Friday, September 5, 2008
Musing about awards
If you look on my sidebar or read my posts, you may think, oh, poor Nan. She never gets any blog awards. :<) Well, here's the thing. When I first began blogging, and wonderful, thoughtful awards would come my way, I posted the pictures of them on the online journal, and I passed them along to others. Sometimes the 'requirement' would be five, sometimes seven. But always, no matter how many people I could pass along an award to, it wasn't enough. Fairness and kindness are high up on the list of what is important to me. I don't like leaving anyone out ... ever. So, many months ago, I took off all the award pictures, and when I get one, I go right to the giver's blog, and thank them. My gratitude is very sincere, and it does mean the world to me to be appreciated for my 'letters,' but I'm not passing any along anymore. If a reader wants to know what blogs I value, what I read to warm my heart and soul, and stimulate my mind, they are there on the sidebar. I love my blog list. I love all of the blogs. And I have a bookmark in my browser callled 'new visits.' This is where I keep track of new-to-me blogs. I go through the list occasionally, and decide if I am reading one often enough to add it to my list. And so it goes, and so the list grows. Beth used the phrase, "bushels of blogs." It implies such wealth, such bounty, and that is exactly right.