Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Liebster Award?? Aw Schucks!

In my first days of blogging, which weren't that long ago...back in August 2011...I often wondered if anyone was out there who cared about what I had to say. 

As time went on, I gained more Followers and perhaps more importantly, my postings started to attract many comments!  It was great!  Finally, I was able to generate conversation on my blog.  What an accomplishment.

Today I have 44 Followers and I am thankful for them all!  On days when I do not feel like writing, or when I feel like what I have to say doesn't matter, they remind me that it does.  I love writing a post and later getting a comment that it was "so helpful" or "just what I needed".  So thank you to all 44 Followers.  I hope that number grows and prospers...but even if it doesn't...you have shown me I matter.

Of course, what is greater than being recognized for something??  Well, I was shocked when I found out that Bethany Telles over at Perched in a Tree chose me as a recipient of the Liebster Award.  Who me??  Awwwww...shucks! *looks down shyly and kicks the dirt*


The Liebster Award is given to blogs which have fewer than 200 Followers in a hope to recognize that blog and drive more readers to them...and hopefully generate higher Follower numbers.

Thank you so much, Bethany!  Bethany and I met through the 12 x 12 Challenge and I really admire her work.  In fact, go to her blog and read her exciting news...she her picture book WAITING FOR JAMES IN A SEA OF PINK has been chosen as one of the editorial staff's top ten favorites in the MeeGenius Author Challenge!  Go check her out so you can say...like I will someday...I knew Bethany when....  :)

So...onto my Liebster Award. 

As a recipient I am supposed to list 5 Things About Myself.  Here goes it!


5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Marcie Colleen

  1. I have a newly found obsession with Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  2. My first job in NYC consisted of working for Tony Randall at his National Actors Theater.  Yes, that Tony Randall.  One day I sat in his penthouse on Central Park West waiting for him to get out of the shower so I could have a one-on-one meeting with him. 
  3. I am currently training for the NYC Marathon which takes place on November 4, 2012.
  4. I have been skydiving.  10,000 feet, baby!
  5. I do not have a television and I use my dishwasher to store dishes.  I know...I live in NYC, but its like I'm Amish.  :)
And now...I get the honor of presenting the prestigious Liebster Award to 5 other lucky...and deserving...blogs.

  1. Reading on the F Train by fellow Brooklynite, Mrs. Silverstein
  2. Frolicking Through Cyberspace by Heather Ayris Burnell
  3. On The Write Track by Donna Martin
Check these ladies out! 

Oh...and today's Wednesday Writers Weigh In will be later today!  But for now, I am going to pop the champagne.  I'm a winner!!!!!  :)

Happy Writing!

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Liebster Award, Marcie. Neat info you shared, and good choices for the awarding-it-on part!

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  2. WOW!, Thanks for the award.

    ps-I may not post this until Sunday-I'm a once a week blogger.

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    1. You are very welcome, Mona! I love your blog. :)

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  3. SO proud of you!!!!! Thanks for the major shoutout! Congrats to you, and I hope you enjoy your moment!!!

    However, brussel sprouts?! Eeeeww!! :)

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    1. You have no idea, Bethany! Seriously! Cut the sprouts in half, toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast them til they are somewhat crispy...at about 450 degrees. Totally heaven!

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    2. Do what she says, Bethany! You have never tasted a brussels sprout until you've done this. Love, another brussels sprout fanatic

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  4. Congratulations! Well deserved! My sister uses her dishwasher to store clean dishes, but she lives in Georgia where I'm not sure if they've heard of Amish :) And Skydiving? YIKES! You are brave!!!

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    1. Thanks, Susanna!
      I just don't see the need for a dishwasher. Its just me and my boyfriend and we actually like the time we spend after dinner each night doing the dishes together. :)

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  5. Congratulations!

    Will that be your first marathon?
    I don't watch television but confess to loving being in an apartment for the first time ever with a dishwasher!

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    1. This will be my first marathon. :) I ran the NYC Half Marathon last March and will be running a Half Marathon in March and one in May this year. But November will be my first full. :)

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  6. Mmmmmm roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil and lots of salt.

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  7. Congrats, Marcie! I've been skydiving, too - wasn't it the most freeing, fabulous experience? :)

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    1. It was. It was a true lesson in how to live in the moment. :)

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  8. Congrats, and thanks for the pay it forward. I'm a fan of the brussel sprout too.

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  9. Thanks so much for passing the blog award on to me, Marcie! I know I'm a little slow, but I finally posted about it and passed it on: http://frolickingthroughcyberspace.blogspot.com/2012/02/oh-my.html

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