About a week ago, The Hobbler named me as a recipient of her “Awesome At Awarding Awards” award. In case you are unfamiliar with this award, it is retaliatory in nature… you get it because you have given someone else a blog award. Think of it as a form of blogospheric payback.
While I love getting blog awards (who doesn’t like a little pat on the back every once in a while?), I’m not a big fan of having to jump through the flaming hoops set up as part of the whole deal, such as passing them on to others. I have two main reasons for this…
I’ve been blogging for less than eleven months now and in spite of my not churning out posts on a daily basis and infrequent visits to other people’s blogs, you, my readers, have remained loyal. So it came as quite the surprise to me that in the past little while I have been given not one but two awards.
… it would be nice if they added to the “Top Posts” stats page more stats, like the number of words, comments, and photos therein, as well as the ability to toggle each field to order the data as one finds useful.
It would also be nice if we could display photos in the Media Library as a full-page grid… it takes forever searching through pages and pages of tiny thumbnails in the present one-per-line list.
A photo of my home work environment taken while I was slapping together this very post. The two printers at the sides of this image had very little to do with it but the monitor, the mouse, the keyboard, and especially the coffee were central to getting this post up and to the people.
First of all, I would like to break from the tradition began by similarly illustrious awards, such as The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The Darwin Awards, by starting my seemingly endless babble by thanking those I wish to thank for making me thankful for this distinction that thanks me for the thousands of thankless blogging hours I’ve put in, sometimes just typing up a single post.
I would first like to thank Badlands Badley for nominating me. Nathan was the very first person to comment on my blog, encouraging me only 33 days after hitting the publish button on my groundbreaking “Hello World” post with his kind words reassuring me that using that default title was “undoofuslike”.
I have been given another Versatile Blogger Award, this time by Dark Pines Photo whose photos are sometimes dark, sometimes have pines in them, but are always works of singular creative genius.
This is my third such honour and I’m embarrassed to say that my second VBA went unanswered (since September 19 of this year)… until now. Do visit Cecelia Futch’s blog, Inspired Vision. She really makes you feel like you’re part of her life as she opens up about family, her life in a new location, and the tribulations and the simple joys of life. She really makes you feel like you’re sitting across the table from her sharing a few minutes and catching up on what has been going on since you last saw her. She takes a mean photo, too! Continue reading
My sucking up to the upper crust of WordPress society has finally paid off — I am the most recent recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award!