Inspiration for this new blog award came from the challenge of finding seven posts in your archives. The blogger was to read their own post archives and find certain posts to fit a given set of categories. I not only read through my own archives, but in pursuing those that challenged me and stumbling across other blogs that had completed the challenge themselves, I found posts that were jewels I may not have taken the time to read that were hidden in the archives. There really is some great writing buried in the older archives. We could all be missing some great reads! We may not have tons of spare time to just dig and read through everyone’s archives, so I thought it may be helpful if we noticed that they had a really cool award that let readers know that there were awesome archive posts worth digging into the blog’s history.
In the spirit of the Genuine Blogger Award, there really is no obligation. Award the badge to let others know that taking time to search through the blog’s archives is well worth the walk. We all have dusty archives that need brought back to the top of the pile again. As you visit fellow bloggers, take a moment and dig into their older archives to find a post you have not read. Let others know that you have found “Noteworthy Archives” worth digging for by leaving a message in their comments! Do the same if you are just checking out some new blogs. Let them know they can post a badge award to display so others may start to read their older posts that are hanging around with the dust bunnies in the dark and are just waiting for some fresh air.
Originally Posted on August 22, 2011 by Just Ramblin’ Pier as a post but now is a page.