It’s New: The Pyramid Blogger Award!

I so appreciate all those who have nominated me for awards, and I really do take it as a compliment.  That said, I have not accepted as yet only because the awards seem rather like chain letters.  They have all those requirements involved; and besides, there’s no cash!

So after at least 2 minutes thought, I have decided to start a new and more efficient blog award:  The Pyramid Blogger!

Here’s how it works:

All those who follow my blogs, here and on Blogspot, and all you perfect strangers who have just randomly happened by, click on the Pay Pal link below.  You deposit a mere $10 in my account to get this ball rolling.

Then you set up an account and have all your followers deposit $10 in your account.  Give them the same instructions as I am giving you here.  You can ask them to cite something interesting about themselves if you want, but I don’t care, and you probably won’t either once the cash starts flowing in.

Out of your followers’ contributions, I only require $5.  With each level of exposure, my portion is reduced a dollar.  As the pyramid expands, I will graciously cap my commission at $2.

See how it goes?  This way we can all get some cash to justify the many hours spent creating and blogging and responding to “Likes.”  

So start by clicking the link below and see the cash roll in.  Don’t forget my cut or I will unfriend you!  (Or is that a Facebook thing?)

I am not responsible for hate mail.  Euros and gold gladly accepted in addition to dollars.  Canadian loonies and toonies must be mailed directly to my mother.

PAYPAL [ press here ]



About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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56 Responses to It’s New: The Pyramid Blogger Award!

  1. So many awards – so little time… this one has potential

  2. Susan Gaddis says:

    I knew you would show me the money. Ha!

  3. juliemckay says:

    Where’s the link? I want to be as high up in the up-line as possible to cash in and then have everyone like my blog! LOL – great idea!
    I agree with you awards can often feel like beauty pageants, especially when they have requirements attached to them.
    Although some awards are truly legit, they are the ones without gimmicks.
    I once received a “nomination” for “Best Therapist” in my town. The hook was I had to send them only $129 dollars to receive my trophy or $89 for my plaque. The give-away that it was a hokey was that I hadn’t worked there for two years.

  4. dogear6 says:

    I’ve gotten several awards that I haven’t acknowledged as yet and you’re right – it’s like a chain letter. The people who gave it to me meant it with their heart, but after a while they just keep coming around and around to the same people.

    I do like your idea though. . . I have to try that.


  5. Christine says:

    Oh, hubby & I both had to laugh about this one. Alas, I’m afraid I might not have enough people liking me to get my $10 back. Do you do refunds, just in case?
    And nobody has offered me a “Best Therapist” award or I might have taken it, just to have a plaque like that to display.
    Awards can be nice. I got “Founder’s Prize” once for a poem I sent to Utmost Christian Writers — that gave me a nice boost.

  6. tootlepedal says:

    I don;t use PayPal so I would have sent you a cheque but sadly the nurse has taken my chequebook away.

  7. SL Schildan says:

    I can tell this is legit because you didn’t also want my SS# and bank account, nor my first born son whose actually kind of busy right now and he would have to bring his kids, his dog, the fish, and his wife.

    I haven’t accepted awards either which is okay because I can’t figure out how to upload the award badge, so that kind of nips it in the bud. 😉

  8. Lindy Lee says:

    Have 5 awards waiting in the wings, not acknowledged or posted on my site for all the same reasons mentioned. Feeling guilty for seeming ungrateful, especially in the light of the ones who get it done, rules included. Appreciate the $ humor, apronhead. Look forward to your next clever post. I never was much of a money maker. Life’s too short…

    • What I do is thank the person who has nominated me and then just explain why. They are giving a compliment, and that’s awesome and so should be appreciated without jumping through the other hoops.

  9. This pyramid award is a fantastic idea. Way to go entrepreneurship. I completely agree with the award chain letters, while you feel honored to be nominated I don’t think an evil dingo will eat all your posts if you don’t carry on the award.

