Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Liebster Award

Okay, so after desperately trying to think of an award I'd won in my tag from Rachael, I got nominated for the Liebster award by Hosanna. Thanks so much! I love these kinds of things. I hope you do, too, because I have another tag pending that will be posted soon ;) And also, check out how well this award matches my blog?! I think that's very awesome.


  • Link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer all 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers who have less than a thousand readers 
  • Ask them 11 questions
  • Let them know you've tagged them through social media


1~ Why did you start a blog?

Because I wanted the experience, the challenge, and the network :) (see my first post)

2~ What was the last book you read?

The last book I opened to read some of was To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The last book I finished reading would be Adela Cathcart Volume 1 by George MacDonald.

3~ What is your favorite word that starts with a "t"?

Transcendent is the first one that comes to my mind. I like its sound, spelling, and definition. It also happens to be a characteristic of God :D

4~ Violet or Green?

Oh, heavens, you had to ask. I've mentioned before that my favorite color is purple, so I'd probably have to go with Violet. However, green is my second favorite color, so . . .

5~ What is a country you would love to visit?

A country. How about a couple? I really want to visit a Dutch country, probably the Netherlands (but Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland would all work, too). And Canada. It's close, but colder. And I just learned you don't have to have a passport?!

6~ Who is the most inspirational blog you follow?

Another hard one. Katie's A Writer's Faith is the one that originally captured me and inspired me to write my own blog and connect with others through that medium. And since I am not the most bubbly person, I like that her energy and awesomeness rubs off on me. I mean, I am an INTJ. They're not always the nicest people. ;) Katie is an ENFP. Yep, pretty different. Even our writing styles, but we work really well together!

I follow a handful of blogs now, but I haven't been here long enough to know how much you all will inspire me :) But I would have to say the little I have read of Anne Marie's AM Station has been inspirational.

7~ Do you have a story behind your blog's name?

Not really (my bio pretty much sums it up), but I'll tell you anway. I am left-handed and very proud of it. I also really like to write, which I always draft by typing. And I own a typewriter (it's in my header) that really inspires me :) So I combined all of that to give a little bit of information about myself and what my blog would be about :D

8~ In one word, describe one of your story's main characters (and explain why you picked that word!).

I'm going to go with Gemma Ebworthy, the main character of my WIP. In one word, resilient. Why? Because she comes from difficult circumstances and is headed into a whole different sort and yet, no matter what she goes through, she remains herself and becomes the better for it. (You can read a little more about her on My Writings page.)

9~ What is your favorite time period of history?

I really love the Pilgrim era. I do. And by Pilgrim era, I mean 17th century America. I love the bravery of the people who came to settle in a foreign country all because of their determination to follow God. And I would really like to meet Priscilla Mullins and know what happened to the Roanoke Colony :)

Otherwise, early 20th century. I would have loved to go to the Great Exposition and be a part of a rapidly changing world. (I would have been a telegram/telephone operator :D).

10~ Do you prefer fantasy or mystery?

Ach, another tricky one. As you can tell by my bio, I really love to watch detective shows. Like a lot. And the funny thing is I didn't even realize that until recently. But I will totally do a Hunger Games/LOTR/Harry Potter marathon, too (reading or watching!). Soooo, I guess I prefer to read fantasy, but like mystery in shows as long as it is tied up quickly :D

11~ Favorite Bible verse?

Oh dear. I'll give you two that I always go back to.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
"Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth!" Proverbs 46:10


Anne Marie from AM Station
Hannah from Ink Blots and Coffee Stains
Jesseca from Whimsical Writings
Jordan Sky from Fox in the Woodlands
Morgan from The Day the Lord Has Made
Olivia from Plot Therapy

And that's all I want to mess with :P But if you have never been nominated and really want to do it, go right ahead. For those of you I nominated, you are not obligated to do it.

