I’ve always found it difficult to make friends – not because I don’t want them, although it probably seems that way. I tend not to contact potential friends because I’m sure those people don’t need or want me.
Online friends are easier to make, although the same doubts can appear here, too. When online friends become offline friends too, that’s wonderful. Such friends have the advantage of being able to see inside my head, as it were. Gill is one of those, and I’ll always be thankful that I rediscovered her online.
So I was delighted when I received the Liebster Award from Rosalind Adam.
Everyone says Liebster means “friend” in German, but I studied German and remember that friend is Freund. Liebster has to be connected to love. When I looked it up, I found: sweetheart, beloved person, darling. I’m not sure that’s exactly what’s meant here, so I’m taking it to mean a special friend.
The rules for this award vary from blog to blog. I chose these:
The Liebster Award is meant to connect us even more and spotlight new bloggers who have less than 200 followers – but hopefully not for long. The rules are:
1.Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2.Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3.Post the award on your blog.
4.Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet – other writers.
5.And best of all – have fun and spread the karma!
Actually the 200-followers thing only makes sense for blogs that display the followers and aren’t on WordPress so my list is only a guess:
- Catherine Walter at My New Notebook. I actually met her in London last year and enjoyed our meeting very much.
- Cat at Catdownunder, who lives on the other side of the world. I would love to go there one day…
- Rosa at A Farewell to Horizontal Stripes, who has the gift of being able to laugh at life’s tribulations.
- Jo at gapyearsthebook, who is over the hill. And approaching the next.
- Jean Davison at Jean’s Journal, who needs cheering up.
Do visit them all. And many thanks to all my friends. I love you all.