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.
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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!
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!ReplyDelete
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! :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
You're very welcome. I am glad that you're able to make a more informed decision now. :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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. :-DDelete
I think it's awesome:)ReplyDelete
At least I can say I was nominated from someone acknowledging how fascinating I am, right? :-)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
As a college student what they're doing completely enrages me though. It's disgusting.
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. ;-)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you came by my blog and entered!Delete
Sounds fishy, but congratulations anyways!ReplyDelete
Haha, thanks! :-DDelete
Congratulations! Good for you :)ReplyDelete
Maybe next time it'll be something I can authenticate and scores me an invitation to a banquet or something. ;-)Delete
sounds a little iffy, but still exciting : )ReplyDelete
It could only be better if it was full-on legit. I'm so pleased you stopped by. =)Delete
Yeahm sounds a little iffy...ReplyDelete
Especially because you seem to be a new blog...
I am relatively new. Thank goodness I don't have the web-naivety that comes with a new blog sometimes. ;-)Delete
Hmmm....I'd be excited, but would do thorough digging.ReplyDelete
I'm enough of a pessimist to distrust anyone who wants to give me "something for nothing". :-)Delete
Not really a fan of blog awards, but congrats :) It's always nice to receive them lol xDReplyDelete
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. :-DDelete
Thank you :-PDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that this is a book you're looking forward to reading! Good luck! :-)Delete
Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! and congrats for being nominated ;PReplyDelete
You're very welcome and thank you. :-PDelete
It seems a little weird, but, hey, take approbation where you can get it, right?ReplyDelete
Do a little dance, have a little drink and read an awesome book to celebrate!
That sounds like a fabulous plan! Who knows when I'll ever get that kind of recognition again? :-)Delete
I think take credit where you can get it! Awesome!ReplyDelete
You have a good point. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Congrats for the nomination! And thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Thank you and you're welcome! Good luck! :-)Delete
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. :)ReplyDelete
You're very welcome! A Touch Mortal is a wonderful book. I think you will enjoy it very much, if you win. :)Delete
I don't trust the nomination. I agree that it sounds fishy. However, your blog is awesome. :)ReplyDelete
GFC name = Amber Lane
Thank you! I'm so glad that you like it. :-)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! It's a fantastic book. Leah Clifford is amazing. :-)Delete