Soul Gifts – Telling Tales became an Awards Free blog around May 2016. Prior to that I happily accepted nominations. Being a bit of a rebel (sometimes) I usually bent the rules or made up my own. What that meant of course was that I made a whole lot more work for myself. It was time consuming. And finding new blogs to nominate for passing on of the award became difficult as a newbie blogger.
I was also curious and a bit bamboozled by the polarised opinions about their worth and value. So I investigated the issue. And wrote about it in one of my acceptance posts. It helped to get my head around the whole issue.
Eventually I decided it was time to go Awards Free. However, it left me with a dilemma. What do I do about all those kind hearted bloggers who continue to nominate me for an award? I didn’t want to be rude or seem ungrateful. I am neither. Individual responses partly addressed the problem. But not altogether. I also wanted to pay back.
I have thought about it a lot over the last few months, had some discussions, and took note of what others are doing – or not. I finally found a solution that sits well with me.
Here it is: I have created a static page. It sits on my blog’s Home Page in the top tool bar, right between About Me and Contact Me. You can’t miss it. In it I list all the awards I have received. But most important of all, I have included links to the bloggers who have so generously and graciously nominated Soul Gifts for awards. My hope is that in some small way it will lead those who are visiting and browsing to go on and visit those as well.
It is my thank you to all of you.
© Raili Tanska
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