Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Community is a big focus in elementary school.  We ask, "What is a community?",  "How do people in a community support one another?",  "How have communities changed over time?",  "Why are communities important?"

There are many ways to link communities with our basic human desire to have our needs and wants met.  Communities exist and develop to make life easier, more efficient and therefore, more enjoyable.

We all belong to more than one community and new communities are springing up all the time.  The blogging community is a relatively new development but the questions above can certainly be applied to it.

So it was nice to have received a show of support from the blogging community, specifically Xpressive Handz and Eh? What? Huh?, with the Liebster Award. Liebster is a German word that means dearest, beloved or favorite.  This award is bestowed on blogs that have less than 200 followers but deserve a bit more attention. It is a way to get the word out I suppose.

This award comes with some rules.
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Give your top 5 picks for the award.
  • Inform your top 5 by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.

And the Liebster Award goes to...
  1. Barbara at Looking2Live
  2. Pauline at Writing Down the Words
  3. Angella at 37 Paddington
  4. Joy at I've Got a Crush on...ME!
  5. Steve at Shadows and Light
Happy Holidays!


Angella Lister said...


Thank you! You made my day. (Sorry my blog is such a downer today.)

I love what you say about community, too. Interestingly, my daughter wrote A LOT about community in her college application essays, which made me realize how seminal all that early work about community was in shaping who she is today. and her take on community was very much as you reflect here. I can imagine the lifelong effect you are having on the children lucky enough to be in your class.

Happy holidays, friend.

(e said...

Just awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Keep up the good work!


Gary said...

Angella - Your blog is so special because it is honest and bare (and well written) and sometimes life can get you down. It's all part of the experience. Thanks for being part of mine.

(e - Thank you! I appreciate the support. It's motivating.

Steve Reed said...

Awww, thanks! How awesome! This is my first-ever blog award! Stumbling into our blog "community" has been so rewarding for me. When I stopped blogging for a while I really missed it. I'm glad you and all the rest of our fellow bloggers are out there. :)

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