community & the liebster

When you start a blog or even just start reading blogs, you become part of a huge community. This is one of the reasons why I love blogging. You make friends and support each other. Specifically, the healthy living (including food!) bloggers are awesome influences. They’re so positive and encouraging. You can read about some of their influence on me here.

About a month ago I received a comment from Nicole at Apples & Arteries informing me that she had given me a Liebster Award!

I had no idea what she was talking about so I had to google it. I found out that it’s just a sweet way to let a new blogger know how great they are! A little – I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. Since the blogging community has done a lot for me up until this point I thought I should spread the love too!

To quote Nicole:
The rules of this award state that you linkΒ your blog back to the person who gave it to you and you chose 5 other people with less than 200 followers to receive the award.Β  You let them know you have given them the award by commenting on their blog.

The winners… in no particular order ARE:


elisariva – Elisa mainly blogs about her workouts and training for upcoming races. She inspires me to get off my butt and do something. That ‘something’ might not be the 3000 meters she swam yesterday morning but maybe I’ll clean the whole house or go for a training run!

Cast Light – Kathie writes about how to ‘give your best to others’. If you’re in a slump and need a little boost, she’s your gal. A great read if you’re striving to be a positive person.

My Fascinating Life – Melinda has two kids and still finds time to eat healthy and exercise! She gives a good glimpse into her daily life which is helpful for people like me who are visual learners.

EatDrinkBreatheSweat – Jessica is another healthy living blogger. She is currently in training for a marathon! She gives great insights on her thoughts about running. It’s nice to know that other people have similar issues and successes!

food4theheart – Lauren is a college student who eats healthy and exercises. Very impressive! I especially like her posts on food and her daily eats.

Now I’m not sure if all of these bloggers have under 200 followers but I know they’re all pretty new like me!

Thank you to Nicole for spreading the love! She is a food blogger with a giant love for dogs too. πŸ™‚


Today I also have to mention that it’s my husband’s birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL! You’re my best bud.

Al with Roary when she was a little puppy. πŸ™‚

18 comments on “community & the liebster

  1. elisariva says:

    Congratulations on your award, happy birthday to Al, and thank you! Not counting facebook, I am under 200 followers, no worries! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the nod. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow thanks so much for awarding me! This is awesome and has made my day! A big thanks to you and congratulations on your award! ❀ ❀

  3. Congrats…I too am new to the blogging world and find myself involved in this community…more than my family want me to be. I think it was because they were hungry!
    Have a great day!
    Peach State

  4. amanda says:

    Proud of you biggest little sis! Looks like Al is benefitting from all your healthy cooking πŸ™‚

  5. Jess Sutera says:

    Aww! I feel so honored! Thank you!!

    Now I’m off to dig into your blog home to see what you’re all about. You are too cute!

  6. angelika05 says:

    Dear Roary – I think I love you and your floppy ears.


  7. Congrats on the award!!! πŸ™‚ That’s awesome! I’m so glad you started blogging, since now we have become real life friends thanks to the blogworld! πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations. It’s nice to be recognized, in particular by your peers.

  9. Thanks Adrienne! I do love the blogging community. I have local IRL friends who I met through blogging, as well as virtual friends all over the world thanks to blogging. You open yourself up through a personal blog, and although that can be scary since there are mean people on the interwebs, it seems like the majority of bloggers and blog-readers are very nice. I love the name of your blog, as I also definitely have a “hippie itch” πŸ™‚

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