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Liebster Award

Uncategorized By Meg Marrs 5 min read April 2, 2019 9 Comments

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Exciting news – K9 of Mine has been nominated for a Liebster Award! And I couldn’t be more excited!

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What is the Liebster Award?

If you don’t know what the Liebster Award is don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of it before either. The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognize great blogs while encouraging bloggers to share and learn a bit more about one another.

I was nominated by Elaine from Chasing Dog Tales. I definitely recommend checking her blog out if you haven’t already. Not only does her blog look fantastic, but it’s also packed with really great, quality posts about all things dog! Make sure you take a read around!

How the Liebster Award Works:

When you accept the Liebster Award, you answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you, while also adding 11 random facts about yourself. Next you have to nominate 3-11 other bloggers while adding your own 11 questions! All right, let’s get to it!

My Liebster Award Nominees:

These are blogs I have recently come across and am very excited about, which is why I am choosing to nominate them for a Liebster Award. They have great information and are tons of fun, so be sure to check them out!

Liebster Award Rules

Should nominees accept the Liebster award, here are the rules:

  • Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated.
  • Copy and paste the Liebster logo onto your own blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.
  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate and link to 3 to 11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers or are less than 12 months old.
  • List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.
  • Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

Questions From Elaine of Chasing Dog Tales

1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Just kidding! What’s your primary motivation for blogging?

Wow, that was a scary one for a minute there! 😀 I’ve always loved blogging and content writing, and I’ve always loved dogs! One day I decided – hey, why not combine the two?

2. How would you describe your dog’s personality?

Because of my apartment dwelling, I don’t get to live with a canine pal (and I can’t stand it!) Luckily I get to see my family dog Lucy a lot. Lucy is an Enligh Cocker-Spaniel who got her name from Lucy of Peanuts, so that probably says plenty about her personality 😉 She’s quite the little princess and turns into a second shadow around dinnertime. I love how excited she always is to see me – she’ll come charging at me like a bull at a red matador.

3. What do you find most frustrating about blogging?

I think the most frustrating thing about blogging for me is that sometimes I’ll work very hard on a post and I’ll think it’s going to do very well, but then it can sometimes be a bit of a flop! That can be really tough.

4. What do you find most rewarding about blogging?

Blogging has allowed me to learn and experiment so much. Not only do I get to learn from the great bloggers around me, but I also learn from the research I do on new dog training topics. In addition I get to experiment with WordPress and learn more about running a website. It’s so rewarding!

5. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Probably that I don’t technically share a house with a dog right now. It’s a little weird being someone who blogs about dogs but doesn’t live with one! Still, I love dogs so much and have wonderful dogs in my life – so that’ll have to be enough for now!

6. What have you learned from your dog?

My previous family dog taught me a big lesson – about saying goodbye. Benzy was the first important person in my life to pass away, and healing from the death of a pet is always hard. He taught me so much – how to be there for your friends, how to be thankful, how to express love to those around you. Teaching me how to say goodbye was his last big lesson.

7. What was the hardest thing to teach your dog?

For years I tried to teach Benzy how to wipe his paws on the rug before coming in. It never quite caught on I’m afraid.

8. What type of articles do you enjoy working on the most?

I actually love making infographics – they are a ton of fun and allow me to learn more about design, which has always been a side interest of mine. Plus, people seem to really enjoy them. I hope I can do more of them in the future!

9. If you could share only one piece of wisdom with novice dog owners, what would it be?

Appreciate and enjoy every day with your doggie, and let them teach you how to see the world with a dog’s enthusiasm and zest for life! They really know how to live.

10. What do you have planned in the near future for your blog?

I really hope to start spending more time on visual assets for the blog – I want to do more dog quotes, more infographics, etc.

11. What makes you laugh?

Dragging Lucy around when we play tug-of-war always gives me a good chuckle!

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. I absolutely hate cucumbers, but I love pickles!
  2. I wanted a dog my entire life, but didn’t get one until I was 14 years old (and that was by happenstance!)
  3. I’ve traveled to 20+ different countries.
  4. In addition to dogs, I’ve had pet newts, hamsters, and, of course, goldfish.
  5. I’m an avid gamer, my console of choice being the PS3.
  6. I order Thai food from the takeout restaurant down the street at least once a week.
  7. I’ve been blogging since I was 12 years old!
  8. I have never owned a pair of real high heels (nothing more than 1 inch).
  9. I have a tremendous sweet-tooth that can never be satiated.
  10. I go crazy over green tea ice cream.
  11. My dog once managed to eat a whole bag of Lindt truffles without any ill-effects. Lucky dog!

My Questions for Nominees

Here are my questions for the great bloggers who I’m nominating for a Liebster Award!

  1. What made you decide to start a blog?
  2. What has been the most challenging aspect of blogging?
  3. What has been the most rewarding aspect of blogging?
  4. If you had to choose one, would it be peanut butter or jelly?
  5. What are you watching on TV these days?
  6. What’s your funniest pet story?
  7. If you got to choose, what would your last meal on Earth be?
  8. What’s your weapon of choice in a zombie apocalypse?
  9. How did you think up the title of your blog?
  10. What is your favorite candy bar?
  11. What’s your favorite thing about pet ownership?
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Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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Rowan Luscan

Hint I really like the design of your blog. How did you do it? I’m just 10

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Meg Marrs

Hey Rowan! I made it with Thrive Themes (http://thrivethemes.com/). I’ve done a lot of customizing, but that’s what I started with. You should definitely make a website, it’s tons of fun!

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Elaine

I loved your answers Meghan and I’m so happy you accepted the award! I would have never known you’ve been blogging since you were 12 years old and were an avid gamer, very cool!

I agree that one of the things I find most rewarding about blogging is how much I learn from my fellow bloggers. Great post! 🙂

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Gilligan

Thanks so much for the nomination! We were actually nominated by our furiend Noodle not too long ago. You can check out our responses here: http://wagsahoy.com/2015/02/03/an-award-for-a-ween/

*wags* – Gilligan from WagsAhoy.com

P.S. – Papa says first time he tried cucumbers, he took one look at them and thought, “that’s going to make me sick.” He instantly threw up after the first bite! It wasn’t until at least ten years later that he even discovered that pickles were pickled cucumbers, and that has let him approach cucumbers again (because he loves pickles).

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Meghan

That’s SO funny! My experience was exactly the same! Cucumbers made me throw up as a kid and I haven’t touched one since! That’s too funny – I thought I was the only one. Glad you and Papa and Momma and getting the recognition you deserve! 🙂

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jan

Thank you so much. I enjoyed getting to know you through your answers. I hope you get a dog soon, there are so many out there that deserve a good home.

I’m so dull and boring that answers that I write about myself put everyone to sleep.

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Meghan

I’m hoping my next apartment will allow pets! *fingers crossed* Haha, I can tell from reading your blog you aren’t dull or boring.

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Caren Gittleman

Thank you so much!! We are honored!!! So kind of you! Thank you! Mom and I are trying to follow your blog but we don’t see follow by email. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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Meghan

You are most welcome! Oh thanks for the reminder, I meant to add an email follow option ages ago. Just added it now! Lots of barks and cuddles right back at ya! 🙂

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