Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The inimitably conscientious blogger Argentum Vulgaris rather kindly included me in his list of favoured bloggers, and nominated me the above award which, even though it's missing a 'U' is greatly appreciated.
The catch (there's always a bleedin' catch ain't there?) is that I have to nominate eight blogs that I follow for a similar honour, and include the following text in my acceptance post:
“These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.”
I'm not interested in self-aggrandizement me. In fact, I wouldn't wear one if it was hand-stitched by Queen Boudicca herself, with "I hate Romans" graffitoed with gilt into the hem, and yes I do so know what self-aggrandizement means actually. It was a very popular style of corset worn a couple of thousand years ago.
As AV points out, it's not hard to choose blogs that fit this award. The hard part is choosing the ones not to include. As a subjective cut off point, I'll only go for ones that have quite a lot of posts, because they've toiled more for my entertainment, bless their little dancing monkey hearts:
1. Girl Interupted
2. Madame DeFarge
5. Miss Alaineus
6. Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin
There you go. That's practically a random selection of the blogs I follow, and I can heartily recommend having a look at both them and my entire 'followy' list because it would appear I have really good taste in blogs.
I urge you to check them out and comment, preferably favourably, but as some of them are complete comment-whores they won't mind what you write.