In the past months, several really kind bloggers have nominated my blogs for some so called blog awards. I don’t remember all the names, there was something like the Very Inspiring Blogger award, the Beautiful Blogger award, the Sunshine Award, and so on. I was flattered, I thanked them, but I have always declined.
Frankly, I don’t like this stuff of awards.
In the first place, it sounds to me like turning everything into competition. Appreciation, if any, can be expressed in the comments, yet. No need to put a logo on it.
In the second place, I find a strong chain letters flavor in it. Yes, because there are some rules that come along with the award. They may change a little depending on the specific one, but they’re basically something like say 7 things about you and nominate other 15 blogs you like, put a link to their blog, etc.
Some say that this is a way to spread the blog, to find more readers. This seems to me a quite desperate way, like chain letters are.
Or I might be simply too lazy. Who knows?