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My First Award — Liebster Award

First and foremost, thanks aearthr for nominating me. Also, thanks her for the Liebster Award button.

I have dreamt of getting one or two awards when I first started blogging, but I did not expect the award to come so soon.

Since it is my first award, so I have done a little research on the award (Pardon me, I am really new in blogging and I have not heard of Liebster Award before this). The origin of the award is hard to trace. From what I have researched, the word “Liebster” is a German word which means dearest. The rules may be different because along the way, some changes have been made.

It is an encouragement to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. Some have mentioned less than 3000 followers, so I guess, as long as you are a new blogger, you deserve the encouragement.


The Liebster Award

Rules to follow:

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the ten questions given to you by your nominator
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Notify your nominees

(Copied and pasted from aearthr.)

Some changes to the rules:

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated you. — Done
  2. Answer the ten questions given to you by your nominator — see below
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award — I nominated five other bloggers
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer — I created five questions, to match the number from Rule 3
  5. Notify your nominees — will be done after this post is published

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Here are my answers to aearthr.

1. Are you a dog- or cat-lover?

I am a plant-lover. But I do not hate cats and dogs.

2. Are you a diehard Apple, Android mobile phone user or neither of them?

I am an Android mobile phone user, but not really diehard, just used to it because it’s my first smart phone.

3. Are you a morning person?


4. What is your favourite colour?

Blue, any shades of blue.

5. What is/are your pet name(s) called by your family members?


6. What is your best childhood memory? Why?

Went to kindergarten wearing a nice dress and not the uniform because I went somewhere (I forget) and did not have time to change. All the teachers gave me extra attention because of the dress, and of course praises for the dress.

7. Name one thing you could never (or have a difficult time) forgiving someone for.

Blaming me for something that I have not done.

8. Who is the most important person of your life?

My father.

9. Write about something that you learned recently.

Blogging. It started out as an “accident” because someone asked me to make a website for him and I ended up blogging.

10. Use five adjectives to describe yourself.

Introvert, timid, analytic, slow, (extremely) quiet

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Now, the list of bloggers who are nominated by me:

(Do not worry if you have more than 200 followers, I believe a twist in the rule won’t hurt anyone.)

List of questions for my nominees:

  1. Who / What inspire you to start blogging?
  2. When you have writer’s block, what do you do?
  3. Who is your favourite author?
  4. What would you do if you had nothing to fear?
  5. Would you rather be hated or forgotten?

Let’s pass on the award!


Is Something Wrong?

Normally I check on my Reader, blog statistics and notifications everyday. At the same time, I also check my emails, though it may not be the exact “same time”. Whether logging into WordPress first or my email account first does not matter because I receive the same information from both, either the new posts from the people I follow or any new comments or likes for me.

But these few days have been weird; WordPress and email account do not “synchronize”. The WordPress notifications have been “quiet” for the last four days. Well, when I first started blogging, the notifications could be quiet for a few days and I would not even care. The weird thing is, I receive likes and new followers in the emails. So, what is happening?

I know I am rather new in blogging and I am using the free version. Nonetheless, I would like to know, is this normal? Do you face the problem? If yes, how do you resolve the problem?

Note: When I check on the list of my followers, the “new” followers that come through my email account actually exist, so it is the notifications button which is not functioning well, I guess?