out loud! I love this idea for a blog post, and you are so cute!!!

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  29. These are all definitely great reasons to read your blog! ;) I love how open you are and I love reading about your teaching experiences!

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  30. These are all great reasons, especially the giveaway. :) I hope I win!

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  31. Such cute photos/all your reasons are awesome, obviously! Great giveaway!

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  32. I just found your blog through a give-away (Shane sent me!) and WHOA, that wedding photo is GORGEOUS!! Can't wait to look back through the rest of your blog and continue reading along!

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