The thrill quickly dissipated as I read the description of the award; it's for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.
The upside is, though my blog is relatively unknown, someone thinks it might be worth reading.
Randy's blog post included some information about the Liebster award, but, specifier that I am, I had to learn more about it. As I tracked backwards from his nomination, I found several variations with different requirements. Eventually, the rules seemed to stabilize at these:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. Thanks, Randy!
- Link back to the blogger who awarded you. http://sworegonarchitect.blogspot.com/
- Copy & paste the award to your blog.
- Nominate 5 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award who have less than 200 followers.
- Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Do you have ambitions for your blog? If so, what are they? Continuing the ambitions for the articles I have written for more than twenty years, I hope they are useful and used.
- Where would you live if you could live anywhere you wanted on Earth? So many choices, and I have seen but a few! In the end, proximity to my family is the most important criterion.
- Imagine you’ve won the lottery. If you had to nominate one charity to inherit your largesse, what would it be? Again, so many choices! Our current favorite charity is Hope Academy in Minneapolis. Hope is a privately funded school that provides a safe education - and hope - to inner-city kids. www.hopeschool.org/
- What is your favorite example of architecture? I love arches, so it's tough to decide between Roman and Gothic. The Romans took the arch and built an empire; Gothic cathedrals are a perfect expression of structure, making a megaton structure look as if it could float away.
- What excites you most? At my age, waking up is pretty good.
- If you could change one thing about the city or town in which you live, what would it be? I would add a couple of good restaurants.
- Are you a glass half-full or half-empty person? I'm a glass is twice as big as it needs to be person.
- What advice do you have for the young people in your profession? You didn't learn everything you need to know in school. Those contractors have a lot of practical knowledge you lack.
- Has technology changed your life for better or worse? Definitely for the better. As a sci-fi reader, I appreciate the marvels, but I am able to ignore those things that are done simply because they can be done.
- What’s the first item on your wish list? After the family is taken care of, more travel.
- Do you make and keep New Year’s resolutions? I'm sure I made resolutions at one time, but the only one I remember - the last one - was to quit smoking, New Year's Eve, 1971. I did it!
After seeing the various ways this award has been made, I'll deviate a bit from the rules. I don't know how many followers my nominees have; I hope I don't offend anyone who has hundreds of followers!
- Ron Geren, www.specsandcodes.com/
- Michael Chusid, www.buildingproductmarketing.com/
- Ken Adams, my favorite attorney. I'm sure he has more than two hundred followers, but he is unknown to most specifiers. www.koncision.com/category/blog/
- Ed Buch has been writing book reviews, many more than you will see here. http://csiwestregion.org/BuchNotes.html
- Michael Chambers has been writing for a long time. He's one of few who writes for those we formerly called Industry members. www.mcaspecs.com/all_articles.php
Happy New Year to all!
© 2013, Sheldon Wolfe, RA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, CSC