Thanks But No Thanks

57441FE2-33F7-4EC3-9380-081F7928D4BAAs I said the last time someone nominated my blog for a blog award, it’s an honor just to be nominated. And it is. Most of us, even an introvert like me, appreciate it when some takes the time to recognize and acknowledge what we do.

My blogger friend Jim Adams over at A Unique Title For Me, got nominated for a well-deserved blog award. One of the rules for blog award nominations is to nominate X — where “X” can equal anywhere from five to twenty — other bloggers for that same award and notify them. My blog was one of the five he chose to nominate.

I don’t want anyone to think that I don’t appreciate your appreciation. I do. But I’ve had this blog for ten months and this latest award from Jim is my sixth blog award nomination. I’m beginning to feel like the Meryl Streep of blogging, for crissake.

So, I am officially announcing that, as of today, my blog is an award free blog. If you like my posts, then like my posts. If something I’ve written inspires you (or angers you) enough to comment on it, please do so. Reading and responding to comments from other bloggers is the best part of having a blog.

So thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you enjoy it and will continue to read and comment on my posts. But when it comes to nominating this blog for a blog award, thanks but no thanks.

19 thoughts on “Thanks But No Thanks

  1. D. A. M. Steelman March 24, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Well, congrats! I used to cringe when I was nominated… It is a nice gesture and I truly did feel honored.
    Sure, mention me or my blog if you like when nominating me, but telling me I have to do the same sounds more like a stipulation than an award.

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    • Fandango March 24, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Yes. It’s a lot of work to follow all the rules.

      Like

  2. AtomicMelanie March 24, 2018 / 7:30 am

    Agreed. I had a blog on another site several years ago and was flooded with awards at one time. I found that the awards were really traffic generators in disguise. Mr. X gives an award to a popular or rising blog. Mr. Y, the award recipient, posts the award with a reciprocal link back to the award presenter. Presto, Mr. X gets increased traffic on his blog when people click on the link from Mr. Y’s blog.
    If I’m going to post a link to another blog or website, it’s because there’s useful info there, or it’s something I think is worth sharing… not because someone gave me an award.
    Keep on doing what you’re doing!

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      • rugby843 March 24, 2018 / 8:11 am

        I think I’ll do that too. I’ve gotten them the last two years and hate to repeat answers to the questions. You convinced me.🤗

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  3. pensitivity101 March 24, 2018 / 9:37 am

    I had some nominations early on when I started my blog and have to confess I didn’t know enough bloggers to pass it on at the time. A few subsequent ones I’ve felt awkward to a degree nominating anyone so I decided to throw it open to anyone who wishes to participate. I like the personal comments and interaction that way.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong March 24, 2018 / 10:42 am

    We all get there. An award is a nice thing. Twenty awards are a pain in the butt and become meaningless.

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  5. Suze March 24, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    well can I interest you in the “really cool and totally useless out of this world blog award? There’s nothing to do..no questions to answer and ya never have to nominate anyone. You can find it on my page of blather….somewhere. LOL

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