Friday, 29 June 2012

My Final Two Liebster Stories

I am now in a position to add the final 2 Liebster stories to my blog.

Story 4
The fourth recipient also, like my husband, feels that the Liebster Award, and other awards like it, are a chain letter putting the receiver in a position where they spend a significant amount of time sorting and choosing recipients only to put them in that same position.  She prefers to let people know how wonderful they are by visiting their blog and leaving comments.  

She hopes there's no hard feelings on my part as she doesn't want to upset anyone - and, of course, there aren't, I appreciate her honesty and her values :)

Story 5
I have received a thank you note from the fifth and final recipient.  She said that it was thoughtful and had brightened her day.  As yet she hasn't written about the award on her blog or, to my knowledge, passed the award on and, to be honest with you, after all this I'm starting to hope she doesn't and that maybe all this ends here.

I think that if I'm ever lucky enough to be awarded a Liebster again (because, I do still consider it a privilege and honour to have been chosen by Tara), I'll just thank the person who thought my blog special enough to deserve the award, probably announce it on my blog and leave it at that!

Other related posts:
Liebster Award, A Big Thank You and Pass It On 
The Angst Continues ...


  1. If I can be honest with you, I had a lot of anxiety about the award as well. Your posts about it lead me to believe we had a similar experience trying to pass it along. Like you, if I receive it again I will thank the person and leave it at that.

    1. Tara, I can't tell you how much better knowing that makes me feel, thank you :)

  2. I think the problem with the Liebster award (and many others that are similar) is that by the time it reaches the 12th generation or so, over a billion people would have received it! There are a lot of young quilt blogs, but nowhere near even a million, so the math just doesn't make sense. (It's a lot like expecting No Child Left Behind to result in every child in the US being on grade level by 2013--you can tell the members of Congress couldn't pass grade school math.)
    That said, it's lovely to be honored, but so many quilters do understand the math, so it's more likely to feel like a burden to many.
    That saidd, I do love your blog!

    1. Thanks Dora, I hadn't thought through the maths side of it myself and it's another interesting side to these awards :)


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