Liebster award nominee – who me?

What is the Liebster Award?

It is awarded by one person to their ten favorite up and coming blogs (up and coming as a blog with under 200 followers).  It’s a way to pass on some blogging encouragement and expand your blogging neighborhood.

Thanks Jenn from The Verve Curve for sending the Leibster award my way!!!  This process has been lots of fun and a great way to find good blogs to follow.

My answers to Jenn’s 10 questions are posted at the bottom of this page.

It was so fun to read Jen’s answers to her questions 🙂 Now I know a little bit about the person who nominated me for this award!  We both love turquoise, iPhones over Android, and her choice of exercise is walking!!!  Her blogs title and layout look superb.  Go take a stroll over to Jennosphere’s land 🙂

The rules of Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
  • Jennosphere blog who nominated me 😉
  • Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer (below)
  • Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them


Questions to my 10 Leibster nominees.  Congrats & Happy Blogging!

1. What was your favorite book as a child and why?

2. Has a song ever made you cry?

3. Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds?

4. Are you a good dancer?

5. Do you consider yourself a spender or a saver?

6. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

7. Do you recall your dreams?

8. Do you like your handwriting?

9. If you were a crayon what color would you be?

10. Are you sarcastic very much?

My 10 questions from Jennosphere answered:

Q)  What was your first thought when you realized you had been nominated for the Liebster award?

A)  I was super excited and all smiles 🙂

Q)  Who was your best friend when you were a child?

A)  Love this question!  My best friend is still my best friend today.  We have known each other since we were 4 years old.  We were born 10 days apart and have always had a very special connection.

Recently, we had a wonderful visit together with her newborn baby.  After 6 years of almost no contact 😦 we just picked right up where we left off!  We talked non stop for 6 hours 🙂 Great visit and hopefully we won’t wait 6 years again!

Q)  If you were a chair ~ what kind of chair would you be.

A)  A rocking chair – they are so soothing and I loved having one when my kids were babies.

Q)  Are you a goal driven person or are you a process oriented person?

A)  I would say goal.  This would be why Zero to Hero blogging resonated with me.  Small goals every day 🙂

Q)  You have lost your car keys where would you look first?

A)  In my car.  I’ve locked them in my car before (3 times I think).  Now I have OnStar to unlock my car for me 🙂

Q) Do you use affirmations? do you have one you would like to share?

A)  YES, I am walking on my path of grace and ease.  Also, for blogging I say – one post at a time, just one post, just one post.

Q)  In one sentence describe your perfect day.

A)  A quiet day to walk, take pictures, stop at the local bakery for lunch, journal, and take a yoga class.

Q)  If you could go back to any age just for a week what age would you chose?

A)  21 – No not because I was a party animal…We were just married and we lived in front of a private pool.  I love to swim for leisure fun 🙂 It would be nice to go back for one week in the summer!

Q)  Are you a morning person or do you like to stay up late?

A)  Morning person 🙂 I have learned that my days are better if I start the day out earlier.  On occasion I sleep in an extra hour or two.

Q)  Can you finish this sentence please?


Drumroll please ~ My Liebster award nominees

 If interested, please answer my 10 questions ~ link back to me so I can read your post!


Patty Ryan Lee


Father at 54

Linking loops

Clearing skies 97





16 thoughts on “Liebster award nominee – who me?

  1. Dear LCSoup. Please accept my apologies. I do not know how to make a link back for you. Here, in the Healing Garden, we are pleased with our award and gratefully send you the first part of our assignment.

    3. Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds?
    A. Please see my Appeal to the Awards Committee, below.

    Dear Liebster Awards Committee.

    Please excuse my difficulty answering Question 3: Would you rather have the power to be invisible or the power to read minds? As a Healing Garden gardener who has visited a vegetative state, reading minds (in my opinion), is not so difficult. Most minds, most of the time, are occupied with trivial things. A mind momentarily occupied with love and creative inspiration is not necessarily a quiet read.

    Those locked inside with communicative disabilities – even in our society of instantaneous digital miracles – are invisible. In this regard, people like me are intended to be invisible, yet read everybody else’s mind at the same time. This is called, “Making Disabled Look Easy.”

    With a small sense of irony, please accept this request for reasonable accommodations to amend the Question 3: As an invisible mind reader what gives you the greatest fulfillment? A. Tending the Healing Garden.

    In advance, thank you for your understanding. I am grateful to apply for this award on behalf of the Healing Garden. – The Healing Garden gardener

    • Thanks so very much for participating! If you would like to learn how to create a link to words in your post. I’m sure I could find some easy instructions 😉 for you.

