For me?!

I got something akin to a virtual hug! I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award, something totally unexpected and totally exciting since I’m still very new to the world of blogging. And how very encouraging!

The Liebster Blog Award is bestowed on blogs with less than 200 followers (I definitely qualify on that point) that deserve more attention (how nice that someone thinks that’s the case!). It’s funny because Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, beloved, or favorite, and I probably would never have started this blog if we hadn’t moved to Germany. It’s been great fun though (the move and the blog)!

There are a few rules to accepting the award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

I want to thank Carrie Rubin for nominating me for this award. She has a fabulously entertaining blog at The Write Transition about life and her move from “real job” to writer – you should check it out!

2. Link back to them. CHECK

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. I always wondered how people got those nifty graphics….

4. Share the love. Reveal your five blog picks to be given the Liebster Blog Award. HERE GOES

Not sure if all of these have less than 200 followers. Also, sorry in advance if this kind of recognition isn’t what you were looking for. Without further ado, here are the blogs I would like to nominate for the Liebster Blog Award:

My Life’s List – a great blog about setting goals and making things happen

in case i’m gone – a very touching and honestly written blog from a mother to her son

thestrugglershandbook – a hilarious blog from a guy who has great stories to tell and tells them well (and he lives in Tucson, Arizona – gotta love that!)

jessseeker – doesn’t quite qualify with respect to the number of followers, but provides a laugh with every post, who doesn’t need that?

At least you’re wearing pants – a friend shares her candid thoughts through this blog on life as a new mom in a new place

5. Let your winners know that they were chosen by leaving a comment on their blog. OFF I GO

Thanks so much to those who read chanceofsun!!!