Don’t Hate Me and PLEASE Don’t Unfollow Me. PLEASE? Why is this such a scary post?
K. So, I’ve debated whether or not to write this post. For lots of reasons which I’m sure you will soon see. I logged onto my blog today to see that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award by two different bloggers just today. Thanks Ladies!! So, the thing is, I’ve also been nominated by some other fabulous bloggers. (Names have been removed to protect the innocent) And these were all in the past month. But, here’s the deal, the award kind of bothers me a bit. Please don’t stop reading! I couldn’t quite figure out why. Then, I ran across another blogger that said it reminded her of those chain letters you used to get when you were a kid.
It gives me anxiety. Will I die the next day? What? I might DIE if I don’t pass on this letter!!?? HA! Remember that? Well, for a person that has had some form of anxiety since she was a kid, this does not work too well. So, I remember I used to set it on my dresser to remind me to do it and I don’t think I ever did. Not once. Whew. I’m still alive. Thank goodness. The Liebster is similar. Will those bloggers hate me if I don’t pass it along? Will they think I’m not grateful, or how the heck am I going to find 11 other bloggers to nominate when I think half of them have already been nominated? My blog is proof that people get nominated multiple times and I know it’s not because I’m that great. I have to think up 11 questions? I can barely remember my kids’ names. Will I remember to even do it? I did after all forget all of those chain letters as a kid and almost died!!
These blogger awards are so sweet. Don’t get me wrong. And, the people passing them along are equally as wonderful and generous. I seriously have been so flattered the past month since I started this blog by all the generous, uplifting, and truly heartfelt comments I’ve received from my readers. I have come to really relate to most of you by reading your blogs, and the blogging community is the reason I keep writing. I just keep feeling bad for not passing along the love. Because I do love your blogs, and I do love the generosity and recognition. IT IS APPRECIATED. I can’t make that clear enough. So, if you want to unfollow me now. It’s OK. I understand. And if you want to un-nominate me for the award on your blog, I get that too.
I promise I’m not an ungrateful person. Here’s what I try to do to show the love to my fellow bloggers out there and what you can do for me if you like me still. (oh I hope you do)
Actually Read an entire post and think about it.
If you love a post, share it.
If you love my blog, share it.
Get to know me by reading my blog.
Follow Me and encourage your best friend to do the same.
Link back to me when you were inspired to write something by something I wrote.
I know it’s asking a lot. And, if you’re not ready to make that commitment, I understand. 🙂 But, seriously, THAT is what blogging is all about. At least to me. Because although I don’t have many followers and this award is specifically for up and coming bloggers, I’ve actually been blogging for 5 years now. And so I don’t feel like I really fit into the category of new bloggers. But, all of that aside, I think the award is great. And, I don’t think you’re dumb if you want to do it. At all. And, please don’t think I’m one of those snotty types who feels “above” the award. Knowing that people like my blog is the best compliment a girl could ask for. So, I hope the Liebster creators don’t hate me. Whoever they are. Because according to google that is unclear. And, I hope that those of you who are sweet enough to nominate me don’t either. Because I really want people to like me. I really do. But, in an effort to “keep it real” and be honest about my own feelings, I’m not going to do it.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that cringes a tiny bit at these awards? And please tell me someone is still reading this. If you don’t know what any of this is about, then just disregard this post or google it. Whichever you choose. And apparently I’m the only one in the entire blogosphere that I could find on google that doesn’t like this award. What does that say about me?
Look at me. I think I might just be breaking a rule.