Ach, Meine Liebster!


What’s a Liebster? Ach, I thought you’d never ask! The word is German for “lover” but, in this case, means finding new blogs to love. Liebster is also big on the number 11, proving it’s better than all other awards (because “it goes to 11”).

11 Facts About Me

  1. My name is Mitch, which, according to one source, means “little loaf of bread.”
  2. I have some German ancestry, but only pretend to know the language.
  3. I used to go by the nickname “Og,” labelling my first apartment Og Hollow, until a Swedish guy asked me why I’d named it “Eye Socket” (I don’t know Swedish either).
  4. I have a gorgeous and wonderful wife I don’t deserve (she frequently reminds me).
  5. I have two brilliant, wildly creative, adorable young adult daughters (phone numbers withheld).
  6. My childhood paper route remains the longest job I’ve ever had.
  7. I’ve made a living as: a paper boy (see above), musician, actor, mime, comedian, teacher, preacher, writer, encyclopedia salesman, and filmmaker.
  8. I have never been a pipe fitter or a gigolo.
  9. Space for rent.
  10. Buy one get one free!
  11. Ach! Finally eleven! Did you know that the German word for eleven is “elf”?  Which is kind of adorable.

11 Questions

Why did you decide to create your blog? To round up all of the misfits like me in one place so the authorities can conveniently arrest us when Kim Jong-un conquers the world!

What does your blog contain? Wit and wisdom, liberally peppered with stories. The wit (dubious term) comes from me. The wisdom does not.

What does the name of your blog mean? “Godlike little loaf of bread?”

What led you to create your blog? An earnest desire to speak truth into people’s lives, including my own.

What type of posts do you prefer to write? I’m a big picture guy, so I vacillate toward big topics, e.g. Why was Donald Trump born? Answer: To terrorize and amuse the world (see Kim Jong-un above). Seriously? I keep circling back to “Why do We Exist?” So, yeah, big picture.

Do you have a youtube channel? Nope.

Who or What is your source of inspiration? God.

What is your impression of the Blog that nominated you? Andreea Gutu’s blog no longer exists, unfortunately, but she has published poems at PoetreeCreations.

What do you want to improve on your blog? It’s creator.

Do you see yourself still doing this in a few years? To infinity and beyond.

Advice for beginners in the world of Blogs? Use the WordPress Reader to locate kindred spirits and drag them to your cave. Or look up a good psychiatrist.

 11 Nominees

Happily Writing

Just a Minute

Mari Sanchez Cayuso

Resarf Poetry

Quiet Hope

a different perspective

Thoughts on Paper

Questions and Quotations

How my heart speaks

Merging Traffic

Colleen Scheid


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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18 Responses to Ach, Meine Liebster!

  1. Congrats, and thanks for the nomination. Now I have two of these chain letter thingies to wrastle (Southern pronunciation) with. Love your blog and humor.

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  2. Taisen says:

    Thank you for liking my blog and congratulations!! Stay safe, and God bless!

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    Congratulations, Mitch 🙂

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  4. Rose says:


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  5. Wow! Congratulations, Mitch! 🙂 You have 6 or 7 awards, right ?

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    • mitchteemley says:

      That I’ve posted, yes. I don’t do them all. I’m thinking of moving into the “award free” zone. They’re fun, but they take time away from other things I’m itching to write.

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      • How to move into the “award free” zone? Everyone loves your funny stories. 🙂

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      • Lucie says:

        Ah…a kindred spirit….to receive the nomination is such a “mixed bag” of “pleasure”…Sorry, but I’m with “DaddyBlitz”…they’re a form of chain letters and I, personally, am not a chain letter kinda gal. I sincerely wish that WP would create a different kind of “award”…one without “strings attached”. And Mitch, with or without this “award”, I find you work creative and worthy of my valuable time in reading and commenting…if I didn’t, I would not read you. I am not one of these “tit for tat” kind of readers – you read me and I’ll read you. Don’t have the time nor intellectual energy for such silliness. And besides, I’m old…very old. And will die with my boots on and more than probably not a very “successful blogger” and that’s fine by me…Congratulations (I guess!) Hugs! Lucie ❤

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  6. My-my-my, you just keep getting praise. Well deserved I might add. Congrats Mitch.

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  7. Congratulations on the well-deserved award, Mitch. I enjoy your perspectives and your way with words. Thank you for the nomination, how very kind! I will share the award and my answers on my blog “soon”!

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  8. Roos Ruse says:

    I’m just getting around to reading this. Your responses are always delightful. Congratulations, my friend!

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  9. mitchteemley says:

    Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:

    Blog awards are for newer bloggers looking to be discovered. I don’t really qualify anymore (I passed the 5,000 Followers mark yesterday!). But a couple years back, I was delighted to have this chance to introduce myself:


  10. Tackled with the “wit and wisdom” that we have come to know and love… This was a fun read, Mitch! Thanks for re-posting it!

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  11. Katherine says:

    I love your sense of humour

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