Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Liebester award

So, I never win anything! ....ever!....I think it has to do with the fact that I don't enter anything...haha but I was pleasantly surprised by a comment left on a blog post....it read....
“You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award”
Well that sounds kind of fancy - I wonder what the prize is? A weekend getaway perhaps? That would be lovely...but no...I immediately went t o the link and this award is basically this -

Liebster is a German word meaning “sweetest, nicest, kindest, dearest, beloved, etc.” The Liebster Award is given to promote love, encouragement, and recognition for new blogs.
She is apparently a super mom, who waters dry places with her words and passion for God.
As I discovered, there is no behind-closed-doors voting process that goes on to be nominated. This is a gesture from one blogger to another blogger (who has also been nominated) to acknowledge the good work they see you’ve been doing on your blog.
But it doesn’t end there. You can’t just say thanks, grab your button, and run. You have homework to do!
I chose to follow most of the “Official Rules of the Liebster Award”, which you can read at http://wording.well.com.
The rules are as follows:
  1. Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in your post.
  3. Nominate 5-10 (or 11. I don’t know where this odd number came from) other bloggers with 200 or less followers. (This is the hard part, because not every blogger has this information visible on their site. I say, do the best you can with this rule. Who needs the added stress?).
  4. Answer the questions of your nominator and then ask 10 (or 11) of your own for your nominees.
  5. Include 10 (or 11) random facts about yourself that your readers might not know about you. This is optional.
  6. Notify your nominees via a comment on their blog.

1. What is the best thing about blogging for you? 
The best thing is that I get a chance to just write out the things that are swirling around in my mind and heart. Many times, I discover things when I write that affects my thinking from then on. 
2. What do you find the hardest about blogging?
Marketing, Marketing and Marketing
3. Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow?
I do not have a garden, I have a pot...haha, where I have since stuck an escallion plant in. Let's see where it takes me.
4. Do you have any pets or take care of any animals?
I have no pets or take care of animals.
5. What is your favorite chocolate dessert? I know. How can you possibly choose just one, right? (But if you don't like chocolate(?!), then what is your favorite dessert).
I'm not really a fan of chocolate per say - I like white chocolate, which isn't really chocolate is it? I love cheesecake!
6. What is something that drives you crazy?
Hmmm....I don't know...
7. Where in the world would you love to visit?
Everywhere...but for some reason Hong Kong has always been on the top of the list.
8. In the morning, is it coffee, tea, or neither?
9. What is your favorite season and why?
I live in Jamaica! It's summer all year round- that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
10. What are you afraid of?
I think I'm afraid of not living out my purpose.
11. And now for an extra-credit question: What have you always wished you could do?

Sing - like Celine Dion kind of singing.
10 random facts about me!

  1. I would eat ice cream or breakfast- in fact- I have
  2. I have been trying to read 1 book for in excess of 10 years. I never got past the first chapter
  3. I like tulips
  4. I have a favourite colour but you would never find me wearing it
  5. I practiced writing with my left hand for a while; it doesn't look half bad either.
  6. I find this task quite hard - I realize, we rarely just sit and think about ourselves
  7. I'm not afraid of lizards
  8. I have no grandparents
  9. I do not like my feet
  10. I am not a fan of creamy fruits like sweetsop

Now here are my nominees:

  1. Jaime at http://youresewtrendy.blogspot.com/ Seeking God in all I do
  2. Kathy at http://www.holyvacationqueen.com/ Adventures in everyday Holiness
  3. Anika Jones at http://livingforlater.com/  Christian Family values
  4. Jane at http://www.imaginegreatliving.com/ A lifestyle blog
  5. Kendra at http://www.kendrabroekhuis.com/Grace and Peace

I don't get a chance to read a ton of blog, but these I do read and enjoy. I hope you will check them out and be blessed.

Now for the fun part...This is your mission should you choose to accept it...answer my questions for you

  1. What activity do you do that makes you forget time and space?
  2. What is your all time favourite movie?
  3. Do you dance in public when you hear your favourite song?
  4. Whose music are you listening to right now?
  5. When Jesus called, did he say your name?
  6. What 3 things make you happiest?
  7. Have you ever visited Jamaica?
  8. What is the best writing tip you have ever received?
  9. If you knew blogging would be this hard, would you still do it?
  10. Are you ridiculously happy ?
That's it
Tag - you're it. 
Apparently, you are under no obligation to accept this nom, but like all the Hollywood people say - Oh, it's such an honour to be nominated! Now ..... if I only knew what was the prize :)



  1. Hello sweet Tanya. Thank you for doing such a good job answering my questions. It's fun learning a little more about each other, isn't it? I am so thankful to God for this tiny corner of the internet that we can uplift and encourage our sisters in Christ.
    ( If you remove the "s" in the HTTPS in my link, it will be clickable for others. I'm just learning all this myself.:-))
    Oh, and by the way, I LOVE cheesecake!
    Blessings to you.

    1. Oh you are welcome, it is indeed nice to fellowship without others outside of our own small corners..I removed the 's' and I just added in a link but somehow the text didn't change colour but it is still clickable...I don't know if its my PC or not. I will be sure to check out the blogs you nominated and I hope the ones I did take up the challenge. Thanks again for the support and I'll be sure to visit your corner on the internet soon!

  2. Wow! That you would think of me, lady, so sweet. I have so enjoyed your blog and all of our conversations. Great to meet other believers that we can share our hearts with. Many blessings friend.

    1. Oh you are welcome Jaime, of course I would think of you, i have piles of laundry, and they will be washed soon - just like my sins - but each day I hope to be more like Jesus...

  3. Hi Tanya, thank you for nominating me. I was not familiar with this award but this is truly an honor. I plan to respond to your questions and nominate others. Your blog has been a blessing to me so continue to type away!

    1. I hadn't the slightest idea about it either Anika but it was a pleasant surprise. Thank you for your encouragement and for the wisdom that you also share, looking forward to your answers.