Connecting – the Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

 Connecting – the Liebster Award

 

My readers know that my word for 2015 is Connect.  I’m working on connecting in many different ways and one of those ways is by working with other bloggers online.  For the last 4 weeks, and continuing until whenever, I’ve been working on the #AnythingGoes blogger link up party with two lovely women, Marilyn and Sue.  Sue has nominated me for the Liebster Award.

For those not familiar with the Liebster Award, bloggers nominate other bloggers who are relatively new and trying to establish their blogs and build up a readership.  While I’ve been blogging since 2008, Sandy’s P.O.V. is not quite a year old.  I have some questions that I need to answer and then I get to nominate other bloggers for the Liebster Award.  So, here goes nothing!
 

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  • How did you decide on the name of your blog?
    I remember sitting with my husband when I was thinking of a name for my new product and book review blog.  He actually came up with Sandy’s P.O.V. or point of view.  He thought it was catchy and original and I agreed, so Sandy’s P.O.V. was born.

 

  • Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
    I think I originally wanted to be a product reviewer to get free stuff, but after I started putting in all of the time and energy, I realized that I wanted to help people choose between the good and bad products.  The perks are great, I can’t lie, but it’s A LOT of work.

 

  • What is it that you love most about blogging?
    I love connecting with my readers and with other bloggers.  I’m starting to really enjoy helping other bloggers.  While I started Sandy’s P.O.V. with just a few friends as support, I went into it going blind and without a lot of information.  I’m currently taking a four week blogging course that I won courtesy of Blogelina.  I’m already learning a lot.

 

  • What is your favorite food?
    I can only choose one?!?!?!  My blog – my rules!  I love pizza and ice cream.  It doesn’t make for a very good diet.  My pizza needs to be New York style; I am a Connecticut girl and I have standards.  My ice cream ranges from plain old vanilla to moose tracks, but I’m happy with a good coffee ice cream.

 

  • What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?
    I used to really love Diet Coke, but I can taste the chemicals in it, so I don’t drink it too much.  I drink a lot of water.  I occasionally will have a glass of wine though.

 

  •  What is an item you cannot live without?
    I love my cell phone, Burt’s Bees lip moisturizer, and my Bible.

 

  • What are eleven random facts about yourself?
    1. I have the radio on from the time I get up at 5:30 AM until I get out of the car at the end of the day at 5 PM.
    2. My husband and I are currently less than 2 years away from having our Doctorate of Theology.
    3. I dislike driving, but love riding in the car.
    4. I hate wearing shoes and actually only own about 4 pairs that I wear regularly.
    5. I love the ocean and feel at home when I am there.
    6. I don’t go out without mascara.  I have very fine eyelashes and I feel really weird without mascara on them.
    7. I’m addicted to eyeshadow.  I love pretty colors and love making my eyes look pretty.
    8. While I’m a Social Worker, I act as an attorney (actually non-attorney representative) for my clients at work.
    9. I hate the heat and humidity, which isn’t a good thing, since I live in Florida.
    10. I was once on a plane with Elvis Pressley when I was a toddler.  We were flying to Memphis.
    11. I once walked down a street in New York City right past the original MTV VJ Alan Hunter and totally missed seeing him.  I did, however, see his aqua shoes.

 

  •  If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
    As long as I’m living with my husband and my family isn’t too far away, I’m good.  I would like to retire somewhere close to my best friend, Kathy, because we’ve lived really far away from each other for the last 25 years and I really miss being closer.

 

  • If you could meet anyone from history, alive or dead, who would it be?
    I would love to meet Mother Theresa.  She was an amazing, selfless woman who gave of herself as a child of God.  She truly embodied what Christian love is all about.

 

  • What is your favorite outdoor activity?
    I love exploring on road trips or being by the ocean (not the Gulf of Mexico where I live).  Again, if I’m with my husband, I’m where I want to be.

 

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    I’m not really sure.  I pretty much expect to be in the same job and doing the same thing.  I really enjoy what I do.  I know I’ll have a Doctorate of Theology.  My husband will be retired and on to his next adventure.  I have a hard time seeing that far in the future, so I’m not really sure.

 

So here’s the connecting part.  I have to nominate 11 bloggers for the Liebster Award. 

  1. Ashley Mikula Photography
  2. o2b Fun
  3. Mutation Art
  4. Unus Sed Leona
  5. Jacqueline Faust
  6. Martina Landolt Photography
  7. Being Free
  8. Memoirs of a Phat Chick
  9. This Woman Child
  10. Journal of Jane Doe
  11. And This Marine Wife

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW NOMINEES OF THE LIEBSTER AWARD:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the following:

  • Write a post about the fact that you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award.
  • In this post, link back to and show some love to the person who nominated you, also nominate 11 other new blogs that would not have more than 1000 followers.  Let these nominated bloggers know that you have nominated them and provide a link back to your page to ensure that they are familiar with the Award.
  • Display the Award in your post and in your side bar.
  • Answer the questions about yourself.
  • Put your post with your nominated 11 blogs for the Liebster Award, on social media. Spread the love!

Here are your questions:

  1. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
  2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
  3. What is it that you love most about blogging?
  4. What is your favorite food?
  5. What is your favorite thing to drink (alcoholic or not)?
  6. What is an item you cannot live without?
  7. What are eleven random facts about yourself?
  8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  9. If you could meet anyone from history, alive or dead, who would it be?
  10. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

 

Connect

 

 

 

About Sandy Sandmeyer

Lover of Jesus, Scott, my family, sea glass, eyeshadow, pretty toes, the stars & autumn. Theology school student. Doctor of Sacred Studies.

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