It is with some trepidation I am deciding to do this. My experience accepting and participating in awards has been positive overall; however, there are some bloggers who wish to keep low profiles or don’t accept awards anymore either. This makes it increasingly hard to pick blogs without upsetting some people. Awards should be a happy experience, not one full of stress worrying about who you will offend. So I apologetically ask you to respect my position on not accepting/participating in awards anymore. Awards are lovely but not when you end up making some bloggers upset because they got unwanted attention, or increased traffic flow, to their blog; some people blog more for themselves than to gain a large following. Thank you so much to all of you who have nominated me in the past for an award. I greatly appreciated them. But “award free” is less stressful. I’ll still acknowledge anyone who nominates me if they haven’t read this notice, but I won’t participate.
My humble apologies,
©Natalya Lyubov, 2012-2013.