We writers are a needy bunch, aren’t we? Who but writers would feel compelled to invent blogging awards and then pass them around to their online friends?
But hey, recognition — in any form — is a heady thing, and I for one certainly won’t turn it down!
Which brings me to my latest accomplishment. My friend Izzie over at The Whatever Factor recently passed on the Liebster Blog Award to me — Thanks, Iz, I ‘preciate it!
Now most of the time it pains me to admit ignorance, but here goes: When I saw the Liebster Blog Award, I had no idea what it was.
It sounded like “lobster” to me, and at first I thought it had something to do with food. Or Lent.
So I did what any good writer would do — opened up another window to research the term.
“Liebster” is a German word meaning “dearest” or “beloved.” Its connotation also extends to “favorite.” (Since I don’t have a single drop of German blood, no wonder I wasn’t familiar with this word!)
But somebody considers me a favorite. Cool! I’m almost speechless!
As with most other blogging awards, the Liebster Blog Award carries some heavy responsibilities, none of which I take lightly. Without further ado, here’s what is supposed to take place next:
- Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to them.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog (get it from Google Images, if you’d like).
- Pass the Liebster Blog Award on to five other bloggers you admire.
- Let your recipients know of the award by leaving a comment on their blogs.
- Bask in the love of the blogosphere.
Now, the Liebster Blog Award is supposed to be presented to relatively “small” blogs — those with fewer than 200 followers. But I have NO IDEA how many people are following these blogs, nor do I have time to try to figure it out! If your name is listed here and you have w-a-a-a-y more followers than 200, don’t shoot the messenger, okay? Just re-read Rule #5 above and be happy!
And now — Ta Da! — my choices for the Liebster Blog Award:
So off you go — congratulations and don’t forget to spread the love!
Congratulations to you, and thank you so kindly for passing it along. I don’t know how many followers I have, but I am certain it’s fewer than 200.
Well, good, then — this should bump you up nicely! At least that’s the idea. I think. Who knows??
Congrats on the award! (I hope you are basking in the blogosphere love right now)
I am honored to be included in your list and appreciate the mention. Thank goodness I don’t have to reveal more facts about myself…much more and I’m bound to lose followers 🙂 I’m not even close to 200 followers, but it’s the quality, not quantity that counts!
I’m with you on that one, Janna! I wouldn’t turn away 200 followers, but I love the ones I do have (and quality is much more important than quantity!)
Congrats Debbie….you deserve it….your blog is so well done and you put your heart into it.
I’m humbled at your too-kind words, Tanya. And I certainly can say the same for you. You do a tremendous job, an unselfish job, and your readers so appreciate it!
Debbie, Congratulations! Well deserved! And thank you so much for bestowing the honor upon me. I’m thrilled you thought enough of my blog to give it an award, I can’t thank you enough!
You’re most welcome! Part of me fears passing these awards along, in case the recipients aren’t as happy to receive them as I am; however, rest assured, this award at least is quite painless and won’t eat up too much of your time. And I at least am eager for the next installment in your ongoing saga (hint hint!)
Congratulations Debbie! I am sure you are the favorite of many! 🙂
You make me blush!! Incidentally, that matches the pink fleece jacket I’m wearing!
Congrats to you!
Thanks, Suzi — it’s a nice award, particularly as there aren’t a bunch of hoops to jump through!
Congratulations, and thanks. I’m happy you think enough of my blog that you’d recommend it to someone. That’s incredibly nice of you, Debbie.
Thanks for being such a good sport, Todd! I’m glad you’re not miffed at me for passing it along. So many interesting blogs I read have their own “format” and probably wouldn’t want to take a detour from that.
I don’t have a “format” so much as I have a “I really ought to post something, because it’s been a few days.”
Congrats, girlfriend! You deserve it for your thoughtful posts.
What sweet words, Lynne! Thanks, and I’m glad you enjoy some of my posts.
Debbie, congratulations, lady! You had me chuckling with how you thought Liebster sounded like lobster! Whenever I need a chuckle, I head over to your place. You never disappoint! 🙂
I’m honored, Bella, that you find some of what I post amusing! I’m just not too vain to admit I don’t know German, so Liebster did sound (and look!) like Lobster to me — didn’t hurt that I was getting ready for Lent, either!
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