Blogging Insights – Award Freedom

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How long have you been blogging? Can you remember the first blogging award you received?

I joined WordPress in February or March of 2018. I joined WP to follow and comment on my dear friend Dr. Tanya’s blog as unless you are in WP you cannot comment on a blogger’s post without going through hoops.

But I wrote my first blog post on 6th September 2018.

My first blogging award was also Sunshine Blogging Award and I was nominated by Mel of Caramel, a learner at love . I was very happy when I got my first nomination and continued doing the award posts for almost a year and a half.

Do you still accept blogging award nominations or is yours an award free blog? If your blog is award free, what are your reasons for this?

I am very grateful and honored when someone thinks of my blog while nominating. It is morale boosting and a sort of validation that they think my blog worthy of an award. The last award I did was from Cranny of Cranny’s Cove. She nominated me for the Golden Bloggerz award. I haven’t made my blog award-free and do respond whenever I get the time to do so.

However, the creation of an award post is very time-consuming and often tricky where nominations are concerned. Very few bloggers accept awards these days and most just ignore the nomination. The fact that you’re supposed to nominate 10-20 bloggers is a bit too much. So if I get a nomination these days, I gratefully thank the blogger and answer the questions posed by them. I may ask a few questions of my own but I refrain from nominating people and ask anyone who is reading to please consider themselves nominated.

It’s not the ideal solution , but still better than ignoring the award or politely declining the honor.

Many thanks to Tanya for these interesting questions.



19 thoughts on “Blogging Insights – Award Freedom

    1. New bloggers definitely feel encouraged by awards. As for the one who are here longer they feel like too much trouble. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Trent

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  1. I always enjoy reading the answers and learning more about the bloggers, Sadje. It looks like you and I have a similar starting date. I am always in awe of bloggers who began a decade ago and they are still going strong. Thank you for sharing your interesting answers.😀

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  2. My blogs are award-free. I just enjoy writing, and the only reward I need is for someone to like it and/or comment. I can understand the need for professional writers to receive awards, though.

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