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How do you feel about blog awards? Why do you feel that way?
When I started to blog and was nominated for my very first award, I was really very happy about it. The whole drill of questions and answers and nominations seemed daunting to a new blogger like me but it also meant that my blog and writing were being noticed and I felt encouraged.
Then I was nominated for more awards, of different nature and names. Gradually the excitement wore a bit thin and the thought of spending so much time composing an award post started to become a burden.
But all this is a part of encouraging new bloggers. I love the idea that a person who has recently started their blog and have less than an hundred followers, should be nominated for an award and they, then would share some details about themselves so that other bloggers get to know them better.
I still get a few award nominations and try to respond as quickly as I can. Answering the questions is not difficult but nominations are. There are a lot of bloggers who have an award free blog, some don’t do award post because it takes up a lot of time. Others just don’t believe that any award given by another blogger carries any importance. So if I nominate 10 or 11 bloggers, maybe 2 or 3 would respond.
If there was a unified system of awards, with fewer nominations required, I think people would be more open to them. I know that I would be!