Hey! Lookee Me. "Arlene's Leonard Cohen Scrapbook" Won A Liebster Blog Award

March 17, 2012

Today, I was granted this award thanks to Dr Allan Showalter aka Dr HGuy, supreme webmeister of the Liebster Blog Award winning and Cohencentric Heck Of Guy and sister website, DrHGuy.

My Liebster Award requires bestowing five other blogs with this award.

My five blog award winners are:
1.  Jian Ghomeshi's CBC Q Blog  here 
Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends

 2.  Stephen Fry blog  here
The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry.

3.  Dean Engelhardt aka Dean (from Adelaide)  "lc down under 2010" here 
A Time Capsule of Leonard Cohen's 2010 Tour of Australia and New Zealand

4.  NEeMA, Watching You Think  here  
"i'm a writer, singer, searcher and traveler. i draw, take photos, dance and make videos. i give creativity workshops. i lived and worked for years with the Tlicho People in Northern Canada."

 5.  Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond)  here 
"I'm a desperate housewife.I live in the country. I channel Lucille Ball, Vivien Leigh, and Ethel Merman. Welcome to my frontier!"

What is this Liebster Blog Award all about, you might ask? 

I cannot describe it any better than the outstanding wordsmith Dr HGuy himself.  So, here are extracts from his blog.
While the origins of the Liebster Blog Award are obscure, the rules associated with it are well codified:
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
  5. Let them know you chose them by posting on their blog...
The math suggests that
  1. The Award is of recent origin. If each winner required a month to re-reward the Liebster, after one year more than 89762301673555230720 blogs would be flashing the Liebster prize.
  2. This is a virtuous variation on the chain letter/Ponzi scheme paradigm with links and good feelings rather than cash being shared.
I had never heard of it either. But I am darn proud to be an award winner. Thank you, Allan.


  1. Congratulations Arlene! love your blog and scrapbook. Thanks for your devotion and hard work. Lots of love and caring evident in your words and photos.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments, Leslie.
      You are very kind.