Australian Capital Territory
17 Jan 2017
I began this blog on 22 December 2016. Four weeks ago. Thirty posts, a bunch of photos, a tonne of fun. I was inspired by seeing Josie of Josie Wanders commence a career as a full-time travel blogger. She has already visited some fabulous places, and I’ve shared BookCrossing.com escapades with her here and there around the globe.
I thought, wow, Josie is getting serious about this! Maybe I can follow in her footsteps, pursue a life of glorious adventure, take incredible photographs, lose a decade or two off my age and look amazing to boot.
A big ask, but I made a start, choosing a “postcard” format, aiming for a couple of photographs and around 250-350 words every day.
And now, thanks to Josie, I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award, a peer-nominated award for new travel blogs, awarded every year since 2011. “Liebster” is a German word meaning “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” Remarkably terse language, German, but I am honoured to be regarded as even one of these.
The Liebster Award:
- Liebster One – The Book
- Liebster Two – The Partner
- Liebster Three – The Bucket
- Liebster Four – The Dud
- Liebster Five – The Place
- Liebster Six – The Stand-Out
- Liebster Seven – The Seatmate
- Liebster Eight – The Tongue
- Liebster Nine – The Souvenir
- Liebster Ten – The Next Place
- Liebster – The Nominations