Over the years, Uncle Spike’s Adventures has been nominated for one of the ‘blogging awards’ we’ve all seen floating about and that adorn the home pages of some blogs. Obviously I’ve been very chuffed indeed, who wouldn’t be.
However initially I was torn as to what to do, and took the opportunity to sit back and consider or ponder a bit on how to proceed: accept or graciously decline.
I had to ask myself if I really deserved it first of all, and more importantly, I then asked myself why I actually do what I do (blog that is, not farming etc).
Like most bloggers, I don’t do this for money, fame, or to feather my bed with adoring fans; far from it. I really enjoy sharing my world through photography and writing; just as a way of giving something back to the community if nothing else…
We all love to be appreciated, but like many others, I have decided to opt out from receiving blogging awards; and here’s why:
I feel a tad awkward accepting accolades and then to join in the game of forwarding nominations on to to other bloggers – many of whom are more experienced and better at this than I. And so…
To anyone considering nominating Uncle Spike, I would like to say:
“I’m really honoured, but I’d prefer just to accept your silent praise.”
To those who look at my posts:
“After having a look at my blog; I hope you liked what you saw. If you didn’t, please tell me so I can improve.”
To those who follow the blog:
“Thank you. I thoroughly appreciate your support, and knowing that you actually ‘want’ to see my posts pop up in your Reader every day is reward in itself.”
More than anything, I love to get feedback. so if you would like to critique any of my posts, or the blog in general, please feel free to add a comment below, or email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep on blogging
(Based on the original post entitled ‘AWARDS’)