Liebster Award

By: | December 1, 2014 | Tags:

liebster2Can you even believe it?  I have been nominated for the Liebster Award.  It is an award for new bloggers with 200 or less followers.  I definitely qualify!  It’s purpose is to recognize and promote new bloggers.  Liebster means dearest, so this is the dearest award for bloggers.  I am beyond flattered, beyond excited.

The rules:
– Link back to the blog that nominated you in your post
– Answer the 10 questions they gave you
– Give 10 new questions for your nominees
– And obviously nominate 10 new bloggers
– Comment on this post when you’re done, so we can follow the trail

So you get to know new bloggers, they get to know you, and we all go around helping each other!

I was nominated by Mary from jinglejanglejungle.blogspot.com

Mary’s questions for me are:

  1. What is your blog about?
    My blog is still taking form.  No matter what I write, I primarily show connections.  It even occurred to me I could have named my blog “Connections.”  Whether I show connections between the past and present or show connections between literature and media and current events, connections between unlike genres seems to be what I focus on.
  2. What is your inspiration for writing?
    As I explained in my “About” page, the film “Julie and Julia” inspired me to want a blogger in my family.  At the time, I had no idea it would be me!  Around the time the movie was released, I entered a Masters Program in Education.  I loved the analysis that the Masters level writing brought and realized I could still experience that Adrenalin rush by blogging.
  3. If you could give one piece of advice to fellow bloggers, what would it be?
    First, self-promoting is important and time-consuming, possibly even more than the blogging!  My advice would be to schedule time for blogging, self-promoting, and responding to comments.
  4. What is your favorite genre of music?
    Pop or show tunes, whatever I’m in the mood for at the time.
  5. What do you do in your spare time?
    I blog!  When I’m not blogging, I love to attend musical theater.  My husband and I enjoy television almost every night.  I also like the movies.
  6. What’s in your cup? Coffee, Tea, Cocoa?
    Definitely coffee.  More and more the last year I’ve been drinking tea.  My daughter turned me onto Vanilla Chai tea.  I’ve also increased my coffee intake as well.
  7. What is your favorite color?
    Hunter green or any shade of blue.
  8. If you won the lottery today, what would you do with your winnings?
    Quit my job and blog full-time, and help my daughters with graduate school.
  9. Share with us your social media connections:
  • Blog URL: mycurrentnewsblog.com
  • Google+:https://plus.google.com/110283202711533634443/posts
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsPaznanski
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janice.rappoportwald
  • Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/janicewald/
  • Instagram: N/A
  • RSS Feed: http://mycurrentnewsblog.com/blog/feed/
  • Stumble Upon: http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/janicewald

Now, it’s my turn to nominate ten people.  I nominate (in no particular order)

Carl Wright http://theoldfellowgoesrunning.com/

Cavelle Martin https://cavellemartin.wordpress.com/

Garry Rackley http://www.gigarack.blogspot.com/

Precious Chidiku ropafadzoprecious

Carol Graham https://batteredhope.wordpress.com/

Melodi Steinberg http://www.familyreviewguide.com.

Andyz Zuniya http://andyzduniya.blogspot.in/

Rachael http://findingmysunshine.net/about/

Francene Stanley http://511580395457358476.weebly.com/

Celeste Glass Life-thefullspectrum.blogspot.com

Here are my questions:

  1. What is your blog about?
  2. Why did you start it?
  3. If you could give one piece of advice to follow bloggers, what would it be?
  4. What is your favorite genre of music?
  5. What is your favorite movie?
  6. What is your favorite television show?
  7. What is your favorite season and why?
  8. If you won the lottery today, what would you do with your winnings?
  9. Share with us your social media connections:
  • Blog URL:
  • Google+:
  • Twitter:
  • Facebook:
  • Facebook Fan page:
  • Bloglovin:
  • Pinterest:
  • Instagram:
  • RSS Feed:
  • Stumble Upon:

Okay nominees, don’t forget to link back to  this post in your post.  Answer the 10 questions I gave you, Nominate 10 new bloggers, Give them 10 new questions, and Come back and Comment on this post when you’re done!  Congratulations!

  1. knottymarie

    Ha! I only gave 9 questions – does that tell you what kind of day I’m having? Oh,.. and you didnt answer #9. That one is most important.. It’s the one that everyone will use to connect to your social media to follow you. Be sure to edit your post with your information. (Will make it easier to follow along)

    • Janice Wald

      Mary, I answered #9. I listed eight social media sites that I use. I listed the same as you but I left off Blogluvin since I don’t use it. Can you please check again. I don’t understand what I should fix if anything. Thanks,
      Janice

      • knottymarie

        Lol. You listed the social media but didn’t include YOUR links to each. The intent was so that you would get more followers on each of them. If someone is saying they don’t have 10 followers I would advise them to use their social media and find 10. 10 bloggers should not be hard to find.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi, What state are you in? It’s pushing 3 am here. You’re up early or late? I can’t sleep.
          Anyway, I tried to do what you did. You don’t have social media links. Your answers to #9 are bulleted.
          Where are your social media links listed? Once again, please advise. Thanks,
          Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mary, Did you get my response that I did Answer #9? Please advise. Also, people I nominated want to know what to do if they don’t have ten followers! Once again, please advise.
      Thanks,
      Janice

  2. John Doe

    Janice, fist bump, on your nomination. You are the best. Beautiful and brains also. Your writing is fantastic.

    • Janice Wald

      Wow, what nice comments. =)

  3. akathari

    what if I don’d have 10 bloggers to be nominated here? how to go about it?

