Recently, my friend Rachel nominated me for the Liebster Award. I had never heard of it before, but I am appreciative that she thought of me! Rachel is a fellow teacher and blogger.
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs. *This definition is stolen and was found during a quick google search. And yes, I teach a research class. 😉
Blogging is something that I just barely dabble in, but I have loved the connections I have made with people because of it. People who I haven’t spoken to in years have reached out to me because of my posts. Making connections is by far the best benefit of blogging. It truly is an awesome way to share ideas, but you already know this because you are reading this blog/have a blog of your own. I have also been experimenting with using blogs in my classroom lately, and I have been having a blast with it.
The Liebster Award rules also ask that nominated bloggers answer a few questions so their readers can learn a bit more about them. These are the questions I was asked:
1. I started blogging because…
I was mentally having a difficult time gaining weight through my pregnancy, so I decided to use my blog as a way to channel my energy. I wanted my struggle to turn into something positive, and it has.
2. I’m currently reading…
Game of Thrones. Two of my students recommended the TV series, and I told them I would watch it if they read the books with me. It is totally not something I would normally pick up, but that is a good thing.
3. My favorite quality about myself is…
I am determined. Once I decide that I want to do something, I do it. No excuses. Dropping 90 pounds is an example of that. 😉
4. My favorite beauty product is…
I love Mascara. I love trying all of the new ones that pop up, but I am a loyal fan of all Maybelline mascara. Nothin’ too fancy!
5. The song/artist/band I can’t get enough of right now is…
Alabama Shakes…hands down! I actually bought the CD for my hubby as a little surprise gift, but he has never even listened to it because I can’t give it up! Every song transports me to 1960. I am slow dancing in a gym…
6. The last new recipe I tried was…
I LOVE trying Weight Watcher Recipes! Let’s see…the last one that I tried was a spicy pot roast.
7. If I could have one superpower it would be…
To stop time. Everyone makes the cliche claim that time speeds up once you have kids. I hate cliches. However, nothing has ever been more true. Time speeds up when you want to cherish every moment. I can’t believe it has been over a year since I first saw my sweet daughter’s beautiful face.
8. My favorite holiday is…
I love the 4th of July! When I think about every 4th of July I can remember, each one holds very specific memories like no other holiday does.
Okay, time to pass it on! My nomination for the Liebster Award is:
Corrie! Corrie shares her daily writing on her blog Cobalt’s Keeper.
Here are your questions, Corrie:
1. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your live, what would you choose?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. Share a strange dream.
4. What are you currently reading?
5. What is your guilty pleasure?
6. What is your favorite holiday?
7. What is your favorite movie?
8. If you could live the life of one fictional character, who would you choose?