Early this week, I was 'Leibstered' by Quizikle. Because my daddy taught me not to use words I didn't know the meaning off, I did a quick bit of research and found out that this a positive thing. Leibster is German for 'favorite/dearest' and the Liebster Award is something making the rounds on the Internet...a way for us small guys(less than 200 visits a day) to do some internal promotion. It's also a way for me to put out a post without having to come up with an original idea.
So...first off, Quizikle, thank you for the honor.
Now, a confession. Many times before, I have admitted to not being 'technical savy' so, ummm...one of the things I don't really know how to do is determine how many site visits someone gets a day. I mean, it's easy to guess by the number of comments on some folks blogs that they don't need my help.
I tried a program called statbrain, but it took a REALLY long time. I was able to take a shower waiting for results when I plugged in my own site for an accuracy test. I then tried webtraffic24, and while it was fast, I not pleased with the results. It said I only get 16 visits a day, and that Tam only gets 168, and that Oleg Volk get 210. I find those numbers hard to believe.
I'm flustered. I like to follow the rules...even if they are arbitray rules for an award that really doesn't mean anything. If I was a D&D Character, I would probably by Lawful Neutral.
Okay....I want to finish this today, so, I am just going to pick 5 sites that I like, and from comment numbers, look like they are not getting huge traffic. If I pick someone that is already getting more traffic than the 200 visits a day threshhold, I hope they won't be offended. If anyone IS offended, then, I guess they can have their money back.
The Girls Guide to Guns and Butter. This is one where I would be surprised if she wasn't over 200 visits a day, but screw it. I tried doing right, now I'm just doing. Good recipes, and if you click on her 'Homesteading' menu, she has THE BEST explanations for butchering various animals I have ever seen.
Scary Yankee Chick. Oh wait...she just got one of these a week ago.
How is this not like a chain letter? And this is tough, just because I don't go to that many blogs...
Alright...not going to agonize over it. I mostly wanted to acknowledge and say thanks to Quizikle sending me the award.
The Broken Patriot.
Shining Pearls of Something
Finally, because I'm a happily married man, and I wish to stay that way, we'll give me wife's site a boost...even though she only posts every 2 weeks, who know's when she'll realize I gave her this award...Mumsy Musings.
Man...that was way tougher than it should be been. Now, I still have to post on their blogs to let them know about the honor...