Over the six years I’ve been blogging, I’ve received hundreds of Blog Awards, but after I tried accepting the first one, I knew it was not for me.
I’d rather have my sidebar link to sites that are useful for writers, or to folks that have interests like mine– I can’t stand the clutter of various blog awards.
My idea of appreciating a fellow blogger or being appreciated simply means commenting on each others’ blogs. I find that bloggers give me blog awards out of the blue– specially on posts which have a lot of comments or likes.
Call me suspicious, but it seems to me that they just want to leave more than one link back to their sites. The very rule that requires folks to go and leave a link to their post on someone else’s blog seems spammy to me. I may have done it for one blog award, if that, then I felt like a spammer and stopped. Couldn’t be bothered with more.
I’ve now changed my comment settings, anybody who comes in with a blog award will be sent to spam. I’ll then keep the comment, but remove the link to the blog award.
I can hear a 100 bloggers gasp in indignation at my summary rejection of blog awards.
So, in not accepting Blog Awards, what am I missing? What sort of awards have you received so far? Do you accept all the Blog Awards you get? Why or why not? Have you given out any?