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Two Popular Blogging Trends I Shant Be Doing


 

——Two Popular Blogging Trends I Shant Be Doing—-

 

 

1.  AWARDS:     In the beginning, I accepted a “Versatile & Kreative” Award
&

 

 

I was like the new student in the classroom wanting to
please, wanting to be liked, wanting to fit in.

 

But I regretted accepting the awards immediately afterwards.

 

I thought,  how the
hell can I possibly name ( only ) five other blogs I adore—five other blogs
that deserve appreciation?

 

How can I possibly (even) recognize ten other bloggers who
have rocked my world, soaked into my bones, made me piss my pants with
laughter, and caused me shout (((out loud)))

 

…like the idiot fool I am…

 

I get you—I reeeeeally
get you
!

 

I Could Not do it.

 

I Could Not leave

One. Single.  Blogger.
Out.

 

Not One.

 

Thus,  I declined the
awards explaining why.

 

I mean, to me, it seemed like selecting a few vibrant crimson
roses out of hundreds.

 

Are you serious?

 

Really?

 

So, when you read my blog, you will never witness me ranting
and raving about a particular blogger, or bloggess, or some bitch I’m jealous as hell of.

You know why?

 

Because I love love
love
all of you.  All of you.

 

 

2.  GUEST
BLOGGERS
:
Am I bad?

 

Am I a total snot?

Don’t be mad at me.
Okay?

 

But I can’t help it.
I get royally pissed off when I click to my beautiful beloved bloggers
and they have strangers on their sites.

 

Damn them.

 

It’s like traveling to visit my best friend expecting
cappuccino, familiar conversation,  and
warm chocolate chip cookies…

 

…but instead-ending
up with some strange dude standing at the doorway scratching his nuts.

 

“Um, you don’t know me, Missy, but come on in anyways. I
think she should be back tomorrow, orrrr next week, orrrr next month.”

 

Nope.

 

Sorry.

 

Can’t stay.  Must spit.

 

Well,

 

I guess you already
figured it out.

 

Hence,  Mr. Nut Scratcher
will not be visiting my house.

 

Oooooh, I  almost
forgot to tell you…

 

Lady image: Lady Gaga Gaga WILL be my only exception to that rule.

