How do you feel of Blog awards? Why do you feel that way?

I opened Fandango’s blog and scrolled down to his question. Strange! How does this classify as a provocative question? Honestly, I don’t think I ever paused long enough to think about blog awards. What am I missing I wonder?

So, I scroll back up and read the prelude to the question.

The math leaves me dumbfounded.

Really? It’s only six iterations for 100,000 people to get a Blog award?

And yet, I HAVE NEVER ONCE got a Blog award!

My self-confidence just took a major hit. Fireworks start going off in my head.

Is my writing that crappy? Should I just throw in the towel? No girl. You write because you love it. You don’t need awards or rewards… you shouldn’t depend on someone else’s validation to know your self-worth…. Perhaps I should study creative writing? Huh… you can’t learn creativity… you can only hone a nascent talent. Maybe I can learn by imitation! What, and be another fake? I am constrained and curtailed enough in society. I should not have to be inhibited in my writing too. To cremate my style just for catching an award is sacrilege. My conviction, my character, my thinking, my dignity are paramount to me.

My head continues to buzz with questions. I cannot sustain this stress. The fly isn’t just sitting there… he’s doing the damn Zumba.

I have just realized one thing – the mind can make anything provocative!

Written in response to Fandango’s Provocative Question No. 90, FOWC prompts imitate, dignity, dumbfounded, study, and Word of the Day prompts firework, cremate, sustain and catching.

6 thoughts on “The Provocateur

  1. I think I’m going to invent a new blog award, Fandango’s Honorable Mention Blog Award, and you will be my first nominee. Congratulations. Now all you have to do is follow the simple rule and nominate 100,000 other bloggers. 😉

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