Thursday, October 2, 2014

Award nomination denomination2

Thank you Elly Stornebrink once again for the new Liebster Award.

I'm truly honoured and love you for it.
Hmmm! Liebster award is a genuine online social blogger award created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere.

According to Lorraine Reguly's research of this award, this award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart. and apparently boyfriend(!).

It follows similar principles as a chain letter, which means it should be passed forward to a certain number of people?

The choice lies within each of us to ACCEPT it, and continue PAYING IT FORWARD or to refuse to accept it, thereby STOPPING or INTERRUPTING the chain. However, if you stop the chain, you are only hurting yourself (keep reading for benefits you will have)!

Personal views play an important part in our choice to participate. Some people have refused to accept it and have made attempts to “break the chain”. There have been many people who have been nominated, yet refused to accept it, and now their blogs have been abandoned.

Variations have been made over time to the 'rules'. Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted. (This is not a bad thing, however, since people should help others!)

These are the guidelines to the awardees:
1. Post 11 facts about self.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by your awarder.
3. Nominate/award 5-11 bloggers you find deserving and probably have less than 1000 followers.
4. Tell them that they have been tagged by you.
5. Include the image of the award in your page.

So, here are my 11 facts about self:
- I'm an aspiring writer, poet, blogger and reviewer.
- My few poems, short stories and articles have been published in Indian print and online media.
~I have been blogging since 2008. Previously in rediffblogs and presently on blogger.
~My various genre include poetry, articles, book reviews, views and analysis, theology, short stories and more recently- haiku and stories for children.
~I hail from a small mining town Kolar Gold Fields near Bangalore in karnataka, India
~I love to read, make crafts and travel.
~I am a die-hard nature lover and sky gazer.
~I love making friends, learning of new cultures and spreading goodness.
~ I also write in hindi and urdu language.
~ I am a self- confessed non conformist, as I oppose several social norms which I find annoying.
~ I love to teach and would love to be a teacher as well.

For my answers to Elly's questions, my nominees/awardees and my list of questions to my awardees,click here.


  1. Again congratulations Asma. Just a reminder that I cannot accept an award that I just awarded you for! ;) I love the term 'skygazer' and will attempt to remember that to describe me as I am that too! ;) Also, I love that you are a "self-confessed non conformist, as I oppose several social norms which I find annoying." ;) I would concur with that! ;)

  2. And just for fun in answer to your questions (which is all I'll do): (1) favourite author: Indie bloggers ;) (2) favourite novel: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (a delightful read!) (3) dream destination: Alaska (4) famous people whose bios I've read (5) philosophy in life: be true to yourself (6) five things I love to do: write, read, sing, chant, dance (7) favourite blogging topics: many - spirituality, people, nature (8) languages: English; can understand and speak a few words in Dutch, a bit in Spanish, and a bit in French (9) hobbies: writing, singing (in a choir), dancing (at times) (10) one trait in human nature I wish didn't exist and why: fear as that I believe is the root of everything else that is seemingly bad in today's world! (11) define life: life is a big mystery (?) ;) <3