April showers have brought a garden full of so much more than flowers. Like many of you, I was showered with challenges to push my social media reach and continue to poem daily. Robert Lee Brewer has sown far more than he could have anticipated. As a result, I continue to push through new ground.
Suddenly I have ‘met’ across the continents a wide spectrum of bloggers covering topics from personal health crises to travel to the daily challenges of staying home with young children to highly successful published authors sharing writing advice from their journeys … I have discovered which media are more compatible with my needs and abilities. And more. So much more that it is hard to know what to focus on at any given time.
Fortunately, time will get me there. Meanwhile, I have been honored with nomination for the Liebster Blog – a neat way to introduce new bloggers. Many thanks to Bonnie Vesley and her informative and complete discussion of our recent media challenge.
The Liebster Blog requirements:
1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Let your nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites.
4. Add the award image to your site.
Ever a new challenge – to select just five blogs!!! – but I’ve done it. And here they are:
Margo Roby’s “Wordgathering” This blog is richly informative, fairly new, and completely inspires me to see how mature a blog/site can become in a short time.
Mary Pfeiffer’s “Bite Size Chunks” Not only do I identify with her mission of story-telling for posterity; I was immediately drawn by ‘recharge, savor, meander,’ and her focus on great memoir advice.
Kris Swanguarin’s “Milk of Moonlight” His background is eclectic, his use of language beautiful and refreshing, and his focus on accessible poetry greatly appreciated. I also love his header photo.
Joy Weese Moll’s “Joy’s Book Blog.” She has already introduced me to books I would never have heard about. I especially appreciate her personal take on reviews by adding ‘thoughts’ and ‘appeal.’
Jeannine Everett’s “Moby Joe Cafe.” Another blogger like myself finding new direction at midlife. I particularly appreciate her authenticity and humor in telling difficult but necessary truths.
Sow it forward and reap. This spring is fertile ground, indeed.
I’m still making my rounds – just now catching up on the FB MNINB posts which brought me here :-), as I still haven’t made it through the blog list yet. I’m really overwhelmed. I love your blog though! And your poetry. I don’t know how you guys did both the APC AND the poetry challenge. I applaud you all!
Lynn, thanks for your kind words. I haven’t really started working through the list – it’s been quite haphazard. Looking forward to following and interacting with greater ease now that the initial pressure is lifted. To blogging and writing, as well 🙂 Soon.
Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m honored. I wrote my post today: Liebster Blog Award.
My pleasure, Joy. I like your post, widening the community further and teaching us something in the process!