Kick Ass Blogger?

It’s all too apparent to me now that this interthing is full of absolute tosh that I place no value on whatsoever. The idea of people passing awards around to each other whenever the urge takes them just diminishes the value of everything if you ask me.

I mean look at this. I’ve been nominated as a Kick Ass Blogger. As if I’m going to put it up here and, like, feel a silly little glow of pride because someone thought of my blog and sent it to me. As if I’m going to visit it when I’m supposed to be doing other things like feeding my children. And check on the traffic too often just to see how many others have genuflected before my obvious wit, charm and wisdom. Damn pride. No sir, you misunderestimate me if you think that I’m going to commit one of the deadliest sins just for that piece of vanity. Or is that two of the deadliest sins? (You see how creeping these things are? You see?)

But I’m not a complete churl, and I do not want to offend others needlessly. So even though I hold it in no esteem whatsoever, I will say a polite thank you to Yankee who passed this ‘award’ on to me and is obviously an erudite, thoughtful and totally hot blogger, despite her weakness for shiny things that I put no value on whatsoever. And I will also follow the rule and give respect to MammaDawg who is Christian and obviously designed this award from a completely Christian perspective of charity and doing unto others etc. Misguided, of course, but sweet.

Ok, so I thanked the giver and mentioned the creator. But beyond that I am not playing the game. I’m not going to push this chainmail on five people who I respect in Blogitania like Sharon who’s far too busy with the signal boxes up there on the Northern Line, or enc who’s almost as stylish as I am myself, or Xbox who is definitely too busy for this kind of tawdriness. I’m not going to pretend to be impressed by K8 the Gr8 so that I can drag her into this and I most definitely, assuredly and with utter certainty am not going to ask Elbog to partake of this nonsense.

No. I’m sorry. These awards are the kind of self-referential and self-reverential dweebism that gives this beautiful interland a bad name and I’m not going to dignify them with any acknowledgement whatsoever. To paraphrase Winnie Mandela Churchill, it’s the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put.

Apologies to my normal readers (ie non-blogfreaks). Normal service will resume shortly.

9 comments on “Kick Ass Blogger?

  1. Sharon says:

    Oh yes this kind of thing stinks. I mean, I’m trying to control my ego, keep the beast in check, which given that I’m a very small player in the interwebs, isn’t at all hard usually.

    But now this! I won’t get a tap of work done today I’ll be so busy preening.

  2. You knew it was my birthday didn’t you!

    Of course I’m far too busy for the likes of this, that’s why I have a page dedicated to them…

    Yes, I’m sad and pithy.

    Thank you very much sir, it’s very much appreciated.

  3. enc says:

    Gee, Nick, you sure don’t like to play ball! πŸ˜‰

    What a good sport you are. You deserve the award.

    Congratulations. πŸ˜€

  4. Sister Wolf says:

    I didn’t even know that Churchill and Winnie were related!!! You totally deserve the award!

  5. Christine says:

    You definitely kick some butt!


  6. K8 says:

    Excellently wordeded sir. It gave me palpitations. Fair doos, mate!

  7. Elbog says:

    Thank you for not asking, as I have not responded to the same ass-kicking from her Yankness. To be not recognized by you is more than it might appear to be; as such it is not to be discounted, so thank you again for not asking and not recognizing. I do sir, however, recoil from being called a ‘blogfreak’. I’m not going to dignify that with anything more, so as to not appear more dweebish than I already most certainly do not. You’ve wrinkled my tinfoil helmet, sir, and I’m not sure if it will withstand another pressing.
    Good Day.

  8. Barbara says:

    Aw, heck, and I was hoping this was your ‘normal service’. Sigh. Onto the next one….

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