The Liebster Blog Award & My Blogaversary!

Recently, A Dash of Sugar and Spice awarded me the Liebster Blog Award. This award is for “blogs you like who have less than 200 subscribers, and who you feel should have more.” Since we all can’t be The Pioneer Woman, I’m truly honored that my little blog has been given this award! I appreciate any award I’m given, even if I don’t always pass them on. However, this one is special since it shines the spotlight on “the little guy”. I’ve always seen my blog as a fun diversion; an extension of the enjoyment I find from just being in the kitchen cooking and baking. Any recognition I receive is the icing on the proverbial cake! (Don’t get me wrong, though. If my blog turned into some huge international success story or opened doors to opportunities, I wouldn’t thumb my nose at them!) Anyway, it’s my pleasure to pass the Liebster Blog Award onto these much-deserving bloggers:

Happy Domesticity

Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen
Jasmyne Tea
Ryan Bakes
Tasty Mayhem

To the five bloggers awarded, feel free to pass on the award if you want. You guys deserve boatloads of followers!

With all that aside, October happens to be my blogaversary month. At least, that’s how I’m counting it. Technically, sometime in August 2011 would’ve been my true one-year, but the only comments I received at the beginning were from people I knew. It wasn’t until October 2010 that I received my first comment from someone I didn’t know (Elaine at California Living) thanks to the French Fridays with Dorie cooking group! That being said, I want to do something fun for my first year blogaversary. Every person who comments on this post will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. If you aren’t connected to a blog, leave your email address.

You’ll also notice that I have 53 subscribers. So, those 53 subscribers get an additional chance at winning a separate $100 Amazon gift card. However, my sister (Codename: DSN Engineer) told me that anyone subscribing to my blog via RSS Feed or Google Reader might not appear in my site stats, so let me know in the comments below if you subscribe via RSS Feed or Google Reader, and you’ll be entered in the “Subscribers” drawing as well! And, just for fun, I may even do another gift card for those who newly subscribe to my blog as of this post! The drawing will occur when my sister (Codename: Chunklet’s mom) visits later this month, and I’ll announce the winners on Halloween! The deadline for entry is Sunday, October 30, 2011 at midnight CST. FCC Disclosure: All gift cards were purchased by me.


69 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cher
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 11:31:37

    Congrats on your award & 1 year.
    It’s been fun getting to know you a little through your writing.

  2. GPL
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:02:48

    Happy Blogaversary!!! Your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies were a great success!! Keep on creating and I’ll eat vicariously 🙂 (Please enter me in raffle!!)

  3. Andi Winslow
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:32:51

    I wouldn’t miss this, I am happy for you. I want to express my thanks to you, you never fail to stop in and make a comment on the wednesday baker. My first comment was from you on 5/22/2010 . Much appreciated Ms. Yummy. So happy anniversary for you and your wonderful blog. Its people such as yourself that help to make this all worth the time etc to do a blog. hugs and happy baking
    andi from the wednesday baker.

  4. Three-Cookies
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:45:26

    Congratulations on the award – you have a collection of awards now.

  5. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:49:26

    Congrats on your award and anniversary– I love your blog! If you ever decide to add a feed, I’ll be your official follower for sure. 🙂

  6. JamieAnne
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 12:54:15

    Happy Blogaversary!!

    Also, congrats on the award. I like the fact that it’s just for us little guys! 😀

  7. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:00:50

    What a generous giveaway, Ms. Chunklet! Congratulations on your blog anniversary. May there be many more! I love your blog and the time you take to leave kind words in our little specks of cyberspace. I think you should bring Metiche back to announce the winners 😉

  8. Eileen
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:05:52

    Happy Blogsaversary, and congrats on your award! I love reading your blog, and that you always take the time to leave comments on mine, even when I pay attention to “she who shall not be named.” lol

  9. spicegirlfla
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:16:28

    All good news in this post!! Congrats on your award and your Blogsaversary!!! When I first made my blog I selected the theme you have here, Koi. I really loved the creamy color and fun, pastel header. I switched my theme a few times (no one was following me either at the beginning!) and landed where I am now. But every time I open your blog I feel a certain comfort and attachment to this theme and now your blog! Truly a very generous giveaway!

  10. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:18:30

    I love Happy D and Ryan B, great picks all around and that goes for your nod too. I thought you were going to have a month-long celebration for the blog’s birthday!

