Tuesday, August 2, 2011

~ The Liebster Blog Award ~

Bloggity-blog fun!

Update: I'm so honored to have been nominated by three fellow bloggers!

I usually don't post weekdays, but three fellow writers have nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! Thank you, Nancy Thompson, Amy Kennedy, and Freya Morris, for filling this blog with a happy fit of squeeing. 

"Liebster," according to Google Translate, means "favorite" or "dearest" or some such in German. Pretty awesome, especially as I turned a bit Google crazy thereafter and realized that this award isn't confined to writers. Imagine: blogs exist that do not focus on the aspiring writer's journey. No way. Who'd've thought. Anyway, I'm proud to pass on this virtual tradition, spotlighting up-and-coming bloggers, to my own awardees in the spirit of community and friendship.

The rules:
1. Thank the giver(s) and link back to the bloggers(s) who gave it to you. Nancy, Amy, Freya.... loads of thanks. Look forward to seeing you around the blog-o-sphere.
2. Reveal your five awardees and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. 
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers....
5. And have loads of bloggity blog fun!

1. Kara Lucas at "Playing Beethoven - thoughts on life and writing"

She's an agent-repped YA writer focusing on issue-driven contemps, a shrewd editor, a thought-provoking blogger, and a fantastic friend.

2. Cara Ruegg at "An Alleged Author"

She's a writer of YA and MG, an extremely helpful blogger who astonished me with her tenacity at commenting on new bloggers' posts. It's been a pleasure getting to know her.

3. Alexia Chamberlynn at her eponymous writer blog, "The Life and Literary Pursuits of ..."

A beautiful blog, it stunned me with equally charming writing. She's over the 200-follower quota, but I've seen the max at 300, and I'm taking liberties...

4. Jordan Alexander at "Jordan Alexander Writes - a cup of coffee and a clean blank page"

A fun Twitter conversationalist and writer with a marketing agenda and a thrill for words, Jordan deserves some Liebster spotlighting!

5. Ms. Unikorna over at "Why I Wake Up Every Day"

She's a fantastic and often seductive read with topics ranging from the personal, sweet, and familial to the down-right naughty. I've enjoyed our correspondence.

Whew! And now, credit is due to Freya for the style of this post, as I flat-out lifted it from her blog. Thanks, everyone!