Don’t Hate Me and PLEASE Don’t Unfollow Me. PLEASE? Why is this such a scary post?
K. So, I’ve debated whether or not to write this post. For lots of reasons which I’m sure you will soon see. I logged onto my blog today to see that I had been nominated for two different blog awards by two different bloggers. Thanks Ladies!! So, the thing is, I’ve also been nominated by some other fabulous bloggers. (Names have been removed to protect the innocent) And these were all in the past few months. But, here’s the deal, the award kind of bothers me a bit. Please don’t stop reading! I couldn’t quite figure out why. Then, I ran across another blogger that said it reminded her of those chain letters you used to get when you were a kid.
I enjoy getting these little awards, I do. What I don’t enjoy is having to tell everyone I received them and then having to send them to others. What about the people that don’t receive awards? Does that make them less worthy? Does that put their blog in the not worth reading pile? How does one choose a blog to give an award to anyway? What is their thought process when selecting the 10 blogs that they MUST pass the award on to?
I’ve been very up and down with my thoughts on awards and because quite frankly, the whole thing doesn’t sit well with me. I just keep feeling bad for not passing along the love. I blog as an escape. I like to have a pressure valve and I find that through blogging. The feeling that someone is listening to my blog is amazing and keeps me going. I deeply appreciate the thought and that everyone is listening (more like reading). I hope this does not alienate anyone who reads and enjoys this blog. I treasure you all. Every time I wake up in the middle of the night and throw my thoughts into the world, it helps to know that they are not lost in the darkness, but reach some real people who appreciate and relate to some of them.
I promise I’m not an ungrateful person. Here’s what I try to do to show the love to my fellow bloggers out there and what you can do for me if you like me still. (oh I hope you do)
Actually Read an entire post and think about it.
If you love a post, share it.
If you love my blog, share it.
Get to know me by reading my blog.
Link back to me when you were inspired to write something by something I wrote.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that cringes a tiny bit at these awards? And please tell me someone is still reading this. If you don’t know what any of this is about, then just disregard this post .