Choosing causes me to think of why I am attracted to certain blogs and not at all to others. I am, of course, an avid follower of some that have a simply huge following, and I love beautiful photos. Steve's blog at an urban cottage and Janet's at the gardener's cottage are two examples. What they have in common with the five Leibsters below, is their ability to present themselves so that I feel as though I know them and that if they lived just round the corner we would get on really well.
Some blogs seem to me to be very sales based or to be just showing off. Some are too worthy to interest me - and nothing but text is a turn off, I do like a picture!
Here's my Liebster choice.
1.Bozena at the textile cuisine gives an insight into her creative process by showing and sharing her ideas and work in progress.
2.Bertie of what ho hidcote is a trainee gardener at the wonderful National Trust garden of Hidcote, created by the American Lawrence Johnston. He provides a glorious peep behind the scenes with his breathtaking photos.
3. Bonnie of living life by the seat of my pants really needs to move house and come and live next door to me. Then we could swap books, go shopping, talk....
4. Cro of Magnon's Meanderings is an artist who has lived in France for many years and shares his happy life with us through the pages of his blog. It is full of warmth and good humour, and the beauty of his surroundings, the sunshine and his swimming pool make me green with envy!
5. Gary of a day in the life is another gardener. He goes out and about with his camera so that we can share many lovely outings and has also written very movingly about his family background.
I can't add the elegant Dash from the French sampler to my list because she has far too many followers. Like Cro, she is from England, (a Yorkshire woman, no less!) but living in France. Her images are always extremely beautiful. And, like Steve, above, she is always off camera - one day I hope to glimpse her! She makes France look quite the most desirable place to be.