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Monday, 29 June 2009

Thanks But No Thanks

Last week I received an amazing 3 blog awards. I would like to acknowledge the lovely people who thought my blog worthy of such recognition because they do have great blogs that you should visit. Emma Lamb is a textile artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fellow Brisbanite Amy has a blog that focusses on craft and design, check out Grey Grid Paper. Last but not least, good-time girl (she is an flight attendant after all) Helen's great blog Ruby-2-Go-Go should be checked out.

However, while I do appreciate that you may enjoy reading my blog, I have decided to follow Little Arty Crafty Crow's lead to make my blog a tag-free one.

It seems that there are more and more blog awards being passed around with more and more rules and with the request to pass them on to even more blogs than ever before. For example, one of the awards that I have received is asking to be forwarded to 15 more! More often than not, the people you may think of passing them onto have probably already received 6 such awards and are quite busy.

So at the risk of becoming an unpopular blogger, I say enough people!! I am the person that will always delete chain-letters and never forward them. I think they are time-wasters and I don't feel comfortable passing them on. They belong in the school-yard and that was a very long time ago for me. I feel the same way about blog awards.

So you will either agree with me in which case you will be happy not to pass on any blog awards or if you don't agree, then you will be happy not to forward any blog awards to me, the grumpy recipient who won't pass them on.

Thank you for understanding (or not).

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amy said...

thanks for mentioning grey grid paper thea :)
i totally understand about how hard it is to abide by all the award rules! because i'd never received a blog award before i just did exactly what it said and spent forever blogging about 15 more blogs! arh! its such a nice idea but it really is hard to stick to. if only we could quit our day jobs *dream :)

Kylie said...

I think that's very understandable Thea. It is a lovely compliment, but yes, when you're as busy as you are it can be a burden too. I'm sure everyone will understand. K

bubbachenille said...

Thats Ok by me Thea, I understand...I do like reading your blog and seeing your new creations and those of your students too.

the ungourmet said...

I completely agree with you! I don't like to feel obligated to Tag 7 to 10 others and if I don't I feel like I am going to upset someone! It also takes a very long time to link to all of those blogs. I haven't really known how to handle this.

I found your blog for the first time today. I think I will look around a bit. :0)

Nikki Cardigan said...

I'm with you Thea....

Finki (jay) said...

Totally with you on that one. I like the idea of recognizing ones talent and style. but having created an ward, requesting they pass it on, and tag more and more and more, is just silly. Somewhat questionable too.
I always say thanks, but I don't do the whole chain letter thing!

Thea said...

Wow! Thanks for the support. And a special big thanks to you Nikki Cardigan! My blog is now sporting your fantastic "No Awards Please" logo.

Elisa said...

I have to agree with you. Although it is an honor to receive an award, it is a lot of work to respond. Afterwards you often must tag others and then I feel guilty that they will have to spend time to respond. The nicest way someone can give me an honor is by creating a post featuring my work. It's the biggest compliment and it's tag free!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I totally agree with you Thea. Whilst I have not ever received an 'award' I do get those hideous chain email I never pass them on...I am too lazy and technically inept. Did you get the blocks yet?

kindling said...

Hey Thea, I can just imagine you saying this to me in person, in your passionate flamboyant way - and it makes me want to give you a hug!
Thanks for keeping such an honest and true blog, it is beautiful to see your new work and inspiration. Makes me homesick for Australia and my studio!!
Love to you and the team.

Thea said...

I didn't know I was flamboyant - makes me sound like a old queen, haha. We miss you too Nina but you should really enjoy your time o.s. because before you know it, it will pass. x

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