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October 9, 2013

The Liebster Award

Alicia Lawrence, who blogs at at MarCom Land, just nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is an award with no committee, no voting, no sponsors, and no awards ceremony. Therefore, no politics, no campaigning, no expense, and no close-ups of the disgruntled losers pretending to congratulate the winner. Like the Emmys, it is an honor just to be nominated.  This is an award that bloggers get when other bloggers like their blogs. What could be simpler and friendlier than that? The only "rules" are that the recipient should nominate some more blogs (it's a chain letter!) and answer the questions posed by the nominator.

Here are Alicia's questions:
  • Why did you start blogging?
    I had a few things I wanted to say. Eight years later, I'm not quite finished.
  • Which would you rather have: Smartwatch,  3D Printer,  or Google Glass?
    Definitely a 3D printer.  Now, when I get an idea for a new,  improved household tool,  I can prototype it overnight.  (And I've heard you can manufacture things in chocolate).
  • What is your favorite room in your house and why?
    The stairwell.  Without it,  I'd have to go outside and use the garden steps just to get from my office to the kitchen.
  • What is your favorite piece of clothing?
    I have a pashmina shawl that I bought (on sale at Costco!) at a friend's suggestion.  It can be folded into a small bundle at the bottom of a big purse,  and is exactly the right thing to have on hand when the airplane or restaurant is freezing.
  • What is your favorite book?
    There have been so many great books in my life,  I couldn't even begin to pick one.
  • What is your current motto and why?
    "Do the math."  Because relying on assumptions and impressions  (worse yet,  someone else's assumptions and impressions) can lead us down the wrong path.  Analyze the facts and consider the consequences.
  • What is your dream job?
    I would absolutely love to get paid for traveling and blogging about it.
  • What's one thing you can't live without?
    Air.  Followed closely by chocolate.
  • Who was the band of your first CD purchase (goin' old school)?
    If you really want to go old school,  think vinyl.  I can't remember the first album I bought,  but it was undoubtedly some band that was very popular when I was in junior high.
  • Favorite TV series?
    This changes with the seasons.  Right now I like The Good Wife and Big Bang Theory.
  • What animal do you think you look/act like?
    I like long naps,  so maybe a cat.  I respond to shiny objects,  so possibly a crow.
In theory, the nominees should have fewer than 3,000 readers. I confess, I don't know how to find out how many readers they have (unless they brag about it on their site). So I am just picking blogs that I perceive as "small" but interesting. No doubt they each have over a million readers and will kindly forgive my misperception. Here are my nominees:
Dear nominees, here are my questions:
  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What do you like best about blogging?
  3. Do you consider it important to post blog articles frequently?
  4. What kinds of blogs do you like to follow?
  5. Have you written a book? If not,  would you like to?
  6. What was the last book you read?
  7. If money were no obstacle,  where would you go on your next vacation?
  8. If you could be famous for something you're not already famous for,  what would it be?
  9. In general, do you think you've learned more from your successes or from your failures?
  10. Seen any good movies lately?
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4 fabulous comments:

  1. Rosemary! I loved reading your answers and finding out more about you - except for which books you love. I'd really love to know that. I am a freak about books.

    The shiny objects and being a crow really, really got me. I hope we one day get to meet you, Rosemary!

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    1. Tammy, I would love to have coffee with you and Black Jack Shellac. If 'm going to be in the area I will definitely let you know.

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  2. I just found my way here, from Speaking of Marriage, and I definitely will be back! :-)

    I'm impressed that you have been blogging for 8 years. Wow! But I guess there is quite a bit to say about marriage! Did you start out blogging on a different site?

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    1. Bethany, thanks for stopping by! I started blogging about other subjects on another site. My old "touring the Valley" blog still exists at http://www.touringthevalley.org/ but I haven't been updating it with much frequency.

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