One of the surprising, but lovely, highlights of starting my little blog has been having the opportunity to read and enjoy the work of so many wonderful writers.
Some are established and thriving, while others are fledgling bloggers, writing for fun, and I’m absolutely loving getting lost in their words, and exploring their written worlds.
My experience of the WordPress blogging community thus far has been absolutely lovely; people are genuinely willing to offer feedback, tips, suggestions and encouragement on the work that’s put forward, and to promote the work of others.
This week, I was really chuffed to receive a nomination for a Liebster Award.
The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers, whose work they find interesting, to motivate them and promote them as well. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
The lovely Shell from shellbell37.blog was kind enough to nominate me for this award, and it made my day. She writes really relatable posts about her day-to-day life, with lots of funny little anecdotes, memories, and musings. Check her out if you’re looking for a light-hearted, relatable read.
Accepting the Liebster Award comes with a couple of conditions, in the interests of further supporting the blogging community.
Thank the person who nominated you, and posts a link to their blog on your blog.
Thanks again, Shell!
Display the award image on your blog.
Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own.
I actually have two blogs that I really love, so I’m going to share both.
The first, Notes From the UK (notesfromtheuk.com) is written by a really talented lady, who creates the most interesting discussion points about all sorts of cultural differences and clashes that she’s observed living in different areas. She’s witty, critical, thoughtful, and thought provoking, and I genuinely wait with anticipation for her posts.
The second is a much “smaller” blog, by a fellow called Mike at mikeobloggerty.wordpress.com. This guy makes me laugh out loud with the stories he shares about his family, his work and random experiences he has. His latest post described some encounters he had whilst accidentally queuing up to get into a fetish club. It still makes me chuckle. Go and check him out if you’re after a bit of comedy, because his pieces are hilarious.
Provide 10 random facts about yourself
You can find plenty of random facts about me by following my blog 😉 There’s definitely more than ten facts scattered throughout the twenty odd blogs I’ve written up ’til now.
Nominate other blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers.
Emotionalmummy.com – lovely reflective writing about motherhood, grief, and life.
Thepagesofpaige.com – hilarious, honest and heartfelt posts about the challenges of adulting.
And of course, as previously mentioned
The blogging world really represents a wealth of published and unpublished potential, and it’s so fun to get involved in it!
Happy Reading everyone!