What? More awards?

Well, I managed to get through the nomination process for the 2007 Weblog Awards without having my name mentioned, which is unusual for an odd-numbered year, but I’ll take it.

And closer to home, we now have the Red Stater Worst Blog in Oklahoma award, for which the prize is a symbolic bronzed moonbat. I’m not up for that either, apparently.

On the larger subject of awards in general, a few people have wondered if my official diffidence indicates that at some point I got turned off by the process. And actually, I haven’t: someone disgruntled would not have driven the 200 miles to Tulsa and back for the presentation of this year’s Okie Blog Awards. But I have generally mixed emotions about public opinion: it’s a lot easier for me to shrug it off when it’s unfavorable or stupid or simply wrong if I don’t embrace it too enthusiastically on those occasions when it tilts my way. And I figure that anybody who’s looked at this site more than a few times has already decided that yes, this is worth the time, or no, how did this crap ever get into my RSS feeds in the first place, so it’s not like I’m having to reinvent myself, Madonna-like, every few years in a desperate attempt to retain some portion of the audience’s attention.

Which is, I suppose, another way of saying that there’s a spot for me that doesn’t reek of “avatar of a new age” grandiosity but isn’t quite on the level of “another dork with an attitude problem.” I’m still obviously looking for it.


  1. McGehee »

    20 October 2007 · 3:19 pm

    Hey! Just what is wrong with being “another dork with an attitude problem,” anyway?

  2. CGHill »

    20 October 2007 · 3:28 pm

    I’m waiting for this to show up as someone’s blog tagline. (As it stands, I am the only Google hit for “another dork with an attitude problem”.) It’s just a matter of time.

  3. Dwight »

    20 October 2007 · 3:41 pm

    I know it’s fairly simple, but if you don’t like a blog…then DON’T read it. How difficult is that? I’d rather be a dork of any attitude than a loser who spends his time perusing blogs he already knows he doesn’t like. My RSS feed is, by any sane measure, already too full as it is.

  4. McGehee »

    21 October 2007 · 9:07 am

    I’m waiting for this to show up as someone’s blog tagline.

    And to think I settled (however briefly) for “King of the Boreblogs™.”

  5. Tam »

    22 October 2007 · 9:35 am

    I didn’t get nominated for anything.

    But then I get more traffic than the awards site does, so my feelings aren’t too hurt. ;)

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