Imagine my great surprise and delight to find that my little space on the net is nominated for this… Liebster Award. Well, me being the inquiring type, away I go to research this fun little award. Usually being the antisocial and nonparticipating type, I actually shocked myself in deciding to take great delight in this little gem of an award. Why you may ask? It is simple really… in the back tracing of my award I found many new blogs that I was enjoying reading. So my conclusion is that while it is a crazy little award that doesn’t truly mean anything, it is at the same time a great honor that others like your blog enough to share!
So, in keeping with my research I wanted to share a little about where I found this comes from. Unable to actually find a specific originator, I did find another blogger who also wanted to know. Sopphey Says looked all the way back to 2010 and could not find an original posting of this award, only that some of the earliest finds were from Germany. On the post she found it said this about the Liebster Award (I used a translator as it was originally in German)
“Dear Bloggerinen: The goal , this action is that we bring unknown, gutte blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog items that already have been 3,000 readers, but talented beginners and people, although blogging has been a while, but still not as are known.”
And the original instructions were something along these lines:
“Once tagged, if you want to participate, create a post in which you will share the instructions, link back to the blog who nominated you, and nominate your own set of 3-5 nominees, keeping in mind the goal of the award! Then be sure to let them know on their blog that you have nominated them.”
So in keeping with what it was (yeah I am a history kinda girl) thank you so much Rachel & Janis from writeinseattle, I am honoured that you would pick my blog as one of your nominees! I have had great fun in researching this little award, and finding some fun new blogs along the way!
My nominees include:
- Black Coffee Poet – Inspired and changed my whole way of looking at writing!
- Cue Ball and Eight Ball – Always inspires me to think. To dig deeper and often outside the box.
- Jill Weatherholt – Inspirational thoughts
- R. B. Holbrook – After reading through her blog, I had to purchase her books… her writing style reminds me so much of myself, I have really enjoyed her blog!
- Writing as Will and Representation – has a great way of putting things out there!
- Saphir Drachen’s Writer’s Blog – great way of putting thoughts together, I always enjoy reading this blog!
- Maggie Madly Writing – a blog I go back to again and again!
No I am not listing a bunch of questions, and I will consider a post on some of those questions… but as of right now, I enjoy reading the blogs of others and posting my own thoughts.
*Note: There is no actual group that gives this award out, it is more of a special notice from one blogger to another that they found your blog to be an inspiration or fun to read.
**Extra Note: It is not a “real” award, but instead something given as an honor. (That is my personal view) There are no judges, no special rules to follow, so you can really take it how you would like. Share it, pass it on or not as you will.