My First Award
I've noticed that a number of blogs have recently been the proud recipients of a Liebster Award, but it took me aback a bit to be nominated myself on Tuesday last. Even more surprisingly, I was given this aware by two fellow bloggers:
What is the Liebster Award?It seems that the origins of this award are shrouded in mystery, though at least a couple of other blogs have done some research and come up with slightly different versions: "You'll Be Fine" and "Sopphey Says". Basically, it's a type of chain letter or Ponzi scheme where bloggers give recognition to their fellows. That's good enough for me!
So, here are the rules for this award:
- Copy and paste the award on your blog, linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.
- Pass the award to your top five favourite blogs with fewer than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their blog posts to notify them that they have won the award and list them on your own blog.
- Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day.
- There is no obligation to pass this onto anyone else but it is nice if you do.
A ProblemNow, I'm supposed to pass this award on to my 5 favourite small blogs. The problem is this: all the ones I've checked have already received this award (if your blog is in my reading list and you haven't yet received a Liebster than I apologise for my mistake. Contact me and I'll make a nomination!). I could just give such blogs the award again, but that's against the rules, I think. Mind you, I cannot remember where I saw that particular rule; it's not in any of the versions on the sites listed above.
So here's what I'll do. For now, I don't think I'm able to nominate any other blog, despite being very willing to do so. Should I discover a new site (new to me, that is) which hasn't already had the award and which I enjoy enough to call it a "favourite" then I'll pass on the award at a later date. How does that sound?