The Liebster – A Coveted Award

Yes, I know I said the other day that I would struggle to handle nominating more good folk for a blog award.  However, thanks to the very kind and generous Jill London, I am now the proud owner of the much coveted Liebster Blog Award.  Yes, it really is coveted, by me and many others, though I couldn’t explain why – because I don’t know!  So, reader, just accept that I can be covetous, though it’s extremely rare.


I guess I should now relate the Rules, as set down by Jill.  These Rules are a modification of others, because Jill received a staggering seven awards in a very short space of time, and more are rolling in.


1. Answer the 10 random questions or those of your own choosing.
2. Nominate 10 other bloggers for the Award and link their blog sites.
3. Notify the bloggers of their award.
4. Ask the award winners to answer the 10 questions when they accept their Award.

1. Do you have a goal in life?  Not any more.  I can’t kick a ball, let alone score a goal!  Oh… you mean seriously?  Ah, well, I’d like to see my kids and grandkids all happy and comfortably off.

2. City or countryside?  I hate cities with a passion!  I hate big towns, for that matter.  I love the countryside and would much rather be there than anywhere.

3. What was the last word you looked up in the dictionary?  I have absolutely no idea.  I rarely ever use a dictionary, to be honest.

4. If you had a time machine where would you go?  That’s a tough one.  I can’t think of any time in the past that truly appeals, and the way things are going makes the future look anything but rosy!

5. Pirate or Vampires?  Most definitely.

6. Are you an easily satisfied person or you do you keep working to obtain something?  I satisfy easily in most things.

7. Sweet or savoury?  Savoury usually, but avoiding anything too spicy.  A good pie or pudding will please me any day!

8. Do you believe in Karma?  I like to, but there are times I’m left wondering.

9. What’s your favourite comedy film?  I’m not much of a comedy watcher, to be honest.  I find most of them lack subtlety.  If pressed, I guess I’d have to choose The Ladykillers.

10. Fantasy or sci-fi?  Now that depends on definition, really.  There are a lot of books being lumped in under Fantasy that, to me, have absolutely nothing to do with the genre.  Science Fiction has also been plagued with an overabundance of the ‘horror’ variety.  I love Epic/Heroic Fantasy (like The Lord of the Rings) and I have a real love of some science fiction.  I don’t really think I could choose one over another, though.  It’d be like choosing oranges over bananas…

Now for the Super 10 Bloggers:

1. Micki Peluso is the author of And the Whippoorwill Sang as well as a blogger of note, through her blog A Writer’s Journey.

2. Aloi, aka the Guiltless Reader, runs a delightful blog reviewing books and ‘bookish gadgets’.

3. Here, I quote Erica Verrillo, of Publishing… and Other Forms of Insanity:

Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn’t know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish. But, if you insist on selling your soul to the devil, learn how to do it right: marketing, literary agents, book contracts, book promotion, editors, rejections, pitching your book, how to get reviews, and … most important of all … everything she did wrong.

4. Passive Guy writes a blog that brings a range of stories from the news, often fascinating, sometimes frightening, and normally related to our world of books and publishing.

5. Kriss Neidy, aka Kristy Centeno, brings us the stylish Books, Authors, Blogs as well as her alternate Kristy Centeno authors, books, and blogs.

6. Sienna Logan gives us Lost To Books, which is packed with book reviews and a great deal more book goodies!

7. Brandi Salazar writes poetry, short stories and novels, and has done since an early age.  I love the name of her books blog: Twisting Minds One Word At A Time.

8. Billie A. Zahir aka “The Eye”, whose blog tagline is “Being perfectly imperfect is a great person to be”.  Billie is a gifted poet.

9. Fantasy writer Victoria Grefer generously brings us Creative Writing with the Crimson League, Creative Writing Tips and Authorial Support.

and last but by no means least

10. Random Acts of Writing from White Raven is “a blog of reflection, wonder, challenge and journey!

~ Steve

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

22 thoughts on “The Liebster – A Coveted Award

      • LOL! That I’ll be doing – BTW I meant to say it’s refreshing to see you using so many styles and experiments. So many poetry blogs are just ‘more of the same’ or so experimental I get lost in no time 🙂

      • Thank you for appreciation for my need for trying new things with my writing. I know it is silly, but I think of the different poetic forms as different types of fenced yards for my thoughts and emotions to play in.

        Some may say the fact that I do not have a consistent style means I am unskilled and/or unsure of my poetic voice. I am pleased you don’t see it that way. Thank you!

      • Believe me – it’s a delight to read your work! And style should be no more static than the language itself – and THAT is evolving all the time 😉 I like how you see the forms, too.

        Your poetic voice is the message you convey, however you may choose to do so. As for skill… that you have in abundance. In fact, I could be envious 🙂

      • Don’t…please….I am not the person to envy. Just be my friend and I will be yours. Life is better if envy is not a feeling we ever entertain. Just like I am perfectly imperfect and that makes the perfect me that I could possibly be…you to are perfectly imperfect the perfect you you can be. That is the way it should ALWAYS be. 🙂

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  3. My heavens! I was just killing a few hours on Memorial Day by googling my name (everybody does that…please tell me everybody does that…) and lo and behold! there was my blog (Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity) on this other blog – to whit – here. So, anyhow, huh? What am I doing here? How did I get here? What was it that happened that on these pages I ended up? I shall ponder these questions in a lengthy fashion for the remainder of the day,

    • LOL! I confess, I’ve been known to do the same. Of course, it’s very necessary – as part of establishing whether my privacy has been invaded or someone has stolen my online identity – honest! It really is! 😀 As for your blog, well it’s very deserving of awards 😉 Now, take fewer caffeine tablets – drink more calmative tea – and take notes before you wake up fully! LOL Happy pondering, Erica 😉

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