      • Soup. Encouragement makes all the difference. As you seem to know. For some of us, the rules of social engagement are natural and common sense. For some of us like the Healing Garden gardener, rules of social engagement are a carefully constructed code. Because it is overwhelming. Step one. What are the rules for making a link? Is linking responsibly linking as many as possible? Or about strengthening natural patterns? Does one ask before inviting everybody else to a party at their house? Step two. Figure out how to make a link. I am going to experiment with this portion and see how far I get on my own. Step three. Blend in with everybody else as a normal link in a strong chain. – The Healing Garden gardener

      • Got it! 🙂 Today, we have learned to make a link. Thank you very much. Honestly and truly, what are roughly the rules of etiquette for making a link. Is this something you do only when asked? – The Healing Garden gardener

      • I think most bloggers like being noticed for all the time and effort, but you are correct that some would want you to ask first. So for online social etiquette I would say – yes, link when asked and if you love someone else’s blog 1st, ask first. 😉

    • The Liebster Award is an exercise well worth the effort. Stretches the imagination. Challenges new technical skills. Gives focus to purpose. Thank you again for including us. – The Healing Garden gardener

  2. Hi there! Thanks so much for this nomination! It’s overwhelming, coz now I too have to practice linking… I will also be looking through blogs for nominees – I have a few ideas about this and am excited to share… Time to get cracking!!

  3. @clearing skies – So happy you decided to join in on the blogging pass it forward fun!!! Feel free to post your link on this page to your post so I can check it out 😉

    @healing garden zero to hero day 12 talks about pingbacks and linking and apparently most bloggers like links 😉 I’m not asking before hand and I’ve received all positive comments so far.

    Linking info:
    Pingback Info:

    • Hi Soup. These links are helpful for me, too. Especially the Pingback infor, which links to an introduction about blogging I found useful. Thanks – The Healing Garden gardener

      • Hi Soup. Some things take multiple repetitions for me to learn clearly. I get a piece, then another piece and the puzzle becomes clearer. I might try to work the whole puzzle prematurely. That is part of vulnerable. Learning maths at college was like this. Now, much later, learning WordPress helps me remember that everybody else does not get ‘it’ (or get met) on the first take. I don’t. It is difficult for me to learn when a pingback is something I want attached to my blogging space. Patience you’d think a Healing Garden gardener would have tons of, is sometimes in short supply. A gardener’s clock is not always recorded by days of the month, but by the progression of life.

        As I am wondering if my Liebster Nominees will get beyond my foolish questions, or perhaps their ideas that the Award is a scam-like activity. To the best of my inquiry it is not. There was good work involved for me. As a gardener, work well done is not ever a waste. At the same time, among my goals for the Garden and the blog is to maintain a contemplative mind in all my activities. The Liebster has helped me with this, too. Because the gardening goes on, and the blogging goes on. The Liebster is like a plant in the Healing Garden.

        Once the conditions of establishing the Award are fulfilled, a Liebster takes on a life of its own! – The Healing Garden gardener

      • I’m learning constantly on WordPress as well. Sometimes it takes a while to “get” certain concepts. It’s totally user preference if you want to keep ping backs or disable them in your Sertings/Discussion menu from your dashboard. Look at this location at the check box options and that should help a bit more. So glad you enjoyed 😉 the Leibster activity and yes not a scam – although for some reason the SCAM thought didn’t even enter my mind at all about Leibster.

      • During the first month launching garden98110, we received about ten followers. At least half were building a business. I was encouraged to help.The thought does not cross my mind about making money with my blog – how could I make more money, as suggested? I am unable to imagine how it is possible for me to comingle the purpose(s) of my blog with a commercial enterprise.

        No, as we see in the Healing Garden, there are predators in the world. This is their nature. It is fruitless to train a cowbird to act like a robin. Some of us can become more aware, but we cannot adapt the nature of our character. Each creature has mechanisms for sensing the approach of danger. We cultivate this instinct and skill in our children to keep them safe. It seems to me that conflict develops when we can’t ‘switch off’ these mechanisms and cooperate. Cooperation is far more valuable than conflict. Some gardeners are slower to avoid conflict than others.

        Here is the inspiration for nominating a new healing category in the Garden! “Heal those who have forgotten the joy of innocent exploration”. Becoming preoccupied with caution, opportunities for innocent healing and understanding disappear further toward the horizon. – The Healing Garden gardener

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