The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award

Thank-you to the Weekly Day for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award.  It takes awhile to do all the things these blog awards require and time is one thing I don’t have a lot of.  I’m not real speedy to respond to award nominations, but little by little I get them done for eventual posting.

I found the rules for this award well researched on Lorraine Reguly’s blog.  Since she’s already done the work on that I won’t need to.  Apparently this award has morphed from something for people with 200 or less followers to something for people with up to 2000.  Not that everyone displays their followers, so I guess just don’t give it to blogs displaying over 2000 followers or blogs you think would probably have more than 2000.

These blog awards usually come with a set of rules.  For this one they are:

1. Link back to the person that nominated you.

2. Answer the questions asked by that blogger.

3. Nominate ten other blogs for this award.

4. Ask ten questions for the people you nominated to answer.

5. Tell your nominees you nominated them.

Posting the award on your blog probably ought to be included there, as that is rather the point of awards.  It is there in some versions of the rules.  Some people post awards in their sidebars.  Others (like me) use an awards page.  There’s quite a variety of images to choose from for this award.


These are the questions the Weekly Day asked of me, and my answers.

1. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

Somewhere in the Caribbean.  I’ve been on a few Caribbean cruises and loved everywhere we’ve stopped in that region.

2. If you had to eat the same food for every meal every day for a month, what would it be? 

Chicken soup with all sorts of veggies and rice, topped with fat-free sour cream and some pineapple so I’d have all the basic food groups covered.

3. Do you watch TV? If you do, what’s your favorite show? If you don’t watch TV, what’s your favorite movie?

I pretty much only watch TV only when someone else turns it on, and movies even less.  I’m at my sister’s house quite a lot and she’s been recording the Game of Thrones series from the start for us to watch together, so that’s my favorite show at the moment.  I did read the books some time ago……still waiting for the next sequel.  Sigh.

4. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

A crow perhaps.  They’re really smart and live a long time.  They aren’t domesticated so they do what they want.  And they can fly.  OK so maybe birds aren’t technically animals, but close enough.

5. Which would you rather be – a bag of trash or a cigarette butt?

If I were a cigarette butt I’d be allergic to myself, so the bag of trash wins.

6. Do you believe that dinosaurs are still at large?

Dinosaurs are everywhere – in movies, books, museums, the imagination of small children, and of course our gas tanks.

7. How many languages do you speak?

Sadly only one.

8. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Both actually.

9. Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible?

Flying definitely.  I’m already invisible.  Just ask any server at a buffet line.  When I get to the front they serve the person behind me.

10. What kinds of people annoy you the most?

Um, annoying people?


These are my nominees.  Why these particular blogs?  They’re the first 10 I got to (in completely random order) out of the blogs I wanted to nominate that I did not see a posting somewhere on their blog proclaiming that they don’t participate in awards.

1. Juliacastorp’s blog

2. Our Adventure In Croatia

3. Isabella Rose Photography

4. Long Life Dogs and Cats

5. The Panama Adventure

6. Keeping Up With Carol

7. It Pays to Know

8. Souphaiphone

9. Trek Ontario

10. Travel Oops

Questions for the Nominees

It would be so much easier if I could just use the same questions the Weekly Day asked me, but that’s not the way this award works so I guess I will have to come up with something else.

1. Where would your dream vacation take you?

2. Is there a particular meal you look forward to having when traveling that you never eat at home?

3. What kind of animal is/was your favorite or most unusual pet?

4. Would you rather skydive or scuba dive?

5. Where would you prefer to go, Las Vegas or Disneyland?

6. If you could choose between meeting your favorite movie star or seeing the last living animal of an endangered species which would you do?

7. Where would you rather live – big city, small town, rural area, farm, or ranch?

8. Would you eat a worm for $100.00?

9. Which form of transportation is the most fun – bicycle, horse, motorcycle, car, train, monorail, bus, ship, or airplane?

10. If you could see the same show as a play, a movie, or on TV, which would you choose?

Alrighty then, that covers everything.  Answers, nominees, and questions.  Nominees don’t have to accept of course, but doing so does create an opportunity to get a link in other blogs where people might find your blog that otherwise wouldn’t have.

