About Me! 

I’m Jovana Smith. But I liked to be called Jo. As you know, The Inquisitive Writer. I live in NJ, USA. I love to blog when I’m inspired.  I see the world a different way – through my camera. I smell the world a different way – I smell fresh paint and clay. I hear the world a different way, crashing waves on the Jersey Shore. I draw best when I’m in class 🙂 . Biking 🚴, swimming 🏊, and tennis🎾 are my favorite sports. I am grateful for health, family, and education.  Wanderlust cannot be cured  😀 .




– Jo

  1. […] The Inquisitive Writer […]

  2. Great pics! ^-^

    1. Thanks!

      1. Your welcome!

  3. Hi! we’re neighbors!! I live in Delaware. Nice to meet you!!

    1. Hey! Nice to meet you ,too!

  4. Of course you can, and I respect that 🙂

  5. Congratulations, Jo!

    I have nominated your blog for the Blog-aholic Award.

    A new award for me; maybe for you as well.

    More about this nomination is at


    1. Thank you! But recently I switched to an award-free blog. Can I decline?

  6. OMG! I live in Jersey too! I’m near the shore, but I don’t go often.

    1. Yay! We’re both Jersey Girls!

      1. Jersey girls are the best girls!

  7. What a neat blog. I love the artistry involved through the whole site!
    Beautiful pictures!

    1. Thank you!

      1. You are very welcome!

  8. Just found your blog and oh my goodness I adore your blog design!

    1. Thanks!

  9. I really love ur blog! you’ve created such an amazing, inspirational and positive space on the internet… I am actually so inspired by ur wise words! 🙂 I can’t wait to read more!! 🙂 xx

      1. anytime 🙂 xx

  10. Hey! I had a skim of your blog and just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your posts 🙂 I look forward to reading more!

    1. Thank you!

  11. This is an amazing blog and I look forward to following.

    1. Thank you!

  12. Oh man, just read all the comments on this page, and I can tell you’ve already received a bunch of awards haha. But just to reiterate how much I love this blog, I’ve nominated you for (probably your gazillionth) Liebster Award. 🙂

    1. Aw thanks

  13. i just found your blog and it’s lovely! you seem really creative and inspirational, cant wait to read more! x

    1. Aww thanks

  14. Nice to meet you Jo! I really like the motto of your blog and reading your posts remind me to stay “inquisitive”, which is so important. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks! I visited your blog too and I loved your travel experience to Greece and Italy.

      1. Thank you Jo! 😃

  15. I Jo, thank you for the support and reading my comment. I am very impressed with your blog and I look forward to your posts. I too am a lover of nature and photography. And cycling! My wife, who is from Osaka, and I are headed to Japan in November where we hope to get in a few days of cycling.

    1. That’s great! Good for you.

  16. Haha I love your line about “I draw best when I’m in class,” 😛 I really like the bright and colorful style of your blog!

    1. Thanks! I checked out your blog too and followed, and I like the purpose of your blog.

  17. I’ve liked this page before, but I just had to ask, did you paint your profile image? Watercolor is one of my favorite styles, and your picture is just lovely!

    1. Thanks for the compliment, but no..unfortunately. I just found it somewhere online. And is that you in your profile picture? It’s a very good photo.

      1. At least it shows your good taste! = D That is me in the photo, and the beautiful tile is native to Aracati, Brazil. There are a lot of crazy colorful structures still standing from the time when Brazil was a colony of Portugal! There was also a church which someone told me was made of flour!

  18. I see the world, religion, humans, the world all in a different way too. When you get a chance have a peak.

    1. Yeah, evevyone sees the world a different way. I checked out your blog, and it’s cool to see it from a different point of view.

      1. thank you for stopping by

  19. great photography, especially the one where the dog is under the beach chair.

    1. Thanks! ❤️

  20. I just nominated you for the Respect Award. Your blog is amazing! If you can’t do it it’s fine. If you can, find the details here:
    Happy Blogging!

  21. […] Jo Smith–The Inquisitive Writer, I love seeing her Lego masterpieces and her DIY posts! She is always commenting on my blog with her thoughts, being supportive and generally being respectful. […]

  22. Hi Jovana! Happy to have found your blog! I’ve read some of your posts and I love your writing style! Looking forward to following you and reading more! 🙂

  23. […] breaks from writing?! Anyway, a big THANK YOU to the lovely Jovana Smith, “Jo”, over at The Inquisitive Writer  for the nomination. I’m absolutely chuffed and I […]

  24. Love the site! you are very clever! Love love your ideas. I hope you have a blast in Germany. I LOVED it there. Can’t wait to see your pictures!

    1. Thanks! As I said in another comment, I will do a pre-post on going to Germany and surrounding countries.

  25. I like your About, especially your images. I’ve heard it said that original photography is the best way to entice your visitors to really delve into your blog. Your conversational style is also engaging.

    Glad you get to travel. Why cure Wanderlust. It ain’t a disease, is it???

    1. Thanks! Yes, it isn’t. I will also do a post in July about how I will go to Germany, Austria, and Serbia in August! Hope your there to see it!

  26. Hi

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    If you visit my post in the link it explains about it and you will see where I have listed you as a nominee – https://cultivatingtime.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/these-are-the-facts/

    I look forward to seeing your post. If it’s not your sort of thing, no worries at all. Just wanted to acknowledge your blog.

    All the best
    from Debra @ Cultivating Time

  27. Hi

    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Not sure if you are aware of this Award. It is to recognise and promote new up and coming blogs of a good standard with less than 200 followers.

    If you visit my post in the link it explains about it and you will see where I have listed you as a nominee – https://cultivatingtime.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/lets-read-heidi-build-a-sandcastle-and-celebrate-my-new-job/

    I look forward to seeing your post. If it’s not your sort of thing, no worries at all. Just wanted to acknowledge your blog.

    All the best
    from Debra @ Cultivating Time

  28. […] photo taker: Jo Smith. I love her photography, and she has some good writing as […]

  29. Hi Jo! I liked the pictures, and I like your personality too! I enjoy reading your blog, would you mind checking out mine? http://www.storiesbysherry.wordpress.com

    1. Sure! And thanks!

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