Friday, March 23, 2012

You Can Run...

...But you can't hide.  I ran.  I hid.  But alas, I was caught.  Seized.  Tagged! 

Jack Flacco was it, but no longer.  He tagged me.  Now I'm it.  (And a few others that you can find mentioned over there on his blog.)

I'm kind of honored, actually.  Being tagged for these things indicates that a certain level of something has been attained or achieved.  I'm telling myself that the something in this case is writing a blog that's so stupendous, so gripping, informative, insightful, tantalizing, invigorating, and so genuinely genius that people need medication just to survive the hours they must endure between my postings.  Telling myself all this is okay.  Really.  No one lies to me better than I lie to me.  (I do strive to provide an enjoyable read though.)

Jack Flacco gave me the Liebster Award!
Liebster Blog
My Very First Blog Award!!!

I put on my sleuth suit, grabbed my magnifying glass (because face it, the bifocals aren't always enough) and set out in search of this award's history.  What follows are items of note or interest that I found along the way.
  • Liebster, in German, means favorite, dearest, or beloved.
  • This award was created to give love and attention to blogs with smaller (under 200) followings.
  • This is an award for a blog considered to be a "best kept secret."

So, Jack, my sincere gratitude.  Thank-you.

The rules that must be followed under penalty of being used in my next novel:
  1. Thank the person that nominated you on your blog and link back to them.
  2. Nominate up to five other blogs for the award.
  3. Let them know via a comment on their blog
  4. Post the award on your blog

Now I strip off the sleuth suit, don the sweat suit and chase down another batch of qualified, under-recognized blogging souls that deserve the love too. I shall catch them.  Seize them.  Tag them.  And they shall be known as it.


There were also others I wanted to tag, but they either didn't qualify or I found that they had been tagged previously. (And I can only tag up to five!)

18 comments:

  1. Congrats! I think you are great and can't wait to check out the blogs!

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    1. Thank-you! I hope I'm blushing. My wife says I'm cute when I blush. Not that you could see me if I am...

      But when it comes to humor you've cornered the market.

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  2. I'll be damned. I thought a liebster was a giant crawfish living in the waters off the coast of Maine. Oh well, in that case, I accept. Thank you. Receiving an award "indicates that a certain level of something has been attained or achieved." In this case, I'll stop writing I want "liebster" stew for supper.

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    1. Well please don't eat it! It's got like pixels and things in it! Of course, a lobster heart doesn't sound much tastier...

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  3. I think your blog certainly qualifies as a "best kept secret" from what I just read. You really revitalized the spirit of this award. Congrats and yay, I found your blog. That's so Leibster!

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    1. Many thanks! I'm always delighted when I hear someone say they like *anything* I've written. :-)

      And I'm glad you found me too! I enjoyed my visit at Tangent Shell today. (You can thank Jack for that.)

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  4. Jeff, your blog is such a delight to visit...so many resources, so much to read, and also, being a fellow Canadian, hard for me to resist not giving the award to one of our own!

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    1. Yeah, about those resources... I really got to get back to work on them. Quite a bit of info (valuable to fantasy and historical writers) lies out there in the far reaches of the web just waiting to be discovered. Gathering good references into a single collection is a lot of work!

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  5. Great blog, Jeff.
    Cheers from Argentina!
    HD

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    1. Thanks! I've got to brush up on my Spanish now. (It's been a long time since my junior year in high school!) Had a friend with roots in Argentina years ago. Lost contact after she married and moved to England though.

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  6. Congratulations! It is a wonderful award! :)

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! And I get to welcome another new face! I hope you like what you find here!

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    1. Quite my pleasure! You've got a fine blog!

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