I found the story of the Liebster's origins here on author Crystalla Thoma's 'Rexrising' blog which also clearly outlines the details of the rules: http://chrystallathoma.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/liebster-blog-award-and-other-news/
First off, I'd like to thank TJ Reed for his kind nomination. His blog They Won't Get Us is found here: http://theywontgetus.blogspot.com/
If you're reading this now, why not go check out their stuff and join in the fun?
As for naming 5 blogs I think deserve more love, here are a few of the many I'd like to see gain more of a following:
http://dantesheart.blogspot.com/ Stant Litore is a zombie author with a heart of gold and is capable of prose that will knock your socks off.
http://gevsweeney.blogspot.com/ For lovers of historical fiction, Gev Sweeney is well worth a visit. She is someone to watch.
http://authorsanon.wordpress.com/ A showcase of some very exciting new indie authors championed by the tireless Anon!
http://peculiarwriter.blogspot.com/ Horror writer Billie Sue Mosiman has lots of great books and not nearly enough followers!
http://theebookwriter.blogspot.com/ And lastly JT Warren-- another horror guy with heart and aspirations to help fellow indies.
All in all, it seems a lovely way to pass on the love in this month of hearts and flowers! Have you some folks in mind who deserve a Liebster, too?