Liebster Blog Award Nomination!

liebster-blog-awardWow what a day, I was recently nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Ruth Clark.

Now if you are fortunate enough to know Ruth you know that she is a true treasure, a very giving and comforting soul to have as a friend. I live many miles away from Ruth but through her blog and comments I feel I have come to know a fair deal about her and do not think she would mind me calling her a friend. She is someone I am very happy to have crossed paths with.

Thank you Ruth for nominating me and for following my blog! If you have not met Ruth introduce yourself here at her blog. For those who are here because I sent you a nomination please read and respond below.

So what is the Liebster Blog Award? Good question as I had no idea either. Seems the Liebster Blog Award started in Germany in 2010 and like many such things has evolved or just changed over the years. It’s not an award where you get to take home a trophy or plaque and there are no judges or firm set rules. Instead each nominee has the choice to accept, follow through on a few suggested actions, and pass the nominating process on to other worthy new bloggers; actually pretty simple.

Looks as if in German Liebster means sweetheart or beloved person, to bloggers it has taken on the meaning of an enjoyable blogger, someone whose work you have become fond of, or simply think is pretty darn cool and worthy of recognition. If you’re a struggling small time blogger than it’s a pretty awesome award since as we know it is tough to get noticed. Heard the lament of the lonely blogger? You can read my post here.

Well anyway back to the Liebster Award. The award works somewhat like a chain letter. The nominee must have fewer than 200 or 300 followers, is nominated by a fellow blogger, responds to 11 questions asked by the fellow blogger, lists 11 things about themselves that the reader may wish to know, and then nominates future Liebster Award nominees. According to the original article I found in Google you are to nominate 5 bloggers although in the current string the request notes to nominate 11 bloggers. I’m guessing somewhere along the line someone took to the number 11 as there seems to be a prevailing pattern.

I have decided to accept Ruth’s nomination and receive my award, no applause please as I may just blush. : ) I will post my 11 responses and 11 things about me in my next post and show the list of fellow well deserving bloggers that I intend to nominate. Congratulations in advance to all who accept, you have earned it!

If you are reading as someone I nominated and would like to accept your prestigious award, please let me know in the comments below by answering these three quick little questions:

  1. Where are you? City, State, &/or Country
  2. Do you own a pet and if so what kind?
  3. What’s the best part of your day?

Thank you for your blog and for brightening my day, I look forward to hearing from you.

Marilyn T


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