Thank you for thinking of me in the nomination of awards; this is much appreciated.
The amount of time I can devote to blogging has to be balanced with my other personal and family commitments.
While I enjoy writing new posts and reading other people’s blogs; I do not have time to respond to nominations as it could be quite time-consuming.
Apologize that I will not be responding to all future nominations.
Thanks for showing your support for my work by giving your comments and the “likes” 🙂
Hola! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award : http://potsoup.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/versatile-blogger-award/
I know you don’t have the time but still.
Thank you for the nomination which is deeply appreciated 🙂
Open the door please …..
Get the award keys
open the link
and see your surprise 🙂
Sorry, I have to stick to my decision of not accepting any awards. Thanks for thinking of my for the nomination which is very much appreciated 🙂
[ Smiles ] I see that we have something in common; we are not into those blog awards.
Like minds think the same. Have a lovely weekend 🙂
Congratulations Michael, this is amagnificent blog.
Hi, what you have said is already better than an award:-)
Most gracious sir, my pleasure.
I completely understand you.
Thank you 🙂
I’ve missed out on accepting several awards. Not that I don’t appreciate them as you do, I’m sure. However it takes me hours to go through the technical aspects of accepting them. I’ve as yet not put out a statement as you have, but I still might. Love your photos, btw… 🙂
I just want to concentrate on my blogging instead of dealing with the many nominations.Thank you 🙂
I understand you don’t accept awards but I see that you like challenges. I am participating in the 2013 Capture the Color contest and need to nominate five bloggers. You are free to join or not but it might be fun and since you have such beautiful photos, you can easily be a winner! Cheers, Angela
Hi Angela, thanks for thinking of me for the competition. I am still not mentally prepared for any competition yet and thus have to decline. many thanks 🙂
No problem! Totally understand. And I’m not technically ready for the competition, but decided to do it for the fun of it. 😉
Hi Angela,thanks for the understanding; sure you would enjoy the competition. Have a great week 🙂
Stunning photos, Michael. Congratulations!
Abdul Latheef, Toronto, Canada.
Thank you Abdul, trust the foliage in Canada is also interesting 🙂
Well, I nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. I didn’t know you were award free. Just know that your support and your blog are appreciated. 🙂
Many thanks for nominating me; your support and appreciation is happily acknowledged 🙂
Though I have yet to receive an award, I agree with your stance. I believe following and the occasional comment is enough.
There are just too many Awards floating around, I don’t think I have the time to respond to all these chain awards. many thanks for the comment 🙂
I am carried by your words and photos to magical places. Thank you, Michael Lai.
Glad that you like travelling vicariously with me. Regards, Michael
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I am flattered by what you said about me. However, everything you said about me and my blog are correct. It is not my intention to derive any financial benefits or awards from my blogging; I write it entirely out of interest and in the hope that I may leave something, maybe as a gift, to my readers. My blog is the only documentation of my travels. My post on North Korea does not have any photos as we were forbidden to take any photos at the time. It is also correct that all photos on my blog are clickable and you can see them at a larger scale.
I am glad that you like my blog and introduce it to your readers. In this festive time (Chinese New Year), I wish you great health, happiness and peace in this year of the Horse!
Hi Just letting you know I have nominated you for the dragon loyalty award. I know you don’t accept awards just take it as appreciation of your site.
Many thanks for the nomination! It is great to know that the effort that goes into the blog is appreciated. Regards, Michael
Thank you so much for checking out my blog. As you see, it is a precious baby that I am nurturing to adulthood. Any advice you have is always welcomed. Your site is gorgeous, as has been made known to you.
Hi, you are welcome,thanks also for visiting my blog. I suppose developing one’s creativity is a good nurturing. Regards, Michael
I totally agree with your decision on blog ‘awards’. As a rookie blogger, i looked at awards and thought how cool. Then I got nominated and discovered they are basically the old chain letter game, designed to build up a ‘following’, and I ignore all requests. My writing is a life long hobby. My blog is made up of stories in my past, something I leave to my grandchildren. I don’t need awards to keep me going. PS: Nice blog.
Hi, I concur. While not wasting my own time for finding the persons and spreading the chain letter, I think time could be more usefully/ appropriately spent on other things. It makes more sense if there are only one / or small number of awards each year, nominated and voted by readers. Regards, Michael
Am I the only one to find it funny that so many of the responses to this post are blog awards?
Haha, for the reason that I wouldn’t want to do anything with awards that I prepared this page, but still people seem to ignore and want to involve me in the awards!
While I realize you will not be continuing this the nomination I will make, I think you should know that I will make it anyway because your blog is one that does inspire me! 🙂 Have safe and lovely travels. 🙂
You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please check the link for the details of the award and the badge/image you may use for your site. Just know that for those people you choose you may either pass on the same image or create one of your own.
(ps, you are by no mean’s required to participate, but I thank you for your posts! I appreciate you!)
Thanks for the nomination which is very much appreciated!
Hi Rachel, thank you very much for the nomination. It’s glad to know that one’s blog is appreciated! Regards, Michael
It is very much my pleasure! 🙂
Thank you for checking out my new blog “Sunset Gypsies”. I have enjoyed returning the favor. Your photography is breathtaking. Via your excellent images, I have just finished a trip through the Balkans. I am impressed with your command of language and writing skills and will be pleased to be an avid follower. I’m so glad you were brought to my attention. There are so few blogs of this quality.
Hi Linda, thanks for the kind words and the following. Hope you will post more on the Balkans soon. Regards, Michael
After the fact I noticed that you are an award free blogger. Sorry about that. However, you are deserving of many awards. I sent you the Liebster Award.
Hi Leslie, thanks for thinking of my for the award. Regards, Michael
You deserve it for your lovely photos. I really don’t have the time to do this either.
If you have time, there is a Thomas cook travel photography competition that I think you would probably win!
Haven’t heard from you for a while. Many thanks for informing me , not sure I have the time nor enough good photo though. Regards, Michael