I've heard some criticism of blog awards including:
-They always get passed out to the same people, thus going in circles until everyone in a clique has them all.
-It's painfully difficult to pick and choose who should get the awards (I like all my blogging buddies)
-They clutter up your blog and make it look less professional
-They don't really mean anything
I've come up with a few ideas to combat these negatives. Do you want to hear them?
Over the past few months I've received 7 awards, so I figure that is more than enough to go around. I won't have to exclude people! I'm going to try to give you all an award that you don't already have and I'm going to try to be thoughtful about it so the awards actually mean something (at least to me).
So, starting tomorrow and going until Christmas there will be some major blog award giving happening here. Don't feel like you need to post or pass along the awards I give you (unless you want to of course), just know that I appreciate all of you!
How do you feel about blog awards? Do you ever discover a great new blog because someone you knew gave it an award?