Welcome to Rudan Thursdays where we talk about…things! Anything from books and movies, to blog posts and authors, to food and drink. And boy, do I have something to tell you!
I won the Liebster Blog Award!
I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Natalie Hartford for bestowing such an honor upon me. If you haven’t checked her out yet, do it now. She blogs three to four times a week on everything from things to motivate and inspire you, to urban lingo, to driving-impaired awareness, to stripper poles on trucks! And each post is well worth the read.
In keeping with the traditions associated with receiving the Liebster Blog Award, I must now convey the following:
Winners of a Liebster must:
- Post the award on your blog and show thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them via the award graphic ~ Check!
- Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog or send them a shout out on Twitter. ~ Check!
- Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet – other writers (and bloggers) ~ and, Check!
My good friend, Barbara McDowell, says the Liebster Award originated in Germany, and the word “Liebster” means “dear, sweet, darling, beloved.” The point of the award is to help bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
Now for THE most important part of the post! Here are the five awesome peeps I’ve awarded – I should note: I have no idea how many followers they have, but they’re too deserving not to be recognized:
Jenny Hansen ~ I was charmed the moment I saw Jenny’s blog page: “Cowbell, You Need More Of It.” Isn’t it true though? Jenny is very talented and very entertaining. She posts on everything from parenting, to craft, to wine. Did you know she keeps no less than 100 bottles of wine at home? My hero…er, heroine!
Carrie Spencer ~ It was love at first meeting with Carrie. Who doesn’t dig a smartass? Not only is Carrie witty and funny, she’s also one of THE smartest, techiest peeps I know. She blogs about all kinds of cool stuff like arts & crafts, fun drinks, and cats. She’s also friends with a super cool woodchuck named, Woodie. He knows WordPress, so if you need some help, let Carrie know. One last thing, you HAVE to check out is Romance University. Carrie blogs over there, and she and the other ladies give really great info on craft and romance.
Diana Murdock ~ This is one amazing woman. She never ceases to inspire and motivate me. And make me cry. Diana is very real, very human. She’ll open your eyes, and have you searching your soul without you even realizing it. In a world full of shallow self-servers, what a refreshing change to hang out with someone like Diana. Check her out!
Kerry Meacham ~ Kerry is a relaxed, chill dude. You can hang out at his place, have a nice cold glass of iced tea, put your feet up and chat. He always offers great info from out there in the blogosphere and some of the best videos youtube has to offer. Check him out and give him a ~clink~ from me.
Amber West ~ A new fave of mine, Amber delivers her two cents with, not only wit and humor, but really great pictures and quotes! I tweeted a quote I saw on a recent post, and its become my mantra: “Don’t Try To Win Over The Haters, You Are Not A Jerk Whisperer.” I’m always excited to meet peeps who are comfortable in their own skin, speak their minds responsibly, and take the time to find really great pics 🙂 And while you’re getting to know her, read her post on classic tales – so great!
Thanks again to Natalie, and congrats to Jenny, Carrie, Diana, Kerry & Amber!
~*~ Kate ~*~