Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yes, I am small potatoes

I'm now twice nominated for the Liebster blog award.

The Liebster award is given to (and from) smaller bloggers, less than 200 followers. It is a way to spread the word and recognize us little guys.

The first time I was nominated was in the midst of my giveaway and in the euphoria of getting so many comments I lost track and never followed up.  So first up, Thank you to Kerry of Design du Monde. Kerry is an artist and mom and blogs about her days.  Her first language is actually french. Check her out. 

The next nomination came from Brandy of Chateau a Gogo. Brandy is not french, but her blog sounds french.  She is just starting a new design career and blog.  Brandy's blog has 56 followers at the time of this post. She gives a gift to every 20th follower. I'm not good at math, but according to my calculations if four of my readers head over and start to follow her, one of you will be the lucky recipient of something.  (not sure what, but it's a gift people).

Thank you both, Kerry and Brandy for the nominations. I think this is a great idea to promote us small potatoes and I'm trying to see this like the compliment you get when you're dieting-- you want people to say you look so small. I'm two years into this blogging thing, and was hoping no one noticed I don't have a big following. I keep telling myself size doesn't matter.  

So, as the proud recipient of this Liebster award for being small (yes, I have lost weight, thank you for noticing) . I will pass it on to some other bloggers that I really like (and follow). They are all very different genres and are better than their numbers might imply. (I'm breaking the rules too because a couple of them are just over 200) Try them, you'll like them!

 The terms for accepting this award are as follows:
    1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs to award the Liebster to. These five blogs must have fewer than 200 followers.
    2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
    3. Post the award on your blog. 
    4. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.


    Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

    Your blog is big on our (followers) list. Actually, I am not French but it was my first language thanks to my grandmother. I have always been American. :)

    jeanette from everton terrace said...

    I say congratulations - you look fabulous darling. I'm small potatoes as well but I think, with the two shops, I just don't have the energy it takes to grow my blog quickly. In my maturing years now, I like a smaller group of friends I can manage :)

    About Last Weekend said...

    Thank you for the shout out - how fabulous!

    pve design said...

    Now when yo become that top Potatoe Head...will you remember me and tell them that I found you first....
    You are wonderful, each and every spud of you!

    Stitchfork said...

    Congrats Julie - well deserved!!
    I wore the necklace you made for me the other day and got many compliments!!
    xo Cathy

    Chateau À Gogo said...

    Thanks for the shout out Julie! Ironically I lost a follower today :( I went from 56 to 55....what's up with that? Win an award and lose a follower:) Oh well, life goes on. They are going to miss out on all the fun :)

    Bonnie said...

    Julie, You are so sweet to introduce me on your blog. I look forward to checking out the other sites. You are not small potatoes in my book. We just have a selective following:) Thanks again, Bonnie