Friday, February 8, 2013

Thank You But.....

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. 

6 comments:

  1. It's all good, Homeslice. :-) I just wanted to support your blogging efforts, as I appreciate your writing and admire the chances you take with it. Rock on, guy!

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    1. I have toyed with the idea of my own awards, so I control the rules. But that damn "can't include everyone" stops me.

      I really do appreciate the award. I admire your writing and the fact you even remotely find me worthy thrills me in ways I cannot express without sounding like a complete moron.

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  2. Congrats on the award, Monkey!! You and I are very much alike. I love the award but hate following the rules that are attached. Well, I don't mind the fun stuff, like answering funny questions but then when it comes to the tagging part, meh, not so much.

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    1. I love the questions and such. Talking about me is easy for me to do. It's the tagging.

      I have my own methods for highlighting bloggers I like.

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  3. Same here Monkey, I just can't follow those stupid rules. If I give an award I never attach any rules to it and if I get one I usually don't follow the rules set by others either.

    Like Elsie I like the questions and the award but I'm not tagging anyone, too many good blogs and friends out there to just pick 6 people to pass it on too.

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    1. Exactly. I like so many bloggers for so many different reasons. I wouldn't read them if I didn't think they were entertaining in some way. I'd feel bad leaving anyone out.

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