 

~~~~ Darling Reader,  What annoys out there in the blogging world?     Xxx

 

 


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108 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie
    January 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I don’t mind either of those things in small measure. They’re fun ways to build a community.

    The only blogging thing that really annoys me is people who write about the same thing every day. Not just “kids” or “photography,” but specifically the same thing like “I like cheese.”

    And then two days later “Cheese is good.”

    And the week after “I’m thankful for cheese.”

    C’mon. Some variety please.

    This, from the woman who wrote regularly about poop. Sorry. We’re all hypocrites here. 😉
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Julie,
      Cheese! That is hilareous 😉

      I am sooo a hypocite, as well X

      I keep tellin’ the same stories about my sister…but I don’t give a shit what people think.

  • Reply
    Pat Scattergood
    January 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I totally agree with you on both counts. No awards. No guest posts.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Hey, Pat,

      Xx Kiss for You.

  • Reply
    Ann
    January 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Kim!

    Neither one of them bother me. I have guest posted for some folks and I AM going to have guest posters (can we still be friends? I’ll be coming back). However, everything in moderation is a good motto to live by!

    I have met some of the BEST bloggers through guest posting. I don’t know everyone out there, so I look at it as a way to meet new bloggers!

    I’ve not run into anything that really annoys the stink out of me. I’ve found that most everyone in the blog-o-sphere to be – for the most part – delightful and kind. …but then my rose colored goggles are permanently bolted to my head!

    I guess trolls who write inflammatory comments just to be mean spirited annoy me!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Ahhhh, Ann, I shall miss you.
      Do your guest bloggers scratch their nuts?

      Just kidding.

      I want to hear what you think of England. I love it there. xxxx

  • Reply
    Amy
    January 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Can’t. . .get. . .nut scratching guy. . .out. . .of. . .my. . .head!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Haaaaaa. Nice image, Huh? Xx

  • Reply
    Bella
    January 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Kim, I love how you see the world. And the reasoning behind your decision to not have guest bloggers and promote awards. I love how you’re strong that way; a leader, and not a follower. Here’s what I find most annoying in the blogging world: the leeches. For me, the real deal breaker is the blogger who visits certain blogs for a time, leaves comments in the attempt to gain exposure, weasels her way into having her name mentioned in some of the blogger’s posts, writes the blogger and pleads to be followed, and once all that has been accomplished, fades into the ether. Heinous behavior. And nasty. Then there’s the blogger who replies to some comments, and ignores others. Now that’s just rude. If you can’t answer all of them, then don’t answer any of them. That’s what I say. That said, I feel the only exception might be bloggers that get a gazillion comments because I understand that it wouldn’t be feasible to answer so many. Nevertheless, I know plenty of bloggers who while not answering comments, take the time to visit the commenters’ blogs. And that’s just great. But the attention seeking hussies and the rude sisters, no can do. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Bella,
      NOBODY leaves the most Kick Ass comments as you do.

      Gosh, I wish you lived near me! I really do. Xx

  • Reply
    totsymae1011
    January 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Kim, you’re something else.
    I, too, was accepting blog awards early on but then I started getting so many, I would have to interrupt posts to do what I thought was the right thing. And actually, I was thinking I HAD to accept.

    Guest blogging at my site hasn’t gone over as well as I’ve hoped. So, I don’t know what I’ll do regarding that.
    I know people come over expecting me and like you say, it’s like, “Oh, so Totsy’s not here today?” and the visitor isn’t all that interested in who is there…In the very beginning, I thought I’d do book reviews but everybody’s doing that and to be honest, I never read them. I’ll determine my own interest by reading the summary, not according to what someone else’s assessment is.

    I think I’ll keep changing things up as I’ve been doing, in appeasing this ADD behavior.

    Ball scratching, girl? Probably smoking a cigarette too, huh.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Tots,
      you better not have somebody else on your blog, chickie.

      I’d be pissed cuz I love ya. Xxx

      –Are you smoking a cigarette right now?

  • Reply
    Kim Pugliano
    January 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Although I partake, there are two hundred trillion too many link-ups.

    I was totally going to guest blog for you.

    You suck.

    But I love you still.

    Because you’re awesomesauce.

    xxoo
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Kim,
      Haaaaa. I can’t have you guest blog, cuz everyone may dig you more than they dig me!!!!!

      Damnnnnn You.xx

  • Reply
    Pinkim (kim wright)
    January 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Kim,
    I have to say that I kind of like the awards…just call me shallow…I like the one up there…it’s pink:) but in the beginning when people gave them to me, I didn’t really know enough bloggers to chose..now that I do, I haven’t received them in a while…sigh…As far as guest blogging goes….well, I won’t have any because consider my blog my little pink baby, and I would feel too pressured to write something for someone else..so…guess that’s that..

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Dear Pinkim,
