I was nominated for the Liebster Award from C.L. Williams (FKA Luke Wood). I met him through Facebook this past year. (I think haha. Maybe it was Twitter?) He reached out to me to offer a free book of poetry for the engagement I showed on his author page. I gladly accepted and now have a signed copy! He is an amazingly supportive person and always willing and eager to support fellow writers and authors. Please check out his social links below!
The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. You can read more about it and the official rules here: Liebster Awards article
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What to do if nominated for a Liebster Award
Back in 2011 the rules were a simple case of acknowledgement of the nominator and to nominate 5 more. Now in 2018 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, or you chose to start a blog post about the Liebster award; 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.)
For the 2018 Liebster Award, write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting.
I started blogging as a way to share all the activities I did with my kiddos. We did all kinda of things on a weekly basis and I wanted to share with other mamas. It morphed into sharing easy recipes, then once I joined Writing Bad on Facebook I started writing flash fiction and that has taken over my blog. Now the majority of my posts are guest poets, where I feature over 20 poets with almost daily posts that also share to Twitter.
I also have started compiling lists of indie author books with their blurbs and Amazon links, as a way to (hopefully) spread more awareness of them! We should build each other up after all.
I love supporting and inspiring others. Simple things like reposting, sharing, liking posts, and making blog posts on new books really mean a lot to most people, and they’re easy! If you’re reading this and want me to share a book or ANYTHING just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
- I like fairy gardening and crafting.
- I love LEGO Minifigs. We have over 500
- I love New England Blueberry Cobbler coffee
- My favorite color is dark green
- I’m co-owner of Pixie Forest Publishing
- I’m a stay at home mother to two young boys and my only writing/editing time is after they’re in bed for the night.
- I was in TaeKwonDo for three years as a teen
- Wolves are my favorite animals….Besides cats and dragons. And horses. XD
- I get really anxious when I have to drive in rain but I absolutely love thunderstorms.
- I have three published stories in anthologies and four more coming out in 2018. I am working on revising the first novel in my zombie apocalypse series as well.
Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
A lot of the ones I WANT to nominate don’t have blogs or websites. 😦 Olivia, Sara, Hazel to name a few.
- Donise Sheppard is my business partner for Pixie Forest Publishing. She asked me to help her get it started and it has EXPLODED with support. She is a very helpful, easy going person and I appreciate her beyond words. Facebook Website
- Author Erin Crocker. She is very supportive and an interesting individual. She is working hard to put together an anthology titled Cocky-Tales (which I’ll have a story in) and all proceeds go towards fighting the whole #cockygate scenario. Website Facebook page
- Michael Sutch. He and I worked together in Writing Bad for most of last year as admins. He take some amazing photography and is hilarious. His stories, that I’ve read, are enthralling and he’s also a great dad! Website Facebook page
- Tricia Wentworth is a newer friend of mine, but we actually grew up in the same small town in Nebraska! She is super encouraging and hilarious. She has a YA series out that I adore and I’m SO excited for the second to release in August. Website Facebook page
- K.A. Grayson is a good friend who is very active in the twittersphere and always supporting other authors. She is supportive and easy to talk to and a crazy prolific writer. Website Facebook
- M.L. Pennock is a very supportive and active writer in all my various Facebook groups. I enjoy her interactions and her support. Website Facebook
- JM Ames is one of the most supportive people I know. He played a huge role in getting Pixie Forest off the ground and since I’ve met him he has always been a helpful person. Website Facebook
- Rinoa Cameron from Feed Your Monster is who I was first published with. She is all about supporting emerging writers and is an amazing resource for information on publishing and just help in general. I’ve very grateful for having met her. Website Facebook
- Sarah Bailey is an emerging writer who just debuted her first novel. She also owns Twisted Tree Publications and is an encouraging friend. Website Facebook
List the rules in your post
Now: 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 the original 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 that links to YOUR post in reply to the original blog post so they can view your post and check out your blog. They personally visit each and everyone.
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.
To recap for those I nominated:
Make a post similar to mine.
- Link to this blog post in your Liebster Award blog post
- Answer the questions given to you (if nominated, if you were not nominated you can use the post’s questions)
- Create more questions for your nominees to answer (They’re looking for unique and creative ones)
- Comment on this blog post with a link DIRECTLY to your Liebster award. To make it easy for them to read them all.
My questions for nominees:
If you were given the option, which would you choose: Have of all your stories published but not widely known OR just your main story published and a best seller but none of the others see the light of day
You are stuck in a locked room with a metal spoon, two wool socks, a can of cat food, and an angry cat. What do you do?
If you had a tiny (kitten sized) pet dragon, what color and powers would it have?
My answers to Luke’s questions:
My favorite three books would be Eye of the World from Robert Jordan, Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly, and Inca Gold by Clive Cussler.
Thank you again, Luke. You’re awesome! Good luck my fellow authors.