Monday, April 30, 2012

Leibster Blogger Award...Who, Me?

When I began this journey of trying to channel my feelings and mixed-up emotions into something positive, I imagined that the path would take me to a place where I would write some posts, my friends and family would enjoy my musings, and perhaps I could affect some change in the world of mental health along the way.  In just a few short months, this path has lead me to a part of my life where I simply struggle to go a day without writing something.  The passion I have for writing, both personal pieces and fiction, has been reignited out of a tragic situation, and I will embrace it because I believe in finding a silver lining whenever possible.

In the back of my mind, however, I held tight to an inkling that my writing was merely okay...not much to people outside of my circle.  On a whim, I became a part of a writing challenge and met some people who I consider to be fabulous writers, and now one of them, Rebecca Barray, has nominated me as a "Writer Worth Watching" by nominating me for the Liebster Blogger Award.  To say that I was moved is an understatement.  I will forever be grateful to her for the confidence boost she has provided me, which will do wonders for the direction of my path moving forward.  Now, it is my turn:

The Liebster Blogger Rules are:
1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Let your nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites.
4. Add the award image to your site.

My nominees are:
  • Anne Kimball's blog, Life on the Funny Farm, is a place I visit often for a good laugh and some heartfelt writing.  Unique family and a writer with a great voice.
  • Monique Liddle's blog, Bends in the Road, was born of her receiving two diagnoses that forced her to change the course of her life.  Inspiring and humbling.  The sky is the limit for Monique.
  • Veronica Roth's blog is one full of variety, and you cannot stop by her site without checking out Sophie Storm.  Not only do I love the writing and story, it is where I was inspired to revisit some of my own fiction.
  • Claudia Karabic Sargent's blog is another spot full of literary variety, including some touching stories I have connected to personally.  The format is gorgeous and creative.
  • Kasie Whitener's blog is one that I find to be one of the most moving blogs I've discovered, and her writing style is phenomenal.  Her post about the Pulitzer Prize winner made me laugh out loud!
Check them will not regret it!


  1. Thanks, Kelly! Really glad to be sharing the #MNINB journey with you. Keep writing! It's definitely a sanity-keeper.

  2. Kelly, I love your blog and agree with your philosophy. Keep on keeping on.

  3. Kelly -
    You know that I have to thank you here! After a hard week of trying to write, I started to doubt myself a bit - wondering if I had taken on too much. This award blessed my face with the biggest smile! Thank you for even thinking of me. You'll be thanked again when I write my post - because you honestly can't know what this means to me.

    I also want to congratulate the other bloggers: Anne, Veronica, Claudia, and Kasie! I am so happy for you - for us all!


  4. Thank you so much, Kelly! It means more to me than words can say. I'd nominate you and this blog, had someone not beat me to it!

    1. My way of saying thanks for a blog well done! I truly enjoy visiting your site.

  5. Thanks, Kelly! I sent your shout-out today! Keep up the great work!

  6. So glad you're pursuing writing! I'm nominating you as well:

    1. Oh, my! After one of the longest weeks ever, you totally made my Friday! Thank you, Jennifer!