Apologies first off to those who have received blog awards and have been freshly pressed this is not personal but just my own opinion
I am relatively new to blogging, been here only a few months but I notice that some bloggers have awards. I am guessing they are nominated and voted by fellow bloggers.
Then there is the honour of being freshly pressed, having caught the eye of the discerning WordPress.com staff. A bit like getting the Oscars.
What is society’s obsession with getting awards and recognition? Can we not simply do something for fun, because we enjoy it? Is what we say or write any less worth hearing if it is not freshly pressed? Isn’t writing about communicating and reaching out, informing and raising awareness, even for entertainment.
The danger is we become obsessed with how many likes and followers and that we have to keep up with the Joneses. We check the stats to see how many visitors and views that day and feel disappointed if it is less than yesterday’s.
Is it not enough that there is a free platform to express yourself and share with the global community, that you can share a bit of yourself and be heard?
I suppose it goes back to the fundamental question of why we blog and for who. A fellow blogger Charles Y. also asked this question. It’s a good one.