JF Owen was right: Being nominated for a Liebster blogging award is a lot of work. And everyone knows that we blog because we enjoy the extra work, right? But never one to leave a task unfinished, especially one that is a labor of love, here is the rest of my Liebster task list:
Post the Liebster Award graphic on your site. Thank the blogger who nominated your blog.
- The nominee is asked to write 11 facts about themselves.
Answer the 11 questions from the post of the person who nominated them.
- The nominee will nominate 5-11 other blogs. The caveat is that the nominated blogs have less than 200 followers.
- The nominee will advise the new bloggers that they’ve been nominated.
- The nominee will then create 11 questions of their own for their nominated bloggers to answer in their Liebster post.
I realize now I skipped part 3. Eleven random facts about myself somehow doesn’t seem like a gateway to an interesting blog post. But here goes: Mac. Socially liberal, economically conservative. Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon. Cats, four. Yoga pants and Uggs. Naturally curly. Astronaut. A swimming pool, fruit trees, a swing set, and a worm composting bin. Contradancing. Clarinet. The Princess Bride.
The hardest part was coming up with nominees. I am picky about the blogs I follow, and most have more than 200 followers. But these two stand out:
My talents, as I see them, are an ability to laugh at myself, undignified honesty and a deep-seated love for a good story.
At age 29 (again), I have many problems, and I learn what they are each day. But the one problem I don’t have is that each day that passes, I am 1 day closer to freedom.
via What’s your problem?.
Both are busy moms who may have nothing more in common with me than that, but I love reading their posts about life, motherhood, and coping. Both are full of honesty and humor. Ladies, this nomination simply means I enjoy your blogs, and know that others would, too. If you choose to take the time to go through the whole process of accepting it, these are the questions I would have:
1. You have one week to spend away from your families, guilt-free. What do you do with it?
2. What is one joke that you can reliably tell in public, and always get a laugh?
3. What books are on your nightstand, right now?
4. Have you ever locked yourself in the bathroom to get away from your children? For what purpose? For how long? (My mom eventually confessed to eating chocolate this way.)
5. Favorite TV show, and why?
6. If you had a totem animal, what would it be, and why?
7. What is the longest journey you have ever made?
8. If you had a “Happy Moments Jar”, what are three things you could put in it from the past week?
9. It’s the dreaded zombie apocalypse. All you have to survive are the contents of your house. What would you do?
10. A guardian angel hands you a scroll and says, “Here, this is your bucket list. Pick two items.” Then it shrugs awkwardly and says, “Oops, the two for one special ended last week. Sorry.” What ONE things do you want to cross off?
11. Desert island scenario. You only get to take ONE BOOK. For the REST OF YOUR LIFE. Which one is it?