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Originally efforts for the 30 Day Blogging Challenge in July... now just a blog
#872285 added February 1, 2016 at 4:17am
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Awards, Nominations, and Gratitude
30DBC - 29th Jan - Prompt: On this day in 1996, Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist, saying that Hootie And The Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did. Have you ever, or would you consider, turning down an award of any sort because you insisted someone else was more deserving?

Hurrah... it seems I've woken up feeling marginally positive and productive! I have lots of stuff I need to do and lots I want to do. Here's hoping that the second month of the year will work out better than the first *Proud*



Nope! *Rolling*

Well, I guess it kind of depends on:
         *TrophyG* What the award is
         *TrophyG* How nominees are chosen
         *TrophyG* Who decides the winner

No it doesn't... *Laugh* not really.

Most awards are decided by either judges or voters. Personally, I think, in general, turning down an award is a little offensive to the people deciding the winners. If I knew I had done nothing worthy of the award, I might think, "shit, sorry guys!" but I don't think I'd actually say anything because it'd piss a lot of people off.

Like 30DBC - I'm not likely to win January's round. If I did, I'd probably feel a little bad as 90% of my posts have been late and, as yet, I haven't commented enough on other posts. However, I actually know how it is judged - it is mostly based on the judges' prerogative and taste. Therefore, if I was to place in the top 3, who am I to say, "you're wrong in what you like..."?

To turn down an "American's favourite artist" award is a bit of a fucking slap in the face, in my opinion. Accept the award and be grateful that people like you. I wonder if he regrets that decision.

Speaking of awards. I've not been feeling the love here on WDC, recently. I won't really go into why, it's pretty pointless. But instead of feeling like a positive refuge and a place of endless support, it's felt a bit blaaah for me recently. Part of it is my fault, I guess. But I've just been feeling like I give quite a lot and.... Annnnnyway...
I felt a bit better about this when I came across the nominations for the Quills and realised I'd been nominated 7 times *BigSmile*

Whether I win any Quills or not, doesn't really matter. Being nominated is a privilege in itself *Proud*

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