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:
Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen
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.