About Those Awards

thank youJust yesterday, I was honored with a new award nomination, and I realized it was time to address them. In the beginning, I felt unworthy, didn’t understand the process.

Enter the lovely Christine Robinson. She and I were fairly new, and we read each others posts religiously.  I will always be grateful for that early support; she is special to me.

She recognized me with 3 awards that I stashed away for later. She knew it was a way to get more followers, more attention to your blog. I wasn’t ready.

Others followed, and I was always grateful, but did not devote the time to answer the questions, or select favorite bloggers to pass along the award. Teacher’s pets…always difficult for me.

The perfect award to me is the act of reading and commenting. Still not sure I’ll play by the rules; maybe will not post them permanently, but I would like to acknowledge those who took the effort to nominate me, and thank them sincerely once again here.  Van

 one-lovely-blog-awardNominated by Christine at Before Sundown. November, 2014

Premio Dardos Award

Nominated by Christine at Before Sundown. January, 2015

very inspiring blogger award

Nominated by Christine at Before Sundown. February,2015  and Angie Mc at Family Love Does More. March, 2015

liebsterawardNominated by by ButchCountry67. March, 2015 and Erika Kind. May, 2015

Nominated by Melinda at Looking for the Light. April, 2015

Nominated by Izzy-grabs-life.  May, 2015

encouraging-thunder-e1427793461525

Nominated by ButchCountry67. May, 2015

dragonNominated by Erika Kind. July 2015

the-sunshine-award-sunshineNominated by Shrewed Up. July 2015 ***

*** With special thanks for the most recent award, and for getting me to finally post these.

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32 Responses to About Those Awards

  1. Amy says:

    I can so relate to this post. I have been nominated on several occasions and it just feels awkward to me and I haven’t responded. I like your approach. Maybe it will inspire me to stop procrastinating and do something similar. Great idea.

  2. Erika Kind says:

    Yes, we simply love you, Van 🙂 Congratulations to all the nominations and thank you for mentioning me 🙂 ❤

  3. George says:

    Congratulations! Like you,I never know what to do with these nominations mainly because I feel uncomfortable. You bring up an interesting solution.

  4. I can also relate and used to feel so awkward. I’ve come to think of these awards not as “pageants and coronations” but as ways to connect with others, learn about them and share ourselves. They are links that build relationship, and in that respect, they’re great. Perhaps the word “award” throws people off versus “Challenge or Tagging.” Regardless your sentiments are sweet and the notice well-deserved 🙂

  5. Congratulations on the recognition those awards signify. I think the awards are a nice way to build community, encourage blog hopping and express interest in the writing of others. I’m naturally self-effacing so I appreciate the awkwardness of it all but I’m glad you’ve posted now.

  6. LaVagabonde says:

    Congrats on all the awards, Van.You definitely deserve them. I personally don’t participate in awards, but I understand how important they are for other bloggers.

  7. megdekorne says:

    You have a crown upon your head dear Van , and you are so lovely in how you share the dazzle of a heart so kind …thank you for showing us those jewels and I’m so happy for you , congratulations dear friend …love and hugs , megxxx

  8. Congratulations on all the awards, Van. They certainly are a great way to gain new followers and find many new blogs to follow. I had fun with them when I accepted them, but have now gone ‘award free’, so that followers can nominate and promote another blogger instead of me.

    • It does seem to make more sense, Hugh, when you are a new blogger. Later, it might get to be overwhelming…I don’t know how folks keep up !! I admire the effort…but there may be an award-free blog in my future. Thanks. ☺

  9. lbeth1950 says:

    This is a great thing to do. Awards are wonderful, but there is always the problems of choosing among so many friends when making nominations, I feel so rewarded by a heartfelt comment!

  10. KasimsKorner says:

    Wow congrats on all the nominations… You’ve commented and liked so many of my posts, and I haven’t had the time to check out your blog fully, but I’ve caught up today, I’m glad I followed! Thanks for being such an amazing member of my small (but growing) community 🙂

  11. C.E.Robinson says:

    Van, WOW…you finally did it! I’m so impressed with your creative awards thank you post. You deserved every on of them. I believe as you do that the perfect award is the act of reading and commenting! And you don’t need to “play by the rules.” I don’t any more! Yes, I thought of going back to an award-free blog, but when nominated by young adult bloggers, I feel compelled to support and promote them! And when there’s a challenge or blogfest, well, I can’t say no! But, I don’t play by the rules in writing up the acceptance blog post. No awards police have darkened my computer screen, yet! I’d say have fun with them! Respond to your special group of followers where you find “reciprocity.” There will be many who follow you and never read you blog post after you click their follow back button. They are the number collectors! You’ll figure it out as your follower numbers grow. It took me a while to get it! Thank you for the mention that I was the nominator of awards back when we were beginning bloggers! Yep, I’m so happy we’re still good blogger friends! I love reading your blog posts and your comments on other blog sites. We seem to run in the same Blogosphere circles! Tons of hugs! Christine

    • Thanks for your typically lovely response, Christine, there is so much wisdom here in your thoughtful comment. I have for sure found my inner circle of bloggers, and am so glad you are still here. Wishing you well on all your writing projects, but always glad to see you return to WP now and again. Still a believer.❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Hugs back to you. Van

  12. markbialczak says:

    You deserve all of the awards that go around BloggyVille, Van. You are one of our finest for your heart and soul and genuine way with your words. Congratulations, my good friend, and fly the flags proudly!

    • Thanks so much, that means a lot coming from you, Mark…one of the best out there in BloggyVille !

      p.s. You have superlative journalist skills, I’m shocked no one has zapped you up in the job market yet. Don’t know if you even want that…freelance might be better for you ??

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