Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Many Awards of Blogging

“To have a little recognition, that is very nice, you dig. It is good for the ego, for the psyche.” – Dexter Gordon

I have received an honor from Liyana at LiyanaLand. My blog was included on her list of 100 blogs to receive the One Lovely Blog Award, Let’s be Friends Award, #1 Blogger Award, Flower Bear Tagging Award, You Don’t Say Award, Splash! Award, and last but not least, the 2009 Friendly Blogger Award. There are cute pictures to go along with all of these, but I am lazy and Liyana has them posted for easy viewing.

I don’t deserve this honor because I have never done well with these awards, also known as memes. It’s not that I’m not appreciative. I am. VERY. Acknowledgment from fellow bloggers means a lot to me. However, memes remind me of the old fashioned chain letters and I’m not comfortable passing them along. Therefore, they end up dying on my end and that makes me feel bad (but not bad enough to pass them along). The last one I killed was The Lemonade Stand, and I love lemonade. Now seven more have reached a dead end. So sorry.

Thank you, Liyana. I am in awe of the work that went into your blog. Think about it—100 links! Whew. I am pleased that you thought enough of my blog to include it. I hope you won’t hold it against me that I am a meme party pooper.

I do hope all of you will stop by Liyana’s site and take a look at my beautiful awards and admire her hard work. Plus she has other interesting things going on over there. If there’s anyone who would like to receive one or all of these awards, let me know. I’m happy to oblige when I know they are going somewhere where they are wanted and will be passed along as they should.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tags: Dexter Gordon, memes, LiyanaLand, chain letters,


Anonymous said...

I don't do memes or blog awards anymore either. Too much like a flippin play date. But it IS nice that other bloggers recognize and appreciate your blog. I have, gosh - I don't know HOW many of them I accepted as a junior blogger - I still keep the buttons in a group down low in the right sidebar, but like you I graciously bow out of passing them on anymore.

The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

Helen Ginger said...

Jane, you had me laughing this morning. Thank you. I sometimes pass on memes, but just as often, don't. They were going around so fast for a while there, I think I ran out of friends to pass them on to.

But I agree with you, they are wonderful to receive. Perhaps we should start a meme where we each choose one blog that we really admire and tell that person why we love their blog. No award, no call to pass it on. Admittedly, it'd be a mighty short meme life, but...

Straight From Hel

Alexis Grant said...

Very cool, though -- You should be flattered!

Karen Walker said...

Yikes, another new term to learn - memes? Glad you posted so I'll know what it is if and when it ever happens to me!

Galen Kindley said...

I've never done well with awards of any kind. To include my former civilian job (which was a joke) nor the Army…which was as far from a joke as you could get. I don't expect awards, and if received, they generally just embarrass me.

Best, Galen

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats- and LOL- I am a killer of blog awards as well...sigh. They do feel like chain letters.


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Marvin, Helen and Nancy, I'm glad I'm not the only one that lets memes die - it makes me feel less like a bah humbug Scrooge. I like your idea, Helen. I AM flattered, Alexis. The first time I received a meme, I had to look it up to see what it was too, Karen. Prepare to be embarrassed Galen - I think every blogger receives a blogging meme sooner or later.

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