Today I am going to tackle the topic of blogging awards. I did a post like this a while ago but I decided that I would edit it and re-post it because I have been receiving a lot of these nominations recently.
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has nominated me for blogging awards in the past and who want to nominate me now. I am extremely grateful to all the lovely people who have nominated me for awards and I love that they like my blog. I think the idea of blogging awards is fantastic and lovely! I just believe we are not really doing it right.
At the moment my blog is still very small and I am trying my very best to put out great content for you all to enjoy. I love that people appreciate that, and have nominated me for these awards. The first time I received an award like this it boosted my self esteem a heaps! I was absolutely ecstatic that someone read and enjoyed my blog enough to nominate me!
I believe the idea of blogging awards is to recognize new, upcoming blogs and bloggers for their hard work and give them more exposure in the blogging world. I think this is a wondrous idea I just don’t think we are executing it quite right.
The way they are used now, blogger awards create a huge amount of stress for me. I feel socially obligated to participate and meet the deadlines that they present, especially when they ask for me to nominate 10 – 15 other bloggers.
I feel like the awards loose their value when I have to hunt for new blogs to nominate. I should not have to spend half an hour trying to find 15 bloggers to award. I should be able to think of two or three off the top of my head who I actually believe have been doing a great job of blogging lately and deserve my nomination.
I’m not saying the people who I would find necessarily didn’t deserve the award, I just think it is unfair to them because I have not been following them for a while, so why did I pick them? It’s also unfair to you guys (my fantastic amazing readers!) because I can’t really recommend them to you to read if I haven’t been reading them myself.
I also find that I don’t particularly like to read other peoples blogger award posts often because I find the questions are not very interesting because it seems like the person who nominated them didn’t feel like coming up with different questions because the task of thinking of them was not extremely fun. So why would I write a post like that if I wouldn’t read it myself?
I am not going to be participating in blogging awards again. You can feel free to nominate me but please don’t expect me to comply to the rules of the award as I will not be participating. Thanks again everyone who has nominated me for awards.
Please comment your views on Blogger Awards, I would love to know what everyone thinks!