I am very excited to announce that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Catherine at londonlately. I’ve been reliably informed that ‘leibster’ comes from a German word meaning ‘favourite’ or ‘dearest’ so I’m incredibly grateful for Catherine’s nomination. So, what exactly do these awards entail? Well, I believe it goes something like this …
The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognize and promote new up and coming blogs of a good standard with less than 200 followers. Nominees are asked to:
1. Post 11 facts about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions they’ve been asked.
3. Nominate 11 other blogs and ask them 11 questions of their own.
4. Display the Liebster Award logo.
Yesterday, The Daily Post suggested that I comment on the following:
Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.
I haven’t attempted any of the daily prompts yet but I thought that, as a new blogger, this might be the perfect place to start. I think that ‘The Ropes in London’ is a fairly self-explanatory title but then I would, I picked it. Other titles I considered were ‘Learning in London’ (I think that was taken), ‘LearningLondon’ (I didn’t really like this one) and ‘Lessons in London’ (which sounds like it might involve whiteboards and timetables). So, in trying to come up with something like ‘Learning in London’, I toodled off to find myself an online thesaurus. One of the first synonyms for ‘Learning’ was ‘Learning the Ropes’ and so ‘The Ropes in London’ was born.
I’ve been reliably informed that the first post is always the hardest – so here goes!
“The Ropes in London” will, all being well, reveal the challenges and highlights of moving from a comfortable family home in the London suburbs to the city itself. Although, while I say ‘city’, given financial issues and the cost of renting in London, ‘less suburby’ might have been a more accurate term! I hope that it will narrate finding and renting a property, getting to grips with bills and taxes, hopefully starting a job and getting used to having a proper income after student-life and, fingers crossed, the fun that happens along the way.
Don’t Stop! There’s More …