Acceptance Speech: The Liebster Award

And the nominee for the Liebster award goes to…The Pages of Paige.

*and the crowd goes wild*

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As you may know, the blogging community is full of supportive writers who generously take the time to encourage, empower, and promote other aspiring bloggers. This award is an opportunity to highlight the great words being shared from all of you talented souls.

December 18, 2017, during my drive home from work, I was stressing my vocal cords singing to Whitney Houston classics (I wouldn’t have done her justice if I wasn’t), as I noticed a new notification from WordPress.

I promise that I waited until I was at a complete stop to check it! But I’ll admit, I was so excited that I literally wanted to leap out of my seatbelt. 

The wonderful Rysie from rysieblog nominated me for the Liebster Award!!

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I am unbelievably flattered and humbled to receive this nomination. Mama, I made it!

Rysie, I want to take this time to thank you, from the bottom of my pumping heart for thinking of me for this nomination. It’s because of writers like you, who take the precious time to notice my passion for sharing stories, that encourage me to hit publish every day.

For those of you who have yet to be blessed by her words, Rysie’s blog shares stories that all of us can relate to, whether it’s how to get studying done with the kids, filling up your Christmas shopping cart, a heartfelt entry about her Pa, or an adventure with her hot husband, you’re guaranteed to laugh, agree, and hold your loved ones a little tighter. Please show my dear friend some love and subscribe to her blog.

Without further adieu, allow me to introduce to you, the Liebster Award.

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So what is the Liebster award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers, whose work they find interesting, to motivate them and promote them as well. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

My favorite blog

So by now, I’m sure that I’ve made it crystal clear that I absolutely adore Damn, Girl. I wrote an entire post about my love and admiration for her here.

But in honor of this award, I’d like to highlight another gem that I’ve been reading along with. Yours Vulnerably, The Naked Writer.

Mac, I’d love to nominate you for the Liebster Award. I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t your first nomination, but if it is, you absolutely deserve all of these accolades. 

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Subscribe to Yours Vulnerably. https://thenakedwriterblog.com

I can promise you two things about Mac: she doesn’t actually write while nude — even though that would be totally courageous — and she lives up to her name by writing from her very most vulnerable place.

Every post that I read leaves me with chills and inspires me to be honest with myself and with all of you about my journey. She is an unbelievably talented writer, storyteller, and is a woman that I would love to meet simply to soak up her wisdom and beautiful aura.

Please take the time to learn more about her, and visit a few of my favorite posts. Don’t forget to show her some love and follow her journey by subscribing to the blog and following her social channels!

 


 10 random facts about me

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01. I hate chocolate. Go ahead, judge me. I still won’t eat it.

02. I’d lived in 5 different states all before I turned 18.

03. I sleep like a rock.

04. I have two tattoos.

05. I love potatoes so much that I wish I could be one.

06. Yes, my hair is real.

07. I’m a people pleaser and I’m sensitive. Bad combo huh?

08. I’m the friend who’s always late. Sorry y’all.

09. My favorite color is yellow.

10. I’m a Virgo.

My nominees

#Panic 

My goodness guys, you must visit this blog. As a blogger in Canada, #Panic shares vulnerable stories about her daily battles with an old arch-rival — anxiety. Her words will blow you away and her stories may leave you speechless but don’t just take my word for it. Go see for yourself!

On The Way to the Barre

I would love to introduce you all to Sarah. She has been one of the most encouraging readers that I’ve had since I got this blog off of the floor so I won’t feel complete without mentioning her on this list. She is a dancer, actor, and even directs operas (super talented right?). She has the gift of making her words leap off of the page — ha! See what I did there? Sarah also loves a good pun so when you visit her page, be sure to leave her a good one in the comments 🙂

How My Dream Became a Reality

Kassandra is a new mommy blogger who shares endearing stories about love, motherhood, and her precious baby girl, Willow. I love that she is so honest in her writing and isn’t afraid to share how being a mother has changed her life. Join me as I support and empower her on this journey as both a writer and matriarch of her little family ❤

Nicki Paige Design

Nicki and I literally go so far back that I have to count the years on my fingers to double check! She and I went to grade school together, were band geeks together, share a pretty awesome name, and have since moved to opposite ends of the country to pursue our dreams. Don’t tell her that I told you this, but her dream is much more magical than mine. Nicki’s blog beautifully illustrates the happiest day of a couple’s life — their wedding day. Join her as she shares the unique story of each couple and try your best not to fall in love with all of them!

Scribbles & Tostitos

Meet Yaa Yaa. She’s a lifelong writer who started S&T in August 2011. She’s gifted, interesting, honest, and she focuses her writing on self-love — which is honestly, something we all need to be doing a lot more of. I enjoy her because she is such a supportive blogger and reader, and her entries remind me that I am important, worthy of love, and I should treat myself with the care that I show to others. Stop by her page!

