What's a Liebster Award? Well, a Liebster can look like this:
Or even this:
There are lots of different designs and new ones being made by bloggers all the time, but it's not what it looks like that counts. Here's some of the info I've gathered about the Liebster Award:
Liebster is a German word that means dearest, lovely, cute, beloved, and welcome- not a bad group of adjectives to have associated with your name.
It's been around since at least 2010.
It is an international award, as you can find posts written about it in German, French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as English.
At the time of nomination the blogger is "new," in that they have fewer than 200 followers.
It is not an award that you win, per se, but rather a recognition given by bloggers to other bloggers for work well done.
If nominated, the blogger must answer questions about themselves and their blog, nominate bloggers of their choice, and ask them the same or new questions. Bloggers link to their nominators and nominees. Although it is some effort, through the process you learn about new teachers and are discovered by others. In the blogosphere, it is an appreciated, welcoming gesture!
The Liebster Award is certainly not just for teacher blogs, but most of the bloggers on this page are teachers. And although they all had less than 200 followers at the time the award was given, many have more now, and for good reason.
Whether you are a teacher or a teacher-blogger, click on the buttons below to find Liebster Award recipients, new teacher tips, and perhaps some new friends as well!
If your blog received a Liebster Award be sure to link up your blog below. If you haven't placed a Liebster Award icon on your blog yet, feel free to grab one from up above- these are all in common use and have no copyright that I can find. No need to place and link a specific button from this page to your blog, but you might link the Liebster Award on your blog to this page, so people find more info and Liebster recipients.
While you're here be sure to check out some of your fellow Liebster bloggers. Spread the word!