The award is called the Liebster Blog award. I'm not really sure where it all originated from but here's what I found so far...
Some time (in the recent past), somewhere (rumor has it that it might be Germany), someone (I'm guessing he/she was named Liebster) decided to do something nice for a whole lot of bloggers and started the Liebster Blog Award.In order to keep this lovely award going I have to pick 5 up and coming blogs who have less than 200 followers. I know this is a little chain mailish. But I'm playing along because it's meant to draw recognition to our fellow bloggers. But for those I am awarding, I would like to point out, there is no obligation to continue this award if it's not your thing. As far as I know, there are no "men in black" hiding out in corners ready to enforce compliance. And my feelings won't be hurt either.
It’s an award you receive, but it is also an award that you give. (source: some anonymous blogger?)
So here's the fabulous bloggers I spread the love to (and the award). Take some time to check them out!
For those 5 blogs I've listed above, in order to spread the love, here's what you do:
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.