Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paying It Forward: Liebster Blog Awards & A Pat on the Back for Completing NaBloPoMo!

Today marks the end of NaBloPoMo and all I can say is WHEW! (cue hand sweeping across forehead) Through BlogHer I signed up for this crazy writing challenge to blog every day in the month of November, and I can happily say that I did it! But more than a pat on my own back it has opened me up to an entire community of people. The one thing we all have in common is the need to write and the other thing we have in common is this crazy journey called life. I have been so touched by the posts I have read, the comments and emails I have received and so grateful for participating in such a crazy challenge. Thanks for all the blog love and speaking of blog love...

On Monday I was informed by Steph at Educational Anarchy that she had given me the Liebster Blog Award! By reading her post, I learned that "Liebster" is a German word meaning dearest and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.  
[Copied & pasted from educational-anarchy.blogspot.com]  
This is how it works:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2. Reveal your Top 5 blogs (with under 200 followers) and let them know by leaving comments on their blogs.

3. Post the Award on your blog.

4. Enjoy the love of some of the most supportive people on the Internet.
The following are my five top favorite reads! Thank you bloggers! And pay it forward!

1. Sarah over at Desirous of Everything because she provides constant inspiration for all us writers who struggle with making it a daily discipline

2. The Brown Study -Redux I love this personal blog which balances between sharing the struggle of the everyday as well as finding gratitude for the everyday.

3. Jenn and Casey over at So This Is Love. I like this blog because it's just about as real it gets. Some of the posts I've read are about beating depression, weight loss and fun kid quotes. The posts are very vulnerable and isn't that what connects us all?

4. Zoe Bray at 365days365drawings I have no right to complain about 30 days of writing. 

5. Carmen at chordstriking.blogspot.com because she's awesome, writes from the heart, and is not afraid to look inside and ask tough questions.

As someone who struggles to stay positive, most of these blogs speak to me because that's exactly what they are-positive or inspirational. I feel like reading them reminds me of what I am grateful for, why I should fight to stay positive in spite of myself. Many, thanks, bloggers!

And please remember to "pay it forward!" Host your own Liebster Blog Award and keep that gravy train of love going... 

2 comments:

Jenn and Casey said...

Thank you <3 It's been such a pleasure getting to know you:)

365days365drawings said...

Thank you so much Lindsey! what an honor to receive this award from you! I had myself been enjoying your writings since I recently discovered thanks to a friend. Forwards on! x