      No. You are not shallow….

      You just have another opinion as I.

      That’s sooo cool w/ me. X

  • Reply
    Linda Medrano
    January 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Kim, the awards thing is fine when you start out. But I usually (not always, but usually) plan my blogs out and even write them ahead of time. I don’t really like the awards thing because it’s such a gimmick. Go do this, then do that, then do this. The problem is, I really have this short little attention span and I have a very hard time following directions. The “thank the person who gave you the award, then go find your favorite 10 bloggers to pass this on to, then pat your head four times and turn around 3 times. Ugh! It’s just hard.

    I don’t really like the “guest blogger” routine. I come to Kim’s house to see Kim, not the itchy balls dude. If I had wanted to see him, I would have dropped by his apartment in the first place.

    Know what I mean?

    xxooxx
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      –Linda,
      I know exsactly what you mean.

      I HAaaaTE following directions, too. & I’ve gotten into much trouble.. HA HA

      I have a feeling we have LOTS in common, Sweets. X

  • Reply
    Annabelle
    January 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Meh, neither one bother me much.

    My blog is small, cozy, and full of genuinely nice, supportive and funny readers/commenters/, so I was pretty flattered by their early recognition; it gained me more than a few new friends too. But I also stated no more awards, my blog community is too small, it was a bit incestuous. And i’m super lazy.

    And guest posts? Depends on the blog type. Some spaces don’t frankly lend themselves out to the idea of strangers. I have met done really fab, previously unknown bloggers through their guest post gigs.

    I hate when someone leaves a comment on my blog referencing a comment I’ve made on theirs. It’s fishing for readers and it’s rude.

    Love your blog, often find myself too emotional to comment. But that’s our little secret, mmmkay?

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Annabelle,
      I love hearing what other people think…

      I may be in the minority on this “Guest Blogging” thing.
      That’s okay.

      I respect everybody’s opinon. Ya Know?

      XX Kiss For You, dear.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    January 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Whoops now I feel bad for nominating you for the award that I did.

    I think guest posts can good good in the right context, but I do think they are abused.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Ashley,
      Don’t feel bad!!!

      Just my perspective….

      I love that you thought of me! Seriously.

      You. Are. So0000. Sweet. Xx

  • Reply
    Michael Ann
    January 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Good for you, stick to your convictions. I have felt the same discomfort about the blog awards as well, and I have never had a guest blogger. Now it’s true, I have “discovered” some amazing new blogs because of guest posts on the sites I like to visit. But generally, I feel the same. Not that it matters to your decisions how I feel!!!

    This whole blogging thing is weird. It’s it’s own culture. It’s like a little blogging community. When I started blogging, I figured it was for ME and I hoped friends and family would read it. Then I found out about Voice Boks and other blogging sites and thought I should join in and do all the networking and blog hops. But I’m burned out and beginning to question the whole darned thing. Not sure where I’m going with that yet….
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Mickael Ann, I looooove the networking sites.

      Twitter. Facebook. and now Pinterest.

      I am addicted.

      Xx Love.

  • Reply
    Joan
    January 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve never heard of the blog awards. I agree with you about guest bloggers. I’ve never used one myself. What annoys me about the blogging world is the arrogant and rude $%%holes who comment on my blog. They think they know everything and they say anything that comes to their small minds. And they’re the guys with the guns. So I fight with these guys every day. I think I’m winning. If we keep blogging and getting our message out, we will win.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Joan,
      those gun dudes love youuu.
      The thing that pisses them off is that you are ( MUCH ) smarter than them.

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

      Xx Kisssss

  • Reply
    The Bipolar Diva
    January 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I have the same problem with awards. you are not alone!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      –Diva,
      I bet you’ve had quite a few, Chickie girl. X

  • Reply
    Mamawolfe
    January 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    You make me think and I like that. Blog awards are nice and I change the rules if I don’t like them. I don’t usually post them right away either. Ive had some great guest posts but that’s tricky too. I get what you’re saying. What tees me off are the comments that just say “I’m a new follower. I’d like a follow back.”. I’m a girl who doesn’t like to be told what to do, so those types of remarks get under my fingernails. All in all I love blogging and getting to read authentic writing from real people.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Mama,
      I despise being told what to do, as well. This has gotten me into a bit of trouble.

      Love reading your lovely blog. Quite profound. X

  • Reply
    Nicole
    January 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    You mean you patently REFUSE to support my attention whore addiction?

    Talk about attitude with a side of bitch…. 😉

    J/K, hon (though I’m sure you already knew)–love you just the way you are.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      & I love you just the way you are, too. :))) XX

  • Reply
