Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Favorite Award to Give

There's been a lot of discussion, both pro and con, about awards in the genealogy blogging community lately.  Some bloggers have chosen to make their blogs "no award" blogs.  Others still welcome receiving the awards.  Caroline M. Pointer explained the problems with regards to search engine optimization (SEO) at Blog Awards and SEO.  If you want to know others' points of view you can go to GeneaBloggers, click "search" in the black band across the top, type in "award" and read other bloggers' posts and the comments to the posts.

As for me....  I appreciate receiving a blog award despite what it might do to my SEO results.  Many of us work hard to make our blogs readable, interesting, and worthwhile to our visitors and followers.  It's nice to be recognized in the form of an award.  I'm not one to praise myself but if someone else offers praise, I'm learning to accept and say thank you.

Right now I want to say thank you to Debi Austin of Who Knew? for the gift of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.  Thank you, Debi!  It was a huge surprise.  It's an award given to those who leave comments on the giver's blog. It is my favorite award, not because I'm such a great commenter but because I can pass the award on to those who support my blog by leaving comments. 

The rules of this award are
  • Thank the nominator and link back to his or her site as well.
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Nominate no more than fourteen readers of your blog you appreciate and leave a comment on their blogs to let them know about the award.
  • Finish this sentence: “A great reader is…”
 A great reader is one who regularly reads my blog posts.  A better reader is one who leaves comments regularly! 

Thank you to the ladies below, readers who so abundantly support this blog with their comments (in no particular order).  I appreciate you!

I hope you'll click through to their blogs and read what they're sharing about their ancestors.  And leave comments!



  1. Aw Nancy, thank you so much for mentioning me.

    I really enjoy your blog, and get lots of neat tips from you.



  2. Thanks for the award! You have a terrific blog!

  3. Nancy, you have no idea how easy it is to comment on your blogs. I enjoy them and it's my pleasure to read them. Regarding the two awards, I'm still thinking about that issue. I don't know why it's a hard decision, but I sure do thank you.

  4. I agree with the others -- your blog is very attractive as well as readable and interesting. Thanks for recognizing me!

  5. Nancy,
    It's really nice to receive such a compliment from someone I admire so much. Thanks for the recognition. I sent you an email about "what I've been doing lately." I've obviously not been posting to my personal blog as much as I should. Never fear, however, I'm certainly blogging.

  6. Thanks, Nancy, I really appreciate the recognition. Your blog is always such a pleasure to read, and makes me feel like we have a lot in common. Thanks for the comments you take the time to write on my blog, too!

  7. Nancy,

    Thank you so much for this honor!

    I love your blog and you very much deserve this award. Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations Nancy!!!... a well deserved Award indeed. Congrats also to all your nominees. I'm clicking over now to have a read of their Blogs. This is one of the aspects of passing on Awards that delights me :-)
    Cheers, Catherine.

  9. Thank you, Nancy! It's always a pleasure to read your blog!

  10. This award is great. I am new at blogging and have been looking at posts and trying to find ways to improve my blog. It is nice to find lists of blogs that are awarded by others, so I can find some of the best blog to check out.

    Thanks, Betty

  11. Nancy - I am a bit late with this, but thank you so much for including me! I appreciate it!


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