Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back Home & I Got An Award!

Hey all! I'm finally back home from my little vacation. I was on for a brief day, but I could do any memes this week. But, don't fret. By next week, things will hopefully go back to normal. 

In other news... well, I have two big things that happened. 
  • I'm getting published! Not a story, but my poem! This is my second time being published, the first was on a website named Wattpad, and that was with a bunch of other Wattpad writers. This time, it's with international poets! I found out this when I got home I got a letter in the mail that stated that my poem passed the 'amateur' stage and is in the 'finalist' stage. I could also win 1 of 116 prizes - the grand prize being $1000.00 :D The poem I submitted wasn't even...well, I'll say, my best work. It was a class assignment; to write a poem that related yourself to a thing. I rock at those, I helped a load of other people out with them because I loved making them up. But, plain and simple, I'm being published inside a book that is worth almost $50 dollars! That's the real deal right there. :)

In another exciting and thrilling news, I got an award! My first real award. Can you (I) believe that?! Me! I was so happy that I get the chance to pass the award on to other fellow bloggers. 

Happily Never Ending was made on Friday, April 15th. I barely expect to reach 10 followers, thinking no one gives a biscuit about my opinions when there are loads of other people giving their opinions about the same thing. But then, I got my first comment, from a lovely lady named Kristin who made me definitely want to continue blogging, knowing I have someone on my side! And now here I am, 62 fabulous followers later and I have made friends with some of them. Never would I had expected that one of those followers would graciously pick me as a recipient to an award. I have to give a huge thanks to the amazing and remarkable April at Books4Juliet who passed this award on to me!I wish I could give you a hug, but since we can't see each other face-to-face, I'm going to give you a virtual hug. *virtual hug* :D I bet you had a load of people you could have chosen, but you thought of me! You are so sweet. Thanks so much!

And another wonderful blogger nominated me as well! My jaw dropped when I saw that someone else picked me as well! So, thank you Stephanie at Steph Likes Books for passing the award on to me too! You are a superb girl and definitely one of my favorite UK bloggers! :D
Now, on to the fun part. It's my turn to give back and pass this award on to other people. Who I believe deserve this just like April thought I did! I didn't think it would be so hard to find blogs that qualify, but it is hard. But, I enjoy going through all the blogs. 

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. The rules of the award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

And I believe that since I was picked twice, the appropriate thing to do is instead of picking just 5, I should pick 10. It'd only be fair.

My Top 10 Picks for the Liebster Blog Award {in alphabetical order by name} 

O.ops I Read That Book - AgnesPink ; A YA blogger with a load of potential. Plus, I couldn't help but continuing checking her her blog when I saw there was pink everywhere! Pink is my favorite color, so I was happy to see a lot of pink. Plus, pink is included in her username! 

The Life of Fiction - Carole ; So close, to the brink of hitting 200 followers, but at the time, she hasn't. Her blog is beautiful. One of those blogs that you have to keep scrolling down because you want to see more of the prettiness of it. She reviews a load of YA. Who doesn't want to check out a blog titled The Life of Fiction? The name is persuading enough!

Ramblings of a Random Girl - Chelsea ; One of my favorite blogs to visit. Her blog is gorgeous! Plus, she writes  genuinely delightful reviews. She's also loves to craft things. I'm loving her obsession right now, which is friendship bracelets. I bet she makes beautiful bracelets! Maybe if you ask her, she'll send you pictures! 

Maybe Its Love - Jess ; Jess owns a cute little blog. She's a fourteen year old YA blogger that enjoys to graphic design. She's also an aspirant to be a famous writer. Don't be unwilling to take our time to visit her; maybe you'll fell in love with her blog just like I did! 

Pretty Little Book Head - Kennedy {Kandee} ; I couldn't not nominate her, because she is one of my best friends and I  love her blog. She just recently started blogging and you don't know how excited she gets whenever some compliments her blog or she gets a new follower. Definitely don't hesitate to check her blog out.

Y.A Reviewz ♥ - Liddy ;  is a 13 year old YA blogger who runs a favorite blog of mines. I not only like her  because she's in my age group, but she reviewed some of my favorite books and books I want to read soon. She has read an assortment of books, so don't be scared to go see if she has reviewed some of your enjoyable picks.

PaulaSHx - Paula ; A Brazilian YA blogger that lives in the UK. She's an aspiring writer, which I have in common with her, and she's sweet! I bet you'll love reading her views and taking her recommendations on books. I know I do! 

The Review Diaries - Rosy ; A YA blogger who is obsessed with books, Vampire Diaries, and cooking! Vampire Diaries is my favorite show, so I can relate. And of course I'm obsessed with books as well. Cooking.. not so much. But I like eating. Rosy also reads books that are at the top of my wish-list, so I love seeing her opinions.

Saba's Awesome Reviews - Saba ; She's a fantastic YA blogger. She runs a cute little blog. She also says that Unearthly and Delirium are the the most amazing books out there. Agree or disagree? Stop by her blog and tell her your opinion. 

Reading In Between The Lines - Sahina ; I adore this blog! Sahina is nice and sweet and a fairly new blogger. She writes honest and notable reviews on YA books. I recommend checking her out. You won't be disappointed.

That took forever to do, but I had fun finding those blogs! Next job, telling everybody that I awarded them! I think that's going to be the funniest part! I hope they get happy like I did! :) 


  1. Awwie! I love you best friend! This is awesome! Good luck on your award, and you publishing. Win some big bucks for me.:)

  2. OMG Thank You so much!
    You are too kind! I want you to know how happy this made me!!
    Yay I love you!
    Also congrats on getting your poem published!
    I really can't wait to read it!

  3. Kandee - Thanks! And maybe. :P

    AgnesPink - You are so very welcome! And thanks! :)

  4. Oh my God, you are waay too sweet! Thanks SO much for even considering me in the first place, this really is so unexpectedly sweet! :D I can't wait to read your poem and congratulations for being picked in the first place, I'm sure the poem was amazing even if you don't think it your best work :) I'm gona go follow the other blogs you mentioned too, they sound great! Thanks again for this Sierra! <3

  5. Congratulations on the poem and the award! Thank you so much for coming over to my blog and for nominating me! It's so lovely of you - so a huge thank you!

  6. THANK U!! I love ur blog tooooo! It's amazing, and ur so funny! I'm definitely gonna give u this award as well~
    Saba from Saba's Awesome Reviews @

  7. Thank you!! I love your blog name: Happily Never Ending, very creative!

  8. Aww thank you so much for nominating me! I love your blog name and site! ♥

  9. Sahinio - Thanks! And you are so welcome! :)

    Rosy - Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the award!

    Saba - You're welcome! And haha, I wish I could take it again! Thank you though!

    Carole - Why thank you! :)

    Jess - You're welcome! And thanks!

  10. OMG!!! Jumps histerically up and down!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank so much!!! You have made my day!! I'm currently away and I have only got internet today long enough to read all the comments and posts!! This is wonderful!!! I'm sooooooo happy!!! Millions of virtual hugs and kisses for you lovely!! Thank you so much for nominating me!I will also check all the other bloggers. Thank you sooo much!

  11. Hello gorgeous, it's me. Again.
    I forgot to say congrats on being published! So... CONGRATS!!! WELL DONE YOU! I have also added a little thank you note for the nomination here: <3

  12. Paula - You are so welcome! I'm so happy that I made your day! You sound exactly like I did when I found out I got this award! And Thank you! :D

  13. Congrats on your award! That's super exciting! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  14. Rachel - Thanks so much! And I am, but it's filled with rain and hail. Hailing in the summertime! Who would of predicted that? And I will definitely stop by! :D


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