    Monica
    January 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    When I received my first award, I was so excited. But slowly came to realize these awards are a bit like chain letters and I’m not fond of chain letters. I usually break the chain by not responding. So thank you for taking a stand and maybe putting a stop to the award thing, or at least slowing it down. Though I must say, the one thing I like about them is the extra exposure it gives your blog.

    As for guest bloggers, I’ve been a guest blogger about three times I think, but I’ve never had a guest blogger on my site. Not sure how I feel about it. But I do know how I feel about you: you’re super awesome, Kim!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      Monica,
      I am in the minority on the guest blogging thing…

      but that’s okay… EVERYBODY deserves their own perspective.

      —this makes the world go round. Xx & I like that.

  • Reply
    Alison@Mama Wants This
    January 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Blog awards are for the new bloggers – they make them feel good and it spreads some community around for those who need the visits, comments & generally, just encouragement to keep going. I liked them early on, but after the first few, felt grateful I was thought and thanked the giver graciously, and just didn’t pass it on.

    As for guest bloggers – I do my Guest Star series as a way to introduce my favorite bloggers to my readers. Not everyone reads those and that’s fine. But for those who like finding new awesome blogs, it’s great.

    Actual writing of guest posts is rare on my blog – only when I’m away for longer than a week do I ask some of my favorite writers to post. I choose people who really strike a chord, wherever they write, and people that I just KNOW my regular readers would not mind meeting/ reading. And they do not scratch their balls 😉

    What bugs me about blogging are blog hops – not link ups, but just literally blog hopping. People who go blog to blog, do not read the post and comment, following you, follow me, and they never come back. Meh to those.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Mama, Alison,

      I love reading you so much … that I get a little upset when I see somebody else on your page…

      Forgive me. I am definitely in the minority on this issue. that’s okay.

      Love Love Love. xx

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury, Freelance Writer & Blogger
    January 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    You’re right about the awards. It breaks the heart to “choose”. Yet I did it. Just once. And I am going to have second thoughts (and third, and fourth) next time I get one. 🙂

    I think guest posting is nice – it is a fun way to build a community and meet new people for most of us. I enjoy doing it and in fact, do a regular column on a couple of other blogs. Funnily, though, I realized that on my ten-year old blog, Going A-Musing, I’ve never once had a guest post by someone else. I did write about my guest posts elsewhere but only at the end of a post – after all, I think my regular readers have the option to go read it, or not 🙂

    If I had a guest post on my blog, it will probably be my son or husband – and only if they promise to be very very funny, which they are. Giggle.

    Your post got me thinking about things I would not do. I’d never ignore a comment. Of course, I’d never bitch about another blogger, ever. But I would be guilty of mentioning some with love. I just cant help that 😀 When I am happy, I gotta show it.

    I do find it weird how some people do not reply to comments, though. I am okay with it, with people I know very well…yet, it constantly intrigues me how some people invite comments specifically and then, won’t acknowledge them at all. Even worse, like Bella here said, reply to some and ignore some.

    Now, before you tell me to go ramble on my own blog, 🙂 🙂 I am off!

    But not before I tell you how much I enjoy visiting your blog, Kim. Love & hugs!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      –Vidya,
      I soooo enjoy you and your perspective on things.

      You are one of my faves.

      My first guest blogger will be Lady Gaga…

      Then I shall see what happens.
      haaaa

      You. Inspire. Me. Xx

  • Reply
    Impulsive Addict
    January 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Well, I feel the same way with awards. And I’ve had guest posters before but I haven’t done it in a long time. But I kinda don’t like to read a bloggers guest poster unless its funny. Then I’ll stay.

    But I will tell you what bothers me. You are one of two people that I let this slip with. I don’t like it when someone leaves me a comment and I can’t reply back! But I got your email address and it’s all good between us and you know I adore you even if I’m one of your newer followers!!

    And snotty bloggers who bring blog drama into my life make me a little bitchy! Or it could be my lack of sugar and alcohol making me bitchy….
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      –WHY CAN” T YOU REPLY BACK?

      I still don’t get what you mean. TELL ME! SO I can fixt this.
      Okay? I don’t get what you are saying here.

      I have not come across snotty bloggers, but I’d love for you to write a blog about this!!!!

      Xxx

  • Reply
    Grumpy Grateful Mom
    January 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I appreciate getting awards, I just don’t give them! And I like guest posts in moderation. I’ve met some amazing people that way. Though I’ve slowed down on agreeing to do them.

    The thing that really bugs me about blogging, that I see a lot, are people who write endless paragraphs with no breaks. My eyes aren’t so good at following along. I usually give up!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      —Grumpy,

      I agree.

      I write sentences…Never paragraphs.

      Tooo much for me “))) xx

  • Reply
    Pure Complex
