This morning I was perusing a blog post by The League of Dark Witch and Wizards (this will take you to the exact post) that pointed out a current trend in the blog o'sphere. The trend of awards that come with strings and "pass it on" instructions. While on the face of it this seems like a great community building tool and an awesome pat on the back I think that all may not be as it seems. If you read the original post she has some awesome points and analogies, as well as a polite and very witchy solution!
Long story short- I now have an award's cauldron on the side of my page (which she graciously provided, thank you!).
Take a look yourself, you might find a creative solution to this situation=).