In Which I Cheat at the Blog Award Game

Generally, the way these awards work is that first you link back to the person who nominated you. (Hi, Vibrant! Hi,Kathy! Hi, izabolinha!)

Then you link to a number (which depends on the award) of other bloggers you feel deserve kudos. So here are a few blogs belonging to folks who have been helpful and friendly or have written especially funny/informative/touching posts or have especially nice-looking blogs, or, you know… reasons. You should go check them out to see what the reasons are.

Sometimes there are other things you should do if nominated, like answer a list of questions. But this is the Bethany-Is-Lazy Award; requiring any work from the recipients would defeat the purpose. But I will answer the questions Anand went to the trouble of posting.

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Ethan Harvey

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14 thoughts on “In Which I Cheat at the Blog Award Game”

  1. Well fancy that. I didn’t know we could paginate! It never occurred to me to paginate, and I do longer posts than that one. (Which I very much enjoyed, by the way, and agree with.) I’m not convinced about the pagination. You think you’re lazy? I’m so lazy that I don’t want to click a link for another page – I made the effort to get here, don’t make it harder for me. (This might explain my amazement when I check my diary at the end of the month, and my bike’s only left the garage once, instead of 15 times.)
    I think photos/drawings are a better way to break up lots of prose. And if, as in your case, the prose is interesting then it doesn’t feel like a slog to get to the end.
    I’m off now to look into paginating replies.


    1. Ha. Yeah, I’m not sure about it either. I thought it might be like the read more tag and only work on the front page, but even if you go straight to the post the pagination tags still break it up. I think I prefer the “read more” method. One click and you see the whole post.


    1. All you have to do to paginate a post is to put between the sections you want to turn into pages.
      I think I prefer the “read more” tag method. It only cuts off text on the front page; once you’re on the post itself, the whole thing is visible at once.

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  2. Thank you Bethany,
    Your Bethany-Is-Lazy-Award is awesome. And you were not lazy at all, I would say you were very efficient. And we got to know you a little better and leave with a good list of blogs to visit. I would say you nailed it perfectly. And now I am jealous 😉 because you did it so well and you even got to experiment with pagination (had no idea we could do this).

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    1. Thanks! Efficiency is just applied laziness, isn’t it? Most gain for least amount of effort? Well, I guess I ended up putting a lot of effort into it, but not as much as I would have for three separate posts.

      I stumbled across pagination the other day, looking for ways to break up my posts since they run long.


  3. Oh! Kudos on this nomination! I’ve thrown in the proverbial towel on the awards thing, but I do appreciate it! I LOVE your blog and I’m so glad you’re getting a good healthy shout out!

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    1. Thank you! I am also throwing in the towel on awards after this post. I just don’t know enough bloggers who haven’t already been swamped by them, and besides I’d like to keep the ratio of on-topic to off-topic posts a little higher.

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