Friday, September 9, 2011

An Attitude of Gratitude: The Liebster Award

It takes a LOT to render me speechless. A few days ago Susan Dusterhoft darn near got me to that point, by selecting me for the Liebster Award. 
The award, which got its start in Germany (according to the translation I found, Liebster means "favorite") is designed to highlight blogs with fewer than 200 followers. I have five followers (C'mon people! Just kidding.) so it appears I qualify.... Seriously though, regardless of how many readers I have, I'm thrilled that a fellow writer would deem my "product" worthy of recognition. I am grateful indeed, Susan. 
As an award recipient, it is now up to me to "return the favor" by bringing to your attention five blogs I find myself returning to again and again. 
My first nominee is (drum-roll please!) Laura Hansen. Love your work, Laura and the photos are delightful.  
Nominee number two: Autumn Saylor. A "wickedly" funny and most informative blog, Autumn. Love it!
The third slot goes to: Lisa Marie Earnest. Lisa, your blog has a refreshing honesty to it. Very nice work. 
My fourth shout-out is for Ashley Ormon. Those are inspiring words you write, Ashley! Great job. 
And my final award goes to my wonderfully creative college pal, Jennifer Zander Wilck. Jen, what can I say? You are inspirational and I'm so, so fortunate to know you. A terrific writer and an even better person. No wonder I want to hear everything you have to say, eh? 
Ladies, now it's your turn to "pay it forward" (and backwards). Please find five blogs you each can't live without reading and let your readers (like me!) know about them. Be good enough, too, to give me "props" for selecting you for the award. (I'm not sure why you have to do that, but it's "in the rules," so...)
I can't wait to hear what each of you has to say next. Congrats and, all of you, keep up the great work!


  1. Thanks so much Daphne! I'm glad you were given a Liebster!!

  2. Thanks, Daphne! It's an honor!!!

  3. Congratulations!!-Katwin2010

  4. Thank you, Daphne! What a wonderful honor it is to be nominated. Much appreciation.