–On August the 1st, just twelve days ago, I wrote a post about my recent nomination to the Versatile Blogger Award. In it, after giving my sincere thanks to my nominator (fellow blogger Cheynoeas’ Thoughts) and according to the required procedure, I nominated in my turn a few other bloggers whom I thought deserved this same award. I chose six after a very long consideration of all the factors and conditions asked by this particular award’s norms. I had the option to choose up to fifteen blogs, but I really had no time to do it, being a requisite to explain each of my elections and briefly describe the blogger’s merits.
So, I nominated six bloggers, exposed their assets and tagged their blogs –in such a way that they would receive a notification to approve the tag and the quotation… to accept the award (or not) and, maybe, send a word of thanks to me; which I honestly thought they would do –at least some of them.
However, not a single one has dropped a single word to me, and except one, none of them have even “liked” the post.
I am not entirely sure to have done all things well: added the right links and said the right words… but after several revisions, I do not see any mistake in this sense. It is also possible that some have not noticed the notification about my directly tagging them. If you have, after twelve days I should conclude that none among my nominees has mattered a darn about being selected and complimented.
And I do wish to know it, just to clarify what has crossed their thoughts. —You know, I felt personally very glad to have been nominated for my first award as a blogger, and then, in spite of being truly busy that day, I wrote several messages of gratefulness and, two days after, a long and laborious post making my own nominations, as I was told to do.
I am tagging here down again four of my nominees (not the remaining two, since one is already death and the other is so extremely occupied directing a newspaper that I directly asked him not to respond to me):
My Nominees (again…)
- Edge of Humanity Magazine –
- Knut Arne Gjertsen Photography – Photographer – preserving nice moments –
- Roger’s Gleanings – Roger W. Smith’s writings: personal essays and reminiscences; views; literature; culture; day to day jottings; people and places –
- A Russian Affair – my love affair with Russian literature –
Just please, tell me if you do not want the award or simply did not like being nominated by me, so I may remove the tags and the comments about your blogs in my previous post (you will find it quickly clicking HERE). Then I would perhaps nominate some other bloggers instead. Also I would feel quite less sad and despised if I knew of some reason for your silence that I am unable to think about right now. Anyway, any sincere explanation, even if it hurts me, will be way better that the icy indifference of your silence.