Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Liebster Award

I just received the Liebster Award from Ryshia Kennie who writes a blog about writing entitled Once Upon a Time.

The award is given to interesting and valuable blogs with under 200 followers. I am honored to be a recipient. So thanks Ryshia for thinking of me. You can find Ryshia's wonderful blog at Check it out.

Check it out.

As a Liebster Award Winner, I get to display the Liebster Award button on my blog.

But that's not all. Being a Liebster Award winner also entails certain obligations. I have to answer eleven questions Ryshia sent me. I also have to list eleven random facts about myself. So here goes, starting with Ryshia's questions.

1)  If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
      Right here in San Luis Obispo, CA, I think. Unimaginative, I know, but I really love it here.

2)  What are you reading right now?
      Adyashanti's Emptiness Dancing. I am also reading Small Kindnesses by Fiona Robyn.

3)  What do you love about blogging?
      I love the opportunity to explore my thoughts about the writing process. I love getting comments.

4)  What would you rather have, a dog or a cat?
      A dog. I have three!

5)  Have you ever been lost?
     When I was a child I got lost all the time. I have a fear of getting lost.

6)  What's your favourite colour?
      Aquamaraine blue

7)  Coke or pepsi?
     It used to be Pepsi. Now it's Coke. Don't know why my taste changed.

8)  How long have you been blogging?
      Since July, 2012.

9)  What's the worst thing a stylist has ever done to your hair?
     Cut it so short I had to cover my head with a scarf.

10) Would you ever jump from a plane?
       Absolutely not! Do I look insane?

11) There's a storm coming in - which would you prefer, rain or snow?
       Snow for the silence of it and because it transforms the world.

Now for eleven random facts about myself:

  1. I exercise every day to stay in shape.
  2. I meditate every day to improve my spiritual connection.
  3. Fall is my favorite season.
  4. I love shopping.
  5. I worry too much.
  6. I watch reality shows on TV.
  7. If I could, I'd eat sweets all day long.
  8. I read incessantly and have since I was a child.
  9. I love Paris.
  10. My favorite movie is Sunset Boulevard.
  11. I had a crush on Frank Sinatra when I was a kid.
There is one other "catch" for recipients of the Liebster Award: we must find eleven deserving blogs to nominate. Since Ryshia has  provided only one criterion--that the blog must have fewer than 200 followers--I'm on my own to develop the criteria I will use to select great blogs. So here is the list I came up with. To be nominated for a Liebster, blogs must:

  • Be well-written and entertaining.
  • Discuss writing and the writing process.
  • Offer a distinct point-of-view and have a distinct voice.
  • Provide useful insights, information, tips or suggestions.
  • Avoid too much self-promotion.
Here are some "nice-to-haves":
  • Humor
  • Personal anecdotes
  • Plenty of "white space" making the blog easy to read.
If you think your blog meets these criteria or know of a blog that does, send me the link. I will be actively searching for blogs to nominates for at least the next week.


  1. congrats on your award Lee

  2. I tend to worry too much as well and I love the fact that you love dogs. Thank you so much for following my blog.

  3. I am now your newest follower. Follow back please.
    I hope you will like my page on facebook too.

    Thanks so much! ~Lauren