Yes that’s right, I was nominated, but I graciously declined. It’s "Best Everything in the Universe" or nothing, as far as I’m concerned. Who wants to only be the Best Blog of all Time? Hell I already am that!
The other day I mentioned in passing that I wasn’t nominated for anything in the Blogger’s Choice Awards (well, okay have it your way, I wrote a lengthy post about it). You may recall that there was absoposilutely no rancor involved, in fact I fully supported the situation, and further, I said that if I was nominated that I would decline.
Well it turns out that I did get nominated, and while I would probably have been chuffed if it was a real nomination (more on this later), I said that I didn’t want to be nominated and I’m nothing if not
stubborn to the point of stupidity a man of principle. So, that being the case, here is the reply I received from Jamie Gillespie this morning in response to my request to him:-
Thank you for contacting the Blogger’s Choice Awards! I have removed your nomination at your request.
See, it wasn’t simply a ploy on my part to garner sympathy in the hopes that some kind soul would nominate me for something (anything). As I told you, I actually I don’t want to be part of all this gratuitous award giving that seems to be plaguing the blogoshpere of late, and it’s not just because I don’t get nominated for the girlie stuff either.
Now back to the nomination itself…
Given that it was for the "Best Blog of All Time" (a rather humble title don’t you think? and one that neatly fits my self image), I would have expected a somewhat flowery and complimentary description, along the lines of… "This well written blog is full of wit and wisdom. The superbly crafted essays manage to capture the essence of what blogging is all about. Readers are randomly regaled with side splitting observations about life, transported to a world of adventure through startlingly descriptive anecdotes, or shown the sublime joys of pet ownership with some of the most expressive pictures seen anywhere on the internet. The cast of characters are as endearing as they are amazing. You owe it to yourself to read the Dingo!"
Well, at least that’s what I would have liked to have seen, however you may prefer what was actually written… "If angrily ranting against nothing was an artform this guy would be Van Gogh. He’s a bellowing, angry, raving lunatic and I fear for the safety of the world if he doesn’t win this award. Seriously, the guy is a total nutjob. You should totally vote for him."
Here’s a clue…"Alright, you roguish hooligan. You’ve just been nominated for Best Blog Ever In The History of the Whole World. And not only did I nominate you, but I also voted for you. Why? Because you’re annoying. Also, because you do crack me up on a regular basis". – Jenny.
That was from the comments of the post that I wrote about not being nominated. I thought she was just bullshitting so I didn’t even bother to check out the site, it was only when Marnie told me about it that I went to see for myself. Turns out she was telling the truth! Ha ha ha ha! Jenny you wascal! Touché.
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