[For those who are not bloggers, blog awards are bestowed to blogs by other bloggers mostly as a way to promote awareness of one’s own blog and the blogs of others one likes to read. To accept an award, the recipient is expected to write a post usually thanking the person who nominated them, answering a number of questions, and nominating some number of other blogs for the same award].
In the past, when I received blog wards, I haven’t participated in the process. The main reason was I would need to make an off topic post to my blog. Many of the people who view my blog are people I meet in person on the trails and who are also mostly not bloggers themselves. As a result, I’ve been hesitant to stray away from the narrow focus of this blog. I also think I would (without trying) find a way to make my part of the nomination process take about a week.
However, I do like receiving these awards. Who wouldn’t enjoy learning that someone likes their blog? Although I still don’t want to expand the content of my blog posts to include blog posts about awards, I at least want to support those who are essentially promoting my blog better than I have. So, I’ve decided to create this page (similar to the approach of several other blogs I’ve seen) where I will list the awards bloggers have given me in the order of most recent and provide a link to the bloggers who nominated me below (in alphabetical order if multiple bloggers give me the same award).