Yesterday, Lisa at her blog, Lisa's Loft of Joy, gave me a "Liebster Blog" award:
First and foremost, THANK YOU, Lisa! Please visit her blog HERE
Admittedly, I usually ignore blog awards, and (get ready this is going to offend many of you) find them too often resembling a chain letter, because to post that you received the award, you are supposed to bestow the award on someone else, therefore pressuring them into passing the award on to someone else, etc. etc.
Those of you who know me, probably aren't surprised at my attitude: When I receive those emails where you are supposed to forward it on to 5, 10, or 20 people for good luck, wealth, or to avoid death, I've been known to send it right back to the friend who sent it to me 20 times to annoy them. Rude? Probably, but it stops the forwards. :)
Back to the Liebster Blog Award: I decided to accept this award (FYI: I'm told by Lisa that Liebster means "beloved" or "favorite" in German). Because it's directed at "smaller" blogs, those with 200 or less followers, and it helps them get more hits and then potentially more followers, it seems like not only a good deal for me, but for five more small blogs, so here it goes:
Here are the Liebster Blog Award Rules (not in my words):
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!
Now, my own rule: If any of the people I pass the award on to have any reservations about participating, PLEASE don't worry about it. Just know that I do enjoy your blog.
My picks (in no particular order):
Although the Lieber rules state the receipients must have less than 200 followers, I limited mine to less than 100 followers, so please help out these blogs and give them a look!