~Your Questions~

1~ What's the story behind your blog's name?
2~ What is your favorite stage of writing?
3~ Where/in what conditions do you write the best?
4~ What is a country you would like to visit?
5~ What is your favorite historical period?
6~ What is your favorite dessert?
7~ What's the furthest you've ever been from home?
8~ What is your earliest memory?
9~ What is your happy place?
10~ If you could pick one author/screenwriter to meet, who would it be?
11~ What is your favorite book adapted movie/show?


Well, I hope that was fun. I may do another more "normal" post before I do my next tag to break the trend a little ;) If you see that I tagged you, please leave a comment and let me know. I'll track down and notify the rest of you tomorrow. I have been helping set up for our local Pregnancy Resource Center's banquet all morning and my choir is singing tonight. Always something going on :P But I will  get my 300 words done (which has been going quite well, by the way).

How has your 300/4/30 challenge been? Have you been nominated for the Liebster award before? Do you even like to read tags, or would you prefer more regular posts? Bonus: on a scale to 1-10, 10 being the greatest and most highly recommended ever, how much do you enjoy my blog? And give your reason for that rating. I really want to know and will only accept the Gospel truth :D


  1. Love your answers to the questions. :) The Pilgrim era is pretty fascinating.
    So far, I'd rate your blog about a 7 out of 10. It's not amazing, but it's well-written and enjoyable.

    1. Yes, the more I read about the pilgrims, the more I like them!

      Good to know, Sarah. Thanks! :D

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me! I have never been nominated for a Libester award before. :D

  3. I'm going for 1k a day this month, so not exactly 300/4/30

    1. Wow, good for you. I've exceeded 300 words every time, and been around a thousand twice. But it really depends on the day. I almost forgot last night and hand wrote just a few over 300 to be safe ;)

  4. Wonderful answers! I'd definitely rate it an 8! It's well-written, especially for a new blog :D


  5. Love your answers! My favorite color is purple and my second is green as well.
    ( : I was actually going to nominate you for the Liebster Award, but Hosanna beat me to it! :) I would rate your blog an 8. It is very well written and I love reading your posts, I might just suggest making it a little more professional looking...It is wonderful like it is though!!

    1. Haha! Yeah, I had to dig for people that had never been nominated before. Thanks for thinking of me!

      Very good to know about the rating. I don't think the background will be long term, but I haven't taken the time to figure anything else out, either. Thanks for your feedback!

  6. Awesome answers! That fantasy vs. mystery one though is difficult. XD

    Also, your character sounds interesting too. :)

    1. I know, tell me about it.

      Good, I'm glad. I can never tell :P

  7. I love Katie's blog too, she writes very inspiring posts. I can't choose between fantasy and Mysteries either.

    1. Yes, her personality and presentation are very captivating :D Ugh, I know. I'm glad I can have them both!

  8. Your character sounds so interesting! And that mystery fantasy question would have been hard to answer. ;)

    I'd probably rate it a a 7 or 8. I really look forward to the posts, and they're so much fun to read!

    Oh, and thanks for tagging me! I'll try to get around to it soon!

    1. Thanks, all of that is so good to know :D You're welcome! I can't wait to read your answers :D

  9. I'm sorry for picking such hard questions. =D Lol! I loved reading this post! ;) And I am glad you like the pilgrim era...I am writing a novel based on the maybe you could help proof read it in the future? =) It needs a lot of work right now, but one day...

    I like reading both regular posts and tags. Probably a mixture of the two is the best. =) And rating your blog...I would say an eight probably. I love your design, your name, and your whole blog! I just haven't gotten to get to know you very well yet, considering that this is your 5th post. =) But so far, I have great expectations for your blog! I love your writing style and your personality! =) You seem like a very friendly, godly young woman!

    1. Oh, that sounds very good, Hosanna. I would love to proofread it for you someday :)

      You're so sweet! I've really enjoyed myself so far :D I can't wait to see where this takes me :)

  10. Ack, you're so sweet. <3

    (Heh, I read one of your questions as "What's your favorite DESERT" and not DESSERT. I was confused for a moment as to why you'd ask that... :P

    I'd probably rate your blog... a 8.5? 9? I think the header is the only thing I can think of improving... It doesn't fit into the blue/pink theme quite as well. *shrug* But it also fits your name, so. :P

    1. What, you're writing a book about a desert and you don't know which one is your favorite?! :P That would be a strange question . . .

