BnV – Award Free?

Award Free

I confess it. I have been very remiss in paying forward the honours recently paid to me in the form of awards. I could tell you all the reasons why, between work and home, writing and reading, poems, novels, friends, illnesses, holidays, housework, spoiled cats and Ghost Adventures, but the reasons truly donโ€™t come close to being compelling. I have struggled for some while with awards, though I truly appreciate receiving them (who doesnโ€™t, really) and I enjoy sharing the love with my friends, new and old; yet, we all know how they tend to gobble up your evening (the award posts, not the friends!) so I have come to a difficult, if inevitable, conclusion.

This shall be my last awards post. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I think most of us come to this point, in some degree, but rather than simply accept and do nothing; and rather than simply ignore what is, in all honesty, a delightful honor, I should be polite and say that, going forward, Booknvolume shall be Award Free. It isnโ€™t just me being pat when I say that Your Friendship and return readership, kind comments and Inspirational insights, not to mention the occasional reblog/retweet, are award enough for me.

But before I close the door, I should like to mention a few honours recently paid, if only to highlight the giver of the award and pay them the honour of sharing their blogs with you.

Wonderful Team Member

First and foremost, my Dear Dear Friend Amy (or Amsgirl, as I affectionately call her ) shared with me the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Amyโ€™s blog is a daily delight of breathtaking photography and Inspirational/motivational thoughts that I cannot miss. Do take a moment to stop by her blog and enjoy the marvels of nature, love, spirituality, growth, renewal and Friendship you, too, shall find here:


Michelle at: shared the Very Inspiring Blogger award with me. Michelleโ€™s eclectic blog includes Star Trek, Cats, poetry, all things Beach, workout tips and even polka dotsโ€ฆwhats not to love about her fun blog! Do stop by for a smile ๐Ÿ™‚

Callum at: also shared this wonderful award with me, and I can tell you, his own blog is every bit as inspiring and wonderful. Anything and everything from poetry, writing, reading and publishing can be found on his blog, delivered with a fresh and youthful glimmer.


D A Lavoie at: shared a beautiful award as well, The Angel Award. Such a wonderful blessing to receive, I am touched with the gentle grace of this award and the smiles of utter surprise, because, to be entirely honest, I do not know D A well enough to even tell you her first name. So to receive such a beautiful award from her is, quite honestly, astonishing. Yet I do appreciate it, and hope that this will illustrate her lovely and kind nature, which she shares on her blog.

community Heart award

My Lovely Friend Patty over at: honoured me with the Community Heart Award. Pattyโ€™s blog, as I am sure you are all very well aware, is filled with the very essence of being mindful of the community of blogging and being Full of Heart. Touching, romantic, lyrical, yet deliciously dark poetry graces her magical realm in the blogosphere and you really are cheating yourself, plain and simple, if you donโ€™t stop by.

Very Inspiring Blogger

And Finally, Lena from has shared the Very Inspiring Blogger award only the other day. Lena and I are still getting to know each other, but I can tell already that she is a beautiful spirit, sharing love and hope in a beautiful fashion on her blog. Do, do, stop over and say hello to her .

Now, the customary thing to do is to share all these awards with people, but I would be here for seven more hours doing so, thus, I shall leave off by saying that I am delightfully thankful for all the love shared to me and hope, with my whole heart, that you will stop by the blogs of these friends, new and old, to enjoy their inspirations. Without them and, indeed, without You, where would BnV Be, yet sadly, from this point on, BnV will be Award Free.

Thank You with all of my Heart and I do hope, passionately, that this does not come off sounding abrasive, self-serving or, in any way, unappreciative.

beautiful original artwork by: moonchild-ljilja


  1. I can completely understand. As flattering as awards are, selecting nominees, compiling a list and contacting recipients can be very time consuming. When a blog is as popular as yours it must be difficult to keep up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. it is a shame that awards tend to be bothersome, as I do know they are not intended to be, which is why I created the Creme de la Creme award…which requires just ONE recipient. I am honoured all the same, even if it does take me forever to get back round to paying it forward. Thanks again, Callum ๐Ÿ™‚ And Many Blessings~


    1. Thanks Ever So ๐Ÿ™‚ for in doing so you also share the wonderful blogs of the people who honoured me, and for that I am grateful ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Great post Morgan, you have a great way with words, I have turned away numerous awards also, just being accepted into the ‘Blogville’ community is award enough for me I feel – still I thank all for thinking me good enough for consideration when handing out awards.


    1. Thanks so much Chris ๐Ÿ˜‰ its funny because only a year ago when I received my first award I was turning cartwheels and squeeling with glee…yet, it is true that comments and conversation with fellow writers is so much nicer ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. So glad you agree, one can learn so much more from conversation than a stamp of approval, that is not to suggest that nominations for awards is a bad thing, it is just not my thing.


  3. Morgan, I understand completely. Several months ago I did the same. Though I love receiving them and the thought behind them, I was spending too much time responding to them. I will definitely check out the blog sites of those who gave you those magnificent awards.


    1. That is the best part of the award..sharing the other sites, so thank you for exploring ๐Ÿ™‚ And for understanding ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers, Friend!


  4. Thank you for your kind words Morgan! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I apologize upfront since I’ll probably forget this post and will nominate you in the future lol.
    Hugz & Love โค


    1. LOL Its ok ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will always be appreciative of the Blessing of being nominated…its more my excuse for being shamefully lazy about paying them forward ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


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