Lately I’ve garnered a bit of attention from other bloggers. Over the past few months I’ve been nominated for several awards. The Versatile Blogger Award, three times, the Inspiring and Very Inspiring Blogger Award, once each, and a Liebster Award. While I feel it is an honor to have been nominated, I have chosen to, as graciously as possible, decline them all.
While I do think it is an honor that other bloggers feel I’m worthy of such praise, I simply do not have the time to complete the required tasks that come with acceptance of the awards. All of these awards come with certain requirements should I accept. The numbers vary, but they are all variations on the same theme.
Thank the person who nominated me,
Tell 7, 10, a dozen things about myself,
Lastly, nominate 10, 12, 15 other bloggers for the same award.
As it is, I find there are hardly enough hours in the day, without adding to the “to do” list. With a full-time job, a family, Facebook fan page, website, this blog, and trying to add fresh content to each, I already spend so much time at the computer that I often wonder if my wife and daughter remember what I look like. On top of all that is the, time-consuming in its own right, task of actually making the photographs that keep my readers coming back.
All of this may sound ungrateful and that I don’t appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the nominations. I assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. To me however, it is award enough when I read a nice comment left about one of my photographs, or the email notification I get every time someone subscribes to my blog.
In closing I would like to properly and publicly thank all of those outstanding bloggers who felt I was worthy of an award.
My heartfelt thanks go out to:
Vladimir and Johna, from Wind Against Current , for a Versatile Blogger nomination.
Amruta, from Not So Creative, also for a Versatile Blogger nomination.
Cornel, from Words, Versatile Blogger nomination #3.
Sheila, from Shecall, for the Liebster Award
Ioanna, from life portOfolio, for a Very Inspiring Blogger
and lastly, from The Retiring Sort, an Inspiring Blogger award nomination.
Every one of these blogs is worth a read. When you get a minute, pay each of them a visit, you’ll be glad you did.
So, in the future, rather than nominate me for an award, simply stop by and say “Hi!” I’ll be glad you did.