Fandango’s Provocative Question (7 October 2020)

I could set my clock by Fandango’s Provocative Question (actually, I probably could, although I never tried). But Wednesay’s mean just one thing. Today, Fandango asks:

How do you feel of blog awards? Why do you feel that way?

I don’t take part in awards. I think the question highlights the pyramid-nature, and that’s certainly one aspect of them that I don’t like.

Another thing is that awards are mainly Q & A. I don’t mind revealing bits of myself, but I want it to be on my terms, when I choose to do so. I did a series of posts where I revealed a lot about my likes, dislikes, beliefs, and I’m far more inclined to do that kind of thing than answer a question “what colour socks do you wear?”

One thing I did notice recently. It was on a few blogs so, if you think I’m talking about you, I’m not 🤣. Respondents of an award will be entered into a draw at the end of the year to win an “award of awards” award. What is all that about? Have people been nominated out of flattery, or to entice them into a lucky dip?

I’ve sometimes used one post to answer two prompts before, but I can’t remember writing two posts to answer one prompt, though this award leaves me a bit dumbfounded (which happened to be Fandango’s FOWC today).

I Smell a Rat

On Thursday, he’s ill. By Sunday, he’s well.
A remarkable turn of events,
You’re bound to be all right,
Your wisdom and foresight,
To elect such a tough president!

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 7 October, 2020, dumbfounded.