The Liebster Award

A thank you goes out to Claire McA who nominated my blog for the Liebster Blog Award.  This last week, I neglected my blog in favor of Homecoming Week festivities.  As a high school teacher and mom of teens, it was a busy week, so her kind words about my writing and her nomination boosted my writing spirits.

You might be wondering what, exactly, is a Liebster Award?  I was too, and then I found out its a fun way to “pay it forward” to other “newbie” bloggers out there and showcase a blog you think deserves merit and more followers.  (If you have more than 200 followers, you’re not eligible for this award.)

Of course there is no obligation to take part, but if you’d like to show some Liebster Love, here are the rules:

1.  Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

2.  Tag 3-5 blogs to receive the award.

3.  Inform them of their nomination.

4.  Display the Liebster Award image on your blog.

One element of blogging that I have enjoyed has been participating in this community of writers and making connections with others who are on the same writing journey as me.  Just knowing that someone out there is reading my words, sometimes enough to comment or even like a post, has provided validation and encouragement.  I also so enjoy reading others’ blog posts.  I had no idea this whole world existed, and exploring blogs has become a bit of a hobby.

I’d like to nominate the following blogs for their own Liebster Award.  Click on the links and check out these bloggers insightful and entertaining blogs.

1.  Breaking Books – Susan has combined her love of baking and Young Adult novels.  She writes insightful reviews and then “cooks up” some sort of goodie that the book inspires.  She also blogs about parenting and writing.

2.  Wordsxo – This is another blogger I enjoy who chronicles her journey as a writer.  She is funny and insightful.  One of my favorite features is her Sunday morning video of the same stretch of beach on the coast of Maine.  Since I live in the high desert and have never lived next to the ocean, I have enjoyed watching the changing scenery and weather in her videos.

3.  Enter the Between – Margaret hails from the opposite side of the country, the Central Valley in California, where she blogs about writing, spirituality, and her surroundings.  She also frequently posts lovely pictures that she takes as she walks her dairy farm.


8 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. What a great idea Amy! Thanks so much for sharing. I am a big fan of Margaret’s blog as well as yours. Sadly, mine is suffering from neglect at the moment as my day job has been overwhelming in recent weeks. Your progress has inspired me to get back into the blogging world before too long.


    1. I feel your difficulty with the day job. Homecoming about did me in last week. Sometimes life is just overwhelming, but I’ve decided that beating myself up about it doesn’t get me anywhere productive. I’ll keep plugging away. What is your blog? I’m not sure I have the address, but I’d love to check it out.


  2. Amy, thank you so much for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award! And with such kind words — you made my day today! I’m so glad to hear that you and others enjoy my Sunday beach videos… it’s been great fun for me to visit that same spot every week to watch the changes so it’s good to know there are others who enjoy it too. You’ve already sent some traffic over my way with this post, and it’s greatly appreciated. Thanks again so much! xo Julia


    1. Your welcome! It was fun to get my “award” too, so I was happy to pay it forward. That’s exciting that you’ve got some traffic from it too.


  3. Thanks for asking about my blog Amy. The URL is and the title is “Permission To Rest,” the same as my almost finished book. I started blogging weekly last summer but this is a busy time of year for me at work so I have not posted in 4 weeks. I am out of town but plan to get back to the blog in November. Thankfully, I have made time to read my favorite blogs like yours throughout. I have also shared your blog with a couple of quilt loving friends. Congrats on the nomination for the Liebster Award!


    1. I understand the busy at work feeling taking out of the writing time. I’ve still managed to keep up on the blog (mostly), but my other major WIPs are suffering. I’m still trying to figure out how to fit it all in.


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