As I read over the rules for the award process, I realized that a few of the rules bother me a bit.
One rule is one which states that in order to accept a nomination, you have to choose a certain number of other bloggers to nominate. In the case of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, you have to nominate 7 other bloggers. For the Liebster Award, you have to nominate 11. I don’t like this rule for 2 reasons:
– I don’t think that there should be a set number of bloggers to nominate, especially not 11! That’s too many because its too much work to have to find and contact so many people. What if I only want to nominate 8 people? What if I want to nominate 11 people, but don’t have the time and energy to contact them all at once? What if I need time to think about it and read over people’s blogs before deciding?
– What if I don’t want to display those bloggers’ names on my post? I sometimes wonder if it hurts people’s feeling if they don’t see their name on the list, so I’ve decided to contact each person separately rather than have a prominently displayed list. Some bloggers will find out who’s nominated anyway when people accept their awards, but it’s better than having one big list. Without a list, it’s less likely that everyone will know every person who I nominated.
Another thing I don’t like is the amount of questions you have to answer and ask other nominees in order to accept the Liebster Award. In total, it’s about 33! Who has the time?! I suggest that there just be less questions, or that bloggers pick how many questions they want to do. Or be a rebel like me and do whatever you want! I only did about 22 questions, and even that’s a lot.
So I guess I’m a rule breaker! As I said in both my posts on being nominated for these awards, I am extremely flattered and appreciate these awards, especially since I’ve only started blogging a few months ago. I’m glad that people are getting something out of my blog, whether it’s inspiration or information, or both. My rule-changing is just a suggestion on how to make the rules make more sense.
Take care, all!