I'm not always sure I'm honoring the blogging social contract, since anything being assigned or awarded to me seems to bring up my authority (Mom?) issues. Eva at My Colorful Research has addressed the awards issue in a post.
Also, on the general subject of prickliness, someone very innocently asked me here about using one of my images and I went to his blog and found some unattributed stuff, which caused me to give him quite the lecture (to the point where I'm feeling I was unnecessarily severe). There are some problems with the capitalist system . However, at this point we need currency to live, and images are what artists have. So, I hope people will think about asking first/giving credit when you see something cool on the web.
In any case, I did want to express my gratitude to the blogging community by inviting people, if they would like, to right click the above badge if they want to use it on their blog without attribution ( I will be putting some version of it on redbubble as a t-shirt). Edit: the red is hinky, not sure why - I will try to fix at some point. Also here are some other ones you can use if you like, and please leave suggestions in comments if there are any you would like to see, I will definitely be doing more in the future (I have one planned in relation to Cthulhu's little helper).
Here is one that could be put up when you were in a mood to either warn people, or gain sympathy and possibly expressions of support. If it were in British English, of course, it would be a sticky situation, so I will leave that to a British illustrator.