I’m happy to report that the 2012 Award Season has not, unlike every year since my birth, passed me by! It’s true: nominated in not one, but in two categories, I’ve gone home with three coveted prizes. My Oklahoma living blog, Dough, Dirt & Dye, recently snagged a Versatile Blogger Award from Sweet Posy Dreams and the other day I went home with the heretofore unknown Liebster Blog Award, bestowed upon me by the ethereally-named and culinarily-attuned, Luminous Vegans. And just when I thought the festivities were over and it was time to return the borrowed jewels, Nolita at M*O*R*G*A*N*I*C honored Dough, Dirt & Dye with another Liebster! What a week! I really appreciate all of the attention! The most gratifying part of blogging is the connections I’ve made over the past several months. Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blogs – and an extra big thank you to Luminous Vegans and M*O*R*G*A*N*I*C.
Here’s how it works (and I quote):
“Liebster is German and translates into English as “dearest” or ”favorite”. A Liebster Blog Award is given to talented bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, in a way the award not only recognizes these bloggers as amazingly gifted in their own right but also as your very own personal favorites.”
How to participate:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
- Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
- Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. (Some say just 3 or more blogs of less than 200 followers each)
- Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
I’m cheating a little bit here by combining both Liebsters in one blog, so please forgive me. Here are my picks:
Lorna’s Tearoom Delights
As I read Lorna’s blog entries about the various tea shops she visits, it’s easy to imagine myself there with her, tucked into a comfortable chair (it probably should be raining or at least misty outside) with a pot of steaming tea in front of me alongside a flaky pastry or moist slice of cake. Her accompanying photos take me right into the shops – their delicate edibles, the quirky decor and cozy charm. The good service and the bad service…
The Live Better Blog (aka Absolute Haven)
Jenn’s blog makes me laugh and what could be better than that? And since she writes about everything and anything, it’s always interesting, sometimes provocative and usually hilarious. I am especially looking forward to reading about her adventure in building (and living in) a Tiny home.
After myself, Kathryn was the first person to Like my Facebook page – mere days after I’d launched An Unrefined Vegan. I thought, “How on earth did she find me? And how cool is that?” I feel like I’ve been in it since the beginning with her and I always look forward to her posts and spins on vegan cooking. Kathryn is focusing on breakfast items this month in honor of National Hot Breakfast Month (not to be confused with National Breakfast Month which is in September).
Heather’s Vegan Diary (Becoming Vegan)
Heather is relatively new to the blogging and vegan scene. A mutual Oklahoma vegan blogger (there’s a mouthful for you!) introduced me to her blog, and I am so impressed with her effort, sincerity and commitment to a new lifestyle. Especially since she’s raising a toddler and trying to introduce him to veganism. In a state where vegans are as rare as unicorns, it’s nice to have someone else join the ranks.
And here I mention two blogs that would have been included in this list had someone not beaten me to the punch, and awarded them already: A Tablespoon of Liz and Edible Substance. And if you haven’t visited Luminous Vegans and M*O*R*G*A*N*I*C there’s still time! Go!! And please take some time to explore all of these creative blogs!
*You like me, you really, really like me!