Do You Participate in Blog Awards?


I have received several blog awards in the past, but I don’t always find the time to blog about them. Between writing about my family, sharing health tips, product reviews, communicating with the writers here at Healthy Moms and dealing with my personal life I always seem to accidentally skipping the awards.

I know that the main purpose of these blog awards is to link up to great blogs and share them with your readers. There are so many wonderful blogs out there so whenever I get an award it is hard for me to choose a few blogs to pass it along to. But, don’t get me wrong whenever someone honors me with an award I am flattered and appreciate the gesture. I also know that there are other ways to link up to other blogs.

Here at Healthy Moms I try to link to as many blogs as I can. We have a free Blog Directory, and I feature blogs once a week in our Spotlight Blog column. These services are free and open to any mom blogger or health blogger.

I do want to thank these three women who have given me awards during the past and I haven’t been able to link to them until now. I am so sorry that I wasn’t able to let you know how much I appreciate the awards sooner.

A while back Tina from the Mummy Diaries did this column where she would ask her readers to offer there tips and answers to other readers’ questions. I answered one about children and nutrition. The following week she chooses the best answer and for that particular week my answer was featured. Thank you Tina for featuring my answer and giving me that award. Tina is from the UK and I always enjoy visiting her site. She writes about a variety of topics from her family, to strange and unusual photos and stories, and parenting and pregnancy tips. If you haven’t visited her yet you will love her site and it is one that you should add to your reader. Thank you again for the award, Tina.

Andrea from Memories as a Mom also gave me an award a while back. I feel a special connection with Andrea. We are both from the Midwest, are about the same age, are passionate about writing and we married our husbands on the same exact day. Strange. She is a very talented writer, special person and a blogger friend that I would love to meet in person someday. She writes mostly about her family and her cutest little boy, Logan. I love visiting her site and reading all her updates. I am sorry I didn’t recognize the award she gave me until now. Thank you Andrea. Please visit her site, Memories as a Mom and tell her hello from me.

Kimberly from Pretty Pink Momma gave me an award back in February. She too is a very talented blogger. Her site is full of information about her family, product reviews, coupons and discounts, and chic finds. I always learn something new when I read her blog. Kimberly, I am so sorry that I didn’t get around to thanking you for the award until now. Please visit Pretty Pink Momma and add her site to your reader.

Even though I appreciate the awards I don’t like to participate in them for a number of reasons. The first ones being what I discussed earlier. I just run out of time. Another reason is because I am trying so hard to provide only the best information for my readers. I want our readers to come away with new information, inspiration or just that “wow” feeling. That is why I feature several talented bloggers as writers here at Healthy Moms and their sites in my Spotlight Blog column.

My question for all of you is this: do YOU participate in blog awards? When you receive one how long does it take for you to respond? Is it a priority for you? I look forward to reading all of your responses.

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