    • ropafadzoprecious

      Please help us on that one 😀

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Precious,
        I am told the point of the nomination is to nominate other people to give them exposure. I believe we have ten (or more?) people on our “How To Get New Blog Followers Page”. Could you perhaps nominate them?
        Thanks for following the instructions. Were you able to link back to me?
        Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Andyz,
      I believe we have ten (or more?) people on our “How To Get New Blog Followers Page”. Could you perhaps nominate them?

  4. ropafadzoprecious

    Janice, thanks for the nomination 😀 I will definitely nominate you back… I only have five bloggers on my list 😀

  5. Laurel Regan

    Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed getting to know you a bit through the answers to your questions. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you found my answers revealing enough. It’s the first time being nominated, so it was hard to know what to write.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Laurel,
      1. I love your blog, especially the alliteration in the titles.
      2. I started following your blog.
      3. I also started following the “Write Tribe”.
      Do you have daily links? If so, where do I click? Thanks. I look forward to reading your blog.
      Janice

      • Laurel Regan

        Thank you so much for your kind words, and for following my blog! I’m looking forward to getting to know you. 🙂

        Do you mean daily links to my own posts, or linkups to others?

        • Janice Wald

          Linkups to others.

          • Laurel Regan

            I do a weekly gratitude linkup, which I post on Sunday and keep open for the whole week. Participation varies from week to week, but there are some lovely bloggers who regularly add their links – definitely worth checking out. 🙂

          • Janice Wald

            Would you mind sending me the link? Because I tried unsuccessfully to try and find it, it would help a lot if you could send me the link to the linky. Thank you for the help!
            Janice

          • Janice Wald

            Hi Thanks,
            This Sunday, will it be the same link or different link?
            Janice

          • Laurel Regan

            It’ll be a new blog post and new linkup – just check in at alphabetsalad.com and it will be there!

  6. Joan Harrington

    Hi Janice,

    Way to go on your Liebster award! Sounds like a great idea to get more engagement and meet some real cool people and other like minded bloggers 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thank YOU so much for reaching out. It’s heart-warming to know other people are interested in this. I’m trying very hard to meet other bloggers.
      Janice

  7. shockinglydelicious

    Congratulations to you! How wonderful for you! (Visiting you from the So Cal Lady Bloggers daily thread.)

    • Janice Wald

      Hi!
      First of all, thank you for the congratulations. Next, thank you for telling me how you found me. I always wonder how people find me so I know what part of my self-promotion is working. I only asked two people, and neither answered, so I stopped asking. Thank you for the insight and the kind words.
      Janice

  8. Penny McDaniel

    Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed getting to know you 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much. I was told that would happen. How nice to hear that my words did give insight into what I’m all about. Thank you so much for writing.
      Janice

  9. theoldfellowgoesrunning

    Congratulations Janice on your award. Great to learn more about you and your passion for blogging.
    Looking forward to checking out your nominees! 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Guess What Carl,
      I just nominated you! I messed up and nominated the girl who nominated me, so I needed a new nominee. I didn’t think of you sooner since I know you won the award. However, that makes you perfect since you must have less than 200 followers. Congratulations! Here is the link with the instructions!
      http://mycurrentnewsblog.com/2014/12/01/liebster-award/

  10. Krista

    Congratulations! I love the shade of hunter green, it’s a very rich yet carefree color. I love your enthusiasm for blogging, it’s inspiring.

    • Janice Wald

      What nice words. To hear I am able to convey emotion through words tells me I’m doing something right. Thanks for writing and for the validation.
      Janice

  11. cavellemartin

    Sorry it took so long but I finally answered the questions and nominated others for this awesome award! Thanks again for your nomination. Great way to connect with others! 🙂 I just realized something. You can nominate the person who nominated you? I messed up 🙁 *sigh* is there a way to still nominate you? I am confused now lol

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cavelle,
      Although I nominated the person who nominated me, I am told that is taboo since the point is to expose many new bloggers, not just the same ones. It was my pleasure to nominate you; I’ve enjoyed getting to know you the last few weeks.
      Janice

  12. amybovai

    Hi Janice,
    First thing I noticed on your site was the pyramids. I was married to an Egyptian and lived for a time in Egypt. I notice pyramids. =) Congratulations on the Liebster Award. Thank you for thinking of me. I have been blogging for a few years but it’s only been a few months that I’ve been blogging more seriously. I definitely have (much) less than two hundred followers! But i’m enjoying getting to know the ones I have. You seem to be quite close with your daughters and that is so nice to read! I’m a cocoa lover at heart. So glad that you are intent on making connections. It’s a good focus. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog. =)
    Amy

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amy,
      What kind words. I taught about ancient Egypt for many years, and even had the pleasure of visiting there. Once of my life’s highlights was going in an Egyptian pyramid. Thanks as well for the congratulations. What a surprise; I’ve only been blogging a month. Everyone in my family loves cocoa, but I’m a coffee lover. Thanks again for writing. I look forward to more interactions with you.

  13. Erika Grediaga

    Congratulations! Definitely starting a blog is a lot of work… I have a regular readership, but I don’t have that many “followers”… how do you count yours? Blog subscriptions? Google Followers? Facebook followers? This is definitely a great way to get to know new bloggers and create our “tribe” 🙂 Super cool!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much. I hear it’s readership that counts since that’s what brings in traffic. It makes sense. If the followers don’t ever read your writing, it won’t make a difference in your traffic, at least that’s what I’m learning. I am actually looking for a “tribe”. I joined Triberr yesterday.
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  14. findingmysunshine86

    Congratulations! And wow thanks for the nomination! I only just saw it 🙂 I will complete all the stuff then get back to you 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks.

      Sent from my iPhone

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