Saturday, September 10, 2011

Liebster Awards

Michael Haynes gave me a Liebster Award! I'm so excited. I actually did a silly little Scooby-dance.



It was just like this without the cool clothes and music. Honest!

Okay, maybe not.

After I finished my dance I wondered what the Liebster Award was. It was an award, yes, and therefore intrinsically good and something worthy of great excitement, but what was this Liebster bit about?

Apparently "liebster" is derived from a German term meaning, "a close friend." As I understand it, the award is given to a writer with a blog that has fewer than 200 followers.

Here are the rules of acceptance for the award:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog or sending them a tweet.
3. Post the award on your blog. (Right-click the image, above, and select "save image as").
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

Without further ado, here are my picks:
- Kim Neville and her blog, Kim Neville: Faith, trust, pixie dust
- Kim Aippersbach and her blog, Dead Houseplants
- Martin Lastrapes and his blog, My Musings
- Jamie Sedgwick and his blog, Chronicles
- Shawn Hansen and his blog, Scribbled Stories

It was super hard picking just five. I ended up writing names on index cards, tacking them up on my wall, blindfolding myself and throwing darts randomly. I broke a window and gave my favorite top some ventilation, but it was worth it! Okay, maybe it didn't go quite like that but, still, picking the recipients was difficult.

Thanks Michael, this was fun!

12 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you enjoyed the exercise! Now to check out those blogs you linked... :)

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  2. Hey, cool! Congrats on your Liebster, and thanks for throwing a dart at me! (Guess this means I should write a blog entry, huh?)

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  3. Thanks for passing this on to me, Karen! Very much appreciated. I'm working on a list right now. This is tougher than I thought it would be...

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  4. Glad you like it! I had a lot of fun with it, although it was difficult to pick just five!

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  5. I want to create a blog just like yours and am a newbie on the internet. Where could I get a design like this? Thanks so much.
    -Ginger
    Seo Experts Academy

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  6. Hi Kavita, this is a Blogger.com blog. It's easy to set one up, just take out an account with blogger and then follow the directions. There are many different designs for blogs, it's hard to go wrong. Best of luck! :)

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  7. great! congratulations and keep it up! very nice design.

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