Do you give/receive blog awards?
I suppose once you have a zillion followers, blog awards could feel anticlimactic. And since each award requires a response of some kind—often a time-consuming response—it could theoretically get to be a drag to have too many rewards to respond to.
- They tend to ask personal questions that let me get to know the blogger a little better.
- They point me to other writers I may not have discovered.
- They give me a venue (if I’m the award-ee) for showing off some of my friends’ blogs.
- The also give me a nudge in the self-esteem department—a jolt of knowing that someone actually reads this stuff and likes it enough to give me an award!
So…I want to thank Kerri Cuevas for giving me the lovely Sunshine Award and pass this award on to some other great writers who share their thoughts online.
Rules for the Sunshine Award
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Write a blog post about it with the answers to the questions (below)
- Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know
My Answers (or: Random Stuff About Me)
- Favorite Color: Green! all shades except possibly the weird shade of split pea soup (even though I adore split pea soup, especially with carrots and potatoes and onions and such)
- Favorite Animal: Depends on the day. Currently–orcas. And dragons, but that goes without saying
- Favorite Number: 4
- Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Coffee
- Facebook or Twitter: You have to choose? I like them both, but for different situations/types of communication
- My Passions: Crocheting, writing, gardening, writing, hiking, and writing. Did I mention writing? <grin>
- Getting or Giving Presents: Giving
- Favorite Pattern: I’m more a solids gal, myself…
- Favorite Flower: Gerber daisies
Check out these awesome blogs for great writing tips, tales, and camaraderie.
- Julie Musil
- Jill Kemerer
- Laura Deal
- erica and christy
- Your Muse Is Calling
- KT Hanna
- Scribbler’s Cove
- Writing, Reading, and Life
- TL Conway
- KM Weiland
What about you? Do you participate in awards? Why or why not?
And another question: I fear sometimes that awards can be “clique-ey”—the better known a site, the more likely people are to give it an award, which then draws more people to the site. (That’s not the question…) Do you ever feel left out of the whole award thing? Do you wish you’d get on the award radar?