Monday, August 18, 2008

Awards and Buttons

Hello friends. This is the part where I sound like a total stick in the mud. A fuddy duddy. A complete jackhole. When I started blogging, I did a couple of MeMes, or tags, or whatever you want to call them. And that was fine, but then I found I didn't really like spending my writing time that way. So now, I simply don't do them. Like most folks, I like to get awards, but I decided too that I don't like feeling like I have to jump through hoops to get one. So let me just put it like this...If you would like to give me an award or a button, I would love to post it here for you, with a linkback to your blog. Absolutely free awards for special things MAY get placement on my homepage. It is really sweet of you to think of me, and I thank you. However, I probably won't tell you ten things about me, or pass that award on to 10 of my "closest friends." That's just how I roll, and if you read my blog you'll find out WAY TMI anyway... But again, if you have a button you would like to see here, lemme know! Ill be happy to put it up! You could even make it easier on me and email me the posting code!


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The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

Well, I just started blogging a few months ago and got my first award a few days ago. I get what you're saying here! I think awards are "neat and all" but it feels more like an "ego thing" or a "drag your friend in on somthing" .... kind of thing to me. I like you're approach. I'll have to think this one over. But, I just wanted to say thank you for putting it out there!


The Daily Blonde said...

I'm glad the world is catching on. Meme's (who named them that??) are a way to fill people's blogs when they have writer's block. Moreover, it's basically a way to get people to go to their blog and get some traffic. That's the cold truth--no one wants to know 10 things that are in your refrigerator--they want 10 people to visit their blog. I sound bitter. No. Here's the thing: I've worked hard to get my meager "following" and I love my readers. I visit them and comment as much as possible. I don't need an award to do that. :)
Last week, a blogger wrote to me and asked me how she could get an ad for her blog on mine and how much it would cost. I love direct. No meme, no tag-you're-it...she just asked. Guess what? She designed a button and I put her up in my side bar and she's getting traffic! For free. (no I won't do this for everyone now because then my name is sucker)BECAUSE she didn't make me play a game. I only play games with my kids.

I'm rambling here as usual but I'm glad you stopped the meme madness.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson