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My views on Blogging Awards

My views on blogging awards are a classic case of mixed feelings. I am thrilled to receive them, but if I receive more than one at a time I tend to get a little overwhelmed . It takes time to find interesting answers to  the questions attached, think up intelligent questions of your own and link up to the people you nominate. Rory  of A Guy Called Bloke and K 9 Doodlepips has asked a few questions about the awards in a recent blog post.You can read his original post here . Here are my responses: What do you actually like about Awards? When I received my first blogging award, I was over the moon. This is what I love about awards , that they provide you with confidence and recognition when you are starting out. What do you not like about Awards? Although I love nominating people for awards ,I find it tedious to notify them since I am not very tech savvy. I wish there were an easier way to do this. What I also don’t like is that if for some reason you can’t respond to a nomination within a few days it gets “lost”. This happened to me earlier this month. I received two awards but was ill so couldn’t write response posts. Now I have lost track of them. What would you like to see with Awards? A medal displayed on my About page that appeared automatically as soon as I received an award. If only……… . What would you consider to be a true ‘Nomination’ Award? A nomination by a panel of bloggers perhaps. If it was a true Nomination Award, as in you are entered into a pool of other bloggers and the Award had more impact and value, what would you like to see at the end of it? I would like to see it adding to my blogging stats especially page views so I could turn on WordAds and maybe make some money. If you want to contribute your opinion to these questions, please head over to Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips,   For my views on bogging, you could check out these posts: The  Blogger’s Dilemma 50 posts, 100 followers, 500 likes : My blogging journey. 1337 likes, 200 follwers, 100 posts: How I got here.

15 thoughts on “My views on Blogging Awards

  1. Yes, awards can be overwhelming if they come together. The trick to saving the award post is to copy its link and save it in your draft folder.

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  2. A good balanced view. I also ‘lost’ an award for being too busy to respond right then – the questions warranted consideration that I didn’t have time to give and ‘the moment ‘ passed, leaving me feeling guilty about the nominator.

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  3. Hey Tanya, many thanks for the input. Also what Sadje says is very true and it’s what l also do.

    Copy the hyperlink on your top bar and save it to your internet directory, or favourite directory.

    That way, l simply open up my favourites, scroll down and dig out the links l am looking for.

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  4. Great post and topic. I certainly appreciate and feel very honoured to get them, but as others have said I do at times get overwhelmed if I have more than one in “draft form.” I find that coming up with meaningful responses a challenge if the same questions in one form or another keep getting asked of me. A confession, I have simply copied and pasted some responses from earlier awards.

    Nevertheless, I am always grateful and humbled to receive them and work as hard as I can to respond in a meaningful way and to spread the love of the award on to another well-deserving blogger.

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    1. That is such a humble and self effacing statement.
      I have often felt exa ctly the same if I have more than one award and like you I feel honoured to receive them.
      I have also copied responses to similar questions at times.

      Thank you for the comments.

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  5. I don’t know if you may or may not know this, and apologies if you’re already doing this, but once you’ve tagged people and linked directly to one of their blog posts, they should receive a notification without having to directly inform them. 🙂

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