Writing into the Light…

Finding my way with words…

Liebster Blog Award


I want to thank one of my fellow bloggers, Sylvia at  Sylvia Morice’s Blog for choosing my blog as a winner of the Liebster blog award! I must admit to being initially confused, thinking I had been recognized for a Lobster Blog Award!!  When you come from Maine, it’s all about the red crustacean!  Four other great blogs were also honored, so I also recommend that you check those out by visiting Sylvia’s blog-she has good taste!  If I could, I would add her to my list below with a “Right Back AtYa Sylvia.”  We virtually connected through one of her award winning blog entries, “I Have Met the Enemy and She is Mosquito.”

 The Liebster award is a way for bloggers to help each other out by spreading the word about their blogs.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated your blog by linking back to them (see above).
  2. Nominate 5 other blogs (with less than 200 followers each, though I’m not entirely sure how to estimate this) and post a comment on their sites.
  3. Copy & Paste the award on your blog.
  4. Hope that the 5 you nominate will keep the cycle going to spread all that good blogging karma!

Okay, so here are my five nominees:

Kimberly Robinson is a bit of nepotism.  She is my niece.  Kim is one of the finest writers I know, and I don’t just say that  because she is a relative… and in many aspects a clone of myself.  I bought Kim her first journal, therefore I would like to take credit for every profound word she writes!  Kim can take such mundane subjects as canning jars and create a blog that is profound and hysterically funny at the same time.

Peg-O-Leg is not only a good writer, she creates the most wonderful original artwork to illustrate her blog.  Peg faces the world and it’s happenings with a wonderful sense of humor.  She always leaves me with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.  This links to her post “Little Red Hen’s Christmas Tale” – destined to become a true classic among hens!

Susan Okaty is first of all to be congratulated for completing the 50,000 word National Novel Writing Month challenge during November… and still she found time to post more blog entries than I did!  What a woman, and what a writer!   Her blog, Coming East: Living One Sunrise at a Time says it all.  Susan is attentive to every aspect of the world around her and fortunately shares her perspective with us.  Finding an old box of wax paper in the back of a drawer can unleash a wealth of memories!

Jenni moved from a house in town to a farm and just gave birth to a beautiful son, her first child.  She describes this year as her experiment in simple living.  I love the quiet gentleness of her writing as she strives to “see the grace in ordinary things.”  She brings us with her in her blog “Under the Apricot Tree: Savoring the Abundance of Simple Living.”

Margie is a writer whose blog, “A Lighter Shade of Grey” I have just recently discovered.  Not only is she a thoughtful and insightful writer, I love her photographs.  I think I’ve linked to her blog for 2 reasons, I also am at that invisible age (see About on her blog) and she finds researching and writing as the means to discover what she believes.  As a visual learner, I often don’t know what I think until I write about it to process my thoughts.  Only upon proof-reading do I discover the evolution of my ideas.

Those are the five blogs that are receiving the Liebster Award from me. There are so many other great blogs and bloggers out there that are worth checking out….often when I’m visiting a blog I’ll click on the links in that person’s ‘blogroll’ and find more amazing writers and blogs to read.

There are outstanding writers out there in cyberspace to speak to every interest and aspect of you as a person.  Happy reading, and have fun exploring!

Author: Carol R Craley

I am a former Philadelphia suburbanite who moved to Maine in 2002 ~ a former art educator ~ former school administrator ~former college and graduate school instructor ~ a writer ~an artist ~ and a photographer. I am currently mom to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Emma and Sara and a rescued kitty from Georgia ~ so that is her name. I am inspired by nature, great music, art and great literature ~ that's what inspires me. I have recently made move the coast of Maine to the coast of South Carolina. I am intrigued by the differences in the history and culture of the south in America. I am learning much, and excited by all I still have to learn.

6 thoughts on “Liebster Blog Award

  1. Great post today thanks. I really enjoyed reading it very much. You have an excellent blog here.

  2. Wow! I am a little behind in catching up on my reading, and I just read this post and saw my name. I’m honored. Thank you, Carol!

  3. Thanks so much, Carol! I appreciate your kind remarks about me and my blog. I’ll be sure to pass along this award in the New Year!

  4. These are great recommendations. I can understand how very proud you must be of your niece. What a lasting gift you gave her. Happy New Year and congratulations on this lovely award. I do like the sound of your voice in writing.

  5. Missing reading your blogs. I’m sure the Christmas rush at Bean didn’t help your time management. Hope you’ll be writing more soon.

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