Talks with Tati

I recently starting following Tia’s blog and I want to add her to this list because I feel like I’ve gotten to know her through her story. She wants to reach the world with her words so I am honored to help share her story in my little world. She has a powerful story and writes directly from her heart and shoots right from the hip! Let’s keep the circle of blogging love going and help her grow in our blogging community ❤

 

Please take the time to visit each of these lovely bloggers and be sure to keep up with me on my social channels! 

 

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Were you nominated? Congratulations!

Here are the rules:

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and posts a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  • Display the award(image) on your blog.
  • Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here as well.)
  • 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 blog.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Girl, you gonna make me shed a tear on the other side of this screen! TEAR! TEAR! TEAR! This is indeed my first “blog award”… Oh what a beautiful early Christmas gift! Thank You Paige. I’m honored 🙂 I will get to work on my Acceptance Speech!

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    1. Aww, wonderful! I’m so glad to be the first to nominate you for your incredible writing. Merry Christmas sweetie! Thank you for blessing us all with the power of your stories. You deserve every ounce of this award ❤

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      1. Hugs to you ☺️

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  2. Congrats on your award nomination. The acceptance speech was fabulous. I love the idea of bloggers supporting and promoting each other. There is so much good writing out there. I’m off to check out The Naked Writer.

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so honored to have been nominated! Isn’t the concept of this award amazing?! I love that it fosters community and brings us all together. Enjoy The Naked Writer – she’s great!

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  3. OMG first off Congrats Honey!!!! This is so cool!! I’m happy for you!! Second off, I subscribed and followed everyone you mentioned lol Third…. Was this your surprise? You nominated lil’ ol’ me?!? THANK YOU!!! and to think, I was considering giving up on blogging!!!! Thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!!!!

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    1. THANK YOU SUGAR ❤ How incredible is this right?! Yes, this was my surprise for you. You better not give up on me girl! I love your blog and I want the world to see it 🙂 Thank you for just being you and sharing it with the world.

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    2. Thanks hon! I appreciate you. Welcome to the Vulnerabite Family!

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  4. Padmasandhya says:

    Congratulations dear! It’s wonderful how far you’ve come and it truly is very inspiring! Your acceptance speech was a great read!
    Here’s to many more accolades! 🍻

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    1. You are too kind! Thank you so so much. I am absolutely relishing in this moment and I am so humbled (: I’m truly flattered that there are readers who enjoy my stories. Here’s to many more 🍻

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  5. on the level says:

    congratulations to you on this great honor. You deserve it

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    1. I couldn’t have done it without incredibly supportive readers like you (: I appreciate you so much. Thank you!

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  6. Oh my gosh, thank you so much. I just got into the blogging world and don’t have a ton of time to blog regularly, but I do appreciate the nomination. You do a WAY better job at blogging than I could ever. Keep up the killer work Paige, you’re doing amazing over there on the west coast!

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    1. You deserve this sweetheart ❤ I'm so happy to see the incredible young woman that you're becoming. Thank you for the sweet words and I'm wishing all the success to you in your career and on this lovely blog 🙂

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  7. Kazz818 says:

    Paige as I said I can’t thank you enough for your support and I thank you for the nomination! I nominated you even though you’ve already been nominated!! I left questions for my nominees, maybe another blog post topic? Q&A? haha anyways, thank you again! I’ll leave my link here so if you decide on answering the questions they are here for you 🙂
    https://adreambecameareality.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/liebster-award-two-nominations-yay/

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  8. Yaa Yaa says:

    Oh, wow! Thank you, Paige! So, this was the surprise you were up to 😉

    I am incredibly honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award!! Thank you, Paige. You are incredibly thoughtful and sweet.

    Congratulations to you on your award as well! It was well-deserved. You’re awesomely talented and your blog is one of the best I’ve read thus far 🙂

    Now, to begin working on my acceptance speech…

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  9. rysieblog says:

    Fabulous post! Guess who is a Virgo too?? I knew there was a reason I was drawn to you!! Haha!!

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  10. Congrats girl. Way to go.

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  11. toinspireus says:

    Hey Love. Congrats! I think you missed my link somewhere on one of your post where I commented. I love the realness of your blog, I also nominated you on Dec. 23, 2017. Here is the link again http://toinspireus.com/2017/12/23/the-liebster-award-2nd-nomination/

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    1. Oh no! I must have missed it. Thank you so so much for nominating me ❤ you are too sweet. I'll head over to your page now. Happy New Year! Wishing you joy, love, happiness, and personal growth.

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      1. toinspireus says:

        Thanks so much love! Be Inspired.

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  12. Nishita13 says:

    Namaste!
    Thankyou for following my blog- that is what brought me here. 🙂
    I am now heading towards reading all the writers you mentioned above! ❤
    Congratulations and much love. 🙂
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Not a problem at all! I really enjoy your posts 🙂 thank you for checking out my blog and visiting my nominees. Trust me, they are all incredible! Happy New Year sugar!

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      1. Nishita13 says:

        Thankyou so much. 🙂 they are indeed incredible! Happy New Year, lady. ❤️

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