While diligently at work a couple of days ago I received an e-mail. “What marketing company so graciously decided to adorn me with their electronic propaganda this morning?“, I initially thought. To my pleasant surprise, it was a WordPress notification e-mail from a blogging buddy of mine named Arindam. We all get them when someone subscribes, comments, or “likes” our posts, along with various other notifications we’ve set up in our profiles; you know what I’m talking about.
I couldn’t imagine why I’d be getting a notification from WordPress considering I’ve taken a brief hiatus from blogging while I pursue a Windows 7 IT certification. I haven’t posted anything since November 21st, so I wasn’t expecting any comments, “likes”, or otherwise. Just out of curiosity, I opened the e-mail and this time, was more pleasantly surprised to learn Arindam had nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.
I immediately visited Arindam’s blog which can be accessed here to learn more about the award and to receive and accept the award “properly”. This is what I’ve gathered:
Purpose of the Award
The Liebster Blog Award is awarded to bloggers who are up and coming throughout the blogging world and have less than 200 followers. This award is meant to motivate and attract more attention to these “young” or “new” blogs by spreading the word to fellow bloggers.
There are three specific rules regarding the acceptance of the Liebster Blog Award.
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
2. Place the Liebster Blog Award photo on your blog.
3. Nominate five blogs of your own which have less than 200 followers that deserve the proper attention.
Satisfying the Acceptance Protocol
1. Arindam has been one of my most frequent visitors. He always takes the time out to visit and leave comments, which is greatly appreciated and motivational for me! You can find Arindam’s blog here. Thanks Arindam!
2. I have posted the Liebster Blog Award on the front page of my blog.
3. Here is a list of my five nominations according to the protocol:
Sweet & Weak – A comical view at every day simple activities & events.
Today’s Dad – A serious and insightful approach to fatherhood.
Bahharvey – A look at the farming life.
Work in Progress – A Marine and his journey through life.
The Confused Graduate – A haphazard blog and well worth the reading.
Unless a specific blog shows the number of subscribers, it’s difficult to estimate the number of subscribers a blogger really has. If I have broken protocol by nominating you despite the fact you have greater than 200 followers, I ask that you nominate someone else who deserves to be recognized.
And lastly, thanks again to Arindam for nominating me for this award!