What is a Liebster Award, you ask? I found lots of information from Marisa's blogpost, but also went looking for an origin. Then I realized that there's nothing original in an award holder trying to find the origins. I didn't want to be unoriginal so I just paraphrased what I found out from a quick look through the Google search headlines: Leibster started in Germany and the original rules required that the award recipient pass on the award to 3-5 bloggers who have less than 3000 followers... contrary to my award which is looking for bloggers with less than 200 followers. Also, it's been around for a few years. (I'm a personal fashion blogger, not a research blogger, sorry!)
And there's a pretty icon that I stole (but credited):
|Photo from here|
I've been working on the post all weekend and finally feel ready to sit down and tackle this... here goes!
First, post 11 things about yourself:
I hate to cook.
I can't swim.
I had a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (best thing ever, as far as surgery goes).
I had Lasik eye surgery (second best thing ever, again in the surgery category).
I play viola, not professionally - but have only recently discovered that it's super satisfying and fulfilling.
I think I would make a great pool shark.
My teeth are my favorite body part. (how's that sentence structure?)
I hate my hair and am convinced it's thinning at an alarming rate.
I want to skydive.
Someday I want to live somewhere without a real winter.
I love video poker at the casino.
Second, answer the questions the tagger has set for you:
Is internet an item?
I performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chips and salsa. and wine.
At first I wanted to start a writing hobby. Though, all the blogs I followed weren't about writing at all but about daily outfits, and I couldn't get enough of real ladies wearing real clothes. I'm still hoping to continue my writing hobby but the outfit thing has proven to be really fun and not as frivolous as I feared.
I like nice stuff, but designer? Maybe a new pair of designer jeans when my shopping ban is over.
Career. I purposely keep it very separate from the blog, although I would love to tell you all about it... I just can't. It's a secret. I'm very bad with secrets.
See number 7.
See number 6.
Drink wine with friends.
Third, create 11 new questions for the people you've tagged.
1) Besides fashion, what other types of blogs do you follow?
2) How many hours a week do you spend on your blog?
3) Riskiest thing you've ever done?
4) Flight or invisibility?
6) Favorite item of clothing?
7) Earliest memory?
8) Favorite toy from childhood?
9) How many pairs of shoes do you own?
10) Do all of your friends know about your blog?
11) Favorite thing about blogging?
Fourth, choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers (uh, oh! I don't think I know 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers. Maybe I'm doing this all wrong! If I should be following you and you have less than 200 followers, comment and let me know! I'll amend this right away!!!)
Megan Mae Daily
Rachel's Look Book
Work Clothes, I Suppose
Fashion for Sanity
These are the blogs I would love to share the award with if the rules allowed it:
Fashion for Giants
Thrift and Shout
Ladies in Navy
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
Olive and an Arrow
I think I can take on the rest of the rules from here. Go visit all these sites and say hi!
Thank you Marisa, it's a true honor!
End of really long post.