The Liebster Blog Awards
Yesterday’s post acknowledged that Da Bear from the outstanding Bearly Rambling site bestowed upon Heck Of A Guy the prestigious Liebster Blog Award, earning DrHGuy the opportunity and the duty to designate and anoint the next five winners.
The full set of Liebster Blog Award regulations follow:
- Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
- Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
- Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.
- Reveal your 5 blog picks.1
- Let them know you chose them by posting on their blog.
Note: I eliminated from contention all those sites that do not behave like blogs. So, while frequently I check, for example, LeonardCohenForum, LeonardCohenFiles, Speaking Cohen, Leonard Cohen Halls of Fame, The French Leonard Cohen Site, and similar locations, they do not function like blogs and weren’t considered for a Liebster Blog Award.
- Allison Crowe: Allison Crowe’s official site not only offers information, videos, and music about the next Canadian singer-songwriter but not infrequently issues a shout-out to other artists that have left an impression on Ms Crowe, including Leonard Cohen. In any case, Adrian du Plessis, who serves both as Allison’s personable manager and webmaster of the site writes prose that is entertaining, informed, and, on occasion, not unlike pirate lingo.
- Arlene’s Leonard Cohen Scrapbook: Arlene Dick is not only a fine reporter and videographer but also an incredibly astute and pithy blogger. Her posts are smart, well written, and idiosyncratically insightful.
- Celebrate Your Inner Fabiola! and View From A Farmhouse Window Too: Mary Wilson is an artist who blogs as “Mary” and as “Fabiola,” each of whom claim the other is her alter ego. She also performs more hard labor than any three men I know, routinely drives and maintains construction and farm equipment, and is one of the smartest people I’ve met. She writes about getting through the day on an isolated farm with grace, style, and wit.
- Current Cohen: Current Cohen is the gateway to Hermitage Prisoner’s (aka Roman Gavrilin) Holy Cyber-Cohen Empire, which includes Cohenscope, (a sophisticated but easy to use tool with links to and feeds from high quality sources of timely information pertinent to the work of Leonard Cohen), Abstractor Of The Quintessence (collects of artistic work, ranging from dance to videography to satiric verse to painting, based on, inspired by, or responding to Leonard Cohen’s music, poetry, and prose), Leonard Cohen Goes Commercial (a video collection of more than 40 TV ads that employ Leonard Cohen’s music or Leonard Cohen himself), and Old Ideas (the pre-release history of the 12th studio album by Leonard Cohen. From Summer 2011 rumors to January 2012 updates)
- Sweet Cottage Charm: Judy Green’s impressively eclectic site focuses on her amazing photography but also features crafts, architecture, and, yes, a Leonard Cohen post or two. It is a delight.
- The policy indicates that blogs selected should have fewer than 200 followers, but this appears to be uniformly ignored. [↩]