The Liebster Award

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I was completely surprised and humbled to be nominated for the Liebster Award- twice in one day! I wasn’t entirely sure where this blog was going to go when I started it, but so far I’ve enjoyed the WordPress community immensely, and I’ve come to really love getting to know other bloggers with similar interests.

So…a HUGE thank you to both Experienced Tutors and the Writer’s Blog for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award! This is the first award(s) my blog has received, and I appreciate both of you taking the time to consider me. For anyone reading this, I recommend checking out both of their blogs, as I’ve enjoyed following them.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows :
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to the blogger who presented this award to you.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen. (No tag backs)
4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog

~~Questions asked by Experienced Tutors~~

  1. What do you think WordPress should do about cyberstalkers on their site when they receive a complaint?
    1. I think it depends on the results of the investigation. If it is determined that the complaint was legitimate, it should be reported to the authorities and the IP blocked.
  2. Do you think we should be able to block individuals from looking at our blog?
    1. Yes, although we kind of already can if we move our blog to private.
  3. If someone follows your blog do you think it good manners to follow theirs and do so?
    1. I don’t always follow the blog of someone who follows mine, but I do always check theirs out. 8/10 times I follow back.
  4. Were you pleased or annoyed to receive this award?
    1. Pleased 🙂
  5. Have you ever blogged with any site other than WordPress?
    1. I have a Tumblr account for LotR images.
  6. If so, what was your experience?
    1. I find Tumblr to be a lot less filtered than WordPress, and therefore more challenging to find the content I want.
  7. Approximately what percentage of posts do you read from blogs you are following?
    1. Probably about 40%, sometimes more depending on how much time I have.
  8. Approximately how long do you spend blogging each day?
    1. I probably spend about 2 hours/week creating posts and another 2 hours a week browsing other posts.
  9. How many blogs are you following?
    1. 123
  10. Which is the favourite blog you are following? Don’t say this one just because it’s given you an award. . .(lol)
    1. This was the hardest question to answer because I really enjoy all of the blogs I follow. If I have to pick one, though, it would be Meyer Lane’s Short Attention Span Press http://shortattentionspanpress.wordpress.com/ because he posts a lot of great resources for writers.
  11. Has eleven of everything on this Liebster Award post been too many? Should it have been the original five?
    1. I think 5 would probably be sufficient, but I’m just happy someone took the time to recognize my blog.


~~Questions asked by Writer’s Blog~~

  1. What are you currently reading?
    1. I usually read several things at once. Right now I am reading the Marie Antoinette biography by Antonia Fraser, re-reading the Anne Boleyn biography by Eric Ives, and re-reading the Harry Potter series (on The Goblet of Fire right now)
  2. If you could meet any three people (alive, dead or fictional) who would it be?
    1. Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, and Alexander the Great
  3. Your favourite book?
    1. Gone With the Wind or the Lord of the Rings
  4. What is your most embarrassing moment?
    1. My whole life is a series of embarrassing moments. Probably any number of times I’ve messaged the wrong person with something horrific.
  5. Can you make any anagrams with your name?
    1. Not exactly, but my name spelled backward is harass if you add an extra s.
  6. What would you rather read, Harry Potter or Twilight?
    1. Harry Potter, hands down
  7. One skill you wish you had?
    1. I wish I was a linguist that could speak dozens of languages
  8. Your favourite song at the moment?
    1. My current favorite “new” song is Forest Whitaker by Bad Books.
  9. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    1. The Hobbit- 3 times 🙂
  10. Your best childhood memory?
    1. All of eighth grade. 1993 was the best year for music, trends, and experiences. Yes, I wore flannel.
  11. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
    1. The #1 travel destination on my bucket list right now is a Middle Earth tour of New Zealand.


~~Eleven Random Facts About Me~~

  1. My knowledge of Tudor history could rival that of most scholars. Ditto for Tolkien/Middle Earth.
  2. I love drummers, and my ear is tuned to listen for the drums in any song.
  3. I’ve lived in 7 US states, and traveled to most of the rest.
  4. I’ve visited 17 countries (18 if you count the US, 19 if you count Gibraltar).
  5. I have two bearded dragons, both named after World of Warcraft bosses.
  6. My home office is decorated in Tolkien swag and travel memories.
  7. Most people get depressed when its raining and are happy when its sunny. I am the opposite.
  8. I’m a music snob, and I’m the first to admit it.
  9. I love fancy cosmetics, but you’d never know I wear any.
  10. I would probably not survive a zombie apocalypse.
  11. I currently write literary fiction, but one of my writing goals is to one day write a fantasy series, complete with languages and histories a la Tolkien.


~~Questions for my Nominees~~

  1. Everyone has realistic goals and dream goals. Name one of your dream goals.
  2. Name a book you’ve read that is generally considered by critics and the masses to be a good book by most, but that you did not enjoy.
  3. Is there any genre of music that you can’t stand, under any circumstance?
  4. Where is the most interesting place in the world that you’ve been?
  5. Name a current trend or meme (last few years) trend that you can’t stand.
  6. Do you play any MMO games? If so, which?
  7. Any interesting phobias?
  8. Has there been a book, song, or movie that has changed your life? How?
  9. If you had the power to change one law in your country, what would it be and why?
  10. Do you share your blog with people you know in real life? Why or why not?
  11. Is Schrodinger’s cat dead or alive?

~~Nominees~~

I nominate the following blogs, in no particular order, for the Liebster award. I have chosen those of you whose blogs I enjoy but do not have hordes of followers. I hope that this will, perhaps, introduce you to others who will get pleasure your writings and click to follow you. Do not feel you have to accept this – this is a ‘no pressure’ award only for those that want to participate.

  1. The Creation of Anne Boleyn
  2. Sarah’s History
  3. Grandma Says
  4. Nerd Maids
  5. Catching Fireflies
  6. The Wannabe Writer Life
  7. Rather than Writing
  8. Unravelling My Mind
  9. Frugal First Class Travel
  10. The Tudor Blog
  11. Historical Digression

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