Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2012 Fascination Award Nomination - and Giveaway!

Today I received an interesting email. It is as follows:

Hi there,


An article you wrote in 2012 titled Waiting on Wednesday (2) has earned your blog anomination for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Librarian blog.

The comments posted in response to your post prove that your content
 not only inspires your audience, but it also creates discussion around your posts, both of which are requirements for the nomination of a Fascination award. 



As a nominee of this award, you have full permission to display the "Nominated" emblem on your website. To learn more about the contest, the rules, or the prizes, click here: 2012 Fascination Award Rules and Prizes.


To get started: 
  1. Accept your nomination by replying to this email by Thursday February 24th (11:59 PM EST).
  2. Claim your "Nominated" badge to display on your blog: Nominated Badge 


Voting begins February 27th at 12:01 AM (EST). The blog with the most votes by March 5th at 11:59 PM (EST) will win the grand prize, a $200 restaurant gift card. 


Good luck and thank you for your participation!


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Director of Public Relations     
Accelerated Degree Programs

At first I was flattered, but then I realized that there wasn't very much of a discussion on that post that would merit such a nomination. I mean, you guys are great, but a five comment conversation doesn't seem like something that would put me in the running against some fantastic blogs. That caused me to do some research. Reading three blogs I found on Google (TYWKIWDBI and then to Quantum Progress and dy/dan) helped me decide that it would probably be in the best interest of my followers (I love you guys) and myself to respectfully decline this nomination.

Even though I am taking myself out of the running, it does not mean that a celebration is not in order. Isn't it always said that it is an honor just to be nominated? Well, I think it's a load of malarkey in most cases. People want to win! Oh yeah, I think someone needs to win something after all of this nonsense.


So, Leah gave me some Awesome of a Lifetime sweetness (it won't really be real until I see the book), and I want to give one of my US followers a copy of A Touch Morbid*. (Sorry International Awesome Squad, the next one includes you, I promise.) Time for some Rafflecopter fun!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Okay, if you haven't read the first book in the trilogy - A Touch Mortal - you can choose that as your prize instead!

44 comments:

  1. Seriously the award is nice and all but I'm just thinking of how you gave up a chance to win $200 worth of food away lol!

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    1. If you Google the award, you'll see that it changes every few weeks. When I win an award, I want it to be something that isn't questionable on any level. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Hello Kayla, thank you for letting me know more about what is behind the nomination. I have now written to the guy who sent me the email and asked for an explanation. It will be interesting to read what he has to say! And then I'll decide on what to do.

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    1. You're very welcome. I am glad that you're able to make a more informed decision now. :)

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  3. I got an award like that and I had to give it to 7 other people. I just randomly looked at blogs til I found some that still accept blog awards.

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    1. I've seen the "blog tag" awards, but I don't think this one was like that. I am dorky enough to play along with one of those. Forwarding emails was a horrible disease I had that required several interventions before I sought a cure. :-D

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    1. At least I can say I was nominated from someone acknowledging how fascinating I am, right? :-)

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  5. Good on you for researching the award! I would have assumed it was spam and ignored the email completely. I recently received an email that I honestly can't tell if it's legitimate or spam. The person wanted me to pay them to write articles for my blog. I'm still baffled. I review for fun, why would I pay someone to write for my blog.
    As a college student what they're doing completely enrages me though. It's disgusting.

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    1. I usually ignore them too, but this was sent to my proper email address. I figured I could at least address it in some way. And I can't believe that someone wanted you to pay them for articles! I guess people will do anything to find a job in this economy. ;-)

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  6. This does sound a little fishy. It just amazes me all the new ways they come up with to spam people. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and entering! I thought it sounded fishy, too, and that's why I looked into it. My blog gets fair amount of traffic for its size, but nothing to put me on the awards radar.

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  7. I've never heard of this, but if you think it doesn't sound right - go with your instincts. You're right about feeling good about getting nominated for something though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I'm so glad you came by my blog and entered!

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  8. Sounds fishy, but congratulations anyways!

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    1. Maybe next time it'll be something I can authenticate and scores me an invitation to a banquet or something. ;-)

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  10. sounds a little iffy, but still exciting : )

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    1. It could only be better if it was full-on legit. I'm so pleased you stopped by. =)

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  11. Yeahm sounds a little iffy...

    Especially because you seem to be a new blog...

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    1. I am relatively new. Thank goodness I don't have the web-naivety that comes with a new blog sometimes. ;-)

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  12. Hmmm....I'd be excited, but would do thorough digging.

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    1. I'm enough of a pessimist to distrust anyone who wants to give me "something for nothing". :-)

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  13. Not really a fan of blog awards, but congrats :) It's always nice to receive them lol xD

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    1. Honestly, I don't think I would mind one of those "tag your neighbor" awards. This one possesses a certain stink about it - almost like a rat. :-D

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  14. Go with your instincts. If it feels off or sounds to good to be true, it usually is. Thanks for the giveaway. I have this on my tbr list.

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    1. I'm so glad that this is a book you're looking forward to reading! Good luck! :-)

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  15. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! and congrats for being nominated ;P

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    1. You're very welcome and thank you. :-P

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  16. It seems a little weird, but, hey, take approbation where you can get it, right?

    Do a little dance, have a little drink and read an awesome book to celebrate!

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    1. That sounds like a fabulous plan! Who knows when I'll ever get that kind of recognition again? :-)

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  17. I think take credit where you can get it! Awesome!

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    1. You have a good point. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Congrats for the nomination! And thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome! Good luck! :-)

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  19. Congrats on the nomination but it does sound fishy like others have said. I'm happy that you decided to research it and it was very noble of you to decline when you felt you didn't deserve it. Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't read the first book so if I win I would like that one instead. :)

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    1. You're very welcome! A Touch Mortal is a wonderful book. I think you will enjoy it very much, if you win. :)

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  20. I don't trust the nomination. I agree that it sounds fishy. However, your blog is awesome. :)

    GFC name = Amber Lane

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you like it. :-)

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  21. The nomination sounds fishy. I'm glad you researched it first then declined when you felt you didn't deserve it. Thanks for the giveaway! I have the first book on order now!

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    1. You're welcome! It's a fantastic book. Leah Clifford is amazing. :-)

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You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!