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Nomination for the Liebster Award

November 9, 2015

12112146_10200986270336262_6584798389191399946_nThe Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers that have less than 200 subscribers. It's a way to recognize the hard work and effort of new bloggers, or perhaps those that could use some help reaching a bigger audience. I fit into both categories because I have been blogging for less than a year and still have a lot to learn, as well as could use more followers. I have found blogging to be a journey, and this award makes the journey sweeter.

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
Copy and Paste your Liebster Award into your post.
Nominate 10 more bloggers that have 200 Followers or less.
Answer the 10 questions that were asked of you and create 10 questions for the bloggers you are nominating.
Nominate bloggers by leaving them a comment on one of their posts!

Thank you to the blogger that nominated me for this award, Booferson McGrugen, Boo's Insane and Inane Ramblings.

My Nominations

  1. Miss Adventures in Pittsburgh
  2. Just a Girl and Her Blog
  3. Sinful Sweets
  4. beerPittsburgh
  5. Steel Cinema
  6. Strike the Root
  7. Stories from the Road…
  8. Bobbo's Blog
  9. Lovelily Laine
  10. Allenbaugh Photography

I was able to verify that some of these have less than 200 followers, but cannot guarantee that for all of them.

Answers to the Questions from my nominator:

In 10 words or less, what's your blog about? Anything and everything pets.

Which post of yours are you most proud of? A Gift from Alpacas

What made you decide to start blogging? I was guided and encouraged by my friend and social media guru, Sue Kerr. She felt I had a lot to share.

What demographics do you envision your audience to be? Pet lovers of all kinds.

What writers, characters, shows, films, etc. inspire your writing style? None so far. I am not sure I have found my style yet. I am still exploring, growing and learning.

Who do you envision as your target audience? The same as my demographics.

Is your blog exactly as it envisioned when you started, and if not how and why has it changed? I didn't have a vision when I started. I tend to charge right in. It has been more of a journey and learning what works and what doesn't. 

Do you do any research for your posts, or do you write from what you know? It depends upon the topic. Some posts are directy from experiences we have with our clients. Other posts are educational, and I often consult with specialists for those.

Ever been hit with a bout of writer's block? If so, what's your go-to to break it? I often have writer's block. For me I need to go someplace where there are no electronic distractions, generally a place engulfed in nature. Other times, spending time with an animal will get me jump started.

When it comes to blogging compared to your life outside the internet, does life imitate art, art imitate life, or some of each? It is some of each. I learn from my posts and they affect my life, and I learn from my life and share it in my posts.

Questions for my nominees:

Did you do any writing before beginning to blog?

Why/how did you pick the topic of your blog?

How did you decide upon a style of writing for your blog?

How long have you been blogging?

Do you have more than one blog?

Do you ever have guest writers for your blog?

What demographic tends to be your most avid follower?

Where do you find your inspirations for your blog?

What is your favorite aspect about blogging?

I find that the people who follow my blog are not my friends or family. Do you find this to be the case for your blog?


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