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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.







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A Blogger Award for A Writer’s Playground?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 5, 2012

“A Blogger Award For ‘A Writer’s Playground?'” by Linda Martin Andersen

YES!  A blogger award and here it is…


 “A Writer’s Playground”

A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly   calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

 *Applause!  How could this be?

Last night I got a surprise as unexpected as seeing a life-sized cow dressed in an Airborne uniform with a parachute over its head.  (See post on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012)  I  got a blogger award.  It’s called the Liebster Award.  Thank you very much, Jean Matthew Hall, for recognizing me with this award.  Check out her blog called “Encouraging Words for Writers” at http://www.jeanmatthewhallwords.blogspot.com/

Now, it’s my turn to recognize some fellow blogger friends.  As some of you may have noticed, I listed a few blogs on my home page that I think kids, parents, and teachers would enjoy.  Here are five of the ones from my blogroll that I’d like present with the Liebster Award.


1. Carol Baldwin at www.carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com (reviews middle grade novels and posts writing tips from classes she teaches.  She has a published writing guide available.  Check her site)

2. Joyce Hostetter at www.joycemoyerhostetter.blogspot.com (reviews middle grade novels, tells about her writing journey and author visits where she discusses her published historical novels.  Check her site for details.)

3.Gretchen Griffith at www.gretchengriffith.blogspot.com (debut author of Lessons Learned who posts stories from school days from 1940s-1960s at Pilot Mountain School in rural North Carolina.  Gretchen has a picture book under contact for publication.  Check her site for details)

4.Joy Acey at www.joyacey.blogspot.com (posts a poem daily and encourages kids to write poems too.  Two of Joy’s poems were recently published in an anthology.  Check her site for details.)

5. Joan Edwards at www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com  (encourages her readers to never give up.  She’s a published author/illustrator of a picture book about a duck who never gives up.  She has an elder care guide under contract for publication.  Check her site for details.)

*Applause!  Now, I’d like to ask these bloggers to please pass the LIEBSTER AWARD to other bloggers. Please note that more than one version of the rules is posted on the internet.  This version contains less rules:

1.  Thank your Liebster Award presenter and link back to his/her blog.

2. Copy and paste the Liebster Award onto your blog.

3.  Present the award to 5 more bloggers with fewer than 200 (300-some sources).

4.  Notify bloggers of their award.  Have fun!

What an honor to be included in this recognition.  I hope those who receive this award as just as delighted as I was.

Thank you for joining us at “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend.

Copyright © 2012 Linda Martin Andersen

Next up:  Meet Laura Reeves, an art teacher who encourages creativity–

September 10, 2012


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