About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.
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22 Responses to The Liebster Blog Award

  1. Isabella Rose Photography says:

    Congratulations on your well-deserved award. Thank you, too, for the nomination. Bless you, my friend ♥

  2. stephglaser says:

    Lois! Thank you so much for the honor — I’m thrilled that you like Travel Oops. I enjoy your blog as well since I’ve never taken a cruise and I can travel vicariously through you. I like that you are a traveler and cruisegoer and write your posts from your perspective. I love the instructions on towel animals, too! Thank you again for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Cheers — Steph 🙂

  3. Juan Knows says:

    Your nomination is heart-warming. I’ll come up with my list of 10 great bloggers first and ponder on the questions I’ll ask…I’ll be done with it after Final Exams…Law school is tough! THANK YOU!!!! (^_^)

  4. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    Hey, thanks for the mention, and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Isn’t it nice to be recognized? 🙂

  5. Thank you so much! Not only is it an honor, the questions are very fun and I enjoy checking out the other blogs you recommended.

  6. Congratulations on your award and thank you so very, very much for passing it on my way. I truly do appreciate it. Had a good laugh at some of your answers, especially the invisible one 😀

    • Thanks. That has actually happened to me quite a few times so I can only conclude that at times I am indeed invisible. Perhaps that is why I have such an aversion to buffet lines. If I walk up to an empty counter they see me, if I wait in line they don’t.

  7. munchow says:

    Congratulations with the award. Much deserved!

  8. Chris says:

    I have witnessed the invisibility in buffet lines. I think it was a line for mongolian food when I saw it.

  9. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    Hi! I am leaving this comment because I would like for you to update your Liebster Award post with the correct link. I am going to be deleting my old site (Lorraine Reguly’s Life) and so would really appreciate it if you could update your post with a link to Wording Well. This is my new site, and because I have moved my “old” post to my “new” site, you will be left with a broken link if you don’t change it. I don’t want this to happen! Besides, is still the same post it always was, but the domain name has changed. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but it is to me. The internet is forever – or at least until we change things, so, please, can you change this for me? (Thanks!)

    • OK done. I liked your old blog. Sorry to see it go, but it is yours to do with as you wish.

      • Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

        Lois, I don’t think having two blogs is doing me any good in terms of page rank and so that is why I am going to delete it. Right now there is a redirect in place, but I have moved all my posts over to my new site, so things are still “the same” except for the new look and the fact that my domain is my own.

        What did you like, in particular, about my old site? I’m sure curious… Was it my “personal” stories? Or something else?

        Please be honest; I want to make my new site GREAT. I can only do this if I know what’s lacking…

        • It did have a more personal touch, and the comments box just let you comment with the gravitar, where the new one wants more.

          • Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

            I have been thinking about this a lot lately, as I don’t like being factual all the time. I think I am going to do something about this in my future posts. I might even go back to the True Tales Tuesdays and Featured Fridays posts. (Yeah?)

            I also have disabled CommentLuv and so it should be easier to comment now. Let me know, please.

            Thanks so much for the feedback, Lois. I’ve noticed my comments have dwindled since I moved. This is likely a huge contributing factor!!!

            Does my new comment form look better?

            • Your comment form is much better now. Other than having to say you’re not a spammer, the gravitar puts in the rest of the info so it is just the one box to check and write the comment. Perhaps you will get more comments now. It would be good to add some fun/personal stuff back into your blog, and that also makes more variety for the search engines. You had some interesting stories to share.

            • Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

              Oh thank you so much, Lois, for taking the time to check things out and to hash this out with me.

              Funny thing, I MISS my old blog. I’m going to try to “re-create” it – and the community I worked so hard to build over there.

              Sigh. This whole blogging this is tough to figure out.

              I actually thought I would get more comments with the CommentLuv Plugin because of the last post feature it offers to people. Weird how wrong I was!

              Again, thanks for your feedback. Next week’s post should be more interesting. 😉

            • You’re welcome, and I look forward to next week’s post.

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