    January 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    You really do have an amazing point about guest blogging. I like the idea, but if your blog is about what you like or what you create, then most people want to see that and not another person. When discussing my blog with my best friend, her opinion was the same as yours, so I understand where you’re coming from and somewhat agree. I do like guest bloggers, if its bringing attention to an honorable cause, but if you have a guess blogger featured because you don’t want to write a post.. then write one when you’re ready lol
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Dear, Pure.’

      Yes. I understand.

      A guest blogger better damn well have something to “””Say”””. xXXX

  • Reply
    Mamarazzi
    January 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i am so with you on the whole award thing. Too. Much. Work.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      —-Yeah, this is true.

      I dont’ have time for more Work!!! X

  • Reply
    Goodness and Grit
    January 5, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I too have declined awards. There is something cheesy about them.

    However, if someone wants to fly to a red carpet event somewhere FABULOUS… You know, dressed to the nines without comfortable snow approved shoes, limos, champagne, I may reconsider.

    Guest bloggers…I have tried it twice, but lost readers immediately….just sayin…

    I hear where your coming from.

    Kimberly
    PS There was ice in the water when we swam this morning. I have lost my mind!
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      Goodness and Grit
      January 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Clearly my fingers are still frozen….there´s a butt load of typos above…(sorry).
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Kimberly,
      You. Crack. Me. Up!!!! XX

  • Reply
    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    January 5, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Good to know I am not the only one who battles to pin point a certain number of bloggers – what I usually do now is change the rules when it gets to me and pay the love forward to new bloggers who deserve some recognition. Hope the rule changing police don’t come after me…
    Guest blogging – can’t say I like that idea either.
    Have a beautiful day Kim.
    🙂 Mandy
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      You, too, Mandy :))) LOve.

  • Reply
    Lorraine Not Quite Nigella
    January 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Kim, I don’t have or do guest blogs because I feel the same way. I read a blog for the person that writes it! And lol it took me ages to find the five blogs because I didn’t want to leave anyone out! Xx

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Dear Lorraine,
      If you ever had a Guest Blogger, I’d Be VERY PISSED….Unless it was Nigella herself…..although…. you are better. XX

  • Reply
    Debbie
    January 5, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Not big on awards either. When I first started blogging I received a few and also nominated some other bloggers but I’m really not interested in participating in that. Guest bloggers – no. My blog is very small and mostly just food centered and I’m interested in only having myself writing the posts. But to each his own!
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      –To each her own. Yes. I agree.

      With all the blogs out there…We can pick and choose who we want to read.

      XX Kiss for you, Debbie.

  • Reply
    Irene
    January 5, 2012 at 5:25 am

    As sweet and honorable as they are, I really hate being put on the spot with these “awards”. I’m with you, I love all my blog friends. I’ve accepted a couple, posted them on my side bars and after awhile, I thought to myself that this isn’t what my blog is about. I was just recently awarded something and I thanked the person in the comments and that’s it. I’m not going that route anymore.

    I’ve had one guest blogger and it failed epically. I think 4 people commented. And this was a professional writer! He writes books and everything. So I ditched that idea.

    My biggest annoyance?

    The “Post-A-Day” blogger. I hope they don’t seriously think I’m going to “Comment-A-Day” on their posts?
    Don’t get all indignant if I don’t. This is THEIR challenge, not mine.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      —–Irene,
      I know a— Post A Day Blogger—- who is FANTASTIC & BRILLIANT.

      Did you notice I know I only know ONE?

      You must KICK ASS to do this. SHe Kicks ASS.

      You had better be damnnnnnnnnnnnn Good.

      Love to you, Dearest XX

  • Reply
    Lola
    January 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I don’t accept those awards anymore either. Mostly because I realized that they are merely created by other individual bloggers, and passed around to every blogger in the blogosphere. Usually from bloggy buddy to bloggy buddy. It’s not exactly the Oscars. In other words, they don’t mean a whole lot. Bitchy of me, right? But it’s true. They make their way around the blogosphere like bad case of Herpes. Everyone gets it eventually.

    And if I’m totally honest, I am WAY too lazy to sit down, choose bloggers and pass this damn thing out to others. I just don’t feel like it. (Your reasons are much, much nicer). Also most of the awards come with a caveat. You must answer a bajillion questions about yourself then ask your 5 or 10 chosen bloggers to do the same. No. I will not. It takes too much work. And thought. But mostly work. Umm, and if I’m being really really really honest… I may or may not have gone ahead and posted a couple of those awards without completing the required work. I wonder if there’s like a blog award fine for doing that? I know. I suck.
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Lola,
      I love your honesty. You do not sugar coat anything. This is not your stye.

      I liiiike it!

      But I lo0000ve you…. Xx

      Will you accept my Blog Award for “””KICK ASS BITCH?””””
      Please send this to 20 other bloggers. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Reply
