Helen McMullin and Cindy Marie Bell have both honoured me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you both for the inspiration to continue to practice versatility in this constantly changing world of blogging.
Helen is a writer who shares her delightful and entertaining foofaraws on her blog Foofaraws From Helen – and she even explains what it means.
After writing an acceptance post and selecting the fifteen people I wanted to pass the baton on to, I have decided to decline the offer. I couldn’t get it out of my head that people I chose might think I was spamming them or that this was some reincarnation of the old chain letter. I certainly didn’t find it so – as I said I was honoured.
Working out my list of 15 was a valuable exercise – having to think through the reasons why I was recommending people gave me the opportunity to appreciate their blogs in a new way. I will certainly be following them more closely because of it.
The whole activity took me a good part of the day to do. I think very slowly you see, and I guess that alone could be the crux of my reluctance to participate – what am I actually asking these near strangers / developing friends to do?
Do these sorts of activities have value or are they just a form of chain letter? Are there easier ways to “share the love”? I’d appreciate your thoughts.