During the last year several bloggers have kindly and thoughtfully nominated my blog for awards. And in a display of appallingly bad manners, I have let them sit without any adequate response.
I’m tempted to try to explain my actions or inactions. When I started to write this post, I had ideas about awards, about my awkwardness in receiving compliments of any kind, about time, about energy, about the difficulty highlighting some blogs when I’ve gained so much from reading so many. But all of that is really irrelevant. The fact is, it conveys an impression of gross ingratitude.
First, let me categorically say to those who have nominated my blog for awards: I am grateful. I am touched, encouraged, pleased. I must confess, I’m even a little shocked that anyone thought enough of what I do to recommend it.
So – if I haven’t said it: THANK YOU.
Second, to those bloggers I would have selected to pass on awards, I apologize. I have neglected to encourage, where encouragement was the right response. There are, as I indicated, many bloggers doing wonderful things.
I will address these individually. But for the moment, I just need to acknowledge them.
The Prattle of Hastings nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Learning and Growing nominated me for the sunshine award.
Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses, and Prejudices ….. nominated me for the Sunshine Award.
The Gift of Creation nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Cecile’s Writers nominated me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award.
Perplexing Thoughts nominated me for the Gargie Award.
The Cosmic Poet nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.