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:
- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
- Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
- Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
- 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.