With the Jamaica Blog Awards in a few days (voting process has already started, vote for me HERE), owner of the blog JaBajaNas started what is called a Jamaican Blogger Tag. According to JaBajaNas, it's basically a game where bloggers of all niches endeavor to form links, possibly discover new information and new bloggers and have fun while doing so. It starts with one blogger (JaBajaNas) who chooses the topic of the Tag and then gives a list of questions or one general question which is wide enough to have its answer broken down into list form. After the first blogger answers said question(s), he or she will "tag" other bloggers to continue the tag. The rules are as follows:

 Title your post "One Love: Jamaican Blogger Tag"
 Link back to the blogger who tagged you (you may add a brief definition of what a tag is for the benefit of your readers)
 Copy and paste the rules at the beginning of your tag
 Copy and paste the questions as well so readers know what's going on
 Answer the questions
 Tag 7 other Jamaican bloggers to continue the trend. Kinda forces you to make friends, no? 

QUESTIONS

1. Why did you give your blog its name? (If it is named directly after you, try and make your answer interesting. eg: Did you feel nervous at all about putting your name out there? Did you just lack creativity at the time?)
2. Why did you start blogging and why do you blog now?
3. Do you think being Jamaican influences your blogging style?

4. What do you think about the increase in bloggers in Jamaica?

5. What is your favourite thing about being Jamaican?

6. Ackee and saltfish or “(mackerel) run down”?

7. Stew peas or stew chicken?

8. Tastee Patties, Juici Beef Patties or Mother’s?

9. Pantucky or KFC?

10. What do you hope to be the future of blogging in Jamaica?

ANSWERS
1. As I said in a previous interview I did here, the name just kinda popped up in my head at the time while I was there figuring out what to name my first blog. I settled with the name 'The Pink Socialite' because I knew that if I sat there trying to come up with other names still, I probably wouldn't even go on with the whole idea of starting a blog. It was afterwards that I realised that there may be some meaning to it afterall. Lol. My favourite colour has been pink ever since, so I guess that has something to do with me. On the other hand, a socialite is a socially prominent person, you know, all over the place at different events and such. My blog is sort of like that. I consider it to be a beauty/fashion blog because that's mainly what I write about, but then it runs into other stuff as well such as interviews with photographers, artistes, etc. music, daily life, among others. I don't know how the name works, but it does, and I love it.
2. I started blogging mainly because I would sit home bored everyday when I'm on school breaks with absolutely nothing to do. It was shortly before Christmas Day in 2010 when I took the first step. I'm a beauty/fashion freak, so I decided to start a blog where I could share my personal experiences with such, along with things I have learnt from others, hoping that others would learn from me also. I also love to write, so I thought this would be a great way to do that also. Why do I blog now? I have so many reasons. Honestly, I can say my readers are the main reason why I still run this blog. I'll admit that there are many times when I want to just quit, because sometimes I'm so busy with school and I have to neglect it. But, I always have that one reader who messages me to say "I love your blog" or "I love what you're doing", and that always reminds me to keep going because I'm doing something that people actually spend their time reading. Apart from that, I like to think of my blog as my little sister that I share little beauty and fashion tips with. Lol. I just think it's a good way to share ideas about different subjects, it helps you to meet new people around the world, and it keeps me sane because I actually have something to do when I'm out of school or all by myself.

3. In some ways, yes. I share different elements of my country including the music, food, different places here, my school life, and other experiences I have encountered here in Jamaica. I hope to share more about it in my other posts also.  

4. It was not until about last year that I realised that so many Jamaican blogs actually existed. It's a great thing actually. I like to spend my time reading other Jamaican blogs, and I do this very often. The mere fact that we're all Jamaicans help me to relate to them more, and I learn so many new things from all those that I read. There are many blogs with some really interesting topics that I just can never get enough of, and I find myself going back all the time. It is also from these Jamaican blogs that I learn of new places in Jamaica that I never even knew existed, among other happenings in Jamaica also. It's always good when people love to share their ideas, and those who are great writers share their stories, their poems, and their thoughts. Many persons think blogging is the easiest thing to do, but it's a lot more complicated than it seems. It's not just about posting pictures and writing a few lines that makes it work. It's much more than that.
5. Wow. The breadfruit, maybe. Lol. The beaches are definitely my favourite thing, hands down. I'm a beach bum, so with Jamaica being blessed with so many beaches, I don't think I could live anywhere else, no matter how beautiful it is. Portland is my favourite parish I must add. I wouldn't mind living there. Next on my list is the people. Believe it or not, we have some great people living here, but some of us are just blind to this. Just about all the people I've met are really friendly, and you can hold a great conversation with them, no matter what it is about. Be prepared for some great laughs too! 

6. Hmmm...I would definitely have to go with ackee & saltfish, especially if it's with some good breadfruit. Lol. WIN! 

7. I'm not a fan of any of the two, but since as I have to choose, I'll go with stew chicken since as I love chicken so much. I really hate peas. 

8. Juici Patties takes the trophy here. That's all.

9. This means I'll have to choose between my hot wings and my jerk chicken. Hmmm.... I'll go with the jerk chicken though, especially if it's some of that good stuff from Murray's Jerk Hut in Clarendon Park.

10. I really want to see more bloggers first of all. Expanding the blogging community would definitely be a plus. I'd also like Jamaican blogs to be recognized internationally, as we really don't have much of that recognition today. Overall, just more persons doing what they love, sharing their experiences, and informing others.
My tag came from Nella of As Told By Nella & I tag:
Shannon & Debbie of Exotic You
Lorane of Haute People
Natalia of Natalia Oh

Monique of M*RKologie

Foxy of Foxy Et Al.