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Gabriel Penn of Gabriel to Earth awarded me a Liebster Award! Thanks, Dude! Now, the Liebster is very much like the Creative Blogger Award which I was awarded in April; it’s not an official award with a committee or anything… It’s more of an acknowledgement from another blogger that they think your blog is cool and they ask you pass the award along to a number of other bloggers you like with less than 200 followers.

Unfortunately, the Liebster is a chain-letter-bloggy thing. I’m touched to be given one because someone thought my blog was worthy, but I’m not going to get all spammy and try to FORCE other bloggers to do it by going out and tagging them. No, I’m a chainbreaker, and therefore I’m not going to “keep it going” by asking others to participate in it.

This version of the Liebster asks for us to “nominate” eleven other blogs for the reward. I believe that good blogs are made by people with good content and sharing worthwhile things… Filling up WordPress with chain-posts and tag-and-repost is counter-productive to crafting good content.

However, I’m all for pointing people to other blogers who I think are cool! So in addition to Gabriel’s blog linked above, here are ten more:

Imagine All Wonder

The Doom That Came

A Book of Creatures

The (Western) Canadian

Zeporan Memoirs

Gentle Fantasy Art.

Adventure Worlds

Daydreamer’s Diary

Just add space

Filleann an Feall

Gabriel also crafted eleven questions for the people he nominated, and I’m happy to answer them:

  1. Why do you blog?

I want to share my stories with the world, and taking maters into my own hands, I started a blog! Eventually I would like to be published, but Aethereal Engineer has become a way for me to share my experiences as a writer and connect with other readers and authors.

  1. Favorite music?

I am contractually obliged to say Epic Music. ;-)

  1. What would be your perfect day?

They day that I have a stranger come up to me and say that they loved one of my stories, and that it inspired them.

  1. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

To a TARDIS dealership with a gift certificate for one free TARDIS! I want to see everything and every-when.

  1. Favorite author?

Just one? Oh, I don’t know… I think that the Jason H. Abbott guy has potential… ;-)

  1. Coke or Pepsi?

Tea, earl grey, sweet.

  1. What is your favorite historical time period?

See number 4 above.

  1. Read on a Kindle or paperback book?

Both!

  1. Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Les Stroud with a working satellite phone.

  1. Favorite color?

Blue! No..wait-AHHHHHHH!

  1. What do you hope people get out of your blog?

On Aethereal Engines, I hope they get some great stories. On Aethereal Engineer, I hope they get inspiration and encouragement for their own writing by reading the things I post, and from how I share my experiences… And hopefully some wows and smiles. :-)

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