Why you should be happy with the Liebster Blog Award
Recently, I received a nomination for the Liebster Blog Award. I did some research, and I found out that some former nominees did not like to participate in the nomination process. Although this is their good right, I would still like to encourage everyone to accept this price and pass it forward. In this article I will explain why you should always accept the Liebster Blog Award nomination.
The Liebser what?
First let me give you a brief explanation about the Liebster Award. Bloggers will nominate other new blog writers, who, at their turn, pass the love forward again. Some people think it is a sort of chain letter, and that is probably the main reasons why it is not always positively received.
1. Readers get to know you
The person who nominates you will ask some questions about your blog and/or your life. This is a good opportunity to tell your readers a little bit more about yourself. People love to get to know the person behind the articles. Besides that, maybe it is even your first interview. How cool is that!
2. Blog recognition
The one who sends you love will put a link to your blog on his or her website. Same goes for the people who you nominate.This is a part of the procedure. You have to thank the blogger who awarded you. Currently you have to praise five new bloggers after receiving the Liebster Award. So in the best case, there will be six new people who refer to your site.
3. Connecting with other bloggers
Are you usually busy with your own blog? Receiving the Liebster Award is a good incentive to have a look around at the websites of your fellow posters. You have to nominate five new people, so grab that opportunity to discover interesting new blogs. Now you will focus on other writers instead of your own. Maybe you even become a fan of the newly discovered blogs.
4. Credibility indicators
Congratulations!! You received an award for your blog. How amazing is that! Some people do not take the Liebster Blog Award very serious, but there are always others who acknowledge the benefits. Some visitors will trust or admire your blog when they see that it has been nominated for a price. Rewards are nice credibility indicators. People like to see those things.
5. Suport new bloggers
The best aspect of the Liebster Award is that you get to help new bloggers. All these benefits that I mentioned, will be given to them as well. Forget all the negative Nancy’s who say that there is no real reward. These five points are nice benefits. They will hopefully give the newbie a lot of motivation and a jump start into the blogosphere.
How would you respond if you received a Liebster Blog Award. Would you exept it or ignore it, and why?
- Credibility Indicators: In this article you can read more about why I think credibility indicators are important. They can help you to gain an expert status.
- My Liebster Award Nomination: Find out more about my first blog recognition. This post includes my answers to the questions and a shout out to other bloggers.
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