Blog of the Year 2013 Award and Liebster Award

20131201-215122 I am so pleased, honored, and surprised that my friend Diana has nominated me for these two awards. For the sake of time, I decided to do one post including all the information needed for both awards. I want to introduce you to Diana, a gracious and loving Australian woman.  She is a freelance writer, and an  animal lover and advocate.  She writes columns for newspapers and has published a children’s book.  And she has three children at home and a house full of those animals she loves so much. She says that she is thankful for the help and encouragement she receives from her family and friends in order to  accomplish so many tasks over and above the blogging!   Please visit her at   You will enjoy and feel good reading Diana’s approachable, positive, interesting blog that she writes to improve her writing.  Be inspired by this lady’s ” always glass half full!”

Here are the blogs that I am nominating for the Bog of the Year 2013:






It is difficult to decide with so many fine blogs out there. I tried to have a variety for this award.

Here are your instructions if you choose to accept this award:

1. Select the blog (s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog (s) you have chosen. There are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required. Present the blog (2) with their award.

3. Let the blogs(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them. ( Please don’t alter the instructions or the badges. )

4. Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog of the Year 2013 Award via this link:

5. You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.Click the link here: Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6.  And as a winner of this award, please add a link back to the blog that presented  you with this award and  then proudly display the award on your blog. and start collecting stars!

Yes-That’s right-There are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once-this award is different! When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award- and every time you are given the award by another blog- you can add another star! There are a total of 6 stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs- and even if they have already been given the award by someone else- you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum of 6 stars!

You can either ‘swoop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award- or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award 6 times! You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges. Congratulations to all the nominees! Blessings  to everyone! Thank you once again to Diana at liebster award

Rules of Liebster Award:
1. Post acceptance post and include a thank you to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Choose at least 10 bloggers you wish to nominate with links to their blogs.
3. Answer 10 questions, nominator sent to you.
4. Include 10 questions for your nominees  to answer.
Questions for me and my answers:
1. My favorite music is good old 60s Rock and Roll!
2. One thing I would change in the world would be more understanding between people.
3. I am a half-full glass person.
4. I have two children. . . . . Katherine and Christian
5. I did not participate in NaNoWriMo in November, but I am a daily blogger.
6. I have neither published or self-published any of my tales.
7. A super power I would like to have is wisdom.
8. My favorite movie is “Lost in Translation!” Bet most of you have not even heard of that!
9. My dream job is writing whatever suits my fancy. . .  .oh…I am doing that !
10. I have a PC now but I have had a Mac.  Don’t really care but just like it to work!
Questions for my nominees to answer:
1. What is your favorite music?
2. What one thing would you change in the world?
3. Is your glass half-full or half-empty?
4. Do you have children?  What are their ages?
5. Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this November?
6. Publish or self-publish?
7. What one super power would you like to have?
8. Favorite movie?
9. Dream job?
10. PC or Mac?
Hear are the blogs I am nominating for the Liebster Award. Please visit their blogs and encourage them!
Congratulations to all!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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48 Responses to Blog of the Year 2013 Award and Liebster Award

  1. Congrats on those awards! 60’s music is the best! How can anyone not know ‘Lost in translation?’ “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you” -Bob Harris, Lost in Translation 🙂


  2. Morgan says:

    Congratulations Annetbell 🙂 entirely merited, to be sure! And thank You ever so for your kindest nomination of Booknvolume….it is ever appreciated ! 🙂
    Blessings and Peace~


  3. foodbod says:

    Congratulations 🎉 well deserved! And yes, I’ve heard of Lost In Translation, I’ve watched it too ☺️ does that mean I’m of a certain age…?


  4. Dr. Rex says:

    TY for nominating “It Is What it Is” … for the Blog of the year!! This one makes it my 7th star!!! I really appreciate your nomination!!
    I will pay it forward soon ….. __/l\__


  5. doncharisma says:

    Congrats and thankyou Annet, very kind 🙂 warm regards Don Charisma


  6. "A Curious Mind" says:

    🙂 “Congadulations!” 🙂


  7. nixe says:

    Congratulations, dear Annetbell 😀
    And thank you for nominating my blog NixesFischnetz. I’m surprised. Do not be angry, but it is enough for me to know that you like and visit my blog.
    I am honored!


  8. Congratulations on your award!


  9. buffalotompeabody says:

    Thank you for the nomination!


  10. Rohan says:

    Congratulations on your awards! They’re well deserved!
    And thank you for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award! I’ll start working on the Q/A now! 😀


  11. Rusha Sams says:

    Congratulations! I always love reading the responses bloggers have for the questions! Yours are interesting!


  12. David M says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to you!


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