I know this is a horrible thing to say, but (whispers) Blog awards are kind of strange. They're a lot like chain letters. You pass it on because someone gave it to you and you have to give it to someone else. It's like on my sister's MySpace page where half the comments are little pictures with sappy/crappy little poems like this:
Friends are like butterflies
Oh so pretty
Sent from heaven
Yellow and Pink
Kind of dumb, but in a really nice way
And butterflies sometimes fly in front of a car and that's like friends too because I would totally get hit by a car for you.
PASS THIS ON TO TEN OTHER HOT MOMMAS THAT YOU KNOW!!!
!!! ! !!
(If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you are old and have not been on MySpace lately. Frankly, I would not advise it. MySpace makes me weep for the future of America. Gotta love it when the comments say things like, "Sorry I passed out last night.")
The part of awards that I do like? They are a way for people to express friendship and appreciation - to give a virtual pat on the back, solely because you like or enjoy someone. I think that is a genuinely nice thing. Wonderful even. But it's not really an award.
A lot of times, if you get an award, you know the blogger just couldn't think of anyone else in their blog circle who hadn't already received it. You got it by default. Sort of like getting picked last for soccer. I have to question the validity of any award whose primary criteria is - I couldn't think of anyone else who didn't already have it. That's more like an STD than an award.
However. However. However. I am going to create my own blog award to use for my own nefarious purposes. Because if we're gonna do awards, the award should be something that's really embarrassing to post on your blog.
Therefore, I give you:
The Prettiest Blogger in All The Land AwardIn the event that you receive this award, here are the rules:
- You cannot say it's an award. It already says that up there, in the teeeeeny tiny little letters.
- You just have to post it on your blog with no commentary whatsoever.
- The end.