My first blog award!

Thank you so much to Amy Marie, who runs a wonderful and very helpful writing blog called The Literary Mom, for giving me the Liebster Blog Award! As someone who greatly enjoys writing and building relationships with readers and fellow bloggers, this is an honor, and one that I deeply value. So thank you again, Amy! :D

The Liebster Award (as stated on Amy’s page):

The guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award are:

  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  • Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving them a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
  • Most of all – have fun and spread the karma.

I’m extremely excited about the chance to point out some of my favorite blogs! If Amy hadn’t just received the award, I would definitely nominate her. (PS: She’s also critiquing the first twenty or so pages of my novel, so she’s twice as awesome.) Anyway, be sure to follow her and these other amazing bloggers:

1. Sarah’s Place: Embracing life in the northern lattitudes – No other blogger has welcomed me to the WordPress.com blogosphere quite like Sarah, and for that I owe her a great deal of thanks and appreciation. Not only that, but her blog is fantastic! She has (in my humble opinion) one of the best cooking sites on the net. I’m pretty picky about recipes—they can’t involve an excess of rare, needless ingredients or be too difficult to make—but Sarah consistently provides ones (complete with personality and great step-by-step pictures) that are easy to understand and make and look absolutely delicious. Keep up the great work, Sarah. No pressure or anything. Just keep being you! :)

2. Yo Mama: ‘Cause there ain’t no yo daddy jokes – My favorite women’s advocate and gender blogger who—brownie points for her—also has me listed on her blogroll (she’s also listed in mine, see the sidebar). She’s one of the smartest and most talented bloggers around.

(FYI, I’m totally open to blogroll exchanges, if anyone’s ever interested. Just send an email to wita [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com.)

3. The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say “Shhh” – Oh my goodness, I could say oodles about how wonderful Miss Anderson is. She has one of the most fun book blogs out there, and she adds layers (I’m talking Shrek layers, like an onion, only more awesome) of personality and charm to everything she writes. Plus, she doles out letter grades to the books she reads. Nice!

4. Sometimes Bailey: A non-fiction writer’s blog about making a literary life while balancing work and family – I haven’t pinned down Veronica yet—her blog entries are always refreshingly varied in my feed. Her posts about literature, life, and writing are always a pleasure to read.

5. Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Kristen is an author and a social media and publishing whiz, and her posts constantly brim with wise and insightful advice. Check it out!

10 thoughts on “My first blog award!

  1. YAY!!!! There is NO ONE more deserving of a blogging award. This is wonderful! Congratulations Stephanie!! On the award, and for writing a blog I look forward to every day. I’d stop by to read your interpretation of paint drying. You’d somehow make that very entertaining :) In other words, you can do no wrong in my eyes…I’m grateful to have found your blog. You inspire me, and how do you thank someone enough for that?

    Thank you so very much for the kind words. Coming from you, they mean a lot to me. You’re my kind of writer/author/blogger/person/friend….that’s for sure. YOU keep being YOU!

    Thank you again….I’m honored!

    1. Awww thank you, Sarah. I’m glad to know someone as awesome and kind as you are! It also makes me happy to know you enjoy the blog so much; I enjoy yours greatly, as well. I’ll do my best to keep the content fresh and interesting—but I’ll spare you from descriptions of paint drying. ;)

  2. Thanks, Stephanie, for the award and such sweet words regarding it. And I’ve not pinned down my blog either. I think writing, life, and literature are it … with guest appearances of bottles of rum or wine.

    Thanks so much for this and know you deserve it, too, for all your interesting book covers you share, writing ideas, and those gummy bears in “dirt” rocked. : D

  3. Congrats Stephanie. I wasn’t sure about this award, what bloggers thought of it, because of its chain-letter-like spread. But most seem to be quite please with it and take it for what it is, and acknowledgement of their writing.

    You’ve also got a new follower.

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