What is the Liebster Award?

It is said that the Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers; and welcome them to the blogosphere. “Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. This Award exists only on the internet as pixels, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Many see it as a way of promoting and recognizing fellow bloggers, for their efforts and accomplishments in becoming a bonafide blogger. Some see it as a nasty chain letter that needs to be snuffed out…

Getting noted for your work and being nominated for an award is a wonderful feeling.

It does follow similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people. Variations have been made over the years to the “official rules”. (Regarding blog size, number of questions answered, how many other bloggers ‘tagged’, if you answer questions set by the nominator or just your own list of chosen facts; and whether or not you ‘thank’ the person who bestowed it upon you.) Other awards are a part of the whole “meme scheme“. These include “One Lovely Blog Award”, the “Sunshine Blog Award” and the “Versatile Writer Award”.

There is no governing body for the award(s) but this site is here to catalog the winners (and maybe help bloggers find new nominees!)

View our recommended rules for the award here.