My thanks to the lovely MarinaSofia, who has nominated my blog for a Liebster Award ‘for variety, versatility and encouraging activity’, many thanks Marina, how kind.
Here is the quote that seems to appear on most Liebster Award blogs:
“The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favourite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient can then pass it on to five more blogs of note. A way of introducing other bloggers to the blogs you enjoy.”
Simple enough, yes? Well, I immediately thought of bloggers whom I would love to nominate for the award, but where could I find how many ‘followers’ they had? For some it was clear that they already had 200+ followers, all well-deserved IMHO. So on the basis that rules are meant to be broken, honorary Liebsters are awarded to those nominated below who have reached such elevated heights and for those who haven’t as yet because they will – as another blogger said ‘nobody seems to know who started this thing … I don’t think the Liebster police will come after me …’ for giving a ‘bigger’ blog recognition and respect!
My nominations are for friends who either started this journey with me, or have been part of it in their own special way. Apparently, I cannot nominate the person who nominated me. I’ve been following Marina over the past few weeks; it’s really hard to make your mark when starting a blog and this is a great way to spread the word, so here’s a plug for Marina’s blog, just follow the link ‘findingtimetowrite’.
And here are the five bloggers that I am sending the Liebster Award to:
Catherine Crosswell of Cupcake Perusings who deserves mega-plaudites, she’s that good at composing and performing, and a jolly good egg too (just read the review on Gary’s blog Garyswordz, oops, snuck one in there!)
Jenny Soppet-Smith a friend of many years standing, with her blog Cheetahs in My Shoes – living with the imaginary menagerie and all that it entails – based on the stories of The Cheetah Keeper, a small boy who, in order to make sense of life’s chaos and his assorted medical problems, discovered a pair of (imaginary) cheetahs living in his trainers.
And the talented Corey Booth from Aberdare, his blog ClownRhymes is always welcomed and read with interest and enjoyment, his poetry is stunning. He’s also running a Poetry Challenge just now – recommended 🙂
Thank you again to Marina – hope everyone enjoys taking a look at the great blogs above and continues to look forward to my work.