My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

On April 9th, I was given the honor of being nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Sandra Nikolai, an author whose blog I follow, was kind enough to give me the nomination. Thank you so much Sandra!

Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, beloved, or favorite. The origin remains unknown, but the Liebster Blog Award is a chain award passed on to promote the blogs you enjoy. It is given as a form of appreciation and support to bloggers with less than 200 followers. Although I’m not a fan of chain letters usually, I’m all for peer recognition, and I hope my five nominees will view the award in that spirit.

By the way, these days, it is hard to know for certain how many followers a blog has. With people using Google Friend Connect, following by email or RSS feed, and the ability to hide the follower counter, I took my best guess.

To accept the award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you on your blog and link back to them.
2. Nominate up to five other bloggers for the award and link back to their blogs.
3. Let them know by commenting on their blog, a tweet, or an email.
4. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

The five people I’m nominating for a Liebster Blog Award are:

Jenn Greenleaf for her blog Jenn Greenleaf: Wearer of Many Hats. Jenn has an uncanny knack for answering questions you didn't know you had and spreading the word about many great things she's tried.

Leif G.S. Notae for his blog Saga Writing. Leif has a passion for helping others write fiction and write it well, and has great advice for fantasy and sci-fi writers about how to create people and worlds.

Edie Melson for her blog The Write Conversation. Edie has many different passions and topics, including social networking advice and fighting against domestic violence. I love her blog for her unique approach to writing advice, such as one of her latest posts that compares dating to writing.

Joe Bunting for his blog The Write Practice. Joe uses his posts to present different situations, comment on real-life situations, or give writing advice, then provides a relevant writing prompt at the end. Definitely a novel idea for a blog.

EW Greenlee for his blog Daily Thoughts. EW talks about all things books, from a man's reasons for reading Jane Austen to why every independent author should make a book trailer.

I hope you check out these worthy blogs and enjoy them as much as I do!


  1. Thank you very much for the kind words. I put Saga Writing on the backburner for a week or so since it seems I am not getting the engagement I was looking for.

    Much appreciated!

  2. Rebecca, thank you so much for reading my blog, making comments and also nominating me for the award. Innovative bloggers such as yourself, provide me with ample material to write about "something" every day. Keep up the good work and may 2012 be your most successful year.