  11. mary
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:31:50

    Wow, fun fun fun!! a spectacular award – THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! and a chance for a $100 amazon card – fantastic!
    Mary x

  12. Pachecopatty
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:05:45

    Congratulations on your anniversary and award, three cheers for us little guys!
    You’ve accomplished a lot in your one year of blogging, glad to meet you through the FFWD group;-)

  13. Ronda
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 15:17:47

    Congrats! (And I love your blog whether you give us gifts or not!)

  14. eatinglikeahorse
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:17:07

    What a great award – and such a generous giveaway… happy blog birthday!
    I clicked on a comment you left somewhere else because I think your blog name’s brilliant – look forward to reading more 🙂

  15. Alison
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:21:45

    Thank you so much! It really made me smile to get this. You are a star and your blog deserves to be up there with the best. I love reading your posts, for the recipes but also for the way you write. Thank you!

  16. Liz
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:26:58

    What a neat award! You totally deserve it. I still have blog posts with no comments…so I like your idea of having an anniversary on the date of your blog discovery by the outside world. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway.

  17. TrafficDiva
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:02:07

    Uhhhh…Can I play too?!?!? =)
    I love the blog and $100 gift cards too!!!

  18. JasmyneTea
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 17:27:46

    Oh thank you so much! Will definitely pass this on 🙂 I spent so much time on so many blog posts that didn’t get even one comment, so i think your blogaversary idea is a good one. Here’s to many more!

  19. peachkins
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:37:17

    Congrats on your award!

  20. Tasty Mayhem
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:54:05

    I’m so honored to be included! And I’m in great company. 🙂 Once the rush of the fundraising season is over, I’ll be sure to pass it on. Congratulations on your one year blogaversary. I always look forward to your posts, so here’s to many more years! (she raises her can of grapefruit sparkling water, while straining tamarind paste…)

  21. Life is Full
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 18:54:09

    Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for following my blog too. About your giveaway, I must say you are the most generous blogger that I’ve come across!!

  22. Betty
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 20:30:56

    Happy Blogaversary! What a generous giveaway. 🙂 I love reading your blog and you totally deserve your award!

  23. Ryan
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 22:31:44

    Thanks so much for passing along this award! I really love this idea of an award for the little guy. 🙂 You have a fantastic blog that is a joy to read– and deserve tons of success!

    This is a great giveaway! I’m an Amazon addict. 🙂 Happy Blogaversary!

  24. Tanvi
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 00:31:02

    congratulations on vompleting 1 year and the award…well deserved …its a pleasure to knw your blog..;)

  25. Anita Menon
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 01:23:13

    Congrats on your blog’s anniversary. Wishing you many fun filled and food filled times to come.

  26. Cakelaw
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 03:24:11

    Happy blogiversary! And congrats on your award.

  27. muppy
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 04:40:51

    i love your blog! happy blogiversary 🙂

  28. Parsley Sage
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 07:31:40

    Congrats on your award and great share with Inside a British Kitchen 🙂 That’s a lovely site!

  29. marcella
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:18:21

    Congratulations on your award and happy blogiversary to you too!

  30. Ameena
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:45:35

    Happy Anniversary! I remember my first comment ever and I felt like a million bucks… 🙂

    Congrats on the much-deserved award!

  31. Caroline
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 13:56:00

    Congrats on the award and happy bloggiversary! That’s so exciting. I look forward to many more years of following your blog. 🙂 xx

  32. Beth
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 14:36:15

    Congratulations on the award — and happy blogging anniversary!

  33. rebecca
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 16:22:38

    congrats well deserved love your blog

  34. Jessica
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 18:38:21

    Happy blogoversary, may you have many more!

  35. Simply Life
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:11:19

    congrats on the award!

  36. Ashley@BakerbyNature
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 20:53:46

    Congrats,my dear! SO happy you are here, and a part of this wonderful world of blogging 🙂 xx

  37. sara
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 21:19:34

    Congrats on the blog anniversary…I love reading!:) I subscribe through RSS. Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  38. kitchen flavours
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 21:53:30

    Happy Anniversary! I remember the first few months, the only comments I received are from my sisters! Hahaha! 🙂
    I’m glad I found your blog! Here’s to another year of great blogging! Cheers!
    And thank you for the giveaways! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Have a nice day!