      Ah, yes. The header. I have a couple things I would love to iron out . . . whenever I have hours of free time :P Thanks for your feedback!

  11. Thank you so much for nominating me :D I'm looking forward to doing the tag! And I love your blog! I'm currently looking at it on my phone so I feel like I can't give an accurate rating, but I've really been enjoying it!

    1. I can't wait to read your answers, Olivia. And I totally understand using your phone. I used to do that all the time! I'm so glad you like it :D

  12. Abi, you've seriously made my day! You are such a sweetheart, and I am so humbled and honored by the accolades. So blessed to have "met" you, sister-in-Christ! I am excited to get cracking on this.

    I love the song based off of Proverbs 3:5 by Will Reagan called "Nothing I Hold Onto". It's been such an empowering, comforting song throughout my high school years.

    I am absolutely awful at numerical scale ratings, I refuse to answer them ;) BUT I do have to say, you have one of the most "professional" blogs I read, both out of newbies and veterans. I love your writing style, it's very distinct. Additionally, your subject matter is always super duper great. You don't over-cover anything, or under-cover it, it's all very balanced. Basically, you're amazing and blogger goals. xxx

    1. Well, you deserved it! I'm so blessed to have "met" you, too! Your posts have all been very timely for me :) I will have to look up that song! I don't think I've ever heard one based off that verse, but I have one I love for Proverbs 46:10!

      Haha, that's okay. Thanks so much for your sweet feedback! It's very encouraging :) I have had such fun doing this, that I'm just hoping other people are, too :P

  13. Thank you so much for nominating me! <3 I'm so sorry I missed it! Somehow I forgot to follow you when I was here last. I think I was on my phone and my phone is stupid so I needed to get on my iPad ... Anywho. Thanks! Also, I love Proverbs 3:5! And Katie's blog is the bestest *beams* I'd give your blog an 8 for design alone XP but I haven't read enough of it to rate content ... *glares at phone* but I'm following you now so I will keep up!

    1. You're so welcome! And it's totally fine. I didn't expect everyone to see it ;)

      Yep, I'm on my phone a lot for internet things, but it does make everything more difficult. I probably just need a functioning lapotop for graduation :P Don't even get me started on Katie *beams back*

      Thanks for your rating! I feel like I can only change so much on the content since it's my voice, but the design . . . it's a work in progress :) And thanks for your follow, too! I hope to reach 25 by the end of the month and now I'm one closer!! *crosses fingers*

  14. I really enjoyed reading this, Abi! I have been nominated for the Liebster Award several times in the past but lately have not found to time to answer all the tags I have been getting! lol. I enjoy reading your answers to various tags because it lets me know more about you/what you enjoy.

    I would rate your blog an eight because you really write about topics I enjoy, not to mention that your fun personality comes out in your writing. Your posts are well written and make me smile. Keep it up!

    1. Oh, by the way, I read that you hope to reach 25 followers by the end of March, may I ask how you are trying to reach that goal? I have not really been gaining too many followers and would enjoy a few new commenters too. So just curious as to how you attempt to reach that goal if you don't mind sharing! Thanks!

    2. I'm glad you enjoy tags! I have another one coming soon :P Thanks for your encouragement; it's great to know what people like/dislike so I can improve :D

      To reach my followers goal, I am mainly checking out blogs my followers follow in common. Does that make sense? I figure if you and three others all follow this one blog, I would probably have something in common with it. If I like it I follow and leave comments and hopefully they'll check me out before too long. So far, that's seemed to work and I've found some really good blogs along the way. Another thing is interacting with the commenters on other people's blogs. I don't have to be the only one responding to comments on here! And I also did a guest post on a friend's blog to get me started. Hope that was helpful!

    3. Thank you! It certainly worked with me! I was wondering how you found my blog . . . :) I saw the post that you did on Katie's blog and left a comment, not sure if you saw it or not. Thanks for the tips!


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