The bottom line is that while I think some of titles for the awards are a bit "stupid," I think the concept is great. I find myself going and exploring the blog that nominated me and finding links to the blogs that they love. Just over this past round of recent blog awards I've started following two new blogs. It has shown me some new reading links and there are many positives for that.
And now that Geneabloggers, our main source of connecting with fellow genealogy bloggers, no longer has "roll-ups" for the daily blog topics, blog awards give us a chance to market ourselves and our other favorite blogs to new readers.
And last but not least, it sure does feel nice to be recognized. I now know that there are several readers that enjoy my blog. My blog is a creative outlet for me, but I have to admit that it feels great to know that others enjoy it too. Blog awards are like a little pep talk to keep chugging and another way for me to give a pep talk to my fellow bloggers.
So, forget the "stupid" names and the extra time it takes to respond to blog awards. Be happy that someone cares enough about your Internet outlet to recognize you! What do you think about blog awards?
(Part of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award is to recognize some of the blog readers you appreciate. It is impossible for me to highlight just a few, because I appreciate them all! So thank you so much to all of my readers. Thank you for the warm comments and the inspiration to keep chugging!)