and why do you feel that way.Fandango asks…
It depends on which blog award you refer to. My old blog was among the top 50 nominees for the Expatriate Blog Award in 2010. I was so happy to be nominated alongside bloggers whose sites I follow religiously. If I had won, I would have gone crazy (at that time). My mom probably thanked God for my not winning.
But I actually know the kind of blog award Fandango’s referring to. It’s the numerous blog awards that circulate in the blogosphere and I bet that if one follows my blog, they’d know I always partake. I love Q&A’s but that’s it. I take my part because I love having new friends and I enjoy getting to know new people, besides, one has the control as to how far one is willing to share online. Sometimes, I skip a question or I tell them it’s TMI. But judging from the typical questions, it’s basically like a Slam Book — and I love my Slam Book days!
I believe they should change how it’s called. Instead of award, they can just refer to it as tag, prompt, or something similar.
Have you encountered the Vincent Ehindero Award? That’s an award created by Vincent Ehindero. That’s his and his alone. If he awards it to somebody, that’s totally fine, you should really feel honored because a person finds you worthy of an award! It’s his right to do that. His is one of the most authentic awards because it’s actually something that he’s giving to his nominees — BUT, if that’s the case then, Vincent should be the only one eligible to nominate, in my opinion — if the award then goes viral as it is the case now, I feel that it now falls into “blog tag category” rather than an award. I have seen people who did the award asking who Vincent Ehindero is… people do not even know who he is and yet, they’d re-award it too. That’s how one knows they’ve gone viral! Congrats Vincent!
The above is just an opinion like if I had a sway on the bloglords, I’d suggest that — still to each his own.
Personally, no matter how these are categorized into, I don’t mind receiving and answering Q&A’s from such awards. In fact, I enjoy it so much that I have an Awards and Challenges category especially dedicated to these stuff.
I also do not discriminate against the Awards Snobs 😀 😀 😀 (JOKE!) I totally respect that you do not want to flood your carefully crafted blog with incessant posts about how you are an Autumn or which side of the bed you’ve slept in (lol).
I HAVE super high appreciation to those longtime bloggers who still pay attention to new bloggers who excitedly tagged them for Liebster Awards that is especially intended to showcase new bloggers with few followers. I appreciate them because it shows they’re kind.
Thanks for this Provocative Question, Fandango!