I hope my regular readers don’t mind my forgoing my weekly post to pass along a little love to my fellow bloggers because I’ve got The Liebster Blog bug. So if you have a little free time check out some of my favorite blogs and if you like them follow and help build their readership. If you’ve ventured to my blog because of the following links, please peruse at your leisure, and I hope you enjoy it enough to follow. I’ll be back to regular bizarre, gothic, and magical historical fiction posts next week.
What in the World is The Liebster Blog Award?
The Liebster Blog Award is believed to have originated in Germany. Depending on who you ask, Liebster means love, favorite, or dearest. The idea is to showcase blogs with less than 200/300 followers (amount depending on who you ask).
The blogger who nominates you posts your blog on their blog, thereby sharing their readers and when you nominate others, you are getting the attention of their readers. It works too. My nomination lead to a record number of page views for my blog in the first week.
Feel free to research this, if you feel nervous. I know I did because having a stranger claim to award you something, screams scam, but I researched it and found this is the case. It’s just an attempt for bloggers to virally help out other bloggers.
Here are the rules:
- Choose five blogs that have less than 300 followers to showcase on your blog and inform them via the comment sections of their blogs.
- Post the award and list the bloggers you’ve nominated in a blog post on your blog as I’ve done here, explaining what in the world The Liebster Blog Award is.
- Showcase and thank the blogger who nominated you on your post by listing their blog.
And The Nominees Are:
The following blogs were chosen because I personally follow them for their quality and because I personally found them interesting, fun, and useful. Check them out!
Foes of Reality – Authors Steven M. Long, Dan Berger, and Miranda Weingartner’s science fiction and fantasy review blog. If you like the fantasy and magic in my blog then you will love this blog, which is really well done. It’s growing fast, so hitch on quick for a fantastical ride and if you really want a treat, make sure to check out each author’s writings here - these authors have some pretty wild and fun stories.
Democracy Sometimes –Activism, cultural criticism, feminism, reflections on state of the left, queer issues, Palestine, dealing with breast cancer, and the occasional random thought of Author Kate Raphael. This author’s upcoming title Murder Under the Bridge is a fresh and amazing story about a Palestinian female detective. Much of this author’s novels were influenced by her own experiences in an Israeli immigration prison!
One Finger Typing – California author Steve Masover’s ideas, meditations, and rants on books writing, culture, technology, and politics. If you love Cali and its lesser known landscapes, check out his short stories and particularly the creepy Martin’s Pond available for free on Smashwords.
Writing Women’sHistory – Nonfiction author Jennifer Newby’s blog about the experiences of women in history. This blog is great for women’s historical research, which as a women’s historical fiction author, I do a lot of, and am always on the lookout for great resources.
Historical FictionNotebook – A place for history, historical fiction, and other random reads. This is a great blog for reviews and information about historical fiction. This blogger even gets review copies direct from authors so she’s got some great stuff to check out.
I hope my regular readership enjoys these blogs and I wish all my fellow blogger luck in building our readership up past that golden number.