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The Liebster Award for “A Writer’s Playground”

Posted by lindamartinandersen on June 6, 2015

A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074 “The Liebster Award” for ‘A Writer’s Playground. ‘”  Thanks Kathleen Burkinshaw.   The Liebster Award recognizes new blogs or those with fewer than 200 followers.   Thanks for thinking of me, Kathleen.


The  Liebster Award Guidelines are posted here:  Participation is voluntary.  Announce that you were nominated for the Liebster Award.  Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to his/her blog.  Answer the questions sent.  Nominate 11 or fewer blogs with less than 200 followers. Write 11 questions for the nominees.  Inform them of their nomination.

Thank you again for the nomination, Kathleen (Kathy) Burkinshaw.  I enjoy your blog very much and others will too.  See Kathy’s posts here:   Creating Through the Pain.

Here are my answers to Kathy’s questions:

  1. Favorite color?  Green.
  2. Favorite book?  Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones by Phyllis Root.
  3. Favorite place in the world?  Mountains of NC
  4. Any pets? no longer.
  5. Can you play a musical instrument?  No.
  6. Any hobbies? attending workshops, traveling, making floral arrangements.
  7. Favorite food? Cold boiled shrimp
  8. Tea or coffee?  Coffee
  9. What is one thing you would never part with?  My antique bed
  10. If you write, where is your favorite place to write?  At my desk in our mountain house looking out at the view.
  11. Favorite movie/TV program?  Shawshank Redemption

I chose not to nominate blogs I’ve nominated in the past.  Some of them may be tagged by others I know.  Instead, I chose blogs I have only recently begun following.

I’d like to nominate these blogs for the Liebster Award:

God’s Selfie (blog by Ben and Renee):  https://godselfie.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/water-and-falls/

The Senior Health and Fitness Blog by Steven Siemons:  http://theseniorhealthandfitnessblog.com/2015/03/19/the-myth-of-senior-fitness-its-simply-business-as-usual/

Kimberley Payne:  encouraging moms in fitness, family & faith


Here’s a Core Strength video:

11 Questions for the Writers I Presented the Liebster Award:

1.  What inspired the name of your blog?

2.  What has been your most rewarding writing project so far?

3.  Who encouraged your creative abilities when you were a child?  How?

4.  Where does your creativity fall on a scale between 1 and 10?

5.  Where does your determination to reach your goals fall on a scale between 1 and 10?

6.  Where does your accomplishment of goals fall on a scale between 1 and 10?

7.  What is your favorite adult genre?

8.  Name the last magazine you subscribed to.

9.  Would you rather write by the pool or indoors where it’s air conditioned?  Why?

10.  What’s best about blogging?

11.  Would you rather sleep on one mattress or ten?

I look forward to hearing your responses.

Readers, I hope you’ll visit the blogs honored today with the Liebster Award. 

Thanks for visiting.  Come again soon and bring a friend.  Comments are appreciated.  If you’re under 13 years old, please ask a trusted adult to post for you.







12 Responses to “The Liebster Award for “A Writer’s Playground””

  1. gwen07 said

    A Writer’s Playground; — a wonderful place in which to live and learn. Congrats on the Liebster 🙂

  2. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    It was good to read the statements about you. I’ll bet your favorite place to write in the mountains has a wonderful view.

    It was nice of you to pass on the Liebster Award to interesting blogs you just found.

    Celebrate you.
    Never Give Up

    • Thanks for congratulating me and for saying that you enjoyed the statements I shared. It was my pleasure to pass along some blogs I’ve only recently gotten to know. I hope others will like them as much as I do.

  3. godselfie said

    Congratulations Linda! We are so happy for you! Love and prayers from Ben and Renee.

  4. Oh my goodness, Linda. Has it been four days since you posted your wonderful news about receiving the Liebster Award? Yes, I know it has been. Glad you nominated Kimberley Payne too. 🙂

    • Tracy,
      Time tends to pass too quickly, doesn’t it? I appreciate your wonderful support in oh so many ways. I admire Kimberley Payne’s approach to blogging too. She helps readers take care of themselves–whole body approach. Gotta like that! Keep that great art coming!

  5. Becky Shillington said

    Congratulations, Linda! My favorite place is the mountains, too–one day I hope to have a writing desk with a view like yours!

  6. Kathleen said

    Linda, you are welcome. I love your posts! I had never heard of Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones. Thanks for introducing me to a new book 🙂

    • Kathy,
      Thanks so much for the nice compliment. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog posts. I like the creativity, quick wit, legend-like quality, and exaggeration shown in Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones. I hope you get to read it. It’s just different. May be more popular with adults than children. Not sure.

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