I enjoy receiving awards and seeing them passed around. They were invaluable to Diana and I when we were WordPress outsiders looking to make friends. They truly helped. An award can result in a yummy post that helps other bloggers get to know you. I even have an “Awards” category.
At the same time, I am sensitive to the problems of awards. They are time-consuming. Once you’ve received a certain number, they lose something. I would never tell another blogger they shouldn’t go Award-free.
We can have as many as nine different bloggers in the queue at any one time. We rarely have the space for Awards nominations, and I am too busy making mischief all over the Internet to write them.
I take the middle course.
- Sourcerer does not publish award nominations.
- I thank people for awards when we receive them. I do it on the front page of one of my blogs when time and space permit.
- I go and scan the nominees list to see if anyone I know is there. I leave a comment if I find the post entertaining. I might even follow a link or two.
Occasionally, I pull a random award nomination out of my archive at Just Gene’O and pass it on. But that is a very rare thing. I am angling for the Lazy Blogger Award.