Saturday, September 10, 2011

Liebster Award

Well blow me down and call me Charlie, I've been given a blogging award.

Not just by one person, but by two....on the same day.  Unreal.

Thank you to Jo from My Wandering Mind.
And thank you also to humor after 50 at Views of an Optimist.  Sorry luv, I don't know your first name yet. ;)

This award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and is a way to help them spread the word that their blog exists and encourage readership.  Recipients must then do the following:

1.  Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.  Done and done.
2.  Give the award to 5 different bloggers and leave them a comment letting them know they've received it.

I thus pass on the Liebster Award to the following cool people:

1.  Sue at sassyspeaks
2.  Michelle at LIVing With Intention
3.  Lydney at mojowritin'
4.  Kim at Things That Cross My Mind  (you seriously got to get back to blogging, my friend)
5.  Paige at peacegirl place  (you too)

Copy and paste the above award logo to your blog, if you wish.  BTW, Liebster means favorite in German.

I'm humbled by this because my blogging has been so sporadic.  I haven't been successful at getting back into a consistent writing pattern.  After blogging for 2 consistent years at Myspace, it all kind of fell apart after the Myspace blogging community imploded and I've struggled to find my footing here.

I could blame it on the fact that my life for the past year and a half has been hellish, but even when I was really struggling during the Myspace years I still wrote about it.  Maybe that's it....the support net I had there isn't here anymore.  Perhaps people got tired of reading me.  When I started blogging I only did it as a form of therapy for myself, as I struggled through the quagmire of life.  I tried to be honest about what I was going through even if it seemed I wasn't progressing at all.  I still try to be honest, and after all this time it probably doesn't seem I've improved my life one bit.  One step forward seems to be followed by four steps backwards.  I'm actually worse off now than I was when I started blogging in 2008.  Some progress.  But I keep plodding on for some reason.

I also never intended to be known as a writer.  It really came as a surprise to me to learn that I had a knack for it, but beyond that I just didn't think about it.  When I began trying my hand at creative writing, it was just something fun to do once in a while to break out of the monotony.  I'm really, really flattered that people seem to think I'm a good writer.

So, a big thanks to those of you who are still around, and thank you to those of you who are new readers.  I really appreciate your support.