Mini Liebster & Library News!

Liebster

Thanks Tierney, I appreciate being nominated for the Liebster Award. Tierney is an amazing textile artist (as well as a big library fan) whom I’ve been following since I started my blog. You can find her here. I’ve been wanting to link a favorite post from her blog but was waiting until my library opened up again to do it.

 

Woohoo, the time is finally here! We’ve been allowed back in the building after almost 2 months of sheltering in place due to COVID 19. I am so excited to see my coworkers and get back to some semblance of normal. So far we’re not officially open to the public as we are taking this in-between time to do inventory etc., but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. To those patrons with their noses pressed against the glass waiting for the doors to open – Patience my dears, the time is near.

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For now though, read Tierney’s – Beastie Outing – Visit to the Library, while I fill in the requirements for the Liebster Award. (Due to time constraints I’m doing a modified version.)

(Mini) LIEBSTER AWARD RULES
•       Share 5 facts about yourself.
•       Give a shout out to 5 other bloggers.

Here’s the Facts:

  1. I love to travel especially when a cruise is involved. Can’t wait until it’s safe again.
  2. I’m a compulsive reader and get anxious if I don’t have a stack of books nearby. (I’ve amassed quite a library in my basement just in case the libraries ever closed – guess who never ran out of books during lockdown!)
  3. I love spending time with my husband, who is very funny and is also my best friend. A good evening is getting Café Rio take-out and watching classic movies.
  4. I’m a religious person but realize that isn’t for everyone, so adhere to a live and let live kind of faith. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – previously known as the Mormons, and I love the lifestyle. I joined in college and have never looked back.
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    5. For me, nothing beats a melty chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk. Close second – ice cold Dr. Pepper. In fact, I think I’ll get one now.

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Things I learned from Covid19 – I discovered that being still and leading a simple life is highly enjoyable and that people are basically kind and caring when the chips are down,  I relearned the value of friends and family, and how crucial certain people are to my happiness. Here’s to hoping we can move ahead in a new and better way.

Shout out to a Few Fun Bloggers:

 Retirementally Challenged – Favorite post – Sitting on the Deck of Bidet

Ancient Skies Nico writes hauntingly beautiful poetry and prose.

Marilyn YungThis is a great travel blog and her photos are stunning.

Norms 2.0 – Norm does a spotlight on Thursdays called Norm’s Thursday doors. It’s aimed at door lovers of the world, of which I am one!

North Liza Lane  – This blogger is an incredibly talented artist. I love that she sometimes shows the process of how she creates her masterpieces.

That’s all for today my friends. Thanks for reading and following along.  As always, I appreciate your comments and opinions.

Recognition Award

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Hi all, I’ve been nominated for the Blogger award by Sassy Library Fox. You might want to check out her fun book blog. Thanks, Sassy!

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Part of the deal for this award is to tell my blogging story and share two blogging tips. I can do that.

I started back in 2013, with a blog called the Library Lady Writes. It’s still out there but is seriously neglected these days. When I first started out I thought it would be fun to do a book review blog. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before I realized I didn’t actually enjoy writing book reviews. (I’d rather read those written by others like Sassy Library Fox). What I really liked was writing about the crazy things that happened in my everyday life like a tarantula falling into my underwear drawer or the fact that I’m terrified of the weed wacker. I worked on that blog for about 3 years, then decided to try my hand at freelancing for magazines, etc.  I still do that, but in 2019 I started to miss blogging. At that point, my favorite things were traveling, and visiting cool libraries around the world, so I started the Library Lady Travels blog and have a great time with that.

As for blogging tips, I don’t know if I have any great ones, but I’ll throw a couple of things out there.

  1. Comments – if someone takes the time to comment on one of my posts I ALWAYS respond and return the favor by going to their blog and commenting on one of their recent posts. One of my favorite parts of blogging is the social network you build through interaction with other bloggers. Without this, blogging wouldn’t even be fun.
  2. Topics – Write about things that are dear to your heart. I love writing about travel and have so many ideas for posts that I’ll never get them all finished. I also love libraries, so I combine the two topics. I’ve read so many times that you need to specialize on one subject to have an effective blog. I don’t agree. If you can find a way to tie your two great loves together in one blog, go for it. Variety is a good thing, and you won’t get burned out from writing about the same thing over and over.

That’s all I have to say for now except that I appreciate those who support and follow me. I’m constantly inspired by all the great writers out there.

Watch for my regular weekly post tomorrow – Banning Group Hugs, & Travel Signs.