As you may or may not know, I am a new blogger. Very new. I am working hard at navigating the blogosphere and finding my way around this new world. I can honestly tell you that it’s not what I thought. It’s so much more!
Last week, I connected with another blogger who is also a mom to boys. Her name is Melissa and her blog is Posh Nails. She has been very welcoming and supportive. She was so generous that she even gave my blog some attention and love by nominating me for the Liebster Award.
The Liebster Award is an award given by blogger to bloggers to show support and admiration for what we do.
The thought behind it, or the rules so to speak, is that you shine some attention and light on another blog and then they have to pay it forward or pass it on. I suppose it could be interpreted as a blogging version of the chain letter. Remember those?
I was thrilled to receive the award, to be recognized and thought of. It made me happy. Until I realized I had to nominate 11 new bloggers.
Remember, I just started this. I have no idea who new bloggers are or even how to find them. I’ve been sitting at this laptop for three hours now and I have gotten no where. NO.WHERE.
I mean, I know how to search, but I end up on blogs that aren’t new, who have more than 200 followers (the nominated blogs have to have less than 200 followers), and I spiral into a black hole of reading other people’s words (which is a GREAT thing, except that’s not what I am supposed to be doing right now).
I don’t want to not acknowledge the award, but I don’t have the means to fully play by the rules just yet.
Maybe I’ll table it and revisit in a month when I am more versed in this world and have more connections.
So, Melissa…thank you! I promise I appreciate your thoughtfulness and I will do my best to repay the kindness.