Too Many Blog Awards!

Posted on October 18, 2019


By David Ettinger

Under the heading of, “I Should Just Keep My Mouth Shut …”

But I rarely do.

Plain and simple, there are too many blog awards. I have been nominated for five of them, and I have never “accepted” them. Too much patting on the back. Too much calling attention to the individual blog writer being “honored.” Too much “participation-trophy” mentality.

Also, these awards are too arbitrary. They can be created by anyone for any reason; and anyone can be nominated for any reason. That’s not much of an honor. Now, if there was a committee overseeing the more than 1 million bloggers out there and determining what the best of the best truly is, that might be something to consider.

I think what really motivates this rant is the fact that I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Christian blog awards take the emphasis off of the Lord and place it on the writer. It is true that Proverbs 27:2 says: “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips,” but I’m not quite sure this is the context Solomon had in mind.

Rather than awards, I derive my greatest pleasure from those who simply feel my blogs are worth taking the time to read. A nice comment is the cherry on top!

Anyway, I opened my big mouth and said it. Any thoughts on the issue are most certainly welcome. This definitely includes totally disagreeing with me. Feel free to let me know what you think!

And thanks for reading this!