It Almost Sounds like "Lobster"

But it's not. It's "liebster" and it means friend in German. It's also an award that was given to me. See?

It was given to me by K.V.Briar. She is personally responsible for at least my last three followers, so that little number over there that says "50 Followers," that's because of her :) This is my shout-out to her, with my thanks for the award and for introducing me to her own followers. Make sure you check out her blog! You can't go wrong with the woman who thinks in ink and who's mother to the Prince and Princess of Briar Castle.

There's no tell-us-seven-things rule to go along with this award. It's sole purpose is to connect bloggers, specifically those with less than 200 followers. Look how quick and simple these rules are:
  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
  5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.
You know what's crazy? I had to go through the list of people I follow three times to find five bloggers who had less than 200 followers. So, these five people listed below are slow-and-steadiers like me whose blogs ought to have more traffic than they do because they're great.

1. Melissa
2. Ashley
3. Bluestocking
4. Krista
5. Christine

I'd spend more time talking about each of them, but my textbooks are calling me. With only twelve credits of the BA left, I cannot ignore them any longer. So I'm off to study and I hope you're off to check out my Liebsters :)


  1. Thanks for the award! I'll be posting about it shortly.

    Slow and steady blogging ftw!

  2. Thank you so much for the award! :)

  3. @Bluestocking and @Krista - You're welcome! It was my pleasure to award them :)

    @Jen - What can I say? I was hungry when I was writing the post ;)

  4. Very cool congrats! Also, now I've got to read your story since you mentioned it on my blog;)

  5. Thanks so much, Caitlin! I am so appreciative of your award and can't wait to explore your blog. I'm totally new at this and you've inspired me to post more often. Wow--people are actually reading that aren't related to me? :)

  6. Good job on the new award. That Lobster, I mean Liebster is getting around. I got one too. I think it has been a great way to connect.

  7. @Mark - Thanks :) I'd actually like you to read it, I think. I've only ever gotten positive feedback (good PW review from the Amazon contest in 2010, and the nicest rejection you could ask for from Candlewick) so I don't want to start making changes just because I feel like I should probably edit the thing again. So a fresh, male perspective/impression would be really helpful. If you're serious about reading it, would you email me (there's an email button on the left side of my full profile)?

    @Melissa - You're so welcome! I'm still a baby blogger too, so don't worry - you have plenty of company ;) And you have at least one reader who isn't related to you, haha. I was just glad to find someone who shares my love of all things old.

    @Jessie - Thank you, and congrats on your own award. I know I've connected with a few more people because of it.

  8. Congrats, Caitlin!! <3

  9. Aww! I am so honored, Caitlin! Thank you so much! :) I love how we're all such a close blogger family, lol!

  10. @Cherie - Thanks! <3

    @Ashley - My pleasure, m'dear :) It's pretty nice, isn't it??

  11. congrats on your award! it's nice to see peoples' followers growing!

  12. Hey, guess what I gave you some more awards. Hop on over :)

  13. Hi Caitlin,

    My name's Kate, and I'm an aspiring YA writer from Utah. I just discovered your blog and I already love it! (Especially the background.) This is such a great idea to help other bloggers get followers...I'm going to check out their blogs now! Anyways, I'm looking forward to more of your posts!

  14. @Jen - Oh yay! Thanks girl ;) I'll be over shortly. After I get my Wednesday post written...one of these days I'll actually get one posted in the morning instead of the wee hours of night. Someday.

    @Kate - Well hello :) I'm so glad you like it around here. I took a quick tour around your blog. You're quite impressive - agented (I actually queried him once) with your debut under consideration at Scholastic all by the age of 18. Congratulations on your success! I'll be by again tomorrow to become a follower. My computer is being finicky and won't bring the follow button up just now.


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