Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another Confession


I have to admit this: I am really, really bad about this whole idea of blogger awards.

And it makes sense.  I was the person who always, always broke the chain letter thing.  I just could not bring myself to follow through.

Snail mail and, therefore, chain letters are a thing of the past.  But I still get the e-mail equivalent:  I will get $$$ and good luck in just twenty-four short hours after forwarding to 20 of my closest friends.  Well, even worse is those that say if I fail to forward to 20 of my closest friends, bad luck will befall me and all those I hold dear.  I don’t want to believe that stuff, but it still bothers me so greatly that I tend to hit delete before getting through the whole message. What I don’t know won't hurt me.

Now, awards are a different thing.  Who doesn’t like to get awards?  Bloggers pass around awards and I have gotten a few and I think, in a Sally Fields kind of moment, “Oh, you like me!”  That feels pretty good.  Still, I am vaguely but clearly bothered by the stipulation of passing it on.  I don’t know why, but I am.  I  do believe it has something to do with that whole chain letter thing—like I will somehow be imposing on those I choose to award.

On the other hand, I get the part apart sharing interesting blogs, getting the word out, and  encouraging a wider readership for worthy bloggers.  I think that is a good thing.  So I am conflicted.

Have I now shared at least seven random facts about myself?

I have received two awards in the fairly recent past.  Connie of Family Home and  Life nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award and Meryl of Six Decades and Counting nominated me for the Reality and Shine On award.  I am thankful.  I am honored.  I am humbled.  I am so very passive aggressive about passing these awards on to others.

So here is the thing.  I am checking out the blogs honored along with my own for these awards.  I will  very likely add some new blogs to my list.  I am suggesting that any of the blogs on my “Blog List”  are really worth checking out even if I fail to specifically nominate them for an award.  And that list does not even come close to listing the blogs that I follow in Reader and elsewhere, but I hereby promise to give them a shout out as time goes by.

I am living with myself on this!

1 comment:

  1. I feel exactly the same way!and you can't trust me with a chain letter either.

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