Just a few words on this subject. First of all I would like to say I very much appreciate being selected for a blogging award (versatile blogger, addictive blogger, beautiful blogger etc. etc.). Many of my online blogging colleagues have nominated me, and it is really not being ungrateful that I never react. I treasure this thought very much.
Why do I blog? Because I enjoy blogging, it is fun, and I am doing something that gives me no stress. Some like to take photos (so do I), some like to play games (been there done that) and some like to write, which I enjoy. I worked for many years doing what I had to do, and now I can do what I want to do.
The nice thing about having a blogging award is that you can post a nice icon on your site saying look, I have won an award. But there are some strings attached. I very much appreciate that WordPress invests time and thought into promoting their bloggers, but for me there are a few snags. Not only post the icon, but contact 8-10 other people you know with WordPress blogging sites and nominate them as well. So it begins. I have been nominated and I nominate perhaps ten others. Of course if they want the blogging award they also have to nominate 10 others, and we are already by about 100 bloggers that are making their way to get the award. It goes further. The 100 also nominate each 10, and 10×100=1000. Do you get me – a chain begins almost to infinity. So are we really on our way to a unique and wonderful blogging award. If everyone complies, we already have 1000 sites with a special blogging award icon.
On top of this you have to answer about 10 certain questions – about yourself of course, which probably no-one really reads or interest theirselves for.
So this is the reason why I do not partake in the blogging awards. Somehow it seems to me that the logistic basis is not exactly for an award, but to promote blogging as such. Not a bad thing, and as I said I really appreciate the efforts of WordPress staff, and colleagues, but it takes a lot of time to comply with everything, which I do not have. I do sort of housewify stuff like shopping, cleaning, a bit of gardening and looking after my three cats, as well as Mr. Swiss.
I visit as much as possible my colleagues that also partake in the various blogging sites, mainly daily prompt and I do read as much as I can. Many are talented and it is an enjoyment to read a lot of what is written.
So please do not be angry or annoyed if I ignore the blogging award nominations, but it just does not work for me.