i’ve been given the Liebster Award!

i’ve been following a new blog, Tracks by Linds, for some time now. though i don’t know Linds personally, every new post that pops up in my inbox from her feels like reading an update from a friend. i love her conversational style and her thoughtful musings on this beautiful, funny journey we call life.

so it was an incredible honour when she named me among her top 5 blogs that deserved the Liebster Award (thanks for the love!).

i don’t know the history behind the award but it seems to be one of these “blog awards” that somehow makes its way across the vast blogosphere, helping people to stumble upon obscure, but good blogs that deserve more recognition.

anyway, this particular award recognises blogs who have preferably under 200 followers but are deserving of more. i’m not sure of the follower count for my top 5 (and not all of them are on WordPress) but here are a few blogs i think deserve a lot more love!

1. for the love of motion

i stumbled across this blog at a time in my life when i was very lost and searching desperately for answers. this blog may not have given me all of them, but it helped point me in the right directions. the blog’s tagline ‘live free. touch everything. never be tamed.’ sums up its essence – a haunting, absolutely captivating journal of a man in love with the sheer pleasure of being alive. the words and images posted on this blog draw me into another a world, a world shimmering with hope, love, possibility, frailty, beauty.

2. resolved2worship

alyssa is the kind of mother i’ve dreamed of becoming since i discovered her blog four years ago. people tell me i’m too young to be thinking about marriage and children, but the courage, honesty, and life brimming from this blog inspires me to continue to walk towards the road less chosen. i was homeschooled, and my childhood days were some of the simplest, best days of my life. and i would give anything to relive them all over again and make them happen for kids of my own.

3. little reminders of love

i discovered this blog more recently but have kept stopping by for a fresh dose of inspiring, thought-provoking, heartwarming quotes and reflections, especially about love, relationships, growing up, and just learning about life in general.

4. God’s fingerprints

i wish i could print out these soulful, creative photographs + beautiful typography and stick them all over the walls of my room.

5. bliss: towards a delicious life

before you think this is a food blog, it’s not, but it does serve up a very delicious dishing of soul food. i come here for writing that inspires me, nourishes me, comforts me. and because the author can make even scrawled graffiti on a bathroom wall sound poetic.

so there you go, my top 5 picks. copy + pasting the rules for how to participate:

If you receive the award, you should:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite bloggers and keep it going!

p/s – i’ve taken the liberty to design my own liebster blog logos – feel free to share them and use them when nominating your own liebster blogs. 

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