Yesterday I was catching up on my long list of unread personal emails, when I came across a message from a fellow blogger. Koopa sent me a note saying that she was giving me an award – how lovely is that?!
The Liebster Blog Award is given from one blogger to another as a demonstration of respect and appreciation; basically, it’s a blogger’s way of saying, “Hello fellow writer! I like what you’re doing in your blog space, and I want to let you know that I appreciate you, and that I want to support you as you continue in your blogging journey.” [Liebster is a German word for ‘dearest, valued, beloved…’]
When a blogger receives an award like this, proper etiquette suggests that the recipient continues the stream of good feelings by sharing the award with other writers that they admire and respect.
Several months ago I gave a shout out to some of my fellow blogging peeps (Ruth, Jonathan, Christine, Judith, Nadine, Joss); since that time, I have come across additional individuals whose blogs have made it to my personal subscription list. In addition to the blogs I mentioned above, here are a few more sites that I think are worth a read:
- Greg & Katherine at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide (a fun, funky food blog)
- Carla at One Wild and Precious Life (an honest, joyful look at life in New Orleans – and life in general)
- Lia at Dulce Dolce (a pretty fantastic photography blog)
- Sylvia at Oodles of Doodles (the visual journal of an illustration student who makes quite impressive works)
Koopa, thank you for generously sharing this award with me, and for your very kind words. I love the support and community of cool bloggers from across the world! 🙂