  10. Cara Olsen says:

    Bahaha! Truthfully, I thought you were serious for a moment . . . Coincidentally, I was nominated for an award this week, and as you know, the rules stipulate I do this and that, and a little of this, and a little more of that. I am honored, most definitely, but I don’t think i will be pouring that much energy into writing a post of that nature again. That being said, I nominated you. LOL! I don’t follow all that many blogs, many of which are not versatile, but I did want to tell you, even if you have no plans to carry the Versatility forth. 🙂


  11. hello, ms. lily,

    why, you’re not just a poet and a teacher, you’re a business-minded person, too! some people are really all-around, i can see… err, how much earnings already? lols! 🙂

  12. Isla White says:

    Hey Apron, I still feel new to blogging and was very proud to be nominated for anything associated with it – whether it be a pyramid, versatility or statue award blog, I am pleased. Also I haven’t written a blog in over a fortnight after my 4 year old dog Jasper died unexpectedly. The nomination pulled me out of my blog block and gave me a focus. Whatever the ultimately purpose of the original award system was I am unsure. However, for me it served a great purpose in being able to write something random, be grateful to the person who nominated me and also a chance for me to say of the blogs I’ve read which ones I liked. That said, I would love the pyramid award!

    • I’m glad it helped you–that’s cool. Losing a pet is so hard. I’m sorry for your loss.

      I am hopelessly sarcastic, and I couldn’t help myself but design a facetious award. Mmm, haven’t got any 10 spots yet, though. 🙂

  13. Judy says:

    hahaha….this is great! Love your Award!
    I do appreciate that people want to say nice things about my blog by giving me the awards. I do feel they are honest about it. And I’ve thanked them profusely.
    But, it takes so much time. I’ve never liked or done chain letters and never thought of awards that way until you wrote about it.
    Good points, Lily! er, um….I don’t have my wallet. 😉

  14. Bummer. I guess I liked this already. I have a couple awards to deal with. When I used to blog about anything and everything I didn’t mind the awards, but they seem odd now.
    Oh did you ever look at the Decorah eagles? I checked on them today. They are getting big!

  15. Reblogged this on Apronhead and commented:

    Just in case those who have nominated me for awards wonder why they don’t see them, this should kind of explain my reasoning . . . or lack thereof. 🙂

  16. jmgoyder says:

    hahahahahaha – I feel exactly the same as you do re the awards!

  17. pattisj says:

    I can’t get the button to work either, so I’ll leave the $$$$$$$$$$ here. Don’t spend it all in one place. Awards are nice until blogging takes over life.

  18. dorannrule says:

    Great idea Lilly. My cheque is in the mail!

  19. Shez says:

    Such a happy romp down memory lane and it only improved with age! Did you ever get my cheque? I put it in the mail on Feb 8, 2012 so your nest egg must be growing huge by now! 😉

  20. reneeboomer says:

    too funny. I love your post. I won’t be giving you any monies as Christine says I have to share it with her. ha ha Have a great day. Renee 🙂

  21. Margie says:

    I don’t want to discourage awards – it is nice when someone actually likes me. But I don’t really want to burden others with the requirements of these awards either. So I simply have an awards page that lists all the people who give those things to me. But the paypal pyramid scheme is an ingenious one – I’ll have to give it some thought…

  22. Lindy Lee says:

    WordPress being the basically legal, imaginary exercise & slightly voyeuristic practice it is,
    please accept my contribution to your proposition: $$$

    P.S. Tee! Hee!

  23. I’d like to reblog this post tomorrow if it’s okay with you — and mention your new blog address as well.

  24. Reblogged this on Christine's Collection and commented:
    Lilly and I must share a few undefined Irish-humor genes, ’cause I think some of her posts are really funny. In this case, not only is the post itself humorous, but the comments are good for a chuckle, too.

    (Mind you, in this case maybe it’s the Scot in me that finds this plan so appealing?)

    You can read her latest musings on her new blog:

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