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Addictive Blog Award

  1. I've just been nominated for the Addictive Blog Award! It's flattering but I'm now panicking! Is this informally passed around by bloggers, or does it have some official status? Does being nominated mean you've won it already? These are just some of the questions running through my mind.
    The "rules" behind accepting this award seem fairly clear; 1. Make a new post including the award logo and thank the person who nominated you. 2. Nominate up to ten other sites (which must be WordPress ones?) and inform each of them you have done so (by commenting on their site?)
    Is this right? It's an honour to be nominated but I feel like I've just been thrown in a swimming pool!
    Blog url: http://jpfgoodman.wordpress.com/

  2. thebirdingbunch
    Member

    Blog awards are just passed out informally by readers of blogs. Yes, you've "won" if you wish to follow the rules that go with them. Unless the rules specifically say so, they do not need to be WordPress blogs. Usually a comment or an email is how you notify those you nominate.

    I used to be pretty excited about receiving them, but after a time, I found them to be time consuming. I read somewhere that these awards can effect your search ranking for the bad, but I cannot find where I read this. If I remember, it has to do with posting content and links not related to your blog. Maybe someone can correct me if I am wrong.

    Here is an informative link that explains blog awards.
    http://christywrites.hubpages.com/hub/pros-and-cons-of-receiving-blog-awards

  3. notawoodpecker
    Member

    The "rules" behind accepting this award seem fairly clear; 1. Make a new post including the award logo and thank the person who nominated you. 2. Nominate up to ten other sites (which must be WordPress ones?) and inform each of them you have done so (by commenting on their site?)

    Sounds like a chain letter.

  4. I was going to use the term Pyramid Scheme - sort of like selling soap - if everyone nominates 10 blogs and they cycle is once a week after about 2 months or so every web site on earth will have been nominated at least once - or whatever can be done with 10 Billion nominated sites

  5. Thank you so much for these quick responses, especially for the first one and its wise and informative link.
    The comparison with pyramid selling is apt, but then most of us are in that game a little bit, aren't we? I'm new enough to be flattered by this nomination, but can see how the duties connected with accepting such things could become onerous pretty quickly! I guess a little restraint on all sides should resolve both these "cons", and will post a response with this in mind after spending another moment or two basking in the glory of being nominated.
    This is the first time I've turned to the Forums for support, but it won't be the last!
    Thanks again, fellow WordPressers.

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