I have a confession to make. And I make this because while I haven't had anyone ask, "Why my dear, have you not passed on the blog award I gave you?" I haven't quite explained why I don't do just that.
For my non blogging readers, (a.k.a. my real life family and friends) in the blogging community there are blog awards that are given to whoever you decide deserves the award. Anything from beautiful blog to versatile blog. I have been amazed to recieve both.
I have been given a few and just want those givers to know I am truly honored. Really, I am speechless when I think how much that means to me. I never expected to find a whole group of other woman, and even some men, who shared this beautiful lifestyle that we volunteered for when I wrote my first post. I am grateful for this, because already I've made real connections through blogging and know if I need advice, encouragement, etc. you ladies, amoung real life military wives and girlfriends, can relate easily.
With that said, (please don't hate me for this) I usually don't pass on awards or participate in blog hops. It's not because I don't want to meet more people or even feel appreciated and want to pass that appreciation on. But most all my family and real life friends read my blog. I try to update with happenings of our lives, promote organizations, and spreading the word about random findings. I think if I were to start posting about awards and blog hops, etc. I would lose their interest. Seing how I started my blog to keep them "in the know" with us since we live so far from all our family, I wouldn't want to do that!
I know you all understand because ya'll are awesome like that. I think it's great that these awards and blog hops exist and it's always fun to see the random facts included in the awards. If you're looking to have the blog passed on though, I'm probably not the person to give it to. Sadly enough. =[ Even though I am always extremely honored.
Feel free to give me your thoughts guys and gals!