Thursday, December 22, 2011

Liebster, The Sequel

Shelby over at WOM: Working Mom was sweet enough to give me the Liebster Award--my second. If you haven't already met Shelby, check out her blog if you get the chance. It is full of helpful tips and glimpses of her life as the working mom of two.

According to the "rules" of the award, Liebster is the German word for "beloved" and it's an opportunity to try to bring some attention to bloggers with under 200 hundred followers. As part of the rules, we're supposed to pass the award on to 5 other bloggers whose blogs we love. I chose 5 for  my first Liebster about a month ago and those choices can be found here.

Here are 5 more blogs I've discovered in the past few weeks that I've also come to love:

Is This The Middle?
Buttered Toast Rocks
Life...Minute By Minute
Mark's Work
By Nicole

If you haven't already visited these folks, they're definitely worth the click.

Today marks my fifty-second consecutive day of daily posts (a personal best)* and a big part of what's made those daily writings possible is the daily reading I've been doing. There's a tremendous amount of inspiration and support to be found among the wildly eclectic and talented group of people who have set up shop on this little corner of the internet--and maybe the internet doesn't really have corners, and maybe I'm just a little giddy from too much raw cookie dough and molten fudge, but I'm really grateful for the ever-growing community I find myself a part of.

*I mention this for two reasons. First, no one is more surprised than I am that I have somehow come here with something (not much some days, but something) to say for 52 days in a row. Second, I expect to drop that particular ball any minute now so I'm trying to fully revel in it while I've got the chance. Thanks for your patience.


  1. Oh, wow. Thanks so much, Masked Mom. I was having a tough day and this is really kind of you. Don't know if you are a hugger, but I'm sending you a big one!
    Glad we found each other in the blogosphere!

  2. Masked Mom - I feel exactly the same way! I honestly feel really blessed to have found this little community of awesome people who also happen to blog. Thanks for the shout out! (and I totally relate to the raw cookie dough!)

  3. Thank you so much! I've been grinning pretty much non-stop since I read your comment. What a great way to start my holiday weekend!

  4. Congrats on the 52 days, and another are one on my liebster Blogs as well:) Btw, kudos to you on the featured post!

  5. Thanks! I thought it was hilarious that the featured post was about anthrax. I'll be eagerly awaiting the NEXT FBI visit. :)

  6. I'm wordless (exclamation point) I only learned about blogs in July, and began by posting all of my "Military Madness" stuff. I had no idea what was in store. It was your visiting of Sebtown's site, that got the snowball hurtling down the precipice. I am having "the time of my [literary] life." Thank you so much for the original invite, and now the prestigious award.

  7. Having already been acquainted with Mark and with isthisthemiddle, I knew you had good taste in blogs! I was furhter thrilled to check out the other three and find myself nodding and commenting right along with them - so thank you for the new additions to my reading list!

  8. I agree. I've had such a fun time getting to know our little - and ever expanding - corner of bloggers! Congratulations on the 52 days...although I'm a few days behind on reading so I suspect it may be more :).