What do you think about blog awards/tags?
I recieved my very first blog award/tag when my blog was only a month old. Back then, I really had no idea about such things. I don't know how blog awards work. Funny thing was, I really took it seriously. REALLY. Haha. I'd bet that some of my blogger friends were grinning as they were reading my all-too-serious post about my 1st ever blog award. It was like.. hosting a grand awards night, with judges, nominations, announcement of winners and all. Tee-hee.
What is a blog award/tag?
A blog award is usually something that is given by a blogger to another blogger. It usualy comes with a set of instructions - to pass on to a number of blog or bloggers.
I have nothing against recieving blog awards or tags. I like recieving them, actually. It is an honor to have been thought of. In the blog world wherein millions are basically online, it is a very sweet gesture to pass something on to a blogger you barely know, you've never met, and is living a thousand miles away from you.
At first, I was completely thrilled. Being given an award during my first month.. it really felt awesome. I was thinking that it was passed on to me, maybe because he or she appreciates my work, or loves my blog design, or whatever.. But after a while, I began to realize that this blog tags are just like chain messages.. you have to pass it along. That's the basic rule. So it kinda gave me a negative feeling. It became more like an obligation, rather than an act of appreciation. Though, let me say it again. I have nothing against blog awards, and I really love receiving them.
Blog awards or tags are great. They are very nice gestures of appreciation. They bring a feeling of cheer and self-worth, and you just can't help but smile upon receiving one. However, in my opinion, it really is unnecessary. They are nice but unnecessary. Blogging will continue even without blog tags. Besides, comments are much more fun to receive.
That's my say. What about you? What can you say about blog awards or tags? Is it okay with you to recieve and pass them on? Or are you against them? I really would like to hear your opinion. Do share.