When I listed seven things about myself in my Kreativ Blogger post, I omitted a very important fact…I always follow directions, unless I don’t want to. Then I make up my own rules. Pretty convenient, huh? I mean, when it comes to important stuff like traffic laws, anything having to do with electricity, or the ratio of vodka to tonic in my drink, I’m a completely by the book kind of girl. But where I think I can get away with it, I’m a little more free with my interpretation of the guidelines. I got to thinking about this when I had to give the KB award to seven other bloggers. Why seven? Why not as many as I want to recognize?
When I remarked that I should make my own blog award with the leg lamp from A Christmas Story, and call it A Major Award, I really was being cheeky. And then all the sudden, I wasn’t. I started asking myself a whole lotta whys…why can’t I make my own award, why do I have to wait for someone else to recognize the bloggers that I think do an awesome job, why do I have to follow someone else’s rule?
You hear it time and again during the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes…it’s an honor just to be nominated. That may be true, but it rocks to walk away with the statue. To that end, I’m launching the It’s A Major Award! awards. And I’m making up the rules!
The “It’s A Major Award!” is an award by bloggers, for bloggers. You know, because so far, there’s not an Academy Award for best supporting blog post. If they ever award that one, we will happily retire It’s A Major Award! The only requirement to receiving It’s A Major Award! (IAMA!) is that someone thinks you have an awesome blog. Period. End of story. No fine print, no special restrictions.
The rules are pretty simple, if you receive the award and you choose to accept it, you are asked to:
1. Post an entry on your blog that displays the IAMA! logo and links back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Name as many other blogs as you like that are deserving of an IAMA! award. But in doing so, you’ll need to say a word or two (or more) about what makes them awesome.
3. Include links to the blogs you are giving the IAMA! award.
4. Leave a comment in the newly awarded blogs letting them know that they have been recognized with an IAMA! award.
5. That’s it.
I’ve been handed the envelope, and the winners of the first It’s A Major Award! awards are:
Booshy – because she is fearless and tells it like it is.
Shutterboo – because her photos are to die for.
Amuse Bouche For Two – because it was responding to her comment that got the wheels in my head turning to do this.
Christine Can Cook – because yes, she can cook damn it.
Pigtown Design – because there’s more to life than food.
This Fish Needs A Bicycle – because she’s the story teller I wish I were.
Use Real Butter – because everything’s better with pretty pictures.
HowChow – because somebody’s got to tell me where the best places to eat are.
Pioneer Woman Photography – because she’s the total package, blogger, cook, photographer.