The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers or those with less than 200 followers. It’s a way of promoting your own blog, other people’s blogs, and support the blogging community. Which I find absolutely amazing!

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This morning, as my husband drove me to work, I got a surprise in my inbox.

I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the wonderful A.M. Bradley at Akaluv https://ambradleyblog.wordpress.com/. Thank you for thinking of me!

A.M. Bradley was one of the first bloggers that I had stumbled upon after joining wordpress. She described herself as an amateur author, though I disagree because she has fans of her work and she publishes her stories online! She is no amateur when it comes to writing, especially since she is certified in Creative Writing. Her stories involve fantasy, action, romance, and mature content.

As, I already mentioned, she was one of the first bloggers that I have stumbled upon. I really like that she posted two stories, broken down my chapters, was open to constructive feedback, and that she created illustrations! I love it when authors post illustrations that depict events or characters from their short stories, novellas, and novels. The first story that I clicked of hers was “Love for an Angel,”and the second was “Clash of Tides.” I absolutely adore the world that she has created in “Clash of Tides”and highly recommend it! I am still reading it and didn’t get to meet all of the characters, but I’m looking forward to the experience. So, if you would like to read a novel online… especially one that involves mermaids, visit Akaluv’s blog! Again, the link is: https://ambradleyblog.wordpress.com/.


The Liebster Award rules for 2016:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.  Images you can use for your 2016 Liebster Award can be found at http://theglobalaussie.com/the-official-rules-of-the-liebster-award-2016/ .
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Answer your nominator’s questions.
  • Give 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • Create 11 questions for your own nominees to answer.
  • Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

A.M. Bradley’s Questions:

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  2. What is the main topic of your blog?
  3. What are your goals and aspirations?
  4. What would you like to be doing five years from now?
  5. What was the happiest moment of your life?
  6. How do you feel about the future?
  7. What advice would you give to other bloggers?
  8. What are you passionate about?
  9. What are some of your hobbies?
  10. If you could have one thing, what would it be?
  11. What is the best way to spend your day?

My answers to her questions:

1. Why did you decide to start blogging?

Other bloggers and authors. When I was researching marketing techniques for promoting my novel (s), most online articles and bloggers have suggested that authors cannot succeed without a blog… so here I am with a new blog… a total newbie if you will blogging about stuff other than just about my novels.

2. What is the main topic of your blog?

Those the title of my blog, “Where Dragons Reside,”could be misleading, in a way my main topic of my blog are dragons. I adore dragons and have them appear in my writing in different forms. Though, since I cannot just blog about my favorite dragons (Villam, Ri, and Ra), I tend to blog about book reviews, writing tips, and about my beautiful cats. You may be able to find some random posts because sometimes being random brings out the creativity in me.

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3. What are your goals and aspirations?

I would really love to earn a phD in Geography in the next few years and of course continue sharing my stories with the world.

4. What would you like to be doing five years from now?

Five years from now, I would love to live in a house with a big back yard. It also wouldn’t hurt to have my phD and have my trilogy complete and published!

5. What was the happiest moment of your life?

It was when my family have been reunited after years of being apart.

6. How do you feel about the future?

It is full of possibilities! Bring it on!

7. What advice would you give to other bloggers?

Don’t force yourself to blog everyday, only blog when you want to share something with others.

8. What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my family, my writing, and dance. I have been a dancer my whole life and when I hear music (wherever I may be – example – store), I break out in dance. I don’t let weird looks stop me from enjoying myself because all of us have one life to live so let’s live it to the fullest.

9. What are some of your hobbies?

Needlework, dancing, and writing. Need I say more?

10. If you could have one thing, what would it be?

Health for my entire family. That would make me very happy.

11. What is the best way to spend your day?

With a coffee in my hand, at a bookstore, writing my next novel or people watching. After that, a nice dinner with my family and watch a family movie.


Ten Random Facts About Me:

  1. I’ve been told that I am an Angel that has her halo stuck being the devil horns.
  2. People have called me Garfield because I love lasagna… maybe too much.
  3. I hate gum! Get it away from me!
  4. I enjoy watching live sunflowers, they calm me down and make think that the world is beautiful.
  5. If you talk to me about music, I blank out. I don’t know any bands or musicians and tend to listen to radio, my boss’s playlist, or husband’s playlist without really caring who is the singer.
  6.  Coffee ice cream is the key to my heart.
  7. I like re watching old cartoons like The Flintstones, Totally Spies, and Tom & Jerry. I just love the cartoons of the 90s and early 2000…
  8. I wish that I knew how to turn myself into a dragon.
  9. I can’t ride a bike, never really learned and don’t care what people think about that. I rather walk.
  10. My go to shows for when my day does not go well are Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Xena the Warrior Princess.

My Nominations 

https://ambradleyblog.wordpress.com/ – I know that she nominated me, but seriously she is the first person that I thought of.

https://lisalancaster.wordpress.com/

https://thebookshelfblog.wordpress.com/

https://theothersideofcountingtoten.wordpress.com/

https://thesarahdoughty.wordpress.com/

I wanted to add more people, but I couldn’t see everyone’s followers =(


My Questions:

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  2. What is the main topic of your blog?
  3. Before wordpress, did you have another blog?
  4. Who is your favorite author and why?
  5. What was the happiest moment of your life?
  6. What is the silliest thing that you blogged about?
  7. What advice would you give to other bloggers?
  8. What was your favorite game when you were a child?
  9. What are some of your hobbies?
  10. If you could have one thing, what would it be?
  11. Who is the person that inspired you the most?

I would like to thank A.M. Bradley again for nominating me!!!!


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8 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Thanks so much for thinking about me^^ I will answer your questions in my next blog post. Ahhhh!! I feel so honored that you enjoy Clash of Tides!! When I first started that story, I wrote it just for fun. I had no idea that so many people would like it^^

    Noooo!! I am an amateur writer but I’m so happy you think otherwise. It really makes me smile.
    Dragons are love^^ I love dragons, too.

    Oh, you want to get your Ph.D.? I know you can do it!!

    A house with big back yard sounds nice ^__^

    Yes! I couldn’t agree more, “Live life to the fullest.” Dance away and have fun =)

    I loved the, wish I knew how to turn myself into a dragon. I’ve thought about that so many times growing up. At least with mermaiding, I can be a mermaid now 😛

    Thanks so much for filling this out. It was nice getting to learn more about you, and to find another dragon lover.

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  2. Thanks for nominating me! I accept but it might be a week or so until I get it up there! This could be my last Liebstrr award but I do love doing them so! It gives me a chance to share things about myself that normally would come out in my posts! Great questions and I totally agree book shop and coffee = bliss!

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