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Thank you, for being out there for me.....xoxo Bunny Jean
Friday, November 11, 2011
How do YOU respond
to being given a blog award?
When I first started blogging I noticed
a lot of well established blogs had some kind
of "award free/tag free" button on their sidebar.
I was curious as to what that was all about.
Hey, I would LOVE to get an award!
Then It happened...
In just one week I got about 3-4 awards.
All the same one, but from different bloggers.
So much bloggy love!
So now I was required to write a post sharing 7 things about me and then pass the award on to 15 other bloggers. I would write a few words about why I chose those fellow bloggers.
So here's my issue with that... 15 x 3= 45!
That is a LOT of blogs to have to write about and contact. Also, I didn't want to hurt someones feelings (mostly newbies) by not choosing them.
At that time I barely 100 followers!
Then... even before I got through that process,
I had two (2) more awards sitting in my inbox!
Well I immediately saw the need for those
"award free/ tag free" buttons!
I was scrambling to accommodate the award rules...
and I was supposed to ask other people
to also be in this predicament?
Thanks, but no thanks.
So now when I get an award, I thank them and explain that I have an "award/tag free blog".
I always try to be as sensitive as possible.
Believe me, I never wanted to offend anybody!
I would LOVE to get an award that was just that...
an award that acknowledges my blog.
Not one with strings attached.
I sometimes give out "you were featured" buttons at my blog party.
I mention that they are welcome to take them home
and put them on their sidebar. Most do.
But some do not... that is fine. I am not offended.
Please take a look at these other bloggers who have also posted about not responding to blog awards.