I am stymied. I do not know what to do. While I am honoured to be considered worthy of a nomination for an award, I am respectfully declining. I find that awards come with rules rather than reasons for deserving the award. Some require passing along the award to seven or so other bloggers. Some require that I answer a number of questions. Is this the blogging equivalent of a chain letter? Are we simply promoting each other and ourselves without any real qualifications? I have yet to see any reason for a particular award.
These are some of the awards I have been honoured with from a number of lovely bloggers, several have been given to me a number of times. I have done nothing to deserve any of the awards.
I have decided to add photos to my widget area and delete all the awards I have received from my main page. As I said, I am grateful, I just prefer to abstain from this part of blogging. I have creatd this new page so that anyone can see my view on this part of the blogging community. I love all of you.
I love blogging. I love looking at everyone elses blogs. The biggest reward for me is knowing that another blogger has read my post and takes time to make a comment. Thoughtful comments are the best award.
Our lives are busy.
I hope I am not offending anyone. This is my opinion and perhaps it is my laziness that is influencing my decision. I cannott find the time to figure out who to pass the awards along to. I wonder what are the criteria for actually deserving an award. What determines who should be awarded. Is it the number of posts? What about the content? Is it because I agree with the bloggers opinion? Is it because the posts make me think and perhaps rethink about a subject?
I read so many blogs. Most of them are simply photo blogs so do not take a lot of time to read but I really enjoy looking at photos. I find that I am inspired to try harder to capture a better image each time I look at the quality of others photos.
I am retired, yet there are many things in my life that fill my day.
I love to be in the garden weather permitting. I love to go for long walks with our German shepherd, often over 5km, most often with my camera in hand.
I belong to a Monday evening bowling league. I attend a Bible Study every Tuesday. I exercise regularly at the gym and several times a week, I go to an Aqua fit class at the local swimming pool.
I have seven grandchildren, one lives with me. I love spending time with all of them and my children.
I am teaching myself to play the guitar.
The rest of the time I spend doing laundry, cleaning the house, watching TV, sitting on the deck relaxing and talking with my family and visiting friends.
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- The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (theobamacrat.com)
- One Lovely Blog Award :-) (jenniferkellandperry.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blogger Award (marrylallwrite.com)
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- 7 X 7 Link Award and Sunshine Award (visionsofapollo.wordpress.com)