I'm Grateful

Sunday, August 31, 2008 | , , | 4 comments »

When I first started blogging, I did it to learn what it was about. I've written before that I felt it was important for me to know what I was talking about if I had any plans on blogging with students. Like most new bloggers, finding an audience is tough. Whatever your reasons for blogging, you at least want someone to read your writing. My first comment came from Mister Teacher, who writes a rather entertaining blog, Learn Me Good. I've read his blog for a while and I'm pretty sure he subscribes to mine. He teachers third grade, the grade I used to teach, so I can relate to some of the stuff he writes about.

Anyway, he was given a blogging award recently and as part of the award, was supposed to pass it along to seven of his favorites. I was very surprised to find out that he felt my blog was worthy of this award.

I'm glad someone enjoys my blog enough to feel I'm deserving of this award. I don't want that point to be lost, but I do wonder what this award is for.

I tried to find out the origin of this award or see what it really means. I searched back several people to find some information on it, but couldn't. I checked the person who gave the award to Mister Teacher and the person before and the person before. I went back about 5 or 6 people, but couldn't find what this award meant. I believe the people who have been passing it on are doing so because they feel some of the blogs they read are good. I'm not saying I'm skeptical by any means of this award, but I just wonder who started it. It certainly isn't an award like EduBlogs Best Of...., but I don't think people write blogs to get awards. It's certainly not my goal. Whether many people "vote" for an award like EduBlog Awards, or just one, like the award I got, it's a bonus. Needless to say, it's cool that at least one person thinks my blog isn't too shabby!

I'm not going to pass this award on to anyone else. There are a lot of great blogs I read - check my Blogroll if you're looking for good ones. As far as I'm concerned, they're all worthy.

UPDATE: Just found out this information about this award. Like I thought, not a real award, but it doesn't change my thoughts that any award given to a blog/blogger by someone else does have some importance.


  1. Lee // September 1, 2008 at 7:18 AM  

    Congratulations! Just out of curiousity, what makes a "real" award? Someone thought enough of your blog to want to give it to you. It made you feel good enough about it to look it up and then blog about it.

    I say your blog is "award-worthy." :)

  2. Mister Teacher // September 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

    Hey Chad, you have a picture now!! :)

    I'd say just take the award for what it is. No one was intending it to be a Nobel Prize or the Pulitzer or anything "real" or substantial. It's basically another meme going around, but a free and easy chance for bloggers to give a shout out to other blogs that they enjoy reading. A while back there was a "Thinking blogger award" that was basically the same thing.

    BTW, I DON'T subscribe to your blog, but only because I've never found a link or anything that would let me do that. I just surf in from time to time and enjoy what I read. Please let me know if you have a feedburner link or anything that would let me subscribe by email.

  3. IMC Guy // September 2, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

    Lee - thanks.

    Mister Teacher - thanks for the shout out. It does mean something to me. BTW-subscribe link is there now. I never realized it was missing.

  4. Mister Teacher // September 3, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

    And I saw the link right after I had left that comment, so consider me subscribed. :)

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