Hi all. Just thought I would take a few minutes to discuss blogger awards.
Firstly I would like to thank all those who have nominated me for various awards, it is very encouraging to feel that what you are doing is appreciated and that someone gets enough out of your work to think you deserve recognition for what you do. When the first one arrived I was actually stunned, my work is mostly ramblings. At the time I was very busy and trying to deal with changes in my life, changes as my medication settled, changes to where I live, changes in my work, etc., so the award got sidelined until I could give it my proper attention.
Over the ensuing weeks that dragged into months, I received more and more nominations for various awards. Now I had a problem, I was starting to feel overwhelmed, not by the generosity of the the people to nominate me for the awards but by what it involved to accept the award…I shut down, I deliberately started to ignore them, I just couldn’t face what I had to do to be a part of it. Now all of you would know that it doesn’t in fact take that much work, but you see I struggle with the concept of listing off people to receive the award when everyone out there who is sharing their journey, letting others see their ups and downs, using this medium to get things out, all deserve the awards, and the ‘worst’ ones (not that there is any such thing, but you know what I mean) probably deserve the most awards because it is probably much much harder for them to express themselves.
I’m rambling again… So where’s this going? Well I have come to the conclusion that I will not be accepting, that is displaying, any blogger nominated awards. Feel free to nominate me if you think I am worthy (it does feel good to receive the nominations), but be aware that I won’t be passing them on or displaying them.
I hope I haven’t offended anyone saying this but this is ‘my’ journey and I need to feel right about what I am doing. I really do appreciate all the nominations for awards, thank you so much. Also, could you let me know what you think? Clearly I don’t have all the answers so it would be interesting for me to get your view.