What a lovely surprise to be nominated for the Liebster Award! I would like to thank Mackenzie for nominating me! When you have a moment, check out her blog, Life with an illness. Her blog is filled with great content on how to deal with daily life with a chronic illness. Despite it all she keeps things upbeat, which I admire, because as all of chronic illness warriors know, that in and of itself is challenging.
So, what is the Liebster Award?
“Originating in Germany in 2011, the Liebster Award 2017 is an online award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster translates to sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The Liebster Award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers that have the potential to grow and become successful influencers within the blogosphere.”
There are so many and it’s difficult to narrow to only five! I’m only a few months into blogging and am just getting my feet on the ground; these blogs, listed in alpha order, have unknowingly helped me find my voice. They are direct, they are honest, and they have great content! I will add that it was very difficult to choose just five as there are many more I’d like to add.
Nominees – if you’d like you can answer the questions below, if not, that’s okay too!! I just wanted you to know I really enjoy your blog. 🙂 The instructions are at the bottom.
- Chronically Siobhan
- Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS
- Me, My Life and M.E.
- Knocked Over by a Feather
- Not Just Tired
Now to answer the questions:
- Does blogging replace or enhance journaling?
I haven’t journaled in many, many years so blogging didn’t replace it necessarily; if I had been journaling though blogging would have definitely been a wonderful replacement.
2. Do you think education, as it is today, does justice to life and learning?
Don’t even get me started! I homeschooled my son grades 8-12. I think the educational system is great for children who fit a certain mold but for those who don’t…I think it’s detrimental to children’s well-being. I will split hairs and say that I don’t have a problem with the content itself, it’s the way in which it’s taught. My heart goes out big time to teachers these days. Too many hoops, not enough time and too many regulations.
- When do you find time to blog?
I blog on Tuesdays, but I think about what I’ll write about throughout the week. I try to do this to keep it honest. If I only blogged when I felt up to it, I’d probably rarely blog, as I’m never truly feeling up to it.
- What is that one post made by you that you like the most, and why?
I have a tab on my page filled with articles on recent ME/CFS research and findings. I feel like it is my way of saying to the world that ME/CFS is real when so many are still saying it’s not. When doctors look at me with questioning eyes I can think to myself well I have a LOT of research to the contrary. It helps me feel more confident. I update it as I find new things too so it’s ongoing.
- What is your favorite book or series?
That’s a tough one! I read a romance series over a period of several years called Fool’s Gold by Susan Mallery, which I loved! And on Netflix my favorite series is Heartland.
- Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space?
Probably the ocean, but from above as I’m a little scared of the water, well deep water. Outerspace…too many unknowns. I have to have all the facts before I embark on an adventure.
- How long would you survive the zombie apocalypse?
I wouldn’t, not even for a second. 🙂
- T-Rex or dragon?
T-rex. 🙂 My son calls me a dinosaur to explain my age. Stinker!
- If you would be a character in someone’s book, who would you like to write it?
Debbie Macomber. She’s my favorite romance author. I’m pretty plain so she’d have to add a few ‘bells and whistles’ to my personality. 🙂
- Have you ever visited a place just because you saw it in a book/series/animation/movie? What was that place?
Oh yes! Rodanthe, NC. It’s in the Outer Banks. The movie is Nights in Rodanthe and if you like romance, it’s a good book/movie!
- How has writing/blogging affected your life?
I love to write, the problem I have is not going too deep. So it’s been a great exercise in getting my thoughts out there on a surface level. It’s affected my life positively. Before I discovered the chronic illness community on social media I was really struggling. First came Instagram, then Twitter (I had an account I’d never used from forever ago so I logged back in and started looking for like-minded people to connect with) and then blogging. All three have been great experiences. I no longer feel alone with this illness and you just can’t put a price on that.
Thank you for reading along and I look forward to hearing about you, if you feel up to sharing!
Rules for nominees:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
- Upload the award to your blog. It can be done as a blog or on the sidebar.
- Answer the same questions I have above or share 10 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5 blogs who you believe deserve to receive the award.
- Notify the nominated bloggers so that they can accept the award.