The wonderful Liz Marsden (lizhuddersfield.wordpress.com) has nominated me for a Leibster award – I haven’t blushed this much since madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs!
Okay, so seeing as I’d never heard of this, I’m going to assume that you guys haven’t either, and explain what it is.
The Leibster award is created to help blogs with under 200 followers get recognition and appreciation. The idea is that somebody who receives the award is asked five questions. They answer the questions, and then pass it on. The rule of five seems to be a common thing here. That blogger then nominates five more blogs that they believe deserve some appreciation, and they set five more question for their nominees to answer.
So here are the questions that Liz set:
How long have you been blogging (not just on this blog, on any others as well)?
I’m practically brand new to WordPress, only three months. Tumblr on the other hand, I have been using for three years.
What do you want your followers to gain from reading your blog?
As you might have guessed from the title, inspiration mostly. I want to share my opinions and have people read them and be like “yes exactly! Me too!” or for them to read one of my poems and stories and have it give them an idea of their own.
What makes a blog more than just an ‘online diary’?
The difference, I guess, is the readers. You have to write with readers in mind, remembering that anybody or and everybody could read it, and it broadens your views when you cater your writing towards more than just yourself.
What are your favourite types of blogs to read?
Mostly writing tips, things like that. I follow a knitting blog which I love too, and lots of feminist, lgbtq rights and suchlike.
What inspires you?
Other people’s work, seeing something that someone has made that’s great, better than mine will ever be. It can sometimes make me curl up and never write again, but most of the time it inspires me to get better. Like, “look what people can do!” Art, music, writing, whatever. It’s amazing what humans can create.
So without further ado, the blogs that I feel deserve to be nominated for a Leibster award:
And here are my questions for these bloggers:
1. How do you cope with writer’s block?
2. Do you welcome conflicting opinions in the comments of your posts?
3. Why did you start blogging?
4. When are you happiest?
5. Who inspires you the most?
Again, thanks a lot to Liz for nominating me, and introducing me to this whole thing, it’s a lovely idea, I can’t believe I’d never heard of it before this.