So a few months into blogging I realized that bloggers award other bloggers. It's sweet and I was lucky enough to be given the Liebster Blog Award by my girlfriend date, Ella Coquine! For those that actually read this on a regular basis (Mom), you will remember I wrote about our wonderful date here.
This is a little award I was quite excited about because 1) Someone actually reads this thing! 2) It was from lovely Ella and 3) The word Liebster is a German adjective for darling, sweet, lovable and kind! Bloggers are nominated if they have under 200 followers and are an inspiration for the new blogging community. Merci beaucoup Ella!
Well, I have under 200 followers but never considered myself an inspiration to the blogging community. If that's not motivation to continue, I don't know what is!
Now it's my turn to give the Liebster Blog award and I've chosen three bloggers. One in France, one in New York and one in Pittsburgh.
I've recently started following blogs of expat women that live outside of Paris and find them quite inspiring. I can imagine that living in a smaller French town, while sans Parisiens, can be just if not more challenging and these women take it on with full force. This blog is no exception. I've been in awe at the honesty of each story and of this woman's hard work to continue improving her French (which of course is inspiration for me!) I wish her French drama classes would come to Paris!
I met Ellen about five years ago through one of my best friends. Although we were not that close, she recently started a lifestyle blog. I enjoy the recipes and the DIY isn't all crafts (I'm not a crafty person but making my own infused vodka sounds FUN). She writes about a variety of topics and their attainable versus some idea that I know I would never be able to do myself.
And finally, PITTSBURGH:
Acornphotography: Capturing Moments One Click At A Time
Alyson is from my hometown and is an entrepreneur with a budding photography business! Already in 2012 she is blogging more and sharing her fantastic photography skills with us. You can tell this girl has passion for this industry as she apprenticed last summer with a wedding photographer to learn the tricks of the trade and improve her skills. I remember the options for wedding photographers as we searched in Pittsburgh and the options were not that great so I'm sure Alyson has an amazing photography future ahead of her! Check out her work and keep her in mind for future photog needs! Plus, I know she'll appreciate the German aspect of the award!
I think the best thing about the blogging community is the interesting people you "meet" and communicate with. I'm proud to say there are so many intelligent and inspiring women making their way through France, the Big Apple and starting a business and this is just a better way to let everyone know they are out there!