Mina over at Some Dark Romantic has honored me with the Liebster Award. In my usual fashion, I am going to say thank you and then explain why I don't follow the rules on these things.
I cannot put into words my appreciation for the recognition. I would write this stuff even if no one read it but it wouldn't be near as much fun for me. More than eight years since I wrote my first blog, I am still amazed anyone reads this stuff. And I am in absolute awe that anyone enjoys what they read here. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
I don't participate in the follow up because of how I blog. These things always come with rules. I barely follow the rule for written word, intelligent thought, or common decency in my posts. Following even more rules might push me over the edge.
But the real problem for me is in passing the award along as is almost always a requirement. It's not that I don't think other bloggers are worthy. Quite the contrary. If I am reading a blog it's because I find it interesting. I think all the blogs I read should be recognized for the amazing work the authors do. I'd feel guilty for leaving people out. And then, I feel guilty for not passing it along when I feel so many deserve it.
Thank you, Mina, I sincerely appreciate the award, I just have to decline because of my own fucked up mind.