Over the weekend, my friend Xhonané at Familia Católica gave this blog its first award, The Liebster for a favorite blog with less than 200 followers. ¡Gracias Xhonané!
"Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to those wonderful blogs!"
Now it's my turn to pass it on with these simple rules:
* Add the award to your blog.
* Thank the giver with a link back to them.
* List your top 5 picks and let them know they've been given an award by leaving a comment on their blog.
* Hope that your followers will spread the love to the blogs you've spotlighted.
Here are my awardees. Among them, you will find three Catholic moms (including two who homeschool), four women working on big writing projects, two women who work at universities, and at least five great blogs!
Sylvia at Sylvie’s Passagen-Werk
Sylvia is a graduate student working diligently on her dissertation about representations of the “femme fatale” in Spanish language literature. She is also my colleague at the university and runs the language lab at another university. She blogs about academic life, literature, culture, the esoteric, feminist theory, philosophy, and everything in between. She keeps me connected to literature in so many ways.
Katie at Katie’s Blog
Katie is also employed by a university, and is a poet like me. Unlike me, she will publish two books this year; read about them on her publications page. She blogs about her writing life, including posts about working as a reading event organizer, an editor and a reviewer, and she recently posted some wonderful advice about how to organize a poetry manuscript.
Vee at Sometimes Bailey
Vee works as a senior content writer and editor for MarketingProfs, including as editor of the Daily Fix, the company blog. You are probably familiar with Paper Dali, her awesome blog where she shares her drawings, paper dolls, and podcasts about Catholic saints. In addition, she is a monthly contributor to CatholicMom. But, did you know that Vee also has yet another blog about her writing life, Sometimes Bailey? Here she offers tips for writing amidst a busy life as mother and worker, something I can definitely identify with, so I award this one, out of her many blogs.
Jennifer at Mommy Y
Jennifer is a homeschooler and daycare provider. In addition to writing about these topics, she writes posts that are part of an on-going memoir that she regularly works on. Jennifer posts every day, some days more than once! What I like about her blog, is that like me, Jennifer writes about things that cross her mind, her life, and her desk. She is currently hosting her first link up, for posts that make you smile.
Martianne at Training Happy Hearts
Martianne shares the joys and challenges of her homeschooling endeavors at her blog, using a Montessori inspired sensory approach. She provides original worksheets and printables on her site for free, and hosts a weekly link up on Sundays for sharing posts about Faith Formation for children. She and I have many insights about this in common.
If you want to learn about even more Liebster Award winning blogs, visit Xhonané’s post awarding mine and four others.