Monday, April 1, 2013

I got nominated!!!!

Fellow Blogger and Author, Maggie Thom nominated me for the Liebster Award.

It’s just something quirky (which fits me) and fun and helps connect bloggers and readers.  It’s kinda of like a get to know me session.

Okay, so you’re probably asking what is a Liebster Award.  I know I did.  And I will be totally and completely honest here, I got the award before but I had NO idea what it was.  And honestly, I didn’t even know who the person who sent the award to me was.  It was thrown into the comments section of one of my posts and I thought it was spam, since I was getting spammed a lot during the time I received it.  Sorry, Lynelle Clark.

So I did a little research after I got this one from Maggie.  I found one blog that attempted to do some research.  Here’s the link I found from Sopphey Says.  Should I mention that blog, heck, I don’t know, but they did some research and their research helped me out.  So there you go.

So the Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have 200 followers.  The Liebster Award possibly originated with a German Blogger; who knows when since Sopphey Says could only go back to 2010.  In German “liebster” means: beloved person, liked very much, dear, favorite.  The list goes on, based on where you go to translate the meaning of the word.

Let’s get down to business, shall we?

The Rules of the Award:
1.  Post eleven facts about yourself.
2.  Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated.
3.  Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post.
4.  Go to their page and tell them.
5.  Remember, no tag backs.

Okay, let’s face it.  Since WHENEVER this award was initially started, people have decided to change the rules.  The followers have gone from 3,000 to 200.  The questions have gone from 3 to 5 to 11 and the bloggers you have to tag have increased as well.  Even the rules I’ve received were slightly different.  Now, when you say 200 followers, what followers are we actually talking about here?  Are we talking about just followers on GFC, Linky and the Networked Blogs?  Or are we supposed to include Facebook and Twitter?  I have ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY no idea!!!  Thus, I’m making up my own rules.  I’m not going to include Facebook and Twitter.  I’m just going to look at the blog’s page and see what the number of followers listed is.

11 Facts about Kim:

1.   I’m shy.
2.   I love Tex-Mex.
3.   I’m a creature of habit.
4.   At times, I have quirky moments.  And “Squirrel” moments.
5.   I love to lay in bed and read.
6.   While I’m a frequent visitor to Starbucks and Coffee Bean, I don’t drink coffee.
7.   I’m not the best cook.  But I’m NOT bad enough to be on Worst Cooks in America.
8.   I love folding towels.
9.   My feelings get hurt easily.
10.  I live with regrets that I wish I could change.
11.  I’m still trying to find myself in the blogging world.

11 Questions from Maggie Thom

1.  What makes you smile?
My husband and kids.

2.  What’s your favorite song?
It all depends on what mood I’m in.

3.  Extrovert or introvert?
Without a doubt... INTROVERT!!!!

4.  Singer in the car?

5.  Weirdest thing you’ve ever done?
Eat snails

6.  Your favorite dessert?
I have several.  I’ll go with Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

7.  Best book you’ve ever read?
I have several books that I can say I loved.  But the word “best” is subjective.

8.  Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Not directly given.  But it’s a quote from Maya Angelou, “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

9.  The neatest and best thing you’ve ever done for someone else?

10.  Something you’ve done that’s a lot of fun?

11.  If you could be anyone famous who would that be?
I wouldn’t want to be famous.  People already have idea of who you are when you’re a “normal” person.  It’s a 100 times worse, when you’re famous.

10 questions from Lynelle Clark

1.  Why do you read? Or Why do you write?
Because I like reading.

2.  What do you blog about?
Books I read.

3.  What wisdom can you give fellow bloggers?
Be patient.  Everything will come in time.  Now, if only I could follow my own advice.

4.  Do you have any pets?
Yep.  2 Cats and a dog.

5.  Do you listen to music? If so what genre?
Yes.  Too many to name.

6.  What is your favorite dessert?
I have several.  I’ll go with Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

7.  What is your current short or long-term goal(s)?
At them moment clearing out my blog email.

8.  What new release are you looking forward to this year?
I don’t look forward to see what books are coming out anymore.  I’m too busy trying to read the ones I already have.

9.  What is your favorite new book that you read within the last year?
I’ve read several books within the last year that I like.  I can’t possibly name them all.

10.  Do you have a favorite author? If so who?
Being a blogger has introduced to me to TONS of authors.  Many of whom have become favorites.  Couldn’t possibly answer this question.

11 Questions for my Nominees:

1. What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
2. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
3. Do you like ice cream? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?
4. What book are you currently reading at the moment?
5. Are you a planner or a fly by the seat of your pants person?
6. What’s your least favorite house chore to do?
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
8. What genre of books do you like to read?
9. If you could spend the day with any one person, who would it be and why?
10. What’s a perfect evening like for you?
11. Do you thrive under pressure or do you cave?

Kim from Read Your Writes Book Reviews Nominees:
(I’ve chosen these blogs because either I have talked with them on occasion or at some point, our paths have crossed.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim!

    Thanks for nominating me! I've posted my nominees now! :)

    Love your blog!



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