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  40. Inger Wilkerson
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 07:32:32

    Congratulations on the award and anniversary. Hard to believe it’s only been a year, your blog is so polished!

  41. Alice
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 08:43:15

    I am following you via WordPress! 🙂 happy blogoversary!! I am planning a giveaway for my own blog soon! this is so excitibg! how did you decide what you were going to giveaway??…. congrats btw!

  42. forgottenbeast
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 11:04:09

    Happy blogaversary! Woot woot! And congrats on the award, I love your blog and agree that it deserves the attention!

    WOW, what a giveaway! And I am most certainly subscribed to you via google reader.

  43. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:53:05

    Happiest of blogaversaries! Congrats on a year of good food, good foodie friends, and an all around great blog.

    I am one of the 53 that subscribe via Google reader. That way I don’t miss a post.

  44. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 18:15:03

    Congrats on the well deserved award and happy 1st blogoversary! You’re such a social bird in the blogosphere, I don’t think there are many out there who don’t know you…oh to be young and energetic again ;-).

    Oh, due to my old age and failing memory, I’ve also started following you. Should’ve done it ages ago, I know, but I was waiting for this giveaway! (just teasing)

  45. The Little Foodie
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 02:09:49

    Whew! One year down…. 🙂 I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that many don’t last that long! Food blogging for fun is hard work!
    Your crostini are so sophisticated. I’m taking notes.

  46. chunklet's mom
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 09:38:38

    Congrats on the successful blogging year! Can’t wait to see who gets the gift card!!!

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  48. shoshana kleiman
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 14:31:14

    One year!! Keep going from strength to strength. I’m one of the 53 following you with the RSS feed.

  49. thekalechronicles
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 14:35:48

    I subscribed recently, so I hope I show up in your stats — I got this post, so I must be counted somewhere. I like anything to do with cardamom. — Sharyn

  50. Lizzie
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 15:56:51

    congrats on the award! I found you through Happy Domesticity after you awarded her, and I’m glad I did! been reading back and your blog is filled with awesome 😀
    LOVE your recipes and posts….
    Subscribed via my email….

  51. Chaya
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 20:13:12

    This is a very generous giveaway.

    I wanted to mention, I don’t see a Google connect or RSS feed on your blog which may be why you do not have more followers. I usually follow on Google Connect. I have added myself to your followers so don’t count me in the additional giveaway. I was not a follower before.

    Please add Google Connect which is the best way to get more followers and your blog is worthy of many, many followers.

  52. Ronda
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 07:37:14

    Yes, I subscribe via Google Reader.

  53. Spike
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:54:44

    one year flies by, doesn’t it? COngrats!

  54. Miriam
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 12:30:27

    Congrats on your one year blogversary. I would like to see at least four posts a week for the next year, I know you can do it!

  55. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 19:21:10

    CONGRATS!!! happy to have met you and your yummy space!!

  56. Miriam Barton
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:02:57

    I am happy to be a follower!! :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  57. Quay Po
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 04:36:52

    Congrats for the award and happy first year! I didn’t know you started blogging almost the same time as I:D Oh I remember I was like a pig in mud when I get the first comment from someone and the first follower I have sent me to the moon! I also want to thank you for visiting me often and always leave your comment. You rawk! Just subscribe via Google Reader.

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  59. Lisa @smartfoodandfit
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 05:46:43

    Happy Blogaversary! Congrats for the award! I subscribe via Google Reader, not sure if that show’s up as followers!

  60. Alexis @ There She Goes
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 08:29:39

    congrats! these cookies look pefect 🙂

  61. NN
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 20:56:12

    Haapppyyy birfday Yummy blog!! Need more samplings over here, please.

  62. kitchen flavours
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 21:00:56

    Hi, I’ve just subscribed to your blog! Thank you!

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  64. kitchenbelleicious
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 08:55:13

    okay not sure how I missed this because I swear I left a comment before but I don’t see my comment on here so now I am leaving one! Subscribe to your feed and love your site. Happy late blog b-day!

  65. UB Rodriguez
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 17:30:08

    OMG, everything you’ve ever made and Kelly has brought me has been OFF THA CHAIN good!

  66. Sue/the view from great island
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 20:09:31

    Congratulations on one great year! I subscribe by email.

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  69. big big sis
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 10:47:19

    How did I not know about this till now? Fun reading 🙂

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