Hey Y’all I Just Got the Liebster Award!!

Liebster Blog Award

My new follower and blog friend, Ms Coco Rivers who is the owner of the blog Streams of Consciousness   has just honored me and my little blog by choosing it for the Liebster Blog Award and I’m stoked about it!  This is so cool because on Sunday (1-8-12) I uploaded that LTD video in my sidebar called Love To The World.  In the video there is a person with the word Love printed on his hand in numerous languages, and my eye was drawn to the word Liebe. That same day I was singing the song and my singing turned to a prayer just as the song is a prayer.  So immediately when I see the name of this award I know it has something to do with love.  It actually means beloved or favorite.

I’ve been blogging for almost three years now.  This writing process has been inspiring, humbling, frustrating and sometimes a little discouraging.  Just last month I felt like posting that Anna Renee is no longer talking.  Sometimes I feel that way.  Yet something drags me back to this blog.  Daily, actually.  I have so much I want to share.   It gets kinda weird sometimes.  But in the midst of my confusion, an angel comes along and acknowledges my work and once again, I’m energized.  So I’m thanking Coco Rivers for reading and liking my blog.  You all should read her blog because sister girl is something! A sweet rabble rouser, and I so much love sweet rabble rousers.  😉

And now, I’m  paying it forward.  As the rules of this award stipulate, I will list my top five favorite blogs with under 200 followers.  For those winners who participate: copy and paste this award on your blog,  choose five bloggers you love,  link back to them, and go tell them you chose them!

1.  Ankhesan Mie  How do I describe this sister?  She’s fierce, brilliant, straight-forward, sharp shooting!  She pulls not one punch. Not one.  You’re gonna get it if you deserve it.  But on the inside of that sharp beautiful diamond is a heart of gold!  Her’s is my favorite blog because I know I’m gonna be challenged.  She wastes no time writing about fluff.   She refuses to suffer fools, and I like that about her!

2.  Moanerplicity  My Eastsiiiiiide Brother!  Mad poetic skills that dazzle and smack and uplift and spin you around!  Moaner moans in his joy and riffs on his pain and returns to his beautiful creative center each time.  He’s my brother and he’s heavy!

3.  Moet with Medusa.  Dont let his name fool you, he’s a beautiful soul, a sweet brother, and a killer poet.  Introspective and out there and just the one to clink a glass in a toast to life with.  Right now Oshun is smiling on him & if you hurry you can watch!

4.   Phyllis Remastered  Sister Honoree Fanonne Jeffers the Black Library Girl She’s a poet, and a Professor of English and social commenter.  She’s known for calling out brothers when they know they’re wrong and she call out the sisters too! That goes for Oprah as well.  😉  She is the grand dame of the south, and if you’re bold enough to speak when she holds court, you best not forget your manners!

5.   Carolyn Moon Perspectives  beautiful sister, full of wisdom and power and intelligence.  I love Carolyn because she’s an example of the grace and beauty of our elders.  She’s a young elder tho!  🙂  Her perspective is black and female and history and future and I aspire to be just like her when I grow up.

So those are my favorites.  These writers give me life.  I love them all, and so will you once you get to know them.  Thanks Again, Ms Coco Rivers

Peace and blessings

27 Comments Add yours

  1. jjbrock says:

    Congratulation Anna!!

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks Ann!!

  2. Lin says:

    Take a bow! This was well-deserved! Take the praise & run, buckwild, with it, my Sista. That alone makes me smile.

    But then… you’re Blessing Me???? Not worthy!

    Ahhh, My Sista! Sista Westsiiiiide! Anna! Anna Renee! Am I gonna havtuh start referring to you as Anna May? See, I only use “May” as a term of deep endearment. I tend to reserve it for the women I find beyond Lovely… & as Stevie sang “Mellow as the Month Of May!” Yes, It’s kinda country, but it makes me smile to put “May” on the back end of a deserving Sista’s name.

    Anyway, THANK YOU muchly for the love. I am humbled… and honored… very, VURRRR honored! Like you, I too have times, days, nights, moments when blogging bites into my sensitive spirit, tears into my vulnerable viscera, & molests my marrow & then I question its merit, or whether it’s even necessary. But as someone very wise once told me: “A writer writes, always!” That’s what sets us apart from the rest. So I’m pleased to see you’re still doing what you came here to do & doing it Anna Renee’s way!

    I shall take some time to find 5 other worthy peeps, who fit within the guidelines, whose blogs speak to me, & who deserve a larger audience.

    Thank you so much for the shine, the spotlight, & the mention. It’s madcool & vurrr generous of you to sing a brotha’s praises outloud.

    And for my part, I hope to always do a Sista proud.

    Snatch JOY!



    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks for the great compliment! I’m Anna Mae like Tina Turner! Hot fire! And you’re welcome my brother – much love!

  3. It looks like this is going to run and run – resulting in my essential reading list expanding beyond belief with an eclectic and engaging collection of inspiring writers.

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks Brother Mark! And welcome, welcome, welcome!!! All my blog friends are cool like dat. Slick.

  4. Carolyn Moon says:

    I’m so humbled by your recommendation and your kind words of encouragement and love. Congratulations on another well deserved recognition.

    Also, I’m glad that during those times when you were thinking about discontinuing your blog–you didn’t–for we need you out here in cyberspace. In fact, when I’m up and about while others are sleeping; I read your archival posts. You are so gifted and I remember that Toni Morrison used to say that if there is a book that you want to read and it hasn’t been written, then you must write it. For you if there is a subject that you want to read about and it hasn’t been written or discussed–you write it!

    Peace, love and blessings,
    Sis Carolyn

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks Carolyn! Youre reading my mind…

  5. Reggie says:

    Congratulations Anna Renee!!!

    I’m not surprised that someone honored you. After all, you are all that and a bag of chips too!!!

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks Reggie! 🙂

  6. Jason says:


    Congratulations Anna! You deserve all of the honors you can stand. I don’t comment on every post, but for me, your blog is daily essential reading. I always learn something when I visit and for that I thank you.

    I am humbled by acknowledgment of my blog. It means so much coming from you. You are my sista friend and I hold you in high regard. The beautiful thing about blogging is some of the people you meet and the impact their thoughts have on your heart and mind. You are tops on that list along with a few others like Brotha Eastsiiiide, lol! Massive respect to you Anna! Keep the knowledge coming. We need you!

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thanks, my brother, and you’re welcome! We love your poetry!

  7. brothawolf says:

    Congratulations. You deserve it.

    1. Anna Renee says:

      Thank you!

  8. Coco Rivers says:

    Hi Anna,

    What a beautiful entry. I was really moved and happy that I was able, in some small way, to inspire you. From what I’ve seen you are a wonderful writer and your viewpoint needs SPREADING.

    Because of you, I’m on the lookout for Angels and I met one today. How coold is that?

    Peace & Blessings,


    1. Congratulations Chile, I just love your blog so much I had to add you to my blog roll.

      I pray God’s richest blessings upon you in 2012.

      Love Ya!
      The Church Lady

    2. Anna Renee says:

      @Coco Rivers Thanks again, and again, and again! I so appreciate the love. Let’s start angel spotting! Because it IS so very cool like that!

      @Church Lady – Thanks! For keeping us informed and welcome to my blog world and thank you for blogrolling me! I’m your fan too!

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