First of all, thank you to Veena at http://thinkdowrite.wordpress.com/
I’ve been nominated for a Liebster or Lobster award thing before…I dismissed it.
I have my reasons, and I will share.
The rules for these nominations are as follows:
Thank the person who nominated you by linking his/her blog and display the award logo.
Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less). Link their blogs and inform them about the nomination.
Mention three things that inspired you the most this week (you can talk about last week’s inspiration too).
My reservations with this is nominating other blogs. While there are LOADS I LOVE, sometimes these nominations can be seen as ‘spam’ in a way. I mean, I appreciate it and all, but its sort of like a chain letter. I will be breaking the norm and not sending off nominations.
The reason you may ask…well, I know the blogging world is a very different one. As one of my FAVORITE bloggers recently said “”WordPress as a giant newspaper”” http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/12/17/i-am-a-reader/
I LOVE THIS MAN.
okay, okay, back on topic. Blogging isn’t a competition. Awards to me equate to competition. Why? I guess because of my experience as a Role-play writer. You see, we, on many of the gaming forums, have an ‘RP of the Month’ competition. It dwindles down to a ‘who’s the cool kids table’ in the end. You win based not on your writing, but how many hits you get and how many friends vote for you.
It makes me very leery about being nominated for things.
The downside of this way of thinking, is that being nominated for something in the blogging world is probably a big deal…I mean, it could increase traffic to my page, and in turn, boost my book sales and promotion. Am I hurting myself here? Probably so.
I am my own worst enemy after all.
I do appreciate being nominated for things whole-kindheartedly however. It means the world to me that people are reading my content, taking notice and enjoying the drivel that I post.
But I am a rebel! I tend to break the norm, even if it will hurt me in the end.
Thank you, for all who read and follow me. I do appreciate each and every follower, reader and commenter.
I want to be a success. As an author and, in a sense, an entertainer, as blogging is about keeping your readers engaged and entertained.
Still, the process of actually winning one of these Blog Awards is a bit too much for me. Nominating 15 or so other people is a tough choice.
I don’t like playing favorites.
Except with Jason. ~gets all Annie Wilkes~