Yes it is true, you can ask my family, or better yet, please don't!
With that said, I wanted to address the issue of blogger awards. I have received a few and given a few, so I know just enough to be dangerous.
I find that receiving a blogger award is joyful.
The giver has taken the time to declared that something I have done, or said or in my case didn't say was worthy of appreciation and acknowledgment. Then going from blog to blog to visit all those chosen is fun. There is a list of receivers of the same award as you (this tends to be a group offering, which is fine, I"m just sayin!) and you can find some other great blogs and make new friends in the process.
In a nutshell, that is one of the great by products of giving or getting a blogger award, friendship.
And now for the opposing side (man! there is one in every crowd, have you noticed?).
Sometimes the receiver does not have enough blogs on their reader or friend connect to fulfill the mandate of passing the award along. It is not that they don't want to, sometimes they can't, really. Maybe they are new to blogging, or maybe they have a more limited focus on the blogs they have time to read. Maybe they hold down a full time out of the house job and come home to the in-home job and family and just don't have the time to pay it forward.
I would like to think that, that does not make them a bad or neglectful blogger, just an over scheduled one!
So for me, I have decided that for any award I receive (and I have enjoy every one of them) that to pay it forward, I offer a declaration. Simply put, please accept my thanks and respect for what you do on your blog, even if you cannot pay it forward, because I believe that another way to show friendship, is in our understanding.
I appreciate your stopping by, and will enjoy reading any thought provoking comments. Thank you.
And by the way......