Today’s prompt caused me some problems. While I try to keep abreast of important events in the local area, in Britain and around the world, I do not feel qualified to write about them.
I went to the BBC website and looked at the news pages. The third news item was about American Hustle winning three awards. I clicked across to Reuters’ website and found it featured there too.
I hadn’t even heard of Golden Globes or American Hustle. So once again I have learned something through researching a blog post! The award is for a comic or musical film. (If I skim read it correctly.)
So I began to ponder why awards are covered so prominently by the media. Is all this competition healthy? What are the driving forces which lead to some endeavours resulting in awards and others not? It is not long since the New Year Honours list was published in the UK. I read in the local paper that two people of my acquaintance have each been awarded an MBE. At least places outside large cities are also remembered. There are many people doing their best and making a difference in the world, without being publicly recognised. We cannot all be winners. Involvement is what really counts.
Even bloggers are not immune from the allure of awards ceremonies.
My blogs are entered in the UK Blog Awards. Have you voted for them yet? It is quick and easy to do. There are voting buttons on the sidebar of this blog and on the static front page. Overseas votes are counted. One vote is allowed in each category. This blog is entered in the Education and the Lifestyle category.
Sue’s considered trifles is entered in Education. Unfortunately only one vote is allowed in each category. Take your pick, but if you like my blogs, please vote! Thank you.
Today’s Daily prompt
Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CURRENT EVENT.