Beautiful Blogger Award?
I have been nominated to receive the Beautiful Blogger Award. What is that exactly, and how many are given out? Also when is the deadline?
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A blog meme (blog award) is a viral game where you generate links and relationships through asking other bloggers to participate. There are no WordPress.com sponsored blog awards memes and this is not a WordPress.com support issue per say.
If you are “nominated” and you want to play the chain letter styled blog award meme game then you go to the site of the person who presented you with the award and follow the instructions they posted.
Vanity vanity all is vanity!! It’s aim is to increase popularity elsewhere, you would just be the pawn in the game. I’d avoid such things at all cost.
Superficially they are a means of locating blogs to read you would not have otherwise located and making new blogging “friends”. But the actual purpose underlying any award meme is to accrue backlinks. Natural backlinking patterns to authoritative posts in related blogs in posts on your own blog are what Google is focused on. These awards memes are the opposite of natural linking patterns, which is why I don’t participate in any of them.
I did hear in the grapevine that Google doesn’t like them, as it sees them as an artificial way of increasing your popularity. To Google that is cheating. And if Google thinks you are cheating, well, it’s Goodnight Vienna, and down the black hole you go!!
I actually was confused when I received a comment informing me they have nominated me on some kind of blogger award just 2 weeks after I started my blog.
Since I didn’t read a lots of blogs, before I started my blog, I couldn’t meet the requirement to nominate 15 other bloggers. So I just simply explained the situation, thank for the nomination and didn’t do anything else.
From my observations, I think blog awards could be (1) vanity = obtained nomination will become winning the award, (2) accrue backlinks = more publicity (?) and /or (3) making new blogging “friends” = that nomination did lead me to check out other bloggers’ posts and became liking them or even following their blogs. But as long as they are not WordPress.com supported matters, then I will not sweat about them any more :-)
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