Weekend Work 2-18-13: We Go To Eleven! (and Some More Links)

One of the joys of working at the American Hysterical Society is our complete and total dedication to amusing ourselves and no one else. It’s not that we don’t want visitors, it’s just that we know poking a little fun at our profession and professional interests isn’t for everyone. Let’s face it, history people can be a stiff lot when it comes to themselves. So it’s always a surprise to us when people visit more than one page. Which means we were floored this weekend when we found our nomination for the Liebster Award. the-liebster-award

The Liebster Award is a thing. It’s sort of the SAG awards for bloggers. Liebster is German for favorite and the award is given to a blogger’s favorite blogs with small followings. The award is part love and part advertising (which is redundant really as advertising is the internet’s expression of love ). Since the internet is whisper-down-the-alley gone global, the rules seems to change. Sometimes the award is for blogs with less than 3,000 followers, or 500, or 200. Then you’re supposed to answer 5, or 10, or 11 questions about yourself, then nominate the same number of blogs and ask them the same number of questions. It’s all very varied.

Our nomination (we were 11 out of 11!) comes from a young writer in India. Her blog, The Inside Poison, was nominated and she is paying it forward. We have no idea how she found us, how long she was lurking, or why she did either of them? Still, it’s nice to be noticed.

According to the rules she posted:

– You have to post 11 things about yourself, after you get the nominations.
– You have to answer 11 questions, asked by the blogger who nominated you.
– You have to nominate 11 other bloggers having less than 200 followers, like you were nominated.
– Notify your nominations candidates by commenting on their blogs.
– Post Liebster’s picture on your post as a gesture of acceptance.

We’ve done the last one (look right). In the coming days we’ll put together our list of questions and figure out which blogs we like have less than 200 followers.

In all sincerity, we would like to thank Pooja Gupta for visiting and for her nomination.

And now we return to our regularly scheduled work:

In the last few weeks we’ve added a few new websites to our collection. They can be found on our blogroll (look right, again) and include:

Art Handlin’: Art Handling & Exhibitions Humor

Founding Boys: US History has never looked this immature.

The Best of Reenactor Memes: A Facebook Page.

Stay tuned, as we have much more to share!

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About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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