This is a difficult post to write,
as in order to do so,
I must admit many things about myself.
Primarily that I am selfish,lazy and rude.
Throw in disorganised,
and someone who keeps putting things off,
and you have me summed up pretty well.
This can clearly be seen,
in my attitude to Awards.
I love to receive Awards,
and to read other peoples awards posts.
I love to see who else has been nominated,
and to know that others are seeing my blog linked.
However that is where my love for Awards ends.
It can take some time,
to get all those questions asked of me, onto my page,
I then must figure out how to download the award,
and get the logo to appear on my page in the right place.
it is time to actually answer those questions.
As the light fades,
and my will to live is at an all time low,
I must go and try to find my nominees,
and then link to each one of them.
After an eternity, at last the post is ready.
Now for the part I find most difficult,
I must go to the blogs of my nominees,
and confess to each one of them,
that I love them enough to have nominated them.
Which means that I am actually saying,
“Here’s a mountain of work for you to do,
because I really like you!”.
I have on more than one occasion,
acknowledged an Award I was so generously given,
and spent the two days writing the post.
Delighted on those occasions,
I have sat back and breathed a sigh of relief.
Until guess what?
Within days another nomination arrives!
As I say I am always so chuffed to get an award,
but now when I receive one,
I die a little.
I redden up and I feel sick.
Because it always reminds me,
of all the awards I have sitting somewhere,
dusty and never acknowledged.
The blog buddies I never said an official “Thank you” to.
So I have made a decision.
I am going to say here to everyone,
who was kind enough to send me an award,
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you“.
I am most grateful you considered me.
I however am not able to remember everyone,
so I cannot thank you all personally.
So from now on I think its only fair,
that I will put one of those “Award free blog” logos,
in a prominent position.
It will spare my blushes,
and stop my fellow bloggers,
from feeling I am not a team player.
Instead I have begun to try to give back in a different way.
I am trying to do a weekly post,
called “Freshly Impressed”.
(yes it is a take on the illusive “Freshly pressed).
I pick a few posts which caught my eye,
Posts which might have made me
laugh, cry or think.
Post I believe readers would enjoy,
but might have missed.
I link to them and readers can check them out.
The idea behind it is,
these posts will hopefully get a few new readers,
and they will not have to do any work!
So once again,
I am really, really, truly grateful,
for every single award I was nominated for.
I should have been honest when I accepted them,
and instead of saying,
“Thank you so much”,
I should have followed by saying,
“But I’m sorry I am too lazy,
and with the little time I have,
I’d prefer to write a real post”.
Thank you again.
I hope we can still all be friends!