Liebster Award Winning Blogger!

Liebster Award Winning Blogger!

Shocked to hear my name called, I leap from my seat, left hand clasped over my mouth, right hand touching hands with everyone seated around me.  I quickly make my way to the stage to accept my prestigious Liebster award. Taking center stage, I wipe away the tears of joy and utter…

“I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.”

 

Okay, not true. I’ve never lived in a trailer park, and I never dreamed I would have a blog. But I’m still happy to have been thought of for the Liebster Award.

What is the Liebster Award, you ask? (I didn’t know either)

Well, from what I’ve been able to gather, the Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany (Liebster meaning; adj. favorite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others) and is given to bloggers by bloggers.

The original rules are a bit sketchy, but it appears they were simply 1) link back to the blogger who gave you the award, 2) place the Liebster Blog ♥ image on your blog, and 3) nominate 3-5 other bloggers with less than 3,000 readers.

Original Liebster Award image

Original Liebster Award image

Like most things today, the rules aren’t as simple now. While we’re still required to link back to the blogger who nominated us, and place the Liebster Blog award on our site (which has been redesigned), we also have to;

1. Answer 10 questions given to us by the blogger from which we were nominated.
2. Share 10 random facts about ourselves.
3. Nominate 5-11 up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers(I’m not sure how it went from nominating 3-5 bloggers to 5-11, or from 3,000 readers to 200.)
4. Generate 11 questions to be answered by those we nominate and,
5. Contact your nominees to let them know the news.

Whew! I wonder if Meryl Streep’s Oscars were contingent upon that list, would she have accepted them all?

Well, I’m not Meryl Streep, and, since this is likely as close as I’ll ever get to an Oscar, I’m going to happily comply.

But, I’m taking it old school.

Instead of the new image, I’m going to use the original (at least as “original” as I could find) and am I’m going to nominate 3-5 bloggers with fewer than 3,000 followers.

10 Random Facts about me.

10 Questions For Me from Cathy at A Peek into My Paradise

1. What is your favorite style of TV program? ex: Drama, Reality, Soap Opera; Truthfully, I watch very little television. But, if I’m sitting in front of it, I usually have on a sit-com like Big Bang Theory. I can’t tell you how much I hate reality tv.

2. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be? I’m not sure that I would. I’m a generally happy person, and I’m happy with my life. I don’t know that I would change anything if I could.

3. Have you met any celebrities? If so, who? And if not, who is at the top of your list? Actually, I have. I’ve met 2. The first was such a self-important jerk, I won’t mention his name here. But think 80’s “rock star”. The second was just a few years ago in Atlanta. I was in the airport waiting on a connection home and saw Dave Chappell. He was a very nice guy but he was clearly trying to keep a low profile with his wife and child.

4. What are the top five on your bucket list? Well, as you all know, we love to travel. Most of my bucket list revolves around that. So, I’d have to say they are;

  1. Visit Ireland. (We are doing this in March!)
  2. Visit Tuscany.
  3. Drive Route 66
  4. Visit Havasupai
  5. Visit Yellowstone

5. Do you prefer baths or showers? Both, and for different reasons. I enjoy baths for relaxation, and showers to bathe.

6. If you could live anywhere, where would that be? Probably somewhere in Greece. Maybe Skopelos.

7. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you meet your expectations? Truthfully, in our home it wasn’t something that was discussed in a real way. I just assumed I’d grow up, get married, and have a houseful of children like my mother. Thankfully, that’s not quite what happened. So, in that regard, I well exceeded those expectations!

8. What was the last book you read? I, Alex Cross.

9. Do you like clowns? Yes, I’ve never understood this fear. It just seems ridiculous to me.

10. Who would you choose to be the actress in the movie of your life? Valerie Bertinelli. I loved her when I was growing up, and I still think she’s pretty darn cool.

My nominees are;

Nancy at http://myeclecticloft.blogspot.com/

Shannon at http://www.cozycountryliving.com/

Jessica and Hilary at http://www.domesticblisssquared.com/

And my questions to you, Ladies, are very similar to the ones given to me.

1. What is your favorite style of TV program? ex: Drama, Reality, Sitcom, etc.
2. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
3. Why did you decide to start a blog?
4. What are the top five on your bucket list?
5. What is your favorite recipe to cook?
6. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
7. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you meet your expectations?
8. What was the last book you read?
9. Where is your favorite quiet spot?
10. Who would you choose to be the actress in the movie of your life?

Thank you, Cathy, for nominating me for the Liebman award. Cathy’s blog, A Peek into My Paradise, is a wonderful blog about just about anything you can imagine! I hope you will check her out.

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Comments

4 Responses to “Liebster Award Winning Blogger!”

  1. July 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Me too! Fun post!

  2. July 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Congratulations on your award! :)

    • Melissa
      July 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you, Meggan!

  3. Maureen Fitzmahan
    May 7, 2014 at 3:45 am

    “Shocked to hear my name called…” Loved your beginning! Welcome from another Liebster-ite. I love the idea of this award that we give to others and learn about new bloggers.

    Keep on passing it on.

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