Liebster is a German word that literally translates to “dearest”, “favorite”, and “beloved”. By giving this award, one blogger says to another, “This is a favorite and beloved blog.” I am honored to receive it, knowing that I am “dear”, “favored”, and “loved” by other bloggers. (At least one other!). Also, it is only awarded to blogs with under 200 subscribers. I refuse to throw numbers, but I assure you that I am eligible.
I have seen others receive this award, and was elated with their success. It really is an incredible privilege to be among the others that proudly display this badge.
The rules of this award are more simple than others.
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. “done”
Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
- Pick (up to) 5 other blogs who fit within the award parameters (less than 200 followers).
- Inform them that you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Post the award on your blog.
Now, (insert fanfare), I’d like to introduce a few older and newer blogs that I enjoy.
A Taxi Dog Diary
TD, as I affectionately refer to him, writes about his life after stroke, aphasia, bipolar disorder, politics, marriage, and a variety of other topics. He always has interesting topics and incredible ideas, though he is challenged with the act of writing. His struggle is admirable, and his words are often thought provoking. He is more than deserving of this award.
I Was Just Thinking…
Written by Ruby Tuesday, who has become a wonderful friend to me. Ruby shares her experience with a variety of mental health challenges insightfully and eloquently. Her words are powerful, and emotionally riveting. She and her blog are possibly the most deserving of this award!
Manic Monday focuses on life in the professional world with bipolar disorder and physical maladies. She documents her struggle and her experience with work, surgeries, and mental health. (Among other things). Manic Monday is one of the few blogs that explore life in the work place with special mental and physical health concerns.
A Canvas of Minds
This blog is a collaborative for mental health bloggers to address disorder, how disorder affects our lives, symptoms, and treatments. It promotes honesty, mental health education and awareness, and advocacy in the effort to reduce and / or eliminate stigma. The efforts alone are worth the award.
Ending the Stigma
Ending the Stigma is also a collaborative blog aimed at dialogue about mental health topics, focused into exploring mental health topics to use a collective voice in helps of ending the stigma. I commend this group of bloggers for their dedication to the cause and the mental health community at large.
I am thrilled and flattered by this award. I hope that I can inspire the same emotions in others by showing them that are beloved by me. Don’t fret if you were not included on this list. I am limited by five. Believe me, I could go on all day!
Again, thank you, fracturedangel!