As far as I can tell, it combines the interesting parts of a chain letter – without the death threats- and a creative writing assignment. It’s a way to meet other bloggers, discover interesting new blogs to follow, and give readers a snapshot of who I am at the same time.
Nominating another blogger is like sending them a greeting card or a short note on foofy stationery with cool stickers, etc. that says, “Hey! I visited your blog and read some of your posts. I like what you’ve done with the place. Welcome to the neighborhood.”
There are always rules, which kind of makes me nervous. Are these really rules, or just guidelines? Can I take what I like and leave the rest? Do I have to follow all of them to the letter to accept the award? ie: I was nominated for The Liebster Award, and one of the rules was that I could only nominate blogs that had 200 or less followers. I barely know how to determine how many followers MY blog has!
I am really new to blogging (Pajarigirls launched August 2012 and I subscribed to maybe 2 blogs before that). Help. Me. I’m raising my hand because I fell behind!!
Is this right? Other thoughts on Blog Awards?