    Lady Fi
    January 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I hear you. I accepted the first award, but then realized that I could never just single out a few of my blogging friends.

    One pet hate I have is word verification!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      I know. Word Verification Seriously Sucks. Xx

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    eva626
    January 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

    i like both lol…

    but hate gaga!!!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Eva, That’s cool….

      but ARE YOU SERIOUS about Gaga?

      Shuuuut Uppppp!!!! xx

      She would be my ultimate interview…

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    Jann Huizenga
    January 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Kim, I’m glad I now have an excuse not to guest blog. I think I’ve done two, but I kind of felt like hey–I hardly have time to write for my own site, much less someone else’s!! And if anyone ever tried to step into your shoes on your blog, I’d be pretty peeved! xxxxxxxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Jann,
      No wonder I love ya. Xxx

      Don’t you EVER get a guest blogger either.

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    Beverly Diehl
    January 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I adore you simply for your beautiful use of the word shant.

    I decided early on, no awards. At first I felt left out, then I realized that all those blogs with awards – well, they look messy to me. Chicken-poxy. And when somebody writes an “I won this award post” – I never read those anyway.

    I do like guest posting & interviews, though, in moderation. I chose my guests with love and care, people who can bring something to my readers that I can’t. Recently I had on Karen Wojcik Berner who wrote about why she decided to e-publish her first book. And I hope you’ll still come by when TotsyMae guests for me next week. But to each her own :-). ~mwah~

    My pet peeve -“come to my blog I’m doing a give-away” and there’s some complicated algorithm of follow the blog, the Tweetstream, and comment, and you get X points. Put my name in the hat, or don’t, but don’t ask me to jump through 15 hoops for the chance at a free book.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Beverly,
      You like “Shant” and I like” Chicken-poxy ”

      Superb.

      Yes. I shall be reading Tots. I love her!!! Xxx

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    Bridget
    January 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I don’t love blogs about blogging. I should read them though…maybe my blog would be better!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Bridget,
      If you don’t like them…Don’t read them….Dont’ waste your precious time.

      You do quite well regardless…xx

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    MommaKiss
    January 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

    What you said. Uh huh!!

    Auto Music on any blog makes me leave. And when I click a link from the blog, but it doesn’t open a new page, I rarely go back. Scrolling image headers. Hurts me!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      MamaKiss,
      what is a scrolling image header?

      It hurts that I don’t know this! Xxx

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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    January 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    My biggest pet peeve is ugly comments, but I can tolerate most everything else.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Ugly comments come from Ugly people.

      I so agree.

      Do you publish yours”? XX

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    Shell
    January 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    No awards here, either. Like a lot of the other commenters said, I did them at first, but then it just got to be too hard to keep track of. I’ll thank someone if they gave me one, but I don’t pass it on.

    I have a weekly guest poster feature on my blog. 😉
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Shell,
      Obviously, your guest features are going quite well…

      cuz your blog kicks Ass. Xx

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    Kimberly
    January 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I will admit…I get annoyed with the guest posting. I mean, I love meeting new blogs but it’s ok to do once in a while. Some have a new person on once a week. And I will admit that I have been that blogger writting on another site…sigh…where am I going with this…oh yes…Lady Gaga…She is awesome.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      Kimberly,
      EVERYBODY wants a piece of you, girl.

      I’ve noticed this.

      Gaga Rocks…. & So do you. X

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    janice
    January 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Hi, Kim,
    Love the way you roll! Sorry I haven’t been around lately, computer matters, literally, LOL See you soon, I hope, Chickie and rock on in your own special way xo
    Janice
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Janice,
      You. Rock. More. xx

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    Kristy @PampersandPinot
    January 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Ack, I shamelessly accepted awards. I found them fun!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Kristy,

      That’s Cool, man.

      You deserve them :)))

      Xx Kisssssss

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    Pamela
    January 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Would Lady GaGa be the exception if she gave the award, or if she were the nut-scratchin’ guest blogger?

    I would be sad if I came here and someone was blogging instead of you. You are the only you. I accept no imitations!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Pamela,
      Lady Gaga Definitely Scratches her Nuts :))

