I’ll start this by saying….no, I am not bitter….or twisted or anything like that.
But for the humble two and a half years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen the various rounds of different blogging awards unfold before me. And while I do think it’s fantastic that there are such platforms in place to celebrate my fellow awesome bloggers….I have seen a few things along the way that have made me think….nahhhh….think I’ll skip on this this year.
The long and short of it is….I’m not sure whether all these awards bring out the best of a lot of people. Some get all green eyed….some plain vindictive…..others out and out desperate then there’s those who feel absolutely defeated thinking they should jack the whole thing in….and a few have been to known to lose their entire blogging mojo at the behest of the whole rigmarole.
I know they are a lot of hard work to organise….and hats off to all those amazing organisations – Britmums, Tots 100, Mumsnet, UK Blog Awards – to name but a few that put in so much effort into doing it.
But I don’t know…something just doesn’t sit right with me in being graded in this way. We all , as bloggers, face the ups and downs of the Tots ranking each month, and to be honest with you….that’s about as much as I can take with being ranked against my peers, as lovely as they all are.
Even if you don’t want to get caught up in the whole shenanigans, the rise of the hope when the nominations start flooding in and then the crush of the fall at shortlisting time is more than I can bear.
So please, all you lovely people who want to nominate me this year…really, I’m so very honoured that you would like to throw my name into the hat, but I won’t be showing up to the starting line for the race I’m afraid. Doesn’t mean I appreciate your nominations any less though.
Peace & love,