The Liebster Award – Part Two

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Belief is a fragile thing. Self-belief even more so. My belief in my own abilities washes in and out like a tide – sometimes I’m riding the crest of a wave, other times I’m submerged and overwhelmed. It’s at times like these that you have to find the strength to push through and carry on regardless.

Submerged by mpclemens courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons licensed by CC BY 2.0

It’s especially hard to keep that enthusiasm going with no input or encouragement from others. We tend to think we are alone in our struggles, that we must be the first to experience these feelings and that no one can truly understand but we are wrong. Even the most outwardly confident person battles demons of doubt.

Whilst we are all special snowflakes I bet the majority of our angst has been mirrored by others and that someone, somewhere will have been brave enough to blog about their feelings. That’s why it’s good to look beyond the boundaries of the world we have constructed and seek out new people. You may find a kindred spirit.

Horse looking over a wall – head in the clouds by Muffinn courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons licensed by CC BY 2.0

And how much easier the struggle would be if someone believed in us and what we are doing. What a shaft of sunlight that would be on the days when we are convinced the world is a cold and unfeeling place. I was delighted to discover my humble little blog and I had been nominated for a Liebster Award. What a wonderful validation. A pat on the back for all those times I have dragged myself to the keyboard when I literally wanted to be anywhere else. Finding out someone cares can make all the difference.

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Random Acts of Kindness by Kweez McG courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons licensed by CC BY 2.0

In April I blogged about the importance of having a cheerleader and crucially being a cheerleader for others. You can read that post here   The Liebster Award is cheerleading in action. If you can take part, do so – you won’t be disappointed.

For the rules of the Liebster Award go to

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6 thoughts on “The Liebster Award – Part Two

  1. Candelo Blooms 10/07/2016 / 11:45 am

    Excellent post as usual and you should never doubt yourself, because you write brilliantly! Also love your selection of Flickr photos- so perfect for their text! I hope you are getting plenty of new followers! Much Love x

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    • ellieholmesauthor 10/07/2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks so much Jane that’s very kind of you to say. I shall remind myself of your words when my confidence next takes a hit! Thanks also for your comment about the photos. Flickr Creative Commons is a lot of fun. How fantastic that such a brilliant resource is available to everyone. We are very fortunate. Ellie x


    • ellieholmesauthor 10/07/2016 / 4:48 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! The fact that it is so unexpected makes it even more special I think 🙂 Ellie x

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  2. Author Design Studio 11/07/2016 / 11:57 am

    Belief is definitely fragile, and I think we all suffer self doubt in so many aspects of our lives. When it’s your work and what you love, however, your confidence can take a real hit (I Know!), but that’s why I love the online community and those that support one another. The Liebster award is a lovely way of spreading the love! Thank you for nominating me! And I will second Jane’s comment – you do not need to doubt yourself – your writing is fantastic! Keep doing what you love x


    • ellieholmesauthor 11/07/2016 / 8:59 pm

      I was happy to nominate you. Your blog is so helpful and informative and I’m looking forward to reading your Liebster post in due course. Thank you for your very kind comments about my writing. I will remind myself of your comments and Jane’s next time my confidence takes a dip as it inevitably will at some stage. Ellie x


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