My first blog award, The Liebster award & some info about it.

liesbster-2What a great surprise when I logged into my blog last week and saw I had been nominated for an award!  I have only just started my blog and was unsure of it’s origin and thought was it legit?  It must be a pyramid system for blogs or something else I know nothing about.  Did a bit of Google research and found the following on different blogs, this one in particular:

  • The Liebster Award is passed around the blogging community to those who have fewer than 200 followers. This is simply a way of getting to know each other!
  • You list 11 facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart and boyfriend (really?)
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people.
  • Depending upon your personal views, It is viewed as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work).
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”.
  • It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture, in my opinion!

In the spirit in which is was meant I would like to thank Nova Scotia Roots for my nomination, here we go….

Here are the rules that go along with accepting this award:

1) Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.

2) Thank and tag the blog who nominated you – Again, thanks Nova Scotia Roots

3) Answer their questions and come up with 10 new ones for your nominees

4) Nominate 8 blogs (with less than 200 followers), let them know you’ve nominated them and link them in your post.  I was not sure I had even read 8 blogs, so this led me on another adventure searching for some like minded gardeners (I apologize if you have more than 200 followers – that part was tricky)

5) No tag-backs.

Here are the questions I have to answer:

1) Favorite flower:  Peony

2) Favorite veggie:  Beetroot

3) Favorite garden picture (insert it if you can)

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4) Favorite season: Autumn

5) Biggest defeat in your garden:  Keeping the Kikuyu out of my garden beds, I can’t win

6) Biggest challenge in your garden:  successive planting

7) Your next big project:  sowing autumn/winter seeds

8) Your gardening partner you are most grateful for: my husband,he builds me anything I want!!

9) Your favourite quote: “Today you are you! That is truer that true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”  Dr. Seuss

10) What are you grateful for? The life I live and the people who are in it.

I nominate:

Girl in the green wellies

A kailyard in Adelaide

Dancing with frogs

Scarecrows garden – the first blog I followed many years ago now

A fresh legacy

Nadja’s garden

Please let me know when you’ve posted your answers so I can check it out!

My questions for you are:

  1. Do you like to start with seeds or buy seedlings?
  2. what sort of composting system do you have?
  3. Favorite time of the day to garden?
  4. What makes you smile when you’re having a bad day?
  5. What is the most recent book you have read?
  6. Favorite gardening tool?
  7. Your next big project in the garden?
  8. 2 movies you enjoyed recently?
  9. Soda water or mineral water?
  10. Sweet or salty?

So that’s it for this post! I am now off to inform all of my nominees!

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6 thoughts on “My first blog award, The Liebster award & some info about it.

  1. Your garden is lovely. Thanks so much for the nomination. The answer you gave to your Q 8 would be the same as mine 🙂 It is always lovely to find a new garden blog. You should check out Strayed From the Table’s Garden Share Collective. You might like to join in. Kyrstie

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