I have an aversion to awards, accolades and so on. When I wrote my PhD, many years ago now, I did so because I wanted passionately to write about something, not get a PhD. It was a couple of years before I got around to adding “Dr” to my name on the office door at the university and I only did that because my mother insisted (hehe!) I did try for a promotion a couple of times but I failed because the promotion application required me to sing my own praises across several octaves and I just couldn’t get used to that kind of tune.
So, at the risk of seeming ungracious, I haven’t responded to the multitude of award nominations I’ve received from fellow bloggers (well, three!) because, again, I just cannot seem to play to that tune. I’m grateful to those lovely nominators but something stops me from entering into that kind of thing; I hope that’s okay. I guess I also have a bit of an aversion to the various rules of the award games; I would rather acknowledge other bloggers via url-ing or re-blogging.
Am I being a bad sport?