“You are such an ingrate.”
“Wow, that is so rude!”
“What’s the big deal? Just take it!”
“Um, yeah, you are such a bitch. I’m never visiting your blog again!”
These are just some of the thoughts I feel I may evoke when I announce I have decided to make my blog an Award Free zone. It’s not because I don’t appreciate being recognized because I most certainly do. Look how excited I was when Dan put me in his Game of Throne series, or when Pat made an avatar of me, or when I received the Man Card – can you say uberly overjoyed? That’s me. Uberly Overjoyed.
Receiving awards once filled me with excitement. I couldn’t wait to post it on my blog, answer all the questions, but always hesitated when it came to tagging people and passing the excitement along. Then the dread set in. What if they didn’t want to be tagged and make a post like I did? Soon, I began to break the rules and not pass them along at all, freeing anyone of the “obligation” of the award.
Now, I've cut back on my blogging time and I no longer post every day. I’d rather spend that time writing about things I find therapeutic for me (how selfish!), helpful to others, or amusing…at least to me, then figuring out ways on how to manipulate an award so I don’t feel awkward receiving it and not passing it along.
Let the name calling begin (okay, not really, I may cry and no one wants that on their conscience do they?)