Awards, rewards and responses

I’ve been thinking about this for some time now, but until I read something this morning I wasn’t sure how to put it. Or if I was right. This post I read (here) confirmed for me what I was troubled with.
WordPress is a wonderful community and many of us have felt a new sense of family within its blogs. Myself included. And the awards that float about and are dished up accordingly by our friends are certainly wonderful gifts. I am always humbled when I receive one. Someone who reads my words and is then inspired/enlightened/humoured enough to come back and to then reward me is amazing, every time.  Considering I often have a low confidence on the impact of my writing, it is indeed a lovely message to see.
I know there are several that I have stashed away somewhere that I have not responded to. Do I feel bad. Not so much. Life gets in the way, and I find that if I don’t reply right there and then, I just won’t.

The idea for most of these awards is to respond to questions that delve a little further into our lives. You know what,  if what I write about or post pictures of is not indicative of who I am and my personality, morals and values, then my so-called “things people don’t know” are not going to make it any clearer.  Besides, they are usually things people don’t know for a reason. Sure when we blog, we are putting ourselves on the line, and putting our soul out there for all to see, but we still get to choose what we show.

The award below is the latest one. I am humbled about receiving it, these are designed to share the love after all, but it will be the last one I respond to. Actually I’m not even going to respond properly to it. It has helped me decide that if you want to see what I like in the word press world, then go click on my “blogs I read” link. (Give me 24 hrs from this post to finally get the page filled with my favourite bloggers). I will thank nuts for treasure for including me.

Awards are all well and good, but what I like more are those come and read, like, comment and follow me. Every time that box lights up, I get a little thrill. Thank you for everything, I do appreciate you presence in my little world.

“The WordPress Family Award is reserved for folks in Cyberspace who are unceasingly kind, sympathetic, encouraging, and open to laughter – and who keep each other going by sharing, commenting, and making personal connections even though they may actually be virtual strangers”

Have a great evening or new day,
Jennifer 🙂


13 responses to “Awards, rewards and responses

  1. I’m with you 100 percent. It takes a bunch of my time to post. More than I want to give already. As the awards are sweet, kind and boosting the spirit… I can’t figure out how to do any more than just a simple thank you. I can’t answer questions and all that extra stuff. I’m going nuts with everything trying to get it all done. The requirements make it so much harder! I appreciate them but all I can do is a thank you. I put that in a post on my blog awhile back too. 🙂


  2. People come and go, there will always be some who are willing to stay by us…Welcome to the WP family! Have a great day ahead, always~ Cheers!!


  3. Thank you, Jennifer. I was thinking just a couple of days ago, (with regret,) the first reward I received. The request was 7 things no one knows about me, and I answered sincerely, disclosing information about myself that I had not shared with anyone. Then, as I saw more responses to awards, I realized that I took the assignment far too seriously, and I so wished I could take that first one back. After that, any awards I received I answered, deliberately, more shallowly.
    Awards have not been a problem for me lately — but if one should come my way, I will respond with a post, but not tonthe requirements of the award. Thank you for your courage in speaking out about this. 😎


    • i did the same with one as well. got a little too serious, and got no responses at all to it, lol.
      i actually find it harder to think of the answers to them than writing a normal post, weird much??
      thanks for reiterating my thoughts, and that i am not the only one to do this.


  4. I am the same, I REALLY appreciate getting any award, I’m still amazed anyone wants to read my blathering, I’m just too hopeless to follow them all up!


  5. You embody all that is cool and honorable about blogging, cutie.
    Don’t ever change.


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