This post is all about awards, namely the Liebster Award, but I didn't want to put the Liebster Award logo up at the top of the post, instead I decided to share with you this photo from almost 3 years ago of me with my middle son, Joe when I received the Alan Guyatt (Adult) Achievement Award - presented to a mature learner demonstrating outstanding achievement, sponsored by The University of Winchester in recognition of my work for my Art & Design Foundation Degree.
Today I received an email from Sonia @Fabric & Flowers who I've met up with doing the Skill Builder BOM. Imagine my surprise to discover she's nominated me for the Liebster Award - wow, and after I did so much complaining about it last time!!! Actually Sonia said that she knew I'd been nominated before but still wanted others to know all about me - how nice is that?
I thought I'd use the opportunity to share with you all again my original Liebster story - which comes in 3 parts! Back then I took the whole thing waaaayyyy too seriously, being pretty new to blogging I thought there was some sort of Liebster police who'd come and arrest me for not following the rules to the letter - oh dear, how naive and what a long way I've come since.
Somewhere along the way the award has now changed and seems to have incorporated elements of the 11-11-11 game which I took part in last year also. I thought this was a good time to share that story with you again too.
So how am I going to handle my latest Liebster award?
I'm going to say a very big thank-you to Sonia for nominating me and I'm delighted to accept. I'm not going to nominate anyone, instead I'm going to share with you a list of my own Google Followers who have active blogs with no more than 100 followers (at the time of posting) and are deserving of our encouragement.
Why not grab a cuppa, take a seat, have a look around and maybe award them by becoming their latest follower?