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Liebster Blog Award: 5+1 Awesome Blogs

My mother (from her blog A Work in Progress, which is one of her couple different blogs) was kind enough to pass this blog award thing — the Liebster Award) on to me. While I tend not to do this kind of stuff — I’m so socially awkward that this, right now, feels awkward, ahahahaha — far be it for me to break up the fun.

Upon reciept of the Liebster Award, there are a few very simple rules:

  1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

So, according to one of the posts the idea is to hit bloggers with under 200 followers — I have no idea what some of these bloggers have for followers, but they’re all super interesting blogs. Also: picking five was hard.

1. Only Human
Alex is a friend of ours from our last hometown. I love her vignette, slice-of-life blogging style. She’s fascinating. She’s in her final year of college with a super ambitious degree, she does photography, she loves music. Alex rules.

2. Baking Someone Else’s Baby
Baking Someone Else’s Baby is a really interesting blog from the perspective of a married mother of two who is getting ready to enter her second gestational surrogacy for two gentlemen building their family. I don’t know a ton about surrogacy, and it’s interesting to see into the mind of someone undergoing the process.

3. The Hobby-Go-Round
This is another friend of ours from out-of-town. Amanda is a little bit of everything: she writes, she games, she reads, she knits, and she’s an all-around bad ass. :D Her blog has a lot of interesting insights, and it’s fun to read when she updates. (Hi, guilt trip! XD)

4. Fearless Formula Feeder
I’ve sung the praises of Fearless Formula Feeder before, but I really want to highlight that it’s a good resource for mothers. I’m not going to lie — it’s hard sometimes to read the entries. As someone who would love to see more people interesting in and trying breastfeeding, I occasionally interpret the attitude is Breastfeeding is useless. It forces me to face my assumptions and biases and toss them out. I don’t agree with every single post, but the perspective matters.

5. Could the World Be About to Turn?
Angela is such a fascinating mixture of viewpoints and ideology. I know her from the local writer’s group, and it’s always fascinating to sit down and have a discussion with her — and that carries over into her blog. She describes herself as an anarchotheist, which I’m willing to bet is new to you too.

Bonus: Treasures Made from Yarn
Since I got the thing from my mom, I’d love to mention her main blog — where she shares images and patterns and what-not. Having absolutely no dexterity or skill with craft, I can’t relate, but people seem to love her patterns. Andy has two pairs of her socks and he is in love.