Image by Vikki North of Red Chair Galleries
There is a proliferation of blog awards these days. I understand the purpose of them, and appreciate the thought. But there is a form of blogging torture that goes along with them. You see, when you receive one, you have to decide on 5 to 7 blog friends to pass it on to. How is a person to choose just a small number of friends to pass it along to. I read close to 300 blogs from all over. Trying to chose just a few of them to pass it on to is similar to visiting the dentist for a root canal without anesthesia.
I have received over the past few months, a total of 5 blog awards for various things. I have been putting off making the appropriate posts for the awards due to my perplexity on the subject. First off, I do not feel quite deserving of the honor. I know people are just trying to show some appreciation and friendship, but. Please do not pass on to me the torture of selecting just a few friends to recognize above all the rest.
I have noticed the above badge on many a blog lately. Vikki created it some time ago, and posted something similar, but far more eloquently written, on her blog. The badge has taken on a life of its own since then. I contacted Vikki and asked permission to use her badge, and she said “Grab it, that’s what I created it for.” So I will be placing it in a prominent location on my side bar so everyone can see it.
I have also been tagged by other bloggers for a few memes. I will write responses to some of these, but will not “tag” another blogger. When I do a tag post, anyone who wishes to continue it may, but I decline to force it upon someone else.
Thank you to all who have passed on awards to me. Please do not take this as anything other than a polite, thanks but no thanks.