A few days ago, I found out that Kat at, Family Furore nominated me for the Liebster Award. It’s an award that recognizes new bloggers. I Googled it, of course I did, and this is what I found.
“Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. This Award exists only on the internet as pixels, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Many see it as a way of promoting and recognizing fellow bloggers, for their efforts and accomplishments in becoming a bonafide blogger.
I was thrilled! And also flattered. I hope y’all know how much fun I’m having with my blog – and to have someone think that it’s worthy of a nomination? Well, all I can say is THANK YOU for reading!
Kat’s blog, Family Furore is a heart wrenching and inspiring story of what it’s like raising a teenager with bipolar, anxiety and PTSD. Her raw honesty and openness as she talks about the daily struggles and triumphs comes through loud and clear.
If you or anyone you know is going through a similar situation, you should take a look.
This version of the Liebster Award comes with 5 rules. They are:
Acknowledge the blog that nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
Nominate 11 other bloggers.
Ask them 11 questions.
Let them know you have nominated them.
Family Furore’s questions for me:
1] Do you watch reality TV? If you do, which is your favourite show?
I don’t. I haven’t watched TV in years. It sounds crazy, but being a writer, an obsessive reader, and the owner of three crazy terriers I just don’t have time.
2] How many cushions do you have in your house? Do you actually use any of them?
If dog beds count-I have several! Moe, Curly, and Pearl definitely use them.
3] Do you prefer the city or the country? Why?
The country. I would much rather be surrounded by nature and wildlife, than traffic and neon lights.
4] What led you to create a website and start blogging?
I’m in the process of writing a novel and a collection of short stories. The blog is a great way to take a break from editing, while keeping that creative process going. Before I started the blog, I used Facebook as a sounding board but it just wasn’t enough. I finally took River Jordan’s advice and started my blog.
5] The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – yay, nay or meh? Elaborate if you wish!
I didn’t keep up with the wedding myself, but I loved reading posts from friends who did. Of course, I loved the picture of Meghan’s beagle in the car with the Queen. That was probably my favorite picture of all.
6] What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when I say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”? The first thing…
Dick Van Dyke’s smiling face.
7] How do you view humanity as a whole?
In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed the sweetest and the meanest traits in people. But I am hopeful that there are way more good ones out there than there are bad.
8] If you could make ONE change to the mental health care system, what would it be?
MORE AWARENESS. Society as a whole needs to be better educated on mental health issues.
9] Do you use any forms of social media to promote your site? If you do, feel free to plug away!
10] What brings you the most joy in your day to day life?
Writing. It’s the best form of therapy for me.
11] What is one thing you’re grateful for today?
I’m grateful that I’m still here ❤. Every day is a new beginning and I’m glad I didn’t give up when it looked like there were only endings.
The 11 bloggers I would like to nominate are:
Okay, nominees – your questions are –
- Why did you decide to start a blog?
- Are you a cat person or a dog person?
- How many books do you read in a year?
- Who is your favorite author?
- Who is the one person who inspires you the most?
- Pineapple on pizza – yay or nay?
- What is your biggest fear?
- What is your favorite season?
- If you had a million dollars to give away, who would you give it to?
- Ocean or lake? Which is your favorite?
- What is your favorite memory?