The Liebster Award

What’s Up With That?

Okay, I haven’t posted much during the past couple of months. I have been busy using up my inventory of recreational time by hiking and camping.

I saw a post over on that I had been “tagged” for the Liebster Award. Of course that is the only way I could find out because this website doesn’t allow comments or emails to me. I value my privacy too much to have to deal with other people who might want to communicate their thoughts here.

The fellow who “tagged” me is a nice guy who happens to live in Sweden. So I thought I would discuss this Liebster thing.

For the record, I don’t want to steer any criticism to this gentleman who “tagged” me. I actually like him… if one can like someone on the Internet, who they have never meet. My comments mean no disrespect to him either.

What is the Liebster Award?

Well on the site that tagged me was this quote:

“it is essentially an award that ‘was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere.’ This is accomplished by tagging/linking other blogs in the post (which could shed light on sites others may not know about yet), as well as through answering, and then asking, a series of questions. Then to finish things up, another group of blogs are tagged, and a new set of questions are made up, and so on… “

Okay, so what does this mean?

  • Once you are tagged, you need to “tag” 11 other people who have a blog or website. This means you list them with the links to their site, and then contact each of them and let them know they have been tagged.
  • Then you list 11 questions for each person to answer on their blog or website.

For those of you old enough to remember, this sounds like an electronic version of the chain letter. I hated chain letters and always broke the chain by throwing the letter in my trash can. Since there are no comments allowed here and email isn’t available, I don’t have to use my electronic trash can — the Delete button.

This sounds like some Facebook or Twitter hell to me… people bombarding your website. To each their own I guess; I don’t do Facebook or Twitter and ranted it about it a while back. I also discussed my aversion to comments on my site here.

So if there is a blog I like, you can look at the list of my favorite blogs (most of which I just occasionally read — i.e., when on conference calls I don’t want to attend) on the sidebar of this page, or at the bottom of this page if you are using one of those new-fangled mobile devices.

As to answering the 11 questions… nah. I need to get ready for my next adventure.

By the way… thanks for the tag Cesar, I am actually flattered.

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