I'm supposed to list my nominees, as well as a set of questions they're supposed to answer. One of the things that made this difficult was that the Liebster Award has been around for some time. So while I found Michael Holley worthy (see his blog in the list of those I follow), as was Jon Jefferson's Misadventures in Strange Places... technically, they were ineligible, as they've recently received Liebsters.
I decided to not include a blog I follow that's really a diary, as I'd never follow it myself except that I know the writer. And I came across something, somewhere, that said the blogs nominated for the Liebster should be blogs that have new posts at least a couple times a month. So, while I certainly enjoy Cathy's Mid-Life Meandering (see her blog in the list of those I follow)... that also scratches her off the list.
So -- here's the list.
Kat Gentian's Kat's Rambles ... rather an eclectic assortment of short posts (she's not nearly as long-winded as I am!)... she talks about current events, and nature, and books, and stuff, and she makes a nice use of photos in her posts.
April Haller's What I'm Thinking Today...... I like her posts, even though she apparently prefers coffee to tea (!)
Wicked Cozy Authors .. is a blog written by a group of 6 female New England Mystery authors...while they do talk about writing, they also talk about a lot of other things as well.
And then I have an odd one, where the blog provides information, but there's no discussion. But I checked Wiki, which defined blog as, a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") and while there certainly is an 'author', my guess is he won't respond to the Liebster, but I'm going to list him, anyway, because you might want to take a look at this.
John Rickards has started this really cool blog called No Names No Jackets. Whether you're interested in writing or not, I'm guessing that the readers of Teapot Musings are all avid readers. If you go to this blog, you'll find single chapters from a wide variety of books. No book names, no author names, no info other than genre. IF you like what you read, then you can click on a link at the bottom, which will take you to Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, or wherever, where you can buy the book if you wish. John gets nothing, whether you buy the book or not. And he's not the author of these books, so it's not a marketing thing on his part. He just thinks it's a great way to let you read a chapter, and decide if you want to read the rest of the book.
I was going to include listverse.com, but even after reading Wiki's definition, and reading listverse's 'about' page, I can't decide if it's a blog or not, so I'm not listing it, but you might want to check it out.
Oh yeah, now for the final part... I'm supposed to list 11 questions for Kat, April, the WC Authors (or their delegate) and John to answer. And I'm not sure whether to go for serious, or silly, or something in between.. so I'll do a combination.
1. What's your favorite color? (silly, I know, but ever since Monty Python first asked this question, I just can't resist this one)
2. Why do you blog?
3. How long have you been blogging?
4. Are you a cat person, or a dog person?
5. What was your favorite picture book as a child?
6. What is your favorite book as an adult?
7. Are you a fan of Big Bang Theory? If so, what's your favorite Sheldonism?
8. If you could time travel, would you? And if yes, would you go back, or forward?
9. List all of the computers/devices you presently use.
10. What's your favorite number?
11. What's your favorite tea?
There you go, Liebsterites. Don't forget, you need to answer these questions, you need to provide 11 random facts about yourself, and you need to
To readers of Teapot Musings.. you might want to take a look at these blogs.. if nothing else, to see what their answers are!
And now -- once I notify each of these people of their nomination,-- it's time for tea