Ik kreeg een leuke opsteker van iemand uit het BYW Bootcamp (die online blog cursus die ik vorige maand volgde): een nominatie voor een Blog Award..! Lees verder - dit keer alleen in het Engels.
I'd never heard about the Liebster Blog Award, but I was surprised and honoured that I got nominated the other day by Trinske from Nordic Rose, a fellow BYW Bootcamper: thank you Trinske!
Now, what is Liebster Blog Award? I've tried to find out a bit more about the award, but having spent some time on Google, it still seems to be a bit of a mystery as I can really only find links to people who have been nominated the award themselves. It looks like a kind of chain letter to me, something I’ve always tried to stay far away from…
But….what I do know that it is an award for blogs with under 200 followers and that it aims to give small blogs more exposure. "Liebster" means "beloved" in German and a blog nominated for this award is "worth watching". So the bottom-line is that it is a really nice way to promote small and starting blogs!
There are a few rules to it:
- I have to write 11 random things about myself.
- Then answer the 11 questions Trinske asked me.
- Nominate 11 more upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers (I'm not sure how you know, but hey...), notify them and link them to my post.
- Create 11 new questions for these bloggers to answer.
- Tag backs are not allowed.
OK, I’ll start with 11 random things about myself:
I’m addicted to ‘drop’ (Dutch liquorice); I start each day with removing the manure out of the ponies meadow; I love making things all the time or at least think about it; I had my own business in interior design, using the motto: ‘use what you have’ and I still like that motto a lot; my studio (the shed in the garden) is often referred to as my ‘winkeltje’ (my little shop) as it contains so many different things and materials; I love reading and owning magazines; I love color; I find it hard to choose; I like to improvise; I love the challenge my kids give every day; I find it really hard to mention 11 things about myself ;-)
Then next: Trinske’s questions for me and my spontaneous answers:
What would you like to learn more about?
Photografic technical (light) skills and Adobe Illustrator, on which I’m working right now!
Best experience in the past year?
Starting this blog..?
Sissyboy Homeland – a Dutch shop where I want to see and touch everything that’s there
Who would you like to be in a different life?
I think I would like to be a forester, investigate the woods from a horseback
What is your biggest wish?
That my loved ones stay healthy and happy
What does comfort mean to you?
When everything falls into place, people around me are happy and there’s some tranquility and no rush.
The one that gets me where I want to go, I don’t give anything about model or color. (although I loved the old American ones we saw on Cuba during a holiday in 2007)
Most loved item?
Hard to say, although I love lots of stuff, I don’t attach to it too much
What does your ideal house look like?
Light and airy and with lots of storage
Favourite holiday destination?
Unknown places with a nice combination of action (walks or culture) and relaxing on the beach
Chocolate or Crisps?
Mmmm… both really, but if I have to choose: crisps – with our homemade dipsauce
My 11 nominees are:
- by Petra
- Fatfat Sheep
- Hallo september
- Akkie Bosje
- She makes a home
- Create ohlala
- Little Paper Trees
Please check out these nominee's blogs!
My 11 questions for them are:
Best vacation ever?
Best vacation ever?
When do you feel inspired?
Who do you admire most?
What would be your perfect day?
Are you quiet or outgoing?
Where do you like to blog from?
Favorite ethnic food?
What do you love knowing lots about?
Are you on the dance floor or do you prefer to observe the dancing?
Morning or night person?
Pffff…. ok, well, this was it, it took me quite some time, but time well spent I hope, because it is really nice to promote and stimulate each other. I´m curious to find out my nominee´s answers. (To my nominees: If some of you don´t feel comfortable with doing a blogpost with your answers and questions because it doesn´t go with the style of you or your blog - no problem).
One last thing: during my search on the liebster Blog Award on Google I read somewhere that in the beginning there were only 5 questions/ random things/ nominees needed. Maybe it’ a good idea to go back to these 5 instead of 11….??
Just a suggestion!