2017 LIEBSTER AWARD 


This is surreal!

This virtual award is given/presented given to bloggers by bloggers to boost their viewership. Liebster is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, and welcome.

I want to thank the beautiful Chelsea Elliot of N. Chi’s World (http://www.nchisworld.com, on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/nchisworld.com for her nomination for this award. If you haven’t done so, visit her site and be reminded of the dynamic nature of your own self! We as women sometimes are the hardest critics of ourselves and the last priorities of the endless lists of our own making. I thank you, Chelsea, and wish you continued success and blessings!
Before getting to the nitty-gritty, there is a fun portion of the award acceptance where you have to tell 10 random facts about yourself, so here goes.

  1. My middle name was taken from the soap opera Falcon Crest.
  2. One of my favorite actors is/was Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
  3. I love ancient history.
  4. I learned classic mythology before traditional fairytales.
  5. My favorite movie is Carmen Jones.
  6. I took 3 years of high school Spanish.
  7. I keep food in my purse.
  8. I am a blerd (Black Girl Nerd).
  9. I learned to read at 4.
  10. My favorite books of the Bible are the Gospel of Luke, Esther and 1 Samuel. (I once wanted to be a nun.)

My favorite blog that I love (other than this one, which I encourage you to follow!) is Black Girl Nerds (http://blackgirlnerds.com). When I first became exposed to social media and garnered more interest in the communities exposed therein, I came across Black Girl Nerds on Twitter.  I was amazed because this was something I longed for as a quiet, awkward black girl in public school in St. Louis, MO.

I loved the topics and the live-tweeting of geeky television shows, and the podcast just made me happy. I cannot express how thrilled I am that this site exists and that I’m alive to see it. As a black woman that writes, I cannot help but beam every time the newsletter appears in my inbox. Black Girl Nerds helps me to remember the portion of myself that still cheers at every Marvel-themed movie or new book that comes out or when #DemThrones is on. It reminds me to keep being playful, not childish.
RULES AND OVERVIEW:

This is a Award is voluntary, and nominated blogs* must adhere to the following (taken from theglobalaussie.com):

Back in 2011 the rules were a simple case of acknowledgement of the nominator and to nominate 5 more. Now in 2017 it is a little more involved and will continue to evolve as blogging becomes more accessible.

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the following:
Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) At the bottom of this post, I’ve included a whole lot of images you can use for your 2017 Liebster Award.

For the 2017 Liebster Award, I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.

Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)

Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or simply link to this post.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have heard of it).

Nominated Blogs:

 Kimberly Thomas Harvell- Autism Mom With A Masters (http://asdmommed.com)

Breanna Edwards-Brecapri (http://brecapri.com)

Tiffany Bivins-Words By Tiffany (http://wordsbytiffany.com)
Ijoema Hadassah Regala-For Brown Moms (http://brownmomrising.com)

Marissa Southards- The Awakenings Project (http://theawakeningsproject.wordpress.com)
Rules for accepting:
*Taken from http://theglobalaussie.com

What to Do if Nominated for the Liebster Award

Back in 2011 the rules were a simple case of acknowledgement of the nominator and to nominate 5 more. Now in 2017 it is a little more involved and will continue to evolve as blogging becomes more accessible.
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the following:
Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) At the bottom of this post, I’ve included a whole lot of images you can use for your 2017 Liebster Award.

For the 2017 Liebster Award, I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.

Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)

Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or simply link to this post.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it! Post a comment in the comments below so I can view your post and check out your blog. I personally visit each and everyone. I visited a few hundred last year!!

If you have been nominated before at any time please share the love. Many people believe the Liebster award is similar to a chain email/letter and sure it shares similarities but the underlining idea is to help promote each others’ blogs.

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