      Luv Ya. Xx

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    Dad
    January 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Kim, love your cookies.
    Love you
    Dad

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      —-You aresooooooo weird.

      I am definitiely your daughter….

      I love you more than those chocolate cookies, daddy. XXxx

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    Adriana Iris
    January 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    i am flattered by awards and so I have a page to where it links them. I myself don’t give them. i figure i create backlinks that way. LOL

    i don’t like guest bloggers either…lol unless is Madonna 😉
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      hAAAA.

      Madonna would be FAB “)) I always like the bad girls.

      Adriana, I have a feeling you have an ABUNDANCE of awards. Xxx Kissss

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    Kiddothings
    January 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I do awards – I accept them but don’t pass them along. Does that make me look bad? I’ll remember to tell you not to come by when I have a guest post 😉
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Haaaaa,
      Don’t have a guest post…cuz I want to read YOU. Xx

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    Lady E
    January 6, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Golly, I’ve got guest posts from Separated Dad, and the idea of him scratching his nuts is not one I want to entertain, so not thanking you here Kim ;)!

    I don’t like the awards for a different reason, because they feel like those chain letter things, and if everyone gets them, what’s the point of them? Ok, you can call me a snob then :)…

    You can always acknowledge the bloggers you like by adding them to your blogroll!
    Happy blogging everyone!
    xx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Haaaaaa,
      Ohhhhhhhhhh, Poor Separate Dad!

      Thankfully I was only talking metaphorically :))

      Keep Blogging. Happy Dating, Lady E. X

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    Ameena
    January 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I’ve been thinking of having a guest blogger – people keep asking me! But I am totally scared now that you won’t come back and read. 🙂

    Great points my friend!
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      My Inner Chick
      January 6, 2012 at 7:01 am

      HAaaaa,
      If you have a guest blogger….I’ll probably come back to see you
      when you’re back home, Ameena.

      Call me a rebel… but I want to read who I want to read when I want to read them.

      Xx Kiss

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    lisa
    January 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Like you, I did an award in the very beginning, but I did not like the “feel” of that, so no more of that now. The guest bloggers I do like, but not a lot of.
    As always, I so enjoyed reading your post! 🙂
    Have a fantastic weekend!
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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    January 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Your posts always crack me up. I guess I’ll have to give some more thought to awards and guest bloggers. P.S. Is it wrong to hope I’m one of the top 5.
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    Kelley
    January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Ha! I love your honesty. I used to do blog awards a LONG time ago, but don’t do that anymore. I haven’t had a guest poster in ages. Yeah, I’m with you. What annoys me? Hmmmm…. Memes. Not a fan.
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    Brenda
    January 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I agree if Lady Gaga wanted to stop by and visit you should make the exception. I think it’s good to keep an open mind to the possibility, after all I write letters to Princess Diana and Oprah in hopes I might be granted some magical wishes. I like the idea of awarding one another, but like you said, how does one pass the baton forward to all those other bloggers we like reading? I don’t know how to do that either. I like to keep things simple on my blog, write, post, read, share my thoughts, and read other writers who make me smile, inspire, and keep me on my toes. All the other stuff is too much for me to keep up with,so it’s just me and Tobias (my muse) and the words. I give up blog support to my peers by reading and commenting. Is that good? I sure hope so.
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    Wild Child Mama
    January 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I’m so glad you posted this! I just received a sort of “chain letter” blog thingee and I was over-the-moon honored to be mentioned! I am just excited to be mentioned;). But reading the fine print has made me apprehensive. I just don’t feel comfortable sending this request off to other bloggers. I don’t mind participating by answering questions about myself. I mean, I’m totally down with stroking my own ego. But the rest feels uncomfortable. A bit invasive. Alas, I can simplly do it my own way! Freedom;). You rock. Thank you for speaking your mind!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

      –Dear Wild Child,
      You Rock More.. Xx

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    Sandy Webb
    January 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I think the whole award thing is just a pain in the ass. I, like you, don’t like to name just a few blogs that I like. As far as the guest blogging I could not have said it better. I tend not to read guest blogs and I don’t guest blog when invited. You have hit the nail on the head with these two trends!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      January 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Sandy,
      Thanks for your input.

      Glasd I am not alone on this rant. Xxx Kiss

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