I read a post that Hugh did over at http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2016/01/17/blogging-awards-do-they-work/
And its sort of been playing on my mind. I get why people don’t want to do awards, it might be as simple as it doesn’t fit into the theme of the blog. They are very time consuming, while I try and get them out as fast as possible sometimes it still might take me a week. And some people just don’t have the time. Other people think they are glorified chain letters and they are
When I first started the Leibester Award was for bloggers with less than 250 followers. I know exactly why that rule faded away, not only did you have to try and find 10 people and let them know, but to find 10 bloggers that do awards with less than 250 followers doubled the time of the blog.
To me, when I first started, I was thrilled when I got my first one. I remember being so excited, I don’t think I understood what they really were. But I am still really excited everytime someone nominates me, Its not just good for my ego, but I love nominating other people to give them a little bit more exposure and to be honest for me that is exactly what they are, for me to have a bit of fun and nominate other blogs so that people can go and have a look. I am not sure if I am going to become blog free at the moment I doubt it, but if I have millions of followers it might make sense.
When I nominate someone I try and pick someone that I haven’t chosen in a while, and I try and stick with someone with less than a 1000 followers, to me that seems to be the cut off point for a lot of bloggers. If someone does have more than a 1000 followers I will only choose them if I know they definitly still accept them, so there a few exceptions.
So my questions to you. Do you still do awards? How do you pick your nominations? Do you pick the same people or do you choose randomly? Is there anything that annoys you about the awards?